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Study Group honours lost staff with memorial scholarship

A memorial service has been held at Bellerby's College, Cambridge, to commemorate the lives of Yana Baranova and Donna Bull, two Study Group employees who were killed in a plane crash last year. To honour the two women, the company has announced two scholarship funds in their names to fund students at Study Group locations around the UK.

British Council courts top UK alumni

According to the British Council, one in ten current world leaders have studied in the UK and proportionately, the UK is more likely to produce a world leader than the USA. To maintain relations with high-flying alumni, the British Council has launched a campaign to recognise outstanding graduates from China, India and the USA.

StudyPortals to launch language school site

Studyportals.com, the leading directory for university courses in Europe, will apply its search engine model to the language school sector with the launch of LanguageLearningPortal.com this week. Backed by €150,000 in funding from the European Commission, the project aims to have 100,000 unique visitors by the end of the year.

Long-term unemployment halved for Erasmus grads

Students who study or train abroad are half as likely to experience long-term unemployment as their counterparts with no study abroad experience, a new study based on the flagship EU student mobility programme Erasmus has revealed. The Erasmus Impact Study also found the number of European employers who think international experience is important for recruitment has doubled since 2006.