Brunel University London: Brunel welcomes new Ukrainian language students following generous local donations

The students, many of whom are sponsored by and living with local families, are receiving free English lessons from the university to help them prepare for life in the UK after fleeing conflict at home.

Most of the students are studying a bespoke programme designed to help them develop their English skills and prepare for work, whilst two are studying Pre-Sessional English, and plan to move on to a degree course at the University.

They’re being supported by donations from some of the university’s generous suppliers, who have provided the students with equipment to help support their studies and settle in to their new surroundings. These include Chromebooks from GeTech Education, stationary from Lyreco, toiletries from AUK Hygiene and laptops from Stone.

Their tutors say they’ve been impressed by the latest cohort and have enjoyed learning about Ukraine’s distinct culture and language.

Tutor Christine Carr, said: “I love spending time with them, as they are eager to learn and are showing good progress and strong motivation.”