Past attendees June 2018
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 Bournemouth University
Bournemouth University (BU) is one of the UK’s leading modern universities; we create forward- thinking graduates with the skills and flexibility to succeed throughout their career. Our courses are designed with direct input from employers, and we recognise the importance of work experience as part of your degree.
The BU community includes around 17,800 students; with approximately 2,600 international students from over 120 countries. Our four faculties offer degrees in creative, professional, technological, scientific and humanities specialisms. We are ranked in the top 150 young universities in the world according to the THE Young University Rankings, and rose 18 places in The Guardian University Guide 2017.
There are many reasons why so many international students choose BU. Studying at Bournemouth University will give you the opportunity to progress into some of the most exciting careers, such as Computer Animation & Visual Effects, Media Production & Communication, Forensic & Archaeology, Sports & Events Management, History, International Business and Management, Politics & Social Studies, and much more.
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 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 Cranfield University
An investment in advancing your career is a life-changing decision. By joining Cranfield University’s global reputation you will be taking your first steps to building strong relationships with some of the world’s most prestigious companies in industry. Cranfield University can open doors for you.
As an exclusively postgraduate university, we offer you the opportunity to invest wisely in your future in one of the areas we are most passionate about. We are passionate in aerospace, defence and security, energy and power, environment and agrifood, manufacturing, transport systems and water.What makes Cranfield unique? The Cranfield Management MSc has been ranked 1st in the UK and 7th in the world by The Economist WhichMBA? Masters in Management 2017 ranking
Our Flagship MBA is Ranked 9 in the UK, 19 in Europe and 57 in the world. (FT 2016 Global MBA rankings)
81% of our research is classed as world-leading or internationally excellent by REF (Research Excellence Framework, 2014)
We are ranked in the top five of UK universities for commercial research income.
About University of Cumbria
The University of Cumbria was formed in 2007 and has campuses in Carlisle, Lancaster and Ambleside, all in the north-west of England around the scenic Lake District. The University also has specialist teacher-education centre in London, which is rated as one of the UK’s best by Ofsted.
The University of Cumbria prides itself on a ‘small and friendly’ image, with little over 8,000 students spread across its six campuses. As it was formed from several existing institutions, Cumbria has varied specialist faculties, ranging from agriculture and forestry to teacher training and English. The University of Cumbria also has a close relationship with the local creative arts community, which in turn gives art, design and media programmes a boost.Cumbria London Campus
Although the University of Cumbria's roots are firmly placed in the North of England, they also provide outstanding teacher training and professional policing qualifications in London.
About University of Derby
The University of Derby is an ambitious, innovative and modern university offering a real world learning experience which is of the highest standard. Studying with us enhances your career prospects, raises your professional status, broadens your global outlook and gives you a great sense of personal achievement.
Granted university status in 1992, Derby was awarded ‘Gold’ – the top rating – in the UK’s first-ever Teaching Excellence Framework, placing us in the top 20% in the country. We are also proud to be named among the top 27 international institutions in the Global Teaching Excellence Awards and as a top 20 UK university for teaching quality in The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2017.
Our wide-ranging portfolio delivers a choice of subjects which is among the most comprehensive in the UK and includes first-of-their-kind courses. You can study at both undergraduate and postgraduate level and even combine two subjects into one degree if you want the flexibility of a joint honours course.
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 Anglia
The University of East Anglia (UEA) is an internationally renowned university based in a campus which provides world-class academic, social and cultural facilities to over 15,000 students from more than 100 countries.
The University is ranked 14th in the Complete University Guide 2019, in the top 200 universities in the world (Times Higher Education World Rankings 2015-18), and its teaching was recently voted Gold in the Teaching Excellence Framework 2017-2020.
Located in 362 acres of parkland, just three miles from the beautiful and historic city of Norwich, the safe campus boasts award-winning accommodation, the Sainsbury’s Centre for Visual Arts; a state- of-the-art public art gallery and the largest indoor Sports complex of any UK university.
With international standards of excellence in teaching and research, outstanding facilities and comprehensive support, the University of East Anglia offers a truly unrivalled study experience.
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 University of Exeter
The University of Exeter was founded in 1955, although its complete history dates back as far as 1900. At present around 20,000 students from over 140 countries study at the University’s three campuses in the South West of England. Despite being relatively young, Exeter is a member of the UK’s elite Russell Group and is in the top 1% of universities worldwide.
Six academic colleges offer study opportunities at undergraduate, masters and research level in a wide range of subjects across science, humanities and social sciences. The University of Exeter has a longstanding international approach, with many courses offering the opportunity to study abroad. All students are offered foreign language tuition, either as part of their chosen degree or as a separate evening class. Graduate prospects are further improved by a focus on career management skills and the possibility of work placements and internships as part of the degree programme.
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 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 University of Greenwich
Based on a world heritage site by the bank of the Thames, the University of Greenwich has two campuses in London and Kent hosting around 20,000 students from over 100 countries.
The University of Greenwich performed well in the most recent National Student Survey, with Greenwich staff notably good at explaining things, while courses are intellectually stimulating and lecturers enthusiastic at making their subjects interesting. The University also scores highly for student satisfaction, with Business Administration; English Language and English Language Teaching; Computer Security and Forensics; Computing with Games Development; Financial Mathematics; Midwifery; and Public Health. Two of the university’s Diploma of Higher Education courses in Children’s Nursing, and Nursing Studies achieving 100% scores.
The University of Greenwich has won three Queen’s Anniversary Prizes for Higher and Further Education and is continuing to expand its campuses and facilities with a further £150million of improvements currently under way.
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 Heriot-Watt University
Heriot-Watt University is the eighth oldest higher education institution in the UK and originated as the School of Arts of Edinburgh, the world’s first mechanics institute, in 1821. In 1966 it became a university by Royal Charter. More than a third of Heriot-Watt’s 7,000 Edinburgh campus students are from outside the UK and this international focus is also demonstrated by the 10,000 students from 150 different countries worldwide studying on its international programmes.
The University boasts multiple campuses, with three in Scotland, one in London, an MBA campus in Malaysia and another in Dubai. Heriot-Watt won an award from the Scottish Council of Development and Industry because of its international focus and it also performs well in physical sciences, mathematics, business and management, engineering and the built environment.
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.
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About Keele University
Keele University was the first new UK university of the 20th century and was founded to promote interdisciplinary and multi-disciplinary scholarship. Keele pioneered the Dual Honours degree, which is still taken by around 70% of students. Single honours degrees are also available, as is a multi-disciplinary foundation year.
10,000 students from over 140 countries are enrolled at the University, and almost all undergraduates can study abroad for a semester in one of 50 partner universities. Keele consistently impresses in the university rankings, and is currently 40th in the highly regarded Times Higher Education Guide. Following the last National Student Survey, Keele scored an impressive 95%, compared to the national average of 86%.
Keele University is set across 600-acres of parkland, with extensive woods, lakes and beautiful parkland all featuring. The central feature of the estate is the 19th century Keele Hall, registered by English Heritage as Grade II.
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 Kingston University
Kingston is an inclusive and vibrant university, recognised for its excellent teaching, ranks highly in the world’s list of young universities and has several UK-leading courses. Located in the outskirts of London, our diverse student populace enjoy the best of one of the world’s greatest cities. We offer a wide range of undergraduate and postgraduate courses, several of which are rated the best in the country by The Guardian University Guide 2019. View the course list page to see the extensive offerings across our faculties.
Kingston University’s teaching has been recognised as outstanding by winning The Guardian University Award 2017 for teaching excellence. Courses are also brought to life by interactive learning facilities such as the Bloomberg trading room, the flight simulator, an in-built hospital ward and music recording studio.
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 is ranked in the top 10 in all three major national league tables, and is also highly ranked in international league tables such as the QS World Rankings. The University 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.
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 London Metropolitan University
London Metropolitan University places students at the centre of everything they do. The University is proud of a vibrant, multicultural and socially diverse community, and welcomes applicants regardless of age or background. Most courses at London Met are offered on both a full-time and part-time basis, in order to best meet your needs.
London Met’s focus on teaching quality has seen it ranked above some of the capital’s most prestigious institutions for teaching excellence. The University scored above universities including Imperial College London, King’s College London, University College London, Queen Mary and the London School of Economics in the 2016 Sunday Times Good University Guide’s category for teaching excellence.
The University maintain strong industry links to ensure you gain vital professional experience while you learn, with courses carefully crafted to incorporate new and emerging industry trends and practice.
Located in the centre of London, the University has three campuses and is comprised of six schools; the Cass School of Art, Architecture and Design in Aldgate, the School of Business and Law in Moorgate; and the Schools of Computing and Digital Media, Human Sciences, Social Professions and Social Sciences in Holloway.
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 multiple times by the Times Good University Guide.
The University has also been shortlisted for ‘University of the Year’ by THE which celebrates outstanding examples of best practice across a range of higher education activity. It was also nominated in the ‘Entrepreneurial University of the Year’ category, which celebrates the development of an enterprise culture within higher education institutions.
About Manchester Metropolitan University
Manchester Metropolitan University is one of the largest universities in the UK with over 37,000 students from 130 countries currently enrolled. The University has links with over 70 professional bodies and associations, recognising both the quality and practical focus of the course provision, with over 1,800 students per year taking a work placement sandwich. It has more professionally accredited courses than any other UK university and in 2014/15 over 800 jobs were advertised to students and graduates.
Manchester is one of the top 30 places to visit in the world, according to the New York Times, and new academic buildings have so far been nominated 17 awards, winning six. The University is split into eight faculties for areas such as Business and Law, Humanities Languages and Social Science and Art. The central campus is located in Manchester city centre, with a second campus in Cheshire. Manchester is one of the largest providers of science, engineering and technology education in the UK and an international leader in clothing design and technology.
About Newcastle University
Newcastle University was granted university status in 1963 and currently has just over 20,000 students enrolled, of which 4,000 are international. The University is in the north-east of England and is a member of the prestigious Russell Group of research-intensive universities.
Newcastle University is in the top 1% of universities worldwide and overall satisfaction at the University is at 91%, one of the highest scores in the country. A survey from 2013/14 from Graduate Destinations also showed 94% of Newcastle University leavers were in employment or further study six months after graduating.
As a result of its origins as the School of Medicine and Surgery, one of Newcastle’s main strengths remains medicine. It currently works in partnership with the University of Durham and was selected as a national centre to demonstrate good practices in medical tuition. Cancer research facilities are some of the best in the country and Newcastle is in the top five in the UK for hospital and laboratory-based subjects.
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
With around 35,000 students from over 140 countries, Northumbria University is one of the UK’s largest and most successful universities. Northumbria has a rich history going back through its constituent colleges to the late nineteenth century. It was founded as Newcastle Polytechnic in 1969 and inaugurated as a university in 1992.
Offering courses in most major subject areas such as Engineering, Computing, Sciences, Business, Law, Design, Built and Natural Environment, Arts, Social Sciences, Psychology, Sport, Health and many more. Our lecturers are experts in their field and passionate about teaching. Many of our courses carry professional accreditation and as well as postgraduate courses which require a subject specific first degree, we offer a range of 'conversion' masters for those who are considering a change of direction. Northumbria is the only Business School in Europe with double recognition for Accounting and Business from AACSB.
Northumbria’s consistently excellent performance in UK quality audits places it at the very top among modern universities.
About Nottingham Trent University
Nottingham Trent University is spread across three campuses, two in Nottingham and one just outside the city, and it is one of the largest universities in the UK with 28,000 students currently enrolled. Nottingham Trent was originally founded in 1843 before officially gaining full university status in 1992. 92% of Nottingham Trent students would recommend studying at at the University following the National Student Survey.
Nottingham Trent University is best known for its Art and Design, Fashion and creative arts programmes, but it also hosts one of the UK’s largest law schools. The University also does well in sports, with strong performances in the British University and College Sport leagues. The University recently received one of the biggest grants to a post-1992 university in order to continue its work on cancer diagnosis and therapy.
Nottingham Trent are partnered with 50 academic institutions across 40 countries, with some programmes at the University also offering the chance for students to study abroad.
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 Plymouth University
Plymouth University is one of the largest universities in the UK, with over 23,000 students, including around 2,000 international students from over 100 countries, enrolled. It can trace its roots back to the Plymouth School of Navigation, founded in 1862 and was formally given full university status in 1992.
Plymouth was awarded the Queen's Anniversary Prize in 2012 for its worldwide reputation for marine and maritime education and research and 11 subjects were recently rated among the top ten in the UK for student satisfaction. The city is also ranked 11th in the UK for most cost-effective places to study. Over 12,000 Plymouth University students per year benefit from placements and work-based learning.
It is currently the only post-1992 university to have its own medical school, and has strong partnerships with other universities and institutions in the south west. Various departments have undergone much development in recent years, particularly the library and student union, faculties of Health and Education and Society and Marine Science.
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 Queen Mary, University of London
Queen Mary, University of London is the third largest college of the University of London, with the main based in the east of the city. It is a member of the Russell Group of research universities and has roots dating back to 1785. Queen Mary has a strong international reputation, with 23% of its 16,000 students coming from over 150 countries.
Queen Mary has the world’s largest academic health science centre, and is well known for medical teaching and research at Barts and the London School of Medicine and Dentistry. The Medical School at Queen Mary includes special departments in cardiology, infectious diseases, surgery and dentistry. The School of Dentistry recently moved into brand new state-of-the-art facilities.
About Queen's University Belfast
Queen's University Belfast is a member of the prestigious Russell Group of universities and located in Belfast, the Northern Ireland capital. Queen's University was founded in its original form in 1845 and gained formal university status in 1908. 24,000 students from over different 80 countries are currently enrolled and the University was recently ranked 23rd on the Times Higher Education’s list of the 100 most international universities in the world.
The University has won the Queen’s Anniversary Prize for Higher and Further Education on five occasions, while the institution is a Top 50 UK employer for women and leading UK universities in tackling the unequal representation of women in science and engineering.
Queen’s University Belfast has a strong focus on employability, offering programmes such as Degree Plus, which recognises extracurricular activities and work experience as part of a degree, and numerous career workshops with employers and alumni.
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 established within the top 200 universities in the world 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 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 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 8,000 students from 110 different countries. The Complete University Guide 2018 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 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 Royal Holloway, University of London
Royal Holloway, University of London, is ranked in the top 30 of all UK universities. Through world-class research that expands minds and changes lives, the dedication of our teachers and the feel of the Royal Holloway experience, ours is a community that inspires individuals to succeed academically, socially and personally.
The university was founded by two social reformers who championed the principles of excellence and inclusivity. Their vision lives on today. As one of the UK’s leading research intensive universities we are home to some of the world’s foremost authorities in the sciences, arts, business, economics and law. We are strengthened by diversity, and welcome students and academics who travel from all over the world to study and work here, ensuring an international and multi-cultural perspective on campus.
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 Solent University
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. Solent continues to produce internationally significant research in this area.
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 24,000 students enrolled, of which 2,000 are international from more than 100 different countries. Southampton is ranked in the top 1% of global universities.
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 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 was named ‘University of the Year' for 2016 in the Times & Sunday Times University Guide. 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 excels 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.”
The University of Surrey also has a Professional Training placement programme. It boasts over 2,300 partners across the globe and provides opportunities for students to out their skills into practice and to experience a real working environment.
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 Swansea University
Swansea University is based in south Wales and currently has almost 17,000 students enrolled on a large single campus. Traditional strength lies in research output across the areas of Life Sciences, Health and Engineering. The University boasts one of the only supercomputers in the world dedicated to life sciences research, and the physics department benefits from strong links with the Large Hadron Collider at CERN.
Established in 1920, Swansea University has international links with over 100 institutions worldwide, allowing students to study abroad and researchers to collaborate on a larger scale. The University was named University of the Year by the Whatuni? Student Choice awards in 2014 and was given five stars for its excellence by the QS University Guide.
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 University of West London
The University of West London draws on a heritage of 150 years in teaching and professional education.
UWL has a reputation for high-quality education closely linked to employment. We aim to inspire our students to become innovative professionals, connecting them to exciting and rewarding careers. Based in the heart of one of the UK’s most successful business regions, the University has highly qualiﬁed staff with a wealth of experience in their respective disciplines and strong connections to their industries. Everything we do is designed to equip our students with both the academic knowledge and practical skills to succeed in their chosen careers. We are The Career University.
The University is home to a number of courses in Business, Computing and Engineering, Film, Media and Design, Hospitality and Tourism, Human and Social Sciences, Law and Criminology, Music and Healthcare.
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.
About University of York
The University of York is based in the historic city of York and is a member of the prestigious Russell Group, one of the 24 leading research universities in the UK. Established in 1963, York is a collegiate university and students belong to one of nine colleges who provide accommodation and academic departments. There are around 16,000 students currently enrolled.
A former winner of the University of the Year award from both Times Higher Education and the Sunday Times, York is also just one of six post-war universities to have appeared in the world’s top 100 universities. The University has also won the Queen’s Anniversary Prize for research in Archaeology, Computer Science and Health Economics.
York also place a huge focus on extra-curricular activity, with free second language tuition in the first year, a strong sporting provision and the York Award, which aims to improve employability through work placements and volunteering activities.
About York St John University
York St John University descends from two Anglican teacher training colleges, which were founded in York in 1841 (for men) and 1846 (for women). It was awarded university status in 2006 and is located on a single campus in the historic city of York. It currently has around 6,000 students enrolled.
As a result of the University’s continuing religious and teaching traditions, theology, nursing, life sciences and education are the most popular and well known subjects. The Faculty of Arts performs well nationally and was recently awarded national centre for excellence status in creativity. The campus itself has recently finished a £91 million investment with further works planned.
About St. George’s University
St. George’s University Founded as an independent School of Medicine in 1976, St. George’s University opened its doors to students beginning in January 1977. It has evolved into a top center of international education, drawing students and faculty from 140 countries to the Caribbean island of Grenada, in the West Indies. Students attending SGU enjoy the benefits of a thriving multicultural environment on the True Blue campus, offering all the amenities and technologically advanced facilities of a world-class institution. The University’s more than 17,000 graduates include physicians, veterinarians, scientists, and public health and business professionals across the world. The University offers medical and veterinary medical degrees in the Schools of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine, and independent and dual graduate degrees in the sciences, public health, and business. Undergraduate degree programs are also available through its School of Arts and Sciences, and students may build on their education by pursuing a degree in the School of Graduate Studies. The University programs are accredited and approved by many governing authorities, and SGU is affiliated with educational institutions worldwide, including in the United States, the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, and Ireland.
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