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International students achieve impressive progression to UK universities despite Covid-19

17 September 2020

Study Group pathway students at International Study Centres across the UK have been congratulated for achieving excellent results enabling them to progress to their chosen universities despite the challenges faced due to Covid-19.

In 2020, of a student cohort of over 7,000 students, 88% were eligible to progress to partner universities, with eight International Study Centres exceeding 90% progression - the Universities of Aberdeen, Kingston, Lancaster, Leeds Beckett, Liverpool John Moores, Sheffield, Strathclyde and Sussex.

According to Executive Director for the UK and EU Dr Mark Cunnington:

“These excellent results are a tribute to the hard work of students at an unprecedented time. They also reflect an extraordinary effort by Study Group staff who moved all teaching online in response to Covid-19 and who have continued to support students who returned home or who remained in the United Kingdom throughout their courses.

“We have all been inspired by the determination of our international students to overcome the challenges the coronavirus has presented as they have pursued their ambitions to study in the UK and we wish them the very best as they begin their university studies this autumn. We know from experience that our students thrive at degree-level study in British universities as undergraduates and postgraduates in subjects such as Business, Law and Engineering, and we are delighted for the Study Group UK International Study Centres class of 2020 that this continues to be the case this year.”

Study Group partners with 18 universities in the UK including members of the Russell Group of the UK’s world-class, research-intensive universities - the Universities of Durham, Sheffield, Leeds and Cardiff - as well as newer universities such as The University of Strathclyde, named Times Higher Education University of the Year in 2019.

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