Joint classification commitment

20 May 2019

Commenting on a UK-wide consultation on degree classification led by the UK Standing Committee for Quality Assessment (UKSCQA) with Universities UK (UUK), GuildHE and the Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (QAA), Dr Tim Bradshaw, Chief Executive of the Russell Group, said: “The leading reputation of UK universities is built on the twin pillars of excellent research and outstanding teaching. The degrees we award are well-regarded around the world and their value must be preserved.


“Russell Group universities take very seriously any questions surrounding the worth of UK qualifications and are committed to transparent and robust practices for awarding grades. 


“Today’s statement from UUK rightly demonstrates the sector’s wide commitment to this agenda. By publishing, reviewing and where necessary reforming their processes, all universities can help shore up public confidence in the integrity of UK higher education.


“Ultimately, we want to celebrate the efforts of hard-working graduates while reassuring students, parents and employers that success is always well-deserved.”  

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