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News Digest - November 2018


16 November 2018 – Education.ie and MerrionStreet.ie

Irish Government Launches P-TECH Pilot to boost students’ opportunities in the Digital Economy

NCI is the first third level partner in the government’s Pathways in Technology, a public education initiative that combines second-level school education with elements of third level education and work experiences such as mentorship and internships.


16 November 2018 – The Irish Times

New project aims to boost inner city students’ chances of securing tech jobs

NCI will be the initial third-level education partner, while IBM, Cisco, Virgin Media, Irish Water and Irish Life will participate as the first industry partners.


16 November 2018 – The Irish Examiner

Varadkar launches programme preparing students for the digital workplace

NCI will be the initial third-level education partner, while Larkin Community College, Marino College and St. Joseph’s CBS Dublin are the first schools in Ireland to participate in P-TECH.


16 November 2018 – Tech Central

P-TECH pilot project to boost students’ digital opportunities

The P-TECH model meets recommendations identified in The Mulvey Report on Dublin’s North East Inner City. NCI will be the first Third Level partner in the initiative.


17 November 2018 – The Irish Independent

Young pupils get a taste of third-level science with fast-track tech study

NCI will be the first Third Level partner in the government’s P-TECH initiative.


28 November 2018 – Business in the Community Ireland

Ireland is the first country in Europe to adopt the P-TECH school model

NCI is the initial third-level partner in the initiative.


10 November 2018 – Dublin City FM

Emma Wheatley speaks to Anne Rutledge about Restorative Practice




04 November 2018 – The Sunday Times

Good University Guide – Ireland

Includes a profile of National College of Ireland


20 November 2018 – The Irish Times

Cheating in third-level exams rises sharply since 2010 (print headline – front page)
Cheating at third-level up sharply since 2010 (online headline)
Cheating on the rise in Irish universities (alternative online headline)

Who are the biggest cheaters at third level? (print headline – page 10)
Who are the biggest cheaters in Irish universities (online headline)

NCI has the toughest punishments for those found cheating on exams.


22 November 2018 – The Irish Times (online only)

Images of the Day – Fellowship

Picture from NCI’s graduation of Denis O’Brien, honorary fellow of the college, with president Gina Quin.


23 November 2018 – The Irish Independent (print only)

Honorary fellowship: Entrepreneur O’Brien is conferred

Picture from NCI’s graduation of Denis O’Brien, honorary fellow of the college, with president Gina Quin.


12 November 2018 – The Herald (print only)

Third Level Options “Peek” for Interpro Players

Covering a release from the FAI 

14 Third Level Institutions at Exhibition

The Schools and Third Level Football Department of the FAI hosted the Third Level Options Exhibition as part of the FAI Schools Interprovincial Tournament in Dublin. NCI was one of 14 institutions available to speak to attending students. 
This was also covered by Sports News Ireland
https://www.sportsnewsireland.com/soccer/soccer_irish/extensive-guide-to-third-level-football-scholarship-options/ 


27 November 2018 – Limerick Leader

Limerick Basketball stars named in Irish U-18 Basketball squad

Stephen Achukwu from NCI has been selected for the Ireland U-18 Basketball Squad


27 November 2018 – Tralee Today

Three Tralee Players Selected on Irish Under 18 Squad for European B Championships

Stephen Achukwu from NCI has been selected for the Ireland U-18 Basketball Squad


29 November 2018 – Evening Echo

Lehane, O’Connor and Lenihan included in Ireland U18 basketball squad

Stephen Achukwu from NCI has been selected for the Ireland U-18 Basketball Squad


07 November 2018 – Trinity News

TCDSU lags behind national average in gender equality of sabbatical officers

Article mentions that NCI boasts gender parity.


21 November 2018 – Irish Tech News

How to pitch your Brexit solution to government 

Andrew Keogh speaks of his experience helping to prep NCI’s team for their Brexit pitch to the Seanad.


01 November 2018 – Business & Finance

New and notable appointments at Cornmarket Group Financial Services Ltd., CDB Aviation, ATXA Therapeutics

Mary-Jane Halpin, Director of Human Resources & Business Change at Cornmarket holds a master’s degree in strategic human resources from NCI.


09 November 2018 – Irish Examiner

Business Movers

Mary-Jane Halpin, Director of Human Resources & Business Change at Cornmarket holds a master’s degree in strategic human resources from NCI.


15 November 2018 – Evening Echo (print only)

Career Moves – Appointment Notice – Cornmarket appoints Mary-Jane Halpin to Board

Mary-Jane Halpin, Director of Human Resources & Business Change at Cornmarket holds a master’s degree in strategic human resources from NCI.


20 November 2018 – Irish Broker Magazine (print only)

Cornmarket appoints Mary-Jane Halpin to Board

Mary-Jane Halpin, Director of Human Resources & Business Change at Cornmarket holds a master’s degree in strategic human resources from NCI.


15 November 2018 – Industrial Relations News (print only)

42nd Countess Markievicz Memorial Lecture next week

Dr Bruan Hanley, who lectured at NCI, lectures on “The Conscription Crisis 1918: the nail in the coffin?” Supported by the Workplace Relations commission, this event is organised by the Irish Association for Industrial Relations.


19 November 2018 – Ireland of the Welcomes (print only)

The Soul of Dublin

This brief tour of Dublin’s soul via its bridges ends with “the modern docklands, the Convention Centre and National College of Ireland… A modern city looking confidently to the future.”


27 November 2018 – The Irish Times (print only)

Ask Brian – What’s on in education

NCI’s open days for CAO students are listed.


27 November 2018 – Dundalk Democrat (print only)

Career fair showcase future uni’s (sic) to students 

NCI participated in this annual careers fair at St. Louis’.


21 November 2018 – Leinster Leader (pay wall)

Careers day on tomorrow at Kildare Town Community School

NCI participated in this careers day.