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University of Leicester visits India and launches scholarship programme

26 April 2013

The University of Leicester and Study Group host joint event for partner agents in New Delhi.

Professor Douglas Tallack, Pro-Vice Chancellor and Head of College for Arts, Humanities and Law was guest of honour and gave a presentation on how Leicester continues to empower people to explore what they don’t know through passionate, dedicated teaching and innovative, world-changing research.

Prof. Tallack’s focused on the University’s active engagement in research where 93% of staff is research active - one of the highest in the UK - citing examples such as the discovery of DNA finger printing to pioneering space exploration, and the recent discovery of the remains of King Richard III. Agents gained an understanding of the real opportunities and benefits that students will get from being taught by academics who are pioneers in their respective fields.

Will Maciver, Study Group’s Partner Director and Prof Tallack spoke about the partnership and the success of the International Foundation Year. In 2012, 92% of the International Study Centre students who completed their programme were offered a degree programme at the University.

The highlight of the event was the launch of University of Leicester Scholarships worth up to £4500 for students from India for a range of degree programmes. International Foundation Year students who meet the progression grade to the relevant undergraduate degree can qualify for these scholarships.

The event was also attended by Ms Moneesha Gupta, British Council, representative from the Blossom High School, Namrata Anand, Study Group’s Partner Manager, and Kilenkala Longchar, Study Group’s Accounts Manager.

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