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Success recognised at first Durham University International Study Centre progression event

07 December 2018

Durham ISC progression event

The achievements of Durham University International Study Centre’s first student intake have been recognised at a progression event.

The event, held last week at the Marriott Hotel in Durham, marks a successful first year of collaboration between Study Group and Durham University. The evening provided an opportunity for students, their tutors, and representatives from the University to come together to celebrate the cohort’s achievements.

Dr. Anna Fenge, Head of Durham University International Study Centre welcomed the students, saying: “When you started at the Centre over a year ago, we told you that it was going to be a life-changing time for you all. We are hugely proud of you – you have worked so hard to achieve this great university experience which is going to change your lives.”

Professor Claire O’Malley, Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Global) of Durham University also commended the accomplishments of the students, and spoke of how the event represents the culmination of the first year of the relationship with Study Group.

In her address to the students, Professor O’Malley said: “I would like to say ‘congratulations’ because you have taken the first step on your journey and have done exceptionally well to get in to one of the best universities, not only in this country but in the world. I am very impressed with what you have achieved.”

Professor O'Malley also encouraged the students to benefit from the unrivalled experience that Durham offers through its distinctive collegiate system and the opportunities to get involved in sport, music, theatre and volunteering – and to shape their own futures.

Overall, 79% of students who completed their programme in 2018 and achieved the required grades were offered a place to study at Durham University, demonstrating the success of the relationship between Study Group and the University in supporting Durham’s growth strategy. Read more about Durham University’s 10-year strategy.

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