Employability has always been a key focus for the College, and is still in its infancy within our Higher Education provision. The DHLE data, collected on behalf of the College by I Graduate, shows that of those students surveyed:
- 92% of respondents reported either being in employment or had moved onto further study
- 82% of respondents reported that Teaching and Learning was Good or Better
- 85% of respondents reported that Academic Support was Good or Better
- 81% of respondents reported an Overall satisfaction with the College.
Feedback from the National Student Survey 2017 indicates that:
- 90% of BMC students say that staff are good at explaining things and make the subject interesting
- 95% of BMC students say that their course has challenged them to achieve my best work
- 90% of BMC students say that their course has provided them with opportunities to apply what they have learnt
Much of our work to date on employability has been developed with direct links to students’ programmes of study. Therefore, there are many examples across the programmes of extra curricular activities, master classes, industry competitions, use of industry-standard equipment, work experience, trips, industry projects, guest speakers, and advice and guidance from both the Student Services team and academic staff.
BMC has been awarded a bronze rating as a part of the Teaching Excellence Framework assessment, highlighting the quality of teaching, learning and assessment in BMC’s Higher Education provision.