Staffordshire University, a twinning programme partner of DISTED College, has a global presence that bolsters its reputation as a prestigious and progressive British university whose excellent degrees are well-recognised internationally for a vast range of job opportunities.
The university is connected to more than 30 institutions, across the globe in Asia, Europe, Middle East and Africa, on collaborative partnerships that include accreditation, distance learning, franchise and quality assurance models.
Gwee, with DISTED president Dr Koo Wee Kor and School of Hospitality head Susie Khoo, participated in the Staffordshire University’s inaugural International Partnerships Conference held on 21 and 22 November 2013 at the university’s Octagon Building in Stafford, UK.
“The conference was insightful for the university’s education partners as it promoted the sharing of best practices in teaching, learning and assessment in different cultural contexts.
“It addressed various pertinent issues such as strategic partnership development, developments in quality demands, and how technology is going to impact learning and assessment in the future.
“There was also the great opportunity to network with representatives from other foreign institutions and the staff of the university,” Gwee shared of her experience at the event which was attended by over 120 delegates including 33 senior representatives from 17 partner institutions of the university.
In conjunction with the conference, Staffordshire University director of partnerships Chris Slade said: “Our global partnership network has grown through working with partners who demonstrate our shared values and aims – openness, transparency, integrity and professionalism.”
“These collaborations continually influence our courses, our teaching and our commitment to enhancing the opportunity for students to study how and where suits them best,” she added.