UWE Bristol geared up for CMA review

Issue date: 23 October 2015


Since the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) published its guidance in March the University of the West of England , Bristol has been keen to ensure that it provides clear information for students wishing to study at the university. This includes complying with the Consumer Rights Act 2015 which came into force on 1 October 2015. The website is now CMA compliant for the 2016/17 intake. It contains clear information on university fees and courses.

The consumer organization Which? praised the university for best practice on 6 of its 12 criteria including details of transparency on extra costs alongside fees information on the main course page. The University was one of the first universities to put material information on courses and fees in a prominent place. This information supplements other sources of information available to prospective students such as open days, course tutors, advice from schools and colleges and comparison websites. Material information also comprises details such as cost of accommodation, % time in lectures, % or work assessed by coursework, accreditations and the numbers of students employed at graduation. An example can be found here .

UWE recognizes its duty to students to give accurate information about courses and fees. With this in mind the university has a working group in place to address any necessary changes to the information that we give to students about courses and fees in all of our publications and on our website. The review also includes making changes to improve navigation where appropriateā€

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