About Anglia Ruskin University
Anglia Ruskin University has been named one of the top 40 institutions in the UK, and one of the top 350 in the world in the Times Higher Education’s World University Rankings. We’re an innovative university recently named in Times Higher Education as the only university in the UK to be a ‘rising star’ – one of the institutions predicted to be challenging the global elite by 2030.
Many of our courses are recognised by industry and a large number are professionally accredited. Businesses regularly come back to us for interns, training, research and collaborative programmes. With 85% overall satisfaction and 20 courses with 100% satisfaction in the National Student Survey 2016, our students are some of the most satisfied in the country. We’re one of the largest universities in the East of England and have two main campuses in Chelmsford and Cambridge, each less than an hour away from London. Both cities have been rated in the top ten best places to live in the UK.
About University of Bedfordshire
The University of Bedfordshire is based in both Luton and Bedford, two large towns north of London. The University of Bedfordshire has two main campuses in the centre of Luton and on the outskirts of Bedford, both with on-campus accommodation. The University also has two campuses for nursing and midwifery degrees at Butterfield Park on the outskirts of Luton, and at the Buckinghamshire campus at Oxford House in Aylesbury. A fifth site, Putteridge Bury, contains the postgraduate Business School.
24,000 students from over 100 countries study at the University of Bedfordshire and since its foundation in 2006, the University has invested over £130 million in building and redeveloping facilities. The sports facilities were used to host athletes in the London 2012 Olympic Games and will play a role in the Rugby World Cup in 2015.
It is less than an hour away from the capital by car and benefits from direct rail links to many airports including Luton and Heathrow. The University of Bedfordshire was created when the University of Luton and the Bedford campus of De Montfort University merged in 2006.
About University of Birmingham
The University of Birmingham is an original British ‘redbrick’ university located in the city of Birmingham, just over 150km north of London. It was founded in 1900 as a successor to Mason Science College, with origins dating back to the 1825 Birmingham Medical School and is a member of the Russell Group of research universities and a founding member of Universitas 21.
The Times University Guide awarded the University of Birmingham the 'University of the Year' award in 2014 and the 'University of the Year' for Graduate Employability' in 2015. The University has also invested £5m in its graduate careers services and successful alumni are offered mentoring and bursaries to support work experience and internships in the UK and overseas. Three-quarters of undergraduates undertake work experience as part of their course.
Birmingham currently has over 30,000 students enrolled, 5,000 of whom are international, from nearly 150 countries. The cities central location in the UK means it is easy to navigate, and Birmingham International Airport services many locations around the world.
About Birmingham City University
22,500 students from over 80 countries are enrolled at Birmingham City University, making it an exciting and diverse place to study. A significant proportion of undergraduate courses enjoy professional accreditation, including Accountancy, Acting, Architecture, Education, Engineering, Law, Marketing, Nursing, Radiography and Social Work. The University is also conveniently placed, with Birmingham International Airport nearby and easy road and rail links to London, Manchester and the rest of the UK.
Birmingham City University has a large number of part-time students enrolled, making it the largest provider of undergraduate study in the area. In addition, the University has increased its portfolio of high-tech degrees in recent years, with a particular focus on electronic commerce, network engineering and electronic systems.
Birmingham City University is one of the top 30 universities in the UK for spending on facilities, and in the most recent National Student Survey, 83% of students were happy with their course, while 87% agreed that faculty staff were good at explaining classes and teaching.
About University of Bolton
University of Bolton was initially founded in 1824 as the Bolton Mechanics institute, before going through a number of changes and eventually being given taught degree awarding powers in 1990, and the title University of Bolton in 2005. Over 11,000 students are currently enrolled.
Over 30 University of Bolton courses are professionally accredited, including British Psychological Society and the Nursing and Midwifery Council. Bolton is also a leading UK institution when catering for students with disabilities of all kinds.
Bolton offers some of the lowest fees in the country for students wishing to study at the University, even after all forms of financial support are taken into consideration. Bolton recently opened a small campus in the UAE, continuing its commitment to international expansion. Its student population is one of the most ethnically diverse in the UK with around 25 per cent coming from minority communities.
About Bournemouth University
Situated on the south coast of England and less than two hours from London by train, Bournemouth University was a finalist for two of the most coveted prizes in UK higher education in recent years – the 2009 Times Higher Education Awards for "University of the Year" and "Research Project of the Year".
Bournemouth University currently has 18,000 students enrolled, including around 1,500 international students representing nearly 130 countries. The area is among the most beautiful in the country, enjoying great scenery and the UK’s warmest weather.
In 2013, Bournemouth University became the first UK university to receive ‘commended’ status for the quality of learning opportunities, while in 2012 they were awarded The Queen’s Anniversary Prize thanks to the contribution made to world-leading excellence and pioneering development in computer animation. Bournemouth alumni have since won multiple Oscars in this industry.
Bournemouth University has two campuses.
About University of Bristol
Bristol is internationally distinguished as one of the most influential universities in the world. Situated in the heart of Bristol, the University is a world leader in research and is one of the 24 members of the Russell Group. The University of Bristol is ranked in the top 50 universities in the world (QS World Rankings) and graduate employment rates are high, while the dropout rate is among the lowest in the country.
Bristol is one of the original "red brick" universities - the six universities founded in the major industrial cities of England - and regularly ranks amongst the top 25 universities in the UK on most major league tables. Bristol also receives more applications than any other UK university. 86% of students are awarded either a First or 2:1.
21,000 students study at the University from over 100 countries, with many University of Bristol programmes offering the option to study abroad for one year. Bristol International Airport is 20 minutes away from the city centre, and London – with links to Heathrow, Gatwick and Stansted - is 90 minutes away by train.
About University of Chester
The University of Chester was founded in 1839 and went through a number of changes before officially achieving university status in 2005. The Times Higher Education Survey 2016 and What Uni? Student Choice Awards 2016 rank the University of Chester as top 30 in the country for student satisfaction. In addition, the University was shortlisted by international students as top 10 in the country for student satisfaction (What Uni? International Student Choice Awards 2017).
The University of Chester’s employability record is among the best in the country, and more than 92 per cent of recent graduates were in employment or further study within six months of leaving last year. For international students flying into the UK, Manchester and Liverpool airports are a short journey away. The University of Chester offers 400 courses across 8 faculties, ranging from Animal Behaviour to Film Production to Fashion Design.
About Coventry University
Coventry University is a forward looking, modern university with a proud tradition as a provider of high quality education. Coventry is ranked number 12 in the UK in the Guardian University Guide 2018 and is the UK’s Top New University in the Complete University Guide 2018.
Students at Coventry University benefit from state-of-the-art equipment and facilities in all academic disciplines including health, design and engineering laboratories, performing arts studios and computing centres.
Subjects are brought to life by dynamic, interactive and stimulating teaching delivered by word class academics. This is just part of the reason why Coventry University has achieved a gold rating in the Teaching Excellence Framework – the highest rating possible!
Coventry University focus on the future employability of students, with a range of industry-leading initiatives that prepare students for graduate employment. The Centre for Global Engagement offers students the chance to study or work abroad, gaining international experience and the skills to become globally employable.
About Goldsmiths, University of London
Goldsmiths, University of London is a famous arts and social sciences university based in south-east London. Founded in 1891, it became part of the University of London in 1904 and currently has 10,000 students from over 100 countries enrolled.
The department of Anthropology is often cited as one of the best in Europe and the Art department is recognised as one of Britain’s most prestigious. Goldsmiths often ranks in the top five in the UK across all Art categories. An award-winning building housing IT, library and language-learning resources, and a state-of-the-art fitness centre is also on campus.
Seven former students have won the prestigious Turner Prize and the University was the starting point of the Young British Artist movement of artists in the 1990s. Other alumni can be found in all aspects of media and arts, from music to writing, such as Blur and Damien Hirst.
About University of Hertfordshire
The University of Hertfordshire is a modern university based largely in Hatfield, in the county of Hertfordshire, about 35km north of London. Described as “the UK’s leading business-facing university”, Hertfordshire has more than 25,000 students enrolled from nearly 90 different countries.
The University of Hertfordshire won the Guardian University Award for Student Experience in 2015, while 95.2% of University students are in work or further study six months after graduating.
The University has many close links with industry, and every British Formula One team has at least one Hertfordshire graduate. Degrees in healthcare science and the pioneering paramedic science BSc make Hertfordshire a preferred provider for the NHS in the east of England and the Universities Careers and Placements Service offers graduates lifelong support on employment and career development.
About University of Hull
The University of Hull attained university status in 1954 and is located in the north of England. Over 20,000 students are divided between a main campus in Hull and a smaller campus in Scarborough, in the north of Yorkshire.
Hull’s traditional strengths lie in politics, English, health subjects and environmental science. Politics in particular sees strong employability of graduates, thanks to the Westminster Hull Internship Programme, which offers internships to students, often in the House of Commons. The University has also recently completed work on a new biomedical research building, which focuses on cancer, and cardiovascular and metabolic diseases.
Despite being classed as a ‘redbrick university’, Hull’s varied architecture reveals the continuous development of its campus and facilities. The £27.4 million pound library refurbishment, completed for the 2014 term, is the latest example of the care that the University takes over student experience, which is reflected by high satisfaction scores.
About Kingston University
Kingston University is located on the outskirts of London, in the Royal Borough of Kingston-upon-Thames. Over 20,000 students from 150 countries are currently enrolled, with the University particularly strong in the area of entrepreneurship, having produced more graduate start-up companies than any other UK university for the past four years.
Following the 2015 National Student Survey, Kingston’s sports science and nutrition programmes scored top marks with third year undergraduates the most satisfied in England and Wales. The four main campuses have seen £123 million of investment over recent years, with work due to be completed in 2018. The Medical School is run in collaboration with St George’s, University of London, while the Engineering department has its own campus and is the third-largest engineering facility in London.
About Liverpool John Moores University
Liverpool John Moores University was originally founded in 1825 and went through many different guises before eventually becoming a fully accredited university in 1992. It is one of the largest universities in the UK with almost 25,000 students enrolled from over 100 countries.
Liverpool John Moores is a pioneer of multimedia teaching and has one of the UK’s most state of the art media centres. Many lectures are delivered by computer, maximizing students’ one-to-one tutorial time with their lecturers.
About Loughborough University
Loughborough University is located in Leicestershire, 90 minutes north of London, and has been a university since 1966 with over 16,000 students currently enrolled, of whom almost 15% are international from over 100 countries. Loughborough University is a top 15 university in all major national rankings and won the ‘Whatuni’ University of the Year award in 2015.
Loughborough University campus is the UK’s largest single site green campus and is generally regarded as the best in the country for sport, having been named the Sports University of the Year in the Times/Sunday Times Good University Guide 2014.
The University was shortlisted for ‘University of the Year’ in the 2015 Times Higher Education Awards, which celebrate outstanding examples of best practice across a range of higher education activity.
About University of Northampton
The University of Northampton offers a unique blend of vibrant campus life, superb facilities and academic excellence. At the heart of all that they do and offer is their commitment to transforming lives and inspiring change. Northampton are proud of their ground-breaking new areas of study and their growing reputation for research excellence, with state-of-the-art facilities and technology that ensures all their students have access to extensive libraries, IT suites, studios, innovative learning spaces and laboratories.
The University of Northampton offer all their students an outstanding academic experience, filled with learning and teaching excellence, cutting-edge facilities and an exciting and stimulating life both on and off campus. Each year the University of Northampton welcomes more than 1,000 international students from over 100 countries and all students benefit from the opportunity to develop international relationships and networks by learning alongside others from a wide range of countries and cultures.
About University of Northumbria
Northumbria University is the largest university in the north-east of England with 33,000 students currently enrolled, 3,500 of which are international. The main campus is in the centre of Newcastle and Northumbria is in the top ten in the UK for graduates entering professional employment and 21st in the 2014 Times Higher Education Student Satisfaction table.
Northumbria University is well known for its School of Design, which was formed from one of the original colleges that made up Newcastle Polytechnic, while courses in Architecture, Engineering and Midwifery also perform well nationally. The University is also one of the best in the UK for sport, and consistently ranks in the top 20 of the British Universities and Colleges.
More than 560 employers sponsor degree programmes, and accreditation comes from almost 50 professional bodies - one of the highest rates in the UK. Northumbria also offers 'clinical' courses in law accredited by the Law Society and Bar Council, allowing graduates direct entry to the profession after their degree.
About Oxford International Education Group
Oxford International Education Group was founded in 1991 and currently provides language education and education study tours to international students.
About University of Portsmouth
The University of Portsmouth was awarded university status in 1992 and is located on the south coast of England, about 120 km south west of London. Almost 20,000 students, including 3,500 international students from over 100 countries, are currently enrolled and for the eighth consecutive year students have scored the University above the national average for student satisfaction.
Portsmouth is strong in the area modern languages and teaches six languages to degree level, offering free language lessons to all students. The University also excels in the area of health and medicine and has partnerships with numerous other institutions such as King’s College London for the teaching of certain disciplines. Portsmouth has several unique research centres such as the UK’s first Brain Tumour Research Centre of Excellence, the Institute of Biomedical and Biomolecular Sciences and the Institute of Cosmology and Gravitation.
About University of Reading
The University of Reading was founded in 1892 and received its Royal Charter in 1926. The redbrick campus is situated close to the city centre and just 25 minutes from London, with 17,000 students from over 150 countries currently enrolled.
The University of Reading is ranked in the top 1% of universities worldwide and 94% of graduates are in work or further study within six months of graduating. The University also scored 89% in the last National Student Survey, with its Student Union rated in the top ten in the UK.
Reading offers special foundation business courses and English lessons, while the University is also known for its many partnerships with overseas universities and institutions, ranging from student exchanges to research collaborations. A new campus was also recently opened in Malaysia.
About Robert Gordon University
Robert Gordon University is a modern university based in the Scottish city of Aberdeen. Although it was granted university status in 1992, it was founded as an educational institution in the mid 18th century. Robert Gordon has a strong focus on vocational degrees, and brands itself as ‘The Professional University’. It currently has a little over 17,000 students, of whom more than 1,000 are international, enrolled.
Awards for the University include ‘Best Modern University in the UK’ (Times Guide 2012) and ‘Scottish University of the Year’ in 2011. Faculties include the Aberdeen Business School, Faculty of Design & Technology and Faculty of Health and Social Care.
The focus on professional education is shown by the University’s leading graduate employment record. It has been rated as having the highest graduate prospects of any University several times in recent years, and remains top for modern universities. This is achieved through strong links with industry, particularly North Sea gas and oil companies, and year-long work placements that have become standard across all courses.
About University of Roehampton
The University of Roehampton is based on a large parkland campus in south-west London. It became an independent university in 2004, but dates back to four teacher training colleges founded in the 19th century. These separate colleges have remained, and every student joins one of the four when they join the University. Roehampton has a highly international student body of 8,500 students from 110 different countries. The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2016 ranked the University of Roehampton as the best modern university in London.
As a result of its history, teacher training remains a key strength of the University, but it is also highly regarded in the areas of Dance, Biological Anthropology, Drama and English Literature programmes. The Swiss Glion Institute of Higher Education offers undergraduate and postgraduate courses in hospitality, and the University has also recently started offering online courses in business and medical subject areas.
About University of Salford
The University of Salford has a long history of working with industry, improving on its traditional strengths of nursing, engineering and sports medicine. It was founded in its original form in 1850 before being awarded full university status in 1967, and there are currently over 20,000 students enrolled across 60 acres of parkland on the banks of the River Irwell.
Following the results of the 2015 National Student Survey, 83% of Salford graduates were satisfied with their time at the University, a rise of 5% on 2014. Improvements were also made in all subject areas, with 100% satisfaction in Media Technology, Petroleum and Mechanical Engineering, Professional Studies Nursing and Social Work and Architecture Design and Technology.
Salford was one of the first universities to offer a ‘sandwich’ degree, a year-long work placement, while its most recent development is MediaCityUK, which allows students to work and study with numerous companies in order to gain vital experience and contacts.
About University of Sheffield
The University of Sheffield is a world famous institution located in the north of England, one of the original 'red brick' universities and a member of the elite Russell Group. Ranked in the world's top 100 universities by the QS World University Rankings, the University of Sheffield was founded by the merger of three colleges in 1905 and currently has almost 29,000 students enrolled from over 120 countries. Sheffield students voted the University number one for student experience in a Times survey.
The University of Sheffield boasts five Nobel Prize winners in its departments, as well as six Queen’s Anniversary Prizes. It is currently the lead institution for systems engineering, smart materials and stem cell technology in a network of research universities around the world and, several firms, such as Boeing, Rolls-Royce and The Welcome Trust, are big investors because of its engineering strength, providing strong links with industry in many courses and departments.
About Sheffield Hallam University
Sheffield Hallam University is one of the largest and most popular universities in the UK, with over 34,000 students from more than 100 countries enrolled. It is also regarded as one of the best modern universities in the north of England and has eight subjects ranked in the top 20 in the UK (The Times and Sunday Times University League Table 2015).
Sheffield Hallam's courses are designed in consultation with industry experts and offer opportunities to undertake internships and consultancy projects. Many courses are accredited by professional bodies including Sony, BP, Cisco, BBC, Shell and HSBC. These often offer a direct route to professional accreditation or membership of that body.
93% of graduates are in employment or further study within six months of graduation, while a package of discounts and scholarships for undergraduate and postgraduate students are also available.
About University of Southampton
The University of Southampton is situated in the city of Southampton, on the south coast of England. It is a founding member of the Russell Group and Worldwide Universities Network, and currently has around 20,000 students enrolled, of which 2,000 are international from more than 100 different countries. Southampton is ranked in the top 1% of global universities and currently 87th in the world.
The University is known for being research-intensive and has the only Engineering faculty in the UK to receive the highest rating (5*) across all disciplines in the latest Research Excellence Framework. Southampton is cited as the UK’s leading university for Engineering.
The University of Southampton places great emphasis on inter-disciplinary cooperation and collaboration with industry. Employers are often invited to Open Career Days on campus, while the Southampton Careers Service offers free advice to all University of Southampton students for up to three years after graduation.
About St George's, University of London
St George’s, University of London is the only specialist provider of medical and health sciences higher education in the UK, providing education, training and world class research. The institution itself is attached to St George’s Hospital, one of the UK’s largest and busiest teaching hospitals, and was founded in 1733.
As well as a standard medical degree, St George’s offers a number of related subjects, such as Biomedical Science, Midwifery and Paramedic Science. St George’s boasts impressive employment statistics, with 96% of students across all subjects going on to employment or further study six months after graduating, with the proportion increasing to 100% for medical graduates.
An Advanced Patient Simulator allows students to practice their medical skills on real-life situations, working with computer-controlled mannequins that simulate a wide range of health problems. State-of-the-art labs also help testing a student’s ability to a wide range of medical tasks.
About University of Surrey
The University of Surrey is a campus university located in south west London and a member of the Russell Group, an organisation who represent 24 of the UK’s leading universities. The University of Surrey was named ‘University of the Year 2015-2016’ in the Times & Sunday Times University Guide and there are currently almost 15,000 students enrolled at two campuses in Stag Hill and Manor Park from 120 different countries, making it one of the most international universities in the UK.
In addition to being named University of the Year, Surrey also excelled in a number of other areas. Exceptional results were seen in student satisfaction, rising entry standards and a high employment rate. The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide has praised the University in the past for being one of “the most innovative universities in the UK: reducing its dependence on state funding, investing £400m to develop the campus in Guildford, and launching a joint venture in China.
About University of Sussex
The University of Sussex was founded in 1961 and is located in Brighton on the south coast of England. There are currently around 13,000 students enrolled from over 120 countries and the University consistently performs well in the International Student Barometer, offering funded work placements as part of its student support and degree programmes.
The University of Sussex is 4th in the UK for employability, while 96% of graduates from the University are in work or further study within six months of graduation. Following the most recent National Student Survey, 87% of students were happy, while 92% said staff were good at explaining things.
Research is a core strength of Sussex, with Nobel Prize winners and fellows of the Royal Society and British Academy among its staff. The University has just finished a major £100 million redevelopment of the main campus, adding more facilities to fit the growing student population. Recent investment has further strengthened Sussex’s research profile, including the opening of institutes for the study of consciousness science, corruption and Middle East studies.
About Teesside University
Teesside University was awarded full university status in 1992 and is situated in Middlesbrough in the north-east of England. Over 30,000 full and prt-time students are currently enrolled and it was the first modern university to win a Times Higher Education Award. Since 1992, it has won nine National Teaching Fellowships for excellence in teaching quality. Teesside University was awarded The Queen's Anniversary Prize in 2013 for outstanding work in the field of enterprise and business engagement.
The University is strong in the areas of forensic science, sport and exercise, computer games design and animation. Many of these are accredited by professional bodies. Teesside University supports graduates in finding employment for at least two years after they leave, and many courses include paid work placements as part of the degree.
About University of Central Lancashire
The University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) is based in Preston, in the north west of the UK. In addition to main city centre campus, it has facilities in Burnley, Westlakes in Cumbria and Llangollen Outdoor Centre in North Wales. Over 30,000 students from 100 different countries are enrolled, making it one of the largest student bodies in the country.
UCLan became the first modern university to be named in the QS World Rankings in 2010, and is currently in the top 4% of global universities. Over 400 undergraduate and 200 postgraduate courses are available, and the University has been a leader in developing emerging disciplines such as Fashion and Forensic Science, as well as newer additions such as Dentistry and Aerospace Engineering.
The University has a reputation for scientific research and utilises two observatories in the UK and one in Africa in order to conduct astrophysics research with NASA, as well as being a partner in a nanotechnology research team in China.
About University of West London
The University of West London is based in Ealing and Brentford, West London, and after merging with several other local colleges, it was awarded full university status in 1992. When changing its name to The University of West London in 2011, it was awarded the most improved modern university for student satisfaction in 2011's National Student Survey. It currently hosts 12,000 students from over 100 different countries.
The University of West London was recently ranked the number one modern university in London and awarded the Queen’s Prize for contributions to hospitality. It is also particularly well known for producing musicians and music producers with artists such as Freddie Mercury and Pete Townshend amongst its alumni. Nursing is another strength, with students in the subject making up nearly a quarter of the student population.
About University of the West of Scotland
The University of the West of Scotland (UWS) was formed in August 2007 by the merging of the University of Paisley with Bell College. With about 19,500 are currently enrolled, of which 1,400 are international. It is the largest modern university in Scotland and is spread across four campuses in Ayr, Dumfries, Hamilton and Paisley.
The University has six academic schools and, following the last National Student Survey, 84% of students were happy with UWS. Chemical, Process and Energy Engineering, Chemistry, Cinematics & Photography and Civil Engineering were also top in the Scottish sector for overall satisfaction.
The University of the West Scotland is one of Scotland's most vocational higher education institutions, boasting strong links with industrial and commercial partners. Students can take the option of a year's paid work placement as part of many degrees. Computing is a key strength, now formally acknowledged by an excellent teaching assessment. The institution also has Scotland’s largest school of health, nursing and midwifery.
About University of Westminster
The University of Westminster was formed from the first polytechnic in Britain, and became a full university in 1992. It is spread over four campuses, three of which are in central London. There are more than 23,000 students from 150 countries currently enrolled on a variety of programmes ranging from undergraduate and postgraduate courses to tailored professional programmes and short courses.
Subjects maintain a strong vocational focus, with longer modules including work-based skills and integration with practical activity. Undergraduates are able to conduct research during their degree and the University has achieved fame for its media studies and fashion degrees, both of which are rated as being some of the best in the world. Having celebrated its 175th anniversary in 2013, Westminster continues to invest heavily in all facilities from accommodation to the restoration of one of the first cinemas in Britain within the Regent Campus.
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