NCI Blog

Dyslexia Awareness Week: Brian's Student Story

Posted by Andrea Leyden on 09 October 2019
As this week marks Dyslexia Awareness Week, we want to highlight that at NCI, we focus on abilities rather than difficulties which students with dyslexia may experience.
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Considering a Career Change? Hear Data Analyst Darren's Success Story

Posted by Andrea Leyden on 13 September 2019
Higher Diploma in Science in Data Analytics graduate, Darren Malone, shares his experience of studying at National College of Ireland through the Springboard+ scheme along with his advice for anyone considering a career change.
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Announcing our Partnership with Specialisterne Ireland

Posted by Andrea Leyden on 12 August 2019
As the new academic term approaches, we are excited to announce that National College of Ireland has partnered with Specialisterne Ireland to promote and support the employability of autistic students and graduates of the college.
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No problem is too big or too small

Posted by Emilia Krysztofiak on 09 May 2018
Here at NCI, we realise that college life can sometimes get a bit stressful. The reasons for this can range from a heavy workload and deadlines, to personal difficulties. During college hours every student of NCI can avail of our Counselling Service, which provides an opportunity to discuss any difficulties they may be experiencing with a qualified person. However, what happens outside college hours?
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The last CAO advice

Posted by Emilia Krysztofiak on 31 January 2018
Last Saturday National College of Ireland’s School Liaison Officer, Karen Campbell, was interviewed on Dublin City FM about CAO / third-level options. We put together some key points from the interview below.
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Failure: one of life's greatest opportunities

Posted by Catherine Elliott on 16 August 2017
It’s that time of year again. There is apprehension in the air. Nerves are shot. Students around the country are receiving Leaving Cert results and third-level students are repeating exams. It’s always the time of year I wish I could go back and speak to my younger self. I remember the emotion of these times all too clearly: the feeling that my life depended on it, that my worth was contained in the points that I would receive, that I would be so lucky if a college wanted ME; very average, mediocre me. Thinking those exams were a reflection of my ability, my future was one giant question mark. And now, now that I am smack bang in the middle of that wonderful future I would just love to have a brief word in my younger self’s ear.
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Three reasons not to do an MBA

Posted by Emilia Krysztofiak on 27 July 2017
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Exam Tips from Staff and Faculty at NCI

Posted by Emily Ferns on 03 May 2017
"Only focus on what you can control" "...take a breath and give it your best shot!" "Build in time for you"
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How to get really, really good at managing your time

Posted by Emma Henderson on 09 December 2016
As anyone who comes back to college as a working adult will know, becoming an excellent time manager is an often unexpected benefit. But it can feel like a baptism of fire, as the demands of your work, home life and studies all cry out for your attention and pull you in different directions at once.
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Getting ready to go back to college as a working adult: top tips!

Posted by Emma Henderson on 05 December 2016
We’ve looked at some very good reasons for going back to college, addressed some questions you should ask before you choose your course and talked about why we want you to choose NCI as your educational partner. Let’s assume your mind’s made up. Now what?!
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