Study Group and Teesside University announce a new partnership

24 May 2021
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Study Group and Teesside University announce a new partnership

A new partnership has been announced between Study Group, a leading provider of international education, and Teesside University, which will provide additional opportunities for international students to access degree-level programmes.      

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, Study Group’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:

“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.”

A partner with an appetite for innovation 

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. With the UK government having designated Teesside as a hallmark for economic regeneration, Study Group is delighted to be a part of this university’s journey. 

In addition to a sharp focus on employability and innovation, Teesside University was ranked 1 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.

Teesside University also has an excellent reputation for teaching quality, praised by the independent UK Teaching Excellence and Student Outcomes Framework (TEF) introduced by the Government in England for its delivery of “high-quality teaching, learning, and outcomes for its students. It consistently exceeds rigorous national quality requirements for UK higher education.”

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

About Study Group:

Study Group’s mission is to be the leading provider of international education and its vision is to build a better world through education.   

Study Group partners with 34 universities worldwide, to deliver academic pathway programmes (e.g., Foundation Year, International Year 1/Diploma and Pre-Masters courses), which broaden access to high quality, global Higher Education opportunities for thousands of international students every year, across all subject areas. 

Over the past 25 years, we have established a market-leading position in the international education sector, by developing partnerships with universities in the UK, Europe, Australia, New Zealand and North America, focused on supporting successful student progression to higher education and employment. Our partners include leading ‘Russell Group’ UK universities and ‘Group of Eight’ Australian Higher Education Institutions.   

Insendi, a leading-edge education technology company is now an integral part of Study Group. Insendi’s education technology expertise enables Study Group to deliver transformative experiential, intuitive and accessible online learning experiences for students with the best, most pedagogically powerful digital tools available. Study Group is the currently the Global Education Investor Awards Pathway Company of the Year:

About Insendi: 

Insendi is an innovation-led Edtech company, which helps institutions implement new models of high-impact, transformational online and blended education.  Insendi’s central offering is a learning experience platform designed to enable universities to deliver premium online and blended courses. It offers a broad range of pedagogical tools and functionalities which enable educators to craft engaging and effective ‘human centred’ learning experiences via an intuitive, uncluttered interface: 

About Teesside University:

Teesside University is a catalyst for economic, social and cultural development and is recognised regionally and nationally for the transformative impact it has on the communities it serves.

Teesside University generates and applies knowledge that contributes to the economic, social and cultural success of students and partners.

Through education, enriched by research, innovation, and engagement with business and the professions, it transforms lives and economies. Teesside’s vision is to be a leading University with an international reputation for academic excellence that provides an outstanding student and learning experience underpinned by research, enterprise and the professions.

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