London (PRWEB UK) 30 August 2012
Event: Insights, Inspiration, Information: Undergraduate Open Evening for the University of London International Programmes
Venue: Beveridge Hall, Senate House, Malet Street, London, WC1E 7HU
Date: Thursday 6 September 2012
Time: 4.00pm till 8.00pm
The University of London International Programmes is holding an Undergraduate Open Evening at Senate House, home of the University of London, where anyone interested in taking up a study programme through distance and flexible learning will be able to find out more.
At the open evening next Thursday, prospective students will be treated to a series of short, thought provoking, taster lectures. These will be delivered by leading academics from the University of London Colleges, including Goldsmith’s, London School of Economics and Birkbeck. These lectures will offer new and innovative perspectives, examining such subjects as, ‘Why computer scientists need philosophers’ and ‘Ghandi: Saint or Politician’.
With undergraduate degree programmes including the newly introduced combined degrees in Divinity, English, Philosophy and Computing alongside other popular humanities subjects such as International Relations and Politics, available through distance learning, the Open Evening will provide attendees with an insight into studying cutting-edge courses with a pioneer in its field.
Notes for Editors
University of London International Programmes
The University of London was established in 1836 and is one of the oldest, largest and most diverse universities in the UK. Its founding principle is to provide education for all, irrespective of race, creed or political belief.
In 1858, the University of London was granted its fourth Charter, which paved the way for the establishment of the University of London External System, which became known as the University of London International Programmes from 1 August 2010.
The University of London International Programmes is the world’s oldest provider of degrees through distance and flexible learning.
The International Programmes has been instrumental in the formation of British higher education – all English and Welsh universities founded between 1849 and 1949 offered University of London degrees before obtaining Royal Charters to award their own degrees.
Today, the University of London International Programmes is a unique global network of more than 52,000 students in 180 countries, on 100+ study programmes.
Famous former students and alumni include seven Nobel Prize Winners: Sir Frederick Gowland Hopkins; Professor Ronald Coase; Wole Soyinka; Derek Walcott; former President Nelson Mandela; joint-winner Charles Kao; and joint-winner Dr Rolph Payet, currently Vice-Chancellor of the University of Seychelles.
To find out more about the University of London International Programmes, visit our website: http://www.londoninternational.ac.uk.