BAC provides professional development opportunities for staff in the independent further and higher education sector, and runs a regular programme of accreditation-related and best practice seminars.
BAC celebrated the launch of new accreditation schemes, discounted services and benefits at an invitation only evening drinks and canapés reception on Monday 1 October.
Our programme of events planned for 2012 included:
This event covered a variety of issues affecting student welfare and student satisfaction. Information was shared regarding BAC's student complaints procedure, case studies of best practice in student welfare and student social programmes, with an examination of how social media can improve communications between institutions and their students.
This event informed institutions about how they can improve their quality assurance procedures, looking at standards established by BAC, QAA and ISI, and based on the expertise of inspectors in this area. There were also sessions on self evaluation and improving external relations and publicity.
Upcoming events include:
This event will be run in conjunction with Deloitte. As part of the Government’s commitment to creating a more diverse and competitive education sector, the 2012 Budget announced plans to extend the VAT exemption currently utilised by publicly funded universities and charities, to certain for-profit providers. This seminar will provide interested parties with an overview of the VAT proposals and key implications, highlight some of the areas of uncertainty or challenge and give affected organisations the opportunity to provide feedback.
Early 2013 - Teaching and Learning in Higher Education
This event will be run in conjunction with the Higher Education Academy. This event will provide delegates with the opportunity to engage with the revised UK Professional Standards Framework – a new framework for excellence in teaching and supporting learning, including an introduction and explanation of the revised framework and how it can help you perform your role better. There will be the opportunity for delegates to consider applying for professional recognition as an Associate Fellow (AFHEA), Fellow (FHEA), Senior Fellow (SFHEA) or Principal Fellow (PFHEA) of the Higher Education Academy.
Feedback from delegates who have attended previous events
Please see below for comments from attendees at previous events, confirming how our events benefit the sector in terms of providing up to date information and professional development.
"Addressed specific and practical issues"
"Information was relevant and appropriate, especially because it came from experts"
"Effective delivery in all areas"
"A very helpful, enjoyable day which allowed for lots of intelligent discussion and best practice sharing"
"An excellent event, which has made the reaccreditation process clearer"
"Gave me food for thought"
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