UWE renews 10 year agreement with Hartpury College

Issue date: 14 July 2010

UWE general Hartpury College is pleased to announce the signing of a new 10 year Academic Agreement with the University of the West of England (UWE).

The Academic Agreement reached between Hartpury College Principal, Malcolm Wharton and Professor Steve West, Vice-Chancellor, UWE, will provide the College with an important degree of stability during the challenging times facing higher education and will ensure that Hartpury students studying undergraduate and postgraduate programmes will continue to benefit from a degree validated by one of the largest providers of higher education in the South West of England.

The relationship between Hartpury College and UWE dates back to 1997 when the College became an Affiliated Institution and was designated an Associate Faculty of the University. The new agreement to cover the next ten years, reflects the desires of both institutions to continue the development of a strategically important and mutually beneficial relationship.

Speaking on the announcement, Hartpury College Principal Malcolm Wharton, said: “I am delighted to confirm that we have reached a new Academic Agreement with UWE and more so that we have an agreement in place to cover the next ten years. The long term nature of the agreement, is a testament to the strength of the relationship between our two institutions and will provide stability to the College and its current and future students, at a time when there are many challenges facing higher education in the UK.”

“Through our link with UWE and with our Associate Faculty status we are able to offer students innovative programmes which are both industry relevant and academically robust and degrees which are then validated from a well respected and resourced university.”

Professor Steven West, Vice-Chancellor, University of the West of England said: “I am delighted that the University and the College will continue to build a strategic alliance which has already delivered significant opportunities for students. Both institutions have great strengths which we can securely build on into the future. The 10 year partnership has shown how it is possible to breakdown the barriers between higher and further education allowing students to progress with fewer hurdles in their way.”

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