• Dublin City University

    Ireland | In action since 2010

Project Highlights:

Team Profile:

Students involved
140

Past WC appearances
4

Faculty advisor(s):
Ciaran Dunne, Emer Ni Bhradaigh, Roisin Lyons and John Byrne

Our proudest moment of the past year:
“One of the proudest moments of the year for our team was the first meeting we held this year. Close to one hundred people came and wanted to get involved in Enactus. It was inspiring to see such a huge number of passionate students that want to help people and tackle the issues facing the world today.”

Biggest challenge from the past year:
“This year, many of our projects left the Enactus network so we were starting from scratch once again with new projects in the startup phase. We were going into National Competition against Universities with long-standing projects that were having great impacts on society. Along with this, a huge amount of the Enactus DCU team graduated this year and we had many new faces that had never heard of Enactus before coming to University. The biggest problem we faced was getting over all the inevitable bumps in the road that come with starting new projects, with new teams, so that we could begin to have a meaningful impact on the people that we have worked alongside this year.”

Team described in one word:
Passionate.

Get to Know Us:

Chloe found her place on her team two years ago when she attended an Enactus DCU event that introduced the current projects the team was working on. “It was where I first heard about HeadstARTS. I was incredibly impressed and inspired by the story of this project,” says Chloe, a Business Studies major set to graduate this November. “I knew immediately it was something I had to get involved in.” Chloe’s greatest successes with her team has been working on Threads—an environmentally focused social enterprise that empowers people seeking asylum in Ireland by teaching them skills to upcycle old and unwanted denim. Chloe hopes to learn about other projects and see what drives other student’s passion for helping others at Enactus World Cup this year.

 

More about Chloe:

  • What I’m reading: “Cradle to Cradle: Remaking the Way We Make Things” by Michael Braungart
  • Theme song: “Imagine” by John Lennon
  • Who inspires me: Alexandra Ocasio-Cortez
  • Enactus in one word: Resilience.
  • Best Enactus moment: having the opportunity to run fashion upcycling classes with younger kids from numerous countries around the world.
  • In five years, I will be… “a leader in social and environmental activism, motivating and inspiring other companies and individuals to behave in a transparent, sustainable manner—considering the impact their decisions has on the wider community and environment. I will be working towards fighting global and local issues primarily surrounding climate injustice. I hope to work in a company of forward thinking and innovation that aligns with these goals or else in a company of my own.”

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When a friend introduced Sean to Enactus he says he was impressed by the projects the team had created and knew instantly he wanted to get involved. After just one year, Sean is the Advisory Board Liaison Officer for his team. “Every day something new always comes to the table like a potential partnership or event that you could get a project involved with,” says Sean, a Marketing, Innovation and Technology major set to graduate in 2021. “Working with Enactus requires me to be as creative as possible to always achieve the next goal for our projects.” At Enactus World Cup this year, he is looking forward to being exposed to different ideas, perspectives and stories from students from all around the world.

 

More about Sean:

  • What I’m reading: “Why Nations Fail” by Daron Acemoglu and James A. Robinson
  • Theme song: “Can’t Stop” by the Red Hot Chili Peppers
  • Who inspires me: Malala Yousafza”
  • Enactus in one word:  Different.
  • Best Enactus moment: “When I was doing a focus group in my earlier secondary school as part of the needs assessment for the SE-Pad. When I explained what the project was the participants got excited and started providing amazing feedback for the project. This showed me how the project was needed today and that I should put my whole being into making it a reality.”
  • In five years, I will be… “hopefully owning my business supporting digital creators. I have a huge interest in that industry. I really like the idea of people having easily accessible creative outlets such YouTube and Instagram. It allows the wildest ideas to become a reality. I want to be a part of that process by being able to support those creators that try to bring those ideas to fruition. I think if everyone has the chance to act on their ideas the world will be a more fun place to be in.”

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