|BA (Mod) - 1983.
Today is a day of celebration for hundreds of graduates of the National College of Ireland who will take part in Graduation ceremonies in the Convention Centre. It is a proud moment for all students and their families. The formalities of the occasion with gowns, hats, and Latin make for a serious, but celebratory day. I recall my own graduation at Trinity in 1983 with fond memories, even though I had no idea what lay ahead for me.
For the fifth year in a row I will not be there myself to congratulate students, unfortunately the ceremonies clash with classes - I must attend to the learning and teaching of next year's graduates. So - I would like to give a special shout out to all students from the following courses on which I have taught over the past few years:
- Higher Diploma in Data Analytics
- BSc in Technology Management
- BSc in Computing (Data Analytics)
- BSc in Business Information Systems
I hope that all the Statistics, Programming, Data Visualizations, and Project Management did not bore you too much and that you will find that knowledge gained in your time at NCI will be of use to you on your road ahead. I had the pleasure of meeting many past students yesterday while attending the Analytics Institute Summit (ironically for me it was in the Convention Centre where I can't be today!). All were successful in their careers, and were grateful and gracious about their time in NCI.
At NCI we Change Lives Through Education - today is the day where you see this in action.