CEG Digital Announces Partnership with Queen Mary University of London
CEG is delighted to announce a new partnership between Queen Mary University of London and CEG Digital.
Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) and Cambridge Education Group are delighted to announce that QMUL has selected Cambridge Education Group (CEG) Digital Division as its collaborative partner to create and deliver postgraduate taught programmes to a global student audience through blended learning.
From the 2017/18 academic year, QMUL intends to offer a portfolio of four new flexible and part-time Masters programmes, purposely designed for working professionals and primarily delivered online with opportunities for face-to-face workshops.
Through this collaborative model between the two organisations, CEG Digital will help QMUL to develop, market and deliver its new postgraduate degree programmes, and constituent modules, to students in the UK and worldwide. The programmes will be led by QMUL academics, supported by specialist tutors. with QMUL retaining overall control of academic matters and quality assurance.
“I am confident that the partnership with CEG Digital will allow us to satisfy our strategic ambitions in this area by facilitating the recruitment of new student cohorts in a high quality, pedagogically robust manner.” explained Professor Rebecca Lingwood, Vice-Principal (Student Experience, Teaching and Learning). “This strategic partnership with CEG Digital is key to supporting our objectives to expand our educational offering and better support students who wish to continue developing both personally and professionally.”
Geoff Webster, Managing Director of CEG Digital, said: “We are delighted to be working with QMUL and helping the university to unlock the global part-time, flexible learning market for the benefit of its prospective students. We know that QMUL is proud of its diversity profile – its student body is represented by 155 different nationalities – and our partnership will only enhance this. Furthermore, besides good teaching and research, QMUL is one of the best universities for student employability and graduate starting salaries – indeed, according to the Sunday Times, it is in the Top 10 in the UK for highest graduate starting salaries. These part-time, flexible learning courses will undoubtedly help students to accelerate their career trajectory in their industry.”
The partnership responds to a growing and pressing need in the Higher Education sector, Mr Webster said: “Global demand for post-secondary education is expected to rise from 165 million in 2013 to 263 million by 2025. If this demand were to be met by traditional delivery, it would require four universities to open every week for 10 years. While technological developments have enabled universities to explore new models of delivery, transitioning to high-quality full university programmes at scale requires dedicated resources, funding and larger capacity for risk than most institutions are willing to bear. This is where we come in – we offer a unique combination of financial resources, pedagogical expertise in a sophisticated digital environment, global market knowledge and a global salesforce.”
Queen Mary University of London
Geoff Webster, Managing Director, CEG Digital
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