"Canterbury University" of Hyde, Cheshire, England.

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  1. George Brown

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    Anybody have any info on this one?

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    George
     
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    Not to be confused with UKC

    I've never heard of this one! Is there a web site, postal address, etc? Not to be confused with the real and legitimate University of Kent at Canterbury. a modern university based in south east England (www.ukc.ac.uk).

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    I got an inquiry on them today from a credential evaluation service, which had an actual diploma in hand, which had the street address. Typing the street address into Google.com yielded this:
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    M.A.O.S
    193 Market Street, Hyde, Cheshire SK14 1HF Tel: 0161 355 1327
    £10 per month - £27 per quarter - £50 per 6 months - £85 per year
    Mail can either be held for collection or forwarded to any given address, frequency to suit.
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    I think it is safe to consign Canterbury to the ranks of diploma mills. The only question remaining is whether it is a part of the huge Romanian operation that makes exctensive use of British-sounding names and British convenience addresses.
     
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    And almost certainly not connected with the University of Canterbury that operated for a few years during the late 1970's in Los Angeles and London....
     
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    I guess it is just a Canterbury tale.......:D

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    Canterbury University

    I have a brochure from Canterbury University of Hyde, Cheshire, UK - 'Self-Paced Distance Learning Degree Programs designed for working professionals'.
    The University claims accreditation from the United Congress of Colleges (UCC) of Arklow, Ireland.
    Other info on the brochure states 'The Canterbury University of today traces its history to the formation of The Canterbury College of Business Studies founded in England in 1974. It offered Correspondence Courses as a Private Degree Granting Body. When the law changed in England in 1988 regarding British Private Degree Granting Bodies, Canterbury College took the opportunity to internationalise its structure and programmes and acquire full "University Status". Canterbury has maintained its university status since then and today is a fully authorised tertiary level academic institution incorporated for that specific function in the Republic of the Seychelles. Canterbury University degree programms are fully compliant with Seyschelles Legislation, British Legislation and the norms outlined by the International Standards Organisation in EN ISO Model Standard 9001 of July 1994'.
    The brochure provides details about degree requirements and
    further states that 'Canterbury University degree programs of all types are available only through authorised representatives and agents. We do not accept direct applications at the Graduate Services Office below'.
    The brochure also lists a wide range of degrees that are available.
    Contact details are - Phone: 0044 709 237 8595
    Fax: 0044 709 237 8597
    E-mail: [email protected]
    Anyhow we all all smiles in NZ today, having watched the Autralian cricket team getting thrashed by Sri Lanka last night. :)
     
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    fnhaney is "... all smiles in NZ today, having watched the Australian cricket team getting thrashed by Sri Lanka last night."

    Now steady on my antipodean buddy. Australia was easily beaten, granted, but the 264 runs they scored would win most one day games.

    The previous game against Australia A, where Sri Lanka scored just 65 with "extras" contributing 26; now THAT was a thrashing! (Although in light of recent news about match fixing, I think a few swabs might be in order - one can't help but be suspicious.)

    But to give credit where it's due, you Kiwis have towelled up India in recent weeks. New Zealand is my (and everyone else's) long-shot tip for the World cup next month, so good luck!!

    Anyone interested can check out the World Cup here:
    http://www-aus.cricket.org/link_to_database/ARCHIVE/WORLD_CUPS/WC2003/

    Kind regards
     
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    Cricket is not to popular a sport in USA but the Australian Open Tennis, due to start Monday, gets a lot of attention.
     
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    Well it should be, 'cause you yanks need a bit of culture! Grid iron..c'mon ;)

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    Root, root, root for the home team

    So what is it with "rooting," O Australian brethren. My daughter and co-author was taken to a football game in Melbourne recently, and when she made a remark about 'rooting for the Magpies,' people laughed a lot. She learned that your word seems to be barracking -- but no one would tell her what 'rooting' was.
     
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    Re: Root, root, root for the home team

    Yes, it has two meanings...

    1) To barrack for a team
    2) To have intercourse

    God knows how they came to have the same meaning!!!

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    Canterbury, etc

    According to my copy of Reader's Digest Oxford COMPLETE WORDFINDER "Rooting" is an American slang term for 'encouraging by applause or support'. We in the colonies would never (or very rarely) use such a term. :)
     
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    Canterbury university cheshire is nationally and internationally accredited…

    Hi there,

    Hope this sheds light on the matter.

    I studied at Canterbury University, Cheshire from the year 2000 through 2008. I hold a PhD in Applied Linguistics and have lectured at Oxford’s University on the English language for roughly a year. I now teach English as a foreign/second language on a contract basis. As to the best of my knowledge, Canterbury University is a nationally (by the Department of Education UK) and internationally (by several European and American regional and national accrediting bodies accepted by the individual Departments of Education) accredited, and accepted renowned university. It still had a campus when I was there. I have never had any hassles in regard to background checks, Kroll checks – even Oxford’s University accepted my credentials without question. As to the allegations as to the institution being a “diploma mill” or being accredited by “accreditation mills”, I am flabbergasted! There might be a counterfeit or a diploma mill registered under a similar name (though I doubt, as UK legislation regarding educational institutions are merciless in scrutiny – and any such practise is illegal in accordance to UK law and the Department of Education anyhow). I studied using their online programme and via postal correspondence. I wrote my tests and exams on campus though. My thesis was published and can be obtained at the university.

    Canterbury University is located by physical address thusly:

    193 Market Street,
    Hyde,
    Cheshire.

    Postal Address:

    Canterbury University
    193 Market Street
    Hyde
    SK14 1HF
    Cheshire
    UK

    Web: www.not this timei.uk (I think this has recently changed to www.nononono.com)

    Telephone: + 44 709 237 8595
    Facsimile: + 44 709 237 8597

    Hope that answers your questions,

    Regards,

    Sean Jones
     
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    Hi Sean,
    You will have to provide better info than that. Neither web site links to the university.
    Google search draws a blank.
    It is not listed here http://www.dcsf.gov.uk/recognisedukdegrees/index.cfm?fuseaction=institutes.list
    And it is not listed here http://www.qaa.ac.uk/reviews/reports/instIndex.asp
    Also I am unable to find a UK Department of Education (or Ministry of Education) - now there just seems to be a directgov organization.
    The address you show does not look like a university on the Google satellite map.
     
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    This sounds a bit like, " "I now teach pocket billiards on a contract basis."
     
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    As it happens, today I received the 2010 edition of Europa World of Learning (60th edition), published by Routledge, all 2,911 pages of it.* The 152-page section on the United Kingdon describes, in considerable detail, every recognised university in the UK. There is Canterbury Christ Church University (www.canterbury.ac.uk), but no Canterbury University.

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    * As always, there are five "Introductory Essays" at the start of Vol. 1, on topics ranging from "The Higher Education of Women in the Arabian Gulf" to "Ranking in Higher Education: its Place and Impact." The first essay is entitled "Degree Mills: the billion-dollar industry that threatens the world of higher education," by yours truly.
     
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    John Bear: As it happens, today I received the 2010 edition of Europa World of Learning (60th edition), published by Routledge, all 2,911 pages of it.* The 152-page section on the United Kingdon describes, in considerable detail, every recognised university in the UK. There is Canterbury Christ Church University (www.canterbury.ac.uk), but no Canterbury University.

    Migara: Dr. Bear, can you let me know if IUBL (international University of Business and Law) is included on this edition?

    Thanks

    Migara
     
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    I think you need to be more specific, since International University of Business and Law is such a generic name. You mean the one you mentioned before, in Ukraine?

    Then, I'm interested, too. My preliminary assessment - legitimate but near bottom of the barrel.
     
  20. Sean Jones

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    Hi Ian,

    It is www.whatever.com. I usually take the alumni link from there which shows as www.i don't think so.com on my web browser - to interact with others from my university. Go try it again. The UK actually does have a Department of Education. I will get you the link.

    By the way, any of you know of universities that are accredited nationally or internationally that are fully functional that do not have a website? (Absurd! But I am currently trying to track down such a university that is on an applicants resume). The name of the university is Rothman Mascots University – it is supposed to be located in the UK. Can anyone help me?
     

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