A number of our current students and graduates enjoyed a great weekend of success at the Athletics Ireland GloHealth National Senior Championships in Morton Stadium, Santry on the weekend.

Current students to win national medals included Catherine Mc Manus (MINT & MMK) who placed 2nd in the 200m and 2nd as part of her club’s 4x400m team,  Cormac Kelly (MINT) who came 3rd  in the 1500m and Sarah McCarthy (AF) who placed 3rd in the Long Jump. Of our recent graduates, Mark Christie (MFCM, BBS) came 2nd in the 10,000m.

After the championships, nine DCU athletes (past/present) were selected to compete at the European Track & Field Championships in Amsterdam from July 6th – 10th. DCUBS Masters student Catherine McManus was amongst those selected and gained a place on the Women’s 4x100m Relay squad.

The Nissan Generation Next programme is designed to support ambitious Irish people, from whatever walk of life, who have the drive and determination to become tomorrow’s leaders. DCU Business School graduates Shane Carthy (BBS 2014, MSc Business Strategy 2015) and Ryan Scott (BBS 2014) have been named as finalists in this years edition.

Shane Carthy

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Shane has battled adversity to become a club All-Ireland winning footballer and an integral part of the Dublin Senior Football team. His sporting goal is to win an All-Ireland title with Dublin and his business goal is to help Ireland reach its renewable energy targets by 2020 through the introduction of sustainable and innovative energy solutions.

Vote for Shane here

Ryan Scott


Ryan is one of the founders of DropChef, who make cooking dinner easier by delivering all the ingredients to cook a healthy dinner, along with an easy-to-follow recipe, straight to your door. Each ingredient is pre-measured, saving you time, money and eliminating your food waste.

Vote for Ryan here

Voting closes on the 28th of June and you can vote once every 24hours.


DCU Business School Alumni are to hold the first in a series of half day workshop for graduates working in Finance and Accounting roles. The event will take place on the 8th October 2015 from 9.00am to 12.30pm in DCU.

The workshop will be delivered by three DCU Business School graduates who are in senior positions in BDO: Derek Henry (MBS Accounting 2002, BA Accounting & Finance 2001) who is Partner – Head of R&D Tax Services; Sinead Heaney (BA Accounting & Finance 1998) who is Partner in Charge Corporate Investment and Gavin Smyth (BBS 1998) who is Audit Director.

DCU Business School graduates who are members of the professional accounting bodies will be able to include attendance at this workshop as part of their portfolio when applying for CPD points. A certificate of attendance will be available on the day to all participants.

Sponsored by Lincoln Recruitment, this event is open only to DCU Business School graduates and current Master’s students, and there will be no charge.

The agenda for the day is:

Accounting and Tax for Innovation – Derek Henry 

a)      Overview of the R&D Tax Credits Regime

b)      Accounting for R&D Tax Credits

c)       Update on the KDB

Funding – Sinead Heaney 

a)      Overview of the Development Capital Fund 

b)      Overview of EIIS tax efficient saving (old BES) 

c)       Getting you company investment ready 

Accounting and Company Law matters – Gavin Smyth 

a)      Overview of FRS102 and key reminders ahead of transition

b)      Companies Act 2014 – financial statement impact


Graduates can register via Eventbrite here.