Keele degrees accredited by Royal Society of Biology

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Posted on 03 May 2017

The School of Life Sciences at Keele University has been awarded accreditation status by the Royal Society of Biology in recognition of its outstanding bioscience degree programmes.

The University has received accreditation status for 15 of its biosciences programmes in recognition of the quality biosciences education that it delivers.

A parliamentary reception celebrating the latest cohort of universities to receive accreditation took place in late April 2017 at the Houses of Parliament, with academics, industry representatives and policymakers, and graduates from the institutions in attendance.

In addition, a recent Keele graduate in Biochemistry with Human Biology, Rob Hanson, received an award at the reception in recognition of being the highest academically achieving student on an accredited programme at Keele.

The Royal Society of Biology 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 which enhance graduate employability skills.

RSB accreditation

Professor David Hoole, Head of the School of Life Sciences at Keele, commented:

“I’m delighted that Keele has been accredited by the Royal Society of Biology. We have a long and successful history of teaching biosciences here at Keele, and this accreditation further strengthens the value of our degree programmes to employers. It is also due recognition of the excellent teaching provision provided by staff within the School of Life Sciences.”

Professor Dame Jean Thomas Hon FSB, president of the Royal Society of Biology, said:

“We are delighted to announce that bioscience courses in 16 more institutions have been granted Accreditation status by the Royal Society of Biology. Accreditation recognises institutions that offer an outstanding bioscience education and equip their graduates with the skills needed to thrive in a global market.”