A new university website by Which? is being supported by National Union of Students (NUS).
Which? will work in partnership with NUS to develop its new website, which will provide free independent information and high quality advice to help prospective students choose the right course and university.
The website will launch later this year and will provide expert knowledge and insight on everything from applying to university to sorting out finances. It will also offer trustworthy advice for students, by students, and a personalised search to narrow down options.
NUS has agreed to provide unique content for the website that will be generated by students’ unions.
Peter Vicary-Smith, Which? Chief Executive, said:
“With university fees at an all-time high, it’s vital that students make informed decisions about their choice of university. Our partnership with the NUS will help ensure our new website offers high-quality, comprehensive, relevant information and advice that empowers students to make the best decision for them.”
Liam Burns, NUS President, said:
“It would be a scandal if only those with access to the social capital derived from parents who went to university were able to navigate a higher education playing field that the Government has made increasingly uneven. As universities are increasingly competing with each other in a market and therefore cannot provide the impartial resources prospective applicants need, and as the government will not do so, we look forward to working with Which? to provide comprehensive information and high quality advice for all.”
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Notes to Editor
- The new website will use data from official sources such as the UK Higher Education applications service (UCAS), the Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA), Destination of Leavers of Higher Education Survey (DLHE) and the Labour Force Survey to present comparative data alongside contextual information such as how to read between the lines when it comes to student satisfaction ratings and what graduate employment figures really reveal.