A Working Partnership between Industry and Education
JAMES ACCREDITATION REFERENCES
"Industry and Professional Body Accreditation of our awards from bodies such as JAMES is of central importance to the University. Accreditation demonstrates external scrutiny of standards and the relevance of courses to both current and future students as well as potential employers. It is also an important indicator of the collaboration and interdependence of education and industry.
Here at Leeds Metropolitan University we were proud and privileged to have participation from JAMES colleagues in an event such as the Art of Record Production Conference. These events in themselves are further indicators of the ways in which creative industries and education practitioners can work together to benefit students and new entrants to these fields." Martin Briggs, Subject Group Leader Leeds Metropolitan University ---
"The JAMES report which you provided after the assessment visit has proved very useful in giving a focus for the review so thanks again for such a thorough job with that." Mark Thorley, Course Leader University of Coventry ---
"I can very happily say that I can attend the JAMES re-accreditation event… interestingly enough… this is one of the ways I found out about the course… I did get a changed course offer mind you, but after seeing that it was accredited by JAMES I definitely thought I'd go for it!" Kabir Birdi, Student Rep - Professional Sound and Video Technology BSc Level 2 University of Salford ---
"We have had our BSc(Hons) Professional Sound and Video Technology course accredited four times now by JAMES. Each time we have had a very positive experience. On our latest accreditation, we did, as always, enjoy a constructive discussion of the course with the accreditors. There is tremendous value in having accreditors who have a wealth of industry experience and who can therefore confirm that the course is providing graduates with the right skills for the industry. At our visit, they had the knack of being very thorough in their review of the course, whilst maintaining a positive atmosphere and working with us to make some improvements. This contrasts with other review and accreditation visits that can be rather adversarial." Dave Eustace, Programme Leader University of Salford ---
"Thanks very much for yesterday, I really appreciated the supportive process of the visit and although it felt stressful at times answering the questions, it was a very productive and informative day for me and I feel, the course." Warren Bassett, Course Leader Bucks New University ---
“We have noticed that since being JAMES accredited, the applications received to join the course have tripled. This will allow us to apply a higher level of entrance acceptance." John Coates, Course Leader East Surrey College / Reigate School of Art Media and Design ---
"With the downturn in the economy and the introduction of full-fees, university applicants are increasingly concerned with the employability outcomes of degrees. Industry Accreditation is being seen by prospective students as a good indicator of the value of a named degree in the work place and at the University of Glamorgan we are finding that industry employers and applicants understand the meaning of JAMES Accreditation.
As things stand, JAMES Accreditation is sufficient for an award to be accepted into the Skillset Media Academy. Since many of the film, animation, television and media awards offered by the University are within the Media Academy it is also useful that our Music Technology and Sound Technology awards are recognised as providing the music and sound expertise to support these media platforms.
In a climate where universities may increasingly be viewed as rivals, we regard JAMES as an important force for raising standards across education by providing a platform for institutions to talk to each other as well as facilitating conversations between educators and the industry." Jim Barrett, Head of the Division of Music and Sound University of Glamorgan ---