Easy degrees lead to excessive drinking and partying

Friday 31st July 2015 04:59 EDT

The head of a private school association has stated that degrees at leading British universities are too easy, which encourage bored students to indulge in excessive partying.

The general secretary of the Headmasters' and Headmistresses' Conference (HMC), William Richardson, suggested that factors behind a drinking culture, such as the low teaching hours in humanities and social science subjects.

He said that first year students had “an unreasonable entitlement” of obtaining a first class or 2:1 degree, which causes the students to lag behind.

William Richardson also said, “It cannot be right that, for some, the design of teaching is the problem. It is not acceptable that there are undergraduates, especially in the humanities and some social sciences, who end up in harm's way because they are bored in term-time or don't have enough to do on their course.”  

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