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Graduates 'want more' from their universities
Tuesday, 15 June 2010
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Sixth-formers should be told how much they are likely to earn when they graduate, based on their choice of degree course, it was suggested today (June 15th).
The Office of the Independent Adjudicator for Higher Education published a new report this week which suggested that students want to see more value from their university tuition fees.
Responding to the findings, higher education minister David Willetts explained that the coalition government is determined to improve communication between the two parties.
"The government wants to see universities publishing clearer and more consistent information to students," he said.
"This includes better information about the costs, graduate earnings and student satisfaction of different university courses."
The number of complaints received by the adjudicator in the past five years has almost doubled, with academic appeals processes, disciplinary and misconduct issues all angering students.
Grievances must be lodged with the adjudicator - which was established in the Higher Education Act 2004 - within three months of the relevant university's internal investigation.