Our BUAFTA entry

Amy Lord and Kathleen Joyce were one of five finalists shortlisted for a BUAFTA award for Student Experience at the University of Birmingham. The Gala dinner and ‘Musicals’ themed evening was held on Friday 16th February in the Great Hall.  Kathleen (PGT admin) and Amy (TEL Learning Technologist) manage the schools international online MSc in Advanced General Dental Practice (AGDP).


03-BUAFTAS-DinnerThe Masters in Advanced General Dental Practice (AGDP) at the University of Birmingham celebrated the fifteenth anniversary of its founding in October 2017. The course was originally designed as a “live” course, part time, but has developed into a Distance-learning course based upon the curriculum which was successfully developed for the “live” course. The course currently has 11 students at the final stages of completing their Masters degree on the campus course, and 64 students currently on the Distance Masters course.

The Distance course is totally flexible in order that students can study from anywhere at a time that suits them. The aim of the course remains the same as when it was first launched, to enhance clinical skills and knowledge in order that the student can provide a wide range of high quality treatment for his/her patients. The Masters course in AGDP also provides a basis for personal development and make learning enjoyable.

National Higher Education Academy’s Postgraduate Taught Experience Survey this programme scored:

100% – Overall, I am satisfied with the quality of the course

97% – The course is well organised and is running smoothly.

Finally well done to Amy and Kathleen.  You did not win but we are very proud of your efforts for what you do for the Distance Learning Course in Dentistry.

01-Kathleen-and-AmyBUAFTA is Birmingham University Award for Tremendous Achievement and for the awards ceremony the Great Hall is decorated to show off its splendid architecture.02-BUAFTAS-Dinner