‘Blue Tower’ in Leicester revamped for international students

Posted by ap507 at Dec 17, 2014 11:10 AM |
University provides new opportunities for international studies
‘Blue Tower’ in Leicester revamped for international students

Staff and students at the Blue Tower

The University, working with international education provider Study Group, has opened its new International Study Centre (ISC) in Leicester’s St George’s Tower, better known as the ‘Blue Tower’.

Earlier this year Study Group agreed a 25-year lease for a 60,000 sq. ft. space over ten floors of the 296 ft high tower to facilitate the transfer of 240 students from the existing ISC on University Road to the new building. Relocation to the new centre took place in September and currently provides high-quality accommodation and teaching facilities for 142 international students.

The building was officially launched by James Pitman, Managing Director, Higher Education UK and Europe of Study Group and David Hall (pictured), Registrar and Secretary of the University. Also in attendance at the launch were building developers Tony Boyle and Steven Gardner of Infrastructure Investments, university and ISC staff and some past international students.

David said: “Around 900 students have gone through the International Foundation programme since it commenced and either graduated or gone on to Masters programmes. The Study Group relationship has been a real success; we are proud of our commitment to international students at Leicester and this wonderful new International Study Centre is testament to it.”

The International Foundation Year is a three-term pathway programme for students leading to university degree study. It comprises a curriculum of academic subjects, study skills and English language training.

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