A briefing paper jointly prepared by the Research and Information Service (RaISe) of the Northern Ireland Assembly and the Library & Research Service of the Houses of the Oireachtas for the 5th Meeting of the North-South Inter-Parliamentary Association, was recently released by both departments. The paper, entitled “Access for students to third-level education in the respective jurisdictions (i.e. Northern Ireland and Ireland)”, draws heavily from research undertaken by CCBS. Consequently, and in line with views expressed by CCBS, the briefing paper presented to members of the North-South Inter-Parliamentary Association includes within its conclusions the opinion that, “Despite a desire by both jurisdictions to improve the flow of students across the border there is very little take-up of higher education by students in the opposite jurisdiction”.
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