SAE London welcome Alex Bols, Deputy Chief Executive at GuildHE, for a tour of the campus

16 May 2018

SAE London was delighted to welcome Alex Bols, Deputy Chief Executive at GuildHE on Monday 30 April.

GuildHE is one of two recognised representative bodies for Higher Education in the UK, with the vision that by 2020, Higher Education as a sector will be more distinctive, more inclusive and stronger as a result of their efforts. As part of this objective, GuildHE has recently welcomed more diverse providers into its membership.

Upon arrival at the SAE London campus, based in Haggerston, Alex was given a bespoke tour and showed around the fantastic facilities based in both the SAE House and Bankstock studios.

SAE is a creative media education institution that offers accelerated two-year degrees and short courses in Audio, Animation, Film, Games, Music Business and Web. With four state-of-the-art campuses across the UK, in Glasgow, Liverpool, London and Oxford, SAE boasts a range of industry-standard equipment, software and facilities and prides itself on a distinct method of practice-based teaching delivered by expert staff.

Alex’s visit concluded with him meeting Saad Qureshi (Dean, UK) where they had the opportunity to discuss current policies and trends in the sector, and the role SAE is playing to develop key future leaders.

Saad Qureshi Dean UK, said:

“SAE has been a member of GuildHE for some time and benefits greatly from their policy insight and expertise. It was a distinct privilege to welcome Alex to our London campus. Our students work together with our experienced faculty to co-create a high quality learning experience, and products from films to albums that are valuable additions to students work-based portfolios.”

Alex Bols (Deputy Chief Executive at GuildHE), said:

"It was a real pleasure to visit the SAE London campus and seeing their fantastic facilities, industry-standard equipment and hearing about the teaching delivered by staff working in the industry bringing their real-world experience and networks into the classroom." 

SAE has submitted a practice-based teaching case study to GuildHE, following their recent request to understand how institutions, such as SAE, are preparing graduates for industry.