THE: Careers-guidance statements demanded as Willetts unveils choice agenda

Every university will be asked to state how they prepare students for the world of work by David Willetts’ opening salvo to improve transparency in the sector.

The Higher Education Funding Council for England is to write to institutions asking them to produce Graduate Employability Statements explaining how they support students in areas such as careers guidance and work placements, the universities minister announced.

Mr Willetts said it was the coalition government’s first move to help students make more informed decisions about their choice of university, and said he hoped to announce further measures in the months ahead.

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