NCI Blog

CAO Advice: Why You Should Consider a Higher Certificate in Business

Posted by Teresa Murray on 07 March 2022
There are many reasons why someone would choose to do a Higher Certificate (Level 6) after Leaving Certificate, rather than go directly onto an Honours Degree (Level 8) course.
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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. Here are 10 reasons why studying marketing may be the right path for you.
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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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CAO Students: Your Top Questions Answered

Posted by Andrea Leyden on 22 June 2021
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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How Do NCI Marketing Students Become In-Demand Graduates?

Posted by Andrea Leyden on 18 June 2021
For the third year running (and for the second time virtually!), final year BA (Honours) in Marketing Practice students developed their own online businesses during their final semester and showcased their brands to faculty and other members of the NCI community.
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Sports Scholarship: Meet NCI Scholars Kasia and Ethan

Posted by Andrea Leyden on 21 May 2021
Did you know that our Sports Scholarship covers a range of sports, not just football and basketball? Psychology student Kasia is a showjumper while Human Resource Management student Ethan is a competitive golfer. As sports scholars, both Kasia and Ethan enjoy a range of benefits including:
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Early Childhood Education & Care: A Rewarding Profession

Posted by Teresa Murray on 19 May 2021
2021 sees National College of Ireland extending its long-established and highly reputed BA (Honours) in Early Childhood Education and Care (ECEC), currently delivered as an evening course, to also offer the programme through daytime delivery to CAO applicants.
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How Does NCI's Careers Service Prepare Students for Future Employment?

Posted by Andrea Leyden on 25 January 2021
The team at National College of Ireland 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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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 undoubtedly missed 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 to help you connect online with classmates you meet during your two on-campus days in some fun and interesting ways.
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