British Masters in Education commences for the first time in Sri Lanka at Gateway

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Gateway Graduate School commenced a new British Masters in Education that is delivered by the fly-in faculty of the University of Nottingham, Malaysia Campus (UNMC). The course, offered in Sri Lanka for the very first time, is conducted on a part time basis over 18 - 24 months. All teaching is carried out by the UNMC faculty on a face-to-face basis at the Gateway Graduate School during their visits to Sri Lanka during school vacations in April, August and December.

Dr. Lucy Bailey, Assistant Professor, School of Education, Dr.Maria Kaparou, Assistant Professor of the Faculty of Social Sciences, Mrs. Nelum Senadira, Head of the Gateway Graduate School and Ms. Hasini Gajadeera, Head of Faculty of Education GGS along with the MA students.

The first batch of candidates included both local and international teachers. The majority of the international candidates included teachers from the Maldives. Dr. Lucy Bailey, Assistant Professor, School of Education of the UNMC who was present in Sri Lanka for the inauguration, assisted the participants in the enrollment process. Following their enrolment, students have free global access to all Nottingham University libraries, online resources and the Virtual learning environment.

The first module - 'Leading Learning' was conducted by Dr.Maria Kaparou, Assistant Professor of the Faculty of Social Sciences at UNMC. During her stay, Dr. Kaparou assisted the students with tutorials on a one to one basis in addition to providing a series of lectures. The module is designed to meet the interests and requirements of leaders at all levels who aspire to develop and improve their leadership and management practices. The classes were held at the Gateway Graduate School, Colombo for a period of one week during the April school holidays.

Students who complete the Edexcel Professional Diploma in Teaching and the Edexcel Professional Diploma in Advanced Teaching are eligible to enroll in the Masters programme. These Diplomas can be completed at the Gateway Graduate Schools in Colombo and Kandy over 2 years. The MA in Education is also open to graduates who do not have a teaching qualification enabling them to add value to themselves by obtaining a world renowned Masters teaching qualification. Gateway’s partnership with UNMC enables candidates to complete the MA in Education in Sri Lanka at a fraction of the cost of studying overseas. The successful graduates will be invited by UNMC to attend their graduation ceremony in Malaysia. University of Nottingham is ranked among the top 10 UK universities and within the top 1% of all universities worldwide.

Gateway has signed up with NDB Bank to provide an exciting new student loan scheme that would ease the burden of students and parents. The low interest scheme is designed in a way where the students are required to pay interest only during the study period and pay back the capital once qualified when they could easily find employment. With a total payback period of 8 years the loan scheme is most attractive. This very first intake consisted of students who were assisted by the NDB Bank.

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Gateway Graduate School holds Career Discussion

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The Gateway Graduate School hosted a “Career Discussion”, a seminar with a view to assist secondary school students to make informed decisions about their career plans, at the Auditorium of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Colombo. Over 300 students and parents that attended the event were particularly educated on careers in Business, Psychology and Computing by the guest speakers Dr. Ajantha Dharmasiri (Acting Director, PIM), Dr. Angeli Santos, (Associate Professor in Applied Psychology and Head of Department at UNMC) and Mr. Dinesh Saparamadu, Founder and Chairman of hSenid).

The speakers highlighted the need to plan careers in a systematic and an informed manner so that they become more effective candidates for future employment. Students were guided on how to develop a clear sense of direction when setting career goals, how to select a major for higher studies and identify the paths that are available for them to reach their goals.

Gateway Graduate School in partnership with International Organisations such as Pearson Edexcel and NCC Education UK, offers a wide choice of career pathways to complete Degrees and Diplomas in Business, Computing, Psychology and Professional Teaching in Sri Lanka. On successful completion of the first and/or the second year, students are awarded industry recognized Level 4 and Level 5 Diplomas. Thereafter, students have the option of completing their degrees right here in Sri Lanka or transferring to overseas universities in UK, Malaysia, New Zealand, USA and Australia. The Graduate School also offers an International Foundation Programme for students who wish to pursue higher education soon after Sri Lankan or London/Cambridge OL, as an alternative path to Advanced Level studies.

The degrees that can be fully completed in Sri Lanka include, Masters in Education from the University of Nottingham, BA (Hons.) in Business Administration from University of Worcester and BSc. (Hons.) in Business Computing and Information Systems from University of Central Lancashire (UCLAN). The BSc (Hons.) in Applied Psychology & Management Studies can be completed in Malaysia by studying the last 2 years at the University of Nottingham Malaysia Campus (UNMC). Gateway’s affiliations with University of Nottingham (Malaysia Campus), University of Canterbury, New Zealand and many other high ranked Universities of international repute would widen the scope for students to complete their Foundation year and/or the Diplomas in Sri Lanka and transfer to complete their Degrees overseas.

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    (Opposite Devi Balika Vidyalaya),
    Colombo 08.
    Telephone: +94112695103, +94112695107
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