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Andrea Leyden

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A Message to Students from NCISU President, Dajana Sinik

Posted by Andrea Leyden on 22 May 2020
Dear Students, It has been my pleasure to represent you as your Students’ Union President, even through these extraordinary times. In the last 7 months, as a Union, we have applied an ‘open door’ policy, we maintained visibility, and we ensured that you were represented at every level in NCI and nationally.
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International Student Scholarship: Nurudeen’s Story

Posted by Andrea Leyden on 19 May 2020
Nurudeen Oyewole studied journalism at undergraduate level and gained experience as a journalist in his native Nigeria before deciding to further his education by joining NCI as an international student.
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CAO Change of Mind Now Open: Your Top Questions Answered

Posted by Andrea Leyden on 05 May 2020
As the CAO Change of Mind facility is now open (from 12pm on 5th May to 5.15pm on 1st July), we want make sure that you have all of the facts about choosing to study business, computing or psychology at National College of Ireland.
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30% Club Scholarship: Joanna's Data Analytics Journey

Posted by Andrea Leyden on 28 April 2020
The 30% Club is a campaign group with a single goal; to achieve better gender balance at all levels in business. One way the group strives to increase gender diversity in Irish businesses is by partnering with third-level institutions to offer scholarship programmes.
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10 Big Reasons Why You Should Consider Studying Data Science

Posted by Andrea Leyden on 24 April 2020
Data science is a relatively new and emerging field. As it’s not a well-known study area, it causes uncertainty for second-level students who are considering their college options and applying for courses through the CAO.
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Toolkit for NCI Students Working from Home

Posted by Andrea Leyden on 26 March 2020
For the remainder of the college semester, face-to-face lectures and tutorials will not take place at National College of Ireland. However, many classes (along with dissertation supervision and final year project supervision) have transitioned to online delivery and the academic team are available to answer any queries you have during this time.
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6 Benefits of Studying Abroad from an International Student

Posted by Andrea Leyden on 23 March 2020
MSc in Cloud Computing student, Surya Kumar Govindan, is currently studying abroad for the first time. Originally from India, Surya says that it was his long-term dream to study abroad and his desire to progress his cloud computing knowledge led him to choose Ireland and National College of Ireland where he is currently an international student ambassador. In this blog post, Surya shares his experience studying away from home and the benefits it can provide.
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10 Money-Saving & Budgeting Tips for Students

Posted by Andrea Leyden on 18 March 2020
You may be on your way to securing a graduate role with a good salary by studying business, computing, psychology or education at NCI but you’re not there just yet. Making smart choices and being informed will help you make the most of your money during your time as a student.
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'One of the Best Decisions' - Why Pratik Loves Living in Dublin

Posted by Andrea Leyden on 28 February 2020
Currently studying the MSc in Management at National College of Ireland, Education in Ireland and NCI International Student Ambassador Pratik Hublikar shares some reasons why he loves living in Ireland's capital.
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How Studying Marketing at NCI Helped Me Find My Passion

Posted by Andrea Leyden on 14 February 2020
Gaining a qualification in marketing can be your passport to a career in a variety of areas, whether you’re interested in digital marketing, brand management, market research, sales or product development.
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