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University tour strengthens long-standing relationship with Study Group

A student team from Mobil 1 Sussex Racing showed off their car to the sales team from Study Group.

The University has further strengthened its long-running links with Study Group thanks to a well-received visit to campus earlier this month.

Twenty-five sales practitioners from Study Group (SGI), a global company that prepares international students for university degree programmes, visited the university campus to celebrate and cement a partnership that dates back to 2006.

SGI runs the International Study Centre (ISC) on campus, which provides preparatory courses for overseas students designed to bridge the gap between various overseas education systems and the entry requirements needed to join a variety of the degree courses offered by the University. The ISC recorded a progression rate of 96% during the 2017-18 academic year.

The University was the first in the UK to establish an ISC on campus and the first UK institution to join the SGI’s Higher Education Partner global network, which incorporates Australia, UK and the USA. Sussex’s partnership with Study Group was extended in January 2019.

The SGI delegation was greeted with a presentation and discussion in the ISC before being taken on a campus tour of residences, the library and academic buildings.

The tour also spent time at the School of Engineering and Informatics, which offers degree courses that enjoy increasing demand and good career prospects in key markets.

Demonstrations in the School of Engineering and Informatics included a demonstration of a robot capable of contributing to remote surgery, a talk from Head of School Professor Jonathan Bacon and a presentation by the students behind Mobil 1 Sussex Racing and Sussex Power Storm. The two teams are building vehicles to compete in international race meetings later this year – the former with a conventional petrol-driven racing car and the latter with an innovative car powered exclusively by wind.

Commenting after the visit, Study Group Global Director Chris Tagg said: “I met with a lot of the team after their time with you and they are raving about the experience of today’s visit and the University more widely.”

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Posted on behalf of: University of Sussex and ISC
Last updated: Friday, 22 March 2019

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