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Balancing act: Marian's story

Posted by Emily Ferns on 06 September 2018
We believe our students are living proof of what can be achieved with a qualification from NCI, but they’re also proof that it’s possible to integrate student life into your existing working and personal life and get the balance right. Don't believe us? Read how Marian, current student of the MA in Human Resource Management, manages it all.
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The Certificate in Retail Management at NCI: FAQs

Posted by Emily Ferns on 05 December 2017
  If you're working in retail and are looking to move up into a management role, the Certificate in Retail Management at National College of Ireland might be of interest to you. This course has been designed in conjunction with Retail Excellence Ireland and we are accepting applications for January 2018.
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In Conversation with Brian Lee, Co-founder of Freshly Chopped

Posted by Emily Ferns on 21 June 2017
This summer National College of Ireland is launching a new lunchtime series: In Conversation With. The series comprises three free events with Bobby Kerr interviewing some of the best minds in Irish business. The first event takes place on Wednesday 28th June, from 1-2pm where we'll be welcoming Brian Lee, co-founder and Managing Director of Freshly Chopped, on campus. Ahead of this event we sat down with Brian to get to know a little more about how he got started.
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Launch of Building Hope for Brighter Futures: Listening to the Children of Dublin's North Inner City

Posted by Emily Ferns on 01 June 2017
Yesterday saw the Early Learning Initiative at NCI launch their new report: Building Hope for Brighter Futures (PDF). The report used restorative practices that saw young people from the north east inner city discuss their views on the future of their community. 
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The BA in Adult and Workforce Education at NCI: FAQ

Posted by Emily Ferns on 29 May 2017
There is little doubt that teaching, learning and development in the 21st century is undergoing fundamental and substantial change. Learning is no longer limited to primary or secondary school contexts – there is now a growing need for professional educators to meet the needs of lifelong learners in workplace, community, voluntary or other educational settings.
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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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National College of Ireland Wins Citi upStart Final

Posted by Emily Ferns on 31 March 2017
Pictured: Victor del Rosal (NCI), John Fleming (Citi), Deveshi (NCI Codaline Team Leader), Anu Sahni (NCI), Petr Dementiev (Citi mentor for Codaline)
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Digital Skills Week at NCI

Posted by Emily Ferns on 31 March 2017
National College of Ireland is delighted to be running a Festival of Digital Creativity and Innovation in partnership with the National Forum for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning for the All Aboard 2017 initiative. This initiative is promoting a series of national and regional public events designed to build confidence in Ireland’s digital skills for learning.
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Practical Tips for Creating a Career Strategy

Posted by Emily Ferns on 09 June 2015
Getting caught up in the daily tasks of the 9-to-5 grind can be a great distraction from developing a strategic career goal. While focusing on the here and now it’s hard to take a step back and consider the bigger picture.
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Autism and the Foundations of Language and Communication Interdisciplinary Conference

Posted by Emily Ferns on 10 March 2015
27th – 29th March Trinity Long Room Hub With a Guest Lecture by Keynote Speaker Melissa Allen in NCI on Friday 27th March at 11am. This international and interdisciplinary conference will bring together researchers in the field of Autism Spectrum Disorder. Speakers from psychology, linguistics and philosophy will discuss the nature of language and thought with regard to Autism Spectrum Disorder and other neurodevelopmental disorders. The conference is hosted by Trinity College Dublin’s Arts & Humanities Research Institute, and is a collaboration between the National College of Ireland, and different departments and schools within TCD (The School of Psychology, The School of Linguistic, Speech and Communication Sciences, The School of Social Sciences and Philosophy).
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