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  • The business of education

    by Helen Morgan

    Pearson College London students

    Rachel Hall at HE, published by Research Fortnight

    As companies call for better graduate employability, Rachel Hall discovers how Pearson College London seeks to bridge the gap.


    In a tall corporate building located on the Strand in central London, Pearson employees swipe their badges on turnstiles to enter their workplace. Some wear harried expressions, others carry bags of Pret sandwiches. Others still are a little more fresh-faced: they are young students armed with textbooks, heading for their Pearson College London lectures.

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  • Pearson industry day - presenting to the CEO!

    by Helen Morgan

    Pearson Day

    On Friday 16th October, we were delighted to be attending our first industry partner event of the academic year, at our very own parent company, Pearson Plc.

    The day started with an introduction from the CEO, John Fallon, who gave us an insight into the history of Pearson and how it became a global leader of education.

    Then Tom ap Simon, the Senior Vice President of Finance and Growth Markets discussed how Pearson have worked in education oversees and dealing with high barriers to entry with entering markets in other countries such as China.

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  • Military Health System Research Symposium (MHSRS), Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA

    by Helen Morgan

    Michele Russell

    Our Vice Principal for Education and Research, Professor Michele Russell, has been developing our academic community out in the United States by attending the Military Health System Research Symposium (MHSRS) in Fort Lauderdale, Florida (17-20th August 2015).

    She was invited as an industry and academic expert in emergency medicine and clinical education and provided a UK perspective on a range of clinical and education topics. Her own clinical background and research interests are in myocardial infarction (heart attacks) and cardiac arrest, particularly in training and simulation of the management of patients with critical heart conditions. 

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  • A Sporting Success

    by Helen Morgan

    Sophie Preece, Pearson College London student

    By Sophie Preece, first year Pearson Business School student

    Pearson College London are an associate member of the University of London; this has enabled me to get involved with some of their sports teams and events.  I signed up to the Athletics and Cross-Country team at the University of London Fresher’s fayre before starting studying here in September 2014. Since then I have competed for them in the British Universities and Colleges Outdoor Championships (BUCS) in the 400m where I qualified for the semi-final.  It has been a great experience getting to know other students at different London universities.

    Therefore when the positions opened for the new athletics team committee I thought I would apply for the position of the Women’s team captain. It's a great way of getting more involved with the University of London, meeting new students and getting PCL’s name on the map.

    I’m happy to announce that I was successful in my application! I am the women’s athletics team captain for the academic year 2015/16.

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  • Pearson College London's new Professor

    by Helen Morgan

    Dr Michele Russell Westhead, Pearson College London

    Vice Principal for Education and Research Dr Michele Russell-Westhead has just been honoured with a Professorial Chair from Northumbria University.

    Michele will be a Professor of Clinical Education of the University and provide consultative expertise on academic staff development, NHS engagement/workforce development and student experience in the clinical disciplines, mainly nursing and midwifery. This will involve developing academic staff skills in pedagogic research (study into teaching and learning) and collaborative projects with healthcare providers and other institutions such as Pearson College London. This provides a platform of possibilities for Michele and Pearson College London to develop our academic community and provide learning and research opportunities for staff and students.

    Find out more about our academic team and our senior management team.

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