Of course, universities themselves have a direct and important role in preparing and disseminating some of this information. We are aware of universities’ influence on senior secondary schooling and we have a strong sense of responsibility to inform students in a helpful and accurate way.
UA believes better information means better decisions. The more accurate and more comprehensive the information available to senior secondary students, parents and teachers the better for everyone – especially, of course, the students themselves. This includes access to good information about the range of options available after school, what each of these options involves, and where they can lead.
UA welcomes the review’s focus on improving information for senior secondary students to help them find their path and realise their potential.
However, we have some reservations about views expressed in the review’s discussion paper on information currently available, students’ decision-making and the impact of the ATAR. UA looks forward to discussion with the review panel on what the issues are and how best to address them.