Lal Joshi, Head of Outreach and Partner Liaison, GSM London

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Lal Joshi
Head of Outreach and Partner Liaison
About GSM
• The dominant purpose is education and serving our
communities (not profit- making)
• Addressing the Widening Participation Agenda Head
• Distinct mission: teaching excellence in a career
focused environment
• Regulated by the QAA, subject to the same or
tougher criteria
• Choice, diversity and access (Year 0/ BTEC)
• Lower fees (£6,000), funding, scholarships
• Strong relationship with ‘traditional’ universities
(validation, co- development and delivery of content)
• Can have higher success rates for students who
complete their courses
About GSM London
Established in 1973 (over 40 years)
Study options: 2 years, 3 years, extended
Three intakes: October, February and June
Two campuses: in historic Greenwich and a new, stateof-the-art campus in Greenford
Flexible admissions: we consider professional
experience as well as academic achievement
Degrees offered in partnership with Plymouth University
Senior management team (expertise from both worlds
Private and Public sector)
On track for university status
Our Offering
Accounting and Finance
Business Management
Computer Science
Events Management
Human Resources Management
Oil and Gas Management
Travel and Tourism
State-of-the-art campus in west London
In the heart of up and coming business area in
West London
Close to rail and tube stations and on bus routes
On-campus facilities
• Learning Resources Centre
• Careers Centre
• IT Suites
• student room
• café
• free wi-fi
• multi-faith prayer room
to Oxford Street
to Westfield
to Heathrow
to Gatwick
Historic Royal Greenwich, south-east London
On the Thames and close to the Royal Observatory
and the Greenwich Meridian
Close to rail, tube and ferry stations and on bus routes
On-campus facilities
• Learning Resources Centre
• Careers Centre
• IT Suites
• student room
• café
• free wi-fi
• multi-faith prayer room
to Canary Wharf
to London Bridge
to Heathrow
to Gatwick
GSM London has a growing
student and alumni population,
which is now over 20,000
88% of our students
receive one-to-one
advice from a Course
Advisor before applying
Our degrees lead you to
8 out of the top 10 best paid
graduate career sectors
Highfliers Research Ltd.
The Graduate Market 2012
Our promise to
Highly specialised degrees,
targeted at industry
Taught by business
professionals using real case
Links with organisations across
a broad range of sectors
Placement, job and relevant
volunteering opportunities
Graduates with an
understanding of the global
business world and an
entrepreneurial attitude
• Awarded by Plymouth
University, one of the top 10
modern universities in the UK
• Fast-track 2 year and
traditional 3 year degrees
• Lecturers have both academic
and commercial expertise
• Our average lecture class
size is 100 compared to a
typical UK university lecture
size of around 450
• Personal advisors support
from first enquiries through
to graduation and beyond
• 1 in 3 of our students were
recommended by a friend
Student Support
• Academic support from your Course Leader
• Course Advisor Team
• Dedicated Student Services
• Disability and Welfare Services
• Financial support
• First Term Engagement team
• Student Events Team
• Accommodation assistance
I speak with people every day about
their educational goals and career
prospects, everyone I meet really
values the assistance.
Kevin de Guzman
Course Advisor
How we can
support you
Free and impartial services to support your students’
journey into Higher Education:
• Considering Higher Education Presentation
• UCAS/Personal Statement Presentation
• Student Finance Presentation
• Student Life Presentation
• Advice/Information Stand
• UCAS Next Steps Presentation
• Attendance at Parents’ Evenings
• Specialist Taster Days
• Speakers in Schools/Colleges
• Results Day 2014
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