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'I'm living proof' - real students, real testimonials

Posted by Robert Ward on 02 July 2018
With almost 6,000 students, more than 70 courses, thousands of personal stories and dozens of reasons to study; the Marketing Team at NCI was faced with a question:
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TED 2013 Winner Sugata Mitra speaks on The Future of Learning at NCI

Posted by Robert Ward on 12 June 2017
It’s quite fashionable to say the education system is broken. It’s not broken, it's wonderfully constructed. It’s just that we don’t need it anymore. It’s outdated. - Sugata Mitra
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See What Our Digital Marketing Students Have Been Creating

Posted by Robert Ward on 16 March 2017
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Life Lessons From The Dublin Marathon

Posted by Robert Ward on 27 October 2016
Forget pumpkins, scary ghouls and breaking dentures on a ring in a fruit cake. If you’re a runner, the last weekend in October can only mean Dublin City Marathon time. Hurrah for screaming calf pain, chaffing nether regions and blistered feet.
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Questions about Springboard courses

Posted by Robert Ward on 01 June 2015
Springboard courses are free courses for the unemployed that can you get back into the workforce or help you with a career change. Springboard courses are government funded so they are free of charge to eligible unemployed people. National College of Ireland has been running Springboard courses for several years and here we try answer some of the most common questions about a Springboard course.
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In the Psychologist's Chair - Robert Ward's Account

Posted by Robert Ward on 09 April 2015
NCI was delighted to host Dr. Conor McGuckin of Trinity College Dublin today as part of the In the Psychologists’ Chair series in association with the Irish Times. Dr McGuckin spoke on the topic of applying psychology to education.
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Pitching A Masters Course To Your Employer

Posted by Robert Ward on 04 February 2015
To progress in your career you may decide the time is right to look at part-time Masters courses.
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Five Important Life Lessons That Everyone Can Learn From the Dublin Marathon

Posted by Robert Ward on 20 October 2014
You won't even need your runners to benefit from this advice, says NCI's Director of Marketing Rob Ward. People sometimes sneer at those who run every day, claiming they'll go to any length to live longer. But don't think that's the reason most people run. Most runners run not because they want to live longer, but because they want to live life to the fullest. If you're going to while away the years, it's far better to live them with clear goals and fully alive then in a fog, and I believe running helps you to do that. Exerting yourself to the fullest within your individual limits: that's the essence of running, and a metaphor for life — and for me, for writing as whole. I believe many runners would agree,” Haruki Murakami, What I Talk About When I Talk About Running.
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What’s Another Year? Why Sooner is Better Than Later When it Comes To Your Education & Career

Posted by Robert Ward on 12 September 2014
NCI's Director of Marketing, Rob Ward, makes the case for not procrastinating when it comes to that qualification you've been thinking of. “I've been waiting such a long time,
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Disappointed with your Leaving Cert Results? You Still Have Lots of Options

Posted by Robert Ward on 13 August 2014
NCI’s Rob Ward shares his advice on what to do if your points don’t add up to what you’d hoped for. It’s Leaving Cert results day and emotions are high. There are people who are celebrating and there are people who are wondering what went wrong. Whatever camp you’re in, know this: it will be ok.
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