The BBC reports that a new £45m college for international students will strengthen Swansea University’s global standing in the post-Brexit world, it has been claimed. The College will target students looking to take a foundation year, with a view to doing a full degree.
An academic building and a 411-bedroom student residence are already being built.
Its pro vice chancellor said it proved it was looking beyond Europe.
The college is a collaboration between the university and Australian international education provider Navitas, which has partnered Swansea in global recruitment for the past decade.
Prof Iwan Davies said: “Higher education is worth £22.6bn a year to the British economy, and is the UK’s sixth most valuable service sector, at a time when the service industry is most under threat from Brexit.”
Prof Davies said targeting students for a foundation year ahead of a full degree would open up international study to those who might previously have been put off.
The College will offer intensive English courses and smaller class sizes to help students reach the standard required ahead of enrolling for a degree
he venture builds on the work of the International College Wales Swansea, (ICWS), which already sees 95% of foundation students go on to degrees.
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