NCI Blog

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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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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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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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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