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How Molly Combined Marketing and Data Analytics at RTÉ

Posted by Andrea Leyden on 06 January 2021
Molly interviewing Tommy Tiernan about his chat show, image taken pre-covid. Photo credit: Bren murphy Rubbing shoulders with the stars isn't something you imagine doing as a data analyst. However, NCI data analytics graduate, Molly O'Dwyer, has found a way to combine her creative marketing side with her analytical strengths in her role as a Social Media and Data Lead at RTÉ where she works on shows such as The Late Late Toy Show and The Tommy Tiernan Show. While 1.5 million viewers tuned in to watch the record-breaking Late Late Toy Show in November, Molly was hard at work sharing special moments from the show with online audiences and uncovering insights from online engagements and behaviour.
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Studying Data Analytics at NCI: Frequently Asked Questions

Posted by Andrea Leyden on 14 December 2020
Data analysis is an area of great opportunity and there is increasing demand for people with these skills in the jobs market, both here in Ireland and internationally.
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CAO Students: Your Top Questions Answered

Posted by Andrea Leyden on 24 November 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, early childhood education or psychology at National College of Ireland.
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International Student Story: Achieving My Master's Dream

Posted by Andrea Leyden on 02 November 2020
International student ambassador, Surya Kumar Govindan, will be graduating with a Master's in Cloud Computing from National College of Ireland in just a few short weeks. In his last guest post, he shares his story where he talks about accomplishing his goal - thank you for your contributions, Surya!
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Academic Integrity: Originality is Key to the Integrity of Your Degree

Posted by Andrea Leyden on 23 October 2020
This is a guest blog post written by NCISU President, Dajana Sinik, to mark National Academic Integrity Week 19th to 23rd October 2020. Dajana shares her thoughts on this important topic along with a number of useful resources for any NCI student who needs academic support and assistance. 
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8 Ways to Connect with Your New Classmates Online

Posted by Andrea Leyden on 09 October 2020
First year students who started NCI courses this September are undoubtedly missing a big part of college life. As a group of new third-level students, you haven’t been able to socialise freely with your new classmates at our IFSC campus. Luckily, technology can be used to your advantage as you can connect with classmates online in some fun and interesting ways.
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Welcome Letter from Your NCISU President, Dajana Sinik

Posted by Andrea Leyden on 30 September 2020
Dear students, It is my pleasure to welcome back old friends and also warmly greet our newest members of the NCI community. During the last two weeks, we enjoyed meeting incoming students at different Orientation sessions and look forward to seeing your familiar faces again.
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From Rugby to Cybersecurity: Opening New Career Opportunities with NCI

Posted by Andrea Leyden on 29 September 2020
While rugby is a demanding sport, Ireland Men’s Sevens player Ian Fitzpatrick set himself another challenge last year; to gain a qualification in cybersecurity from National College of Ireland.
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Watch: AI/Machine Learning Explained by an Expert

Posted by Andrea Leyden on 24 September 2020
Dr Anu Sahni from NCI's School of Computing recently hosted a webinar focusing on the area of Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning, giving participants a taste of what it would be like to study the Higher Diploma in Science in Computing specialising in AI/ML.
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Studying Blockchain at NCI: Technical Knowledge Required & Other Key Questions Answered

Posted by Andrea Leyden on 22 September 2020
The Higher Diploma in Computing specialising in Blockchain offered through Springboard+ and the Human Capital Initiative (HCI) starts in January 2021. This one-year course is offered free of charge to those who are unemployed and at a reduced rate of 10% of the course fee to those who are currently in employment (the student contribution fee for this course is €540).
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