NCUK attends launch event at HLSCC
NCUK has recently attended the launch event hosted at H. Lavity Stoutt Community College (HLSCC). This event allowed NCUK and HLSCC to officially mark the beginning of a new partnership as well as to showcase the exciting new programme offering which will be available to students from across the region from September.
Delivering remarks during the launching ceremony, President of HLSCC, Dr. Richard Georges said that twenty to twenty-five years ago, it was not a norm for Virgin Islands students or HLSCC graduates to choose the United Kingdom as the next stop in their higher education journey. President Georges added, “Post 2022, what doors are opened to us have changed. A growing percentage of our graduates select the United Kingdom as their next port of call for baccalaureate studies and masters and doctorate education.”
Minister for Education, Youth Affairs and Sports, Honourable Sharie B. de Castro endorsed the partnership and emphasised that the Ministry of Education fully supports the College in its endeavour with NCUK. HLSCC has begun to promote NCUK’s International Year One to potential and prospective students through a series of school visits throughout the territory and the centre will be welcoming its first cohort from September 2023.
Partnering with HLSCC is an exciting extension to the significant growth and demand NCUK has undergone across the globe in recent years, though this is particularly positive as it represents NCUK’s first and only partnership within the Caribbean. Working together with HLSCC, a highly experienced and long-established tertiary institution, we are extremely confident that students from the British Virgin Islands and across the region will have an unrivalled opportunity to study a world-class qualification within a world-class teaching environment, with outstanding faculty. There is fantastic potential for this partnership to benefit many students and grow into an important partnership for NCUK and our university network in the years to come
Maria McKenna, NCUK Global Development Director
This is NCUK’s first Study Centre partnership in the Caribbean, which will now allow students in the British Virgin Islands to complete the first year of their bachelor’s degree locally to then progress to a UK University upon successful completion of NCUK’s International Year One.
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