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Jan
12

Meet a DIFC Representative in Nigeria

Would you like to sit down and talk to a DIFC representative about coming to study in Ireland or the UK? Our Marketing Manager, Ray Halpin, will be visiting Nigeria at the end of January – early February and will be available to meet with students and their families wanting to find out more about DIFC […]

By Nerilie Duffey | Blog
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Jan
04

2016 – A New Year, A New Beginning?

The start of a new year is always a great time to reflect on life and make plans for the new year. Every year, people all over the world make New Year Resolutions: lose weight, exercise more, give up chocolate. When you are a student, these resolutions might seem even easier: study more, stop skipping […]

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Dec
21

Christmas Office Closure

The DIFC offices will be closing over the Christmas period. Please be advised of the following closures over Christmas: College Campus (including student services): Closed from Monday, 21st December. Reopen on Monday, 4th January 2016 Head Office (including admissions): Closed from 1.00pm Thursday, 24th December. Reopen on Monday, 4th January 2016 For students who are […]

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Dec
08

Student Awards Ceremony

2015 Winners Here at DIFC, we like to celebrate our students and their achievements. Obviously, the main reward for our students is a place in University but it is also nice to show appreciation for hard work and excellent results in other ways. That is why we have a Student Awards Ceremony every year to […]

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Dec
03

Medical Pathway Programme Launches in Nigeria

DIFC is proud to be part of a new medical pathway programme which will allow Nigerian students to train for the medical professions. In collaboration with Oxbridge Tutorial College, we have launched a new specialist foundation year route for students who want to pursue a medical career via an overseas university education. Students start the pathway […]

By Nerilie Duffey | Blog
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A Guide to Referencing

What is referencing? In academic writing, we rely a lot on other people’s writing and research. For example, I have never researched how many people study Chemistry in Dubai. But someone else has done this research – let’s call her Mary. So Mary has counted the number of people studying Chemistry in Dubai. So if […]

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Nov
11

Fiyin – Flying high at RCSI

Fiyinfoluwa Fabamwo was a student of DIFC, class of 2013/2014. Fiyin was a joy to teach – she worked hard, had an amazing attitude and understood the most important lesson – if you want to be successful, you need to work hard. Fiyin’s hard work was inspiring, both for us as teachers and for her […]

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Study Week

Congratulations to our IFY and Grad Dip students who have made it through the first half of the first semester. Has the time gone quickly or slowly? Next week is study week, so no classes. This week is a great opportunity to do the following: 1. Catch up: Maybe you missed a few classes. Maybe […]

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Photographs of Dublin

Now that the IFY course and the Grad Dip course are up and running, we thought it might be a good idea to hold a little photo competition. Here in Dublin, there are so many places to photograph. We’ve got the autumnal trees everywhere, the red brick buildings and the rain filled clouds. Last year, […]

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Questions

So we’ve successfully reached the end of the IFY induction week. Next week, we will get to meet all the new Graduate Diploma students. This is always a fantastic time of year. For us, it is exciting as we get to meet new people and start to get to know the people we will be […]

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Induction Week

For new IFY students, next week (September, 14th) will be the start of your time in DIFC. For Graduate Diploma students it will be the following week (September, 21st). We are all really looking forward to meeting you and welcoming you to our college. Your first week will be an induction week so we thought […]

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Mr. Biology

In this, the second part of our look at the Science teaching team, our resident Biology expert, Colm Nolan (also known as Mr Biology), was kind enough to subject himself to a few questions. Apart from being a wonderful teacher, Colm possesses a brain like velcro – absolutely everything seems to stick. He never ceases […]

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Mr. Physics

Here at DIFC, we are lucky to have such a wonderful teaching team. Every morning they come to DIFC with only one thing on their minds: how to help their students (that and whether to go to Noshington’s or the canteen for a coffee). Of all those minds, perhaps the most complex and mysterious belongs to […]

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Holidays

After a lot of work and a lot of study, our students have finished up and are hopefully enjoying their summer holidays and a well deserved rest. One of the great things about university is the holidays. When you start your undergraduate degree, you have 3 or 4 years in front of you. With approximately […]

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Joseph – one year on.

Joseph Ojoo was a student with DIFC in the class of 2014. Joseph is an out-going, intelligent young man from Kenya and was popular both with classmates and DIFC staff. A big fan of rugby, literature and, interestingly, stunt work, Joseph always has something interesting to talk about. This week students in the class of […]

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Numbers

Last classes took place today before final exams next week. Congratulations to all of our students for making it this far. Those of you on the IFY stream have clocked up some impressive numbers: 100+ hours in Maths class hammering away at calculators and getting to grips with Quadratics, Vectors, Trigonometry, Matrices, Statistics. 100+ hours […]

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What is Academic Vocabulary?

When you start studying for university, you often hear people talk about “academic” vocabulary. This is a very vague term and can be a worry. What is this academic vocabulary? How can I learn it? Will I lose marks if my vocabulary isn’t academic enough? The result can often be that students go to the […]

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Living in Dublin – Helpful Hacks

Now that Dublin is basking in sunshine, and for many students, exams are finished, it is a good time to explore Dublin. There are many, many websites online that will offer you traditional advice about things to do when living in Dublin. For this blog post, we thought it might be fun to share less […]

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1st Year of Medical College

Many of the students who come to DIFC do so because they wish to study medicine. Becoming a doctor is a wonderful ambition, but as Dr. Kennedy explained in this post, it takes a lot of hard work and diligence. It can be a long and challenging road. The first year in medical college can […]

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Hard work and success

Starting university is an extremely exciting time. It is moving from the very ordered world of high school to a freer environment where you will meet new people from completely different backgrounds. It is also the end of many years of hard work and the beginning of many more years of hard work. Here at […]

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