Nick Skeet (HEA Partnership Manager) and Alison Robinson-Canham (HEA Assistant Director for Professional Learning) today presented the Escape Studios undergraduate team with a Collaborative Award for Teaching Excellence (CATE) finalist certificate.
Escape Studios, part of Pearson College London, was the only Alternative Provider to be awarded this honour.
Sarah Macdonald, Vice Principal (Academic Quality) welcomed Nick and Alison and thanked them for recognising the teaching team's outstanding work in developing the new undergraduate programmes in Visual Effects, Games and Animation.
Alison responded by saying it was a privilege to be here meeting the staff who had collaborated with industry to develop the programmes as well as students who are now benefiting from the innovative approach to course development.
Alison has worked in the advancement of learning and teaching both in the UK and internationally for many years and was pleased to be able to visit the site at which the courses are taught and hoped the students recognised the value of studying on such excellent programmes.
2016 was the first year these awards were given recognising the value of team work. There were over 70 submissions from higher education institutions and, "as a finalist, Escape Studios was one of the top 15 in the UK".
Alison said she was excited to have the opportunity to continue to work with colleagues at Escape Studios enabling networking with other colleagues across the UK to build on the work that has been recognised here.
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