TU Dublin Blanchardstown Open Evening , Wednesday September 4th, 5pm-7pm


With 28,500 students TU Dublin, Ireland’s first technological University, is the place where the arts, business, science, engineering and technology converge. Practice-based and research-informed, TU Dublin will create an inclusive and open learning experience offering pathways to graduation, from Apprenticeship to PhD, to a diverse range of students.

To learn all about what’s on offer at our Blanchardstown campus, we invite you to come along to our next Open Evening on Wednesday September 4th from 5pm to 7pm. This event will be of particular interest to anybody who intends commencing a Part Time Course or a Springboard Course in September 2019.

Aimed at school leavers, mature students, part time students, guidance counsellors, teachers, parents/guardians, this event will also be a great opportunity to learn about courses, meet with fellow students and staff and to see our state of the art campus.

Information Session for Parents & Guardians

We know that the parents and guardians of first time college goers can find the transition from 2nd to 3rd level a bit daunting. We have decided to host a special information session at our open evening to better assist parents and guardians as they support a young adult on their 3rd level journey. There will be two information sessions taking place on the evening:

Session 1 – 5:15pm
Session 2 – 6:00pm

To register for our open evening, please click here

For further info, please get in touch with our marketing team on 01 885 1530 or e-mail: info@itb.ie

TU Dublin Students Represent Ireland at World University Games 2019


Seven TU Dublin students are competing with Team Ireland in the World University Games which have been take place in Napoli since July 3rd. Overall, 54 Irish students have been selected to represent their country at the competition. From TU Dublin Blanchardstown, four students represent Ireland in Men & Women’s soccer: Michael Scott, Jamie Hollywood, Eleanor Ryan Doyle and Naoisha McAloon.

The women’s side kicked off their campaign first with a very impressive 1-0 win over 2017 Gold Medalists Brazil at the Stadio San Mauro. In their next game against Korea, Ireland enjoyed a 2-1 victory thanks to two goals by Eleanor Ryan Doyle whose two goals ensured Ireland topped their group to qualify for the Quarter finals against China.

Meanwhile the men started their campaign with a 3-2 win against a strong Korea side winning in Stadio San Mauro. Their second game saw Ireland take on Uruguay. Jamie Hollywood was part of the line-up for the Irish, whose strong display saw them draw 1-1 in the Stadio Pinto. The draw meant that Ireland joined the women’s team in the quarter finals by topping their group.

The Ladies Team saw their semi-final end as they were beaten 5-0 by a very strong North Korea in the Stadio Arechi. The ladies battled to the end but were unlucky against a side who are 13th in the FIFA World Rankings. Eleanor Ryan Doyle played the full 90 minutes. The Ladies still have the chance of winning a bronze medal as they take on either Japan or Russia in the Bronze Medal Game in Benvento on Friday 12th July.

The second quarter final saw the men bow out of the World University Games after a 1-0 defeat to Russia in a hot tempered game in Caserta. Russia however had a player sent off as Ireland pushed on for an equalizer but couldn’t fashion any clear cut chances. Ireland will now compete in the 5th-8th placed classifications with a match against Ukraine to come on Thursday 11th July.

The biennial World University Games, organised by FISU (The International University Sports Federation), is considered second only to the Olympics in terms of competing athlete numbers. In Naples, over 9,300 students from 128 countries will compete in 18 sports.

Team Ireland students will compete in the archery, athletics, men’s football, taekwondo and women’s football with the women’s football team first to see competitive action. The seven TU Dublin students selected to represent Ireland are:

Women’s Football

Eleanor Ryan Doyle
Club: Peamount United / TU Dublin
Position: Forward
Republic of Ireland Women’s National Under-19 football player

Naoisha McAloon
Club: Peamount United
Position: Goalkeeper
Republic of Ireland Women’s National Under-19 football player

Men’s Football

Joseph Manley
Club: Longford Town / TU Dublin
Position: Centre Back

Michael Scott
Club: Killester / TU Dublin
Position: Midfield

Jamie Hollywood
Club: Longford Town / TU Dublin
Position: Midfield


Jack Woolley
Irish Carded Athlete – World Class Category


Daniel Foley
Irish Senior Archer – Compound

Making a change to your CAO form? Think TU Dublin

When you completed your CAO form earlier this year, you probably had lots of distractions, but now that your exams are over, you have time to review your course choices with a clear head. TU Dublin has some tips to help you reconsider your choices.

Do Your Research

The main reason that students succeed in University is that they researched their options thoroughly and picked the programme that was right for them. There is still plenty of time, so spend the next couple of days reviewing each of your choices carefully. Don’t rely just on the names of programmes  – you’ll get a better understanding of what a course is about by reading a synopsis, what modules are covered, and what the learning outcomes are. You will find everything you need to know about TU Dublin courses on our website, www.tudublin.ie

Level 8 is great, but don’t forget level 6 and 7!

You may feel confident that you will get the points for your favourite course, but the demand and therefore the points could still go up. Our advice is to look at Level 6/7 programmes in similar subjects so that you have more options available once CAO offers issue in August.  If you do decide to take an offer for Level 6/7, you can use that as your pathway to an honours degree later on.

Check entry requirements again

Double-check the entry requirements for top choices. In some cases, students may have dropped from a Higher to an Ordinary level paper or decided not to sit a subject without realising this could affect their CAO choices.

Don’t be afraid to ask for advice

If you’ve been mulling over whether to change your preferences on the CAO, you might benefit from talking to someone else about it. Your school guidance counsellor or a teacher may be available to speak with you, and your parents and friends are also good people to bounce ideas off. TU Dublin will also be hand this week; you can join us during our live online CAO Chat taking place between 2:00 pm and 4:00 pm daily from 26 June to 28 June – see www.tudublin.ie.


Riversdale Community College Take Over 92.5 Phoenix FM Supported by TU Dublin


TU Dublin were delighted to support Transition Year and Leaving Cert Applied students from Riversdale Community College who recently participated in the Media Literacy and Interview Skills course at Phoenix FM.

Forty four students attended twenty workshops which ran over 4 hours between April 1st – May 24th. Delivered by industry professionals and radio trainers, the workshops covered a variety of practical and theoretical topics, as well hands-on radio recording. The students gained valuable career skills from the course, such as planning, researching, time management and teamwork and it has sparked a long-term interest in media production and theory for many students.

Participants also had an opportunity to visit the Phoenix FM radio studio, where they met staff and volunteers and witnessed first-hand what goes on behind the scenes at a busy radio studio. The students also took part in a question and answer session, received tuition from station staff and had an opportunity to go ‘on-air’ to talk about the training and the support given by TU Dublin in this endeavour. This experience will stay with the students for years to come.

As part of the course, each student ‘production team’ researched, planned and recorded an interview with people of interest from within their school. These interviews will form the ‘Riversdale Takeover, supported by TU Dublin’ week (broadcasting the week of June 3rd) and will showcase the worked carried out by the students at Phoenix FM.

An award ceremony took place in Blanchardstown Library on May 24th where a cross-section of students were presented with certificates of completion by 92.5 Vice Chairperson Tony Maycock and Mairead Murphy, Marketing & Development Manager at TU Dublin Blanchardstown. Station Manager Lynn Simpson and Tony Maycock offered words of encouragement for the students on their achievements and voiced appreciation to TU Dublin for their continued support. Teacher, Cathal McDaniel stated appreciation to 92.5 Phoenix FM for the delivery of work and to TU Dublin for their continued support on working with local communities and schools.

CAO Important Dates 2019

A list of important CAO dates for your diary:

1st July (17:15): Change of Mind closes

5th July: Round A offers for certain Non-Standard categories of applicants – applicants receive an offer by post, by e-mail and SMS text

22nd July (17:15): Exceptional closing date for late applications for those already attending a participating HEI

1st August: Round 0 offers for certain Non-Standard categories of applicant – applicants receive an offer by post, by e-mail and SMS text

Mid-August: Current year Leaving Certificate results issued

15th August: Round 1 offers available from 14:00 online – also issued by e-mail and SMS text.
Applicants who have not received an offer will receive a `Statement of Application` e-mail.

20th August: Available Place facility opens (12:00)

23rd August: Round 1 Acceptances closing date (17:15).

28th August: Round 2 offers available from 10:00 online.

30th August: Round 2 Acceptances closing date (17:15).

5th September: Round 3 offers available from 06:00 online.

11th September: Round 3 Acceptances closing date (17:15).

Early September: HEIs begin registration

Mid-September: Results of Leaving Certificate appeals released

25th September (17:15): Offer Season Ends.

“Fingal Bee Positive” Garden Scoops Gold at Bloom 2019


We are delighted to announce that “Fingal Bee Positive”, a show garden developed in partnership with TU Dublin and Fingal County Council, has won a Gold Medal in the Bloom 2019 Large Garden Category.

Designed by Jane McCorkell, Landscape Designer and Horticulture Lecturer at TU Dublin Blanchardstown, and developed in Partnership with Fingal County Council and DDLETB, the “Fingal Bee Positive” garden aims to emphasise the importance of pollinators within rapidly urbanising environments. The garden also demonstrates how to create and protect habitats for pollinators – including bees and many other insect species – within a usable, outdoor recreation space.

“Bee Positive” is a reflection of both TU Dublin and Fingal County Council’s commitment as a Pollinator Partner in the All Ireland Pollinator Plan and our recognition of the importance of Climate Action.

We congratulate all involved in this achievement.

For further information please visit www.fingalcoco.ie/bloom2019

‘Kaleidoscope’ – Creative Digital Media Showcase, Thursday 23rd of May

On Thursday 23rd of May, we are delighted to host “Kaleidoscope”, the annual End Of Year exhibition for final year Creative Digital Media students at TU Dublin – Blanchardstown campus.

This exhibition will showcase the very best in emerging digital talent and will include a diverse range of creatively crafted interactive design and motion projects, including work in Film-making, Animation, Visual FX, App Design, Installation, Documentary, Game Development, AR and VR.

The exhibitors this year are Aisling Power, Alan Murphy, Amanda Culligan, Andrew Rahaman, Ashley Farrell, Aoife Burke, Aqsa Khalid, Cian Daly, Conor Diggin, Conor Gunn, Diarmuid Costello, Dylan Lewis, Dylan Reilly, Eoghan O’Carroll, Jessica Abhilash, John Braga, Megan Bredin, Milaela Egan, Neil Doughty, Padraig Hawkins, Sarah Mooney, Sayonara Bittencourt, Shauna Sheridan-Donnelly, Stephen Coyle, Tobi Ilori and Zithelo Mthombeni.

An opening reception and preview will commence on Thursday 23rd of May from 6:30pm in Block A on the TU Dublin Blanchardstown campus. The show is also open all day Friday 24th of May and staff and students alike are encouraged to attend.

Course Coordinator, Hugh McCabe, said “The Kaleidoscope show is a fantastic opportunity to celebrate the wonderful work of our students on the Creative Digital Media programme. On show will be a range of projects in areas such as Interactive Storytelling, Short Film, Visual Effects, Digital Design, Installation and Gaming. It’s a great chance for potential employers to meet with the best of emerging digital talent and also a great chance for the general public to enjoy the creativity and innovation of a new generation of digital natives”.

Design,Technology and Innovation – An Exciting New Degree Programme at TU Dublin – Blanchardstown Campus

This year a brand new full time degree course will commence at TU Dublin-Blanchardstown Campus. The Bachelor of Science in Design,Technology and Innovation is an exciting and innovative course which will prepare graduates for a cutting-edge career in technology design.

Offered over 3-years at Level 7 and 4-years at Level 8, the course has been developed by a multi-disciplinary team of Engineers, Designers, Entrepreneurs and Business Leaders. Students can tailor their own journey through the programme with three specialist stream options: Wearable Technologies, Smart Systems or Entrepreneurship. Students will also be given the opportunity to gain deep project design experience for one entire semester within either local industry or internationally through one of our international partner Institutes.

Students will gain hands-on experience of managing, designing, prototyping and testing new technology systems and products. From 3D printing concept designs to developing innovative hardware and software solutions, graduates will have the hands-on practical skills to be able to work at the cutting edge of new technology development. Graduates will be able to work closely with specialist engineering and technology design teams, where they will lead the ideation and conceptualisation of technology solutions to real-world problems, using design thinking and the creative design process.

Applications can be made via the CAO until May 1st.


“20X20”: Female athletes show their stripes for International Womens Day at TU Dublin – Blanchardstown Campus

This isn't a women for women campaign it's an all society for all society 🙌🏼 big thanks to all students for taking part 🤗 and especially Eleanor Ryan Doyle, Tiffany Heary, Aimee Clarke and Naoisha Mc Aloon 💪🏼 #20×20 #Ifshecantseeitshecantbeit #INWD #showyourstripes

Posted by TU Dublin Blanchardstown Campus Sport on Friday, March 8, 2019

This isn’t a women for women campaign it’s an all society for all society 🙌🏼 big thanks to all students for taking part 🤗 and especially Eleanor Ryan Doyle, Tiffany Heary, Aimee Clarke and Naoisha Mc Aloon 💪🏼 #20×20 #Ifshecantseeitshecantbeit #INWD #showyourstripes


Applications now open for the Learn + Work Programme

Applications are now open for the Learn + Work Programme at TU Dublin – Blanchardstown Campus.

This innovative approach to learning combines classroom learning with paid work placement, ensuring that students will gain hands on experience and a 3rd level qualification.

Open to school leavers, Learn + Work can help you to get the necessary training and experience to ready you for the many career opportunities in a number of industry growth areas. The programme combines training at TU Dublin – Blanchardstown Campus with blocks of work placement. This work experience gives learners the opportunity to apply their learning, be coached by industry experts and develop the work-ready skills to gain employment upon graduation.

Two courses are offered under the Learn + Work model:

  • BSc in Process Instrumentation & Automation
  • Higher Certificate in Science in Computing in Networking technologies



Fees for this course will be covered by Skillnet for a limited number of entrants in September 2019, subject to confirmation of renewal of funding from Skillnets.
Students on this programme will be registered as full time students. Full-time students may be eligible to make an application to SUSI for a maintenance grant.  You do not need to have accepted a place in college to apply for a student grant. Trainees on this course who secure work placement may receive a subsistence payment.

Applications are made directly to TU Dublin Blanchardstown Campus via the link on the course pages. As part of the process, Students will be invited to attend for an aptitude test and interviews.

If you require further information, please contact Mark Keyes on 01 885 1035 or email learnandwork@itb.ie