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Graduate jobs news: Unis to trial new report system
Tuesday, 21 October 2008
Those looking for graduate jobs could find themselves involved in a new pilot aimed at showcasing their talents to potential employers.
A total of 18 higher education institutions have signed up to a scheme which will see students issued with a report on their success along with their degree.
The system, dubbed the Higher Education Achievement Report (Hear), will be trialled in four subject areas - English, biology, accounting and the creative arts, starting in 2009.
Professor Robert Burgess, who chaired a working group which recommended the scheme, said: "We are delighted that so many institutions have agreed to trial the Hear with the involvement of students and employers."
Each student's Hear will include information on their performance in various modules, as well as their final degree result.
Yesterday, the Guardian reported comments by Carl Gilleard, chief executive of the Association of Graduate Recruiters, who urged people to do some research before looking for graduate jobs.