Friday 22 September 2017

What a remarkable admission about Trinity admissions

'Trinity no longer wants the brightest students in the country; it wants only the brightest in particular schools'
'Trinity no longer wants the brightest students in the country; it wants only the brightest in particular schools'

John McAvoy

In the Irish Independent of August 17, Prof Patrick Geoghegan of Trinity College is quoted as saying: "In Trinity, we are excited about getting in students who came first in the class, or in the top percentile of their schools, whether that score is 360 or 460 or 560."

What an admission. Trinity no longer wants the brightest students in the country; it wants only the brightest in particular schools. I am sure the other higher education institutions will be delighted to accept the high-fliers Trinity has decided to ignore.

While Trinity may be excited, how excited are the 25 students who worked extremely hard for two years but who have been deprived of a place?

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