December 11, 2017  

Point Blank Receives High Praise at the 2017 Independent Higher Education Conference

We at Point Blank are delighted to have been held up as an outstanding example of an high quality educational institution by Lords Spokesman of the House of Lords at the recent Independent Higher Education (iHE) Conference. Point Blank came to the attention of Viscount James Younger of Leckie as a result of our 100% student satisfaction rating in the recent National Student Survey, which was the joint highest across all institutions. We were one of only three institutions mentioned during his speech, in which Point Blank was highlighted as a example of an exceptional independent Higher Education provider in the UK, shown in the video below from 7 minutes.

As part of his keynote speech, the Viscount singled Point Blank out by name, saying: “Newer, smaller, and specialist providers can drive innovation, offering courses and delivery models that suit the needs and aspirations of a more diverse student body and provides employers with enough of the right graduates. We have excellent examples amongst us today… [including] Point Blank Music School, voted the world’s ‘Best Music Production & DJ School’, [which] provides students with the unique opportunity to study with expert instructors at state-of-the-art facilities in the creative process of making music.”

In addition to this high praise, our Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) was also recognised as a point of excellence, with Point Blank receiving an award for Innovation in Digital Teaching and Learning. This unique and innovative platform is the medium through which all of our online students learn at Point Blank – including our online BA (Hons) in Music Production & Sound Engineering degree – and is also available to students of our Degree programme in London as an additional learning resource.

Point Blank’s Managing Director Jules Brookes receives the Innovation In Digital Teaching and Learning Award

We’re delighted that our VLE has been recognised as the leading platform of its kind, and we welcome the recognition of the hard work done by our developers and instructors to put together the most intuitive product possible. Our learning experience is based on providing the most high-quality interaction between students and instructors possible. To achieve this, each of our students has access to regular live 1-2-1 sessions throughout each one of our online courses. Coupled with video masterclasses by guests and instructors, online students at Point Blank can expect a level of attention unavailable anywhere else. Furthermore, our online school environment will be further enhanced in coming months, with new features including full mobile-responsiveness and live chat functionality with other students to make collaboration as easy online as it is when you study at one of our colleges.

This, along with our 100% student satisfaction rate recorded in the National Student Survey, completes a year in which Point Blank has rightly been recognised as a leader in our field. If you’d like to know more, take a look at our full range of online courses, and for the complete picture of the VLE’s overhaul, take a look at our feature on the subject. For any more information on our courses both online and at our schools in London, Los Angeles or Ibiza, don’t hesitate to contact us via email or call us on +44 20 7729 4884.

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