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How to Get the Most from Your Online Classes

Posted by Andrea Leyden on 26 February 2021
As NCI students moved to online classes almost one year ago, it’s time to check in to see if you’re engaging with the learning material, seeking support and advice when you need it and motivated to study independently.
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Can Data Analytics Play an Important Role in HR at TikTok?

Posted by Andrea Leyden on 05 February 2021
Human resource management, data analytics, economics and TikTok… John Geraghty, HR Business Partner at TikTok, explains how these areas come together in his current role. Drawing from his undergraduate degree, his interest in data and economics has kept him grounded and ensured that he has always based his decisions on facts and tangible metrics. Studying the MA in Human Resource Management at NCI was a real lightbulb moment for John; he was certain that this was the field he wanted to pursue a career in. Starting off in recruitment, he soon moved into HR roles in technology companies where he developed an understanding of the impact of employee insights on business success. This sparked a desire to develop analytical skills to make decisions that would drive business growth, leading him to study the Higher Diploma in Science in Data Analytics at NCI.
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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 Classmates Online

Posted by Andrea Leyden on 09 October 2020
Students who started NCI courses during the pandemic 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 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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