Myerscough celebrates University Centre status

Friday 30 Jun 2017

Myerscough College is celebrating another degree of success after becoming a University Centre for higher education.

The College has been approved to use the official title ‘University Centre Myerscough’. The quality of higher education, the significant research that underpins the delivery and the high levels of employment for graduates have already been recognised by the 2014 Quality Assurance Agency (QAA) Higher Education Review and by the recent ‘Silver’ award in the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF). The title ‘University Centre Myerscough’ provides further recognition for the College as a leading provider of higher education in land-based and sports subjects.  

The status has been achieved thanks to a strong partnership with the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan), with whom the College offers degree-level and post-graduate study to more than 1,100 higher education students. Myerscough is an Associate School of UCLan and all University Centre Myerscough programmes will continue to be awarded by UCLan.

Professor Mike Thomas, Vice Chancellor of UCLan, said: ‘’We’re proud to be associated with Myerscough College, its staff and management team.

‘’The establishment of a University Centre Myerscough will further develop their H.E provision in support of the Lancashire Regional Development Plan via the local enterprise partnership and the local skills and employment agenda.

‘’It will also further enhance Myerscough’s research and development capabilities for land-based provision. Overall, the University Centre Myerscough will be an asset to the Lancashire region.’’

Principal and Chief Executive of Myerscough College, Ann Turner, said: ‘’I am delighted that the College has been recognised by the Department for Education and Companies House and we’re now permitted to establish the University Centre Myerscough at our Bilsborrow centre. 

“We are incredibly proud to have received the acknowledgement of our status.

‘’This is further progress in our ever expanding provision and the next natural step for Myerscough. Securing University Centre status is another key stage towards securing a bright future."

‘’The College is successful because we put the quality of provision at the top of our agenda, ensuring that the learner comes first in everything we do.

‘’It further builds on our mission to become the leading provider of education in the land-based and sport sectors, and the natural choice for research, industrial partners and students who aspire to success.’’

The new status was approved by the Department for Education and Companies House based on evidence the College submitted.  The University Centre Myerscough has proven high quality higher education and a strong working partnership with UCLan and the new status will affirm and further develop that partnership.

The University Centre Myerscough offers extensive higher education provision, with students currently able to apply for courses in more than twenty different subject areas across the land-based and sport sectors. Full, part time, and online study modes are all available.

Places are still available for September entry. To see the range of subjects where degree-level opportunities are currently available at Myerscough College, click here:

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by Dave Salmon

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