Founded 1970, the University offers courses at various levels: Postgraduate, Undergraduate, Diploma and Certificate. Presently, the total student enrolment stands at over 40,000 made up of both full-time and part-time students.
BNET Project Overview
The commitment of BNET was to establish an e- learning library with 100 computers in partnership with the University who undertook to provide all other facilities necessary to run the centre on a self-sustaining basis. In 2005 the University provided a dedicated library and undertook its rerfurbishment providing the necessary cupboards, workstations and services. The Trust commenced Phase One and funded the purchase and installation of 50 computers and their ancillary equipment. This was completed by the end of 2007 and at its commissioning the library was named The Donald Partridge E-Learning Centre.
- 2008 - Internet connectivity was established providing access to the e-Granary digital library at the University of Iowa as well as to university libraries worldwide.
- 2010 - A 30kva Inverta Backup system was installed to alleviate the accute power outages.
- 2011 - Uniben funded and installed an electronic timer to monitor and control the useage of each computer by the students. This ensured more effective utilisation and control of the computers.
- 2012 - Phase Two and the provision of a further 50 computers plus support equipment that included IT teaching facilities was installed and commissioned.
The total funding provided to create the E-Learning Centre was £121,230.