THE TRANSATLANTIC MAGAZINE
Despite the current coronavirus situation an American University in London is guaranteeing students they can still start a degree programme this September.
Students will be able to join Richmond, The American International University in London, with a blended combination of online and on-campus teaching. This decision is based on guidance from the UK Government as the University’s top priority is the health and welfare of both students and staff.
You can ‘Make your American dream a reality in the world’s top student city’ says the university, as London has been voted the world’s best student city for the second consecutive year in 2019 (QS Best Student Cities Ranking). The University provides an international education in two great London locations – Richmond upon Thames and Kensington. Teaching is in the American liberal arts tradition which provides students with a broad, US style, multi-disciplinary foundation combined with the British approach of in-depth study in a specific area of interest.
It’s international in more than one way: students can study one programme and gain two degrees, as Richmond is the first and only university in the UK which can award both a UK and US degree for all students, offering opportunities on both sides of the Atlantic and internationally.
Virtual orientations for undergraduates and postgraduates will start on Monday 21 September, with the online course beginning a week later on Monday 28 September with supported learning for all new students. Dependent on government advice on lockdown and social distancing measures, on-campus teaching at Richmond and Kensington is planned to start on Monday 2 November, with students being able to move into their campus accommodation from 26 October and on-campus orientation taking place from 26-30 October.