Cuts lead to lost opportunities for students
A colleague highlights one of the less publicised costs of cutting courses.
“When I was shopping in a retail park on Saturday the checkout person recognized me as a member of staff from Magee. She is currently on the third year of the BSc Psychology at Magee. She said she had been hoping to apply for the post-graduate Applied Psychology at Magee next year. But when the course moves to Coleraine her part time job and child care responsibilities would mean she wouldn’t be able to do this. She and some other students were angry at this.
“It was only speaking to this person that made me realise the human cost of this “de-duplication” of courses – our geographical spread over 4 campuses opened up opportunities for students which will now be removed by some courses being offered on just one campus.”