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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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New Year’s Resolutions To Carry You Past COVID-19

Posted by Teresa Murray on 02 January 2021
2020 has been a unique year. No one has been untouched by COVID-19, whether that is directly through illness or bereavement, through job loss or adapting to working from home, or simply through restrictions on socialising with family and friends.
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Make Christmas Memorable This Year – For All The Right Reasons

Posted by Dr Josephine Bleach on 14 December 2020
Early Learning Initiative's gift guide puts a 'doctor set' at the top of the recommendation list Christmas is what you make of it. This year, more than any in our recent past, it is especially important to remember that. Even as we each negotiate our own path between what the Government is permitting us to do over the festive season and what we know to be the safest and healthiest care to take of our own families, in our own situations, we must remember that there is not one single ‘correct’ way to have a Happy Christmas. We can adapt to current times and still share comfort and joy.
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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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Feel The Fear And Do It Anyway!

Posted by Teresa Murray on 05 November 2020
Katie Grassick is in her final year of an honour's degree in Human Resource Management at NCI. Recently, she qualified as a finalist in the Miss Dublin competition, which could lead to Miss Ireland, which could lead to Miss World! “To tell the truth,” says Katie, “I’m enjoying each step in the competition as I take it, and already feel like I’ve gained so much from it that, while I’d love to progress, it’s as much about the whole experience as it is about winning.”
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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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How to Have a Safe and Spooky Hallowe’en

Posted by Dr Josephine Bleach on 12 October 2020
Dr Josephine Bleach, Director of the Early Learning Initiative at National College of Ireland This year will bring a different Hallowe’en. Parties will not be possible in a time of social distancing, nor trick-or-treating sensible when the best health advice is to limit contact with unfamiliar households. However, children can still have a spook-tacular time!
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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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First Week Back: How Are You Feeling?

Posted by Teresa Murray on 05 October 2020
National College of Ireland is known for its small classes and friendly atmosphere. The College takes a ‘whole person’ approach to education, and your wellbeing is as important as your academic success, in helping you achieve the career path you’re aiming for.
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How to Cope with the Transition to College in September

Posted by Andrea Leyden on 07 August 2020
Dee McKiernan, Senior Counselling Psychologist and Chartered Psychologist with PSI (Psychological Society of Ireland), manages the Student Counselling and Wellness Service at NCI. This support service works to ensure students get any help they might need with their academic, personal or professional difficulties during their time at NCI. Dee will work with new students who will be starting their third-level studies with us in September. She shares her top tips for coping with the transition to college life below.
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