Top barrister speaks at University of London open day in Bangladesh
Venue: British Council Auditorium, 5 Fuller Road, Dhaka 1000
Date: Saturday 9 July 2011
Time: Morning session, 9.30am - 12.30pm; Afternoon session, 2.00pm - 5pm
Prospective students in Bangladesh will hear an opening address from eminent Barrister, Md. Bodruddoza, at a special Open Day on Saturday 9 July 2011.
Md. Bodruddoza, current Secretary of the Bangladesh Supreme Court Bar Association and International Programmes’ alumnus, will then hand over to academic staff from the University of London International Programmes. These academics will provide an overview of the study programmes on offer for students wishing to study in Bangladesh for a University of London degree, through the University of London International Programmes.
Professor Jenny Hamilton, Director of the Undergraduate Laws Programme, and Dr Sigrun Wagner, Deputy Director for the BSc Business Administration and Access programmes, are amongst the academic staff attending the Open Day in Bangladesh.
The Open Day aims to give prospective students the opportunity to find out more about studying with the University of London International Programmes by engaging directly with both alumni and staff from the University of London. Potential students will also be able to check whether they meet the entry requirements, in addition to receiving guidance on making an application.
Mushroofa Hosain, who completed her LLB in 2008 and is currently an Associate of Chowdhury & Ullah, a leading law firm in Bangladesh, will be amongst the alumni offering advice and answering questions during a morning Question and Answer session.
Speaking of the opportunities afforded by the University of London International Programmes, Mushroofa said: “It’s such a wonderful prospect for students all over the world who don’t wish to leave their home country or can’t afford a full-time education in the UK.” She added: “The International Programmes team is rich in providing support to students, and the LLB covers all the pre-requisites of becoming a successful lawyer”.
Some of the 50,000 students studying worldwide with the University of London International Programmes opt for self-study, whilst others choose to join a local college and receive academic support. Bangladesh is no exception. Local colleges being represented at the Open Day include: Bhuiyan Academy, Dhaka Centre for Law and Economics, London College of Legal Studies (Gulshan), London College of Legal Studies (South) and Newcastle Law Academy.
For further information contact:
Head of Global Media and Public Relations
University of London International Programmes
Email: Binda Rai
Tel: +44 (0)20 7862 8545 (office)
Mobile +44 (0)7920 476483
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- 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, known as the University of London International Programmes with effect from 1 August 2010. This makes the University of London International Programmes the world’s oldest provider of degrees through distance and flexible learning.
- The University of London International Programmes is a unique global network of 50,000 students in over 190 countries, on 100+ study programmes ranging from Law and Epidemiology to Economics and Public Health.
- 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, Charles Kao and Dr Rolph Payet.
- More than 1,800 students are currently studying in Bangladesh for a University of London degree through the University of London International Programmes.
- Bangladesh has six registered teaching institutions under the University of London’s Institutions Policy Framework: Bhuiyan Academy, Dhaka Centre for Law and Economics, London College of Legal Studies (Gulshan), London College of Legal Studies (South), Newcastle Law Academy and the British School of Law.
- In April 2011, the University of London International Programmes held a graduation ceremony at the British Council in Dhaka.
- More information is available at Bangladesh.
- The University of London International Programmes recently launched an official YouTube channel.