Canterbury International Pathway College on the university’s Kent campus will offer programmes at foundation, first year and Masters levels in media, art, design and business.
“This is a very natural partnership for us”
“This is a very natural partnership for us,” commented joint-CEO at OIEG, Robert Darell. “Oue aim is to give students exactly what CCCU offers: an authentic, enriching and ultimately transformative university experiences.”
The expansion follows the launch of the Leicester International Pathway College in collaboration with De Montfort University last year, which has so far seen a near-100% progression rate.
It forms part of Oxford International’s ambition to become the best mid-sized international education provider in the UK.
The group is aiming to establish up to six university partnerships over the next three years, its joint-CEO, David Brown, said.
“With these partners we can deliver real value, focussing on attention to detail and looking to extend our non-prescriptive partnership approach into other areas such as student mobility,” he commented.
Canterbury Christ Church’s Vice-Chancellor and Principal, Professor Rama Thirunamachandran, said: “Oxford International is a company whose values align with our own: to transform individuals, communities, society and the economy through the power of higher education.
“We live in a global world, and the Canterbury International Pathway College gives us a chance to reach more students and transform more lives at an international level.”
Pathway programme development is part of a wider expansion strategy for the company, which has made two acquisitions in recent months: d’Overbroeck’s Oxford boarding school and its seventh ELT centre, Eurocentres San Diego.
OIEG’s portfolio also includes residential summer schools for younger learners and TESOL teacher training courses. Altogether it caters for over 30,000 students annually from more than 100 countries.