Bob Burgess, the vice-chancellor of Leicester University, is to be congratulated for persevering with the idea of introducing a record of achievement for all students in the face of widespread opposition. Degree classifications on their own are a relatively poor guide for employers, especially now that so many students achieve a 2:1.
In a clever tactical move he has won support from 18 higher education institutions to pilot the Higher Education Achievement Report in four subjects. Let's hope that other universities are shamed into joining a scheme that should give employers much more information about graduates' achievements at university.
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