DfE aims to create digital tools to help students make informed decisions about university

The Department for Education is inviting organisations to bid for a share of £125,000 to develop ideas for new digital tools that will help students make informed choices about what and where to study at university.

The aim is to create a free and accessible digital tool for students that uses existing data about graduate employment and salaries. This is to stop Students making uninformed decisions about what and where to study

Up to 5 studies could be funded in the first phase. The best ideas could share £300,000 to develop their ideas further in a second phase.

Proposals must include plans for user discussions or testing to ensure solutions meet students needs, and they must use graduate outcomes data.

The competition is run under SBRI (the Small Business Research Initiative), which helps the public and private sectors come together to solve challenges facing government.

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