( I am delighted to make this post having been in at the beginning…… well done)
BPP attains full University title
Following confirmation by the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) that BPP meets the criteria for full university title, BPP University College of Professional Studies became BPP University on 6 August 2013.
Dean and CEO of BPP University’s Law School, Peter Crisp said today, “I am delighted that BPP University becomes the UK’s first independent private university dedicated to Business and the Professions. I congratulate BIS on its thorough review of BPP which clearly set very high standards for all those aspiring to become a UK University.”
BPP University is now Europe’s largest university of professional education offering undergraduate and postgraduate degree and other courses in business, law, finance, tax accountancy and healthcare. During 2013 BPP were also the first “for profit” provider to successfully undertake a full QAA review and satisfy all requirements.
Peter Crisp continued, “Our graduates are exceptionally employable with some 96% employed or in further study within 6 months of leaving BPP. We give students what they want and need: practice-facing programmes which will equip them for the world of work. It’s a culture of professionals teaching professionals – all our staff have practical professional real-world experience which hugely enriches the classroom experience. Our quality is second to none and we are no more expensive than the vast majority of public sector providers.”
Universities and Science Minister David Willetts said:
“‘We welcome BPP’s announcement. This is an important step towards increasing the diversity of the higher education sector. A wide range of higher education providers helps broaden access, focuses attention on teaching quality and promotes innovative learning methods.”
David Shufflebotham, Director of Human Resources at Osborne Clarke commented:
“We welcome the broadening of choice in higher education of which BPP is at the forefront . An independent university dedicated to the professions will raise the standard of research and understanding of a vital sector of our economy and one in which we need to invest to maintain a pre-eminent worldwide reputation.”
Eversheds LLP Partner and Training Principal Ian Gascoigne said:
“Having worked closely with BPP over a number of years, I am delighted to welcome this announcement which underlines the recognition of BPP for its commitment to professional education.”