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Open days

Prior to the day:
  Do I need to book for an open day?

Yes we would ask you to register for our open days to allow us to plan the day most effectively. You can pre book a place by clicking on to our open day pages. Once you pre register there is no need to check in on the day itself. 

If you are a teacher bringing a school group we would ask you to do the same. You can email us on studenthelp@dcu.ie for any further help needed.

  I can't attend any open days, what else can I do?

We always try to accommodate people at a time that is convenient for them. You can get in touch with us on studenthelp@dcu.ie and we would be happy to arrange a tour with a student ambassador. 

Alternatively we have a virtual online tour video which can give you a sense of what DCU has on offer. 

Please note: Under 18 year olds need to be accompanied by an adult for individual tours  

  How do I ge to DCU?

To get to any of our campuses you can click here for all the transport information you need. There are several ways to get it by car, public transport or bike. 

  Can I bring other people with me?

Yes everyone is welcome to DCU. We would just ask the prospective student to register to allow us to plan the day most effectively.

  I have some further questions..

We would be happy to help you out further if you need.

You can contact anyone of our student recruitment team for more information on DCU. 

 
 On the day:
  What do I do when I arrive?

Prior to the event we would ask you to download the open day guide to familiarise yourself with what you want to see and do (To save time you can download/ print it out). When you arrive you are on your own time but some tips are below:

Tip 1: Pick up your open day welcome bag at any of our information points- It includes a guide of what is going on, a prospectus and some goodies!

Tip 2:  Make your way to the course stands to talk to lecturers and students

Tip 3: Attend some course talks (Please note some talks can be very busy so give yourself plenty of time)

Tip 4: Join a campus tour to see the campus in detail

Tip 5: Ask some questions. DCU staff and students would be delighted to help you on the day with anything

  Do I have to arrive at a certain time for an open day?

Our open day guides will give you a complete breakdown of whats going on. You can come at any time during the times advertised. Please be aware that subject talks and tours talk place at different times so you should plan your day according to what information you hope to get and what you want to see.

You can attend as many subject talks as you like on the day. The length of the talks can vary so please allow sufficient time in your day to get to everything you have planned. 
 

  Can you see the different campuses that DCU has on offer?

DCU holds a number of different open days throughout the year. With different open days being held on different campuses.

November open day: Our Glasnevin campus is open to see Friday 17th and Saturday 18th, while our St Patricks campus and All Hallows campus is fully open Saturday 18th. (Some campus tours only will take place on Friday 18th on the St Patricks and All Hallows campus)

January infromation evening: This will take place on our Glasnevin campus

TY Open day:This will take place on our Glasnevin campus

June Open day: This will take place on our Glasnevin campus 

  I want to talk to a number of departments such as finance and sports. Will they be there and will I have enough time?

At our November open days all faculties and department staff (sports, access, disability, mature, finance, student support, accommodation) will be available for the day so you will have plenty of time to ask them all the questions you need.

  Is parking available and how do I get to DCU?

Parking is available on both the Glasnevin (Multi story car park) and St Patricks campuses. However parking places may be limited depending on the time of day you arrive.  
 

  I would like to talk to some current students, will there be any there?

By talking to a current student it can really give you a unique insight into whats its actually like to be a student and what a particular course is all about. At our open days in November we will have over 150 currents students working throughout the day for example. Some will be at faculty stands, some will be at subject talks and some will be just around the campus. They will be wearing a "Can I help" top so feel free to ask them any questions you have.

  Is there food and drink available on the day?

Our DCU campuses have a number of options. You can choose from any of our canteens, cafes, salad bar or Spar shop.