A DCU student has been selected as one of 60 finalists who will present papers at the General Assembly of the United Nations Headquarters in New York.

Luke McCluskey, a third year Global Business (Spain) student, said he was absolutely over the moon to have been chosen as a winner. The first two years of Luke’s degree were spent in DCU and he is currently studying in Madrid, Spain as part of the programme.

He said:

“I am absolutely over the moon to have been chosen as a winner. I am extremely grateful for everything DCU has given me and I would like to thank all the DCU lecturers I have had since I began my studies, without whom none of this would have been possible. DCU is a wonderful university, and I hope to represent it as best I can at the United Nations”.

The students will travel on an all-expenses-paid trip to New York at the end of this month to present action plans related to the United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. They will attend a Global Youth Forum at Hofstra University, Hempstead New York to help prepare for their presentations.

Luke McCluskey is the first Irish person to win the Many Languages, One World competition which is run by ELS Language Services and the United Nations Academic Impact.

The competition received 3,635 entries from 165 countries around the world. Students had to submit essays written in one of the six UN official languages that was not their first language. Luke submitted his essay in Spanish and discussed the important role that multilingualism plays in fostering global citizenship and cultural understanding.

He was then selected as one of the 60 finalists following an interview process.

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Congratulations to Doireann Sheelan, a DCU Executive MBA student, who received a Special Award for her individual contribution at the recent MBA Association of Ireland Strategy Challenge competition, held recently at Waterford Institute of Technology.

Doireann was part of team, with fellow Executive MBA Students Kalum King, Neil Curran and James Cannon, who presented on the case study “Turkish Airlines – Widen Your World”. While they did not win the competition (the prize went to WIT) they acquitted themselves admirably receiving great praise from the judges for the depth of their analysis.


DCU Executive MBA Team (Kalum King, Neil Curran and James Cannon)

This annual competition, hosted by the MBA Association of Ireland (MBAAI), attracts entrants from all the universities and institutes of technology in Ireland that run MBA programmes. Peter McNamara, Professor of Management & Head of School at NUI Maynooth, and Chairperson of the competition, commented: “All four of the teams did a very good job of analysing the case and making recommendations, especially under considerable time pressure.”

The DCU Executive MBA is now recruiting ambitious participants for September 2016.

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Pictured is the DCU MBA team with the MBA Association of Ireland President Alacoque McMenamin,

Congratulations to DCU Business School student Garron Clarke (BSc in Marketing Innovation and Technology 2014 & MSc in Digital Marketing 2016) who has won the An Post Smart Marketing Student of the Year award for 2016.

The An Post Student Smart Marketing Campaign of the Year Award recognises excellence in marketing strategy, design and creativity. Garron, who is currently carrying out the Masters in Digital Marketing in DCU Business School, was awarded for  his campaign ‘The Chronicle’.