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News Digest - December 2019

20 December - The Irish Times

Docklands businesses pledge €100,000 to local education initiative

Kennedy Wilson, in partnership with basis.point, has announced a €100k pledge to support child development initiatives, including support of NCI's Early Learning Initiative's Home from Home programme. ELI is very grateful to partners like basis.point and Kennedy Wilson who enable their programmes to be sustained. If you are interested in supporting ELI, contact


19 December -

Industry cooperation amplifies the impact that giving has on our communities

This article features the excellent work of basis.point, including their support of NCI's Early Learning Initiative, partnering with RBC to fund The Coding Club, and with BNP Paribas to adapt the Parent Child+ programme


1 December - Sunday Business Post - (print only) 

Achievers in Knowledge Transfer are honoured 

A continuation of our November coverage, as our own NCI lecturer Anu Sahni is recognized as an exceptional ambassador for knowledge transfer activity with aims of helping our own students in financial services "leading to a Special Commendation" on the night of Impact Awards.


2 December - 

First International Financial Services Apprentices GraduateCould a Level 6 or a Level 8 in Financial Services be for you?

International Financial Services Apprentice Graduates had an invaluable experience in this programme that combined practical “on-the-job” experience alongside “traditional classroom learning” working with industry leaders such as Fidelity, Citi Bank and Allianz that makes them perfect candidate's for the financial services sector.


2 December - National Student Engagement YouTube channel

NStEP: Meaningful student engagement in quality enhancement

David McCarthy, NCI’s Quality Assurance Directorate contributes his expert opinion on the impact of meaningful student engagement on areas such has had on student partnerships, quality assurance and policymaking. 


3 December - Irish Independent (print only)

How many students do you think came to NCI in 2019? And where did they come from?

As part of the 2019 feeder schools list, this is a table that provides a breakdown of the HEIs attended by pupils from the Leaving Certificate class of 2019, including NCI.


5 December - Westmeath Topic and Meath Topic (print only)

Where Westmeath’s 2019 Leaving Cert students went for higher education...

Following the Irish Independent Supplement on feeder schools, the Topic wrote an article detailing where Westmeath Leaving Cert students attended college.


12 December - Irish Examiner 

Business movers

Trevor Daly, an Alumni of the National College of Ireland who previously studied the Post Graduate Diploma in Public relations and Event Management, has been named business director with B2B marketing agency Atomic Beta, a part of the Atomic Group. Daly has been brought on to shape the strategic direction of Atomic Beta with the intention of delivering B2N strategies while collaborating for the EMEA and global marketing teams alongside key clients.


28 December - Limerick Post (print only)

Josephine Feehily steps down as Policing Authority boss

Josephine Feehily, Outgoing Policing Authority Chairperson and Alumna of the National College of Ireland has decided to step down from her post, during her four-year term she has been accredited by Justice Minister Charlie Flanagan for guiding the An Garda Siochana to “rapid and significant progression” while ensuring “a clear focus” “on the need for the highest standards in provision of policing services.