BIMM Institute is committed to maintaining the highest standards of academic and vocational excellence in modern music education. As part of this obligation we continue to look for ways to communicate information about this mission to all stakeholders including our staff, students (current and prospective), their parents and guardians.
To accomplish this, we share information on the way we assure academic standards and manage and enhance the quality of learning opportunities we provide to our students in partnership with our awarding institutions.
In the UK, the Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (QAA) oversees our provision and in Ireland it’s the Irish Universities Quality Board (IUQB) through its oversight of our awarding institution, the Dublin Institute of Technology (DIT).
In the UK, we are aligned with the QAA UK Quality Code (UKQC) and in Ireland with the National Framework for Qualifications (NFQ).
BIMM Limited underwent a Higher Education Review in January 2016 conducted by the QAA and has received its final report, which is available in full here.
BIMM Group Academic Infrastructure
Academic standards and quality is overseen by the Academic Development & Quality Assurance Team (ADQA). The team is led by Andrew Bates (Academic Director & Provost) supported by Mark Irwin (Dean of Higher Education), Ruairí Ó Niocail (Academic Registrar), Richard Harvey (Head of Learning & Teaching Enhancement) and Jason Knight (Associate Dean: Academic Development).
The team is further supported by Ross Harris (Quality Assurance Officer) and Tom Hinks (Academic Development Officer (Learning & Teaching)).
Queries regarding ADQA matters can be emailed to: [email protected]
This team works closely with the Group Executive Principals, College Principals and Heads of Education in each BIMM college to manage, develop and enhance academic quality.
All key BIMM Group policies, regulations and processes for Higher Education Courses can be found in the BIMM Academic Development and Quality Assurance Manual as laid out below.
Please note that academic regulations are different for each awarding university – please check for the university that awards your degree to ensure you download the correct document as follows: BIMM Institute London students should not refer to the BIMM Group policies below, but to their own BIMM Institute London Student Handbook plus the UWL regulatory section 18 below, BIMM Institute Dublin Students should refer to section 17 if their degree is awarded by DIT and section 18, plus their BIMM/UWL Student Handbook if their degree is awarded by UWL. BIMM Institute Berlin students should also refer to section 17 plus their BIMM/UWL Student Handbook. Sections 1-13 apply to all BIMM Group staff and students:
Section 1: Introduction
Section 2: Academic Development and Quality Assurance
Section 3: BIMM Mission
Section 4: BIMM Strategic Plan
Section 5: BIMM Academic & Operational Infrastructure
Section 6: BIMM Higher Education Quality Assurance and Enhancement Policy
Section 7: BIMM Course Development and Approval Policy
Section 8: BIMM College Admissions Policies
Section 9: BIMM Student Enrolment and Induction Policy
Section 10: BIMM Student Charter
Section 11: BIMM Student Engagement Policy
Section 12: BIMM Student Representation Scheme
Section 13: BIMM Learning and Teaching Strategy
Section 14: BIMM-University of Sussex Post Graduate Academic Regulations
Section 15: BIMM-University of Sussex Undergraduate Academic Regulations
Section 16: BIMM-Bath Spa University Undergraduate Academic Regulations
Section 17: BIMM-Dublin Institute of Technology Undergraduate Academic Regulations
Section 18: BIMM-University of West London Academic Regulations
Section 19: BIMM Bullying & Harassment Policy
Section 20: BIMM Equal Opportunities Policy
Section 21: BIMM Fitness to Study Policy
Section 22: BIMM Student Data Protection Policy
Section 23: BIMM Social Media Policy
Section 24: BIMM Academic Appointment and Staff Development Policy
Section 25: BIMM Student Support Policy
Section 26: BIMM Work Based Learning Policy
Section 27: BIMM Learning Resources Strategy
Section 28: BIMM Safeguarding Policy
Section 29: BIMM Public Information Policy
Section 30: BIMM Ethical Approval
Section 31: BIMM Student Code of Conduct
Section 32: BIMM Student Disciplinary Procedure
Section 33: BIMM Research & Enterprise Strategy
Section 34: BIMM Policy on Recording of Lessons
Section 35: BIMM Student Intellectual Property Policy
Section 36: BIMM Study Exchange Scheme
ADQA also works closely with our awarding institutions to assure standards and quality and links to the quality assurance sections of their websites can be found below: