The University of London collaborates with member institutions to bring distance and flexible learning to students worldwide. Students are registered with the University of London, which handles the practical elements of running the programmes, such as processing fees, administering registration, organising your examinations, and awarding your degree.
The AEL programme is designed and developed by UCL Institute of Education, which provides the academic direction, including developing and maintaining the syllabi, preparing learning resources, providing tutorial support, and marking the assessments.
The UCL Institute of Education is the largest institution in the UK devoted to the study of education. Founded in 1902, the Institute is a world-class centre of excellence for teacher training, higher degrees, research and consultancy in education and related areas of professional practice and the social sciences.
Rupert Higham is a Lecturer in Educational Leadership at the UCL Institute of Education. His research focuses on values-led school improvement, responsible leadership and educational dialogue. He has worked for some years with the Index for Inclusion Network, and more recently conducted a study into embedding democratic values within a network of international schools. He also writes on the philosophy of democratic agency.
The AEL tutors all have outstanding backgrounds in educational leadership and management. This includes previous and current roles as headteachers, school inspectors, education ministry research leaders and senior university roles.