CAO First Round Offers Announced! is reporting on the first round of CAO offers which were officially released yesterday morning: "In total 47,821 applicants are getting a third-level offer today. Overall, there has been a decline in applications but marginally more people, around 1,000, are getting their first choice than those that did last year". The website is also reporting that applications for science and computer courses have increased, as students believe these areas of study will lead to job opportunities in the future. The report also includes a reminder that "applicants who receive an offer should accept it but for those that don’t, they should await the second round of offers on 1 September".
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