Guest of Honour: Stephanie Marshall, Deputy Chief Executive (Research & Policy), Higher Education Academy
Delegates at this seminar will discuss the introduction, implementation and potential impact of the Higher Education Achievement Reports (HEAR). It follows the release of the final report from the Burgess Implementation Steering Group, that outlined the next steps for the wider implementation of HEAR. It will bring together policymakers with university and school leaders, student representatives, graduate employers and recruiters, businesses, voluntary organisations, commentators and other interested parties.
Sessions look at the financial costs and benefits of implementing the HEAR, as well as the potential impact of the record on student demand for high quality extra-curricular activities and experiences. They will also focus on the potential of the HEAR to act as a useful tool to improve graduate employability, including discussion on the ways employers can be encouraged to recognise its value, and the next steps for potential wider reform of the degree classification system.