Written by Anna Cole at fenews.co.uk.
Professor Timothy Quine, Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Education), University of Exeter, addressing the Westminster Employment Forum Keynote Seminar: The future for higher and degree apprenticeships – expansion, integration and standards
I want to convey some of our enthusiasm, as a Russell Group research intensive university, for degree apprenticeships and I think that’s not necessarily a given that Russell Group universities are interested in this domain. We see it as a really powerful innovative new approach to education that meets the skills needs, can contribute to meeting the skills needs of the country. I’m going to try and persuade you that it also aligns very closely with our overall strategy.
We have three pillars of our strategy to make the exceptional happen:
I’m going to walk you through the way I think that what we are doing around degree apprenticeships contributes to each of these pillars.