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Phone apps aim to give students access to graduate outcome data

The universities minister has launched two government-funded mobile phone apps designed to give would-be students access to information about graduate outcomes at different institutions.

Chris Skidmore said the two apps, which have each received about £150,000 in funding, would make it “easier and fairer” for those who are considering applying to university to access “the information they need to make good higher education and career choices”.

One of the contracts was awarded to AccessEd, a company based in London that works to increase access to university for young people from under-served backgrounds. Its “ThinkUni” app offers students a “personalised digital assistant” to help compare the data.

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