BCU extends partnership with global education provider

Global education provider Navitas and BCU formally extended an existing 10-year partnership by a further decade – marking the occasion by planting 20 trees across the University’s estate to represent each of the years of the partnership.

Posted 30 March 2022

Curzon Building

Expanding learning opportunities 

Navitas has helped generations of learners transform their lives through education. The company creates life-changing opportunities to learn by delivering an extensive range of educational services to over 70,000 aspirational students across a global network each year.

The purpose of the partnership is to further broaden international education on campus and expand learning opportunities for international students.

Birmingham City University Vice Chancellor Professor Phillip Plowden said:

"International students play an incredibly important part in our University, helping us to create a truly diverse community and in achieving our ambition of being recognised as a globally facing academic institution that transforms lives through higher education.

“We’re delighted to be continuing our work with Navitas through the extension of this long-term partnership. In a year when the city will further establish its place on the world stage, we look forward to developing the international student experience at Birmingham City University with the Navitas team.”

Realising educational and career potential 

The tree planting commenced beside the Curzon Building, where three trees were planted: a Flowering Cherry, Bird Cherry and Crab Apple. The remaining 17 trees will be planted by students who have progressed through the Navitas pathway to the University.

Chief Executive Officer, Navitas University Partnerships Europe & Chief Operating Officer Navitas Global Paul Lovegrove said:

“I am delighted that Navitas will continue to work alongside Birmingham City University as its trusted partner.  Together we will enable international students to access their chosen degree programme and go on to realise their educational and career ambitions. 

"The sector has faced some of its toughest challenges in these recent times, but throughout all we’ve worked hard to ensure our students are supported at every stage and enjoy an enriched learning experience. 

“The College team and I are excited for the next chapter, working together with the University to realise their global ambitions and preparing students for success after graduation by building cross-cultural competencies inside and outside of the classroom.”