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CEM Principal, Ashley Wheaton

CEM granted University College status

University College of Estate Management provides academic programmes for the Built Environment

Posted by Stephanie Broad | November 29, 2015 | People, policy, politics, money

The College of Estate Management (CEM) – a provider of online learning for the Built Environment - has achieved university college title and has become University College of Estate Management (UCEM). 

UCEM provides Real Estate, Property and Construction students and professionals with the highest quality supported online learning; enhancing their employability, academic standing and career development prospects. The achievement of university college title acknowledges the college’s status in its provision of offering online vocational education for the Built Environment industry, and the upholding of the quality standard.  

The Privy Council (formal body of advisers to the Sovereign of the UK) approved the university college title and name change on the 11 November, following a period of scrutiny by the Department of Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS). The award of this title is the next step in the development of the college - recognising its work within the Higher Education sector and its continued growth as an independent institution - following the achievement of Taught Degree Awarding Powers in October 2012. The college also had to demonstrate that its governance structures, both corporate and academic, are sound and that it’s financially sustainable.  

Ashley Wheaton, Principal at UCEM, commented: 'We are both honoured and delighted to be receiving confirmation that the Privy Council and BIS recognise our academic standards; financial status; and effective governance. Gaining a university college title further confirms UCEM's status as a leading provider of supported online learning for the Built Environment worldwide. And, this award further reinforces our dedication to ensuring that our students benefit from high quality and prestigious qualifications; directly supporting their career ambitions.” 

John Gellatly, FRICS, Chairman of the UCEM Board of Trustees, said: “It is fantastic to be part of an institution that is making such a massive difference to education and business, by providing skills and knowledge that are relevant to the Built Environment industry. And, with this university college title I’m confident UCEM will only increase its already large, diverse and highly talented student base.” 

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