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SCOTTISH CHAMBERS WELCOME MOVE TOWARDS THREE YEAR SCOTTISH HONOURS DEGREES

[ 28-09-2011 ]

Scottish Chambers of Commerce have welcomed Dundee University’s initiative of creating a three year honours degree course for appropriately qualified Scottish students, believing that this would be good for students, good for business and good for our universities.  Liz Cameron, Chief Executive of Scottish Chambers of Commerce, said: 
 
“The prospect of a three year honours degree is an extremely welcome initiative from Dundee University.  With a large number of Scottish school students already being educated to Advanced Higher level, it makes sense that Scottish university degrees reflect this fact and provide students with a tailored learning experience leading directly on from their school education, rather than having to retread old ground. 
 
“For the students, this will reduce the cost of study by a quarter, even in the absence of tuition fees; for the universities, it will allow them to provide more focused and cost effective education; and for business, it will assist in placing young people into firms earlier, allowing them to develop their practical skills ensuring that productivity is accelerated and bringing us into line with the experience south of the border.
 
“Of course, three year degrees may not be appropriate for every discipline, but this is exactly the kind of progressive thinking we need from our Higher Education sector as it seeks to provide world class, practical and efficient education to our business leaders of the future.”

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