Κολέγιο CITY College
International Faculty,
CITY College.
Main Campus, Thessaloniki, Greece
11 May 2015

BPS accreditation for the International Faculty

a great achievement for our Psychology Department

The British Accreditation Society Accredited

The British Accreditation Society AccreditedWe are pleased to announce that the Psychology Department at the University of Sheffield International Faculty has become the first in Greece and in the region to be granted the prestigious accreditation of the British Psychological Society (BPS) for the undergraduate (BSc in Psychology) programmes it offers. The award was made following a panel visit of BPS representatives to our main campus in Thessaloniki the previous month.

The British Psychological Society (BPS) is the representative body for psychology and psychologists in the UK and promotes excellence and ethical professional practice and education. Accreditation is the means by which the Society reaches a view on whether psychology courses are suitable to support students’ achievement of learning outcomes, and are supported by an appropriate resource base. The Society approved for the first time last year an International accreditation scheme for programmes offered abroad.

Our Bachelor programme and the provision offered to students met the rigorous criteria set by BPS. The BPS accreditation is a definite hallmark of quality for psychology. It is of immense importance of the recognition of our graduates’ professional rights and indicates that the programmes support quality learning, are well-resourced, and cover in depth the curriculum endorsed by the Society. The BPS accreditation team commended the Psychology Department for their student-centered approach, their engagement with the community, their interactive teaching in class, the feedback provided to students, the robust tutoring system, their proactive approach to employability, and for acting as a regional hub for dissemination of best Teaching & Learning practice.

Dr Ana VivasDr Ana Vivas, Head of the Psychology Department commented on this success:
"I am delighted the BPS has recognised our continuous efforts and work in educating ethical and very well prepared psychologists! The BPS is a reference point for Psychology in the UK, and has very high standards,  and so this accreditation is a huge achievement for our department, and the International Faculty. As usual this is the result of a remarkable team effort, and the dedication and commitment of many people at our Faculty. Well done to all!"

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