Interested in joining our student community in Jamaica? Find out more at a special Open Day in Kingston, Jamaica on 15 June 2011

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Anyone interested in studying for an internationally recognised University of London degree will have the opportunity to find out more at an Open Day being held in Jamaica, on Wednesday 15 June 2011 at the Wyndham Hotel in Kingston.

Anyone interested in studying for an internationally recognised University of London degree will have the opportunity to find out more at an Open Day being held in Jamaica, on Wednesday 15 June 2011.

For those attracted by the prospect of gaining a University of London degree without leaving Jamaica, the Open Day provides a chance to drop in and meet with representatives of the University of London International Programmes, between 12.00 noon and 7.00pm at the Wyndham Hotel in Kingston, Jamaica.

Several representatives from the University of London International Programmes will be present at the Open Day, including: Dr James Busuttil, Director of Postgraduate Laws; Michael Davis, Head of Administration for the Undergraduate Laws Programme; and Claire Charles, Administrative Officer at the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS).

Prospective students will have the opportunity to meet with these members of staff and obtain expert advice relating to the study programmes and the processes involved in becoming a student with the University of London International Programmes. Potential students will also be able to check whether they meet the entry requirements and get help with their application.

Some of the 50,000 students studying worldwide with the University of London International Programmes opt for self-study, whilst others choose to attend classes at a local college, and Jamaica, is no exception.
Representatives from local colleges will also be on hand at the Open Day to provide information on classes for the Bachelor of Laws (LLB) degree, and programmes in Business, Economics, Information Systems and Management. Attending local institutions include Jamaica School of Law, Institute of Law and Economics, University College of the Caribbean, and B&B University College.
Currently, there are more than 690 students studying in Jamaica with the University of London International Programmes, on an array of undergraduate, postgraduate and diploma programmes, ranging from Law to Public Health and from Computing and Information Systems to Accounting and Finance.

Notes for Editors
Both reporters and photographers are welcome to attend the Open Day, hosted by the University of London International Programmes:
Date: Wednesday 15 June 2011
Opening hours: 12 noon – 7.00pm
Venue: Wyndham Hotel, 77 Knutsford Blvd, Kingston.
Contact on the day: Katherine Bull: +44 (0)77868 43365

The 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.
  •     Since 1858, the University of London International Programmes (formerly known as the University of London External System), has offered study programmes through distance and flexible learning to students worldwide.
  •     Former students and alumni include seven Nobel Prize winners (notably the Caribbean’s Derek Walcott, winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1992), former Jamaican Prime Minister, Percival Patterson, and former Governor-General of Jamaica, Sir Howard Cooke.
  •     Between 1948 and 1969, University College of the West Indies (now know as the University of the West Indies) awarded University of London degrees.
  •     The Honourable Mrs Zaila McCalla OJ, Chief Justice of Jamaica, attended a graduation ceremony held by the University of London International Programmes in Jamaica, in January 2011.
  •     More information is available at http://www.londoninternational.ac.uk/jamaica

For further information contact: Binda Rai, Head of Corporate Affairs and Communication, University of London International Programmes: Email: binda(dot)rai(at)london(dot)ac(dot)uk; Tel: +44 (0)20 7862 8545 (office) +44 (0)7920 476483 (mobile).

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