University launches new International Academy

A brand new International Academy will be based at Telford Innovation Campus, providing language and study skills support for overseas students, as well as social and cultural activities.

The University is launching an international foundation year in September, which will give overseas students full preparation for their degree course.

Staff and students will also be able to benefit from modern language courses and activities. In addition, there will be work with businesses and European organisations around internationalisation, as well as research.

Lynne Leighton-Johnstone, Principal of the International Academy, said: “This is a very exciting new development for the University and will provide a consolidated base for all international students.

 “Our initial aim is to support international students who would like to study in England but have language barriers or gaps in their knowledge for their chosen subject. As the University of opportunity, we also aim to provide as many opportunities as possible for all staff and students, in line with our globalisation agenda. We are working closely with the University’s International Office and will be able to respond to demands that arise.

“We are lucky to have Priorslee Hall at Telford, a quintessentially English building which appeals to international students. The School will provide language support, study skills sessions, learning support and orientation, including social and cultural activities.

“We are increasing opportunities to study at the University of Wolverhampton and expanding our reach. There is excitement across the University and excellent support for what we are hoping to achieve.”

From this month (JUN), the first students will be joining the Academy for an intensive summer school. A pre-Masters course will also run in October, preparing graduates for the next advanced stage of their studies. There will be an official launch for the Academy in the Autumn.


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For more information please contact Vickie Warren in the Media Relations Office on
01902 322736.

Date Issued: Thursday, 12 June 2014

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