Record uptake of CAO offers in bid to beat fees and recession

Ireland“The number of students signing up for college has already reached an all-time high – even before the second round of CAO offers comes out tomorrow. By the end of round one, a total of 42,917 applicants had accepted course offers, which is more than the total number of acceptances at the end of the offer season last year – 42,120. As well as trying to ‘ride’ out the recession in college, many students are trying to get a ‘free year’ before fees or loans are introduced from 2010 onwards …” (more)

[John Walshe, Independent, 27 August]

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