NCI Blog

A Year Off-Campus - Looking Back

Posted by Crowdsourced from NCI Students on 10 March 2021
A message from NCI President, Gina Quin March 2020 was all about future plans. The College was covered with flyers and balloons and it was impossible to walk through the Atrium without being surrounded by candidates for election to the students’ union canvassing for your vote. Noticeboards also advertised all the fun due to take place during rag week, to commence on March 23rd, and tickets for the Clubs & Socs Awards on March 28th; competing for space were posters about the latest in the series of careers’ events.
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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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Online Teaching Strategies for Active Learning and Engagement

Posted by Dr Michael Goldrick on 16 December 2020
The world of education changed this year. Where once, the idea of blended or fully-online teaching and learning was an option, or even an aspiration, this year has necessitated an adaptation for most of us, to technology enhanced learning.
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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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5 Special Moments from Winter Graduation #NCIGrad2019

Posted by Andrea Leyden on 06 December 2019
Photo credit: Photocall/Sasko Lazarov On Thursday 28th November, the class of 2019 celebrated their graduation from National College of Ireland with a formal ceremony at The Convention Centre Dublin.
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Why Attend A College Open Evening?

Posted by Emma Henderson on 10 May 2019
Studying part-time delivers great benefits, but it’s not a decision to be taken lightly. Upgrading your qualifications can assist you in changing careers or moving up the ladder, but it will require short-term sacrifices.
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Lifelong learning, real world experience

Posted by Teresa Murray on 17 July 2018
NCI’s award-winning “In Conversation With” series returned this year, with entrepreneurs and business leaders from media, food and aviation leasing.
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In Conversation with Brian Lee, Co-founder of Freshly Chopped

Posted by Emily Ferns on 21 June 2017
This summer National College of Ireland is launching a new lunchtime series: In Conversation With. The series comprises three free events with Bobby Kerr interviewing some of the best minds in Irish business. The first event takes place on Wednesday 28th June, from 1-2pm where we'll be welcoming Brian Lee, co-founder and Managing Director of Freshly Chopped, on campus. Ahead of this event we sat down with Brian to get to know a little more about how he got started.
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TED 2013 Winner Sugata Mitra speaks on The Future of Learning at NCI

Posted by Robert Ward on 12 June 2017
It’s quite fashionable to say the education system is broken.  It’s not broken, it's wonderfully constructed.  It’s just that we don’t need it anymore.  It’s outdated. - Sugata Mitra
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Digital Skills Week at NCI

Posted by Emily Ferns on 31 March 2017
National College of Ireland is delighted to be running a Festival of Digital Creativity and Innovation in partnership with the National Forum for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning for the All Aboard 2017 initiative. This initiative is promoting a series of national and regional public events designed to build confidence in Ireland’s digital skills for learning.
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