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Is it the end for the traditional degree? Keele University students to receive school-style reports

27.02.13

Students graduating from Keele University next year will receive school-style reports as part of a new system which could eventually replace traditional first and second-class degrees.

Around 1,500 people completing courses in summer 2014 will be the first to be issued with the electronic higher education achievement reports (HEARs).

It will include a breakdown of their module marks, as well as details of voluntary work, sporting success, prizes or positions of responsibility they have held during their time at Keele.

For the foreseeable future, students will still be awarded an overall class of degree. But it is hoped the new record of achievement will help employers distinguish between the glut of well-qualified job candidates.

Source: This Is Staffordshire