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ALRA closes—Bruford offers to take on students

Published: 4 April 2022
Reporter: David Chadderton

ALRA South Credit: ALRA

The Academy of Live and Recorded Arts, with 284 students in London and Wigan, has closed from today (4 April 2022) due to financial difficulties, but students have been offered the chance to complete their studies with Rose Bruford College.

Nicola Dandridge, chief executive of the Office for Students, said, "the OfS has been working intensively with a range of organisations to ensure that ALRA’s students are protected as far as possible in what is inevitably a difficult situation. We are grateful to Rose Bruford College, which is offering a place to all ALRA's students.

"Rose Bruford's courses are a good match of course content and delivery. Students based at ALRA North will receive tuition in Wigan, while students at ALRA South will be taught in London. Rose Bruford is well regarded across the sector for the quality of its teaching and was awarded a gold rating in the last Teaching Excellence Framework."

Students who do not with to continue with Rose Bruford should contact St Mary's University, Twickenham, which validated most of the courses at ALRA.

Principal of Rose Bruford College, Clarie Middleton said, “we are very pleased with the level of trust and respect the Office for Students is placing in us to support ALRA students through this very difficult time. We are preparing to welcome all students who wish to join us and to support them in reaching their full potential.”

There are information pages for students on the web sites of St Mary's University, the Office of the Independent Adjudicator and the Office for Students.