University drop-out rates and graduate earnings to be tagged

UK“University courses are to be tagged with their drop-out rates, graduates’ future earnings and the number of contact hours students can expect with tutors. The move, which will be modelled on a food-labelling system, is part of a consumer revolution in higher education to be unveiled this week by Lord Mandelson, the universities secretary. Students should be treated more as paying customers and given better information about the quality of their courses before they embark on a degree, the new government framework for universities is expected to say on Tuesday …” (more)

[Polly Curtis, Observer, 1 November]

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