On November 22nd 2018, another class will celebrate their academic achievements by formally graduating from National College of Ireland. This marks a significant accomplishment to everyone involved. You should honour it and give yourself the credit you deserve, you are living proof that hard work and dedication pays off.
A few people from the college wanted to wish this year's graduating class the best of luck so enjoy these messages from NCI’s lecturers and staff, and don’t forget, you’ll always be part of the NCI alumni family!
‘Congratulations! To all our students, be very proud of your achievement! We wish you every success in building on your new academic skills and hope that your experience here at National College of Ireland will bring you back as one of our valued Alumni, and future life-long learners.’
Gina Quin, President, National College of Ireland
‘This is your special day. This is a day to celebrate your achievements with your family, with your friends and with those you care about. Enjoy every little moment of it. Remember also though that graduation is not a destination but merely a step, albeit a significant one, on your life journey. Bíodh lá an mhaith agat agus comhghairdeas leat!’
Professor Jimmy Hill, Vice President Academic Affairs and Research
‘Education is the greatest gift you give to your future self and the occasion of your conferring is a good time to thank yourself and acknowledge what you have achieved. This is true for everyone but it is especially the case for those who overcame challenges along the way. A college is a community in learning. What’s really nice about conferring day is that the whole college gathers to recognise our new graduates. There is no better day in NCI. Best wishes to all our 2018 graduates. You will always be part of our college of learning so please stay in touch and best of success in the future. Congratulations!’
Dr Leo Casey, Director of Learning & Teaching and Education Programmes
‘What an achievement, and what a day! Huge congratulations to you all. It’s definitely a time to be proud.‘
Lisa Murphy, Lecturer and Programme Director of the Higher Diploma in Computing (Online) and BSc in Computing (1st and 2nd years)
‘There once was a terrified first year,
Whose knees trembled to class full of fear,
They studied all day and
passed their final exams just last May
And now they skip across Stage with a BA!’
Gillian Daly and Neasa Sherry, Programme Coordinators in the School of Business
‘Well done you! This is the day when you can be proud of yourself without holding back. Take all the praise, relish all the warm smiles and pats on the back, beam like a beacon for your graduation photograph and thoroughly enjoy your special day. This is the culmination of all that hard work that you are already beginning to forget about (thank goodness!) it is the day when you reap what you sowed. Congratulations to you (pat, pat). Take that resilience and determination with you to the workplace and you will have a great career ahead of you.’
Orla O'Sullivan, Work Placement Advisor
‘Many congratulations, this moment is well deserved. Wishing you all every success in all your future endeavours, Hope this degree will offer you new opportunities to be proud of your achievement.’
Meera Oke Lecturer in Early Childhood Education, Teaching and Learning
‘You believed you could and you did!
All the late nights, early mornings, long lectures, last minute cramming, endless deadlines, exam panics, and juggling all the challenges are now worth it!
You have worked hard, overcome the obstacles, had a goal and gave it your all! Be very proud! ( I know I am!!!)
Enjoy the rest of your adventure…you have the recipe for success now!’
Catherine Elliott, Learning Support Tutor