5th May 2010, 4:09pm
Plans for international study centre announced
Lincoln students from around the world The University of Lincoln has announced plans to launch its new International Study Centre (ISC) on the main Brayford campus in the centre of Lincoln.

The ISC will tutor international students and provide them with a direct, conditional route onto pre-specified degree programmes at the University.

Professor Scott Davidson, Pro Vice Chancellor at the University, commented: “We currently have a relatively small group of international students studying with us at Lincoln and are keen to see these numbers increase. Our overseas contingent consists primarily of postgraduates and we’re looking forward to adding an increased number of both undergraduates and postgraduates to the mix.

“We are now at the ideal stage of development, with outstanding facilities including the soon-to-be unveiled School of Engineering – a £37 million collaboration between the University and Siemens Industrial Turbomachinery Ltd (SITL) - and a new Faculty of Business and Law building available to support and profit from the addition of world-class minds.

“We also realise that our domestic students will not only benefit, but in fact expect to be exposed to different skill sets, values and cultures, as they graduate into a globalised work environment. When we told our major stakeholders, including the local council and press of our international ambitions, we found the reaction to be overwhelmingly positive.”

Lincoln was awarded the highest possible rating in its 2003 Institutional Audit, and, in 2004 and 2006 achieved the same recognition in the Quality Assurance Agency (QAA) review and Postgraduate Research Degrees review respectively. The University’s courses were rated among the best in the country for student satisfaction in the 2009 National Student Survey, with Accounting ranked number one overall.  

Courses on offer to international undergraduates attending the ISC will include a Foundation Certificate in Engineering leading to a BEng(Hons) Engineering; and a Foundation Diploma and Diploma leading to direct entry to the 2nd year of a Business and Management, Computer Science, Forensic Science or Media Studies undergraduate degree programme. Postgraduates will be able to take a pre-masters programme before commencing on one of the University’s Business and Law Masters programmes which include MSc Marketing, MSc International Business, MBA Finance and MSc Human Resources Management.

James Pitman, Managing Director, Study Group, commented: “The University of Lincoln ISC will provide excellent courses for international students that are fully endorsed by the University itself. Students’ academic progression is closely monitored at all times to ensure they’re on track to complete the programme but also more importantly prepared to excel on their chosen degree course. The students are taught through a series of tutorials, seminars and lectures, closely matched to the learning environment in which they will study at the university.

“We are delighted to partner with Lincoln as it is a first class, rapidly developing institution that already excels in its core subjects. It is keen to increase the cultural diversity on campus as it recognises this will benefit both the domestic and international students. We see this as the beginning of a productive partnership focussed on delivering excellence.”

Click here for more information on the international study centre: http://www.studygroup.com/isc/lincoln/
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