New website will help students pick the right degree course

27 Sep 2012 12:36 PM

Students applying to university will have more information at their fingertips than ever before to help them make choices about courses and where to study.

Today, the Business Secretary Vince Cable is launching a new website that features a standardised set of data called the Key Information Set (KIS). The completely revised Unistats website (http://unistats.direct.gov.uk/) provides extensive information for over 31,000 courses in the UK, including student satisfaction ratings, graduate salaries and employment, tuition fees and financial support, and the cost of accommodation.

The new KIS data have been collated after consulting students about the information they find most useful when they are choosing higher education courses. The data for each course link directly to the relevant course webpage, which provides more detail on what the course contains and how it will be taught.

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