Search this site

Study Group announces the official opening of Durham University International Study Centre

07 December 2017

The event marks the beginning of an exciting collaboration between Study Group and Durham University.

Representatives from Durham University, Study Group, Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council and Riverside College attended the official opening on 4 December 2017, demonstrating the broad support for the new Centre.

Study Group is proud to work with Durham University, which is ranked among the top 100 universities in the world (QS World University Rankings 2018). Through this strong collaboration, we will support the University in achieving its 10-year strategy.

Professor Antony Long, Deputy Vice Chancellor and Provost at Durham University, said: “Growing the proportion of international staff and students at the University is a key strategic priority. Durham is committed to strengthening our role as a global university, attracting students from countries around the world as well as enabling Durham students to work and study abroad.”

In September 2017, students from more than 30 different countries around the world arrived ready to begin their studies at the International Study Centre. In January 2018, more international students will join them.

“This Centre will transform the lives of thousands of students, giving them the opportunity to progress to a world top 100 university,” said David Leigh, Study Group’s CEO.

Study Group is especially thankful to Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council for making the students feel so welcome in their community. The induction activities they provided in the local area played an important part in helping the students settle in.

Councillor Maurice Perry, Mayor of Stockton-on-Tees said, “…students are here to learn, but they're not just here to learn. They will bring wide-ranging benefits to our community and we are looking forward to making them feel at home here in Stockton for many years to come.”

The international students are aiming for a wide variety of degrees, thanks to Durham University’s excellent reputation across a whole spectrum of subject areas. In The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2018, the University achieved high rankings in more than 14 individual subjects.

Subject to achieving the necessary grades, Durham International Study Centre students can progress to subjects including:

  • Archaeology
  • Business
  • Chemistry
  • Classics
  • Engineering
  • Geology
  • Law

We look forward to building on our close relationship and working on joint initiatives with Durham University in the future.

Watch the video on Durham University International Study Centre.

Back to all articles