Students brace themselves for harsh new economic reality

Ireland“In the third of a regular round table discussion on education matters, institute of technology students ponder a new Ireland of recession, emigration and college fees. The abolition of fees and the blossoming of the institutes of technology have made higher education possible for a much wider community of students. Families have broken new ground, with many seeing sons and daughters gaining the first degree-level qualification in the household. This week’s student round table brings three such pioneers together to discuss fees, finances and their futures as they graduate into a troubled economy …” (more)

[Louise Holden, Irish Times, 7 April]

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