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Bioscience receives accreditation at London reception

16 May 2017 9:45AM

The BSc (Hons) Bioscience degree at the University of Suffolk has received accreditation from the Royal Society of Biology (RSB) at a presentation ceremony held at the Palace of Westminster.

The Royal Society of Biology is the leading professional body for the biological sciences in the United Kingdom. The Society represents over 16,000 biologists from all areas of the life sciences, as well as over 100 organisations which make up the diverse landscape of biology in the UK and overseas.

The University of Suffolk joined 15 other universities at the reception which took place on the Pavilion Terrace at the Houses of Parliament.

Academics, industry representatives, policymakers and graduates attended.

Professor Dame Jean Thomas Hon FRSB, president of the RSB, said “We are delighted to announce that bioscience courses in 16 more institutions have been granted Accreditation status by the Royal Society of Biology. Accreditation recognises institutions that offer an outstanding bioscience education and equip their graduates with the skills needed to thrive in a global market.”

Dr Aida Rajic, Course Leader and Senior Lecturer in Bioscience at the University of Suffolk, said “I am delighted by the recognition of excellence of our BSc (Hons) Bioscience degree programme, which accreditation by the Royal Society of Biology brings, and what this means for our students in terms of increased visibility and opportunities within the employer community, and their future careers as scientists. This recognition will also help further enhancing the visibility of the University of Suffolk and the great quality work we all do here.”

To find out more about Bioscience at the University of Suffolk visit https://www.uos.ac.uk/courses/ug/bsc-hons-bioscience

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