Access Service - TU Dublin City Campus

Catherine Lynch

Current Access and Civic Engagement Office Manager.



Telephone:  01 4027601




Gráinne Burke

Access Officer

Gráinne is the Manager of the TU Dublin Access Service (City Campus).

Gráinne started working in DIT in January 2005, as a clerical officer in the Registrations Dept in the College of Business. In February 2006 Gráinne was promoted to the role of Administator in the Access Service. In July 2007, Gráinne was promoted to the role of Post Entry Project Officer in the Access Service. June 2015, Gráinne was promoted to the role of Access Officer, Manager of the Access Service.

Gráinne qualified with a Joint BA Honours Degree in Arts: Geography and Sociology from NUI Maynooth and a Masters qualification: MA in Child, Family and Community Studies from DIT.


Tel: 01 402 7606

Mobile: 087 7931277

Tara Lee Brennan

Project Officer


Tara Lee supports Access Students studying on Southside campuses



Phone: 01 402 7628

Camilla Kane

Project Officer


Supports Access Students studying on Northside Campuses



Phone: 01 402 7626

Dolores Hill

Project Officer - Pre Entry

Dolores has over 30 years administration experience working in TU Dublin - City Campus in a variety of areas, including School Administrator, the Admissions Office, Assistant to a College Manager, and Access and Civic Engagement Administrator.  Dolores has worked in the Pre-entry area since 2017 and was appointed to the role of Project Officer in June 2018.

Dolores returned to education as a Mature student and completed a Batchelor of Arts Degree in Community Studies with 1st class honours in 2009 and Master of Arts Degree in Education, Equality and Social Activism 2nd class honours grade 1 in 2012 from the National University of Ireland, Maynooth. 

As Dolores came from a Socio-economic disadvantaged background herself she is passionate about access to education for under-represented groups in Higher Education.


Office: 402 7625

Mobile: 087 7983194

Patricia Mulligan

Administrator Access Service



Telpehone    01-4027604

Rebecca Jones

Pre-entry Project Officer

Project co ordinator of TY & 5th year access outreach programmes.

Rebecca is committed to widen access & participation at third level of low progression communities

Phone: 01 402 7605

Mobile: 087 213 2843



Emmet Jordan Kelly

Project Officer

Dr. Julie Bernard (Currently on Leave until March 2020)

Access and Civic Engagement Manager

Dr Julie Bernard is the manager of the DIT Access and Civic Engagement. In this position she has responsibility for the integration of access and civic engagement with teaching and learning and research and management of a wide range of DIT civic engagement activities, including community-based learning and research; engagement outreach partnerships and activities with education,community and public organisations; access entry routes to promote wider participation in higher education and the management of student support for access students and students with disabilities in DIT. Her research interests include widening participation in higher education, civic engagement and the relationship between research, policy and practice.

Before joining DIT in 2003, Julie was the manager of an adult guidance and employment service in Dublin and has previously worked in education in Germany, Japan and Scotland. Julie has a doctorate in higher education from the University of Sheffield, a postgraduate diploma in career guidance and a BA in English and German from Trinity College, Dublin.



John Delap   ‌

John Delap is on Career Break from Dublin Institute of Technology from August 2016 - August 2019.

John has been with the DIT Access & Civic Engagement Office since 2007 working with current full time undergraduate students who meet the indicators of an entry route tailored for young people from backgrounds of socio-economic disadvantage.  

John holds a BA in American Culture from Vassar College in New York and an M.Phil in International Peace Studies at Trinity College, Dublin.  

John led on the development of the DIT Access & Civic Engagement Student Leadership Launchpad over a 6-year period.  The Leadership Launchpad is now a student-led experiential learning module open to young people from backgrounds of socio-economic disadvantage, aiming to build leadership development, social networking and nuanced life skills.