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UK HE institutions adopt new perspective on recording student achievement

Some 75 UK Higher Education (HE) institutions have set to produce Higher Education Achievement Reports (HEAR), a new way of recording students’ academic and personal achievements to enhance their employability. According to Professor Bob Burgess, Vice Chancellor of the University of Leicester and Chairman of the Burgess Implementation Steering Group, many HE institutions in the UK find that the honours degree classification system is not very useful when it comes to describe the skills, experience and attributes of graduates in the 21st century. It is believed that the HEAR will be taken up sector-wide soon, and that in this competitive time it is appropriate for every graduate to offer prospective employers more than just a degree classification.

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