A new digital platform to help students switch universities has been launched by six universities in the Midlands.
The Midlands Credit Compass allows students to change between participating providers, and even restart their studies within five years of dropping out.
The new platform was launched by the Midlands Enterprise Universities (MEU), a consortium comprising Birmingham City, Coventry, Derby, Nottingham Trent, Lincoln and Wolverhampton universities.
Thought to be the first of its kind, the platform allows students to transfer academic credits between the six university partners. Applicants through the Credit Compass are also assigned a dedicated member of staff to support their transfer.
All of us need to do what we can to provide students, who may not have made the right choice, with options to study at other universities.
– Nicola Dandridge, Office for Students
The higher education watchdog, Office for Students (OfS), welcomed the announcement. In August 2019, OfS chief executive Nicola Dandridge told The Times that the regulator wants the process of transferring between universities made easier.