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British Council praises University’s English language faculty

Lecturers from International English and Education celebrate with current students


STAFF from the University of Chichester’s Business School and Institute of Education, Health, and Social Sciences have spoken of their delight after receiving a glowing accreditation report from the British Council.

Inspectors carried out a two-day visit in August and noted particular strengths in a wide range of areas: premises, facilities, and resources on the Bogor Regis campus, where the departments are based. Also highlighted were academic staff profiles and academic management, teaching skills and course design, student welfare and support, as well as strategic management.

The British Council scheme offers an assurance of quality to international students on courses which include study of English language the UK and enables providers to display the British Council logo (below).

British Council accreditation logoChichester's accreditation covers English language courses offered by the International Short Programme Unit (ISPU) along with the University's Presessional, IES and International Route Top-up Programmes run by the International English team.

Sue Lavender, Head of International English in the Business School, said: “The British Council has accredited the University's English language provision since 1992 and this is our strongest report yet.”

Pro Vice-Chancellor (student experience) Dr Mark Mason added: 'This is a wonderful achievement which underlines the excellence of our international provision and recognises the University's readiness to meet its strategic targets for international recruitment.”

To find out more about the British Council’s accreditation report about the University of Chichester go to