Between 1946 and 1970, the University of London had ‘special relationships’ with a number of universities across the Commonwealth, enabling them to award University of London degrees. One such example was the University College of the West Indies, which created a number of well-known graduates, including the Honourable ANR Robinson, who graduated with an LLB in 1949. Arthur Robinson was Prime Minister of Trinidad and Tobago between 1986 and 1991 and President from 1997 to 2003. He is also credited with helping to establish the International Criminal Court, by proposing the creation of a permanent international court to deal with the illegal drug trade during the UN General Congress in 1989.
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Our global community of former students and alumni include many exceptional people who have made their mark on the world.
Six Nobel Prize Winners:
- Sir Frederick Gowland Hopkins
- Ronald Coase
- Wole Soyinka
- Derek Walcott
- Rolph Payet and,
- Nelson Mandela.
This list also includes academics (Asa Briggs, Kwasi Wiredu, Sir Geoffrey Elton); engineers (Sir Barnes Wallis); politicians (Dr Luisa Diogo, Gisela Stuart MP); and writers (H.G. Wells, Chinua Achebe, Malcolm Bradbury).
Today, our worldwide reputation continues to ensure our graduates are to be found in leading positions around the world.