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New CEO Appointed

I am delighted to be joining the BAC team and thank Sheila Needham, BAC Chief Inspector, for doing such an outstanding job as Interim CEO. The challenges facing the independent education sector are many but opportunities are increasing. BAC will continue to partner independent education and BAC will continue to be an active partner in [...]

By |2015-05-20T09:23:39+01:00April 13th, 2015|Chief Executive blog, Industry & BAC News|0 Comments

Chief Executive’s blog

Firstly, apologies for the lack of an update for some months. This autumn we’ve seen significant changes at BAC which have led to some blips in our regular activities. I’ll fill you in. In October, Tony Evans, who joined us in March, decided to leave BAC for pastures new. Our Inspections Manager, Christina To, also [...]

By |2017-03-01T19:03:59+01:00November 4th, 2014|Chief Executive blog, Industry & BAC News|0 Comments

New BAC Chief Executive has been appointed

The British Accreditation Council has appointed Mr Tony Evans as its Chief Executive, in succession to Dr Gina Hobson. Tony was formerly Director of Language Programmes for INTO University Partnerships, Principal of St Giles London Central, and is a long-serving member of English UK’s Accreditation and Professional Services Board. He has over 20 years’ experience [...]

By |2017-03-01T19:03:59+01:00February 19th, 2014|Chief Executive blog, Industry & BAC News|0 Comments

STEM subjects worst hit by drop in overseas students

The House of Lords Science and Technology Committee held its first evidence session in light of the drop over the past two years in overseas students (especially from India and China) studying STEM (science, technology, engineering or maths) subjects in the UK. Questions to be raised: ·         Have STEM student numbers dropped since the introduction [...]

By |2017-03-01T19:03:59+01:00February 5th, 2014|Industry & BAC News, Opinion piece|0 Comments

Talks with Parliament over importance of international students

The University of Sheffield’s Students’ Union President and International Officer went to Parliament on the 30th January to make a case for international students in light of the Immigration Bill proposal and the decline in students from India and China. In an article published on The University of Sheffield website, they stated, "Our deep concern [...]

By |2015-02-04T16:59:59+01:00February 5th, 2014|Industry & BAC News, Opinion piece|0 Comments

Standards below par for awarding bodies

Standards below par for awarding bodies offering Tier 4 qualifications – what does this mean for your colleges? Ofqual published a full report on Tuesday 21 January on their recent investigation of awarding bodies offering Tier 4 qualifications in the UK, after receiving complaints over postgraduate level tier 4 course standards. Two thirds of the [...]

By |2015-02-04T16:58:42+01:00January 25th, 2014|Industry & BAC News, Opinion piece|0 Comments