CII will not seek powers to confer degrees

The Chartered Insurance Institute (CII) confirmed that it would not seek powers to confer degrees, and would maintain its status as a professional awarding body. Following a 12-month review, the CII's membership highlighted that greater value was attached to its professional and vocational qualifications, which are seen to be more relevant than academic degrees. However, concerns were expressed regarding the level of difficulty of degrees offered by the traditional top universities. Members