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Exciting new partnership for University set to reach new students

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Published on 30 January 2020

New partnership between the University and HEP
New partnership between the University and HEP

The University of Sunderland is announcing a new partnership that aims to increase the number of programmes offered to students online.

Teaming up with Higher Education Partners (HEP), the University is set to reach out to a broader range of students wanting to access the curriculum.

HEP is a leading online programme management company that specialises in assisting universities in the development of fully online programmes.

Through the partnership, the University aims to attract new students, as well as supporting those already enrolled, through their years of study.

Professor Jon Timmis, Deputy Vice Chancellor (Commercial) at the University today welcomed the move.

He said: “HEP’s experience and expertise will enable the University to offer and deliver these programmes at scale, ensuring online provision becomes a sustainable and valuable area of our business.”

In the coming months, the two organisations will be working together to develop a series of online programmes which aim to offer high quality teaching and an exceptional student experience.

Professor Timmis will be supported by the University’s Ruth Wilson, who is responsible for coordinating cross-functional activity. While Ian Howell, Partnerships Director at HEP will work with Sarah Frame, Partner Support Director, to coordinate and manage the project timeline.

Professor Timmis added: “We look forward to working in partnership with HEP to develop thriving online programmes to meet the needs of a diverse and growing audience of students who seek to study with the University of Sunderland for the life changing education we offer.”