New research emerging from the NUS/HSBC Student Experience research project explores the motivations, expectations and concerns of school leavers on entering university.
In this briefing Shane Chowen, VP (FE) and Usman Ali, VP (HE) analyse the results of the research and call for universities to revisit their induction and information provision in light of the expectations and needs of incoming students.
Some key findings:
- Only 46 per cent of students received 'All the information I wanted', meaning 54 per cent did not.
- Most students choose a course that matches their interests, but working class students are more likely to choose a course that will improve their earning potential
- Over a third of school leavers are worried about their financial situation while at university