Students turn away from courses linked to sectors hit by recession

Ireland“Students are turning away in huge numbers from courses in business, engineering, teaching, law and disciplines affected by the economic recession. Central Applications Office (CAO) statistics show the top preferences of the 64,455 people who have submitted lists of courses which they hope to begin next autumn, up almost 5,000 on last year’s applications. College hopefuls can list up to 10 level 8 (honours bachelor degree) courses and up to 10 level 7 (ordinary bachelor degree) or level 6 (higher certificate) courses and were allowed to change their choices up to a week ago …” (more)

[Niall Murray, Irish Examiner, 8 July]

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