Senior staff from Cardiff Metropolitan University recently attended graduation ceremonies at the University’s partner in South Africa, CTI Education Group (CTI).
CTI degrees are externally moderated by Cardiff Met, which means that the University staff provides quality assurance guidance as well as support for academic development of the partner institution.
CTI is part of Pearson, the world’s leading learning company, and is accredited by the South African Council of Higher Education (CHE) and the British Accreditation Council (BAC) in the UK and has 12 campuses spread throughout South Africa.
Cardiff Met’s Vice-Chancellor, Professor Antony Chapman, attended recent CTI graduation ceremonies in Pretoria and Cape Town, along with Pro Vice-Chancellor (International), Professor Mohamed Loutfi and Head of Collaborative Provision, Lloyd Powell.
The Vice-Chancellor spoke at both ceremonies and stated that: ‘Cardiff Met is deeply committed to international work, and the partnership with CTI provides CTI students and staff with increased international exposure and opportunities for students to study in Cardiff’.
Possibilities for Cardiff Met staff and students to travel to South Africa were also discussed during meetings in South Africa.
During the visit, Professor Chapman announced that two scholarships each year will be offered to CTI graduates to study for a Master’s degree in Cardiff Met. Professor Chapman also awarded prizes to the two top performing CTI students at the Pretoria ceremony.
The British High Commissioner to South Africa, Judith Macgregor CMG, LVO, attended the Pretoria ceremony and commented on the partnership: ‘I was delighted to learn about the excellent partnership between CTI and Cardiff Metropolitan University, with Cardiff Met providing academic support and opportunities for CTI students to transfer their studies to Cardiff. A partnership such as this can only serve to strengthen the links between the UK and South Africa.’