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studentfocus February 11 27 ABE news

Lyndon Jones receives Honorary Doctorate from Anglia Ruskin University

In November 2010, Lyndon Jones, ABE Founder Chairman, received an Honorary Doctorate from Anglia Ruskin University for his longstanding services to education. Lyndon was delighted to accept the Honorary Doctorate and joins a distinguished list of recipients from all walks of life including Stephen Fry, John Rutter and Terry Waite.

ABE has a long established progression agreement with Anglia Ruskin University, which means that ABE qualification holders are eligible to apply

to enter various Bachelor and Masters degree programmes at advanced stages. For further information about this and all of ABE’s progression agreements, visit afterabe

Lyndon was delighted to accept the Honorary Doctorate

Please note that the June 2011 examinations session will be the last examinations for all ABE NQF qualifications, except Business Information Systems (BIS). BIS NQF qualifications will continue to be examined until June 2012 (the BIS Certificate until December 2011).

The first ABE QCF exams will be held in December 2011. Passes obtained in NQF units in June 2011 (and previous exam sessions) can be used to complete QCF qualifications. Detailed Transition Arrangements will be published on the ABE website in February.

From left to right: Professor Alan Sibbald, Deputy Vice- Chancellor, ARU; Lyndon Jones; Lord John Tomlinson, former Labour MP and MEP, one of ABE’s vice-presidents; and Professor Mike Thorne, Vice Chancellor, ARU.

Examination entry forms All UK students will find an examination entry form for the

June 2011 session enclosed with their copy of Student Focus.

All students can request an examination form from their college or download one from the ABE website:

If you are having difficulties obtaining an exam entry form or any other ABE form, please email

The first ABE QCF exams will be held in December 2011

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