This is the sixth of my policy briefings stemming from the HE White Paper, this one deals with student information and choice.
So, we are now looking at student choice and information, advice and guidance. This was a major area of the White Paper with a full chapter dedicated to the issue, and something where NUS were very supportive in many ways. One of the few things that the White Paper actually delivers in my view is information for students, but once again it fails to really put this information in a context where it is truly empowering students with choice.
I’d argue that information without guidance or context is merely white noise and that actually if these particular proposals are what will put students at the heart of the system, then they continue to fail us – as a true choice simply doesn’t exist in what is actually a false market.
The briefing touches on:
Key Information Sets
Postgraduate Taught information needs
Wider public information