About NCI

A core element of the mission of NCI is to widen access to education. In implementing this mission, it has maintained its links with its local community and with the further education and training sector. NCI has sought to enhance participation in higher education from among as many demographics as possible and to support learners in realising their personal and professional ambitions. With just over 5,000 learners enrolled on roughly 90 QQI accredited programmes, NCI’s modest size allows us to concentrate our efforts on realising the vision of changing lives through education and providing an inspiring educational experience that is innovative, responsive and enterprise focused.

Survey Dates

Survey Live: 22 February - 14 March 2021

Each participating institution selects a specific three-week period during February and March to open the survey for their students. This allows the national survey to take account of local events and other demands on students’ time in order to increase the benefit of the survey at local level – “national survey, local impact“.

Meet the Survey Team

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David McCarthy

Quality and Institutional Effectiveness Specialist

David McCarthy works as the Quality and Institutional Effectiveness Specialist for NCI and is available to answer any questions you may have in relation to the survey.

Contact Email: David.mccarthy@ncirl.ie

Contact Phone: 01 4498727


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Dajana Sinik

SU President

Dajana Sinik is the SU President for NCI and is available to answer any questions you may have in relation to the survey.

Contact Email: president@ncisu.ie

Contact Phone: 01 4498692

Most impactful uses of the survey data for NCI

Results from StudentSurvey.ie play a key role in the quality assurance and enhancement activities at National College of Ireland (NCI). As a private higher education provider, our academic programmes are accredited by QQI and must be internally reviewed on an annual basis and externally reviewed on a five year cyclical basis. The quantitative and qualitative data from the survey is an invaluable resource in both these processes and ensure that the student experience informs all efforts to assure the quality of our programmes and enhance the quality of our teaching, learning and assessment resources.

During the summer of 2020, the Quality and Institutional Effectiveness (QIE) Office completed a review of the efficacy of the College’s student feedback mechanisms. As a result of this review, the Student Voice Project was launched, which aims to redesign each student feedback mechanism and create a fully integrated learner voice system during the 2020/21 academic year. The four pillars of this system are the Class Rep System, the Irish Survey of Student Engagement, Module Evaluations and Learner Complaints. The Learner Voice System will allow for student feedback to be channelled to all relevant academic and corporate governance committees in a manner that ensures the student voice is acknowledged, listened to, responded to and acted upon in a meaningful way. As part of the Student Voice at NCI, StudentSurve.ie will play an increasingly important role in the decision-making processes that directly affect the student experience and impact the reputation of the College.

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