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Discover the top reasons for why you should consider coming to Institute of Education, University of London
We are officially the world's leading university for education and related disciplines as shown in the 2014 QS University Rankings where we are ranked first in the world. Our international reputation for academic excellence enables us to attract world-renowned academics who provide our highly-rated teaching.
The IOE is the number one university for education research in the UK according to the most recent Research Assessment Exercise. Our vital research informs the policies and plans of governments, ministries, schools, universities and related organisations across the globe, and is constantly fed back into our programmes of study.
We are shortlisted for the prestigious Times Higher Education 'University of the Year' Award 2014, a sign that IOE's quality is recognised within the HE sector as well as by our students.
Located in the heart of central London, IOE students enjoy a privileged position in one of the best student cities in the world. We are positioned in London's famous literary district Bloomsbury, close to the British Museum, the West End and Regents Park and with convenient transport links across London, the UK and Europe.
The IOE provides a truly unique study experience.Our current students come from more than 100 countries and many different backgrounds, including teaching, psychology, health, social work and international development. Our campus facilities, teaching quality, high employability ratings and community feel are among the reasons our students find the IOE so special.
IOE graduates fill top positions in important organisations in more than 100 countries worldwide. Our alumni include government ministers, heads of educational institutions, Olympians and prize-winning authors. We enjoy some of the highest employability ratings with 93% of our graduates in employment or further study six months after graduation. Our outstanding employability ratings reflect the quality of IOE programmes and our valued reputation amongst international employers.
TheNewsam Library at the IOE is the finest education library in Europe. Its world-renowned archive has an extensive collection of current and historical materials on education and related areas of social science. In fact, the library collection contains a copy of every book on education published in the UK and a substantial range of books from other countries. Students can also use the facilities and attend courses at the other Bloomsbury Colleges of the University of London, such as Birkbeck and SOAS, and use the library at Senate House.
The Institute of Education (IOE) is the University of London’s specialist education institution with a true commitment to research and teaching excellence.Ranked first in the world for education (QS University Ranking 2014) and first in the UK for education research (Research Assessment Exercise), it is no wonder that the IOE has been shortlisted in the prestigious ‘University of the Year’ category of the 2014 Times Higher Education (THE) Awards.
Located in the heart of central London, the IOE is a global education hub with students from over 100 countries. Our world-renowned academic staff conduct research for governments, ministries, schools and universities, meaning that the Institute’s expertise continually influences and shapes educational policy across the world.
The Institute is the number one choice for education professionals from around the world to develop themselves and their careers. We enjoy some of the highest employability ratings with 93% of our graduates in employment or further study six months after graduation.
The IOE offers more programmes of study in education and related fields than any other university in the UK. We offer two undergraduate programmes, 60 flexible masters programmes and have the largest Doctoral School in its field in the UK. We are committed to providing financial assistance to students from all over the world and offer a number of prestigious scholarships for international students.
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The Student's Union is one of the IOE's main social centres for students and is a central part of student life. The Union offers a range of facilities located in a modern, self-contained unit within the Institute's main building. There is a shop, bar, café and meeting rooms available for student societies to use.
Students at the IOE can utilise a full range of support services from both the Student's Union and the Student Support Centre. The latter can provide advice and assistance on a whole range of issues including accommodation, fees, childcare, career guidance and academic support.
The Newsam Library at the IOE is the finest education library in Europe. Its world-renowned archive has an extensive collection of current and historical materials on education and related areas of social science. In fact, the library collection contains a copy of every book on education published in the UK and a substantial range of books from other countries.
The IOE uses the services of University of London Careers Group for career guidance advice. The group provides advice and guidance on how to start looking for a job, preparing resumes and offers interview advice.
The IOE Alumni Association connects graduates from the Institute all over the world. Being part of the alumni network gives our graduates excellent networking and social opportunities with likeminded education professionals.
London is one of the most popular cities in the world for international students. The city offers unrivalled social opportunities, world-class cultural attractions and unmatched networking opportunities everything that a student needs for an enjoyable and productive experience. London welcomes over 100,000 students from 200 different countries each year. International students join a truly diverse and cosmopolitan environment both within the IOE and within London itself.
The IOE is based in Bloomsbury, the intellectual and cultural heart of London. The British Museum and the British Library are based a few minutes walk from the IOE. The British Library has a copy of every book ever published in the English language. The IOE is on the doorstep of Londons famous West End district, containing world-class theatres, restaurants, museums and galleries.
IOE students have the opportunity to live amongst this history and culture, and to contribute to it. Every year we welcome around 1000 international students to our programmes. Most are attracted by the outstanding quality of our courses and the range and breadth of what is on offer.
Our Student's Union offers all students the chance to socialise with each other, engage with alternative cultures and backgrounds and meet a diverse and cosmopolitan group of friends. Fellow University of London colleges close by widen these opportunities further. The University of London Union is a natural meeting point for students across the 19 colleges of the University of London, and is located five minutes from the IOE.
There are a number of well-served transport options in London including the tube, trains and buses, stretching across the UK and throughout mainland Europe. Its a perfect base for exploring the continent.
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