GSM London to open English school
May 22, 2013
GSM London, an independent higher education institution, has announced the establishment of an English language school at its Greenford campus.
photo: The GSM English school will be based at the Greenford campus
Offering undergraduate and postgraduate degree programmes in vocational fields such as business, management and law, and specialisms including oil and gas management, GSM London said it recognised the need to support its international students with English language provision.
The GSM English school will be based at the Greenford campus, located in Zone 4, West London, and will accept students every Monday from July 1. General English and Ielts preparation courses are available from two weeks up to 11 months for students on student visitor visas or extended student visitor visas. Tier 4 students due to commence degree courses at GSM London may be also eligible to study English preparation courses.
The school will have an in-house Ielts test centre, and facilities for students include a learning resource centre, a canteen and free Wi-Fi, while GSM London can also assist with accommodation.
Emma Buckby, Regional Director of GSM London, has directed the English school project. “GSM London already has a great name for supporting its students at the school and now it has the opportunity to extend this to students who want to improve their English or prepare themselves effectively for academic study in the UK or elsewhere,” she said.
Buckby said GSM London was dedicated to increasing the number of nationalities within the school, across all the faculties, adding they “are a vital element of a rich culture within the classroom and enhance the student experience for all our students“.
Martin Hallsall, Principal of the Greenford campus, said, “The UK welcomes huge numbers of international students each year and many of these come here to study English. There is no better way to learn a language than to be immersed in the culture of the host country, and the UK offers international visitors a wonderful student experience.“
GSM London was established 40 years ago as the Greenwich School of Management, and has since welcomed over 20,000 students at its Greenwich and Greenford campuses.