NCUK and UPC deliver workshop sessions for students in Lima


Earlier this month, NCUK representatives attended a series of workshops delivered by NCUK Study Centre, Universidad Peruana de Ciencias Aplicadas (UPC) in Lima. The activities took place across two days and welcomed students from many local schools as well as representatives from NCUK University Partners. The University of Sheffield and The University of Western Australia, delivered a well-attended seminar on the opportunities available to students from across Peru by studying with NCUK and UPC.

students attending event at UPC

A first visit since 2019, the first part of the event afforded the opportunity to engage with some key stakeholders from schools across Lima. This included Principals and Student Counsellors who were keen to discuss the opportunities for their students and to talk through some of the challenges faced by aspiring international students. Following this, prospective undergraduate students interested in studying a bachelor’s degree abroad were invited to meet NCUK and NCUK University Partner representatives to learn more about the benefits of completing NCUK’s International Foundation Year at UPC.

The second part of the event followed a similar format. In this occasion, staff welcomed students interested in studying a postgraduate degree abroad, being NCUK’s Master’s Preparation qualification one of the fastest growing programmes at UPC. The event was a success, seeing more than 200 students attending across both sessions.

It has been a short while since NCUK last worked together face-to-face with colleagues and students at UPC, with the last activity taking place just before the pandemic. This gave NCUK a great opportunity to not only engage with the new students who have recently started with us in January or those starting in March, but it has also allowed us to reach out to many prospective students harbouring ambitions to study their degree internationally. UPC remains a vitally important strategic partner for NCUK and a partnership we are very proud of.

Andrew Straughan, NCUK Regional Director (Africa, Middle East, Europe and Americas)

After over five years of collaboration, this event presented an ideal opportunity to engage with the senior leadership team at UPC to discuss new initiatives and to ensure the partnership continues to grow and develop. If you are interested in partnering with NCUK to offer pathway qualifications for international students, click here.