University Level Students Set New Benchmark for Success
Friday, 22 July, 2016

Solihull College & University Centre’s higher education results have gone from strength to strength this summer. An outstanding nineteen first class honours have been awarded, with 63% of students receiving either a first or 2.1 classification.

The number of higher education students studying at the College has increased year on year, with over one hundred students receiving their results across the College’s two campuses.

As well as offering its own higher level programmes, the College works in partnership with top universities including Oxford Brookes, Coventry, Newman and Warwick to offer a variety of degree level programmes. Students receive their degree from the university, but study in Solihull. Many are offered full or part time, so students have the opportunity to study around work or family life.

The BA Childhood Studies degree with Oxford Brookes University has seen some incredible results, with thirteen first class honours awarded to students on the course. Louise Stafford, tutor on the course, comments “I am extremely proud of the students and can’t wait to see the how their careers progress in the years ahead”.

This summer marks the completion of the first cohort of the 2+2 Social Science degree in partnership with the University of Warwick. Students study the first two years at Solihull College & University Centre, followed by years three and four at the University Of Warwick. One of student Andy Hay’s essays was published in the British Education Studies Association journal Transformations whilst on the course. He has received first class honours from the university and will soon be embarking on his master’s degree.

Sue McGregor, Dean of Higher Education & Curriculum Innovation comments “We’re delighted to see the College’s students achieving these results. It’s testament to the hard work of both the students and teaching staff across our higher education provision”.

New courses to be introduced this September include a BSc Biosciences foundation degree to take place in the College’s newly developed laboratories at Blossomfield Campus, as well as a HND in Aircraft Maintenance to take place at the College’s new Centre for Advanced Aeronautical Provision at Woodlands Campus. With a new partnership with the University of Northampton also in development, the future looks bright for students looking to complete their degree here in Solihull.

To find out more about the courses on offer, visit www.solihull.ac.uk/our_courses or call 0121 678 7000.