Now, as the University of East Anglia starts to offer more
degrees in London, INTO's joint venture centres have grown in
popularity and the company launches a new venture in the building,
further teaching space is being made available to accommodate up to
So far only three of six floors have been in use at the hi-tech
campus which is situated just minutes from Spitalfield's market and
Liverpool Street station. But following a period of redevelopment,
the fourth and fifth floors of the building will open next week to
house the London Academy of Diplomacy and the Norwich Business
School (NBS) - both highly respected schools of the University of
East Anglia (UEA).
The move is likely to increase UEA London's appeal as university
branch campus. Through the NBS, three new MSc programmes will
launch later this month to run alongside last year's successful MBA
and MA programmes. A three-year undergraduate business degree will
also be launched.
Meanwhile, the Academy of Diplomacy, formerly based at the
University of Westminster and now run by UEA, will will run an
extended range of postgraduate courses. Overall, 250 undergraduate
and postgraduate students are enrolled for the 2010/ 2011 academic,
a figure expected to grow to around 600 over the next two
INTO University Partnerships' new joint venture with St George's
Medical School - INTO St George's, University of London (INTO
SGUL) - also opens on the third floor of the Centre this month,
offering a range of medical pathways and degrees. It welcomes its
first foundation students in the next few weeks.
Martin Halsall, Chief Operations Officer for UEA London, said,
"It is a very exciting time for the London campus. The new floors
will allow more students to be taught by UEA at the London Campus
and allows us to deepen INTO's relationship with the University.
It's great news too for our reputation for diversity - particularly
the master's programmes - and it has created a real buzz amongst
the staff. It also offers an attractive progression route for the
pathways students who study at INTO UEA London after finishing a
foundation or diploma course, and I hope that many INTO UEA
students will want to continue their studies at UEA London.
"It's also great to be using all of the space of the building",
he added. "It's astonishing to think that less than two years ago
there were no students here! By January 2012 we should have 1200
students studying at the London campus."
Following the redevelopment, the campus now features new office
space for Norwich Business School and the London Academy of
Diplomacy, 11 new classrooms, a new 150-seat lecture theatre, a
master's resource centre, a 40-seat multimedia room and an
exclusive master's lounge. The Centre's Learning Resource Centre
will also be extended in the autumn, creating an additional 32