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Posted: Tuesday 8 November, 2011 at 2:01 PM

Academic support given to students studying online

(L-R) Dr. Bruce Hearn, Lecturer in Finance and Corporate Governance, Alan Bryman, Professor of Organisational and Social Research, and Leah Sahely, Local Representative for Education for Advancement.
By: Jenise Ferlance, SKNVibes.com

    BASSETERRE, St. Kitts - REPRESENTATIVES of the University of Leicester, School of Management is currently visiting St Kitts to offer academic support to students presently enrolled in the school pursuing courses offered online.

     

    Alan Bryman, Professor of Organisational and Social Research, and Dr. Bruce Hearn, Lecturer in Finance and Corporate Governance, will be spending the next three days lecturing to the students, and providing support, guidance and counselling to those in need.

     

    At a press conference held at the FND Enterprise Co-operative Credit Union Ltd yesterday (Nov. 7), Professor Bryman explained the purpose of their visit.

     

    He elucidated, “The purpose of this visit is to be a visible face of the University and the school; we lecture to the students, we provide dissertation support to students who are at that stage in their degrees. We provide them with information about how to approach dissertation, how to study and they can come to us with any difficulties they are experiencing.”

     

    Over the next three days, the professors will be having student support sessions and lectures for the students in the afternoons and evenings from November seventh to ninth.

     

    Yesterday (Nov. 7) the professors provided lectures related to effective learning strategies as well as management lectures on the ongoing quest for model of leadership.

     

    This evening (Nov. 8) and tomorrow evening (Nov. 9) the lecturers will be offering an academic help desk and visitation sessions.

     

    Leah Sahely, Local Representative for Education for Advancement (EFA) explained that the visitation and the support, guidance and counselling sessions being offered to the students are all a part of the online package given to them by the University of Leicester.

     

    “We are looking forward to seeing our students participate in this very rare opportunity as this is probably one of the first times that we have had faculty members visiting,” she said.

     

    The University of Leicester, School of Management is a research-led university based in Leicester, England. The school offers online courses for persons who are interesting in pursuing further education but are not in a position to travel overseas to do so.

     

    Degrees are currently being offered in marketing, management, and finance among others.

     

    “We greatly value distance learning at the University of Leicester. We see it as a provision for people who want to study for a higher degree but who don’t have the time or the opportunity to take one or two years out of a very busy program of work or family responsibilities but who do want to study,” Professor Bryman said.

     

    Education for Advancement (EFA) is an education and career services company that is currently working in partnership with universities from the UK and USA, offering a range of flexible, affordable and accredited qualifications online.

     

    Courses range from high school level through to Doctorate level in a range of subjects including business, finance, human resource management, art and design, and law.

     

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