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Birkbeck, University of London

Birkbeck, University of London formerly Birkbeck College and occasionally known by the abbreviation BBK, is a constituent college of the University of London. At the undergraduate level, it aims at working people who want to study for degrees in the evenings (adult education). At the postgraduate level, it offers many Master’s degree programmes that can be studied either part-time or full-time, though nearly all teaching is in the evening. It also admits full-time (as well as part-time) students for PhDs. Its staff members have excellent research reputations in subjects such as English, History, History of Art, Philosophy, Spanish, and Crystallography. It also offers many continuing education courses leading to certificates and diplomas, foundation degrees as well as other short courses.

London School of Economics and Political Science

The London School of Economics and Political Science, commonly referred to as the London School of Economics or simply LSE, is a specialist constituent college of the University of London in London, England. Founded in 1895 by Fabian Society members Sidney Webb, Beatrice Webb and George Bernard Shaw, the School joined the federal University of London in 1900 as the Faculty of Economics. Degrees were issued to the school’s students from 1902 onwards. Today, it remains a constituent college of the University with 8,700 full-time students.

LSE is among the world’s most selective universities, with the lowest admissions rate of any university in Britain. It also has the most international student body in the world, and at one time, LSE had more countries represented by students than the United Nations. As a member of the Russell Group LSE was found to have the highest percentage of world-leading research of any university in the 2008 Research Assessment Exercise.

The school has produced many notable alumni in the fields of economics, business, literature and politics, including several Nobel laureates, fellows of the British Academy, Pulitzer Prize winners, and heads of state.

London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine

The London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (LSHTM or the “London School”) is a constituent college of the University of London, specialising in public health and tropical medicine. Founded by Sir Patrick Manson in 1899, London School is a research-led postgraduate centre of excellence in public health, international health and tropical medicine. The School’s mission is to contribute to the improvement of health worldwide through the pursuit of excellence in research, postgraduate teaching and advanced training in national and international public health and tropical medicine, and through informing policy and practice in these areas.

Pharmacy School

The basic requirement for pharmacists to be considered for registration is an undergraduate or postgraduate Pharmacy degree from a recognized university. In most countries this involves a four- or five-year course to attain a Bachelor of Pharmacy (BPharm) or Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy (BScPhm) degree. In the United States, students graduating after Jan 1, 2003 must complete a Doctor of Pharmacy degree to become a licensed pharmacist; this requires completion of four years at an accredited college of pharmacy (most students applying for admission into a college of pharmacy already have an undergraduate degree; however, many schools admit students after completion of 2 years of undergraduate pharmacy prerequisites or directly from high school into a six-year accelerated program). Any person holding a bachelor’s degree in Pharmacy who graduated before this date is grandfathered and can register.

To practice as a pharmacist, registration with the country, state or province’s regulatory body is required. There is often a requirement for the pharmacy graduate to have completed a certain number of hours of experience in a pharmacy under the supervision of a registered pharmacist. If the regulatory body governs an entire country, they will usually administer a written and oral examination to the prospective pharmacist prior to registration; if its jurisdiction is limited to a specific area (e.g., a state or province), the required examination is administered by a national examining board.

School of Oriental and African Studies

The School of Oriental and African Studies (commonly abbreviated to “SOAS”, pronounced /ˈsoʊ.æs/ SOH-as or /ˈsoʊ.æz/ SOH-az) is a constituent college of the University of London, specialising in languages, humanities, economics, law and politics concerning Asia, Africa and the Middle East. SOAS currently offers over 300 undergraduate Bachelor’s degree combinations, and over 70 one-year intensively taught Master’s degrees. MPhil and PhD degrees are also available in every academic department.

Founded in 1916, SOAS has produced several heads of state, government ministers, ambassadors, Supreme Court judges, a Nobel Peace Prize Laureate, and many other notable leaders in emerging markets, future superpowers and in the Next Eleven. Located in central London, SOAS describes itself as the “world’s leading centre for the study of a highly diverse range of subjects concerned with Asia, Africa and the Middle East”, and is consistently ranked amongst the top universities in the UK.

Royal Veterinary College

The Royal Veterinary College is a constituent college of the University of London, and one of the United Hospitals. Founded in 1791, it is the oldest and largest veterinary school in the United Kingdom. It is one of 18 independent Colleges of the federal University of London. The College’s reputation for excellence and their pioneering work in teaching, research and clinical services means they are able to innovate and keep at the forefront of theory and practice.

Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA)

The Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA), in Bloomsbury, London, is generally regarded as one of the most renowned drama schools in the world, and is one of the oldest drama schools in the United Kingdom, having been founded in 1904.

Anglo American Educational

Anglo American Educational Services is a British-based organization established in 1971 to service the increasing number of study-abroad programs in London, the United Kingdom and Europe. The organization is the number one choice for more than 95 North American colleges and universities seeking assistance with study-abroad programs.

Whether you have an existing program or desire one to be tailor-made, Anglo American has experienced staff, located in both the United Kingdom and the United States, to meet your academic, accommodation, and logistical support needs.

Anglo American office and Study Center are in beautiful Bloomsbury, the heart of London’s cultural and educational area. The office at 22 Bloomsbury Square is only a few minute walk from the British museum, Birkbeck College and University of London.

Bloombury International

Bloomsbury International is a friendly English language school in the centre of London. We have a wide range of quality English language courses including General English, Exam Preparation for TOEFL, IELTS, TOEIC, FCE, CAE, Business English & One-to-One tuition. You are sure to find the perfect course for you.

Our beautiful, historic premises are located just two minutes from Holborn underground station and only 5 minutes from Oxford Street, Covent Garden and the British Museum. With modern facilities, excellent customer service, an exciting social programme and academic excellence Bloomsbury International is your choice for success.

International House London is an established and well-known language school, with over fifty years of experience in providing language courses and teacher training programmes. Based in a spacious and fully-equipped campus, near Covent Garden, we are a founder member of the International House World Organisation.

International House London welcomes over 7000 language students from 150 countries each year. Our students enjoy learning in the vibrant and multicultural atmosphere of IH London; making new friends and experiencing the excitement of the city together. So whether you’d like to study a modern language; learn English for business or pleasure, or teach English, we have the course for you.

London Skills Institute

The London Skills Institute Welcome to TLSI a vocational college based in London providing quality courses.

TLSI was founded in 1998 and has since helped thousands of students on their academic journey in the UK. We are constantly expanding our course offer in order to provide our students with an even bigger variety of qualifications. Come and join us and achieve your goals by studying at the best value school in London.

The Mary Ward Centre is a specialist adult education college conveniently located in Bloomsbury, Central London, with a reputation for its wide range of quality courses and for being the friendly place to learn. We offer part time course of study in the daytime, evenings and at weekends in subjects that have relevance for work, for personal growth or just for fun.

As you browse through the site you will find all the information you need about the Centre and its courses to enable you to choose the right course for your needs and how we can support you to ensure you succeed. Enrolments through our web site are real-time.

The School of law and Justice

The School of Law is an internationally recognised centre for critical and interdisciplinary legal research. It provides an exciting and innovative environment for a wide range of research with a strong theoretical and policy focus. The School is the home of Birkbeck Law Press and publishes Law and Critique: The International Journal of Critical Legal Thought.

We use technology such as electronic learning environments, film and podcasts to enhance teaching and learning.

Birkbeck Library has an extensive teaching collection of books, journals and electronic resources in law and related disciplines, such as economics, politics and sociology. For example, it provides access to over 17,000 electronic journals, most of which are available 24 hours a day via the Internet.

You will also be able to take advantage of the rich research collections nearby, including those of the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, Senate House Library, the British Library of Political and Economic Science (LSE Library), and the British Library.

The London school of Hygiene and Tropical Meedicine

The London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine is Britain’s national school of public health and a leading postgraduate institution worldwide for research and postgraduate education in global health. Part of the University of London, the London School is the largest institution of its kind in Europe with a remarkable depth and breadth of expertise encompassing many disciplines. It is one of the highest-rated research institutions in the UK.

Royal College of Surgeons

The Royal College of Surgeons of England is committed to enabling surgeons to achieve and maintain the highest standards of surgical practice and patient care.

Bell English College

As a global business hub and vibrant city, London provides the perfect setting for English language students preparing for work, or already in work, who want to combine intensive English language tuition with a cosmopolitan city experience.

There’s so much to do in London from royal palaces, museums and galleries to restaurants, over 100 theatres and endless shopping possibilities. Bell International Institute is perfectly placed for students wishing to explore the city, housed in a classic Georgian building close to Covent Garden and the British Museum.

ICS London

International Correspondence Schools Ltd (ICS) is the world’s largest and most experienced distance learning organisation. In 1890 the first student was enrolled on a formal course and International Correspondence Schools was incorporated in the USA in 1901. ICS was a pioneer in teaching skills by home study, presenting the opportunity to learn while earning and to relate study to everyday work. Our aim is to make learning as accessible as possible, allowing busy people to get the skills, training and education they want, in a way that offers them complete flexibility.

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The Research and development office School

The European Research Council (ERC) is the first European funding body set up to support investigator-driven frontier research. Its main aim is to stimulate scientific excellence by supporting and encouraging the very best, truly creative scientists, scholars and engineers to be adventurous and take risks in their research. The scientists are encouraged to go beyond established frontiers of knowledge and the boundaries of disciplines.

The ERC complements other funding activities in Europe such as those of the national research funding agencies, and is a flagship component of the ‘Ideas Programme’ of the European Union’s Seventh Research Framework Programme (FP7).

Being ‘investigator-driven’, or ‘bottom-up’, in nature, the ERC approach allows researchers to identify new opportunities and directions in any field of research, rather than being led by priorities set by politicians. This approach ensures that funds are channelled into new and promising areas of research with a greater degree of flexibility.

The Method Studio

As the establishment’s name suggests, teaching is based on “The Method”, which it seems everyone has heard of but few people know anything about (see my notes on Stanislavski’s first book for some hints). So far much of this process requires getting to know ourselves and our physical, verbal and emotional habits in order to put them aside. If you’re going to play a character on stage you should start from as blank a slate as possible, which is hard. And, I imagine, is harder the older and more stuck in your ways you are.

Fullbright Institute

The Fulbright Program, including the Fulbright-Hays Program, is a program of grants for international educational exchange for scholars, educators, graduate students and professionals, founded by United States Senator J. William Fulbright in 1946.

The Fulbright Program is one of the most prestigious awards programs worldwide, operating in over 155 countries. Forty Fulbright alumni have won Nobel Prizes (including one in 2009 Oliver Williamson). As of 2010, 300,000 students, scholars, teachers, professionals, scientists and artists have participated in the program since it began. Candidates recommended for Fulbright programs are people with outstanding achievements in their fields.

In each of 50 countries, the bi-national Fulbright Commission administers and oversees the Fulbright Program. In countries without a Fulbright Commission but that have an active program, the Public Affairs Section of the U.S. Embassy oversees the Fulbright Program.

The U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs sponsors the Fulbright Program from an annual appropriation from the U.S. Congress. Additional direct and in-kind support comes from partner governments, foundations, corporations, and host institutions both in and outside the U.S.

The London school of Economics

The London School of Economics and Political Science, commonly referred to as the London School of Economics or simply LSE, is a specialist constituent college of the University of London in London, England. Founded in 1895 by Fabian Society members Sidney Webb, Beatrice Webb and George Bernard Shaw, the School joined the federal University of London in 1900 as the Faculty of Economics. Degrees were issued to the school’s students from 1902 onwards. Today, it remains a constituent college of the University with 8,700 full-time students.

LSE is among the world’s most selective universities, with the lowest admissions rate of any university in Britain. It also has the most international student body in the world, and at one time, LSE had more countries represented by students than the United Nations. As a member of the Russell Group LSE was found to have the highest percentage of world-leading research of any university in the 2008 Research Assessment Exercise.

The school has produced many notable alumni in the fields of economics, business, literature and politics, including several Nobel laureates, fellows of the British Academy, Pulitzer Prize winners, and heads of state.

The faculty of General Dentist Practice The faculty is involved in aspects of dental care in general practice and primary dental care centres in general, it holds courses for training and continuous development of dentist and dental professionals.

In 2006 an agreement to merge the faculty with the Faculty of Dental Surgery of the same college was agreed by the councils of both faculties , but when the proposal was put to the members and fellows it was rejected.

Many standards in dentistry are set by Faculty publications such as Selection Criteria in Dental Radiography.

The University of Westminster Cavendish

The University of Westminster is a public research university located in London, United Kingdom.

Founded in 1838 as the Royal Polytechnic Institution, it is one of Britain’s first educational institutions and the first polytechnic to open in the UK.

The University currently serves more than 23,800 students from 132 countries and offers more than five hundred course offerings and a broad range of research study options. These range from Bachelor’s degree combinations, and one-year intensively taught Master’s degrees. MPhil and PhD degrees are also available in every academic department.

The University has produced several government ministers, ambassadors, judges, a Nobel Prize winner, and many other notable leaders who have been influential in the fields of science, literature, music, sport and the visual arts. With campuses located in central London, Westminster prides itself as a “high quality education and research provider for the economic and cultural enrichment of London and its wider communities.”

The Royal College of Veterinery

The Royal Veterinary College is a constituent college of the University of London, and one of the United Hospitals. Founded in 1791, it is the oldest and largest veterinary school in the United Kingdom. It is one of 18 independent Colleges of the federal University of London. The College’s reputation for excellence and their pioneering work in teaching, research and clinical services means they are able to innovate and keep at the forefront of theory and practice.

Cheslea college of arts and design

Chelsea College of Art and Design, the erstwhile Chelsea School of Art, is a constituent college of the University of the Arts London, and is a leading British art and design school. It offers further and higher education courses in fine art, graphic design, interior design, spatial design and textile design up to PhD level.

Open University London

Based primarily in London, England, the University of London is a federal mega university made up of 31 affiliates: 19 separate university institutions, and 12 research institutes. As such, the University of London is the largest university in the UK by number of full-time students, with 135,090 campus-based students and over 45,000 in the University of London International Programmes.

The university was first established by a Royal Charter in 1836, which brought together in federation London University (now University College London) and King’s College (now King’s College London), to establish today’s federally-structured University of London.

The Royal College of Arts

The Royal College of Art (often abbreviated RCA) is the world’s only wholly postgraduate university of art and design, offering the degrees of MA, MPhil and PhD. The University is located in South Kensington and Battersea in London, United Kingdom.

City University College

City University London, usually just known in the UK as City University, is a British university based in Northampton Square, Islington, London. The university has a research experience of over 100 years and has often been highly ranked for its graduate employability and graduate salaries. The University’s mission, as outlined in its Strategy, is to “lead London in education, research and knowledge transfer for businesses and the professions”. In the Autumn of 2010, The Collegiate Council of the University of London is set to consider City’s application to join the University of London. A decision is expected before the end of 2010.

London Business School

London Business School is an international business school and a constituent college of the University of London. It is considered one of the world’s most highly regarded business schools and its MBA programme is frequently ranked among the global top five. In 2010 London Business School was ranked number one in the world for its MBA programme by the Financial Times. In 2009 the school shared this ranking with The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.

London Film Academy

The London Film Academy was founded in 2002 as a non-profit making trust situated in Fulham, London. The LFA provides practical courses in film-making. The London Film Academy is part of the David Game College Group.

David Puttnam has allegedly said of the school: “LFA is a much needed addition to training for an industry that needs all the talent and skills it can get”.

London Cockpit Theatre

The Cockpit was a theatre in London, operating from 1616 to around 1665. It was the first theatre to be located near Drury Lane. After damage in 1617, it was christened The Phoenix.

The original building was an actual cockpit that is, as a staging area for cockfights. Most likely a round building with a peaked roof, about 40 feet (12 m) in diameter, it was built in 1609 under the supervision of John Best, “cockmaster” to Henry Frederick, Prince of Wales, King James I’s eldest son and heir.

Canary Wharf

Canary Wharf is a large business and shopping development in East London. Canary Wharf contains the UKs three tallest buildings: One Canada Square,followed by 8 Canada Square and Citigroup Centre. Canary Wharf tenants include major banks, such as Barclays, Credit Suisse, HSBC and Citigroup, law firms such as Clifford Chance, as well as news media and service firms, including Thomson Reuters, and the Daily Mirror.

Covent Garden

Covent Garden, London is famous for its shops, street performers, bars, restaurants, theatres and the Royal Opera House. Covent Garden is an Italian-style piazza packed with restaurants, bars and fashionable boutiques. Surrounded by Theatreland, in the heart of Londons West End, the area is recognised as the capitals premier entertainment and leisure destination.

Harrods

Harrods is a department store located on Brompton Road in Knightsbridge, London, England. The Harrods brand also applies to other enterprises undertaken by the Harrods group of companies including Harrods Bank, Harrods Estates, Harrods Aviation and Air Harrods. The store occupies a 4.5-acre (18,000 m2) site and has over one million square feet (90,000 m2) of selling space in over 330 departments. This makes Harrods one of the largest department stores in the world together with Macys New York (the UKs second-biggest shop, Oxford Streets Selfridges is a little over half the size with 540,000-square-foot (50,000 m2) of selling space).

Leicester square

By night Leicester (pronounced Lester, as in the Adams Family) Square is one of the busiest spots in London. Buskers entertain the crowds with anything from an impromptu song to a political rant, tourists pay good money to have their faces ridiculed by cruel cartoonists and suburban kids queue to dance the night away at the Hippodrome, Equinox or Maximus.

London Bridge

London Bridge is a bridge between the City of London and Southwark in London, England, over the River Thames. Situated between Cannon Street Railway Bridge and Tower Bridge, it forms the western end of the Pool of London. On the south side of the bridge are Southwark Cathedral and London Bridge station; on the north side are the Monument to the Great Fire of London and Monument tube station.

Londons Theatreland

All major theatres are within 5 minutes walk from the hotel. Please visit the following links for more details : www.london-theatreland.co.uk

Oxford Street

Oxford Street is one and a half miles end to end. Most shops open 10am until 6 or 7pm. Some open Sunday 12 to 6pm with late nights on Thursday. Oxford Street is best known for Selfridges and the other big department stores which are all found in the section from Marble Arch to Oxford Circus, along with most of the big-name multinationals. Its more of the same as you continue towards Tottenham Court Road, but generally on a smaller scale. Oxford Street is said to be the busiest shopping street in Europe.

Piccadily Circus

Piccadilly Circus is a famous road junction and public space of Londons West End in the City of Westminster, built in 1819 to connect Regent Street with the major shopping street of Piccadilly. In this context a circus, from the Latin word meaning a circle, is a circular open space at a street junction. Coordinates: 51°30’36?N 0°8’4?W? / ?51.51°N 0.13444°W? / 51.51; -0.13444

Trafalgar square

No visit to London would be complete without spending some time in Trafalgar Square. It is home not only to Nelsons Column but also to other statues and historic features.