ISIS launches pathway with De Montfort

14 January, 2014

ISIS Education has entered the UK university preparation sector with the announcement of a partnership with De Montfort University (DMU) in Leicester to open a new international pathway college.

Based in the heart of the university campus, DMU Leicester International Pathway College (LIPC) will offer English language training and academic qualifications related to chosen subject fields to transition international students into degree study at DMU, with the first cohort of students commencing from June.

David Brown, joint CEO of ISIS, said, “ISIS is delighted to have entered this partnership with DMU. We are extremely impressed by the innovative, committed and forward-thinking approach that the university brings to the subject of international diversity, and we are consequently very much looking forward to developing the Leicester International Pathway College at DMU into one of the most outstanding and quality-focused pathway colleges in the UK.”

DMU Vice-Chancellor, Professor Dominic Shellard, said, “DMU’s choice of ISIS as a partner is indicative of the university’s drive to break with sector convention, and use creativity and innovation to promote UK education and the university abroad.”

The new pathway college is part of a strategy to internationalise the university, adding to the recently unveiled DMU Global initiative, which will see around 50 per cent of all DMU students undertake an overseas experience during their studies.

“For most students, attending university is a chance to explore their potential and ultimately pursue their dream career. By welcoming more international students to DMU who would otherwise not be able to access a UK university education, we also aim to expand our global awareness, bringing new perspectives to our university as part of the cultural exchange that will take place,” said Shellard.

Students at LIPC will have access to all the regular campus facilities, with some classes being taught in state-of-the-art facilities and industry-focused workspaces, said DMU in a statement.

“The time is right for us to expand our global reach. With a UK£90 million (US$147 million) investment in our campus over the next three years, we are confident that LIPC students can make the most of their studies both at DMU and in the city,” said DMU Dean of International, James Gardner. “Leicester is a deeply multicultural place to live with all the right credentials to host international students from anywhere in the world.”

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