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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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In the Psychologists' Chair in Association with the Irish Times

Posted by Emily Ferns on 26 February 2015
National College of Ireland is delighted to announce the return of the very popular lunchtime series In the Psychologists' Chair. The event series will cover topics such as the psychology of homicidal behaviour, the effects of loneliness on your heart and how to apply psychology to education.
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Top 5 Reasons to do a Professional Development Course

Posted by Emily Ferns on 22 December 2014
In many industries these days, things are changing constantly and, to keep yourself up-to-date on the latest practices, professional development courses may be a necessary step. For a lot of people the thought of going back to college might seem like too big a time commitment and some probably think it’s just too costly to consider. But it doesn’t have to be all doom and gloom.
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Katie Says Farewell to NCI

Posted by Emily Ferns on 10 December 2014
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Top Ten Rules of Successful Sales Negotiations

Posted by Emily Ferns on 04 December 2014
David Malone, Associate Lecturer on NCI's Diploma in National and International Selling, shares his tips Sales professionals need to be well versed in the art of negotiation skills these days as more and more people are researching online before they commit to a purchase. As an employer, you will want to know that once that crucial sales meeting has been set up, your sales team will deliver a win-win situation.
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Meet Ge Li, one of NCI’s International Student Ambassadors

Posted by Emily Ferns on 03 March 2014
Meet Ge Li! Originally from Taiyuan City, Shanxi Province in China, he is studying the Higher Diploma in Web Technologies in NCI’s School of Computing in Dublin. Meet Ge Li! Originally from Taiyuan City, Shanxi Province in China, he is studying the Higher Diploma in Web Technologies in NCI’s School of Computing in Dublin. Li recently celebrated his first Chinese New Year in Ireland and shared his experiences on the Education in Ireland blog. (Visit the NCI Facebook page to see some photos of this event.) He said of the evening,
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In the Psychologists' Chair - Inside the Mind of a Psychopath

Posted by Emily Ferns on 27 February 2014
NCI launches new event series in association with The Irish Times
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Flipping the Classroom at National College of Ireland

Posted by Emily Ferns on 20 February 2014
Frances Sheridan, computing lecturer at National College of Ireland, teaches Introductory Computer Programming to first year students. Her innovative teaching approach earned her the President’s Award for Distinguished Teaching last year.
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Science Without Borders: Anderson’s Story

Posted by Emily Ferns on 18 February 2014
 
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