6th Dec, 2016

Figures reveal Coventry University lead the way for international study

Shaun Reynolds 27th Sep, 2016 Updated: 28th Oct, 2016

COVENTRY University has secured its commitment to international experience as new figures show it helped more students travel and study abroad than any other UK university.

A total of 2,264 students experienced studying abroad after figures released by the Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA) confirmed the university was top for international student mobility.

The data includes all Erasmus placements as well as any study, volunteer or research trip lasting at least five days.

Undergraduate experiences made up the majority of Coventry University’s study abroad trips (73 per cent) with the remaining being postgraduate travel.

Destinations including America, China, The Netherlands, Turkey, India and Malaysia proved most popular among the University’s students.

Dr David Pilsbury, vice chancellor for international development, said the University is extremely proud Coventry is leading the way in providing study opportunities abroad.

He added: “Acquiring the leadership and management skills necessary for the global world of work really contributes to our impressive employability statistics as well as being transformative for students.

“We are determined to build on this success and our plan is that by 2020 half of our students will take advantage of the opportunity to study abroad with all the benefits it brings.”