NCI Blog

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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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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Welcome Letter from Your NCISU President, Dajana Sinik

Posted by Andrea Leyden on 30 September 2020
Dear students, It is my pleasure to welcome back old friends and also warmly greet our newest members of the NCI community. During the last two weeks, we enjoyed meeting incoming students at different Orientation sessions and look forward to seeing your familiar faces again.
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How to Prepare for Your First Year of College at NCI

Posted by Andrea Leyden on 28 August 2020
Students starting their third-level education this September have already faced the massive challenge of finishing their second-level studies during a global pandemic.
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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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A Message to Students from NCISU President, Dajana Sinik

Posted by Andrea Leyden on 22 May 2020
Dear Students, It has been my pleasure to represent you as your Students’ Union President, even through these extraordinary times. In the last 7 months, as a Union, we have applied an ‘open door’ policy, we maintained visibility, and we ensured that you were represented at every level in NCI and nationally.
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International Student Scholarship: Nurudeen’s Story

Posted by Andrea Leyden on 19 May 2020
Nurudeen Oyewole studied journalism at undergraduate level and gained experience as a journalist in his native Nigeria before deciding to further his education by joining NCI as an international student.
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Living in the Time of COVID-19: A Message from NCI President Gina Quin

Posted by Teresa Murray on 16 April 2020
We are living in extraordinary times. Just over four weeks ago, all educational institutes were asked to close their doors to assist in containing the spread of COVID-19, and all our staff and students went home. The instruction came suddenly, we closed the same day as the Government announcement. But thanks to good continuity planning delivered through the hard work, cooperation and adaptability of staff and students, National College of Ireland was able to quickly move all its programmes to online delivery. At the same time, we were able to continue to provide access to library services, student services, academic support, disability support and our careers service, for all our learners.
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5 Useful Tips for Studying at Home While Social Distancing

Posted by Teresa Murray on 09 April 2020
As students are facing very particular challenges while studying at home, we're sharing our Top Three evergreen tips and two tips specific to studying while social distancing:
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