As part of a continued process for us to ensure that we are improving as a college, and to ensure that we provide our students with the highest quality education we possibly can, we regularly ask our students for feedback during their studies. This feedback is vital to us; it allows us to improve where we need to improve, and gives us the chance to monitor the things we do well to help ensure they stay that way.

Our students told us that they wanted to see the data that we collect, and that they want to see what we are doing to address their feedback. We understand that statistics are not always easily accessible, and can appear extremely dry. To address this, we are committed to producing infographics that detail the data in a clear and easily manageable way, as well as producing a ‘You said, we did’ graphic that shows exactly how we are addressing the feedback. These documents will be created every six months and will allow everyone to see exactly what we are doing to ensure that we maintain our high quality standards.

The first of these documents can be found on our website, along with student testimonials.

The 15th International Naval Engineering Conference (INEC) incorporating the International Ship Control Systems Symposium (iSCSS): Disrupting Technologies takes place this year between 5th and 9th October.

INEC aims to address issues facing existing, upcoming and future naval projects such as the challenges of evolving threats, growing environmental concerns, availability of skilled personnel, fiscal constraints and game-changing technologies.

The event aims to stimulate researchers, engineers, seafarers and students to present their perspectives on inspiring innovation across the naval and wider maritime domain as well as those sectors which could influence future advances and benefit the maritime industry.  More information about the event is available here.

Members of the IMarEST can attend as a virtual delegate for free.

Become an IMarEST member: https://bit.ly/2ECbnfP

Register now for the conference: https://bit.ly/38TG6hP

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In light of the ongoing uncertainty surrounding organised events and international travel in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the IMarEST and the INEC/iSCSS Technical Advisory Committee have taken the decision to continue with the INEC / iSCSS 2020 conference in a virtual online format.

On Monday, 13th July, MLA College was delighted to host the BSc (Hons) Global Sustainable Development inauguration conference.  The hour long webinar introduced the audience to the programme outline and the teaching and learning methodology, together with identifying exactly how the course aligns to the 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals, recognising the role education plays in ensuring these goals are achieved by 2030.

We were delighted to welcome some esteemed speakers; as well as the team from MLA College (Dr Basak Akemir, Professor John Chudley, Dr Jaimie Cross and Dr Paul Wright), we were honoured to be joined by Mr Nikhil Seth (United Nations Assistant Secretary-General, Executive Director, UNITAR), Dr Sadan Kaptanoglu (President, Bimco; President, TURMEPA) and Professor Dafydd Moore (Deputy Vice-Chancellor (International & Planning), University of Plymouth).  BAU Global President, Mr Enver Yucel, also joined us to support the launch of the programme.

You can view the full conference via our YouTube channel.

This exciting event was the perfect way to launch our innovative new programme, and we would like to thank all of our panellists, as well as all who attended.  If you would like more information regarding this, or any of our other courses, full details can be found on our website.

Our colleagues at the IMarEST have put together this fascinating article looking at the future of Continuing Professional Development (CPD) in an unpredictable post-COVID-19 world.

Further to this, Professor John Chudley PhD CEng FIMarEST, Rector of MLA College, will present Distance Learning in a Professional Context: The MLA College Experience at this year’s IMarEST Annual Conference in July.

For details please visit the IMarEST website.