Thousands of the cheapest university places are not being filled following the introduction of varied fees. Courses costing less than £7,500 per year are not full to capacity due to student’s uncertainty of their value and whether their cut-price status means a ‘bargain bin’ education.
But the value of a degree is substantially more than its price – and come to think of it, more than the course content itself.
With the graduate market becoming ever more competitive, students are increasingly more aware of what their chosen university can offer them in terms of employability and value for money.
At our recent graduate employer event, #GradConnect, our guest speaker, AGR Project Lead for the HEAR (Higher Education Achievement Report) discussed how the HEAR combined with university careers services would act as a framework in order to allow students to actively increase their own employability and enable themselves to have those core skills that graduate employers look for.
In its current form, the HEAR will act as an enhancement to the degree classification and will give a broader view of a student’s journey which is then verified by the university.
Because of the information on the HEAR, it will hopefully blend the gaps between university life and work in an efficient and timely manner. Organisations can also tailor-make its training around an individual’s HEAR and the discrepancies/attributes that it highlights.
In relation to this, do you think that graduates have the skills that you want in your business? And if not, do you think that it would be helped by installing the HEAR?
If you would like to find out more information about the HEAR, please email me on the below details for a copy of #GradConnect’s briefing notes.
If you would like to attend the next #GradConnect, please email me and I will be in touch about the next event.
Written by Hannah Adkins, Marketing Executive at PPS Works
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