Our stakeholder consultation suggests that there is a lot of information available for students but there is a shortage of advice and guidance available both online and through advisers, schools and colleges to help students navigate the information.
Research continues to show that decision-making is complex and more information does not necessarily lead to better decisions, unless it is contextualised and personalised with advice and guidance.
The gaps in information extend into higher education:
- Our stakeholder feedback found that information available for students wishing to transfer early on is particularly poor
- Feedback from students suggests that many have considered changing courses or provider at some point during their studies.