We further developed our links with industry and professional bodies around the world.
With more than 75% of our undergraduate and 28% of our postgraduate programmes professionally accredited, we offer our students access to the latest academic thinking, theories and practice and develop work-ready graduates.
We teamed up with honorary graduate, entrepreneur Marie Macklin CBE and her group The HALO to develop a joint regeneration initiative for Glasgow.
Together we’re bringing mentoring and work-based education to the heart of communities - identifying the potential for graduate apprenticeships and accredited qualifications in sectors such as financial services, cybersecurity, energy and renewables, building technology, fashion business, and engineering design and manufacturing.
GCU provides a world-class education to thousands of students every year so I am really pleased that this partnership will support The HALO’s vision of providing young people with the skills needed to make an impact in tomorrow’s world.
In Ghana, we’ve been working with the Petroleum Commission to ensure thousands of young people can gain the qualifications and develop the technical expertise to build careers in the country’s burgeoning oil and gas industry.
Increased oil production has helped make Ghana one of the fastest growing economies in the world, but fewer than half of the technical and management roles in the sector are held by Ghanaians and local companies struggle to compete for contracts. The education and training we provide in Ghana’s Accelerated Oil and Gas Capacity Programme (AOGC), will help change that by training 1000 Ghanaians each year and supporting 200 companies and 300 employees in public institutions.
Our hope is that this collaboration with GCU will expedite the implantation of a work-based vocational and apprenticeship programme for a lot of Ghanaian youth.
In the annual Moffat Lecture, Tom Campbell, managing director of North Coast 500, paid tribute to GCU for our part in creating the ultimate road trip around Scotland.
North Coast 500, now a global brand with an audience reach of more than 2.3billion, has helped transform the economies of the towns and villages along its route.
The Moffat Centre was critical in the success of the North Coast 500. They found it would be of global significance, which gave us the confidence to launch. The University as a whole plays a vital role in the tourism sector with the programmes it runs and the talent it produces.
We teamed up with Skills Development Scotland and industry leaders in the pioneering Graduate Apprenticeship programme.
We have built on decades of experience developing employees in work-based and part-time programmes in the Scottish Government-supported programme, which is designed to upskill the workforce and support economic growth. We offer Graduate Apprenticeship programmes in fields such as cyber security, engineering and software development.