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University Recognised by National Body for High Quality of its Biosciences Degree Courses

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Bioscience degrees at the University of Worcester have been given national recognition by the Royal Society of Biology.

They have been officially accredited by the Society for the high quality of their bioscience education.

The Society looks for degree courses that deliver a broad range of topics and equip graduates with the skills that are desired by future employers.

Liz Davies-Ward, Interim Head of Institute of Science & the Environment, accepted the award on behalf of the University at an awards ceremony in London.

She said: “We are delighted and proud of our recent accreditation for our Biological Science courses. This achievement recognises our commitment to high quality teaching and research and raises the profile of the course, the academic and technical team and the University both within and outside of the HE sector.”

The University of Worcester was one of 16 universities to receive accreditation status from the Society for three of its biosciences programmes – Human Biology, Animal Biology and Biology.

Academics, industry representatives, policymakers and graduates from universities involved also attended the ceremony at the Houses of Parliament.

The RSB Accreditation programme champions excellence in the biosciences, by not only identifying degree programmes that offer a high standard of teaching, curriculum provision and practical skill set development, but also those that enhance graduate employability skills.

Professor Dame Jean Thomas Hon FSB, president of the RSB, said: “Accreditation recognises institutions that offer an outstanding bioscience education and equip their graduates with the skills needed to thrive in a global market.

"Championing high standards in education is critical to providing a foundation for a collaborative, international biosciences community and we are proud that the RSB can play a part in recognising and supporting this.”