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Key Takeaways from our 'CAO to College to Career' Online Event

Posted by Andrea Leyden on 25 January 2021
The team at National College of Ireland recently hosted an online event ‘From CAO to College to Career’ for Leaving Certificate students, their parents, and Guidance Counsellors. The event was designed to be a guide to understanding the connection between industry and third-level institutes, with the discussion focusing on the journey from first year in college through to the first day in a new career.
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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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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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Insight into the Online Learning Experience at NCI

Posted by Teresa Murray on 17 August 2020
Many of our prospective students are curious about what online learning might look and feel like as they commence their college careers during a time of global pandemic, which limits the amount of on-campus time they can enjoy.
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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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5 Ways to Prepare for Distance Learning When You Start College

Posted by Andrea Leyden on 22 July 2020
The start of the college year for new, undergraduate students this September will be like no other. Distance learning will continue at NCI for current and new students through semester one (subject to ongoing review) as online delivery of lectures will be a significant part of the timetable for the majority of students to ensure the safety of our learning community.
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Is Psychology The Right Choice for You? Read Leanne's Advice

Posted by Andrea Leyden on 24 June 2020
After completing her Leaving Certificate in 2015, Leanne Kelly felt that going straight to college was the right thing for her. However, she soon realised that joining a course she was unsure of in a big college wasn't working for her so she took a break from studying before starting her psychology journey at NCI in 2017. At that stage, she knew she had made a step in the right direction.
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Marketing Students Expertly Showcase eCommerce Projects Virtually While in Lockdown

Posted by Andrea Leyden on 03 June 2020
Having a project which involves building an online business on your CV as a marketing graduate about to enter the workforce is a powerful thing. At this point, graduates will have completed minimal work experience and having a project of this calibre under their belt can make them stand out from the crowd when applying for entry-level positions and boost their employability.
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10 Big Reasons Why You Should Consider Studying Data Science

Posted by Andrea Leyden on 24 April 2020
Data science is a relatively new and emerging field. As it’s not a well-known study area, it causes uncertainty for second-level students who are considering their college options and applying for courses through the CAO.
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