Liam Burns today announced that Which? will work in partnership with NUS to develop a new university 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 will 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."
The new website will launch later this year.