Summer 2017

 
 

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Meet our new President

 

In this short interview our new President Bernard Byrne, CEO of AIB, recounts his journey into banking and shares his thoughts about the banking and financial services industry today and what we need to attend to in the future. He also reflects on the importance of professional education and what he wants to achieve during his time as President.

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Our first spring graduation

 

We’re delighted to see so many of you investing in your professional education. With an increased number of graduates this year, we decided to add a spring graduation to the calendar. On a beautiful April morning, 170 graduates gathered with their families to attend the ceremony in UCD. See the photos and more here.

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Examining the invigilators

 

You probably don’t even remember them. You were a bit nervous on the day. But the invigilators are those men and women dedicated to getting you through an exam, ensuring you are in the right place, on the right day, with the right paper and in the best environment possible. Here we turn the tables to ‘examine’ what invigilators enjoy most about their job, what advice they would give and, of course, what tales they have to tell from the exam hall…

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Be one of our postgraduates…

 

Would you like to be one of our graduates? In particular, would you like to pursue a postgraduate qualification specially designed for the banking and financial services industry? Would you like to achieve a qualification from UCD and be awarded a recognised and respected professional designation? If so, here’s an overview of programmes starting later this year and next.

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CPD and the summer...

 

We know. It’s the summer. The last thing you’re thinking about is CPD hours. But…in the event that there may be a spare day or two over the summer, why not put them to good use and get a couple of CPD hours done? Imagine the satisfaction you’ll feel! And, even better, if you get 12 hours done before 30 September, we’ll put your name in a draw to win a shiny new ipad.

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So... why should you get the job?

 

We’ve probably all been in an interview where we’ve been asked this question or one very like it. It’s a simple question but a tough one to answer well. This short article gives some tips on how to give a focused, interesting answer.

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Meet a member

 

Meet Tom Devine, a risk professional in the Central Bank, who recently completed the Professional Certificate in Conduct Risk, Culture and Operational Risk Management. Tom says he loved the book Robinson Crusoe when he was growing up. Maybe that’s why he’s taking his whole family to the desert island: to have a ‘novel’ experience…

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...now meet a member of our team

 

We are delighted to introduce you to Dr. Paul Quigley, our new Dean. Paul has an extensive and varied career in risk management at home and abroad, in academia and with the Department of Finance and Revenue. Maybe that’s why he’s taking no chances with his desert island luxury!

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