Tim Young, Anna Foakes, Salman Haider (contributions from Chris Roath; Education Department, Queen Square Institute of Neurology)
10 minute talk
In a major recent data review, our MSc in Clinical Neurology by distance learning was equal top out of 1,695 courses across UCL in terms of a composite of student characteristics which universities nationwide have long tried to promote. These include: representation for BME students (78% of students on our overall course), percentage of overseas students and students in a low acorn quartile (reflecting geo-economic status). Our course was top outright for these measures within its Faculty (Brain Science).
Our success is related to course structure, being fully online, allowing enrolment from students worldwide. To enhance a sense of belonging, we proactively seek to build a genuine community of learners. Student location has included 15 developing nations. Testimonies of our course impact on healthcare in developing nations has been striking. We hope our diverse and inclusive course can act as a beacon to others of what can be achieved