Magazine article The Times Higher Education Supplement : THE

War of Words as Break-Up Turns Acrimonious

Magazine article The Times Higher Education Supplement : THE

War of Words as Break-Up Turns Acrimonious

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The University of Wales Trinity Saint David has rebutted a scathing attack on its standards by a private college that used to teach its degrees.

The College of Technology London, which formerly taught the majority of Trinity Saint David's international students, said last month that it was pulling out of the arrangement because of "poor quality assurance and administrative standards" over an 18-month period.

Trinity Saint David has strongly denied the claims, saying the allegations of low standards were "inaccurate", "misleading" and "entirely spurious".

It said it had been seeking an "orderly exit strategy" from the link-up before December because of concerns over quality at the College of Technology London.

In a statement on its website, the private college alleges that in 2010 "45 per cent of documentation sent by TSD (was) incorrect" and "in 2011, 25 per cent of TSD academic correspondence to students (was) incorrect".

Trinity Saint David said these claims were "completely disingenuous" and the reason for the inaccuracies was that the college failed to integrate its student records system with that of the university.

The college has also claimed that the results data sent to its students were "consistently wrong" and "many students that should have passed have failed, and students that have failed modules passed". …

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