DCU Information event for Academy players

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As part of our partnership with DCU, announced earlier this year, we will be hosting a special information event for Shelbourne FC players and parents/guardians on 13 October at DCU’s campus in Glasnevin. This event is for players who are currently attending secondary school (1st – 6th years inclusive) and would like to find out more about 3rd level educational opportunities. We will also be providing information for parents who may be considering returning to education as a mature student.

Whilst information will be provided on Scholarships and Elite Entry schemes, the event will also include lots of general information on subject choices, student grants (SUSI), the CAO application form, alternative entry routes, etc.

The event will begin at 1pm with a general discussion of education and sport featuring:

  • Lynn Craven (Shelbourne FC WNL, Irish U19 International, DCU Scholarship Player)
  • Fiona Hudson (Dublin LGFA, DCU Access Officer)
  • David O’Connor (Shelbourne FC CEO, former UCD Scholarship Player)

Experts from DCU will provide information on key topics relevant to all students who are considering 3rd level education, whether combined with sport or not. The event will end at approx. 3pm with tours of the facilities at DCU.

We expect the event to be very popular and well-attended so please let us know in advance if you will be coming along and the secondary school the player attends. We would also welcome any questions that you might have in advance, either for the panel or for DCU’s Access Staff. There will be plenty of opportunities to ask questions on the day but we will note any questions that are sent in in advance and try to address them as part of the presentation.

If you are planning to attend, please send an email to dcuevent@shelbournefc.ie with the following information before Sep 30:

  • Player's name, school and year
  • Age
  • Shelbourne FC team and coach’s name
  • Any questions you would like to have answered on the day