Introduction and logging in
Indigo is our new, slimmed-down version that makes it easier than ever to access our industry-leading content. With one easy login for students, there’s no need to create individual accounts or worry about data security.
If you’ve just purchased a subscription, we’ll be in touch shortly to provide your login details. You will receive two logins: one for teachers, and one for students. The student account can be accessed by up to 30 students at any time.
The Unis module from Indigo includes three types of profile:
- Universities: including the latest statistics, admissions policies and disablitiy advice;
- Subjects: taking a look at wider areas of study;
- Courses: specific degree courses at a university — an intersection of the subject and uni profiles.
If you have a subscription to both Careers Light and Unis Light, when you log in to Indigo Light, you will be taken to the Careers dashboard. To access the Unis dashboard, simply click “Unis” in the header. If you are only subscribed to Unis Light, then the Unis dashboard will load automatically when you log in.
On the Unis dashboard, you will be able to access the three types of profiles mentioned above. Below is how the student account looks. Teachers — you will also be able to access your liked profiles from previous sessions.
You can view in-depth profiles for over 150 UK universities including admissions policies, employment rates and UCAS tariff offers for every course, alongside advice on the application process.
— On the Unis dashboard, click on Explore Unis.
— If you wish to start with an entirely blank slate, you can browse and access university profiles by clicking the individual tiles.
— Alternatively, the location filter menu allows you to view universities in particular regions of the UK.
— To navigate to a specific university directly, type its name into the search bar.
— On the right of the screen, you can filter using the icon to view only Russell Group (RG) universities.
— Each profile page includes a comprehensive summary of the university, alongside key details covering degree courses available, UCAS tariffs, student life, sport and support available. From this screen, students can begin building their shortlists by clicking the Compare or Like buttons in the menu bar on the left.
Placing different universities side-by-side is a great way to visually compare similarities and differences. It is also a great catalyst for classroom discussion.
— You can directly compare up to three universities at once. These can be selected by clicking the compare icon on the main Explore Unis screen. You can also add a university to the compare list when viewing an individual university’s profile.
— Once in the compare screen, key data is displayed side-by-side allowing for easy visual comparison — alongside similar universities, admissions and financial information.
— Universities can be added and removed for continued exploration.
The Indigo university rankings
Many organisations publish league tables to rank institutions according to their own criteria. These rankings can vary wildly depending on methodology and bias, so we have created the Indigo Rank — bringing together several major university rankings.
— From the search bar on the Explore Unis screen, click the purple Rank Unis button.
— This displays all universities in a table, showing their most recent ranking from a number of different organisations.
— You can switch to view tables of statistics, including dropout rates, graduate employment and student satisfaction.
For some, jumping straight into a university search may not be the best route. You may need more support to first choose a subject that interests you — or the best degree for a chosen career route.
Indigo’s Subject Profiles help to narrow the field of thousands of degree courses down to a broader subject area as a good first step. Once you find a subject that interests you, you can explore the courses — and potential career pathways — connected to that field. They can be explored in a very similar way to universities.
— Students should start by clicking the Explore Subjects link on the Unis dashboard. If students wish to start with an entirely blank slate they can browse and access subject profiles by clicking the individual tiles.
— Alternatively, they can narrow the field to show subjects related to the A Levels/equivalent they are currently taking by using the Relevant A Levels filter menu.
— The Subject Families filter provides broader-still subject categories.
Exploring degree courses
The Indigo Unis module is a powerhouse of data to support students in their decision making. Powered by real-time information from our publication HEAP: University Degree Course Offers, Indigo Unis includes data on over 8,500 courses.
— You can search and filter by region, UCAS tariffs and subject area to guide future decisions and applications. Importantly, all courses within Indigo are interconnected – allowing you to move from course to course, exploring new options by looking at similar courses at the same institution or perhaps at a similar university elsewhere.
— From the Explore Courses link on the Unis dashboard, you can jump right in and search for a specific course using the keyword search bar.
— Alternatively, you can narrow the field by restricting the search to a specific Subject or Location using the dropdown filter menus.
— You can also personalise the search results to display only courses within a prodicted UCAS tariff range, using the min/max tariff filters.
Placing different courses side-by-side is a great way to visually compare similarities and differences. It is also a great catalyst for classroom discussion.
— You can directly compare up to three courses at once. These can be selected by clicking the compare icon in the main Explore Courses interface. You can also add a course to the compare list when viewing an individual degree course profile.
— Once in the compare screen, key data is displayed side-by-side allowing for easy visual comparison – alongside related subjects and courses, plus UCAS tariffs.
— Courses can be added and removed for continued exploration.
Saving and printing profiles
Both students and teachers can download uni and subject profiles in PDF format for printing or use offline:
— On a career profile, simply click “Print” and the profile will download.
You can also create a shortlist of uni and subject profiles during your session:
— On a uni or subject profile, click “Save”.
— In the purple bar near the top of your screen, you will see the number in the “profiles saved this session” increase by one.
— Click on this link to see all the profiles you have saved during your current session.
— From this page, you can download individual profile PDFs or select profiles to send to an email address of your choosing.
— NB This shortlist will be lost when you log out, and it will not be visible next time you log in.
Liking profiles: Teachers only
Using the teacher login, you can create a shortlist of course, subject and uni profiles which will be saved for the next time you access Indigo:
— Within each profile page, you have the option to “like” it, by clicking the button near the top of the page.
— You can build a shortlist of profiles for future reflection or discussion in this way.
— Liked profiles can be viewed in a single location via the main Unis dashboard, by clicking the “Liked profiles” button.