Trinity College Provost Patrick Prendergast
— John Gallen (@TheTrips) October 3, 2019
Following a dramatic fall in world university rankings…
Trinity College Dublin is considering cutting its intake of Irish students by up to a quarter over the next five years in order to protect the quality of its education.
Such a move would likely result in a sharp increase in the number of CAO points required for courses due to increased competition for fewer places.
However, it would maintain its lucrative international student numbers who currently account for about 20 per cent of the college’s enrolment….
Provost Patrick Prendergast sez:
“This is about reducing the total number of Irish students – not substituting them … we’re going to have to realise that we don’t have the academic staff to teach the students we already have. That’s what the rankings are telling us,”
Many of them don’t have access to library services to prepare lectures & are not paid for prep. What quality teaching can be expected?
— Dr. Bríd McGrath (@BridMcGrath) October 3, 2019