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A fond farewell & updates on plans for regulating HE

Welcome to what will be my final blog as Chief Executive of BAC, including updates on plans for regulating HE. Having been at BAC since September 2005 and in the Chief Executive position since March 2009, it’s with sadness that I announce I have accepted a job offer with the Education and Training Foundation and will be [...]

By |2017-03-01T19:03:59+01:00December 20th, 2013|Chief Executive blog, Industry & BAC News|0 Comments

MENA Conference, Business Visas and IPPR Report

Welcome to my December blog, where I update on recent and planned activities at BAC. Firstly, I was invited to attend and present at the recent Higher Education Leadership Forum conference held in Dubai and organised by the Center for Learning Innovations and Customized Knowledge Solutions (CLICKS). The conference considered the challenges and opportunities associated with [...]

By |2017-03-01T19:03:59+01:00December 4th, 2013|Chief Executive blog, Industry & BAC News|0 Comments

BAC signs MoU with Bahrain’s Ministry of Education

On 29 October 2013, in the presence of the Kingdom of Bahrain’s Crown Prince, HRH Prince Salman bin Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa, and the Rt Hon Baroness Warsi, Minister of State for Faith and Communities, Dominic Scott, BAC’s Deputy Chairman, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Bahrain’s Minister for Education, Dr Majid  Bin [...]

By |2017-03-01T19:03:59+01:00October 29th, 2013|Chief Executive blog, Industry & BAC News|0 Comments

A Distinctly International Feel

Welcome to my October blog, which has a distinctly international feel to it. Firstly, BAC has been providing expert consultancy support to institutions, awarding bodies and governments. Over the past year we have been in discussion with the Higher Education Council, part of Bahrain’s Ministry of Education, regarding providing support in setting up an accreditation [...]

By |2017-03-01T19:03:59+01:00October 20th, 2013|Chief Executive blog, Industry & BAC News|0 Comments

BAC seeking student representative

Current Vacancy BAC seeking student representative - 16th October BAC is looking for a student representative to join its Council and Accreditation Committee. The individual will be a full member of both committees and assist in the governing and decision making of the charity. We are looking for someone with recent student and/or student representative [...]

By |2017-03-01T19:03:59+01:00October 16th, 2013|Chief Executive blog, Industry & BAC News|0 Comments

Home Office changes to study on visitor visas

On 6 September 2013, the Home Office released its Statement of Changes outlining upcoming changes to the visitor visa routes, including business and student visitor visas. One of the more significant changes is that individuals using the general and business visitor visa will be allowed to study in the UK for up to 30 days [...]

By |2017-03-01T19:03:59+01:00September 5th, 2013|Chief Executive blog, Industry & BAC News|0 Comments

Guardian (4/09/13): Private HE improving says QAA

Private higher education: improving certainly, but still could do better Most private colleges provide a quality student experience, QAA reports, but 100 institutions failed to progress or pass review Private providers are the subject of heated debate in the UK higher education sector. It's in this context that QAA (the Quality Assurance Agency for higher [...]

By |2017-03-01T19:03:59+01:00September 4th, 2013|Chief Executive blog, Industry & BAC News|0 Comments

BAC & CFE research into private providers published by BIS

Today, the Department for Business Innovation and Skills published research conducted by BAC and CFE Research in 2012 on privately funded providers of HE. BAC’s expertise and understanding of the private sector was sought to assist in ensuring the research accessed, and was representative of, the private sector. The research revealed that approximately 160,000 students are studying in around [...]

By |2017-03-01T19:03:59+01:00June 28th, 2013|Chief Executive blog, Industry & BAC News|0 Comments