New Liverpool International College given go ahead

23 Feb 2017 - Robert Sadler

Kaplan is delighted to have been granted permission for building the new Liverpool International College facility. This is part of a new partnership agreement with the University of Liverpool, which will support Liverpool International College (LIC) for an additional 15 years.

In fact, Kaplan is the 1st applicant to be given planning permission to build in Liverpool’s new Knowledge Quarter, a superb 450-acre urban innovation district that will bring huge benefits to the city.

Linda Cowan, Managing Director (UK) of Kaplan International Pathways, emphasised what this great news means for the University, and how it strengthens its relationship with Kaplan.

She said, "As we celebrate 10 years of successful partnership with the University of Liverpool, recently extended for another 15, this is a fitting time to receive this good news. Over the last 10 years, our fruitful partnership has built a highly successful college with excellent growth in the number and diversity of students.” 

Preparation for degree success

LIC’s pathway courses prepare international students for entry to undergraduate and postgraduate degrees at the University of Liverpool. Courses teach key academic skills, while helping students improve their subject knowledge and English language ability, ensuring they are fully prepared for their degrees.

Since it launched in 2007, LIC has grown to become one of the UK’s largest degree preparation colleges situated on a partner university’s campus. In 2015/16, more than 900 students from 52 countries enrolled on LIC’s courses.

To date, more than 3,500 students have progressed through LIC to the University of Liverpool. These students who study in Liverpool go on to have successful careers around the world, and act as great ambassadors for the University and the city.

What does this mean for students?

This new world-class LIC facility will bring fantastic benefits to both the University and international students coming to study and experience Liverpool. The purpose-built development, due to open in 2019, will provide 45,000 sq ft of modern teaching, learning and residential space in Liverpool’s new Knowledge Quarter.

University of Liverpool Vice-Chancellor, Professor Janet Beer, said: “LIC makes a significant contribution to the University’s international student recruitment, which not only benefits the campus, but also contributes to the economic and cultural fabric of the city.

“The development of LIC’s new world-class facility makes for exciting times ahead for our partnership.

Linda Cowan added, “We have developed a wide range of courses for progression to the University of Liverpool’s schools and departments, and together we have built an enviable reputation for the quality of our offering. We are delighted to continue our work with the University.”

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