ACM IHE Awards

ACM recognised for Outstanding Student Support and Industry Partnerships

13 Dec 2017

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We are delighted to announce that we won two awards at the first Independent HE Annual Awards on Monday 27th November 2017.

The IHE Awards are held to recognise and celebrate innovation and best practice across the independent higher education sector.

The categories won by us at the event were ‘Industry Partnership of the Year’ and ‘Outstanding Support for Student Learning’. It’s an excellent demonstration of how highly-regarded ACM is within the sector, especially considering the calibre of nominees in all categories.

The Industry Partnership of the Year Award 2017

We won this award for our strong partnership with Metropolis Studios, which recognises our excellence in delivering industry-focused provision through our learning-by-doing ethos.

ACM and Metropolis Studios work in partnership together, creating unique pathways and real-life industry engagement and scholarship opportunities for students through masterclasses, student showcases, and student participation at Acoustic Lunch sessions and Metropolis Rising events.

“We are delighted to win the award for Industry Partnership of the year for our strong association with Metropolis Studios which helps students gain real-life experience in the music industry and shape sustainable careers in music. Industry partnerships are increasingly more important in the ever-changing music business today, and we are proud to work with one of the most iconic recording studios in the world.”
Ace, Head of Creative Industry Development, ACM

Outstanding Support for Student Learning Award 2017 

We won this award for our innovative approaches to enhancing and transforming the student learning experience. AMOSSHE and IHE recognised ACM for our excellent institution-wide triage process which offers support specific to a student’s academic, wellbeing and career needs. We were commended for our forward-thinking approach to student support in the following areas: Accommodation, Disability and Education Guidance, Counselling, Receptions, Student Support and Wellbeing, all reinforced by our ‘one stop shop’ ethos Student Hubs.

“The Student Services team is so proud that our team work has been recognised by IHE and AMOSSHE. ACM believes passionately that for a student to succeed we must provide a supportive environment that gives our students the tools and access to support they need in order to grow and develop as a person. By taking this approach and looking at our students as individuals we are supporting retention, academic achievement and personal development.”
Lee Fellows, Head of Student Services, ACM

Independent HE is the UK membership organisation and national representative body for independent providers of higher education, professional training and pathways. Independent HE works to promote, support and enhance the independent tertiary education sector. They lobby for positive reforms to the regulatory and operating environment, work to share good practice and raise standards in the sector, and help members to overcome challenges to succeed in the market.

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