A California man who dressed as a 12-foot-long CVS receipt for Halloween visited one of the stores to confirm the bar code on his costume actually functioned.Jeremy Schneider posted a video to You Tube showing off his 12-foot-long receipt costume, which he said was created by taking a real CVS receipt from the purchase of a single pack of Altoids.Malcolm Trobe, deputy general secretary of the Association of School and College Leaders, said: “Academic qualifications will always be vitally important but companies often want to ensure that the people they employ have strengths and skills they specifically require for their business.We fully support any system which opens up opportunities for people regardless of background.”A spokesman for the University and College Union, which represents university and further education lecturers, added: “For too long social background has affected an individual’s likelihood of working in a higher level occupation like accountancy.
Maggie Stilwell, EY’s managing partner for talent, said she hoped the new policy would “open up opportunities for talented individuals regardless of their background and provide greater access to the profession”.
"I then scanned it into Photoshop, cut it up into 42 individual squares which I printed on 8.5x11 paper, then cut and taped together with packing tape.
Then I glued the whole thing onto poster board and taped four yard sticks on the back to keep it erect. The video shows Schneider drawing a lot of attention from amused customers and employees at the CVS store in San Diego.
It has been welcomed by many in the universities sector.
However, the decision will also be seen as a indictment of the degree-awarding system at British universities.