UK’s Prestigious higher education center University of London arrives in Dhaka

  • February 22, 2024

Representatives from the prestigious UK university, the University of London, are in Dhaka this week to meet with students studying in its programs.

The team will visit two recognized teaching centers (RTCs) that the University works with in Bangladesh. They will be interviewing students and gathering their firsthand experience of what it’s like to study the University of London’s highly regarded degree courses while living in Bangladesh. They will also be finding out how a University of London degree will help students achieve their career goals.

Thanks to the flexibility of the University of London’s courses, students from Bangladesh can choose to study at any of the country’s seven recognised teaching centres which are affiliated with the University of London, or to study independently online. Currently, more than 1,600 students across Bangladesh choose to study a wide range of courses including Bachelor of Laws LLB (Hons) and CertHE in Common Law. A University of London law degree (LLB) certifies that students who have completed the course have achieved globally recognized standards. 

The team will meet students at the London College of Legal Studies (South) in Dhaka on 15 February. The college was established in August 2004 to provide high-quality education/tuition for students who are interested in qualifying as Barristers of the English and Welsh Bar.

On Friday 16 February, the team will move on to Bhuiyan Academy, Bangladesh’s oldest recognized teaching center. Bhuiyan Academy offers a range of high-quality courses from LLB to BSc Business Administration in modern facilities.

Many University of London law graduates have advanced to become advocates to the Supreme Court of Bangladesh or hold other prestigious legal roles. These include Advocates of the Dhaka Bar Association, Advocates of the Supreme Court of Bangladesh, and Advocates of the District and Session Court, Chittagong.

Last week it was announced that one LCLS (South) alumni, Mohammad Taqi Yasir, who was previously recognized by Forbes 30 under 30 Asia, has won a British Council Study UK Alumni Award. Mohammad, a graduate of the University of London, received the award in the social action category. He is the co-founder of ‘Footsteps’, an organization working on sustainable community-centric initiatives.

“I’m so delighted to receive this award,” said Mohammad. “I do not doubt that studying for a degree with the University of London helped because the award recognizes those who have strengthened the links between Bangladesh and the UK. I chose to study in my own country to help my compatriots and the University of London made that easy for me. I would encourage anyone in Bangladesh thinking of studying to consider distance learning as a way forward.”

Speaking about the visit, University of London Pro Vice-Chancellor Professor Mary Stiasny OBE said:

“The University of London has been working with partners in Bangladesh for nearly 40 years and has strong links with RTCs across the country. We know that students in Bangladesh are passionate about the benefits that education can bring and we are looking forward to meeting students who are studying on our courses and hearing their stories. Later this year we will be sharing those stories to inspire people across Bangladesh to consider higher education and consider studying with the University of London.”

LCLS (South) said: “We are thrilled to witness the remarkable achievements of our alumni, Mohammad Taqi Yasir, who has not only excelled in his academic journey but has also been recognized with prestigious awards like the British Council Alumni Award and Forbes 30 under 30 for his social impact. As we continue to foster a dynamic environment for our students, we look forward to inspiring more success stories and contributing to the growth and development of our global community.

“We wish Taqi Yasir all the best for his future endeavors.”

Bhuiyan Academy said: “Bhuiyan Academy is a forward-thinking quality education provider institution that has offered the University of London programmes since 1989.

“With a diverse faculty, many distinguished in their fields, the Academy ensures a supportive environment for students. Student progression is regularly monitored through classes and assessments while mock trials, debates, and seminars are arranged to gain legal experience. With our spectacular setting and network of alumni, we strive for excellence.”