GBS and Oxford Brookes University start exciting new partnership

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GBS (Global Banking School) and Oxford Brookes University have announced a new partnership which will allow broader access to high-quality education to communities across the UK.

The partnership will offer a new course in BSc (Hons) Health, Wellbeing, and Social Care which will provide education opportunities to students across London, Leeds, Birmingham, and Manchester.

Professor Ray Lloyd, CEO of GBS, said: “We are delighted to be partnering with Oxford Brookes University. The partnership will enable even more students who have for various reasons been excluded from HE to benefit from a high-quality education and will help us to further our mission of providing education that changes lives to more students in the UK.

“The health sector is one that is in desperate need of new, well qualified practitioners, and it gives us much satisfaction that by entering this partnership we can help contribute to this vital area in society.

“We already have plans to extend the partnership into other subject areas and are looking forward to a long and mutually beneficial collaboration with Oxford Brookes University."

Professor Astrid Schloerscheidt, Pro Vice-Chancellor and Dean of the Faculty of Health and Life Sciences at Oxford Brookes University said: “It is a privilege to work with an institution so firmly rooted in their local communities, which is committed to providing an excellent student experience and to expanding routes into higher education -  particularly for those who perhaps in different circumstances might never have thought about studying to degree level.

“Oxford Brookes has an excellent reputation for the quality of its courses, and I am thrilled to have the opportunity to expand the reach of our health and social care provision through GBS.

“I’m looking forward to working with GBS and to seeing our partnership grow.”

The first student intake for this partnership will begin in February 2023.

GBS deliver a range of vocational, undergraduate, and postgraduate programmes in accounting, business, construction, health, tourism, and technology. They take an inclusive approach to recruiting students, with an aim to widening access to higher education among groups currently under-represented in the HE sector.