Our goal throughout COVID-19 has been to make sure that our students’ education isn’t affected by the pandemic, and that we continue to get students on the right course, ensuring they can progress to their chosen university, and, ultimately, succeed in their career.
Study Group moved decisively in the early stages of the pandemic, shifting our programmes and teaching support online in March 2020 to enable students to begin their studies without delay. We continued to offer the same level of exceptional, high-quality teaching students would expect from on-campus learning, with a welcoming and supportive virtual community.
Our courses continue to be delivered through a mix of face-to-face, blended and online teaching and learning. Our top priority is always the safety and health of our students, staff, and the communities in which we work. So, our approach to face-to-face teaching and learning at our global International Study Centres is dependent on country-specific COVID-19 restrictions and decided upon together with our university partners and in line with government and health guidance.
We’re now seeing an emerging trend towards easier global travel as the international community learns to cope with COVID-19. This means there are greater opportunities for students to travel to study with us, and we expect a gradual move back to an emphasis on face-to-face teaching. However, we will continue to offer flexible options for students to study, as the ability to travel abroad will continue to vary from country-to-country – and may be subject to renewed restrictions if new precautions against COVID-19 become necessary. We will also continue to provide the support students need prior to travelling, ranging from guidance on visas and English language tests, to help with accommodation.
Life at every university worldwide is likely to be different as we all adapt to the long-term challenges of living and studying with COVID-19. We’ll be here to help students succeed in their studies and prepare for the future during these unprecedented times.