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Wednesday 25 October 2023 -
13:00 to 14:00

British Council Ireland is delighted to welcome Gill Roe of Southern Cross Consulting to present highlights from her qualitative research which explores the push and pull factors relating to UK students’ choice to study in Ireland.

In the centenary year of the Common Travel Area (which protects the free movement of people and goods across Ireland and the UK), there has been an uneven, somewhat volatile enrolment pattern in UK students at Irish higher education over the last number of years. Conversely, Ireland is now the UK’s largest EU market for new enrolments. 

This research explores the factors that UK students take into consideration when making the choice to study in Ireland and helps to throw some light on the motivations and factors that affect UK students’ choice to study in Ireland. 

This session will be moderated by British Council Global Head of Education Insights, Research & Hubs, John McNamara who will also share insights into recent British Council research on Pathways to undergraduate study in the UK.

For more information on this research, and other accompanying materials please see our page on Higher Education Mobility UK and Ireland.