See the Impact

Donor Impact

TU Dublin donors help us to enhance the experience of our students, our staff and our communities. They support programmes providing access to education for marginalised communities, help us to transform our educational facilities and help our communities to develop closer links with TU Dublin.

Access to Apprenticeship programme

In 2017/2018, 48 students took part in a 12-week programme at TU Dublin Bolton Street to support their progression into a trade apprenticeship. Of these 48 students, 25 have gained plumbing, electrical and other apprenticeship positions with a range of employers in Dublin.

Access to Apprenticeship’s overarching mission is to support young people from areas of socio-economic disadvantage and minority groups to secure an apprenticeship and the opportunity of a rewarding career. The programme, which addresses challenges such as lack of social capital and workplace confidence, gives students a taste of the 14 apprenticeships on offer at TU Dublin as well as employer engagement opportunities and a two-week work placement.

 TU Dublin Access to appreticeship programme donor impact

The success of the programme depends on the employers who offer an initial work placement and ultimately employ the young person as a full-time apprentice.

We’re grateful to the following employers who are working hand in hand with us to support the young people on our programme: Jones Engineering, Designer Group, Dublin Bus, Dublin City Council, ESB, CJK Engineering, John Paul Construction, Sisk, and Winthrop

Thank you also to our external advisory board members who are providing invaluable support and guidance to the programme.

The invaluable contribution of our donors

The TU Dublin community is very grateful for the support of our donors. The philanthropic gifts that we receive contribute in many ways, such as:

  • helping to develop the state-of-the-art campus at Grangegorman
  • supporting TU Dublin to develop new and innovative programmes
  • providing scholarships to support deserving students
  • ensuring that students can benefit by using cutting-edge equipment

Philanthropy has a key role to play in leveraging funds and enhancing the resources that can be offered to current and future generations of students.

Thank you to all our donors. The stories in our reports could not be told without your generosity and commitment.

2017 Report

2016 Report

TU Dublin Foundation Impact Report

Creating opportunities

The is a one-year preparation course for any student returning to education. It supports students who have experienced educational disadvantage and do not currently meet minimum entry requirements for third-level programmes. 

It is a multidisciplinary programme that prepares students for entry into undergraduate programmes in Science & Health, Engineering & Built Environment, Business and Arts & Tourism. Students who successfully complete the programme are offered a place on an appropriate undergraduate course at TU Dublin. 

The programme forms part of TU Dublin’s commitment to extending access to education to people and groups from areas and communities where there has not been a strong tradition of participation in third-level education. It’s of particular benefit to adults who have been out of education for a long time, or who did not complete a Leaving Certificate. In addition we welcome applications from people whose skills no longer allow them to access the labour market. 

 TU Dublin Access Foundation Programme Students Louise Finnegan and Nkasiobi Uche receiving the Enterprise Rent-a-Car Grant

AFP Students Louise Finnegan and Nkasiobi Uche receiving the Enterprise Rent-a-Car Grant