Where incredible students are awarded for their success

Alison Vennard receives an award for her success

Outstanding progression rate

The International Study Centre held their annual progression ceremony to celebrate the achievement of students and staff during the 2016 academic year. The evening highlighted the outstanding 97% progression rate of students who completed their course at the International Study Centre and were offered a place to study at the University of Sussex.

Students across all programmes received awards supporting two categories: Highest Achiever and Most Improved. Many student-led initiatives were also rewarded including a fundraising project and student mentoring scheme.

Student initiative is recognized

Alison Vennard from Peru won many awards, including one for the creation of MentISC. MentISC is a student-led mentoring scheme encouraging English speaking among International Study Centre students. Alison, who studied the International Foundation Year in Life Sciences and Psychology, said of her experience:

"The [International Study Centre] has been amazing because I've been able to have so many opportunities. I developed my own mentoring program - it's a peer support programme where mentors help mentees develop their competence in English. It's been an amazing journey and we're currently in the pilot program.

"I've learned so many things. I feel more confident and comfortable with my future career because I’ve developed the skills that will help me to progress."

Congratulations to all students progressing to the University of Sussex.