Industry & BAC News

/Industry & BAC News/

BAC is seeking more student representatives

Current Vacancy BAC is committed to providing opportunities for greater student engagement in our governance and in our inspections. We are seeking to recruit more student representatives to help us achieve this aim. Student representatives sit on our Council and on the Accreditation Committee in addition to participating in full inspections of Higher Education institutions [...]

By |2015-11-12T11:44:49+01:00September 30th, 2015|Industry & BAC News|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

The British Accreditation Council signs Contract to Inspect Bahrain Universities

The British Accreditation Council (BAC) has signed a contract with the Bahrain Higher Education Council (HEC) to support the HEC in developing the documentation for university accreditation, running workshops for universities seeking accreditation, training HEC staff and for inspecting universities in Bahrain on behalf of the HEC. The contract was signed by Dr. Majed Bin [...]

By |2017-03-01T19:03:58+01:00August 25th, 2015|Industry & BAC News|0 Comments

The Guardian has published a guide to the government’s new rules for international students

The government announced changes to the Immigration Rules on 13 July. Many of these affect Tier 4 of the points-based system. Changes affecting international students at UK universities Students will need evidence of significantly more savings on arrival. From 3 August, students wanting to extend their general visas must be moving up a level on the [...]

By |2017-03-01T19:03:58+01:00July 29th, 2015|Industry & BAC News|0 Comments

The British Accreditation Council has been admitted onto the European Quality Assurance Register for Higher Education

The BAC is happy to announce that it has been admitted onto the European Quality Assurance Register for Higher Education (EQAR). The European Quality Assurance Register for Higher Education (EQAR) is a register of such agencies, including those that have demonstrated their substantial compliance with a common set of principles for quality assurance in Europe. These principles are laid [...]

By |2017-03-01T19:03:58+01:00July 10th, 2015|Industry & BAC News|0 Comments

BAC visits the Macau University of Science and Technology

Paul Fear (Chief Executive), Sheila Needham (Chief Inspector) and Jeff Butel (Senior Inspector) spent three days at the Macau University of Science and Technology (MUST). The university has around 10 000 students and is currently the largest university on the island.  Although a relatively new institution, established in 2000, it has already begun to make [...]

By |2017-03-01T19:03:58+01:00June 25th, 2015|Industry & BAC News|0 Comments

BAC visits the Macau Tertiary Education Office in June 2015

Paul Fear (CEO) and Sheila Needham ( Chief Inspector) recently visited the Macau Tertiary Education Office.  There was an exchange of views on the role of accreditation with BAC being able to offer its experience to the development of Macau’s education oversight mechanism.

By |2015-06-15T10:19:53+01:00June 15th, 2015|Industry & BAC News|0 Comments

Secure English Language Tests (SELT)

Following on from some of the recent controversies surrounding English Language testing the government now requires students requiring a language test for Tier 4 General Student Visa to sit the test at one of the newly established SELT centres.  A full list of centres can be found on the government website. But, not all students [...]

By |2017-03-01T19:03:58+01:00May 29th, 2015|Industry & BAC News|0 Comments

Legalised Education Certificates

Any UK public document can be ‘legalised’ by asking the UK government to confirm that a UK public official’s signature, seal or stamp on the document is genuine. This might be needed to if a local authority abroad has asked for the provision of a document and they've said it must be 'legalised’. The BAC [...]

By |2015-07-02T09:48:46+01:00May 14th, 2015|Industry & BAC News|0 Comments