More work needed at college, says review


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Millions of pets face an Unhappy Blue Year, says PDSA

Forget Blue Monday  millions of pets face a Blue Year unless their owners take steps to end their stress, obesity and loneliness, according to leading pet wellbeing charity PDSA.

The warning comes on Monday 15 January  hallmarked as Blue Monday  where short,  dark days, empty pockets and dwindling New Years resolutions all add up to create the most melancholic day of the year. But PDSA is urging pet owners to spare a thought for the pets who face another year of loneliness and boredom going far beyond the joyless January blues.

Pictured : Andra Petrov with her beagle, Elvis

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A SIXTH form college needs to improve the quality of its teaching and resources for students, a team of reviewers has said.

The Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (QAA) published a report on standards and quality at St Vincent College in Gosport.

The team judged that the academic standards and the quality of the information about its learning opportunities meet UK expectations.

But it added that both the quality and enhancement of student learning opportunities – its teaching, resources, and support for students – requires improvement to meet expectations.

Principal Matt Atkinson said: ‘St Vincent College remains fully committed to its small but important higher education provision and we will use this feedback from QAA to help us continue to improve students’ experience.

‘However we are very disappointed that this inspection process has failed to recognise the strength of this work which has led to 100 per cent pass rates for the last three years and high levels of student satisfaction.’

QAA’s Higher Education Reviews are carried out by experts from other universities and colleges. Every review team includes a student reviewer too.