Thursday, 8 October 2020

Questions (221)

Paul Kehoe


221. Deputy Paul Kehoe asked the Minister for Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science the number of additional places created on a high demand third level course (details supplied) to meet additional need; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [29341/20]

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Written answers (Question to Further and Higher Education)

In order to help mitigate the impact of the changes to the grading system I announced the creation of an additional 2,225 places on high-demand courses in Higher Education Institutions. These places were provided in order ensure that as many students as possible could be accommodated on a course of their choice, given the unprecedented circumstances they are facing. 5 of these places were created in Veterinary Medicine in UCD, a significant increase given the small cohort of students accepted into that course every year.