Transparency & Accountability in Law and Politics Conference

By Annelieke Mooij On the 15th of March the Research Conference on Transparency and Accountability took place. Over 40 people gathered in the U-building on DCU Glasnevin campus to talk about transparency and accountability in law and politics. With delegates from various universities throughout Ireland and Europe it was a very exciting day. Topics ranged…

Tell It Straight 2019

The Tell It Straight communications competition challenges research students to communicate their research, and its potential impact, to a non-specialist audience in a concise, dynamic and innovative way. Now in its seventh year at DCU, this year’s competition received a record number of entries, which eventually became a shortlist of 16 finalists, across three separate…

Presenting my thesis in 3 minutes in French

DCU Irish Research Council Scholar Aparajita Dey-Plissonneau was winner of the “audience vote” category of the My Thesis in 3 minutes in French #MT3F competition, held in March 2018 in Trinity College Dublin. The scientific and cultural service of the French Embassy in Ireland then illustrated her thesis presentation as a comic strip. This was showcased as part…

Irish Postgraduate Research Conference

DCU was delighted to host the first Irish Postgraduate Research Conference (IPRC) on November 8 and 9. The inaugural IPRC event, with the theme ‘Research Contributing to Society’, was officially opened by Prof Daire Keogh, Deputy President of DCU. One of the stated aims of the IPRC is to establish itself as a forum for…

Postgraduate Research Student Orientation & Induction

Next month we look forward to welcoming new students to DCU’s graduate research community. Incoming students will join a vibrant and diverse academic environment, spread over three teaching campuses and numbering over 750 graduate researchers. In addition to Postgraduate Orientation Day on Friday 21 September, the Graduate Studies Office organises an extended induction programme for…

Tell It Straight Competition 2018

The final of this year’s Tell It Straight competition took place on DCU’s Glasnevin Campus on Wednesday 7 March 2018. Attendees were welcomed to the event by the Director of Graduate Studies, Dr Joseph Stokes, and Prof Brian MacCraith, President of DCU, provided the opening remarks. In total, 15 finalists were shortlisted and all five of…

Postgraduate Christmas Tea & Coffee Morning

Due to the success of the Postgraduate Tea & Coffee morning in October, the Graduate Studies Office in conjunction with the Postgraduate Society held a Christmas Tea & Coffee morning on the Glasnevin Campus on the 13th December 2017. There was a great turn-out of like-minded postgraduate students who discussed their research, plans for the…

Postgraduate Tea & Coffee Morning

The Graduate Studies Office in conjunction with the Postgraduate Society held their first Tea & Coffee morning in the Seed Room, Albert College, Glasnevin Campus on the 26th October 2017. There was a great turn out of approximately 50 postgraduate students from all faculties and schools which enabled like-minded students to gather to discuss their…

Postgraduate Perspective – Rashmi Gupta

Why did you choose to do your PhD at DCU? I am from a city in the northern part of India. I was always taught one thing,  to dream big and make those dreams possible with actions. From a very young age, I have been up-to-date with the advancements of computer technology, which has always…

Postgraduate Perspective – Bitopi Dutta

Bitopi Dutta is a native of North East India and in her second year of a PhD.  Bitopi is studying in the School of Law and Government on the DCU Glasnevin Campus.  What has been your experience of living in Ireland and Dublin in relation to the city and culture? Although at the beginning it…

Postgraduate Perspective

The Graduate Studies Office hopes to bring you regular articles from research students in relation to their research, life at DCU and for some, how they have adapted to life in Dublin and Ireland. Our first postgraduate student is Maxime Le Mée.  Maxime is from France, studying for a PhD in the School of Theology,…