SLC renews bacc partnership agreement with uws

We’re delighted to announce that following a review of our collaborative franchise agreement, we’ve renewed our long standing partnership with The University of the West of Scotland to once again, deliver the UWS BAcc (Bachelor of Accounting) degree programme to South Lanarkshire College students, 

The continued collaboration will allow the College to further our strategic priority of widening access to higher level education for the people of South Lanarkshire and beyond, particularly at undergraduate degree level.

Aileen McKechnie, Principal of South Lanarkshire College said: 

We are delighted to be renewing our partnership with the University of the West of Scotland to deliver the BAcc Accounting degree programme. This degree partnership  programme, which has been running since 2011, is transformational for students at South Lanarkshire College, as it provides direct articulation to year three of the BAcc Accounting degree and the option for students to carry out their honours year at UWS.

Our partnership with UWS ensures that degree level qualifications are more accessible to South Lanarkshire College students and provides alternative pathways to support student success

Aileen continued “ I am delighted to state that 166 students have gained their BAcc award via the SLC/UWS partnership over the last 10 years. 

The BAcc pathway  gives students  the opportunity to start their study at NC level and progress all the way to year three undergraduate degree level, all while remaining on the South Lanarkshire College campus. This is proving to be an increasingly popular choice for prospective students in the region, due to the locality of the course and career potential of the award.

Aileen explained South Lanarkshire College students have been stand out performers on the course, with South Lanarkshire College students winning the UWS Court Medal for four out of the last five years, and one of our students, David Cowie, being awarded the Court medal at Honours level. David’s now a lecturer at the College sharing his experience, delivering lectures on the programme” and encouraging more of our students to progress to honour level at university”.

In the last 10 years more than 90% of students who completed the course at South Lanarkshire College gained the BAcc qualification with many progressing to their honours year at UWS.

Aileen stated “As a result of gaining this degree, the life chances and job opportunities for some of these students will be transformed. Here at South Lanarkshire College, we are fully committed to supporting all our students to succeed, in their studies and in their careers”

The University of the West of Scotland, delivers career-focused teaching and world leading research and is widely renowned for its flexible, innovative approach to providing higher education for all. 

Tutor David Leung from The University of the West of Scotland spoke of the long-standing partnership ““Our mission is to make higher education accessible to everyone and a great way to achieve that is by supporting college students to progress onto degree programmes. We are delighted that this partnership will continue to enable the local community to have access to the high-quality degree provision that’s delivered via South Lanarkshire College, with a resulting significant positive impact on the local economy.” 

The next BAcc course start date will August 2021, to find out more and apply click below