Discover Uni and Unistats

About Discover Uni

Discover Uni is the official, authoritative source of information and guidance on higher education in the UK.

It is designed to support prospective students in deciding whether, where and what to study. The site replaced Unistats from September 2019.

Discover Uni provides information, advice and guidance about the different options for studying. It helps prospective students make sense of all the information out there by linking to other quality resources and explaining what they can find where. It also allows users to search for and compare information and data for individual undergraduate courses across the UK.

Discover Uni is jointly owned by the Office for Students, the Department for the Economy Northern Ireland, the Higher Education Funding Council for Wales and the Scottish Funding Council.

It includes:

Information and guidance about higher education

  • what higher education is and different ways to study
  • deciding whether to go into higher education
  • student finance
  • support with how to choose a course.

Information about courses

  • student views from the National Student Survey (NSS)
  • employment outcomes and earnings from the Graduate Outcomes (GO) survey and the Longitudinal Education Outcomes (LEO) dataset
  • information on professional accreditations, the number of students who continue on the course and entry qualifications held by previous entrants
  • graduates’ perceptions of their work after graduating
  • links to detailed information on providers’ course pages about course content and delivery, and fees and funding.

Information about providers

  • information on quality assessment and standards
  • direct links to provider websites and their student unions
  • provider name and contact information taken directly from their UK Register of Learning Providers (UKRLP) record.
Visit the Discover Uni website

Open data

The data on Discover Uni is called the Discover Uni dataset. This is collected by the Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA) which is now part of Jisc, and is available for reuse as a downloadable dataset.

Find out more about the Discover Uni dataset on the HESA website.

Get in touch

If you have a question that’s not answered here, or to give your feedback on the website, please email us at [email protected].

Last updated 16 October 2023
16 October 2023
Updated to change dataset name from Unistats to Discover Uni.
09 November 2022
Minor updates on the information Discover Uni displays about providers
28 October 2021
Small updates to reflect the release of the latest data.
07 May 2021
Added information about Unistats 2021
09 November 2020
Page updated to reflect the relaunch of the Discover Uni website.

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