Pledge made for universities as part of the ‘Go International: Stand Out campaign’, run by Universities UK International.
Student.com has pledged support to help more UK students study abroad as part the Go International: Stand Out campaign. The pledge is part of the UK-wide Go International: Stand Out campaign, run by Universities UK International, which aims to double the percentage of UK undergraduates who study, work, or volunteer abroad to 13% by the end of 2020.
Data suggests that there are significant academic and employability benefits to students who study abroad: those who studied abroad were 20% less likely to be unemployed six months after graduating than those who did not. There were especially pronounced benefits for those from a disadvantaged background. For example, BME students who studied abroad were 17% more likely to be in a graduate job six months after graduating than their peers. The campaign aims to widen access to study abroad opportunities.
Student.com: discounted accommodation overseas
Universities can get an exclusive discount of up to 5% on worldwide student accommodation listed on Student.com to help them send more students abroad. In addition, to help students settle-in to their new home away from home, Student.com can provide all services required such as; airport pick-up/drop-off, linen/cooking bundles, plus bespoke requests. Previously, Student.com and UUKi produced a series of campaign videos with student testimonials.
Dan Baker, General Manager, EMEA, comments “We are delighted to be part of the UUKi Stand Out Campaign and to bolster our continued support by creating a pledge. Our aim is to make it easier for both universities and students realise their dreams of international study. Which is why Student.com has sourced over 1.25 million student beds worldwide, supporting universities to provide international courses, and ensuring students to have a comfortable home away from home – irrespective of where they are in the world. University is a great opportunity for a student to broaden their horizons, plus experiencing different global cultures first-hand can play a big part in a student’s future career.”
If you are a university looking for support with student accommodation overseas – please do not hesitate to get in touch with the team via firstname.lastname@example.org.