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Computer Science Degree Accreditation in the UK: A Post-Shadbolt Review Update / Tom Crick, James H. Davenport, Paul Hanna, Alastair Irons, Tom Prickett

Proceedings of the 4th Conference on Computing Education Practice (CEP'20), Issue: 6, Pages: 1 - 4

Swansea University Author: Tom Crick

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DOI (Published version): 10.1145/3372356.3372362

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The assurance of quality through degree accreditation by Professional, Statutory and Regulatory Bodies (PSRBs) is very much a feature of higher education in the UK. In this dynamic and emerging UK educational, economic and policy environment, there still remains a need for accreditation regimes to e...

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Published in: Proceedings of the 4th Conference on Computing Education Practice (CEP'20)
ISBN: 978-1-4503-7729-4
Published: Durham University, UK 2020
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