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UCU's two-year degree rejection 'should be respected'
Wednesday, 09 June 2010
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Decision-makers in the education sector should think carefully before introducing two-year degrees at UK universities, it has been suggested.
Delegates from the University and College Union's (UCU) annual conference voted against the idea, suggesting that it would lead to education "being delivered on the cheap".
Johnny Rich, editor of independent university guide Push.co.uk, claimed that the 'fast-track' strategy could entice more foreign students to the country's higher education establishments.
However, he threw his weight firmly behind the UCU's stance, questioning the benefits of potential graduates being able to achieve the "same amount in less time".
"We should listen carefully to what the UCU has to say on it, because they are in the best position to understand whether or not this will have an impact on the quality of degrees," he said.
"Our academics are the guardians of the quality in our higher education system and anything we do that might compromise that quality needs to be carefully avoided."
Meanwhile, Lee Dempster, director of office support recruiter Crone Corkill, suggested recently that companies are still looking to take on the country's best graduates.