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The education secretary wants universities fined for awarding too many top degrees

27 March 2019   (0 Comments)
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Education secretary Damian Hinds said there had been a big leap in the two top awards – to 78 per cent of degrees, up from 67 per cent at the start of the decade.

Hinds urges Office for Students to halt "unjustifiable rise" of top degrees, and fine universities up to two per cent of their income for handing out too many top awards.

The president of Universities UK Dame Janet Beer said: "It is important to draw a distinction between grade inflation and grade improvement, where increased investment in teaching and facilities, as well as students working harder than ever, are leading to legitimate increases in grades."

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