LONDON, 10-Oct-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — More than 100 students from six schools around the world have attended an international study event at Senate House – the heart of the University of London. The event, held over two days on the 28th and 29th September, was the first of its kind.
The programme included lectures, study sessions, workshops and seminars by leading academics from the University of London, with students coming from many countries across the globe to participate. All students who attended are studying at teaching institutions in India, Pakistan and the U.K.
These students, all aged between 18 and 21, are registered with the University of London, and are primarily studying on the International Foundation Programme. This programme qualifies students to progress to an undergraduate degree course, either with the University of London or with other universities around the world.
Students attending the study event were accompanied by staff from their own teaching institutions, which include Podar World College in Mumbai (PWC), India; The Millennium University College in Islamabad, Pakistan (TMUC); as well as four U.K. based institutions – Bournemouth and Poole College; MPW Cambridge; MPW London and ONCAMPUS, also based in London.
Dr Mary Stiasny OBE, Pro Vice-Chancellor (International), University of London, said: ‘It is such a pleasure to see some of our students here in London studying together. One of the main aims of this study event is to encourage a transnational and cross-cultural exchange. This enables students to come together and share their thinking and ideas, based on their learning and their experience of the study event in London.’
She added: ‘Following the study event, we now hope that students will keep in touch with each other and continue
to learn from their respective study experiences. We have been very fortunate that those academics participating in the study event were able to give up so much of their time, and make such a valuable contribution towards the success of this study event that so many students have benefited from.’
Jay Chhattani from PWC, Mumbai, said: ‘I am very enthusiastic about my international student experience. I attended enlightening workshops and was taught by very experienced faculty. It was an honour to meet the Pro Vice-Chancellor.’
Mahnoor Arif from TMUC, Islamabad, said: ‘Being in London has made me feel more connected to the University. I feel that the University of London has provided an academically rewarding programme, but at the same time it has challenged me.’
Victoria Pozzi Rocco from MPW London said: ‘These lectures were very useful because I met people who grew up in many different education systems. It was interesting that each one of us had different problem solving methods.’
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About the University of London
- The University of London was established in 1836 by Royal Charter. It is made up of 18 independent member institutions and 9 research institutes. These institutions, including the LSE, UCL, King’s College London and the London Business School are recognised globally as world leaders in higher education.
- The University of London is the world’s oldest provider of academic awards through distance and flexible learning, dating back to 1858, when the University of London was awarded a Royal Charter by Queen Victoria. http://www.londoninternational.ac.uk/
- In 1858 Charles Dickens described the University of London as ‘The People’s University’ when its 1858 Royal Charter extended access to degrees to those who could not come to London to study.
- Today, students of the University of London study from a suite of 100+ academic programmes through the International Programmes, with some taking the award through self-study or through support from local teaching institutions.
- The International Programmes is the world’s largest classroom, with more than 50,000 students worldwide, and over a million learners on the Coursera online platform for short courses, bringing the International Programmes’ global reach to more than one million people around the world, across more than 180 countries.
- Further information about the University of London is available at http://www.london.ac.uk/
About Podar World College
- Podar World College is a Registered Centre for the University of London International Programmes in Mumbai, India.
- Podar’s founding aim was to provide quality, global education which was affordable to all sectors of society.
- The college is part of a network of 30 centres with 25,000 students ranging from pre-primary to undergraduate levels.
- For more information please visit: http://podarworldcollege.org/index.html
About The Millennium University College
- The Millennium University College, is an Affiliate Centre with the University of London International Programmes in Islamabad, Pakistan.
- The college is part of Roots Millennium Schools Education Group, which has a presence in 20 major cities across Pakistan with 16,000 students.
- Millennium mission is ‘to create, curate, preserve, and disseminate knowledge’.
- For more information please visit: http://tmuc.edu.pk/
About Bournemouth and Poole College
- Bournemouth and Poole College is a Registered Centre for the University of London International Programmes.
- The College, founded in 1913, has provided high quality education for over 100 years.
- The institution now comprises of 11,000 students, and it is currently one of the largest education providers in its region.
- For more information please visit: http://www.thecollege.co.uk/
About MWP Group Cambridge & London
- MPW London is a Registered Centre for the University of London International Programmes.
- The MWP (Mander Portman Woodward) Group was founded in London 1973 by three students from the University of Cambridge.
- MPW Group are best known for their highly attractive modern learning environments, located closely to respective regional universities.
- For more information please visit: http://www.mpw.ac.uk/
- ONCAMPUS CEG is a Registered Centre for the University of London International Programmes.
- The college provides support for students wishing to qualify for a university degree programme and has partnerships with six University of London colleges.
- ONCMPUS CEG is a partnership between Cambridge Education Group and many universities.
- For more information please visit: http://www.oncampus.global/
SOURCE: University of London