Taking on the World by Walking Towards the Future

A handful of the NIDL team was delighted today to meet up with DCU Connected student Cian MacManamon who later in the month will be competing for Ireland at the World University Games in Taipei.

bGLJxIZf_400x400Cian recently completed his Post Graduate Diploma whilst juggling training, competing and studying online through DCU Connected. He’s a great example of how busy schedules even for elite athletes don’t stop online students from earning degrees and achieving their personal and professional goals. The ability to manage time, meet tight deadlines and see it through to the end goal whilst meeting other commitments are all important qualities employers tell us they value in our part-time online students. And the flexibility of online study means that Cian intends returning to DCU in September 2017 to continue his postgraduate studies.


Cian is one of eight DCU students competing at the World University Games. We wish him all the best in Taipei and look forward to hearing more about his combined sporting and academic success as he walks towards the future.