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Study Group and Teesside University announce a new partnership

24 May 2021


A new partnership has been announced between Study Group, a leading provider of international education, and Teesside University, which will provide university preparation programmes at Teesside University’s International Study Centre for international students to access degree-level programmes.

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Teesside University has a strong focus on student employability and is the first European higher education institution to become an Adobe Creative Campus, providing students with an opportunity to learn the digital skills increasingly in demand by global employers.

Reflecting Teesside University’s commitment to closely engaging with business and student employability, Teesside University International Study Centre’s pathway programmes at Teesside University will be delivered by industry-active lecturers with professional competencies embedded into the curricula.

Emma Lancaster, Study Group CEO, has warmly welcomed the new partnership:

She said: ‘We are delighted to partner with Teesside University here in the UK, a university which focuses on putting students, excellent teaching and supporting future career success at the heart of their work.

‘We are impressed by how Teesside University supports international students to develop academic proficiency in their chosen area of study alongside core professional competencies.

‘With high-quality programmes designed and delivered by industry leaders, including Nissan, Samsung, Procter & Gamble and Virgin Money, Teesside’s student employability emphasis perfectly aligns with Study Group’s strategic aim to empower learners to successfully progress to higher education and employment.

‘Together, Study Group and Teesside University will focus on offering innovative teaching delivered by lecturers who are also closely engaged with industry, to prepare learners for success at degree-level study and to thrive in a 21st century workplace.

‘We look forward to providing international students who choose to study with our Study Centre with access to degree programmes which embed skills like creativity, critical-thinking, creative problem-solving, and that offer access to work placements, to accelerate career skills development.”

This partnership will offer increased opportunity for international students to progress onto degree-level study, in line with our ambitions to transform lives through education.

Professor Paul Croney

Teesside University is a highly innovative university, which is always developing new ways of working. This partnership provides scope for Teesside University and Study Group to expand its product portfolio and cater to a broader, more diverse range of students over time.

In addition to a sharp focus on employability and innovation, Teesside University was ranked 1, out of 42 UK universities, for overall average satisfaction in the International Student Barometer Survey 2019* - a global survey which gathers feedback from international students across the world in a wide range of areas.

Professor Paul Croney, Vice-Chancellor and Chief Executive of Teesside University said: ‘Teesside University is a global institution with an alumni community representing over 100 countries. We are extremely proud of our diverse campus community and seek to embed an international dimension across teaching, learning and the student experience, equipping Teesside graduates to be global citizens and the leaders of tomorrow.

‘We are delighted to be partnering with Study Group to offer high-quality, digitally driven and industry-relevant programmes. This partnership will offer increased opportunity for international students to progress onto degree-level study, in line with our ambitions to transform lives through education.’

*Based on the views of 854 Teesside students within a global survey response of 179,950 students. More info at Verification data on request, email

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Business Today India, Web, 17/07/2021
Study Group, a leading provider of international education, has announced a strategic partnership with Teesside University, an institution with a focus on student employability at the heart of its operations