Oireachtas Joint and Select Committees
Thursday, 24 September 2015
Public Accounts Committee
Higher Education Authority: Financial Statements 2014
So if a course is left unfilled there could be a student with their heart set on a course but who will miss out by five points because university X decides it needs to be in the 450-500 points range because its competitors are. It does not want to come below the threshold so it forgoes five or ten places but the HEA is still funding it.