Young people making university application decision without advice says Which?
Over a third of young people surveyed by consumer campaigning charity Which? said they didn’t receive any one-to-one advice from a teacher or careers advisor when choosing which university to go to.
The survey showed that 39% of prospective students aged 19 and under didn’t access any one-to-one advice from a teacher or careers advisor when choosing a university. Which? have worked out that this could mean more than 150,000 prospective students each year making one of the biggest financial decisions of their lives without important information.Their survey also reveals several other crucial figures:
- 43% of young people would have liked more information, particularly about employment prospects, activities and course structure
- 77% of perspective students also said they wanted to limit the amount of debt they have when they leave university
- The survey further revealed that 22% of surveyed young people aren’t confident about their employment prospects in the next 12 months.
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