University challenge


Sir, – Unfortunately I never studied for an arts degree in UCD, and up to yesterday I thought I had muddled along reasonably well. However, upon reading Lindsey Earner-Byrne’s letter (March 14th) responding to David McWilliams’s article “Third-level education is yesterday’s idea” (Opinion, March 10th), I am now advised that I am unable to “think critically” or “discuss complex ideas confidently” and, worst of all, apparently I cannot “interpret the vast amount of information I am being exposed to” or indeed “put it in context”.

May I please apply for a refund on my Irish Times purchase as, by this account, it is just all to much for me to process. – Yours, etc,



Co Limerick.