Virtual Discover University summer programme 2020

Discover University is a summer programme held in NCI every June that aims to give young people the opportunity to experience a taste of life at NCI and to see college as part of their future.

Discover University is aimed at students aged 14-17 years old and involves learning through fun and exciting projects and workshops. They will also have the opportunity to visit exciting and innovative companies in the Docklands area, to show how higher education translates into the working world.

This year, the programme will run ONLINE from Monday 22nd June - Friday 26th June 2020.

Students may apply to one of our four core subject areas of Business, Computing, Early Childhood Education and Care and Psychology. They then work in teams to complete a group project in their subject area throughout the week while they also attend lectures and workshops. Each group will be mentored and supported by a team leader, a third level NCI student. 

The programme finishes with a Prize-giving Ceremony for students, their families and invited guests to celebrate their achievements.

For more information, please contact Educational Guidance Coordinator, Áine Kavanagh (086)4666413 or email: or on 

How to apply

Applications for Virtual Discover University are now closed. 

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