NCI Blog

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 Students: Your Top Questions Answered

Posted by Andrea Leyden on 05 May 2020
As your CAO course choice is a big decision, 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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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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