Mathew Davey Vice President for Education and Placement
Hi, my name is Matt Davey and I am looking forward to being your VP for Education and
Placement for the 2017/18 academic year.
I’m 23 from Sligo and am a legacy student of St Patrick’s College as well as having completed
my final year of the B.Ed programme in DCU. I’m from Sligo and formerly I had been
Chairperson of St. Pats Rugby for two years, involved in hurling as a player as well as being
part of the Students’ Union in St Pats as a class rep.
As part of your Students’ Union I’m hoping to continue the work of last year’s Students’
Union in relation to the education and placement support and enhancing the student
experience in these areas. We hope to do this by maintaining and lengthening library
opening hours, improving library facilities and preparing students for placement better
through videos, support structures and talks to help students work smarter not harder
around the stressful times of the year.
One particular aim of mine and the wider union for the upcoming year would be to try and
engage each DCU campus in the SU, both in terms of events and the day to day workings of
the union. This is something that I think can be improved upon and will really enhance the
university experience for students on every campus both educationally and socially.
If you’ve any ideas or problems, you can contact us in our offices, via email or by phone and
hopefully we will be able to offer solutions and the know how to enhance your time in DCU.
This is the second year of the position of the VP for Education and Placement in the SU. 70%
of students in DCU go on placement as part of their studies from a range of faculties.
Support, guidance and preparation for placement all come under this VPs remit. As well as
this the Education and Placement Officer is the main point of contact for students on the St
Pats Campus and serves on committees influencing education policy within the university.
T: 01 884 2232