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ERIC Number: EJ808725
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Jul
Pages: 3
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 2
ISSN: ISSN-0379-7724
The Complete University Guide--A New Concept for League Table Practices in the United Kingdom
Jobbins, David; Kingston, Bernard; Nunes, Miguel; Polding, Robert
Higher Education in Europe, v33 n2-3 p357-359 Jul 2008
University league tables in their present form have been around for two decades. One of their objectives has been to help would-be university students (and their parents) make an informed choice of university and course. In the United Kingdom, historically, they have taken the form of a numerical hierarchy topped (predictably) by Oxford and Cambridge universities. This approach has been discussed, criticised and defended both in political and media fora. A project that started five years ago, supported by Mayfield University Consultants, is now online, proposing an alternative flexible ranking approach, The Complete University Guide, which enables prospective students, parents, and other stakeholders to customise a ranking according to their preferences and specific needs. Specifically, it allows users much more flexibility in the way they utilize the tables to decide on their university of choice. (Contains 5 footnotes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom