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KIS and sell

Posted by Matthew Owen | 2 comments
You may have heard something by now about Key Information Sets (KIS) and with a September launch date looming it's a good time to post about how we will be delivering KIS on UWE web pages.

A bit about KIS
To give some background, KIS are comparable sets of information about full or part-time undergraduate courses and are designed to meet the information needs of prospective students.

All full-time and part-time undergraduate courses planned for 2013-14 in institutions which subscribe to the Quality Assurance Agency (QAA) will need to have a KIS.

Prospective students will be able to compare KIS data for each course on the Unistats website as well as via a small advert, or ‘widget’, on the course web pages of universities and colleges.

Delivering KIS
Throughout this year, colleagues across the University have been busy pulling together the data that will be needed to deliver a KIS for each relevant course and this work is nearly completed well in advance of the 22 August 2012 deadline for submission.

The deadline for publishing this information on UWE course web pages using the KIS widget is 31 October 2012. As the current courses information template was not designed with this widget in mind we are now in the process of developing a new template to accommodate KIS. A draft version of this work can be seen below and we will be refining this over the coming month:

Feel free to contact me if you have any queries about how we are delivering KIS. I will be posting with an update on this area later in the year.

For the bigger picture around KIS, please see the HEFCE webpages.


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