Discover University summer programme

Discover University is a seven-day 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 from Wednesday 19th June - Friday 28th June 2019 (excluding the weekend).

Students may apply to one of our four core subject areas of Business, Computing, Early Years and Psychology. Students 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. Lunch will be provided daily.

The programme finishes with a Graduation Ceremony and BBQ for the students, their families and invited guests to celebrate their achievements.

For more information, please contact Stretch to Learn Coordinator, Áine Kavanagh at or on 086-4666413.

How to apply

Applications for Discover University 2019 have now closed. Please check back in March 2020 for details on how to apply to the 2020 programme or follow us on Facebook