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University College At Buckingham

Volume 931: debated on Wednesday 4 May 1977

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asked the Secretary of State for Defence whether it is his policy that holders of the licence of University College at Buckingham should not be considered for graduate entry to the Armed Services; and whether he will make a statement.

An applicant for graduate entry to the Armed Services must hold, or expect shortly to be awarded, a degree of a United Kingdom university established by charter or Act of Parliament or a degree validated by the Council for National Academic Awards (CNAA). The CNAA refused in 1974 to validate courses proposed by the University College at Buckingham. In these circumstances the Armed Services would not regard a licence awarded by the college as sufficient qualification for graduate entry.