Universities at the Manchester UK University Fair
The following UK universities are confirmed to attend the 2016 Manchester UK University Fair.
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 14,000 students from around the world.
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 Anglia Ruskin University
Anglia Ruskin University originates from the Cambridge School of Art, opened by the Victorian art patron John Ruskin in 1858. Anglia Ruskin gained university status in 1992, and has since developed substantially. Anglia Ruskin University has over 35,000 students enrolled at each level of study offered.
Based in three exciting cities – Cambridge, Chelmsford and Peterborough – international students can benefit from medical simulation suites, TV and film studios, forensic science labs, a purpose-built music centre, full-size professional theatre, and mock hospital wards.
12 areas of study at Anglia Ruskin were recognised as world-leading in the 2014 Research Excellence Framework, including Architecture, Art, Business, English language, History and Law.
About Bangor University
Bangor University is a Welsh university that was founded in 1884. Currently, Bangor is host to over 11,000 students from 85 different countries and is situated on the coast of north Wales, about 450km North West of London. Manchester International Airport is around two hours away by train.
Bangor’s location on the coast means that it is well known for Ocean Science. However, it has also built up a strong reputation for Accounting & Finance, Sport Science and Electronic Engineering as well. The latest National Student Survey ranks Bangor University in the UK top ten for student satisfaction, and the best in Wales.
International students are offered free English language courses and support, and this includes classes in English grammar, vocabulary and business English, drop-in sessions for immediate support and an English writing advice service. There are around 150 clubs and societies to enjoy at Bangor and membership is free, meaning all students can enjoy the opportunities offered.
About Birmingham City University
22,500 students from over 80 countries are enrolled at Birmingham City University, making it an exciting and diverse place to study. A significant proportion of undergraduate courses enjoy professional accreditation, including Accountancy, Acting, Architecture, Education, Engineering, Law, Marketing, Nursing, Radiography and Social Work. The University is also conveniently placed, with Birmingham International Airport nearby and easy road and rail links to London, Manchester and the rest of the UK.
Birmingham City University has a large number of part-time students enrolled, making it the largest provider of undergraduate study in the area. In addition, the University has increased its portfolio of high-tech degrees in recent years, with a particular focus on electronic commerce, network engineering and electronic systems.
Birmingham City University is one of the top 30 universities in the UK for spending on facilities, and in the most recent National Student Survey, 83% of students were happy with their course, while 87% agreed that faculty staff were good at explaining classes and teaching.
About University of Bradford
The University of Bradford is located in West Yorkshire, in the north of England. Formed from a technical college in 1966, there are three campuses: the main campus, the School of Health and the School of Management. 13,500 students are currently enrolled at the University from over 150 countries, and Bradford is known as one of the least expensive student cities in the UK.
Many students have the opportunity to study in Bradford’s numerous partner institutions around the world, and the University is a member of the Northern Consortium which focuses on providing courses for international students studying abroad. Locations include India, Poland and Hong Kong.
Its School of Management is consistently ranked highly for management masters degrees, while the University was the first in the UK to establish a Department of Peace Studies in 1973. Bradford is currently ranked first in the world for the subject, and celebrated its 40th anniversary in 2014.
About University of Brighton
Change first sentence to: The University of Brighton was formed as Brighton Polytechnic in 1968 by the merging of Brighton College of Technology and Brighton College of Art and was awarded full university status in 1992.
The University is a community of 21,600, almost 3,000 of whom are international, students across five campuses in Brighton, Eastbourne and Hastings, on the south coast of England. The University of Brighton has one of the best teaching quality ratings in the UK and focuses on professional education in areas such as Pharmacy, Engineering, Medicine and Nursing.
In recent years Brighton has moved its focus onto employability, with career planning and development built into each degree at the university. Nearly all degrees at the University of Brighton include a work placement or sandwich year, showing potential employers you have experience working in your chosen field, and also giving the student an insight into what the career requires.
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 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’. The Cambridge Education Group comprises of the following groups:CATS College
CATS College are leading international sixth form colleges located in Cambridge, London and Canterbury. The college delivers a world-class educational experience, generating outstanding results based on a personalised learning approach. Courses range from GCSE to A-levels to Baccalaureate to University Foundation programmes.ONCAMPUS
ONCAMPUS offer pre-university programmes for students who do not meet the required grades for entry to a UK university.
About Cardiff Metropolitan University
Cardiff Metropolitan University is spread across three campuses in Wales capital city, with around 11,000 students, 1,200 of whom are international from 140 different countries, currently enrolled. It was originally founded as the Cardiff School of Art & Design in 1865, and became an independent university from the University of Wales in 2011.
The University is well known for art & design, which performed very well in the most recent Research Excellence Framework. A National Indoor Athletics Centre compliments Sports at Cardiff, with 15 alumni competing in the 2012 London Olympics. The University also benefits from close links with industry and international universities such as the Samsung Art & Design Institute and the International College of Business and Technology in Sri Lanka and the London School of Commerce.
Cardiff Metropolitan constantly performs well in the UK Student Satisfaction Survey, and in the past has been rated top in the UK for student experience, student support and living experience.
About De Montfort University
With undergraduate students earning an average of £24,000 within six months of graduating at De Montfort University (DMU), the Leicester institution is one of the most valuable investments a student can make. Encouraging its students to develop their entrepreneurial flair, more than 100 new businesses are started by its own students each year, while Frontrunners – DMU’s campus-based placement scheme - allows current students to apply for a variety of work placements within the university, putting lecture theatre learning into practise at the workplace.
By choosing DMU, you will be part of a creative and passionate student community that is inspired to make the most of the opportunities surrounding them. The university pride themselves on combining teaching excellence with world leading research and close links to businesses with over 170 courses accredited by professional bodies.
Postgraduate students benefit from academic teaching which directly complements industry experience and is informed by world-leading research, ensuring you benefit from developments at the cutting-edge of the subject you are studying.
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 5th in the UK in the Guardian 2015 University Guide and in the Sunday Times University Guide 2015.
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, coming top of The Times’ survey in 2012 and in the top five in the UK for the most recent International Student Barometer. 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 East London
The University of East London was founded in 1992 and currently has 19,000 students from over 120 countries enrolled. 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 Edge Hill University
Edge Hill University was founded in 1885 and currently hosts 10,000 full-time students and 3,000 part-time students. Given full university status in 2005, Edge Hill is known for the high quality of its teacher training courses, and was awarded Times Higher Education UK University of the Year Award in 2014 following nominations in 2008, 2011 and 2012.
In the National Student Survey 2014, Edge Hill was ranked Top in the North West for Overall Student Satisfaction and Teacher Excellence. Edge Hill is currently in the middle of a £200m redevelopment which will see the main campus significantly improved alongside sports facilities and student accommodation.
About University of Essex
The University of Essex has developed into one of the most respected institutions in the UK for social sciences since being founded in 1965. The main campus is in Colchester, with a second campus in Southend and the East 15 Acting School in Loughton. 135 countries are represented across its 12,000 student population, with 3,100 international students currently enrolled.
University of Essex is one of the few universities in the UK to be awarded the International Accommodation Quality Mark, with 90% satisfaction amongst international students living on University of Essex based accommodation. It has also performed well in the National Student Survey, scoring impressively in organisation and management (87%), assessment and feedback (77%) learning resources (83%) and personal development (84%), academic support (83%) and teaching (89%).
The main University of Essex campus incorporates teaching buildings, student accommodation, shops, banks, an art gallery, the Lakeside Theatre, bars, cafés and sports facilities.
About Goldsmiths, University of London
Goldsmiths, University of London is a famous arts and social sciences university based in south-east London. Founded in 1891, it became part of the University of London in 1904 and currently has 10,000 students from over 100 countries enrolled.
The department of Anthropology is often cited as one of the best in Europe and the Art department is recognised as one of Britain’s most prestigious. Goldsmiths often ranks in the top five in the UK across all Art categories. An award-winning building housing IT, library and language-learning resources, and a state-of-the-art fitness centre is also on campus.
Seven former students have won the prestigious Turner Prize and the University was the starting point of the Young British Artist movement of artists in the 1990s. Other alumni can be found in all aspects of media and arts, from music to writing, such as Blur and Damien Hirst.
About University of 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 almost 22,000 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 University of Huddersfield
The University of Huddersfield can trace its roots back to 1825 and is a founding member of the Northern Consortium and a member of the Yorkshire Universities. It is situated on a single campus just outside the city in the north of England.
The University was announced as Entrepreneurial University of the Year at the Times Higher Education awards 2012, and University of the Year at the Times Higher Education awards 2013. It has been praised for its graduate employment scores and many courses offer a ‘sandwich’ option involving a work placement with numerous partner employers. The most popular courses are human and health sciences and due to its technical roots, the University often performs best in these and other vocational areas such as social work, teaching, engineering and music. Actor Sir Patrick Stewart of Star Trek fame is Chancellor and he has also taught drama master classes to students studying at the University.
Over 23,000 students choose to study at Huddersfield and the University have an impressive record of graduate employment, with 94% of undergraduates and 93% of postgraduates in work or further study six months after graduating.
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 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 19th in the QS World University Rankings 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 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
Leeds is currently ranked in the top 100 universities in the world, while the Times University Guide place it in the top 20 in the UK.
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 28,000 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 London South Bank University
London South Bank University was founded in 1892 and officially gained full university status in 1992. Practical education and employability are given a strong focus at the University, with its central London location providing close links to business and industry. London South Bank is one of the largest universities in London with over 18,000 students enrolled, 2,000 of which are international from 130 countries. The main campus is located in Southwark, a short walk from major landmarks and near the South Bank of the Thames.
London South Bank University is a top 10 London university for graduate starting salaries, and the University received the highest possible rating for the quality of its education from the independent Quality Assurance Agency in its 2010 report.
London South Bank University also offer a wide range of scholarships and discounts for international students, including nationality scholarships, fee-discounts for alumni anda 5% discount for early payment of tuition fees.
About University of Manchester
The University of Manchester is based in the north of England and is among the largest universities in the UK, with over 28,000 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 World Rankings, the University of Manchester is ranked 41st in the world, eighth in Europe and fifth in the UK.
Following the last Quality Assurance Agency review in 2011, 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.
About Manchester Metroplitan 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.
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. 92% of Manchester Met graduates go straight into work or further study within six months of graduation.
About Navitas UK
Navitas UK provides direct access to a wide range of UK universities. Courses offered include:
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Navitas UK university programmes are offered on campus at nine UK Universities:
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- Birmingham City University International College
- Brunel University International College
- Edinburgh Napier University International College
- University of Hertfordshire International College
- University of Northampton International College
- Plymouth University International College
- University of Portsmouth International College
- Robert Gordon University International College
- Swansea University International College
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. This places the institution joint 6th in the UK. 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 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 2015.
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 Robert Gordon University
Robert Gordon University is a modern university based in the Scottish city of Aberdeen. Although it was granted university status in 1992, it was founded as an educational institution in the mid 18th century. Robert Gordon has a strong focus on vocational degrees, and brands itself as ‘The Professional University’. It currently has a little over 17,000 students, of whom more than 1,000 are international, enrolled.
Awards for the University include ‘Best Modern University in the UK’ (Times Guide 2012) and ‘Scottish University of the Year’ in 2011. Faculties include the Aberdeen Business School, Faculty of Design & Technology and Faculty of Health and Social Care.
The focus on professional education is shown by the University’s leading graduate employment record. It has been rated as having the highest graduate prospects of any University several times in recent years, and remains top for modern universities. This is achieved through strong links with industry, particularly North Sea gas and oil companies, and year-long work placements that have become standard across all courses.
About University of Roehampton
The University of Roehampton is based on a large parkland campus in south-west London. It became an independent university in 2004, but dates back to four teacher training colleges founded in the 19th century. These separate colleges have remained, and every student joins one of the four when they join the University. Roehampton has a highly international student body of 8,500 students from 110 different countries. The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2016 ranked the University of Roehampton as the best modern university in London.
As a result of its history, teacher training remains a key strength of the University, but it is also highly regarded in the areas of Dance, Biological Anthropology, Drama and English Literature programmes. The Swiss Glion Institute of Higher Education offers undergraduate and postgraduate courses in hospitality, and the University has also recently started offering online courses in business and medical subject areas.
About Royal Holloway, University of London
Royal Holloway is a member of the University of London and was originally founded in 1879, before gaining full university status in 1985. 8,600 students are currently enrolled from over 100 countries and the University is made up of 19 departments spanning arts and humanities, sciences, social sciences, management and economics.
Royal Holloway has a strong academic reputation, traditionally in the fields of Education and Humanities (the History department is traditionally one of the best in the UK), and is set across 135 acres of beautiful parkland.
Royal Holloway’s multi-million pound estate investment programme continues to enhance the campus, most recently with a new drama theatre - the Caryl Churchill Theatre - and further phases of award-winning student accommodation, plus refurbishment and extensions to a number of academic buildings and services.
About University of Salford
The University of Salford has a long history of working with industry, improving on its traditional strengths of nursing, engineering and sports medicine. It was founded in its original form in 1850 before being awarded full university status in 1967, and there are currently over 20,000 students enrolled across 60 acres of parkland on the banks of the River Irwell.
Following the results of the 2015 National Student Survey, 83% of Salford graduates were satisfied with their time at the University, a rise of 5% on 2014. Improvements were also made in all subject areas, with 100% satisfaction in Media Technology, Petroleum and Mechanical Engineering, Professional Studies Nursing and Social Work and Architecture Design and Technology.
Salford was one of the first universities to offer a ‘sandwich’ degree, a year-long work placement, while its most recent development is MediaCityUK, which allows students to work and study with numerous companies in order to gain vital experience and contacts.
About University of Sheffield
The University of Sheffield is a world famous institution located in the north of England, one of the original 'red brick' universities and a member of the elite Russell Group. Ranked in the world's top 100 universities by the QS World University Rankings, the University of Sheffield was founded by the merger of three colleges in 1905 and currently has almost 27,000 students enrolled from over 120 countries. Sheffield students voted the University number one for student experience in a 2015 Times survey.
The University of Sheffield boasts five Nobel Prize winners in its departments, as well as six Queen’s Anniversary Prizes. It is currently the lead institution for systems engineering, smart materials and stem cell technology in a network of research universities around the world and, several firms, such as Boeing, Rolls-Royce and The Welcome Trust, are big investors because of its engineering strength, providing strong links with industry in many courses and departments.
About Sheffield Hallam University
Sheffield Hallam University is one of the largest and most popular universities in the UK, with over 34,000 students from more than 100 countries enrolled. It is also regarded as one of the best modern universities in the north of England and has eight subjects ranked in the top 20 in the UK (The Times and Sunday Times University League Table 2015).
Sheffield Hallam's courses are designed in consultation with industry experts and offer opportunities to undertake internships and consultancy projects. Many courses are accredited by professional bodies including Sony, BP, Cisco, BBC, Shell and HSBC. These often offer a direct route to professional accreditation or membership of that body.
93% of graduates are in employment or further study within six months of graduation, while a package of discounts and scholarships for undergraduate and postgraduate students are also available.
About University of Southampton
The University of Southampton is situated in the city of Southampton, on the south coast of England. It is a founding member of the Russell Group and Worldwide Universities Network, and currently has around 20,000 students enrolled, of which 2,000 are international from more than 100 different countries. Southampton is ranked in the top 1% of global universities and currently 81st in the world.
The University is known for being research-intensive and has the only Engineering faculty in the UK to receive the highest rating (5*) across all disciplines in the latest Research Excellence Framework. Southampton is cited as the UK’s leading university for Engineering.
The University of Southampton places great emphasis on inter-disciplinary cooperation and collaboration with industry. Employers are often invited to Open Career Days on campus, while the Southampton Careers Service offers free advice to all University of Southampton students for up to three years after graduation.
About Southampton Solent University
Southampton Solent University was established in 2004 and currently has over 12,000 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 Staffordshire University
Staffordshire University is located across two campuses in the towns of Stoke-on-Trent and Stafford and was established in 1992, with around 12,000 students currently enrolled. The University offers a wide variety of two-year ‘fast track’ degrees in subjects such as Business, Law and Computer Science.
Both Staffordshire University campuses have seen significant investment in recent years, including a £30 million science block at the Stoke campus. The Stafford campus’ Octagon Centre is one of the largest university computing facilities in Europe, and the facility also hosts the University’s reputable nursing and midwifery courses as well as teacher training, which was ranked fourth in the UK in 2012.
About University of Stirling
The University of Stirling is located in central Scotland, with almost 12,000 students enrolled from over 110 countries. Stirling was founded in 1967 and its campus is set in an 18th century castle estate on the shores of a loch, surrounded by beautiful hills.
The University of Stirling continues to have several unique factors outside of its location. It is a pioneer of a two-semester structure and modular degrees, allowing great flexibility in start times and changes in study. Degrees are also made up of credits earned from modules, which means that students can effectively change their subject as/or if their interests change.
Stirling offer more than 90 taught postgraduate programmes, and an exciting range of research opportunities. Almost three quarters of Stirling's REF research activity was rated either ‘world-leading’ or ‘internationally excellent’. A number of Scholarships are available for international and EU students and details can be found
About University of Strathclyde
The University of Strathclyde was formally awarded university status in 1964 and currently has almost 22,000 students enrolled from 100 countries on a single campus in the heart of Glasgow, Scotland. Strathclyde was awarded University of the Year in 2012 and Entrepreneurial University of the Year in 2013 by Times Higher Education.
The University is known both for its business school and close links with industry. Strathclyde is one of only 55 universities in the world that is ‘triple accredited’ by all three major bodies, and they recently opened another campus near Delhi. 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.
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 Sunderland
The University of Sunderland was founded in 1901 as Sunderland Technical College, and was awarded university status in 1992. It has three campuses: two in Sunderland on the northeast coast of England and one in London, which is used for teaching business, tourism and nursing degrees. Sunderland was shortlisted for University of the Year award in 2012.
The University of Sunderland has a close link with business and industry, as well as a close working relationship with many leading blue-chip companies. Many take work placements with such companies as part of a degree, with links being particularly strong in engineering and media. The LLB degree includes the UK’s first ever module in space law and Sunderland shows further strengths thanks to its large pharmacy and applied science departments.University of Sunderland, London Campus
Situated in Canary Wharf, the heart of Europe’s most important financial centre, the University of Sunderland London Campus now caters to more than 2,000 undergraduate and postgraduate students from all over the world.
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. 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 2016 praised the University of Surrey 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 Central Lancashire
The University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) is based in Preston, in the north west of the UK. In addition to main city centre campus, it has facilities in Burnley, Westlakes in Cumbria and Llangollen Outdoor Centre in North Wales. Over 30,000 students from 100 different countries are enrolled, making it one of the largest student bodies in the country.
UCLan became the first modern university to be named in the QS World Rankings in 2010, and is currently in the top 4% of global universities. Over 400 undergraduate and 200 postgraduate courses are available, and the University has been a leader in developing emerging disciplines such as Fashion and Forensic Science, as well as newer additions such as Dentistry and Aerospace Engineering.
The University has a reputation for scientific research and utilises two observatories in the UK and one in Africa in order to conduct astrophysics research with NASA, as well as being a partner in a nanotechnology research team in China.
About University of Warwick
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, in 2013, 92% of students with first degrees were in work or further study within six months of graduating.
The University of Warwick ranks highly globally and is currently 6th in the Times & Guardian Guides for 2016, while 87% of Warwick research is classified as ‘world leading’ or ‘internationally excellent’.
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 23,000 students from 150 countries currently enrolled on a variety of programmes ranging from undergraduate and postgraduate courses to tailored professional programmes and short courses.
Subjects maintain a strong vocational focus, with longer modules including work-based skills and integration with practical activity. Undergraduates are able to conduct research during their degree and the University has achieved fame for its media studies and fashion degrees, both of which are rated as being some of the best in the world. Having celebrated its 175th anniversary in 2013, Westminster continues to invest heavily in all facilities from accommodation to the restoration of one of the first cinemas in Britain within the Regent Campus.
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 15,000 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.