Principal Michele Sutton delighted with new link-up

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Principal Michele Sutton Principal Michele Sutton

Bradford College has joined forces with an award-winning university which will validate the degrees offered to its students.

The college, the largest provider of higher education outside the university sector in England, currently offers more than 150 degree courses to more than 4,000 students.

Under the terms of the agreement, Teesside University will become the validating body for the majority of both undergraduate and postgraduate awards from the new academic year in September 2013.

Michele Sutton, the college’s principal and chief executive, said: “We have been delivering higher education courses for nearly 50 years and are passionate about offering quality degrees for fair fees. We are delighted about this partnership with Teesside University.

“A review of our higher education provision in 2010 saw the college awarded the highest possible judgement for the quality of our courses by the Quality Assurance Agency.

“We are delighted that our new partner was awarded the UK’s best new university for student experience in the Times Higher Education survey 2011. Our shared mission, vision and values will result in a quality and supportive experience for college students.

“Continuing studies into higher education is a huge decision and this agreement will enable our students to continue to benefit from courses which have a vocational and professional emphasis delivered in a friendly and supportive environment. In addition, we look forward to developing the partnership to undertake joint research and staff development.”

Vice-chancellor Professor Graham Henderson said: “This is a really exciting, and potentially game-changing, partnership for both the university and Bradford College.

“Both of our institutions share a passion for working in partnership with employers and encouraging and facilitating more people to benefit from higher education – placing quality education at the heart of everything we do.”

Lynn Parker, head of educational partnerships at the university, said: “We are delighted to be developing a strong relationship with Bradford College and we are looking forward to working together to establish a long and successful partnership.”

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8:45am Mon 12 Nov 12

dazp says...

Come on T&A tell the whole story our neighbours Leeds Uni dumped bradford college due to poor standards i should no i went to bradford college then to leeds uni the college is full of people who dont want to be there and only attend when they can be ars*d so they dont loose there benefits
Come on T&A tell the whole story our neighbours Leeds Uni dumped bradford college due to poor standards i should no i went to bradford college then to leeds uni the college is full of people who dont want to be there and only attend when they can be ars*d so they dont loose there benefits dazp
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9:22am Mon 12 Nov 12

johnhem says...

so you did'nt take english as your subject then?
this could be a good thing as long as those courses validated are NOT the mickey mouse degrees a lot of students waste their time on.
so you did'nt take english as your subject then? this could be a good thing as long as those courses validated are NOT the mickey mouse degrees a lot of students waste their time on. johnhem
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10:07am Mon 12 Nov 12

Havana128 says...

Do you mean "didn't" and "English"?
Do you mean "didn't" and "English"? Havana128
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11:21am Mon 12 Nov 12

Albion. says...

dazp wrote:
Come on T&A tell the whole story our neighbours Leeds Uni dumped bradford college due to poor standards i should no i went to bradford college then to leeds uni the college is full of people who dont want to be there and only attend when they can be ars*d so they dont loose there benefits
I have gained a similar impression with Shipley college, they just seem like places to stash the unemployable in MANY cases.
[quote][p][bold]dazp[/bold] wrote: Come on T&A tell the whole story our neighbours Leeds Uni dumped bradford college due to poor standards i should no i went to bradford college then to leeds uni the college is full of people who dont want to be there and only attend when they can be ars*d so they dont loose there benefits[/p][/quote]I have gained a similar impression with Shipley college, they just seem like places to stash the unemployable in MANY cases. Albion.
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2:18pm Mon 12 Nov 12

dazp says...

johnhem wrote:
so you did'nt take english as your subject then?
this could be a good thing as long as those courses validated are NOT the mickey mouse degrees a lot of students waste their time on.
sorry mate but im dislexic
[quote][p][bold]johnhem[/bold] wrote: so you did'nt take english as your subject then? this could be a good thing as long as those courses validated are NOT the mickey mouse degrees a lot of students waste their time on.[/p][/quote]sorry mate but im dislexic dazp
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3:59pm Mon 12 Nov 12

johnhem says...

dazp wrote:
johnhem wrote:
so you did'nt take english as your subject then?
this could be a good thing as long as those courses validated are NOT the mickey mouse degrees a lot of students waste their time on.
sorry mate but im dislexic
no worries, i have been picked up too ;-) difference with me is i don't care and i'm too lazy To KeEp hitting caps LOck. a comma or two and a full stop might have helped your post, but do'nt worr'y about it i worked it ou't. its knowing where to put those litle things and even when you do know its not doing the tyop's that make it look like you don't.
[quote][p][bold]dazp[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]johnhem[/bold] wrote: so you did'nt take english as your subject then? this could be a good thing as long as those courses validated are NOT the mickey mouse degrees a lot of students waste their time on.[/p][/quote]sorry mate but im dislexic[/p][/quote]no worries, i have been picked up too ;-) difference with me is i don't care and i'm too lazy To KeEp hitting caps LOck. a comma or two and a full stop might have helped your post, but do'nt worr'y about it i worked it ou't. its knowing where to put those litle things and even when you do know its not doing the tyop's that make it look like you don't. johnhem
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4:00pm Mon 12 Nov 12

Marty12 says...

This whole pantomime is coming full circle. The polytechnics taught people how to do useful things. This became undervalued, in favour of "academic" rather than vocational achievement. Now, with battalions of overqualified, but often useless and illiterate, "graduates" littering the job centres, they'll be looking for somewhere to teach people to do something useful again. Places like Bradford College might be better advised to look at their roots rather than the failed aspirations of New Labour wasted years.
This whole pantomime is coming full circle. The polytechnics taught people how to do useful things. This became undervalued, in favour of "academic" rather than vocational achievement. Now, with battalions of overqualified, but often useless and illiterate, "graduates" littering the job centres, they'll be looking for somewhere to teach people to do something useful again. Places like Bradford College might be better advised to look at their roots rather than the failed aspirations of New Labour wasted years. Marty12
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4:00pm Mon 12 Nov 12

johnhem says...

where's that spellchecker when you need it ha ha
where's that spellchecker when you need it ha ha johnhem
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5:28pm Mon 12 Nov 12

Outraged English Subject says...

Marty12 wrote:
This whole pantomime is coming full circle. The polytechnics taught people how to do useful things. This became undervalued, in favour of "academic" rather than vocational achievement. Now, with battalions of overqualified, but often useless and illiterate, "graduates" littering the job centres, they'll be looking for somewhere to teach people to do something useful again. Places like Bradford College might be better advised to look at their roots rather than the failed aspirations of New Labour wasted years.
Well Said.
[quote][p][bold]Marty12[/bold] wrote: This whole pantomime is coming full circle. The polytechnics taught people how to do useful things. This became undervalued, in favour of "academic" rather than vocational achievement. Now, with battalions of overqualified, but often useless and illiterate, "graduates" littering the job centres, they'll be looking for somewhere to teach people to do something useful again. Places like Bradford College might be better advised to look at their roots rather than the failed aspirations of New Labour wasted years.[/p][/quote]Well Said. Outraged English Subject
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