L.E.K. Consulting’s Global Education Practice (GEP) is the “best in class” advisory firm in the education sector. With a decade of experience, L.E.K. GEP leaders have advised leading operators, investors, governments, regulators and foundations on projects spanning growth strategies, transactional advisory, performance improvement and more across all education sub-segments globally. With a team of over 60 education sector specialists and a combined experience of over 700 engagements in more than 90 countries, all members from Partner to Analyst are dedicated to the education sector. For more information, go to https://www.lek.com/industries/education
Sponsor of: Digital innovation of the year - technology
London South Bank University is a cosmopolitan, entrepreneurial, and creative thinking university based just minutes from the River Thames. For over 125 years LSBU has offered vocationally focussed degrees. Consequently, the university has been repeatedly awarded for our work related to graduate employment.
We are proud of our super-diverse student body, and the facilities offered to them. Students are supported by first-class technology, convenient accommodation, and one of Europe’s largest Virtual Engineering suites. When combined with academics who are genuinely prepared to go the extra-distance for our students to succeed, LSBU is a great place to study.
Sponsor of: Digital innovation of the year - learning
PTE Academic is the world’s leading computer-based test of English for international students seeking to demonstrate their language proficiency. Results are accepted by governments for immigration applications and thousands of institutions worldwide already accept PTE Academic scores for study abroad, including the prestigious Harvard Business School, INSEAD and Yale.PTE Academic test sessions are run over 360 days a year in more than 50 countries worldwide including: India, China, Vietnam, Malaysia, Korea, Saudi Arabia and Turkey.
Limited operational expenditure, extensive support to students beyond visa. We created an online platform and omnipresent virtual system to support prospective international students with process teams based in key locations. We have a global presence and support prospective students from Canada, India, Ukraine, Nigeria, Philippines. We are in the process of expanding to Vietnam and Brazil by the end of 2020.
Education Centre of Australia (ECA) is a diverse education group that operates at the forefront of Australia’s higher education sector. ECA empowers international students with career-defining English language courses, undergraduate pathways, postgraduate degrees and targeted internships. With strategic partnerships with Victoria University and Swinburne University of Technology plus its own Asia Pacific International College, ELSIS English Language Schools, ECA Graduate Institute, ECA College, ECA Professional Year & Internships, ECA enrols over 7,000 student enrolments per year and growing. In 2020, ECA looks forward to extending its global footprint to include the UK while continuing to make a difference for students from around the world.
Navitas started 25 years ago with a big idea: to change the way the world learns. We're still shaping this landscape today by helping students to access higher education through our partnerships with universities. This includes pre-university and pathway programmes to university, English language and vocational training, as well as undergraduate and postgraduate degrees. We reach more than 70,000 aspirational learners at more than 120 colleges and campuses across our global network each year, powered by a diverse and talented group of 7,000 employees.
The UK Cloud Primary School combines cutting-edge, online education provision with education consultancy services. The company provides Chinese students aged 3-13 with a comprehensive education based on the UK National Curriculum via an interactive, web-based platform. Their bespoke curriculum - designed by an in-house team of experts - aims to close the intellectual, linguistic, and cultural gap between Chinese students and their UK peers, ensuring a smooth transition into UK independent schools.
ApplyBoard empowers students around the world to access the best education by connecting international students, recruitment partners, and academic institutions on its platform. Founded in 2015, the company has built partnerships with over 1,200 primary, secondary, and post-secondary schools, and works with 3,500 recruitment partners, to drive diversity on campuses. To date, ApplyBoard has assisted 80,000+ students with their educational journey.
Camino Global Education is an emerging boutique company providing valued education services to universities and other higher education providers. Camino seeks to partner with host universities to establish highly valued and reputable university Pathway Colleges and Campuses. Camino is led by academic and business professionals with an in-depth knowledge of pathway and managed campuses. The Camino team has been at the forefront of the development of the pathway model.
Sponsor of: Championing diversity award
IELTS is the world’s leading English language test for higher education and global migration; delivered at over 1600 locations in over 140 countries and accepted by over 10,000 organisations globally, including more than 3400 institutions in the U.S. In 2019, over 3.5 million IELTS tests were taken by people seeking to demonstrate English language proficiency for education, migration or employment. The British Council, IDP: IELTS Australia and Cambridge Assessment English jointly own IELTS.
UC Davis is the home of the Aggies — go-getters, change makers and problem solvers who make their mark at one of the top public universities in the United States. Since we first opened in 1908, we’ve been known for standout academics, sustainability and Aggie Pride as well as valuing the Northern California lifestyle. These themes are woven into our 100-plus-year history and our reputation for solving problems related to food, health, the environment and society.Our 5,300-acre campus borders the city of Davis, a vibrant college town of about 68,000 people living in Yolo County. The state capital is 20 minutes away, and world-class destinations such as the San Francisco Bay Area, Lake Tahoe and the Napa Valley are within a two-hour drive.
Sponsor of: Progressive education delivery award
With a focus on excellent outcomes and superior experiences, Amerigo Education builds supportive boarding communities for international students in partnership with strong American preparatory middle and high schools.
Sponsor of: Student support award
Anglo Educational Services is an educational organisation providing universities and students with meaningful educational tours throughout the UK and Europe as well as internship opportunities in London. Our two study centres based in the heart of Bloomsbury, offer meeting space and classrooms, while our central London accommodation portfolio boasts over 1400 beds. The recent introduction of a US based School of Record enables us to offer transcripts for a range of university level courses.
Sponsor of: Real life learning award
Recognizing cultural diversity is a strength that, when supported, can transform learning, Durham College (DC) remains committed to internationalization. Currently more than 2,100 international students call DC home, representing 72 countries from around the world.With vibrant campuses in Oshawa and Whitby and a learning site in Pickering, we offer more than 140 full-time market-driven programs taught in state-of-the-art classrooms and labs, as well as facilities to support the overall student experience.
Sponsor of: PIEoneer of the year
Education New Zealand (ENZ) is the government’s lead agency for international education. ENZ’s ‘Think New’ brand promotes New Zealand’s future-focused education system and our fresh, innovative, open-minded culture.
Sponsor of: Sustainability international impact award
Since 1967, Humber College Institute of Technology & Advanced Learning has been a Canadian leader in career-focused, post-secondary education. Humber is future focused and our students receive in-depth theoretical learning and hands-on experience with applied research and extensive industry connections. We have a reputation for being one of Canada’s most diverse, inclusive, comprehensive, and exciting colleges. Each year, 33,000 students, including over 6,500 students from more than 130 countries chose Humber because of the quality of education, commitment to helping students, and equipping them for future employment.Our wide range of credentials include Bachelor’s degrees, diplomas, advanced diplomas, certificates and postgraduate certificates. There are more than 200 full-time programs taught by six faculties. Life on campus is vibrant. From sports to student-run clubs, there is always something to be involved in at Humber. Humber’s International Centre helps international students orientate to life in Canada. When you leave Humber you will be a professional, poised and ready to make your mark.
Sponsor of: Outstanding contribution to the industry
NCUK is a leading international higher education qualification and service provider with over 30 years’ experience. We are a consortium of universities who have provided over 35,000 international students with a pathway to study at some of the best universities in the world. We have a quality-assured global network of Delivery Partners on five continents who deliver our portfolio of qualifications to the highest academic standard.
Sponsor of: International alumni of the year
Founded in 1991, Oxford International is an accredited, private education provider that operates independent boarding schools, international colleges, educational tours and English language centres across the UK and North America to create life-enhancing experiences for students worldwide. Our courses help over 50,000 UK and international students achieve academic success every year. We have built strong relationships with education consultants around the world and pride ourselves on delivering the best programmes for their students.
Sponsor of: Marketing campaign of the year
Providers of world-leading online English language and maths assessment. Password tests are used by over hundreds of institutions to facilitate student recruitment and admission whilst upholding academic standards. Since 2008, our tests have proven to be both valid and reliable for high stakes admissions testing as well as for internal assessment.Tests are designed and developed by internationally recognised academics. Delivery, results, reports and certification are all easily accessible and securely managed online.
Sponsor of: Education agency of the year
At QA, we believe that everything starts with our students. Transforming their careers and their lives is what motivates and inspires us. From courses in Business to Cyber Security, Project Management to Software Development, and more, we work closely with our partner universities to make sure students have the skills needed to achieve their career aspirations. Programmes are delivered in city centre locations across the UK and range from foundation and preparatory English, to undergraduate and postgraduate degrees, including degree apprenticeship options at both undergraduate and postgraduate level.
Sponsor of: Language educator of the year
Studiosity - 24/7 study help The university 'student experience' includes many things, and 24/7 access to study help is a strong support foundation. When every student has the opportunity to seek and receive formative feedback, prompting and encouragement from an expert, the results are clear: Studiosity's partner universities see higher student satisfaction, wellbeing, and sense of belonging - as well as better academic performance. Over 70% of Australian universities already partner with Studiosity to ethically and equitably deliver core academic skills support 24/7, and a growing number of UK universities and institutions are now seeing the benefits too.
Sponsor of: Accommodation provider of the year
Founded in 2011, Unilodgers is the world’s first and now largest student housing finder. Using technology, talent around the world, and some lateral thinking, we make the journey towards finding the perfect student home simple, secure, and smooth. With over 1.5 million student rooms listed across more than 1500 universities in the US, the UK, Ireland, and Australia, we connect every year over 5 million students with student housing that suits their individual needs.
Sponsor of: Secondary learning international impact award
UNIVER connects• universities and colleges worldwide with students and school counsellors across MENA• a dedicated platform that engages, recruits and converts students from 17 MENA countries through one common app• With half the population under 24, more than 700,000 students undertake undergraduate, pathway and English language programs internationally • Never has the MENA student been so accessible, both directly and through their school. Now is the time to connect. UNIVER #areyouin
Sponsor of: Employability international impact award
Established in 1883, the University of Auckland is New Zealand’s largest and most highly ranked university. It is recognized as having the greatest depth and breadth of research activity of any tertiary institution in the country. The University is well connected, with more than 128 partner universities in 27 countries, and is a member of the Association of Pacific Rim Universities, Universitas 21 and the Worldwide Universities Network. The University was ranked Global #1 in the inaugural Times Higher Education University Impact rankings, and is committed to pursuing sustainability via research, teaching and learning.
Sponsor of: Public/private partnership of the year
Valeo Groupe Europe is an affiliate of Valeo Groupe, which offers multinational interests in both senior and student niche housing markets. With a leadership team that offers extensive experience in real estate investment, development and management, Valeo Europe is setting a new standard in niche housing that continues to drive demand, along with market share.