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'End of year reports to be trialled'

22 Oct 2008

'End of year reports to be trialled' Students looking for graduate jobs in London may have an end of year report to present to employer's outlining their achievements.

According to the Associated Press, 18 universities across the country, including several in the capital, have signed up to the Higher Education Achievement Report (Hear).

Graduates from the University of London, Goldsmiths and Greenwich will receive a report alongside their degree qualification which will show the breakdown of grades by module, pointing out which topics the student excelled in.

The trials will be confined to four subjects areas; English, biology, accounting and creative arts.

Professor Robert Burgess, vice-chancellor of Leicester University and chair of the Burgess Group, which issued a report recommending the introduction of the scheme, said: "We are delighted that so many institutions have agreed to trial the Hear with the involvement of students and employers."

"This will give us an opportunity to see if the proposals add value and are practical," he added.

Meanwhile, the Guardian claims that despite universities having £77 million invested in collapsed Icelandic banks, they may benefit from the credit crunch as people in opt to take on master's degrees to boost their employability.

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