RGU Awarded Full Accreditation for MSc Purchasing and Supply Chain Management Programme
RGU has become one of only seven universities in the UK to satisfy the requirements of the Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply - the Professional Body in the UK, and has been awarded full accreditation for its MSc Purchasing and Supply Chain Management programme.
This follows a major revision and restructuring of the course carried out over the last two years. Students who complete the MSc, and who meet the Institute's additional conditions, may now apply for direct entry into corporate membership (MCIPS). This represents a significant break through for RGU and enables us to offer an additional value adding benefit to RGU post graduate students.
Following a successful accreditation process RGU is delighted to announce that successful, future graduates in the MSc Purchasing and Supply Chain Management may apply for direct entry into corporate membership of The Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply (CIPS). This gives students full exemption from CIPS taught programme. The University is inviting applications for the September intake for the programme which is offered to part time and full time students. A further additional exciting development will see the course offered to students online, on RGU's highly successful Virtual Campus. This is a great benefit to students living outwith the region and also to those whose work commitments make it difficult to attend classes. For more information, contact Bryan McNay on firstname.lastname@example.org.
Universities Promote Accessible Design in Architects' Training
The Scott Sutherland School, represented by Bruce Taylor and Ken Parker, recently hosted a Seminar on “Learning Inclusive Design” with members of the Disability Rights Commission’s Built Environment Reference Group (BERG). Participants from the University of Dundee and the British Institute of Architectural Technologists were also present. This was part of a series of open meetings with the six Scottish Schools of Architecture to promote accessible design as an essential element of undergraduate training for Architects in Scotland.
RGU Receives Top Award For PhD Training
The Robert Gordon University has obtained the highest level of available recognition from the UK Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) for research student training in the subject area of Politics.
The Aberdeen Business School’s Department of Economics and Public Policy achieved the ESRC’s full ‘1+3’ level of recognition for the training of full time and part time Ph.D students in Politics. The recognition means that applicants can seek ESRC funding to come and study in the Department because the ESRC fully recognises the quality of the training provision, from foundation level upwards, on offer for postgraduate students.
The foundation level of training comprises a Masters level award, the MSc Politics and Research Methods, which involves full time study for a year followed by a Masters dissertation thesis (the ‘1’ component). This provides a sound foundation for the remaining three years of study for a Ph.D thesis (the ‘3’ component). Both components of research training have the full ESRC quality approval.
The Department currently has 10 Ph.D students of whom half are studying topics related to lobbying / interest groups in the EU and other territorial settings, with others studying subjects including the Scottish Parliament, Policing, EU Common Foreign and Security Policy, and the informal economy.
As part of the same recognition exercise, the Department has also maintained its CASE recognition, enabling receipt of students holding joint funding awards from ESRC and industry sources. At the time of the last round (2001) of recognition applications, no institution north of Glasgow or Edinburgh held the recognition in the Politics subject area.
Departmental research co-ordinator Professor Justin Greenwood said: “We greatly value the prestige this recognition brings. It is a landmark achievement, which is national recognition that we are a regional centre of excellence for research student training in the Politics subject area.”
For further information contact Justin Greenwood on 01224 263406.