Vice-Chancellor champions new ways of recording student achievement

Posted by fi17 at Oct 19, 2011 11:30 AM |
Higher Education Achievement Reports aim to enhance graduate job prospects and provide a clearer picture of skills, knowledge and experience gained at university.

Our Vice-Chancellor Professor Sir Robert Burgess is the chair of a committee looking at new ways to record and measure student achievement, and he records his progress so far in a blog article for the Guardian Higher Education Network.

The committee developed the Higher Education Achievement Report (HEAR) as a way of providing a more in-depth picture of a graduate's time at university. The HEAR not only includes overall grades but can also incorporates individual module marks and extracurricular activities, such as chairing student clubs, writing for the student newspaper or volunteering.

Many institutions across the UK are already implementing the HEAR, and the Burgess Implementation Steering Group firmly believes that more will demand it as the benefits in these competitive times become clear.

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