SG UK EU Governance

Study Group Limited (UK and Europe) Governance

Study Group Limited is a private limited company operating in the UK and Europe (company number 02325576) delivering RQF level 3, 4 and 6 provision via its network of International Study Centres/Colleges (ISC), which are operated in partnership with universities.

Study Group is regulated in the UK by the Office for Students (OfS).


Study Group Limited Board of Directors

The Study Group Limited Board is responsible for overseeing the legal and regulatory responsibilities for Study Group’s operation within the UK and Europe.

The Board is composed of the Directors of SGL:

  • Sir Keith Burnett, Non-Executive Chairman
  • Alison Allden, Non-Executive Director
  • Robert Morgan, Non-Executive Director
  • James Pitman, Managing Director, Development
  • Dr Mark Cunnington, Managing Director, University Partnerships
  • Nick Williams, Chief Financial Officer

In addition, Board meetings are attended by key personnel from the organisation as necessary, including, but not limited to, the:

  • Chief Legal Officer
  • Director of Compliance and Risk
  • Director of Learning Effectiveness
  • Learning Delivery Directors
  • People Experience Director
  • Senior Advisor, Academic

Study Group Limited Terms of Reference


The Study Group Limited Board has established the following committees. Reports from each committee chair are a standing agenda item at each Board meeting.

Academic Board

The senior academic body that is responsible for the design, monitoring and implementation of the academic quality assurance and enhancement framework. Academic Board provides assurance to the Study Group Limited Board of the effectiveness of academic governance, and is responsible for approving academic policies and procedures.

Academic Board’s governance framework includes the Student Council; an advisory forum of student representatives from across the network that provides an opportunity for the student voice to be heard directly by Academic Board and by the Study Group Limited Board.

UK/EU Compliance, Risk and Assurance Board

Responsible for ensuring top grade in key areas of compliance, the UKEUCRAB provides a forum for key stakeholders to report on matters relating to risk and compliance. Material compliance matters are escalated, as warranted, to the global Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) committee, which is part of the Group’s governance network. 

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Leadership Team for the UK and Europe

Leadership responsibility for UK/EU operations is primarily vested with the Managing Director, University Partnerships, who is a member of the Group Executive Committee. Reporting to the MDUP is a team of senior executives with deep expertise in the education sector who are responsible for the day-to-day performance of all operations related to academic performance, and student experience and success. In addition, UK/EU operations are the beneficiary of Group support for all finance, legal and compliance, human resource, and IT matters.

Student Protection Plan

View the Student Protection Plan, prepared as part of Study Group’s application for registration with the Office for Students. This policy applies to all Study Group students studying within the UK and EU.

Student Protection Plan

Study Group HE UK Student Transfer Policy

View the student transfer policy, which outlines the mechanisms and controls that are in place to facilitate progression to an undergraduate or postgraduate course at a partner university, as well as the process for a student to transfer onto another pathway programme partway through their study.

Study Group Student Transfer Policy

Financial Statements for Study Group Limited

Click below to view the financial statements for Study Group Limited, the legal entity operating in the UK and Europe. Please note that prior to 2020, the legal name for Study Group Limited was Bellerbys Educational Services Limited.