University comparison site launched

September 27th, 2012 Category: Educational Establishments

Students have all sorts to consider when they are thinking about which university they want to attend.

From the course itself to their finances, there is plenty to think about before they come to a final decision.

But a new resource could potentially make it a little bit easier to weigh up the different options.

The Unistats website allows users to quickly compare pieces of data relating to universities, such as how much they charge for tuition fees and the cost of accommodation.

Backed by the government, this could potentially be an invaluable tool for students who are struggling to come to a decision.

But since student satisfaction ratings are also on the website, higher education providers must ensure they offer the best possible experience if they want to be praised on the site.

Of course, this goes well beyond offering excellent tuition and extra-curricular activities. The learning environment itself is critically important, as the surroundings must be conducive to studying and hard work.

Bringing in university cleaning specialists might therefore be a great way to ensure your lecture halls and seminar rooms fit the bill and help students focus on the task in hand – that of getting their degree and going on to enjoy a successful career.

Business secretary Vince Cable commented: "Applying to university is a big decision and we want to ensure that all students, whatever their background, have the key facts at their fingertips to help them make the right choice for them."

Unistats contains details of more than 31,000 college and university courses across the country and also offers quick access to the website of each education institution.

Aspiring graduates will be able to input their personal preferences in order to ensure all searches are highly relevant and linked to their specific needs and requirements.

This should help them whittle down a lengthy list of courses to a shorter selection and compare the pros and cons of each one straight away.