Webster’s London Partner Granted New Status

| July 31, 2012
Webster University: 25 Years in London

Webster recently celebrated 25 years in London — 17 partnered with Regent’s College London, which has now been granted Taught Degree Awarding Powers.

Regent’s College London, Webster University’s partner in London for the last 17 of Webster’s 25 years in the English capital, has reached a watershed moment in its history: Formal notification from the United Kingdom’s Privy Council that the College has been granted Taught Degree Awarding Powers.

The move allows all courses at Regent’s College London to be brought under a single set of academic regulations. It follows a rigorous review over 18 months led by the QAA, which maintains standards in U.K. higher education. The new status should open doors for greater international recognition by accreditation bodies, governments and professional associations, and will also change the College‚Äôs status in terms of sponsoring visas and the work rights of its students.

With more than 4,000 full time students, Regent’s is already the biggest undergraduate provider in the U.K. outside the state-funded system. The College also has more than 600 postgraduate students.

The advance formally goes into effect Sept. 1, 2012. Having met this criteria, leaders at Regent’s will next apply for full University title.

Category: International & U.S. Campuses, Webster News

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  1. Jennifer Gammage says:

    Wonderful news! Big congrats to all who made this happen!!!!