Higher Education at Leicester College

So you’re probably wondering: why should I study a university-level course at Leicester College?

Here are just six reasons why we are the best place for you to take your next step:

  1. Affordable, high quality learning: Our fees are more affordable than many universities, but with the same great teaching and learning experience. You could also save money by living at home rather than staying in expensive halls of residences or private accommodation at university. We have been awarded a Gold in the Teaching Excellence Framework for higher education, which measures excellence in teaching quality; the learning environment; and the educational and professional outcomes achieved by students.
  2. Exceptional standards of teaching: All of our teaching staff are experienced industry professionals with a genuine passion for their subjects – you can really benefit from their exceptional teaching and mentoring.
  3. Flexible study to suit you: We offer courses on both a full and part-time basis, enabling you to choose a mode of study that suits your lifestyle.
  4. Improved employability: We have long-lasting partnerships with local and national employers – offering you the opportunity to undertake work experience placements at some of the best companies around. Gaining a qualification at Leicester College will help you on the road to your dream career in a highly-competitive jobs market.
  5. Great support: All of our students benefit from having a personal tutor, who can provide support and guidance in one-to-one tutorials, and help you to access additional learning support to help you to complete your course successfully.
  6. Your voice is heard: Student Voice is an important part all our courses, and helps to improve your learning experience. Each course is asked to elect representatives to act as a communication channel between students, tutors and Curriculum Managers. Student reps provide regular feedback through the HE Student Forum and discussion with Curriculum Managers. In addition, we are piloting an HE Student Ambassador project to ensure that our student voice is represented at the highest levels across the College. We will also seek your opinion through occasional surveys, such as the Ipsos Mori National Student Survey. Your feedback through these activities is essential to ensure the continual improvement of our programmes.

 

The Quality Assurance Agency conducted a Higher Education Review of our Undergraduate HE provision in January 2016. The QAA review team formed the following judgements about higher education provision at Leicester College:

  • The maintenance of the academic standards of awards offered on behalf of degree-awarding bodies and other awarding organisations meets UK expectations.
  • The quality of student learning opportunities meets UK expectations.
  • The quality of the information about learning opportunities meets UK expectations.
  • The enhancement of student learning opportunities meets UK expectations. The full report can be found on the QAA website.

In response to the review findings the College has produced an Action Plan.

Higher education partnership with De Montfort University

Here at Leicester College we’re proud of our partnership with De Montfort University (DMU), a global university committed to delivering quality, creativity and innovation across a wide range of courses.

Studying on a higher education course at Leicester College awarded by DMU is a stepping stone towards a successful career for many of our students. It’s a university that has a well-deserved reputation for innovative teaching methods, first class facilities and life-changing research – with dynamic links to businesses

Our undergraduates experience all the benefits of student life at university. Our partnership agreement with DMU enables our students to access its facilities whilst studying on one of our undergraduate courses.

DMU supports many of our ambitions for your undergraduate studies. Throughout your course our academic teams are focused on ensuring our students have continuous exposure to industry speakers, live briefs and work experience.

As we have mentioned the majority of our undergraduate courses are awarded by DMU. Due to our close relationship with the university, a huge volume of our students progress to complete their top-up final year of their degree at DMU.

We work closely with the University to ensure our students are well prepared for the transition to university following the completion of their undergraduate study with us. In 2016 our BA Honours students graduated in DMU robes at our graduation ceremony.

Our students, studying on a DMU awarded courses, can take advantage of our partnership with DMU by accessing a variety of facilities and services that they offer. These include:

  • Kimberlin Library
  • De Montfort Student Union
  • Accommodation Services
  • QEII Sports Centre (swimming pool, climbing wall, football and basketball courts, fitness suite etc)

Scholarship Programme

Students studying on a level 4 and 5 course awarded by DMU are eligible to apply for an additional £1,000 scholarship grant to support their studies. These grants are limited to students progressing from a College level 3 programme to specific selection of Foundation Degrees and HNDs. Find out more about financing your studies.

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Higher Education Review

The Quality Assurance Agency conducted a Higher Education Review of our Undergraduate HE provision in January 2016. The QAA review team formed the following judgements about higher education provision at Leicester College:

  • The maintenance of the academic standards of awards offered on behalf of degree-awarding bodies and other awarding organisations meets UK expectations.
  • The quality of student learning opportunities meets UK expectations.
  • The quality of the information about learning opportunities meets UK expectations.
  • The enhancement of student learning opportunities meets UK expectations.

The full report can be found on the QAA website here.

In response to the review findings the College has produced an Action Plan.