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University of Chester Recognised on Breakthrough List

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The University of Chester has been recognised for its unique and flexible system for devising bespoke qualifications and has been cited as one of the UK's 100 best breakthroughs for its significant impact on people's lives.

The list was compiled by Universities UK, as part of the MadeAtUni campaign to change public perceptions of universities and bring to life the difference they make to people, lives and communities across the UK.

The Work Based and Integrative Studies (WBIS) framework was pioneered at Chester and is the only one of its kind, receiving acclaim from the Quality Assurance Agency and other higher education regulatory bodies.

WBIS is a flexible method of learning providing individuals to negotiate their own bespoke learning programme related to their professional role.

Vice-Chancellor of the University of Chester, Professor Time Wheeler, said: "It is a fantastic achievement for the University to be featured in the UK's Best Breakthrough list. We're extremely proud of the work of our academics and difference they are making to people, lives and communities."

"The MadeAtUni campaign is an incredibly important initiative for the University of Chester as it allows students, alumni, the local community and the wider population to understand the work that we do and the impact it has."