16 UK universities to deliver Study Group programmes online
16 universities in the UK have agreed to accept online delivery of Study Group programmes throughout 2021.
Study Group has announced that 16 UK universities have committed to offering its online programmes in 2021, with the intention of both Study Group and these institutions alike to limit the disruption that the COVID-19 pandemic has caused to their students.
The commitment to online teaching and assessment from these universities means that their enrolled students can feel confident in the assurance that, if travel restrictions are imposed, they can still continue to study at their chosen university in September.
In July, Study Group had announced that its international students will be able to request a full refund if they are not satisfied with their online learning experience. The announcement shared that the money back offer is intended to demonstrate the confidence that Study Group has in the services it offers.
Study Group partner universities include Durham, Lancaster and Cardiff
The online-only progression option for students has been confirmed by 16 Study Group-affiliated centres and colleges.
These institutions include Cardiff University International Study Centre, Durham University, Lancaster University International Study Centre, Liverpool John Moores University International Study Centre, University of Surrey International Study Centre and The University of Sheffield International College.
Online delivery will limit disruption for students from COVID-19 travel restrictions
Dr Mark Cunnington, Executive Director of Study Group, expressed his delight at this latest development.
“We are pleased to have collaborated with our university colleagues and that these institutions have recognised the specific challenges and uncertainties facing students this year as a result of COVID-19.
“While we are all doing our best to ensure students can be welcomed safely to their in-person studies as soon as possible, this important clarification sends a reassuring and encouraging message to students and their families.
“We hope our students can enjoy their studies in the UK soon, but as disruption continues in various parts of the world, this additional guarantee means their studies will be fully recognised by these university partners in the event students are unable to travel.”
Depending on the institution, these students will have the flexibility to respond to travel restrictions if they should occur.
Students have the option to either start their studies in person, online (from home), or complete their entire pathway programme online.
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