University of London External System Hosting Two Open Days in Sri Lanka February 24 and 25

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Find out more about studying in Sri Lanka for a University of London degree.

The University of London External System is hosting two Open Days in Sri Lanka on Wednesday February 24th and Thursday February 25th. Anyone who would like to find out about studying in Sri Lanka for a University of London degree – and follow in the footsteps of His Excellency Christopher Weeramantry, a former Vice President of the International Court of Justice and a University of London graduate – is welcome to attend.

There are currently over 800 students in Sri Lanka studying for a University of London degree via the External System. Anyone wishing to join them should come along to our postgraduate evening on February 24th or undergraduate evening on February 25th, both at the Hilton Hotel, Colombo. University of London academics and admission staff will be on hand to give advice about the study programmes available in Sri Lanka and how to make an application.

On February 24th you can find out how you can study by distance learning for a wide range of postgraduate degrees including Postgraduate Laws (LLM), an MBA in International Management, and specialist courses for qualified professionals in Health, Veterinary Sciences and Education, among others.

Participating in the undergraduate event on February 25th will be a number of former students who can talk about their study experiences. They include Lakshan Madurasinghe, who graduated in 2003 with BSc Hons Management and is currently the International Chapter Leader for the University of London Alumni Association in Sri Lanka. A former Head of PR and Communications with Coca-Cola in Sri Lanka, Lakshan now runs his own Corporate Consultancy and a plastic recycling company. Talking about the contribution of the degree to his career success, he commented: ‘A University of London degree carries much repute not only in Sri Lanka but all across the world. Flexibility, choice and success are available to those who choose to study via the external system and obtain a University of London degree. It continues to add value to my life and I am indeed proud to be a graduate of the UOL.’

The University of London External System has just launched a scheme of recognition for institutions which teach our courses and operate within our quality assurance framework. The two institutions in Sri Lanka which offer teaching support for our undergraduate degrees, Royal Institute of Colombo and CFPS Academy of Legal Studies, will both be participating at the undergraduate open evening on Thursday February 25th.

Professor Jonathan Kydd, Dean of the University of London External System will be available for press interviews in Sri Lanka on Monday March 1st.

The event details are as follows:

Day 1: Wednesday February 24th
Time: 18:00-20:00
Location: Moonstone Room
Hilton Colombo Hotel
2 Sir Chittampalam A Gardiner
Mawatha, Colombo 2
An evening for those who want to study at postgraduate level to find out about our courses. Those who have already studied for the degrees will also be on hand to answer questions.

Day 2: Thursday February 25th
Time: 18.00-20.00
Location: Moonstone Room
Hilton Colombo Hotel
2 Sir Chittampalam A Gardiner
Mawatha, Colombo 2
An opportunity to find out about studying undergraduate courses and meet representatives from local colleges who offer tuition support for these degrees. Those who have already studied for the degrees will also be on hand to answer questions. Parents are also welcome to attend.

Notes for Editors

  •     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.
  •     The University of London External System is the world’s oldest provider of degrees through distance and flexible learning. Our programmes have been accessible to students worldwide since 1858.
  •     Today, we have 46,000 students in every corner of the globe studying on more than 100 different programmes ranging from social sciences to law to health.
  •     Over 800 of our students are based in Sri Lanka.
  •     Our global community of former students and alumni include seven Nobel Prize winners, leaders of Commonwealth countries, government ministers, renowned authors, academics, judges and business leaders.
  •     The External System’s reputation internationally continues to ensure our graduates are to be found in leading positions around the world.

For further information contact:

Binda Rai
Head of Global Media and Public Relations
University of London External System
Email: binda(dot)rai(at)london(dot)ac(dot)uk
Tel: +44 (0)20 7862 8545 (office)
+44 (0)7920 476483 (mobile)
http://www.londonexternal.ac.uk

Lakshan Madurasinghe, the University of London Alumni Association’s International Chapter Leader in Sri Lanka, can be contacted at: lakshan(dot)madurasinghe(at)gmail(dot)com / 0777344085

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