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Study Group transforms courses for international students to learn online

14 April 2020

Students can continue to pursue their pathway programmes with Study Group as its Study Centres and Colleges worldwide move to remote delivery. 

In response to the worldwide closure of college and university campuses, Study Group has moved its pathway programmes online to ensure international students can continue their education whilst studying abroad. Working closely with online learning specialists Insendi, Study Group’s online delivery utilises the latest technology, with staff trained on the most effective ways to deliver quality teaching online. 

According to Chief Executive Officer Emma Lancaster,

“It is becoming clear to all of us that it is going to take a while for universities and international education to return to anything like normal, so our task is to help the majority of students who still want to pursue their education in the world’s leading universities to do so with as little disruption as possible.

“International students will make the transition to face-to-face learning as soon as public health guidance and local circumstances permit but, in the meantime, delivery of our programmes online will ensure students maintain their progress towards undergraduate and postgraduate study and that their longer-term educational and career ambitions remain on track.”

Study Group’s university-approved programmes have been transformed to replicate the students’ on-campus experience, providing access to the same expert teaching staff, dedicated welfare teams and welcoming international community. 

Speaking on Study Group’s approach to online delivery, Vici Hodges, Academic Director at Bellerbys College London, said: 

“We're trying to make it seem as familiar as possible. They're still having contact with the people they know, they're still able to ask questions of the people they know and trust who have been guiding them already.”

Leading digital platforms 

Staff and students are able to connect remotely via online learning platforms designed to offer everything from study resources and assignments to lectures, tutorials and breakout rooms.

Osama is a current foundation student at Liverpool John Moores University International Study Centre. He shared how he keeps in touch with the Students’ Union on campus:

“They're doing great work. They set up a Facebook hangout group and they're making sure international students have someone to talk to. They are posting videos of daily workouts and making quizzes people can join in with to just have fun and talk to people. They're also suggesting books and other podcasts to listen to, so that's quite nice. It’s very supportive of them.”

Staff at our Centres and Colleges around the world continue to offer students the highest quality education they need to succeed. Remote learning requires additional levels of self-discipline and motivation, and staff are supporting students to develop these key skills that will serve them well in university. 

Study Group will continue to offer remote delivery, with the option for students to transition to on-campus if the situation allows. 

We Are Together

United with universities, Study Group proudly joins the #WeAreTogether campaign launched by Universities UK last week. The influential campaign highlights how the sector is responding to COVID-19 and supporting staff and students. 

Through enabling courses online, Study Group is committed to supporting international students and continuing to attract applications from across the globe. 

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