How does the class of 2017 view its prospects?

Ten years ago, graduates expected riches galore – today’s students are more modest

Melissa O’Sullivan, a law student at UCD, says owning a home by the age of 30 is not high on her agenda. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Melissa O’Sullivan, a law student at UCD, says owning a home by the age of 30 is not high on her agenda. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

In May 2007, The Irish Times reported on a graduate survey of students in their final year in higher education.

It makes for eye-popping reading now, given the economic collapse that was lurking just around the corner.

The Irish Times
Please subscribe or sign in to continue reading.
The Irish Times

How can I keep reading?

You’ve reached an article that is only available to Irish Times subscribers.

Subscribe today and get the full picture for just €1 for the first month.

Subscribe No obligation, cancel any time.