Today the Irish Independent reports that third level applications are at an all-time high. The paper claims that points will soar due to the high demand for places as many more people choose third level education as a safe haven from the recession.
This is worrying news for those sitting the Leaving Cert in June.
If these figures are correct then no one has a safe course. Some courses won’t see a substantial rise in applicants however others could see points rise significantly.
The rise in applicants is directly linked to the recession as young people choose to further their education. The fear of job losses has pushed many to re-skill and re-train themselves in the hope of finding secure employment.
This is our aim too. We want to have third level qualifications and we all want secure careers out of them however it’s clear that these next 4 months are make or break time for many of us!