Would we be Better Off Specialising as Graduates?

Posted in Fees, access and admissions on April 27th, 2016 by steve

Ireland“For every Irish student, the CAO represents a confusing and mildly terrifying set of choices, determining the rest of your life. ‘What’s your first choice?’ was the refrain of sixth year as we all struggled to fit our futures into a ten-point list. Some of us based it on course preference, others on college, some on what they thought was a realistic estimate of their Leaving Cert results …” (more)

[Aisling Curtis, University Times, 26 April]

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Avoiding early specialisation at university

Posted in Fees, access and admissions on September 9th, 2011 by steve

“One of the key features of many of today’s universities is that often they admit students into a wide array of highly specialised subjects. Students are expected to leave secondary school with their career choices clearly mapped out, and this is then reflected in their higher education roadmaps. But is this a good idea? …” (more)

[Ferdinand von Prondzynski, University Blog, 9 September]

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