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College is quality assured

Wednesday 19 March 2014
HND graphic design students during a talk from Paul Harpin, Creative Director at Haymarket HND graphic design students during a talk from Paul Harpin, Creative Director at Haymarket

Earlier this year, representatives from the Quality Assurance Agency (QAA) visited the College to carry out a full review of the College's higher education provision. Although the full review will not be published until 1 May 2014, QAA has provided written early indication of its findings and confirms that:

 • the maintenance of the threshold academic standards of the awards offered on behalf of degree-awarding bodies meets UK expectations

• the quality of student learning opportunities meets UK expectations

• the quality of the provider's information about learning opportunities meets UK expectations

• the enhancements of student learning opportunities meets UK expectations.

In addition, QAA highlighted a number of instances of good practice that the review team considers makes a positive contribution to the students' learning experience. They were particularly impressed with the College's strong and long lasting links with employers, some of whom have worked with the College for over 30 years.

Richmond upon Thames College is delighted that QAA recognises the College's efforts to ensure that all HE students have a good experience and that the College meets expectations in all respects of the review criteria.

The College boasts a niche provision for its Higher Education work focussing on Graphic Design, Engineering and Construction, Early Years and IT for eBusiness. Students were clear in their views to the QAA reviewers that at RuTC the provision is excellent and they felt supported as well as stretched and challenged. The majority of the students are either in work or find employment as a result of studying at the College.

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