Research Info-Byte Series



The Research Info-Byte Series focuses on specific policy-relevant areas. These are 5-minute reads, less than 10 pages long, leveraging the data available through the Student Record System, and other sources, and providing new, evidence-based insight.

Read our latest Info-Bytes below.

  • 1. Barriers to Employment or Further Study

    Published: February 2022

    In the annual Graduate Outcomes Survey, graduates not in employment or further study are asked “Are there any particular barriers you feel are preventing you from engaging in employment or further study?”. This Info-Byte seeks to explore the qualitative themes that have emerged from this dataset.

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  • 2. Females in STEM

    Published: March 2022

    The first Info-Byte in the Research Info-Byte series focuses on female participation in STEM in 2020/21. A comparison across years is also provided.

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  • 3. Data Graduates

    Published: March 2022

    This Info-Byte focuses specifically on graduates of data-related courses. According to the World Economic Forum (2020), “data analysts and scientists” are the #1 job role in increasing demand. This Info-Byte explores the demographics and outcomes of data graduates.

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  • 4. Doctoral Graduates

    Published: April 2022

    What do PhD graduates do after they complete their studies? View the Info-Byte below to discover more on the outcomes of PhD graduates, and the longitudinal trends.

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  • 5. Economics Graduates

    Published: May 2022

    What do Economics graduates do after they complete their studies? View the Info-Byte below to discover more on the outcomes of Economics graduates, where they work and what they earn.

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  • 6. International Students

    Published: July 2022

    How many International students are there per year? In 2020/21, there were more than 25,000 International students in Ireland. In 2007/08, there were just over 13,000! Explore the evolution across time and find out more at the link below.

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  • 7. Creative Arts Students and Graduates in Higher Education

    Published: September 2022

    How many Creative Arts students do we have studying in Higher Education in Ireland and how are they doing after they complete their studies? View the Info-Byte below to discover more about Ireland’s Creative Arts Students and Graduates.

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