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NCI Certificate in Digital Marketing: Meet The Team!

Posted by Emily Ferns on 07 February 2014
NCI’s 26 week Certificate in Digital Marketing has been designed and developed with Ireland’s leading experts in the field
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We’re having a twitter party and you’re all invited!

Posted by Emily Ferns on 06 February 2014
Win prizes, chat to lecturers, hear everything you need to know about the Certificate in Digital Marketing, all through twitter! To celebrate the next intake of NCI’s Cert in Digital Marketing, and to answer any final questions you might have about the course, we’re having a little gathering online. We’ll have some of our kickass lecturers available for chats, and some past students will be on-hand to share their experiences of the course. We’ll also have all sorts of amazing prizes to give away, the biggest, best and most exciting being a free place on our digital marketing course* (worth €1990). This kicks off on February 12th and will run on two evenings a week, Wednesdays and Fridays, from 6.30 to 9.30pm. We’ll have lots of other prizes too; here’s how to get in on the action: Follow us on Twitter (@NCIRL and @NCIRLDigital) Use the hashtag #ncidigitalcert to enter the competitions, ask questions, give us feedback on the course if you’re a past student; retweets to your followers would also be greatly appreciated. To be in with a chance to win the FREE PLACE*, tweet ‘I want to study @NCIRLDigital in Dublin with the hashtag #ncidigitalcert' Grab yourself a cuppa before the party starts and get tweeting from 11am! Here’s what you could win by taking part! Free place on NCI’s level 8 Certificate in Digital Marketing (start date of February 12th only) €75 voucher for Carphone Warehouse for most active tweeter at the party €75 voucher for Carphone Warehouse for best tweet from a previous student €50 voucher for Milanos for best relevant tweet €50 voucher for Milanos for best question about the course Spot prizes of wine, phone covers, screen protectors and more! Read more about our Certificate in Digital Marketing or watch our short video to find out why you should do this course!
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Could YOU be the best student in Ireland?

Posted by Emily Ferns on 05 February 2014
NCI students encouraged to enter gradireland's National Student Challenge The gradireland National Student Challenge is an annual competition that uncovers the best students across Ireland. Students take a range of online aptitude tests and the top 60 are selected to compete at an event where they face physical and mental challenges set by top graduate employers. 
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Marketing Mavericks Talk with Dan Germain

Posted by Emily Ferns on 30 January 2014
innocent's head of brand and creative launches new event series at NCI Strive to be interesting or useful, was the key message for companies from Dan Germain, head of brand and creative at innocent, at the first of NCI’s new Marketing Mavericks talks.
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Microsoft Office Software – Now free to download for NCI students!

Posted by Emily Ferns on 29 January 2014
NCI’s IT Department is delighted to announce a new service via Microsoft’s Office 365 Suite. Microsoft Office Software is now available for registered full and part-time students to install on personal PCs/Laptops/Macs, free of charge! Under the license agreement, students are entitled to install the software on up to 5 different devices. For more information, please refer to MyNCIStudent*
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Science Without Borders: Lucas’s story

Posted by Emily Ferns on 28 January 2014
Brazilian student Lucas Dias Ferreira shares his experiences of studying at NCI in Dublin under Brazil's Science Without Borders (Ciência sem Fronteiras) scholarship scheme. National College of Ireland is delighted to welcome Brazilian students under Brazil’s Science without Borders (Ciência sem Fronteiras) scholarship scheme and has a vibrant international community both living and studying at our city centre campus in Dublin. We look forward to enriching this community over the coming years as we welcome more students from Brazil to enjoy the intellectual, cultural and social aspects of life at NCI.
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NCI is a finalist in the Samsung Digital Media Awards 2014

Posted by Emily Ferns on 15 January 2014
National College of Ireland is delighted to be a finalist in this year’s Samsung Digital Media Awards 2014, which will take place on the 21st of February in the DoubleTree by Hilton Dublin, Burlington Road. NCI is a finalist for ‘Best Company Using Digital’; there are 24 categories in total which are intended to recognize and reward excellence in digital media.
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dot conf deep dive series at NCI’s Cloud Competency Centre

Posted by Emily Ferns on 13 December 2013
Check out the notes from NCI's web technology event series NCI’s dot conf deep dive series is a spin off from the one day web and technology conference that previously took place at the college. The deep dive workshops were always a popular part of the day and allowed attendees to pick up a few hands-on technical skills and to brush up on their knowledge of the latest web technologies and applications.
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Love at first sight – Alisha’s Experience of Ireland and NCI

Posted by Emily Ferns on 05 December 2013
Why travel to Ireland from India to study? Alisha, an international student at NCI, shares her story.
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Learn with Dr Eugene O’Loughlin - Lecturer at NCI

Posted by Emily Ferns on 03 December 2013
NCI lecturer Dr Eugene O’Loughlin, who lectures in the School of Computing at the college’s city centre Dublin campus, runs a very popular YouTube channel. Eugene established the channel, called Learn with Dr Eugene O’Loughlin, in 2009, initially as a learning and revision aid for his own students at NCI.
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