Opinion piece

THE NEW ERA OF BRITISH ACCREDITATION

ALTERNATIVES ARE AVAILABLE After last week’s announcement of the Higher Education Funding Council plan to change its packaging of the current regulatory framework for its Quality Assurance in Higher Education, there have been many articles on the possible negative repercussions of such a move as the industry struggles to identify suitable alternatives. As the only [...]

By |2017-03-01T19:03:57+01:00March 29th, 2016|Opinion piece|0 Comments

The British Accreditation Council launches new ‘Independent Higher Education Scheme’ document

The British Accreditation Council (BAC) launched its new Independent Higher Education Scheme (IHE) on Monday 14th September.  The scheme is available to any university in the UK and Overseas which wishes to gain BAC accreditation.  The scheme complies with the ENQA (European Association for Quality Assurance in Higher Education) guidelines and draws on 30 years of BAC’s experience of [...]

By |2017-03-01T19:03:58+01:00September 18th, 2015|Industry & BAC News, Opinion piece|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