BU’s Professor Stephen Tee and Joanne Thurston are both involved in a national campaign called ‘I choose BTEC.’
The campaign highlights how BTECs are relevant and useful qualifications, helping a range of people become successful in their chosen career paths.
Professor Stephen Tee, Executive Dean for Faculty of Health and Social Sciences, is one of the academics leading the campaign and supporting BTECs.
He said: “We very much value students who have completed a BTEC. Often those students have a much greater awareness of the world of work and can bring those experiences into the classroom.
“They enrich the student body and everybody learns from their experiences. To a student who is thinking about taking a BTEC, I’d really encourage them to do it.”
Around 15% of students at BU have studied BTECs alone, and an additional 15% have studied a BTEC in combination with another qualification.
Joanne Thurston, Programme Leader for Sports Therapy, said: “BTEC students bring such enthusiasm to Bournemouth University!
“The experience students get from a BTEC is really important as they can relate more practically to what they read as they've already experienced it within industry.”
One of BU’s local and partner schools, The Grange, is BTEC school of the year and also part of the campaign.
To find out more about the campaign, visit the I Choose BTEC website