Fighting the spin – some interesting data on college entry

Points in IoT and university sectors – are universities really gaming the system?

CAO all

Points distribution for so-called niche courses (intake <= 10), the devil incarnate in the eyes of many!

niche courses

Points versus intake all courses – intake and points are uncorrelated

Points v Intake

Data as above but with intake <= 100

up to 100

Trends in student preferences

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Use of Random Selection – new points system will fix this (apparently!) but is it really a problem now ?

random selection

Points inflation – students are performing better – this is the major source of heat in system along with the herding of students into STEM

points inflation

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About Greg Foley

A lecturer in Biotechnology in Dublin City University for more than 25 years. Trained as a Chemical Engineer in UCD (BE and PhD) and Cornell (MS). Does research on analysis and design of membrane filtration systems.
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