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When Playtime is Education: Tips for Quality Time with Your Preschoolers

Posted by Teresa Murray on 30 June 2020
On a normal working week, home visitors from Early Learning Initiative’s ParentChild+ programme bring the gift of playtime into homes across Dublin’s inner city by providing disadvantaged families with the educational materials they need to encourage their child’s early learning and development. Research tells us that a child born into poverty is more likely to start school without the basic knowledge and skills they need to keep up with their peers. One factor of future academic success is a positive and nurturing home-learning environment. By providing families with educational support early in the child’s life we can help to give that child the best possible start.
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Living in the Time of COVID-19: A Message from NCI President Gina Quin

Posted by Teresa Murray on 16 April 2020
We are living in extraordinary times. Just over four weeks ago, all educational institutes were asked to close their doors to assist in containing the spread of COVID-19, and all our staff and students went home. The instruction came suddenly, we closed the same day as the Government announcement. But thanks to good continuity planning delivered through the hard work, cooperation and adaptability of staff and students, National College of Ireland was able to quickly move all its programmes to online delivery. At the same time, we were able to continue to provide access to library services, student services, academic support, disability support and our careers service, for all our learners.
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5 Useful Tips for Studying at Home While Social Distancing

Posted by Teresa Murray on 09 April 2020
Exam time usually comes just as the weather turns fine and it’s hard to resist the sunny temptation to be anywhere outside, rather than stuck inside studying. Heading into Summer 2020, students face very particular challenges. Because of COVID-19, you will not sit traditional exams, but alternative assessments, undertaken online to maintain social distancing.
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ELI Home Visitors ‘Stay at Home’ and Stay Connected to Local Families

Posted by Teresa Murray on 02 April 2020
The Early Learning Initiative at National College of Ireland has a deep and active connection with the community of the North East Inner City. Staffed primarily by people from the area, ELI works with other organisations, community groups and schools, through vital funding partnerships with government, businesses and corporations, to weave a network of support for families and children across the NEIC.
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Parenting While Social Distancing – Part 2: Content Containment

Posted by Teresa Murray on 30 March 2020
We asked Dr Josephine Bleach, Director of the Early Learning Initiative here at National College of Ireland, for some advice and tips for parents during this particularly challenging time.
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Parenting While Social Distancing – Part 1: The Great Outdoors

Posted by Teresa Murray on 20 March 2020
We asked Dr Josephine Bleach, Director of the Early Learning Initiative here at National College of Ireland, for some advice and tips for parents during this particularly challenging time.
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Christmas Gift Guide for HR and CSR Managers

Posted by Teresa Murray on 04 December 2019
Tummy time, modelled on the My Place to Play play mat by Shauna O'Neill from Ringsend, and her 12 week old daughter Elise.
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Designer Shoes & Artificial Intelligence: Cathy's Project

Posted by Teresa Murray on 13 November 2019
Cathy Dunne, who graduated with the MSc in Data Analytics from NCI this year, started her higher education studying French and Maths, before transferring to Economics.
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Make it your Business!

Posted by Teresa Murray on 12 June 2019
NCI Accounting Lecturer, Desmond Gibney pictured with finance expert, Susan Hayes Culleton along with BA (Honours) in Business students, Keith Pigott and Thomas Mahon.
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30% Club Scholarship: Danielle's Story

Posted by Teresa Murray on 26 April 2019
The 30% Club aims for better gender balance at all levels of organisations, and empowers women to take on leadership roles in many ways, including partnering with third-level institutes to promote women engaging at master’s level.
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