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Is London Branch Campus Universities Under Threat?

Recent Tier 4 licence suspension of 3 University and 57 FE colleges brought 14 London branch campus Universities in QAA’s watch list. UK’s quality assurance agency (QAA) announced an immediate inspection to the London branch campuses.

QAA Chief Executive Anthony McClaran said: ‘Partnership provision through London sites and campuses has grown significantly recently. We wish to understand better the trend of institutions from outside London setting up a presence in the capital and the implications for the assurance of quality and standards.

QAA also confirmed they had discussions with Home office about these London branch campuses and QAA will run an investigation to justify its quality of education and services they provide to the overseas students in branch campus. The intention is to find out the profitability of these site campuses whether its financial or educational.

    Through the inquiry, QAA will examine the nature of these satellite campuses and partnership arrangements. It will explore how these partnerships are managed and, most importantly, assure the quality of the learning experience of students.

QAA Website

Now if you are a student of any of these university you don’t need to worry about it right now. The following university will go through a review by QAA

  • Anglia Ruskin University London Branch Campus
  • Bangor University London Center
  • Coventry University London campus
  • University of Cumbria London
  • University of East Anglia London
  • Glasgow Caledonian University (GCU) London campus
  • Glyndwr University London
  • University of Liverpool London
  • Loughborough University London
  • Northumbria University London
  • University of Sunderland London Campus
  • University of Ulster London Campus
  • University of Wales Trinity Saint David (TSD) London
  • University of South Wales London Center

If you are a student of any of these university then keep calm yourself. Don’t panic it just what Home office wants to assure the quality and facilities they are providing to the international students. I’m pretty sure all university in London trying best to serve students. So many people spread many news such as this university closed, that university in the blacklist etc. But my advice would be please always check to UKVI’s website to see your university sponsor.

Sources:

http://www.timeshighereducation.co.uk/news/qaa-launches-inquiry-into-london-branch-campuses/2014148.article

http://www.qaa.ac.uk/Newsroom/PressReleases/Pages/QAA-London-branch-campuses.aspx

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17 comments… add one
  • Abdul Kaium
    June 28, 2014, 3:48 pm Reply

    Hello, Sir your Article is very nice and helpful for the student who are worried about for recent news. i am from Bangladesh and working a consultancy firm in there. Today i read ur article and study London website is very impressing.

    • admin
      June 28, 2014, 8:27 pm Reply

      Hi Karim

      Thanks very much for your comments and appreciation.

      Admin.

  • Xavier
    June 28, 2014, 8:39 pm Reply

    hello im xavier from india,i applied to LCA for the sep intake for bsc.business and healthcare management ,i have an IELTS of 7.0 i GOT MY ”CONDITIONAL OFFER” on 28th of may and did 2 successful skype interviews with them on the 9th of this month ,its been 3 weeks now,i still haven’t received my ”unconditional offer”,their student support isn’t helping either!!!do you think the university doesn’t wanna recruit non-eu students ,because of this reason?and should i even be applying to this college??any thing you say would be really useful 🙂

    • admin
      June 28, 2014, 9:46 pm Reply

      Hi Xavier

      yes you are right. Due to some unexpected circumstances London branch campuses aren’t recruiting non EU students at time moment I guess. But if you are interested in the any of the following course we can take application for September intake

      BBA 3 years
      Bachelor in Business Accounting 3 years
      Bachelor in Business & Finance 3 years

      Fees £7920 per year including work rights. For more details please email admission@thelondonstudy.com

      Regards, Admin.

  • libra rahman
    June 29, 2014, 7:15 am Reply

    hello, i am from Bangladesh and have plan to study ACCA in BPP University.I have heard that UKBA does not give 20 hours work permit to ACCA students. Is it true? I am part qualified and want to finish rest of papers in BPP.

    • admin
      June 29, 2014, 1:12 pm Reply

      If you are here to come to study ACCA then you shouldn’t worry about work rights. Anyway as per rules University student gets 20 hours work permit no matter what course they are studying. Thanks.

  • Mahamod
    June 29, 2014, 12:29 pm Reply

    Hello admin
    I am the student of Anglia Ruskin university (LCA) I had send my necessary documents for visa extension on middle of may and done biometrics 6 weeks ago. I haven’t received any decision yet. Is this the reason they are delaying my application?

    • admin
      June 29, 2014, 1:10 pm Reply

      Hi Mahamood

      Reason is not specified but nowadays it should take only 3/4 weeks to get a decision. Well under this situation no one can say anything except waiting for the result from UKVI. I would say please wait and wait.

      Thanks. Admin.

  • Sabz
    June 30, 2014, 9:24 am Reply

    Hi I recently got admission in London school of marketing and have sent my documents for visa extension. I paid half my tuition fees and the rest is due today. After reading the recent news of the College being suspended I’m worried, if I’ll get my fees back in case the College is revoked? I’m asked to continue as normal and pay my fees, but I’m concerned about what will happen. Please can you advice. I’ll be very grateful.

  • gurjant
    July 4, 2014, 7:30 pm Reply

    Hi one of friend his study in university of west London at moment his in india for holidays his come back next Sunday so have any problem for him please give me reply thanks

    • admin
      July 4, 2014, 11:55 pm Reply

      Shouldn’t be any problem if he is an existing student at The University of West London with valid visa. Thanks

  • FORHAD HUSSAIN
    July 4, 2014, 7:59 pm Reply

    Dear,sir I am a student from Bangladesh.I intend to complete my further business education from any government funded university in UK,because I know into UNITED KINGDOM has very good reputation for international students as well as there educational environment is very essential for us.However,during these days I heard most of the highly reputed and trusted university will be unable to sponsor new international students.Is it a true news?Please kindly recommend me sir that can I find any trusted place to ensure my study from UK in September intake and is there any difficulty to obtain visa from UKVI?

  • Aahana
    July 5, 2014, 3:40 pm Reply

    hello sir,

    If i apply for BPP university in manchester will process be normal while processing visa as only the colleges who has lost license is on hold i guess.can new students apply visa or even they should be put on hold.

  • Luckshi
    July 18, 2014, 12:10 pm Reply

    Dear Admin,

    I have applied for my MBA at LCA and have got my offer letter. I also had my first interview and was informed that I will be having another interview with the Angila Rusking university staffs. However, there is no response received as of now regarding the interview and it is nearly one month now since I had my first interview. I believe it is due to the fact that college is under QAA review. Could you please let me know whether I will have to wait until they get back or apply to any other universities. Appreciate your valuable comments. Thank You.

  • Hiral Chauhan
    July 26, 2014, 12:09 pm Reply

    Dear Admin,

    I have received Offer letter from Buck University for MBA.I want to do further process for Student Visa with dependent.So it is safe to take admission in this university…

  • phardus
    November 11, 2014, 10:18 am Reply

    Hello admin. I am currently a student of university of Sunderland london campus. But I am back home atm waiting for a new cas letter so that I can renew my visa to complete my course which begins in January 2015. But the university says that they can only assess my eligibility to obtain my CAS letter only in January. Do you think I should wait for January or jist apply in another university? Thanks.

    • admin
      November 12, 2014, 1:52 am Reply

      It is going to be difficult for you to get CAS from another University but we would advise you to hear what your Uni says. Thanks.

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