Our University Partners

University of Chester

The University of Chester is one of the oldest Higher Education establishments in England. Its original buildings in the ancient city of Chester were the first in the country to be purpose-built for the professional training of teachers.

At the heart of the University of Chester are the teaching excellence and the offer of a rewarding student learning experience. The university is committed to providing a distinctive student experience, grounded in a high quality and supportive learning environment.

As well as undergraduate and postgraduate degrees, a new range of foundation degrees combines conventional university study with learning at work.

Development of well-respected courses in Business and Management, Social Science, and Education and Children’s Services has further extended the University’s work and connections with industry, commerce and the professions.

Academic leadership and vision are at the core of the university’s ambitious plans for the future.  The University of Chester is dedicated to fulfilling its primary commitment continually in order to advance excellence in teaching and research. At the same time, the university takes part in the Government’s scheme Knowledge Transfer Partnerships (KTPs), which enables companies to gain access to the knowledge and expertise gathered in educational institutions across the UK. In addition, in 2011 the University of Chester launched the Riverside Innovation Centre which is an innovation-focused facility aiming to boost entrepreneurship and encourage synergy between businesses, academics and existing innovation and enterprise support teams in the UK. As a result the University of Chester has not only a growing research profile but also an increasing number if links with local and national companies.

The University of Chester’s exceptional results along with its long history in teaching and the aforementioned links with businesses prompted Tameside College to establish this partnership so that students in Tameside have the opportunity to achieve a degree benefiting from both institutions’ expertise.

 

University of Huddersfield

The University of Huddersfield is an award winning university, gaining increasing recognition for the quality of teaching and research, student satisfaction and focus on work experience, innovation and enterprise. Huddersfield won the first Global Teaching Excellence Award recognising the University’s commitment to world-class teaching and its success in developing students as independent learners and critical thinkers (Higher Education Academy, 2017).

Located right in the town centre and at the heart of the local community, we help thousands of people, from school leavers to those returning to education after a gap, achieve their goals each year here at Huddersfield. Since 2010, £80 million has been spent on campus development making sure our students have access to some of the best facilities in the country.

Offering undergraduate, postgraduate and teacher training courses means you can specialise in an area you’ve never studied before or expand your knowledge in an area you studied at degree level. Some of our courses are linked to national or international issues or areas that are projected to grow - leading to increasing demand for qualified, knowledgeable individuals.

 

University of Salford

The University of Salford was established in 1967 to equip people with the knowledge and skills they needed to succeed in the emerging industries of their time. We were one of the first UK institutions to pioneer ‘sandwich’ courses that gave our students practical, work-based experience alongside traditional academic learning.

Today, we’re closer to industry than ever, with links to small and medium-sized enterprises that give our students live case studies and real-world work experience. We also count international businesses such as Siemens and Jaguar Land Rover among our partners. We build strong relationships with businesses to create courses that enable our graduates to take on the challenges of today’s working world.

Greater Manchester is at the centre of the Northern Powerhouse, an enormous regeneration strategy that means the UK’s engineering, energy and built environment sectors are demanding graduates who are ready to hit the ground running. The University of Salford and its students will be a vital part of the ongoing transformation of the north into a dynamic and unique place to live and work.

We’ve always played a major role in improving the lives of our local communities, and today we take this challenge more seriously than ever. We work with local and national partners to find solutions to societal issues such as social mobility, living conditions, public health and wellbeing.