Past Attendees Feb 2020
The following universities attended UK University fair Feb 2020.
Anglia Ruskin University - ARU is one of the top 350 universities in the world (Times Higher Education World University Rankings) and is an innovative institution which is also considered a ‘rising star’ – one of the institutions predicted to be challenging the global elite by 2030.
Many of our courses are recognised by industry and a large number are professionally accredited. Businesses regularly come back to us for interns, training, research and collaborative programmes. With 84% overall satisfactionin the National Student Survey 2018, our students are some of the most satisfied in the country. We’re one of the largest universities in the East of England and have two main campuses in Chelmsford and Cambridge, each less than an hour away from London. Both cities have been rated in the top ten best places to live in the UK. So come and join our international community of over 100 nationalities and make your ambitions a reality!
Aston University is lively, welcoming and cosmopolitan campus based university situated in the centre of Birmingham, the second largest city in the UK. It was founded in 1895 and in 1966, received the Royal Charter to be a University from Queen Elizabeth II. The campus is home to five schools (Business, Engineering and Applied Sciences, Languages and Social Sciences Life and Health Sciences and the Medical school) which offer foundation, undergraduate, postgraduate taught and research programmes. Aston has more than 11,000 undergraduates and more than 2,000 postgraduate students from over 120 countries.
Aston consistently ranks high in various international league tables. In the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF), 78% of research submitted was evaluated as 'world leading' or 'internationally recognised'.
The University of Birmingham is a beautiful redbrick university, with a leafy green campus, located in the city of Birmingham, just over 150km north of London.
Established in 1900, Birmingham has been challenging and developing great minds for more than a century. Characterised by a tradition of innovation, research at the University has broken new ground, pushed forward the boundaries of knowledge and made an impact on people’s lives. A founding member of the Russell Group and Universitas 21, the University of Birmingham is a prestigious, world leading educational institution, which provides an exceptionally high level of teaching.
Birmingham is renowned for producing highly employable and successful graduates. In 2018-19, the University was the 3rd most targeted university by top employers (The Graduate Market in 2019), demonstrating their commitment to you and your future. The University has also invested £5m in its graduate careers services and successful alumni are offered mentoring and bursaries to support work experience and internships in the UK and overseas.
The University of Bradford is one of the world’s great technology universities, providing high-quality teaching, underpinned by cutting-edge research with practical applications to solve tomorrow’s problems. The University is committed to helping all its students to lead fulfilling lives, become global citizens, and make a difference to the world.
Bradford collaborates closely with local, regional, national and multinational businesses from across all sectors of the global economy ranging from associations with local employers through its employer engagement initiatives, to overseas partnerships including those in Singapore, Poland, Malaysia, Pakistan and India. Global and local partnerships inform the University’s curriculum and provide inspirational work placements.
Students, particularly international students, who do not have the necessary qualifications for enrolling onto a degree course, can apply for the Certificate of International Foundation Studies.
Just like the city we call home, the University of Brighton is a place where different ideas meet. A place where opinions and visions of the world come together to inspire creativity. We encourage our students to discover the topics that excite you the most, then give you the tools and support to explore them in depth.
Courses are innovative and globally relevant, informed by the latest research and industry partnerships. We emphasise hands-on learning, have excellent connections to businesses, and offer salary paid placements and work experience opportunities in the UK and overseas.
With over 50 professional organisations that accredit our courses, students also have the opportunity to gain an additional qualification, a licence to practice or exemption from professional exams. These learning experiences and our environment helps give our students a competitive edge in their chosen career paths.
We are a multi-campus university based across the beautiful south east coast of England, just one hour from 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 13,000 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.
Home of the two-year degree, the University of Buckingham is ranked 1st for Teaching Excellence in the UK*. Close to London and Oxford, Buckingham offer courses in Medicine, Psychology, Law, Business, Computing, Education and Humanities.
The University was established via a Royal Charter and places students at the heart of the learning experience. With Oxbridge-style tutorials, class sizes are kept small to ensure every student can thrive. Buckingham is also ranked 1st in England for Student Satisfaction by The Complete University Guide.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.
The Foundation year can be taken on-campus in Buckingham, or in Central London or Oxford via the University’s partnership with the
The University of Chichester is based across two campuses in Chichester and Bognor Regis and has a history which dates back to 1839, before finally being given university status in 2005. Just over 5,000 students study at Chichester, giving it a intimate and friendly atmosphere.
The Bishop Otter campus in Chichester concentrates on all sports based courses, English, fine art, history, music and theology, while Bognor Regis focuses on teaching, business, management, engineering, film and media degrees.
The University of Chichester has one of the best student satisfaction ratings in the country, as well as impressive graduate employment rates. The Mathematics centre at the university currently works with over 30 countries and has an international reputation for excellence. Gatwick Airport is one hour away by train, while Heathrow can be accessed by travelling into London for a connecting service. Southampton airport is the closest to the University of Chichester and is 45 minutes via car.
City, University of London is located in Islington, north London, with other campuses located around the city. The University was founded in 1894 as the Northampton Institute and was awarded full university status in 1966. It established the first aeronautical laboratory in the UK 100 years ago and now runs the world’s largest Master’s course for the air transport industry.
City, University of London has one of the highest proportions of postgraduate students of any UK university. Most of the courses at undergraduate level include a work placement, offering a fantastic opportunity for students to gain work experience while they study. City, University of London has 18,000 students from over 160 countries enrolled, while teaching staff are drawn from over 40 international locations. Around 30% of the University’s undergraduate and postgraduate students come from outside the EU, representing one of the highest proportions of international students in the UK.
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 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.
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.
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. In 2018, Times Higher Education voted us 'University of the Year'.
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. Our trailblazing research also continues to change the world for the better and we are ranked 25th in the UK for research quality (The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2020).
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.
The Glasgow School of Art is internationally recognised as one of Britain's foremost higher education institutions for creative education. A small, specialist and highly focused international community of artists, designers and architects undertake research at the highest levels. Founded in 1845 with its degrees verified by the University of Glasgow, almost 2,000 students are currently enrolled a third of which are international.
As a prospective student of the Glasgow School of Art, you will work with world-leading academics and find the School an immensely stimulating place to be. A creative hothouse where new ideas are always encouraged and developed through learning, teaching and research which is studio based, face to face, professionally relevant and socially engaged. All students have their own dedicated studio space and there is also an international exchange programme with more than 80 other institutions.
From it's legacy as a Swiss hotel school, Glion has evolved to become the international institute of higher education - with campuses in Switzerland and London, UK - delivering premium, personalized education and preparing graduates to meet complex challenges in the fast-growing fields of hospitality, hotels, tourism, sport and events, and the luxury industry.Glion London
Glion Institute of Higher Education in London opens up extraordinary opportunities for those who aspire to become leaders in hospitality management.
Situated in Downshire House – a seventeenth century mansion – Glion London campus is located at the University of Roehampton (UoR). Inside this small community, you will feel at home with a friendly group of passionate hospitality students and faculty members. On the larger UoR campus, you are part of a big UK university with accommodation, restaurants, student clubs and sports centers.
Located just 40 minutes from London’s West End, the variety of artistic, cultural and entertainment choices available to students is beyond compare.
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.
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. Following the last National Student Survey, Keele scored an impressive 90%, 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.
Opened by Her Majesty the Queen in 1996, the Brayford Pool Campus at Lincoln provides a student-centred environment with more than £350million invested in facilities over the past two decades.
The University of Lincoln was rated 7th in the UK for overall student satisfaction in the National Student Survey (out of 127 institutions) and in the top 20 for student experience in The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide. It was rated 17th in The Guardian University Guide 2020 and also gained a Gold Award in the national Teaching Excellence Framework - the highest standard possible.
Lincoln features some of the most striking architecture in Europe due to its medieval history, and all students will graduate in the majestic Lincoln Cathedral, providing a memorable end to academic studies.
The University of Manchester is based in the north of England and is among the largest universities in the UK, with around 38,000 students (almost 9,000 international) currently enrolled alongside 10,000 staff. The University is famous for its academic and research excellence, and is also a member of the Russell Group.
The University of Manchester currently has 25 Nobel Prize winners among current and former staff and students, and 91% of Manchester’s recent graduates go straight into employment or continued studies. In the prestigious Shanghai Jiao Tong Academic Ranking of World Universities, the University of Manchester is ranked 33rd in the world and sixth in the UK.
Following the last Quality Assurance Agency review, it was stated that: “confidence can reasonably be placed in the soundness of the institution's present and likely future management of the quality of the learning opportunities available to students”, the best possible outcome for the University.
Manchester Metropolitan University has a proud heritage dating back to 1824. It is one of the largest universities in the UK, with over 38,000 students enrolled, and is home to a diverse international student population from more than 120 countries.
The University is ranked amongst the world’s top 200 universities under 50 years old (Times Higher Education Young University Rankings 2018), which is a measure of its commitment to delivering and supporting quality research and teaching.
Manchester Metropolitan’s campus is located in the centre of Manchester, amongst world-renowned music, arts, shopping and sports venues and the second largest Chinatown in the UK. Manchester is considered Britain’s ‘best city to live in’ (Global Liveability Survey 2018 by the Economist Intelligence Unit) and one of the world's top 10 most exciting cities (Time Out City Life Index 2018).
The University is undergoing a £400m investment programme to enhance its teaching and research facilities, buildings and public spaces and 85% of Manchester Metropolitan’s research has a 'world-leading' or 'internationally excellent' impact.
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 16,000 students, of whom more than 1,000 are international, enrolled.
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.
The University of Sheffield is a world famous institution located in the north of England, one of the original 'red brick' universities and a member of the elite Russell Group. Ranked in the world's top 100 universities by the QS World University Rankings, the University of Sheffield was founded by the merger of three colleges in 1905 and currently has 28,000 students enrolled from over 120 countries. Sheffield students voted the University number one for student experience in a Times survey.
The University of Sheffield boasts five Nobel Prize winners in its departments, as well as six Queen’s Anniversary Prizes. It is currently the lead institution for systems engineering, smart materials and stem cell technology in a network of research universities around the world and, several firms, such as Boeing, Rolls-Royce and The Welcome Trust, are big investors because of its engineering strength, providing strong links with industry in many courses and departments.
Set in the heart of central London, SOAS University of London is an institution that encourages students to challenge conventional views. Specialising in the arts, humanities, languages, cultures, law and social sciences from a global perspective, SOAS is particularly renowned for its unique courses relating to Asia, Africa, the Near East and the Middle East. The university offers undergraduate and postgraduate degrees in areas such as Anthropology, Development, Languages, Finance, Law and Politics, all taught by world-class experts.
Over 40% of undergraduate courses offer a year abroad, giving students the chance to become immersed in the culture and language of our specialist regions. Around 45% of undergraduates take lessons in a second language, and choose to spend their third year in one of SOAS’s numerous partner universities across Africa, Asia and the Near and Middle East.
The world-famous library at SOAS is one of five National Research Libraries in the UK, with 1.
The University of South Wales was formed following the merger of the University of Glamorgan and University of Wales. It can trace its roots back to 1841 and is now one of the largest universities in Britain, with over 25,000 students from 120 different countries enrolled. It is based on five campuses in South Wales - Cardiff, Treforest, Newport, Glyntaff and Caerleon - each catering to different subject areas. 95% of University of South Wales graduates are in employment or further study within six months of graduating.
The University benefits from a wide range of partnerships, including British Airways and the National Health Service, and employability is helped by a focus on simulated and specific learning. The University of South Wales also has an internationally recognised film school, as well as one of the UK’s oldest photography schools. The University is a member of the St David’s Day Group, which links Welsh research universities, and focuses mainly on applied research subjects.
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 23,000 students enrolled, of which 2,000 are international from more than 100 different countries.
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.
St Mary’s University, London 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.
The University of Strathclyde was formally awarded university status in 1964 and currently has almost 23,000 students enrolled from 100 countries on a single campus in the heart of Glasgow, Scotland.
The University was recently announced as the 2019 Times Higher Education University of the Year and are they only university to be awarded the UK-wide award for a second time, having previously won in 2012. Strathclyde is also the current Scottish University of the Year.
Strathclyde is known for its close links with industry, and the Strathclyde Business School is one of only 55 in the world that is ‘triple accredited’ by all three major bodies. Many courses, such as product design and innovation or international business with modern languages, have been specifically designed with industry experts. The engineering faculty is the biggest in Scotland and has the largest electrical power engineering and energy research facility in Europe.
The University of Sussex was founded in 1961 and is located in Brighton on the south coast of England. There are currently around 18,000 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. It is the only UK university located in a National Park.
The University of Sussex is ranked the 161st best university in the world by Times Higher Education, and has a number of subjects ranked in the global top 100, including business and economics, social sciences, psychology and law.
In the National Student Survey 2018, 82% of Sussex students confirmed they are happy with their experience, whilst Brighton was ranked the happiest city in England for students, with 93% of University of Sussex and University of Brighton students surveyed saying they’re ‘very happy’ with their education and city life.
The University of Warwick is a British campus university located on the outskirts of Coventry and is regarded as one of the country's leading institutions. Warwick was established in 1965 and currently has more than 18,000 students enrolled from 120 countries and, despite its relatively young age, is one of the 24 elite Russell Group research universities.
The University is made up of the Faculty of Arts, Medicine, Science and Social Sciences, and was recently ranked in the top 10 of the world’s youngest universities, and as the leading university of its kind in the UK. Graduates at Warwick are the third most often targeted by the UK’s top graduate employers and 92% of students with first degrees were in work or further study within six months of graduating last year.
The University of York is a leading UK university, creating independent critical thinkers through a culture of academic excellence and ground breaking research. As a member of the prestigious Russell Group we are committed to research-led teaching, providing a supportive and inclusive learning experience for our students. We hold a Gold Teaching Excellence Framework award, showing that we deliver consistently outstanding teaching, learning and outcomes for our students.
All our accommodation is on or near campus and is guaranteed for international students. You’ll become a member of one of our nine colleges which encourages inclusivity and a valuable sense of community, through a wealth of social activities and a supportive system available to each and every student. A wide variety of clubs and societies on campus, as well as our college system, make it very easy for new students to integrate and feel at home throughout their studies.
York is a flourishing city, being voted the ‘best place to live in the UK’ (The Sunday Times, 2018).