University of London
UCL is one of the world’s leading multi-disciplinary universities, with more than 11,000 staff and 39,000 students from 150 different countries. Founded in 1826 in the heart of London, and became one of the two founding institutions of the University of London. UCL was the first university in England to welcome students of any religion and the first to welcome women on equal terms with men.
Established as a secular alternative to Oxford and Cambridge, the only two other English universities at the time, we became the first to explicitly exclude religious qualification as an entry requirement. In 1858, Charles Dickens’ magazine, All the Year Round, coined the term “The People’s University”, which would “extend her hand even to the young shoemaker who studies in his garret”.
UCL is also the first University to give external students the opportunity to continue to earn a living while studying, and to study privately and take exams without coming to London.
Stigmabase global initiative
Keeping up-to-date on global exclusion
STIGMABASE is a canadian non-profit internet initiative dedicated to informing and raising awareness on the damaging effects of social exclusion and stigma around the world. The marginalization of individuals or categories of individuals is a too common phenomenon. Millions of people are facing this problem around the world and many complex factors are involved.
Montréal | CanadaWith access to six universities and twelve junior colleges in an 8 kilometre radius, Montréal has the highest proportion of post-secondary students of all major cities in North America. Roughly 248,000 post-secondary students : one of the largest numbers in the world