Participating Universities May 2018
About University of Aberdeen
The University of Aberdeen was founded in 1495, making it the third oldest university in Scotland and fifth oldest in the UK. Five Nobel Prize winners are associated with the University and students electing to study at Aberdeen would be joining a varied and thriving community of around 12,000 students from around the world.
The University of Aberdeen offers first class learning resources situated in a beautiful campus. At the main campus you will find ancient buildings side by side with modern, newly refurbished laboratories, excellent computing facilities and the latest library technology. Social and sporting facilities are of a high standard with over 150 sports clubs and societies available for students to join.
Roughly half of University of Aberdeen students study medicine, science or engineering, with arts and social sciences also popular. A cosmopolitan atmosphere of Scottish and English students alongside 120 different nationalities ensures an exciting multi-cultural atmosphere, with Aberdeen’s remote location attractive to students from all over the world.
About ARU London
ARU London offers an exciting portfolio of undergraduate and postgraduate degree programmes in business and finance. Choose to specialise in international business, accounting, marketing, law or HRM. Also on offer are full-time and part-time ACCA (Association of Chartered Certified Accountants) courses.
Study for degrees in hospitality and healthcare disciplines with guaranteed work placements within the industry, linking academic learning with the reality of the industry workplace.
ARU London's ethos is simple: to provide highly competitively priced, top quality business education geared to the contemporary student’s need for flexibility as well as the employer’s need for direct relevance.
About Bath Spa University
Bath Spa University focuses primarily on arts and humanities subjects and was founded in its most original form in 1852 before officially becoming a university in 2005. Bath Spa has several campuses in and around the city, with the main centre being Newton Park, completed in 2014, which features some of the best digital media related teaching facilities in the UK.
Bath Spa University is home to just over 7,500 students from over 40 different countries. This relatively small size means that Bath Spa remains a personal and intimate university with strong focus on teaching and student welfare. Student satisfaction is currently 89% across all subjects, while teaching is rated 90% positive.
Bath Spa University was recently crowned one of the top six creative universities in the UK by ‘Which? University’ Guide, with activities such as music, theatre, dance, choirs and visual arts playing a large part of university life.
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 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
Founded in 1876, the University of Bristol combines a proud tradition of academic excellence with an independent and forward-thinking spirit.
Situated in the heart of Bristol, the University is one of the 24 members of the research-intensive Russell Group. It is one of the original ‘red brick’ universities - six institutions founded in the major industrial cities of England - and regularly ranks among the best in the UK in major league tables.
Bristol is one of the top 50 universities in the world (QS World Rankings 2018) with excellent graduate employment rates, and the completion rate is among the highest in the country (Times Good University Guide 2018). 87% of students are awarded either a First or 2:1 (who completed their first degree in 2015/16).
23,000 students currently study at the University from more than 120 countries, with many courses offering the option to study abroad for a year or a semester.
About Brunel University London
Brunel University London is located in Uxbridge, north-west London, and is one of the UK’s most ambitious, forward-looking universities, with a strong focus on employability after graduation. Currently home to just under 15,000 students from over 100 countries, Brunel graduates currently benefit from the 13th highest starting salaries upon graduation in the UK.
Almost all courses are available as a four year ‘sandwich’, with one year’s work placement before graduation, while over £400 million worth of investment has recently been completed to create an exciting state-of-the-art campus providing students with world class teaching, social and sport facilities.
The campus is within walking distance of the London underground, just a short 20-minute ride into the city. An Airport Welcome Service at Heathrow will help students find Brunel at the start of the academic year.
About University of Buckingham
The University of Buckingham is the only independent university with a Royal Charter in the United Kingdom. It continues to operate an Oxbridge-style tutorial system and currently maintains a body of 2,000 students from 90 countries. The University has been leading the UK’s National Student survey for student satisfaction since 2006, with its English, Business, and Law Departments all ranking highly.
The main campus is in Buckingham, but foundation-level teaching also takes place in London and Oxford and the University was formed by a group of Oxford academics in 1973 inspired by the American college model. As an independent university, its staff-to-student ratio is currently 1:10.4 - much lower than many other institutions in the UK.1 + 2 Foundation and Undergraduate Degree Pathway
The University of Buckingham offers a unique ‘1+2’ option (a foundation programme and undergraduate degree with honours in just three years). This is made possible due to Buckingham’s innovative term structure, but does not lead to an increased workload for its students on a day-to-day basis.
About Cambridge Education Group
Cambridge Education Group has been helping international students achieve entry into UK universities for over 55 years. CEG provides pre-university education to more than 4,000 students from over 95 countries and is a leading provider of academic, creative and English language programmes in the UK.
Students at Cambridge Education Group have access to the broadest range of UK Education programmes ranging from ‘English language holidays’ for juniors, to traditional academic qualifications such as ‘A-levels’.Cambridge Education Group Centres - ONCAMPUS
ONCAMPUS offer pre-university programmes for students who do not meet the required grades for entry to a UK university. Since 2008, ONCAMPUS have helped over 4,000 students progress onto their desired undergraduate and postgraduate programmes. ONCAMPUS centres are based on the following UK university campuses:Birkbeck, University of London
Goldsmiths, University of London
London South Bank University
Royal Holloway, University of London
Royal Veterinary College
Queen Mary, University of London
University of Central Lancashire
University of Hull
University of Reading
University of Sunderland
The Courtauld Institute of Art
- CATS College
CATS College are leading international sixth form colleges located in Cambridge, London and Canterbury.
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 University of Dundee
The University of Dundee was founded in 1881 and has developed a significant reputation for students entering the traditional professions, most notably law, medicine and dentistry as well as emerging areas such as life sciences. The Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design one of the UK’s top rated art schools, while the University of Dundee School of Medicine is ranked in the top five in the UK.
Based in and around the city of Dundee on the central east coast of Scotland, a focus on vocational and professional degrees means that Dundee scores well in terms of graduate employment and only Oxbridge graduates have higher average starting salaries.
Dundee has scored highly in terms of student satisfaction in recent years and lots of degrees at the University include a career planning and internship option, with students given their own personal development website to work within.
About University of Durham
Durham University is the third oldest university in England and regularly places in the top ten UK university rankings. The University is a recently admitted member of the prestigious Russell Group, as well as numerous other international university organisations, and is considered a traditional alternative to Oxbridge giants Oxford and Cambridge.
Located in the cathedral city of Durham in the north-east of England, the University campus is divided between the main Durham City campus and the Queen’s Campus in nearby Stockton. Durham University has over 17,000 students enrolled, of whom 1,900 are international students from over 150 countries.
Durham University is a collegiate university, with 16 colleges providing residential, social and welfare facilities for their student members, creating a sense of community for staff and students together. Teaching and most research is handled by academic departments and 30% of the 3,000 staff at the University are international.
About University of East London
The University of East London dates back to 1898 and was founded as a university in 1992. It currently has 19,000 students from over 120 countries enrolled, and the campuses at Docklands and Stratford are located in East London, close to the major financial centre of Canary Wharf and the region chosen to host the 2012 Olympics. The Docklands Campus was London's first new university campus in 50 years.
Academic strengths include Anthropology, Architecture and the Visual Arts, Cultural and Media Studies, Education, Psychology and Sports Science. The University is well known for sports, and has had Olympic and Paralympic projects including research, student involvement and sporting partnerships underway since 2005.
About University of Essex
We are Essex: home to the daring and the tenacious, a place for the ambitious and the bold. We’re a close-knit, supportive and welcoming community, with a powerful and pioneering global outlook.
With over 15,500 students from more than 147 different countries, making us one of the most internationally diverse universities on the planet – you’ll find the world in one place here at Essex. Ranked as 22nd in The Times Good University Guide 2018, we’re proud to have provided excellence in research and excellence in education for over 50 years.
At Essex you’re taught by world-leading academics in a supportive and research-intensive environment. We are ranked Gold in the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF 2017) which means we deliver an excellent educational experience. Our trailblazing research continues to change the world for the better and we are ranked 25th in the UK for research quality (TGUG 2018).
About Falmouth University
Falmouth University is a multi-arts university located on the south-west coastline of England, in Cornwall. Based across two campuses in Falmouth and the nearby town of Penryn, it was initially founded in 1902 before officially becoming a university in 2012. Alongside traditional fine art subjects, it now offers degrees in performance, advertising, architecture and marketing.
Falmouth has seen significant redevelopment and investment in recent years and a new Media Centre covering Photography and Animation being opened in 2007. The Exchange is a library and teaching space opened in partnership with the University of Exeter, which also carries out research on digital economy and sustainable design.
Falmouth students recently ranked the University first in the UK for campus environment, library services and student welfare in the Times Higher Education Student Experience Survey.
About GCU London
GCU London is a postgraduate university campus of Glasgow Caledonian University. The campus offers a range of MBA and MSc courses, specialising in the areas of banking, finance, fashion and brand marketing and public health and construction management. All programmes are delivered in a modern environment, with GCU London students benefitting from the same standard of learning experience as those at Glasgow Caledonian University.
Award-winning student support and internationally renowned professor are part of an enriching and diverse learning experience underpinned by a vibrant international and intellectual life.
About University of Glasgow
The University of Glasgow is the fourth oldest university in the English-speaking world, founded in 1451. Based in Scotland’s largest city, the University of Glasgow is one of the world’s top 100 universities and currently has around 25,000 students from over 120 different countries enrolled. Glasgow is also a member of the prestigious Russell Group of UK research universities.
Throughout its history Glasgow has created six Nobel laureates, one Prime Minister, Scotland's inaugural First Minister and the country's first female medical graduates. 96 % of University of Glasgow research-active staff are in areas which have been independently assessed as producing research of international importance.
The University of Glasgow’s main campus is located in the cosmopolitan West End of Glasgow, just three miles from the city centre. The University has more listed buildings than any other university in the UK, and the neo-Gothic main building of the campus was designed by Sir George Gilbert Scott.
About Glasgow Caledonian University
Glasgow Caledonian University was formally awarded university status in 1993, but can trace its history back to 1875. Glasgow Caledonian University is one of the largest universities in Scotland, with almost 17,000 students from over 100 different countries enrolled, and is considered one of the top 10 modern universities in the UK.
Glasgow Caledonian University is known for its excellent links with industry and many courses have accreditation from professional bodies and offer work placements. The University is the largest provider of NHS healthcare graduates in Scotland and is the only university in the country to offer optometry degrees. Glasgow Caledonian is also known for pioneering specialist degrees such as consumer protection, tourism management and fashion marketing.
GCU has the first and only business school in the world to offer triple-accredited degrees in financial services backed by three of the world’s most influential banking and finance professional bodies: the Chartered Banker Institute (the world’s oldest banking institute); the Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment, and the Institute of Operational Risk.
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 around 8,000 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 Harper Adams University
Harper Adams University is a specialist agriculture, agribusiness, engineering, food and rural university based central England, and the University currently has more than 5,000 students enrolled. Harper Adams University was voted University of the Year 2016 in the WhatUni awards.
Undergraduate and postgraduate programmes are available in agriculture and crops, animal studies, business, management and marketing, countryside, environment and wildlife, engineering, food studies, geography, rural estate, property and land management and veterinary studies.
Harper Adams University performs very well in a number of national rankings. Its graduate employment rate is currently 96.2%, student satisfaction is 90% and it is in the top five most safe and most welcoming UK universities.
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.
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About University of Kent
The University of Kent is located just outside Canterbury in south-east England and was founded in 1965. Because of its location in the UK, Kent is known as the ‘The UK’s European University’, giving students plenty of opportunity to travel to Europe and beyond. The University offers numerous opportunities to travel and study at over 100 European partner institutions, while work placements are also encouraged both in the UK and around the world.
Kent is ranked amongst the top 80 'under 50' universities by the Times Higher Education and in the 2015 National Student Survey, the University ranked fifth overall, being in a select group of universities to score 90% or above.
Kent is continually expanding its facilities and courses offered. A secondary campus in Medway is shared with Canterbury Christ Church and Greenwich Universities is home to the new School of Pharmacy and a Faculty of Arts. Recent investment has taken place in refreshing the iconic Templeman Library and building new facilities for sculpture and music.
About King's College London
King’s College London is England’s third oldest university having been founded by King George IV and the Duke of Wellington in 1829. It is ranked 23rd in the QS World University Rankings 2018 and has 12 Nobel Prize laureates among its alumni and current and former faculty. It is spread across five campuses in central London and currently has over 26,000 students enrolled.
King’s College London has played a major role in many of the advances that have shaped modern life, such as the discovery of the structure of DNA, and it is now the largest centre for the education of doctors, dentists and other healthcare professionals in Europe. It is also home to six Medical Research Council centres – the most of any British university - and hosts the largest dental school in Europe and the oldest professional school of nursing in the world. Studying at King’s College London will open up a number of opportunities to study around the world. The University has over 150 global partner institutions allowing you to study abroad for a semester, a year or a summer.
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 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 Lancaster University
Lancaster University is located in the north west of England near the major cities of Manchester and Liverpool. It was established in 1964 as a collegiate university with a reputation for innovation. Lancaster University is a one of the few UK universities to run a collegiate system which consists of eight undergraduate colleges and one postgraduate college. Over 12,000 students from over 100 countries are currently enrolled and all members of staff are college members and many are actively involved in collegiate life.
Lancaster University is ranked in the top 1% of universities worldwide, and recently scored 91% on the National Student Survey for final year students, placing it among the top ten in the UK. Lancaster is the number one university in the north west and University accommodation has won 'Best University Halls' in the National Student Housing Survey for the last six years. It was named Times University of the Year for 2018 by the Times Good University Guide.
Lancaster University is noted for the flexibility of its degree courses, with many students choosing to take a second or third subject in their first year before specialising on one area in the second and third year.
About University of Leeds
Established in 1904, the University of Leeds has an international reputation for excellence in teaching and research and is part of the prestigious Russell Group of research intensive universities.
Leeds is one of the largest universities in country, with 33,000 students currently enrolled from over 140 countries, while its single campus location is spread out over 98 acres just one mile from the busy city centre. Campus facilities include excellent teaching space, four libraries, a state-of-the-art swimming pool and fitness centre called ‘The Edge’ and ‘stage@leeds’ which is a contemporary performance space.
The University of Leeds offers one of the widest selections of courses available across all UK universities, from English Language and a International Foundation Year to hundreds of Undergraduate and Postgraduate degree options and PhD opportunities. Degrees from the University of Leeds are respected by employers and universities all over the world and alumni can be found in positions of influence across the globe.
About Leeds Beckett University
Leeds Beckett University gained university status in 1992 and traces its roots back to the 1824 Leeds Mechanical Institute. Based across two main campuses in the city, there are currently 25,000 students from over 125 countries currently enrolled, making it one of the largest universities in the UK.
The University places a strong focus on employability after graduation and all courses include at least two weeks of work-related learning per year. Work placements are encouraged and very popular, with nearly half of all students taking a sandwich course. Leed’s stated aims are to have every graduate enterprising, digitally literate and with a global outlook.
Leeds Beckett University has nine teaching fellows and seven prestigious Higher Education Academy (HEA) national teacher fellows. Following the most recent National Student Survey, student satisfaction at the school is 81%. In addition, 93.7% of Leeds Beckett graduates are in work or further study six months after graduating.
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 22,000 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 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 27,000 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 Brookes University
Oxford Brookes is a vibrant, modern university that attracts over 3,500 international students from more than 150 different countries. Oxford Brookes University has been named as one of the top 50 young universities in the world by the QS World University Rankings 2018 – and is the only UK university to make the list.
Oxford Brookes offer a diverse range of undergraduate and postgraduate courses designed to stimulate and inspire. In addition, the University offers a guaranteed place on an Oxford Brookes University bachelor's degree if you pass an international foundation programme with the appropriate grades.
Oxford is a great place to be a student - rich in heritage yet focused on the present day with a vibrant, cosmopolitan atmosphere. The University have a long standing reputation for employability, and are host to two national centres of excellence in teaching and learning.
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 23,000 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 15,000 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 Regent's University London
Regent’s University London is London’s only independent, not-for-profit university, with a highly cosmopolitan community based in royal Regent’s Park and Marylebone. Our campus in Regent’s Park, set in 11 acres of secluded private garden, is in easy reach of all that this exciting European city has to offer.
Our students study in a supportive, personal environment and go on to enter the world of work as entrepreneurs and leaders who think and operate globally. We provide superb quality University accommodation in central London. Regent’s is small and intimate enough to feel like a home away from home, and we are proud to welcome students of more than 140 nationalities.
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 14,000 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 Royal Agricultural University
The Royal Agricultural University is the oldest agricultural college in the English speaking world and has four separate schools hosting undergraduate, postgraduate and foundation courses in agriculture, business, equine and real estate & land management.
The Royal Agricultural University has been a leader in agricultural studies since its formation in 1845, and now hosts over 1,000 students every year from 40 different countries. The University maintains strong links with industry, offering work placements and unique networking opportunities to all.
The RAU has one of the highest levels of spending per student and an excellent rating of 79.3% in the 2015 National Student Survey for teaching excellence and 85.6% for the student experience, as rated by final year students. 97.5% of Royal Agricultural University graduates are in employment or further study within six months of leaving.
About Sheffield Hallam University
Sheffield Hallam University is one of the largest and most popular universities in the UK, with over 30,000 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).
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 Southampton Solent University
Southampton Solent University was established in 2004 and currently has around 10,000 students from 100 countries enrolled. It has a strong reputation for ‘non-traditional’ subjects, offering courses in computer and video games design, comedy writing and performance and yacht and power craft design.
Maritime subjects make up the University’s biggest programmes, with an internationally recognised training and research facility for shipping and offshore oil industries part of the main campus. It is also one of the best University yachting institutions and the student team has won the national yachting championships four times in the last six years. Southampton Solent continues to produce internationally significant research in this area.
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 St Mary’s University, Twickenham
St Mary’s University is a modern, friendly institution with a caring atmosphere, a strong academic record and high student satisfaction rates. St Mary’s mission is to provide a high quality academic and professional education, inspired by a Catholic ethos and values as London’s only Catholic University.
Students of St Mary's benefit from over 165 years of tradition and expertise in teaching at a historic and scenic campus based in Twickenham. With a campus also based in Greater London, St Mary’s is both local and global. St Mary’s has nearly 6,000 students across four academic Schools offering 34 undergraduate degree programmes, 24 postgraduate programmes, available to study on a full-time and part-time basis, as well as study abroad and Erasmus programmes.
Undergraduate students also have the option of undertaking practical part-time work placements organised by the Centre for Workplace Learning which links academic learning to personal and professional development, aiding future career prospects.
About Study Group
Study Group International Study Centres provide specialist degree preparation for long-term career success. Undergraduate and postgraduate study is available alongside pre-master and foundation programmes for international students. 88% of successful Study Group students progress to the UK university of their choice.
The foundation and year one programmes are designed to prepare international students for undergraduate degree-level study at UK universities, while pre-masters programmes provide progression to a postgraduate degree.
Working with university partners and their own prestigious Bellerbys College, Study Group is the largest provider of international students to UK Higher Education institutions.
Study Group university partners performed extremely well in this year’s Times and Sunday Times Rankings for 2016, with the University of Surrey winning the University of the Year award and a place in the top 10, while Sussex, Lancaster and Leeds achieved top-20 positions.
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. 18,000 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 Ulster University
Ulster University is located in Northern Ireland has four campuses in Belfast, Coleraine, Magee College and Jordanstown, and a fifth virtual campus, Campus One, online. Each campus has a different focus, meaning that students will generally spend their entire time at the University on a single site, and more than 2,000 international students from over 50 countries are currently enrolled.
Over 90% of Ulster graduates are in work or further study six months after graduation, and more than 4,000 students have successfully completed eLearning courses at Ulster University. The Times Higher Education 100 Under 50 rankings classified Ulster as a leading modern University and in the top 100 globally.
The University of Ulster place a strong focus on employability, with many courses receiving professional accreditation and including work placements. This also leads to certain unique facilities, like FireSERT: a postgraduate teaching and PhD programme which focuses on fire safety science and engineering.
About UWE Bristol
UWE Bristol is a thriving, modern university, offering a wide range of highly respected courses and employment-enhancing opportunities. Based in one of the UK’s most vibrant cities, UWE Bristol is a well-established university, with over 27,000 students, 250,000 alumni and 3,000 staff. Students study at Bristol from all over the UK, as well as from 140 different countries around the world, making this a diverse and interesting place to come and study.Teaching
With more than 600 courses available at undergraduate, postgraduate, professional and short course level, Bristol offer a broad range of subjects across the arts, creative industries, health, science, business, law, environment and technology disciplines. The University is well known for the quality of its teaching, and for student experience as a whole.
Close links have been built with leading employers such as CERN, Rolls Royce, the NHS, Aardman Animation and the BBC to help develop the right content for our courses and to give students exposure to diverse professional opportunities.
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 20,000 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.
About University of Worcester
The University of Worcester was originally founded as a Teacher Training College in 1946, before being granted full university status in 2005. It is currently one of the fastest growing universities in the UK and more than 10,000 undergraduate, postgraduate and part-time students are enrolled.
University of Worcester graduates continue to enjoy great employability prospects, with 15 out of 16 currently in work or continuing to study within six months of graduating. In 2013, the Guardian awarded Worcester with the contribution to the local community award in recognition of the Hive, the UK’s first public and university library.
Worcester continues to excel in the subjects of Nursing and Midwivery, Psychology, Teacher Education and Sports Science, which recently benefitted from a newly opened 2,000-seat stadium.
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