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Point Blank Crowned Winners of ‘Exporting Education’ at IHE Awards 2019

Last month we had the pleasure of attending the IHE Independent Higher Education Awards where we were crowned the winners of the Exporting Education category. This award is given to those who have shown exceptional “innovation and commitment to delivering, partnering or collaborating in the international market.” At Point Blank, we pride ourselves on the opportunities we offer our students and the global partnerships we have forged over our many years of experience. Our ties within the industry and music education sector have enabled us to offer practical music-related courses as a Higher Education institution with a presence in multiple locations worldwide. These include London, LA where we partnered with Mack Sennett Studios, Ibiza with Can Blau, Mumbai with The True School of Music (TSM),  China with NetEase FEVER and of course our award-winning online courses.

Point Blank Managing Director Jules Brookes, CEO Rob Cowan, and General Manager Selina Hannaford accept the award

A major element of our submission focused around the international nature of our student base and course resources. Over 50% of our online students are international and benefit from the use of our custom-built VLE (Virtual Learning Environment). Our VLE enables our students to export course notes; watch tutorial videos; download resources; communicate with their peers; receive notifications; submit assignments and view feedback and grades. There is also the option for students across the globe to catch up with their instructors on a 1-on-1 basis via the live booking system.

Point Blank’s Exporting Education 2018 winner award

In addition to our win at the awards ceremony, we were also awarded runner-up in the ‘Industry Partnership’ category, given to those who are taking innovative approaches to building and maintaining industry Partnerships. Due to our long-time collaborations with the likes of Ableton, Native Instruments and Pioneer DJ, as well as being the only UK Institution to have 3 individual Certified Ableton Trainers, this highlights that Point Blank are amongst the best independent HE institutions when it comes to industry links.

Our connections in the world of music have enabled us to offer our students the best in discounts, facilities, masterclasses, access to high-profile industry events including ADE, IMS Ibiza and DJ Mag Best of British, Q&As with popular scene figures and more – and we couldn’t be happier.

If all of the above sounds like something you’d dream of having access to, you can find out more about our courses and what they entail here. If you’d like to see for yourself we offer a number of open days throughout the year where visitors can attend a free masterclass, explore our top-of-the-range facilities and speak to our expert instructors. Our next open day will take place on 11th December so RSVP here. See you there!

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