Mature Students

DCU recognises that deciding to return to study as a mature student is an important and life changing decision. Receiving your offer is an exciting time but it can also present some challenges and worries. To assist in your academic, personal and professional development DCU has designed a range of supports. Please use the tabs below to access information about our supports on each campus.

DCU Glasnevin Campus


Mature Student Officer   Orla StaffordAdministrator   Denise Doherty
Email: Email:
Phone: 01 700 69 87Phone: 01 884 20  04

CG78 Henry Grattan Building (Glasnevin Campus)  


C101 (St Patrick's Campus)                                                         


 Information for all Mature Students:

Applying to DCU as a Mature Student

So, you are interested in studying for a third level qualification?  Perhaps you are motivated by the chance to embark on a new career or to progress further your existing career.  Maybe you wish to fulfill a long-held ambition of obtaining a university degree or simply have a desire to learn more about a discipline that interests you.  Whatever your motivation, DCU aims to support you, as a mature student, in achieving your goals.

As your first step we suggest you familiarise yourself with our courses  and the specific academic course requirements.  You will find information on applying to DCU as a mature student . If you would like to discuss our courses or applying as a mature student please contact or (01) 7006846 / 7005080 / 7008510.

Supports for Mature Students in DCU

 One to One Meetings

Our Mature Student Officer is available to answer any questions you have during your time in DCU.  They  can be contacted on (01) 7006987 or When booking an appointment, it is always advisable to outline the areas you would like to cover during your meeting.

Student Learning

DCU provides a range of workshops and online tutorials to support your learning.  We have a dedicated student learning page which will assist you throughout your time in DCU.  It is worth famililiarising yourself with these pages early in the Semester, so that you know where to go when you need to start writing assignments.

Professional Development 

DCU Careers service offers invaluable advice to all students.  Their mature student page contains information which will enable you to make a smooth transition into employment.


Upcoming events and important dates are listed on on Google calendar.


DCU St Patrick's Campus

The mature student officer is based on the DCU Glasnevin Campus Monday, Wednesday-Friday in room CG78 and on the St. Patrick's Campus every Tuesday in room A106.  Orla is accessible via email: or by phone on  (01) 700-6987.