UK University: Pakistan students take part in national campaign

Islamabad: The achievements of its students in Pakistan are being celebrated in an international campaign from the University of London, a prestigious UK based University which specialises in online and distance learning.

The campaign features alumni and current students who are unlocking their potential by studying through the University of London while remaining here in Pakistan.

Called ‘Join the Worldclass’, the campaign features the words, real-life stories and experiences of the students and graduates themselves and highlights the life-changing power that access to high quality higher education can offer.

By choosing to study with the University of London, students join a global community of scholars, a ‘world class’, made up of 40,000 students in 190 countries who are all studying for their University of London degree while staying in their home country.

Looqman Khan is enrolled in his third year of LLB honours at Denning. He chose Denning because of the quality of education they provide, and is also attached to the law firm of a colleague:

“In the morning, I go to my work, and in the evening, I have my classes at Denning. I live in Malir, and we have got amazing roads for cycling, so I go cycling in my spare time. The major benefit I see with the teaching centre is that we are totally engaged with teachers. There is no time barrier with teachers. We are always connected with teachers. Whenever we want to avail the time with them, we can have it.”

Inaya Danish is a third-year student on the University of London LLB programme at Szabist. She says she chose the programme because she doesn’t see law as a career path but as a passion:

The University of London’s online and distance learning models ensure that students can pursue prestigious international degrees, either through fully online independent study or a more structured learning experience with face-to-face support, while studying at their own pace from wherever they are in the world.

University of London Vice-Chancellor, Wendy Thomson CBE said: “At the University of London, we are very proud of our students and alumni in Pakistan. Through this campaign we are sharing their stories and celebrating their achievements. We hope to inspire everyone who is interested in higher education to pursue their ambitions and reach their potential and consider choosing to study with the University of London. By studying our internationally recognised, flexible programmes, our students can study with a prestigious, UK based university while staying at home in Pakistan.”

In a further demonstration of the strong links between Pakistan and the University of London, Professor Mary Stiasny OBE – the University’s Pro Vice-Chancellor – is currently visiting Lahore and Karachi for the University’s announcement of the establishment of a new award, the Mary Stiasny Scholarship.