British Institute of Technology and E-commerce

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British Institute of Technology & E-commerce
Established 1999
Type Private
Chancellor Merlin Hay, 24th Earl of Erroll
Students Approx. 1,200
Undergraduates Approx. 600
Postgraduates Approx. 600
Location London, England, UK
Coordinates: 51°32′46″N 0°1′24″E / 51.54611°N 0.02333°E / 51.54611; 0.02333
Campus Urban
Website www.bite.ac.uk
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The British Institute of Technology & E-commerce (BITE) is a private educational institute, also involved in consultancy and research, whose main campus is located in the London Borough of Newham, east London, England. BITE also has two further campuses - in Central London and in Suffolk.

As of 2012, BITE was the 5th largest private higher educational establishment in the UK by number of students.[1]

History[edit]

The British Institute of Technology and E-commerce was founded in 1999 in Newham, east London. It is as a private educational Institute which is also involved in consultancy and research. BITE has worked on government-funded and private education projects since its foundation.[citation needed]

Campuses and facilities[edit]

Stratford Campus[edit]

The Institute's Stratford Campus is situated in Romford Road (the A118), 2 miles from Westfield Stratford City and the 2012 Olympic Park. The campus consists of the School of Technology[2] and the School of Commerce[3] contained in two seven-storey buildings, Avicenna House and Kalam House, which also include a library and nanotechnology labs.[4]

Oxford Street Campus[edit]

BITE's Oxford Street campus, situated in a six-storey building in the West End of London, was opened in 2012. The campus hosts business, professional and English language courses.[5]

Shrubland Campus[edit]

In 2011 BITE opened a residential executive campus at Shrubland Hall, a large country house 6 miles from Ipswich in Suffolk. The Grade II* listed hall was designed by James Paine in the 1770s, and remodelled in 1850 by Sir Charles Barry, the architect of the Palace of Westminster (Houses of Parliament). Until 2006 when it was put on the market for sale[6] the Hall was used as a Health Clinic[7] and was also open to the public as a visitor attraction.[8]

Library[edit]

The Newton Library is located on the 3rd floor of Kalam House and offers access to ICT integrated with printed and audio-visual resources.[9]

BITE Stratford Campus 
BITE Oxford Street Campus 
BITE Shrubland Campus 
Newton Library 

Academic Structure[edit]

BITE works in partnership with universities to offer undergraduate and postgraduate provision, including Honours and Master's degrees and further education courses.[10] There are also professional qualifications validated by the Chartered Management Institute (CMI) and National Vocational Qualifications (NVQ) for managers, supervisors, and customer service and hospitality personnel.[11]

BITE is subject to annual 'Review for Educational Oversight' inspections by the Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education; the organisation received a positive review in January 2012 from the body, which expressed confidence in organisation's monitoring and reporting of academic standard quality.[12]

Programmes[edit]

BITE's degree programmes are internally designed and validated by UK University partners including University of East London[13] and University of Wales.[14] The programmes are developed in consultation with business and government sectors to address the gap between industry and higher education. The range of programmes includes Masters degrees, covering MBA, LLM, MA and MSc qualifications.[15] At undergraduate level, there are courses focusing on business and technology.[16]

IELTS[edit]

BITE is a British Council accredited test centre for the International English Language Testing System (IELTS). The IELTS test is available in two modules - Academic and General Training. The Academic Module is used by candidates for admission to undergraduate or postgraduate courses and for registration with professional bodies. The General Training Module emphasises basic survival skills in a broad social and educational context.[17]

Conferences[edit]

Since 2008 BITE has organised a World Hi Tech Forum conference,[18] focusing on a different country each year, including: 2008, India;[19] 2009, China;[18] and in 2010, UAE.[20][21]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Morgan, John (1 March 2012). "Enigma variations". Times Higher Education. Retrieved 16 August 2012. 
  2. ^ "School of Technology". British Institute of Technology & E-commerce. Retrieved 23 August 2012. 
  3. ^ "School of Commerce". British Institute of Technology & E-commerce. Retrieved 23 August 2012. 
  4. ^ "BITE Campuses". British Institute of Technology & E-commerce. Retrieved 16 August 2012. 
  5. ^ "English Language Courses". British Institute of Technology & E-commerce. Retrieved 16 August 2012. 
  6. ^ "Historic estate on the market". East Anglian Daily Times. 2006-04-05. Archived from the original on 2006-05-02. 
  7. ^ "Shrubland Hall Revisited". Retrieved 16 August 2012. 
  8. ^ "Shrubland park opening Times". Archived from the original on 2006-04-26. 
  9. ^ "Newton Library". British Institute of Technology & E-commerce. Retrieved 21 August 2012. 
  10. ^ "BITE Structure". British Institute of Technology & E-commerce. Retrieved 23 August 2012. 
  11. ^ "Professional Courses". British Institute of Technology & E-commerce. Retrieved 16 August 2012. 
  12. ^ "January 2012 Review for Educational Oversight". Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education. Retrieved 6 September 2012. 
  13. ^ "Programme Specification for Technology & E-Commerce BSc". University of East London. Retrieved 20 August 2012. 
  14. ^ "BRITISH INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY AND E-COMMERCE". University of Wales. Retrieved 20 August 2012. 
  15. ^ "Postgraduate Courses". British Institute of Technology & E-commerce. Retrieved 16 August 2012. 
  16. ^ "Undergraduate Courses". British Institute of Technology & E-commerce. Retrieved 16 August 2012. 
  17. ^ "IELTS Test Centre". British Institute of Technology & E-commerce. Retrieved 17 August 2012. 
  18. ^ a b "Knowledge Exchange and Chinese Business Development Forum". British Institute of Technology & E-commerce via PR Newswire. 16 August 2012. 
  19. ^ "World Hi-Tech Forum - Focus on India". Asia Pacific Technology Network. Retrieved 20 August 2012. 
  20. ^ "Why we need iconic engineering". New Scientist. Retrieved 20 August 2012. 
  21. ^ "THE WORLD HI-TECH FORUM: FOCUS UAE 2030". Tanzania Trade Centre. Retrieved 20 August 2012.