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This was news to me that the UK universities have come to the conclusion that our much loved degree classifications (1st, 2:i, 2:ii, 3rd etc) could be phased out and replaced, over time, by a system of "credits".

Press release from Leicester University which discusses the same.

Original report from the Burgess Committee which I cannot actually find the recommendation in due to the jargon it contains!

I understand that higher education is changing, but I'm not sure I understand the need to do away with something that is currently well understood. Anybody have any insights on this?

ETA: Found a few insights from the QAA website

Date: 2007-10-24 12:36 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] fire-sermon.livejournal.com
Interesting. The BBC report gives another angle, and perhaps a little more clarity: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/education/7045060.stm

It looks doubtful that classification would ever be fully replaced.

I think additional detail may be useful, but ultimately I'm not sure how useful it would be. Or welcomed by the recruitment markets outside of specific graduate recruitment programmes.

Date: 2007-10-24 01:46 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] tokyo-mb.livejournal.com
Indeed - it appears more useful and relevant for people going on either to further study or into academia-related careers.

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