Facilities and Resources
Our Head Office and student facilities are located in the centre of London, in the picturesque Bloomsbury area of London – an upmarket, safe neighbourhood with many parks, shops, cafes, restaurants, bars, hotels and museums. Bloomsbury is a student-friendly and vibrant neighbourhood, as it is the home of a number of higher education institutions, including some of the prominent colleges of the University of London.
Both our management, as well as administrative and student support offices are situated directly opposite the University of London Students’ Union (ULU) and Birkbeck College, University of London (UoL), and it is from here that we provide a full range of student support services, both academic and non-academic.
Birkbeck College, University of London - Student Facilities and Library
All our courses are classroom-based. They are taught at the Bloomsbury campus of Birkbeck College (University of London). Students benefit from access to high-quality learning facilities which include well-equipped classrooms with data projectors and audio-visual equipment for interactive lectures. Students also have access to a range of facilities including cafes and a shop for provisions.
The IT services available to our students include high quality computer laboratories of Birkbeck College. Students receive a printing allowance with their Birkbeck College computer account. WiFi is available in all study areas, including the library.
Our students use the Birkbeck College Library and have full borrowing rights. The library is open seven days a week and the collection includes publications, books, journals and other learning materials. The library has computer work stations, photocopiers and audio-visual equipment and students are allowed to bring their laptops to use while they are studying.
Our Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) provides a wide range of resources to students and facilitates activities to support learning wherever students have access to the internet. These may include: e-books, lecture slides and other learning resources. The VLE also provides online space for discussions and blogs, permitting effective communication with tutors and fellow students. Creating an e-portfolio on the VLE allows students to reflect on their progress and to present documents evidencing their achievements for prospective employers.
Lecture presentations and other learning resources are made available online, so that students are well prepared before arriving in class. Small class sizes enhance the group dynamics of lessons and interaction between lecturers and students. Discussion and student-centred activities reinforce learning and help students to apply knowledge in practical situations.
University of London Union (ULU)
Our students are enrolled as associate members of the University of London Students’ Union (ULU). Run by students for students, ULU offers a range of facilities, events and activities, including a selection of services, bars, clubs and places to eat – all within one building. The variety of entertainment organised at ULU includes epic ‘Friday Fever’ club nights and chilled-out ‘ULU Vintage Cinema’ screenings. There is a range of clubs and societies which students can choose to join. These include dance (break dance, hip hop), debate, drama, music, cricket, football and many others.