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Roehampton University- One of Its Kind Parkland University in London!

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Roehampton is a friendly and inclusive university, located in stunning parkland on the edge of central London. Roehampton is the only parkland campus university in London. Here one studies in a beautiful, peaceful and stimulating environment just half an hour away from the heart of London, one of the liveliest and most cosmopolitan cities in the world, with exceptional cultural and social facilities.

The Quality Assurance Agency (QAA) has commended Roehampton for its academic standards and quality assurance systems. QAA has also praised the accessibility of our academic staff and the positive ways in which they respond to student needs.

Some key points about the Roehampton University in London

1. Roehampton is a LONDON university – on the border of zones 2 and 3.

2. The only parkland, single campus university in the city – all buildings are on one site.

3. On-site accommodation guaranteed for all international students if they apply before the end of June. En-suite rooms available from £105 per week.

4. Guaranteed scholarships for all in the first year of study. Minimum of £1500 (£1800 for MBA) – high achievement is £2000 (£2500 for MBA)

5. Claim better league table ranking than their competitors – higher this year than TVU / UEL /
Westminster / Kingston / Middlesex / London South Bank / Greenwich

6. Guaranteed small class sizes

Students:     8000

Of which international: 1000

Key programmes:

MBA, International Management, HRM, Marketing, Finance, Education, Therapies, Clinical Nutrition and Neuroscience, Health Sciences, Human Rights, Sports, Media

Academic Departments and Colleges

Business School
Department of Dance
Department of Drama, Theatre and Performance
Department of Education
Department of English and Creative Writing
Department of Humanities
Department of Life Sciences
Department of Media, Culture and Language
Department of Psychology
Department of Social Sciences
Graduate School

Scholarships & Bursaries:

All students at Roehampton will be awarded at least £1500 as an automatic scholarship from tuition fees. If a student is deemed to have a high academic score by the convenor, the automatic scholarship will be £2000. See here for what the university deems to be a high academic score for UG and PG.

For the MBA, this is an automatic scholarship of £1800 or £2500 for students who are deemed to have a high academic score.

The university has numerous scholarships valued at £4000 and for students who have had a Catholic education; there is also a full-fee scholarship for a number of students.

Scholarship  Name                                                                Scholarship value

Vice-Chancellor’s                                                                  £1500 (£1800 MBA)-
Scholarship

Roehampton 2025  scholarship                                        £2000 (£2500 MBA)

Sacred Heart                                                                          £4000
Scholarship

Entry Requirements – India

International Foundation Certificate
IELTS 4.5 (fast-track (5.5) plus completed Standard XII

Pre-masters
IELTS 5.5 (fast-track 6.0 plus completed a first degree in India plus awareness of the subject
through work experience or other interests.

55% average in Standard XII

70% in Maths/Science in Standard X (good boards only) or ‘pass’ in Standard XII if GCSE
Maths/Science A-C requirement

55% average in Standard XII English Language
IELTS 6.0 overall or TOEFL 550 / 79 iBT

Masters in Health Sciences – Nutrition, Neurosciences etc.

Relevant first degree
60% in final year of degree
60% or above in relevant subjects

For all other Postgraduate Programmes

Relevant first degree
55% in final year of degree (ordinary degree) or second class / division in final year of degree
(honours degree)

(Note: (for Delhi University) 52% for MSc International Management programmes)

IELTS 6.5 overall or TOEFL 575 / 89 iBT
60% in Standard XII English Language (acceptable for Management programmes only)

Research degrees – 7.0 in all sections or TOEFL 600 / 250 in CBT / 100 iBT

Relevant first or Masters’ degree
60% in final year of degree (ordinary degree) or second class/division in final year of degree
(honours degree)

(Note: (for Delhi University) 57% in the final year of degree)

2 years post graduation work experience – at least one year at managerial level either in
operational management, project management or as a team leader.

60% in Standard XII English Language

1st in London for ‘good personal relationships with teaching staff’

1st in London for ‘good environment on and around campus’

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MSc Project Management at London Metropolitan University Starting this September

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There was only one thing missing from making London Metropolitan University a number one choice amongst international students i.e. the absence of masters in Project Management programme. Now the university has managed to get even MSc Project Management in their kitty full of undergrad, post grad, professional and various other English and foreign language courses.

Starting this September, London Metropolitan University would be introducing MSc in Project Management study programme which would give graduates a chance to formulate their careers in the right direction.

This MSc in Project Management is aimed at graduates and experienced managers building academic qualifications and early-career graduates building experience to develop their careers.

Studying Project Management empowers experienced managers and equips early-career managers to meet the challenges of the future global economy, a world of rapidly changing risks and complexity requiring assured decision-making.

Developed in partnership with industry leaders, the Project Management Institute PMI and the Association of Project Managers APM, the MSc ensures excellence in professional project management. This programme also works closely with international standards and governance organizations, including BSI , ISO and ANSI and researchers based at London Metropolitan Business School: the Cities Institute, the Centre for International Business and Sustainability (CIBS and the Security Industry observatory (SIO).

Experienced managers develop their team-leadership skills and early-career graduates develop their technology skills to fulfill requirements for professional bodies. Membership of thesebodies is available at discounted rates. This MSc navigates students to professional accreditation. On completion, students will be equipped with state of the art knowledge and practice and in a position to influence the strategic direction of their current employment as well as being able to progress on research through to PhDs, DBAs or professional doctorates.

The MSc is taught in the City of London at Moorgate Campus, next to the Crossrail transport link, one of the largest “project management” infrastructure developments in Europe. We
also work in partnership with many companies and organizations. We anticipate dissertations will be written in collaboration with participants’ own organizations, and with our partners, research institutes and centers.

The course is designed for graduates of a range of disciplines. Work experience in project management is an advantage but not a requirement.

The course structure includes

Project Management Fundamentals

Project Management Systems and Practice

Project Management Finance and Risk

Project Management Organization and Behavior

Elective module – from the post-graduate catalogue

Research methods

Dissertation

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Is it Safe to Join B Rated College?

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Whenever a student decided to choose a college, he always aspires to get admitted into the best of the lot! Of course it matters a lot while building your career path in future. A renowned university or college can make a whole lot difference to your job application and reputation as a potential candidate. But it is impractical to consider that everyone can get a seat in their desired college in UK!

There is always the option to get admitted into a B rated college in UK. But many students feel apprehensive before taking a step in that direction. After all this is your career at stake. So what can you do? Either waste a year in applying to your number one top notch college again or secure a seat in the second best option and makes the best of your situation?

Before narrowing down a college which has B rating, it would be better to conduct some research into its background and check for yourself if the goal of the college is really in sync with yours!

Historical background check
Make a detailed research into knowing the history of the college in UK you are applying to. Make sure you get information about the infrastructure at the college, teacher student ratio, academic achievements, placement records etc.

Academic socio environment
It is very important for a student to know whether the college harbors a true cut throat academic environment focused solely on theoretical knowledge or it gives value to over all development of a student. The social scene of the college also plays a major role in decision making as one has to spend a certain amount of their life within this environment alone!

Recruitment
Check the companies visiting the college campus and their reputation. Also make sure to know about the packages being offered to the alumni and whether your desired course related companies visit the college or not.

Education standards
See for yourself whether the college offers specialized courses in your desired subject. The teachers play an important part in shaping a student’s career. Thus experienced and empathic faculty is a must have on every student’s wish list!

A B rated college in UK is still is college well in United Kingdom one of the most sought after study destinations of the world. If you make a fair background check on the list of B colleges in UK you would be surprised to find most of them making your wish list. They are good enough places to finish up your studies as most of them are in alliance with one or two renowned UK universities.

Colleges like Eurospeak in Reading [near London] which have been in existence quite a while now have successfully built a sound reputation over the years for committed teaching and healthy guidance. So don’t get disheartened if you can’t get a seat in London School of Commerce, there is always another B rated college like Eurospeak located in UK waiting for you!

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London- Still a Preferred Choice of Many Students

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Before saying anything on the subject as to why London is a preferred choice of majority of international students, let’s find out whether London is a preferred choice of international students at all?
Here have a look at these student data from various countries for UK colleges and Universities till 2008-2009
• China 50,755
• India 19,205
• Greece 17,675
• Republic of Ireland 16,790
• USA 14,755
• Germany 13,265
• France 12,455
• Malaysia 11,450
• Nigeria 9,605
• Hong Kong 9,445

It takes care of the second question for us. So let’s come back to the first question and try to find out the reasons behind the popularity of London as the preferred study destination for most of the world

•London as everyone knows is also known as the financial capital of the world. So it is quite natural that a student would be inclined to study here due to the presence of renowned organizations, banks and firms here in fact more than 108 world famous organizations can be found in London alone.

•The university or college that you choose to study will obviously be having some connections with local companies and firms in London. This would give you a chance to score some firsthand work experience with the help of your university or college in London.

•London houses more than 900,000 students from 200 countries. This gives you a golden chance to interact and mingle with different cultures.

•As London is such a dynamic place, a student is exposed to lots of activities here. One can go sightseeing t places like BIG Ben, Buckingham Palace or just enjoy its various offering like west end shows, football matches etc.

•Industries in London range from IT to business & finance to hospitality to entertainment to sports and many more. One can easily enter a career of their choice.

Post graduate courses in London, UK are only of one year duration and a student is also given an option of an extension of his stay in UK for 2 years after the completion of his course under PSW.

•There are many lucrative job opportunities than anywhere else in UK. A student can build up quite an impressive resume here.

•Whether be it the Oxford University or the Cambridge University or nay other known name, London is brimming with internationally recognized names in the education market.

•After the completion of your course, you can very well see yourself settling down here and build a permanent address here.

•Being a student in London does have its own perks with various discounts and special offer son shopping, dining, studying, books etc available for them

Do you still need a reason to know why students prefer London!

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Ravensbourne College of Design and Communication-Shifted to New Abode!

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Although the Ravensbourne College’s plans to shift to a new campus were proliferating the news circle since quite long, it is only this year i.e. 2010 that it would materialize into reality. Come this September and the college will shift its location to Greenwich Peninsula, an upcoming dynamic region in London city. One positive thing about this change would be the increased proximity with various industries and firms that work in direct relation with the college.
The location of the new campus i.e. Greenwich Peninsula projects an ultra cool ambience which is in sync with the creative temperaments of students studying in the college. You will find the place full of greenery, luscious landscapes, bustling streets, squares situated on front side of River Thames.

One can have a fine time exploring the historical Greenwich area and revel in its various offerings. Another compelling feature about the new campus is its neighbor i.e. O2 which is like one of the world’s most popular entertainment hubs.

There is so much to do and see in Greenwich that a student will find the location very favorable to him. There are zillions of famous restaurants, pubs, discs, shops and renowned names in the design and communication world.

NEW BUILDING

The building is designed by the Foreign Office Architects keeping in mind the core theme of the college i.e. amalgam of creativity and digitization. The exterior and interior, both represent this with lots and lots of pen spaces, shy corners technology labs, production suits, studios etc.

In addition, the Ravensbourne College has decided to go green and reduced its carbon footprints.

Following are some of the perks that you will enjoy while studying in their new Ravensbourne Greenwich Campus

•Integrated cable network system
•WI-FI
•High speed internet access
•600 square meter space for conducting seminars, conferences, exhibitions, lectures, shows etc.
•2D and 3D printing and fabrication on two floors
•Lab for every purpose
•Deli area
•Vending machines, confectionary etc.

Ravensbourne College which is a known name in UK for its design and communication courses provides degrees in affiliation with University Of Sussex. Its present location is at Chisle Hurst in Kent, south east of London.

IBAM London Campus

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IBAM or in other words Institute of Business & Management is associated with the global RDI [Resource Development International] since past 20 years and boasts of two dynamic campuses in UK-one in Coventry and the other one in London. IBAM London Campus as the name suggests is located in the bustling city of London. Also known as the financial capital of the world, this cosmopolitan city is enough to influence the decisions of international students in choosing it as their preferred study destination.

Before going into IBAM London Campus let me brief you about the IBAM which so far has managed to produce 50,000 graduates. It provides authentic university degrees and qualifications at reasonable fees. In fact IBAM is accredited by many UK Government approved professional bodies and accreditation agencies.

IBAM London Campus
The campus is favorably located in Tower Hamlet area of London with close proximity to Aldgate East & Liverpool Street Station. One can also find it through Spitalfields markets. The IBAM campus in London is well placed in the financial district!

Here are some of the finer points of this campus
• Modernized learning environment
• Sate of the art infrastructure
• Endearing overall look of the campus
• Competent course curriculum
• Experience and well qualified teachers
• Direct connections with the industry
• One on one tutorial sessions for students
• Updated technology
• WI-FI enabled campus

Besides this the London Campus of IBAM also excels in providing student support to international students and looks after their accommodation needs as well. In addition, ever student is given a free laptop on admission here along with a lifetime membership to International Management Academy

IBAM is affiliated with University Of Wales, Teesside University and Edxcel!

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Ethical Hacking Courses in UK-Legalized Hacking Skills!

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As soon as the term ‘hacking’ comes up, it paints a negative image. And it is justified too as hacking is considered a serious offence [felony]. It is an illegal practice which can land you up in jail if caught. But these days, there is one new term rising on the horizons steadfastly i.e. Ethical Hacking and its corresponding training courses. As a matter of fact, you will find lots of interested students lining up to get a seat in the Ethical training courses available these days on the net. The best of the lot is so far the Ethical Hacking courses in UK which provides you extensive knowledge about all the various ways that goes into hacking of a system.

The trend of hiring an Ethical Hacker is becoming quite common these days by corporate houses who want to secure their systems against any kind of infiltration in the future. An online degree from a known UK College in ethical hacking courses guarantees you a secure job in IT field. These colleges provide upgraded IT knowledge about every possible aspect involved in hacking done by illegal hackers. The components of study are the same as learned by an illegal hacker. The only difference is that you are learning through a legalized course which is valid everywhere.

As a matter of fact, a company enters into a legal contract with the professional IT security expert that they hire. Training in such profession thus is totally legal and accepted by the law. Why UK is famous for its online Ethical Hacking courses? Because of the fact

•It provides smooth channels of communication over internet

•It gives immense exposure in this field through work place training and an internationally recognized degree. This makes it easier for you to locate renowned companies looking for contract based ethical hackers.
The course curriculum followed at colleges located in various parts of UK like London, Berkshire, Swindon and Reading focuses on three main areas

•Ability to recognize the type of information accessible through hacking
•Analyze whether or not the employee or staff would be alerted about the break in
• Possible methods to eradicate the errors

Colleges like Eurospeak in Reading, London extend specialization in Ethical Hacking courses in UK at affordable costs! Make a legalized career in this stream now!

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Eurospeak

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Eurospeak College is  well-known in UK for its excellent language training, competent management study programmes and extensive knowledge enhancing computing courses. It has now forayed into the more elite hospitality study programmes that provide a firm base for students aspiring to venture into this service sector. One can date back its history to 1992, when the college started in Greyfriars centre in Reading, just 65 kms west of London. Initially it provided evening classes for foreign [non English speaking] nannies staying with English families. But as its popularity grew over the years, it started running language classes both in the  morning and evening throughout the week.

The following will give you the evolution of the present day Eurospeak College

1993-97: Started morning and evening language classes whole week with assistance for students in getting student visa.

1999: Became a recognised exam centre by Cambridge English exams.

2002: Initiated IT studies

2003: Became a recognised centre for OCR (Oxford, Cambridge and the Royal Society of Arts) IT exams

2009: Earned accreditation from ASIC i.e. Accreditation Service for International Colleges and license by UK border agency as an international college.

Eurospeak College plays host to students from more than 80 nationalities every year in its two buildings which are just 50m  from each other. The campus is located in central  Reading – the Greyfriars centre and a separate building opened in 2002 that houses the main school office as well as a number of classrooms.. Reading  is famous for its historical background and extensive  job opportunities. There is also a summer school for students between the ages of 14and 19 that provides learning mixed with fun activities. There is also an an option in the  summer school for adult only classes.

In addition, the college provides the opportunity to  progress further is  selected study programmes. Students can finish their dissertation with Thames Valley University and University of Sunderland. Students looking for accommodation during summer school can apply to live with the local British host families enlisted by Eurospeak College. There are lot of accommodation options in Reading in the form of flats, residence halls, shared rooms and houses that can be found quite easily online.

The four departments at Eurospeak are run by skilled teachers who are all experts in their respective fields. Their students have every chance to progress under their guidance attain  exceptional results in their courses.

Departments at Eurospeak College

•Department of Hospitality Management

•Department of English Language Learning

•Department of Computing

•Department of Business Studies

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London School of Business & Finance

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London School of Business & Finance or more commonly referred to as LSBF has a reputation for offering well rounded business, finance and management study programmes. Also, the LSBF School of English is also famous for its tailored English programmes [ business English, IELTS preparation, executive programs, bespoke, corporate training programs, pre masters].The specialised programs that are available in undergraduate, postgraduate, short programmes, dual programmes, executive programmes, online programmes and professional qualifications have redefined the future for many aspiring management students across the world.

The college is composed of two main campuses in London- one at Holborn and the other at Marble Arch. In addition, a new campus has also been opened at Manchester. The college is in partnership with Finance Business Training [FBT] at Birmingham. With the international campuses in places like Singapore, Hong Kong, Geneva, Grenoble, Mumbai, Moscow, Almaty, Mexico City, Bogota City, Dublin and Toronto, LSBF is raring to make its mark on the global horizon as well.

This business & finance college boasts of validation partnership with University Of Wales [specialist masters degrees] and Bradford University [for LLM in International Business Law], academic partnership with Grenoble Graduate School of Business (GGSB) [in triple accreditation by AMBA, EQUIS and AACSB]. Not only this, but a student is also entitled to double award degree for 2 academic programmes from both London School of Business & Finance and Grenoble Graduate School of Business. The college is famous for its renowned professional qualifications like ACCA, CIMA, CFA® and CIM.

The student population at LSBF is more than 10,000 with 400 international students from over 70 countries. The efforts are always made to welcome the international student body and provider them with necessary student support in the form of accommodation [ halls of residence, rented accommodation and accommodation agencies], student funding, scholarship schemes and programmes and career advice [ career development and career surgery]. Further more, the chance of living in the financial capital of the world i.e. London is tempting enough.

The place is brimming with career opportunities for students in positions like international recruitment, international marketing, international banking, public relations, general management and consultancy and presence of 108 of Europe’s 500 largest companies. There is lots more in store in terms of sight seeing and exciting night life too!

One shouldn’t miss out on a chance to study in what is termed as one of the leading business schools of Europe by Economic Intelligence Unit & Business Week!

LSBF Faculty

• Management
• Finance & Accounting
• Marketing
• Technology in Business
• Executive Development

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Richmond The American International University

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Richmond the American International University is a popular education institution which possesses accreditation from both US and UK. As a matter of fact, it boasts of independent accreditation from 3 separate agencies i.e. The Middle States Commission on Higher Education [US], British Accreditation Council and The Open University [UK]. It is a not for profit, professional and American students liberal arts university which promotes multi cultural education environment.

This university which is located in the beautiful Richmond area in London city can trace back its roots to 1843. It was then, only the constituent Institute of University of London until 1972 when it was founded. It is also acknowledged as the not for profit institute in the state of Delaware in USA and earned recognition by 501 (c) (3) public educational charity under US law.

The department of education in the state of Delaware has granted it the license to award Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science, Associate of Arts, Master of Arts, Master of Science and the Master of Business Administration degrees. In addition, Richmond, the American International University in London Inc., is integrated with limited liability in USA. There are variety of courses and subjects catering to different fields available at the university which present a unique chance of establishing a connection between various academic sectors like science, sociology, psychology, mathematics, writing, business and literature.

The American university receives students from over 100 countries and provides them a diversified cultural exposure. The university houses its student population in two campuses-Richmond Hill Campus for first and second years students and Kensington Campus for the final yea students. Both the campuses have excellent accommodation conditions- residence halls like Atlantic House, Ambassador House complete with student common room, faculties and administration office, multipurpose sports court, computer labs, art & photography studios, auditorium, modern 5 level library at Richmond Hill Campus and living off- campus facility at Kensington Campus.

In addition, there are student exchange programs for US students, scholarships & student loan programs, and open days for prospective students to tour the university. The department of student affairs has taken it upon itself to provide student assistance in areas like immigration, residence, student activities, campus wide events information and organization like Orientation and International Night etc., physical and mental health welfare support, career development and guidance for life. At Richmond The American International University you get an option to become qualified simultaneously for both American BA or BS degree and UK BA [hns.] or B.Sc hons. Degree.

Departments at Richmond American International University

• Department of Art & Science
• Department of Business & Economics
• Department of Humanities, Social Science &Communications

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