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10 Important Reasons Why You Should Study Marketing

Posted by Andrea Leyden on 28 February 2022
With billions of social media users globally, it’s not surprising that more and more people are considering studying marketing to build a career in this highly diverse area. That might be just one valid reason to study marketing, but there are numerous other factors that could influence your decision. CAO students can apply to join our BA (Honours) in Marketing Practice (NC020) through the CAO's Available Places facility. Find out more here.  Here are 10 reasons why studying marketing may be the right path for you.
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A Work Experience Week at NCI: Lisa's Round-Up

Posted by Lisa Murray on 21 February 2022
As part of her transition year work experience programme, Lisa Murray joined NCI's busy marketing department where she worked across a range of digital projects. From email marketing to social media, websites and graphic design, Lisa made her mark by supporting the team with tasks which include creating content, analysing campaign results and learning how to optimise websites.
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7 Stress Management Tips for College Students

Posted by Andrea Leyden on 17 February 2022
Your college years will be filled with so many enriching experiences. You will make friends for life, join a mix of clubs and societies, attend educational and social events, and it will all lead up to the day you graduate with your classmates.
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How is NCI Using Universal Design for Learning (UDL) to Empower and Engage Students?

Posted by Conor Thompson on 21 January 2022
This is a guest post written by Conor Thompson, Universal Design for Learning (UDL) Coordinator at NCI. Conor completed a Postgraduate Diploma in Further Education in 2020 after which he joined the NCI team to support students with a diverse range of educational needs and learning differences. He transitioned into his current role to promote inclusive learning strategies across the College. Conor explains what UDL is, how it is implemented at NCI and lists some useful resources in this article.
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Why Study Cybersecurity? 8 BIG Reasons to Think About

Posted by Andrea Leyden on 12 January 2022
Cyber-attacks and online fraud stories are in the headlines now more than ever before. Grant Thornton Ireland recently reported that the total economic cost of cybercrime in Ireland in 2020 was €9.6 billion, a massive increase since their first report revealed that the cost was €630 million back in 2014.
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Starting at NCI? Read Rohan's International Student Welcome Experience

Posted by Brenda Meira de Azevedo on 05 January 2022
Rohan Singh, International Student Ambassador, shares how the NCI International Support Welcome Programme helped him make friends and prepare for his life in Ireland and NCI. Due to Covid-19 restrictions, students can choose to start their studies entirely online from their home country and travel to Ireland later in the semester. Rohan decided to travel to Ireland at the start of the semester to begins the MSc in Cybersecurity programme at National College of Ireland, based in the heart of Dublin.
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Food Ideas for International College Students

Posted by Brenda Meira de Azevedo on 20 December 2021
Studying abroad is one of the most exciting experiences you will have in your life. You will learn about different cultures, get familiar with the weather and enjoy lots of food and new dishes. However, many international students who are visiting Ireland for the first time can worry about the availability of certain ingredients to make their traditional dishes.
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Insight into Psychology Research at NCI From Dr David Mothersill

Posted by Dr David Mothersill on 09 December 2021
The word psychology stems from Greek roots: “psyche” means soul or spirit; “logia” means “study of”. Psychology is the academic discipline that studies the mind and behaviour. At NCI, many different facets of psychology are explored, including biological, clinical, developmental, educational, comparative, evolutionary, and social and industrial psychology. The lecturers are all active researchers across these disciplines. We will share insight into some of this research in coming blogposts.
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How Researching Career Options Can Help You Land a Job

Posted by Jennifer Kwan on 19 November 2021
NCI Careers Advisor, Jennifer Kwan, shares her tips for researching career options and how these skills can boost your employability as part of our Career Tips Blog Series. One of the primary reasons that many of us attend third-level education is to equip ourselves with the knowledge and skills to acquire a better job than we would have gotten straight from school. If you’re anything like me, you listened to a select group of adults on what they thought would fit you best and you went with it. How many of you dived into researching career options before you started your degree? I certainly did not, mostly because I didn’t know how to, nor did I understand why it would be helpful.
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'Everyone's Journey is Different' - Kate's Alternative Entry Story

Posted by Andrea Leyden on 17 November 2021
When you finish secondary school, you do your Leaving Cert, get into college and jump into your career...right?!  NCI postgraduate student, Kate Morris, shares her story with us to demonstrate that education is not always about going from point A to point B. There may be some hurdles in the way and you may have to follow your gut by taking what feels like a step backwards, while always keeping in mind that everyone's path will be different.
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