Hotly-contested college courses are still largely a family affair

Ireland“The sons and daughters of higher professional classes are hogging entry to university courses to become doctors, vets, lawyers or pharmacists. Children of doctors, engineers and solicitors and similar socio-economic groups are dominating participation in the most prestigious degree programmes. Little has changed in the past decade and students from lower social classes are still not getting their share of places on those courses …” (more)

[Katherine Donnelly, Independent, 27 August]

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