Stow has always been very keen to build links with other institutions because we recognise the strength in sharing and working together.
From a student perspective, some of the most important partnerships are our links with local and national universities.
These mean that we can offer, in very many cases, a route from an HNC or HND into an associated undergraduate degree course, often with direct entry to either second or third year. This is important because, although HNC/D qualifications are valuable in their own right, they provide a stepping stone into degree programmes without additional time or cost.
We currently have strong links with:
University of Strathclyde (http://www.strath.ac.uk/)
University of the West of Scotland (http://www.uws.ac.uk/)
Glasgow Caledonian University (http://www.gcal.ac.uk/)
The Open University (http://www3.open.ac.uk/study/)