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Andrea Leyden

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8 Ways to Connect with Your New Classmates Online

Posted by Andrea Leyden on 09 October 2020
First year students who started NCI courses this September are undoubtedly missing a big part of college life. As a group of new third-level students, you haven’t been able to socialise freely with your new classmates at our IFSC campus. Luckily, technology can be used to your advantage as you can connect with classmates online in some fun and interesting ways.
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Welcome Letter from Your NCISU President, Dajana Sinik

Posted by Andrea Leyden on 30 September 2020
Dear students, It is my pleasure to welcome back old friends and also warmly greet our newest members of the NCI community. During the last two weeks, we enjoyed meeting incoming students at different Orientation sessions and look forward to seeing your familiar faces again.
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From Rugby to Cybersecurity: Opening New Career Opportunities with NCI

Posted by Andrea Leyden on 29 September 2020
While rugby is a demanding sport, Ireland Men’s Sevens player Ian Fitzpatrick set himself another challenge last year; to gain a qualification in cybersecurity from National College of Ireland.
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Watch: AI/Machine Learning Explained by an Expert

Posted by Andrea Leyden on 24 September 2020
Dr Anu Sahni from NCI's School of Computing recently hosted a webinar focusing on the area of Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning, giving participants a taste of what it would be like to study the Higher Diploma in Science in Computing specialising in AI/ML.
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Studying Blockchain at NCI: Technical Knowledge Required & Other Key Questions Answered

Posted by Andrea Leyden on 22 September 2020
For the first time, the Higher Diploma in Computing specialising in Blockchain is offered through Springboard+ and the Human Capital Initiative (HCI). This means that this one-year, online course is offered free of charge to those who are unemployed and at a reduced rate of 10% of the course fee to those who are currently in employment (the student contribution fee for this course is €540).
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Want to Become a Business Analyst? Fully Funded Course Places Available at NCI

Posted by Andrea Leyden on 18 September 2020
Business Analysts play a key role in developing solutions and ideas to improve the performance of businesses. With COVID-19 currently reshaping businesses and livelihoods, becoming a Business Analyst will give you the opportunity to demonstrate the value of your analytical skills and the contribution you can bring to your employer.
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How to Prepare for Your First Year of College at NCI

Posted by Andrea Leyden on 28 August 2020
Students starting their third-level education this September have already faced a massive challenge due to the uncertainty surrounding the Leaving Certificate examinations.
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See What Our Springboard+ Graduates Say About Our Courses

Posted by Andrea Leyden on 19 August 2020
At National College of Ireland, we have a number of courses available under both Springboard+ and Human Capital Initiative (HCI) which are free of charge for people who are currently unemployed or for 10% of the course fee for applicants who are in employment. These initiatives address skills shortages in the workforce and so are funded by the government to improve Ireland's ability to fill job vacancies.
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How to Cope with the Transition to College in September

Posted by Andrea Leyden on 07 August 2020
Dee McKiernan, Senior Counselling Psychologist and Chartered Psychologist with PSI (Psychological Society of Ireland), manages the Student Counselling and Wellness Service at NCI. This support service works to ensure students get any help they might need with their academic, personal or professional difficulties during their time at NCI. Dee will work with new students who will be starting their third-level studies with us in September. She shares her top tips for coping with the transition to college life below.
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10 Ways Returning to Education Can Advance Your Career

Posted by Andrea Leyden on 31 July 2020
Making the decision to return to education is an important one that will have a significant impact on your life. It’s a considerable commitment, particularly if you choose to study part-time in the evening while working during the day, but the sacrifices you make while studying will be rewarded in the long-term when you reach your career goals.
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