UK Higher Education

IDP Announces New Partnerships with Two Leading Specialist Universities

IDP is delighted to announce two new partnerships with key specialist Higher Education institutions based in the UK. We look forward to working with both Cranfield University and SOAS University of London as they look to expand and diversify their international student recruitment.

Working with two such prestigious and specialist universities provides a great opportunity to further empower students from across the globe to connect with the institution and course that is right for them.

Ed Kelly, Head of International Client Partnerships at IDP Connect commented on the partnership: “IDP has a proud 50+ year history of helping students from all over the world find the Higher Education institution, and course, that is right for them. Our counselling teams offer a student-first experience, which is not influenced by commercial outcomes but by the best-fit experience for our students. The new addition of Cranfield and SOAS to the UK client list means we are now able to offer our students even greater choice and we are delighted to be working with them across our global network. Both institutions offer a unique course portfolio and are highly ranked in specialist subject areas, making them attractive to a wide range of international students wishing to study in the UK.”

Through partnering with IDP, both institutions are further demonstrating their commitment to delivering their unique Higher Education courses to a broader and more diverse student population.

Shazim Husayn, Assistant Director of International Development and Recruitment at Cranfield University, said: “Cranfield University are pleased to be working with IDP as part of their ongoing global recruitment and engagement strategy.  This partnership will enable us to connect with high quality prospective students from the start of their journey through to them becoming a student with us.”

At SOAS University, the Head of Marketing, Recruitment and Conversion, Tawnya Cheatheam, stated: “We chose to partner with IDP because they have an unrivalled global presence. We’ll be able to raise our profile across a wider platform thanks to this global network, which will help to diversify our international student body even further.”

IDP Education is a world leader in international education services, helping students in more than 30 countries to study in Australia, the United Kingdom, Ireland, the United States of America, Canada and New Zealand. So far this year alone we’ve helped over 13,000 students enrol  at 90 UK universities and 1 in 7 Indian students in the UK were counselled by IDP (HESA 18.19 vs IDP 18.19)

IDP Education sets a global standard by putting students at the centre of everything we do. With over 1,000+ specialist local education counsellors situated across IDP’s global network of over 120 offices in 32 countries, we are both locally present and globally connected. Every member of our counselling team is committed to placing each student at the institution best suited to them. Our counsellors do not know IDP’s business arrangements and so are free from any commercial interest that could influence their decisions.

IDP is also a proud co-owner of IELTS (International English Language Testing System), the world’s most popular high-stakes English language test. In partnership with the British Council and Cambridge Assessment English, IDP runs over 450 IELTS test locations across 60 countries helping 1000s of students achieve the English proficiency needed to study internationally.

IDP Education provides complete end to end student marketing, recruitment and support. In addition to our physical presence, our online platforms reach students at the very beginning of their studies and support their journey from the first search to working with a counsellor, beginning their placement and beyond.

IDP Education is there for our students and our students trust us, for every 1 student who used IDP services last year we had 1.1 referrals. We are committed to continuing to improve and grow the services we can offer our students and opening more opportunities for students from all over the world to study internationally.

About Cranfield University

Cranfield University has established itself as a postgraduate and research-based University. The Institution specialises in Science, Engineering, Technology and Management and is the largest provider of masters-level Engineering in the UK. Cranfield University offers both top-quality facilities and a vast range of industry partnerships including relationships with nearly 1,500 organisations around the world, offering students the chance for hands-on practical learning and excellent career prospects. The university was ranked as 5th in the UK for mechanical, aeronautical and manufacturing engineering in the 2019 QS World University Rankings and, in the 2017 Centre for World University Rankings, featured in the top 1% of institutions with alumni CEOs at top global companies. In 2018, 46% of Cranfield University’s students were international and the institution is committed to its position as a global university.

About SOAS University of London

SOAS University of London Europe’s leading Higher Education institution specialising in the study of Asia, Africa and the Near and Middle East, a public research university, and a constituent college of the federal University of London. Established for over 100 years, the university celebrated its centenary in 2016-17 and has been offering distance learning programs, in addition to its established on-campus teaching, for over 20 years. SOAS offers both undergraduate and postgraduate courses, many of which can be studied either full time or part-time. In 2020, the university ranked 44th in the Complete University Guide’s rankings and 4th in the world for Development Studies by QS World University Rankings. Many SOAS alumni have gone on to prominence including several Prime Ministers, politicians, diplomats and a Nobel Prize laureate. 43% of the university’s students are international in 2020 and the institution is dedicated to its reputation as globally facing and welcoming students from all over the world.

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