Higher Education, Higher Growth: Universities driving innovation in the regions – Roundtable event
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University College of Estate Management (UCEM) is the leading provider of supported online education for the Built Environment, with over 95 years’ experience of providing the highest quality learning opportunities. UCEM has more than 3,500 students from more than 100 countries benefiting from its qualifications taught by tutors with extensive industry experience. The university college is the largest provider of Degree Apprenticeships within the Built Environment and works with more than 120 employers to deliver their apprenticeship training needs to more than 650 apprentices.
Solent University is a dynamic and distinctive new university dedicated to academic excellence, social justice and the integration of theory and practice. ‘Real world’ experience is built into an exciting range of innovative courses, whether in business, technology, art and design, media production, maritime, the creative industries, or sport.Solent University is based in Southampton, and was previously called Southampton Solent University.
Delivering creative media courses since 1976. SAE Institute offers courses in Sound / Audio Engineering, Music Production, Digital Filmmaking, Web Development, 3D Interactive Animation and Games Programming.
Central’s mission is to place students at the centre of its work. Central develops practitioners and researchers who shape the future of theatre and performance across the UK and beyond.
The undergraduate and postgraduate courses help students to achieve their future dreams in the agricultural, land, business management, food, equine and property industries.
NUA is dedicated to providing vocational, practice based courses which allow students to enter an exciting and challenging community of artists, designers and makers who share their passions and interests. Whilst the institution’s history can be traced back to 1845, it is contemporary and forward thinking with industry standard facilities in its city centre campus.
Today NUA continues to thrive as an established University sector institution, with a national reputation for excellence and a strong ethos as a creative academic community.
Founded in 1968 as a teacher training college, Newman has now grown to offer a variety of degree level courses across a number of different fields, whilst still upholding a fantastic reputation for teacher training.
The teaching at Newman takes places on its single campus on the outskirts of South-west Birmingham, welcoming students and staff of all ethnicities, cultures, faiths and social backgrounds.
Students are taught primarily in small collaborative groups rather than big lectures and are encouraged to be an active participant in their own learning.
Newman University consistently has excellent levels of graduate employment; this is a testament to the relevance of work placement opportunities available to students through the extensive Newman University partners and the skills students develop throughout their studies.
New College of the Humanities (NCH) is a university-level college in the heart of London. Small by design, NCH offers a broad liberal arts-inspired curriculum with highly personalised teaching, including a one-to-one tutorial system. The College admitted its first students in 2012.
Mont Rose College of Management and Science was founded in 2006, and offers business, management and legal qualifications, ranging from HNDs and top-up courses to undergraduate and MBA degrees. The College is based in Ilford.
Based in the City of London since 1879, The London Institute of Banking & Finance advance banking and finance by providing outstanding education tailored to the needs of business and individuals.
Our undergraduate, postgraduate and apprenticeship degrees in banking and finance are specific to role requirements and delivered by respected industry practitioners. As a result our students graduate with a recognised professional status and are prepared to advance the sector.
Today we are the only specialist provider of dedicated personal finance qualifications for children and young people and play a leading role in the development of financial understanding in the wider community.
We work with banking and finance sector experts to develop our professional qualifications in banking, regulated advice and international trade finance. Our aim is to help both individuals and organisations to preform better. All of our qualifications are therefore providing clear career paths to match industry need and professional recognition and can lead to Chartered Associateship status.
The Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts was set up to combine performance, technical innovation, understanding and business awareness for youngsters intent on sustained careers in the arts and entertainment economy. The LIPA cost some £20m to create. Spearheading its creation were Sir Paul McCartney (Lead Patron) and Mark Featherstone-Witty (Founding Principal/CEO). The curriculum is holistic. Whatever each student chose as their specialism, the extension of this skill is supplemented by allied performing arts skills, as well as business skills and intellectual development.
Leeds College of Music (LCoM) is a leading European conservatoire and the largest in the United Kingdom. LCoM provides music education to a community of over 1,900 musicians through a variety of programs, including undergraduate and postgraduate degree courses, numerous short courses for all ages, and a Saturday Music School for young musicians aged nine–18.
The conservatoire opened in 1965 as Leeds Music Centre, providing a light music course with a significant focus on jazz. In 1993, LCoM launched the first jazz degree in Europe and went on to become the first U.K. conservatoire to offer popular music, music production, and, later, music business. Now, 50 years since its inception, the conservatoire’s undergraduate program includes degrees in popular music, classical music, jazz, music production, music business, film music, songwriting, and folk, and the postgraduate study option, entitled MMus/PGDip Creative Musician, offers the opportunity to collaborate with leading composers, performers, producers, and songwriters, and develop skills as a professional-level musician.
Hereford College of Arts is a dedicated arts college with a specialist focus on art, media, design, popular music and performing arts. We offer eleven undergraduate degrees alongside a range of pre-degree and short course programmes for students of all ages from twelve. Our Mission: ‘To provide outstanding education and employability in the creative arts.’
CCAD is a specialist Art and Design college, with campuses in Middlesbrough and Hartlepool.
We offer a broad range of Higher and Further Education music courses – including BA Honours Degrees, nationally accredited Diplomas and Postgraduate Teaching Certificates. Our professional highly vocational and real-world courses include studies in guitar, bass, drums, vocals, songwriting, music production, music business, music journalism and event management.
Bradford College has been delivering quality education and training for over 180 years. Each year we deliver hundreds of courses to over 23,000 learners, from across the globe. The College is the fourth largest in the country and the largest provider of higher education outside of the university sector in England.
The University has been named by Which? as one of the top five creative universities in the UK, with around 7,000 students and 1,000 staff. Over 94 per cent of graduates are in work or further study within six months of graduating, and many are successful freelancers, entrepreneurs or are employed in different companies across many sectors.