At Knowsley Community College we are committed to making it easier for students and the wider public to access the information that we publish about ourselves and our courses. The Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) has specified the information they expect higher education providers to make available online or by request. This information forms part of what HEFCE has described as a Wider Information Set (WIS).
What’s The Wider Information Set (WIS) For?
To inform the public about the quality of Higher Education, and in particular, help provide potential students with information that will help them make a choice about what and where to study
To help provide evidence to contribute to quality assurance processes in institutions (specifically review by the QAA)
To help provide information that institutions can use to enhance the quality of their University level provision
The external examiner plays an important role in all degree level courses in Higher Education in the UK. External examining provides a means maintaining UK academic standards within higher education institutions.
External examiner reports are available internally for students through Programme Committees.
Key Information Sets (KIS)
The Key Information Set (KIS) contains the information which students nationally have said they find most useful when making choices about which course to study. Some of the items are measures of student satisfaction from the National Student Survey (NSS), others are from the Destination of Leavers from Higher Education (DLHE) which surveys students who gained a qualification from a university or college, six months after they left.
Where applicable you can see the KIS data directly on our course pages. You may however choose to use the information on Unistats – which allows you to compare data from different Universities and Colleges.