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“I have always prided myself in being the type of individual who has the ability to identify where I went wrong and to bounce back and improve."
The manner in which people cope with setbacks can define their future career, as Laws graduate Michelle Sorzano reveals
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Happy Martin Luther King Jr. Day!

He said “faith is taking the first step even when you don’t see the whole staircase”, a statement that can hold true in all aspects of our lives, even when starting an educational journey.

#MondayMotivation
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President of SIM Economics Society, Sharmila Buvaneswari, reports on The Economics Summit.

This annual event is held on the campus of our Affiliate Centre, SIM Global Education and aims to help students learn from, and interact with, industry experts.
SIM Economics Society (SIMES) is a student-led society at Singapore Institute of Management (SIM Global Education), formed by a community of passionate students, committed to learn and research on global economic challenges. The society aims to make the learning of economics fun and enjoyable ...
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What did you think of the events of 2016?

Student Blogger Zara gives us her summary of events, from the loss of some of our well-known icons to elections that will ripple around the globe.
Another year goes by as we mark the beginning of a new year. For some people, 2016 may have been one of their best years to date, while for some, unfortunately, it may have been one of their worst.…
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Does your phone or tablet make you superhuman or just super distracted?

Student blogger Tiffany looks at the pros and cons of technology.
I felt like a superhuman. I could be in multiple places at one time, engaged in various activities, and converse with more than one person at the same time. I felt that I was invincible. Wouldn’t t…
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Our most popular London Connection article in 2016 was a profile on Pakistan’s Rubab Tariq Khan discussing her path to gain a First Class LLB:

"The starting point of all achievement is desire – and I had it."
Rubab Tariq Khan on balancing obligations, discovering your comfort zone and never giving up
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In her first post, BSc Economics and Politics student blogger Eleni discusses how exercise is beneficial for the mind as well as the body.

Welcome to the blogging team Eleni!
‘No pain, no gain’ a few of my friends at the gym tell me. Some people like to train with weights, others with gymnastic machines, while others are simply training with aerobic exercises. But they …
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World Religion Day was founded in 1950 by the National Spiritual Assembly of the Bahá'ís (US) to encourage individuals of all faiths to concentrate on the spiritual principles which unite, rather than divide us.

This day makes us reflect on both the diversity of our student community and the many common experiences shared as students of the University of London International Programmes.

#WorldReligionDay
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From travelling to meet our students overseas, to enjoying the calm of the Bloomsbury area, Dr Mary Stiasny shares why she loves working for the University of London.

This is the first interview in a new Q&A series that gives you a chance to find out more about the staff supporting the success of students around the world.
During this new series, we aim to put faces to names and share a behind-the-scenes look at the University of London International Programmes. First up is our Pro Vice-Chancellor (International), Dr Mary Stiasny OBE
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Professor Sir Adrian Smith, Vice-Chancellor of the University of London, this week joined guests including industry figures, alumni, and representatives from CIMA and the CMI at a launch event for our Global MBA in Hong Kong.
Our first launch event for the Global MBA was held in Hong Kong on Monday 9 January.
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Our new International Business Essentials specialisation is now available on Coursera!

This short online programme will help you develop the essential business, academic, and cultural skills necessary to succeed in further study and in international business.

If completed successfully, you may be able to use your certificate from this specialisation as part of the application process for the University of London Global MBA.
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We're delighted to announce that applications are now open for our new flexible Global MBA!
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The University of London International Programmes is the oldest distance learning programme in the world. Today, we have over 50,000 students in more than 180 countries studying 100 different courses.