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Degrees should 'give more detail' to graduates
Tuesday, 16 October 2007
Graduates should be given a detailed breakdown of their degree marks to help them when they enter the graduate recruitment market, a new report has recommended.
The study, commissioned by Universities UK and the Guild of Higher Education (GuildHE), called for the introduction of a two page report to be issued to every graduate detailing each mark they have achieved.
And its authors believe the introduction of a pilot scheme for the Higher Education Achievement Report (HEAR) will benefit both those looking to pursue graduate careers and their potential employers.
Pamela Taylor, chair of GuildHE, said: "Students in our universities and colleges work tremendously hard over a period of years to achieve excellent results, often in the face of financial and other pressures.
"It is right that we take time to consider how best to present those results so that employers and others can recognise the full range of student achievement," she concluded.
The HEAR is likely to benefit every increasing numbers of graduates with Prospects.co.uk predicting 2007 will see a 15.1 per cent year-on-year increase in graduate jobs.