KIS presents comparable information about university courses across the UK. It has been introduced by the Government to help you decide where to study.
KIS data is made up of results from the National Student Survey (NSS), the Destination of Leavers from Higher Education (DLHE) plus information provided by each university.
The information provided can help inform your decision about where to study. It enables you to compare similar courses at different universities.
Choosing where to study is a very personal decision and what is important to one person may be less so to somebody else. In addition to the information provided in KIS you might want to think about the course curriculum, links with employers, the location of the university and the resources available to you. Use university prospectuses and websites to gain a full understanding about the course you are interested in.
Specialist institutions such as NUA have relatively small numbers of students compared to big multi-faculty universities. Some of the statistics you will see on our course pages or on Unistats are taken from small numbers of students who responded to a given survey. In some cases the response of just one or two students can have greater impact as each counts as a larger percentage.
Where a course has fewer than 23 responses to a survey, or when the number of respondents is under half of the year group the information in KIS might be grouped with the previous course year, or if this is not available it may be grouped with other courses in the same department. The Unistats website explains where this has happened.