Rise in post-grad study
MORE third-level graduates than ever before are opting to further their education rather than enter the labour market.
A survey of 2009 graduates at one of the country's largest institutes -- the Limerick Institute of Technology -- has revealed that 17pc of honours degree students continued to postgraduate education.
This is almost three-times the figure (6pc) in 2007.
The survey of more than 800 graduates in 2009 also revealed that 73pc of 2009 Level 6 (Higher Certificate) and Level 7 (Degree) graduates progressed to further studies at the Institute.
LIT's graduate employment figure is 2pc above the national average for third level institutes/universities.