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Study Group response to COVID-19

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Discover how we are supporting our students and partners at our Colleges and Centres around the world during this rapidly changing situation.

Getting students to where they want to be

We are doing everything to make sure that our students' education isn't impacted due to COVID-19. It is our promise that we will get students on the right course, ensuring they can progress to their chosen university, and, ultimately, succeed in their career.

Transition to on-campus learning

We are committed to supporting students transition to on-campus learning as soon as we feel it is safe to do so. Student safety is our number one priority, and we are working with staff at each Centre, College and university to put rigorous measures in place to provide a safe and welcoming environment in all locations.

Flexible study options

When the time is right, we will help our students transition to on-campus learning. As the timeline for this will vary depending on the study location and student’s country of residence, we are offering flexible options for students to begin their studies. We will also provide the support they need prior to travelling, ranging from guidance on visas and English language tests, to booking accommodation.

Re-opening our campuses

Several locations have already reopened in Australia and New Zealand, and in the UK and Europe many locations reopened in September. We will be continuing to monitor the changing global situation and providing frequent updates to our prospective and current students.

Virtual learning

In March 2020 we moved our programmes and teaching support online to enable students to begin their studies without delay. We offer the same level of exceptional, high-quality teaching students would expect from on-campus learning, with a welcoming and supportive online community.

Preparing our students for study

Our newly developed Prepare for Success course is available to students in the UK who are getting ready to start their academic programme with us. Designed to give them a head start on their studies, this virtual course offers more than 100 hours of content to develop academic knowledge, skills and language ability.

82% of students say they are sufficiently prepared to start their academic programme as a result of studying Prepare for Success 

In the US, students can get a jump start on their university studies with Start Smart, our free introductory course available before students start their academic programme.

The latest expertise and research

Study Group recently acquired online learning specialists Insendi. Insendi’s research-informed online higher education work is used by leading university business schools around the world. The company’s founder, Dr David Lefevre, has written an article describing how to create an outstanding online experience for international students.

Supportive, safe and welcoming

We are in touch with all of our existing students by email, and information for prospective students is available on all of our websites. Student safety is of utmost importance to us and we are ensuring they have all the information they need to inform their decisions during this time.

A message from our CEO

Our CEO Emma Lancaster published an introduction to Study Group and our 25 years of outstanding teaching.

On 9 April, Emma Lancaster outlined Study Group's approach to remote learning and our commitment to high-quality preparation and specialist international support.

Read an open letter from our CEO, Emma Lancaster, on how Study Group continues to support students to achieve their educational dreams.

Agent network

We have created resources for our Agents to support prospective students. These can be accessed alongside essential tools, course information and training materials on our Agent Portal.

The International Study Centre was really helpful during the lockdown period as we would have regular Zoom calls and people checking up on us and helping us in any way we needed. When studying online, the teachers were always 100% available. The teachers and lecturers were very flexible with us, giving us extra support for our assignments.

Anita, progressed to University of Surrey