Re-accreditation Success

The School of Biosciences has recently achieved re-accreditation from both the Royal Society of Biology (RSB) and the Institute of Biomedical Science (IBMS) for a further 5 years for our undergraduate degree programmes.

The RSB (the leading professional body for biological sciences in the UK) accredits our Biology, Biochemistry and Biomedical Science degree programmes, and has awarded Advanced Accreditation to our Sandwich degrees in recognition of the extended period of professional practice that these courses contain. Our Biomedical Science degree are also accredited by the IBMS, the professional body representing Biomedical Scientists working for the NHS. IBMS accreditation certifies that our degrees meet the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) standards of proficiency and allows our graduates to enter further training on the path towards HCPC registration.

Professor Dan Lloyd, Deputy Head of School, said: ‘We are grateful to all staff, clinical colleagues and students who have contributed to this success. The professional oversight and scrutiny of accreditation is a measure of confidence that our degrees prepare our students for graduate-level opportunities. This undoubtedly underpins students’ future employability, and the ability for them to reach their full potential.

Read more about our re-accreditation success in the University of Kent’s news bulletin.