Vice-Chancellor discusses future of degree classifications
Yesterday’s Guardian ran a feature on degree classifications, based on a new survey published by the Association of Graduate Recruiters. The AGR, an umbrella body for employers who support the recruitment of university graduates, found that 76% of their members routinely discard any applicants with a 2:2.
Our Vice-Chancellor, Professor Sir Robert Burgess, commented to the newspaper about the Higher Education Achievement Report (HEAR), a record of student achievement – including details of marks awarded and extracurricular activities – which would be presented alongside the degree classification. Professor Burgess led a report into HEAR for Universities UK a few years ago and the system is currently being trialed.
The alternative would be something similar to the American Grade Point Average system.