Universities Attending the SI-UK University Fair
The following UK universities are confirmed to attend the May 2017 SI-UK University Fair in London.
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 Arts University Bournemouth
Arts University Bournemouth was established in 1884 as a specialist institute, and is now one of only fifteen arts universities in the UK. In 2008, the Arts Institute at Bournemouth was awarded Taught Degree Awarding Powers and subsequently became Arts University Bournemouth in July 2009.
Arts University Bournemouth has an extremely high employability rate for graduates from an art institution and has many links with industry, meaning a large number of successful alumni return to teach there. The University’s focus on employability stretches overseas and Bournemouth is involved in numerous international collaborations, partnerships, projects and study-abroad programmes.
Arts University Bournemouth features numerous workshops, a gallery and a purpose-built library with over 50,000 books and more than 45,000 e-books present. Within the library, the Museum of Design in Plastics holds over 12,000 objects which have been specially selected to support courses taught at the university.
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 Birkbeck, University of London
Birkbeck, University of London is located in Bloomsbury and Stratford and is uniquely known for its teaching taking place in the evening. This enables students to pursue other activities from part-time work to internships during the day, and Birkbeck’s flexible approach to study and teaching makes it an attractive destination for international students.
95% of Birkbeck students are in work or further study upon graduation, and currently more than 50 undergraduate and 200 postgraduate degrees – ranging from the arts to sciences to business – are offered in the evening.
There are around 16,000 students from over 120 different countries enrolled at the University, and Birkbeck continually scores highly in the quality of its teaching and research. 73% of Birkbeck research was rated ‘world leading’ or ‘internationally excellent' in the 2014 Research Excellence Framework, a significant improvement from the 56% mark it received in 2008.
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 Bishop Grosseteste University
Bishop Grosseteste University (BGU) has been in the historic heart of Lincoln for over 150 years, a beautifully green and pleasant campus just a few minutes walk from Lincoln Cathedral, Castle and the old Roman city. In recent years the University has grown rapidly expanding and developing its portfolio of courses into more exciting new areas. BGU consider ourselves experts in education and have been teaching it for over 150 years, but its teaching programmes now sit alongside an exciting range of other subjects, including drama, psychology, sociology and sport.
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 Bristol
The University of Bristol is internationally distinguished as one of the most influential universities in the world. Situated in the heart of Bristol, the university is a world leader in research and is one of the 24 members of the Russell Group. The University of Bristol is ranked as the 29th best University in the world and graduate employment rates are high, while the dropout rate is among the lowest in the country.
Bristol is one of the original "red brick" universities - the six universities founded in the major industrial cities of England - and regularly ranks amongst the top 25 universities in the UK on most major league tables. Bristol also receives more applications than any other UK university. 86% of students are awarded either a First or 2:1.
20,000 students study at the University from over 100 countries, with many University of Bristol programmes offering the option to study abroad for one year. Bristol International Airport is 20 minutes away from the city centre, and London – with links to Heathrow, Gatwick and Stansted - is 90 minutes away by train.
About 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 University of Buckingham
The University of Buckingham is the only independent university with a Royal Charter in the United Kingdom. It continues to operate an Oxbridge-style tutorial system and currently maintains a body of 2,000 students from 90 countries. The University has been leading the UK’s National Student survey for student satisfaction since 2006, with its English, Business, and Law Departments all ranking highly.
The main campus is in Buckingham, but foundation-level teaching also takes place in London and Oxford and the University was formed by a group of Oxford academics in 1973 inspired by the American college model. As an independent university, its staff-to-student ratio is currently 1:10.4 - much lower than many other institutions in the UK.
1 + 2 Foundation and Undergraduate Degree Pathway
The University of Buckingham offers a unique ‘1+2’ option (a foundation programme and undergraduate degree with honours in just three years).
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 Canterbury Christ Church University
For over 50 years, Canterbury Christ Church University (CCCU) has been providing people from around the world with a rich academic and professional education. With 20,000 students, 1,300 of whom are from 100 different countries, CCCU has a passionate belief in the power of Higher Education to enrich and transform lives. Records for graduates in employment are some of the best in the UK, and the research community has an international reputation. In the latest National Student Survey, Canterbury Christ Church received its highest ever score for student satisfaction.
The University has three vibrant and exciting campuses. Each one is different, but all have the essence of the university at their heart. Over recent years, multi-million pound developments have ensured CCCU students enjoy the very best facilities. State-of-the-art libraries, study rooms and IT will provide you with all the academic resources you need, while the sports centre and fitness suite offer the opportunity to exercise and play a huge range of sports.
About City, University of London
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 17,500 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.
About University of Derby
The University of Derby is based across three campuses in the midlands and was awarded university status in 1992. Almost 30,000 students are currently enrolled, 1,500 from overseas, and the University has strategic partnerships with colleges and universities across Europe, USA, Africa and Asia.
The University of Derby has a well-established history of teaching art and design, education, health, technology and photography. Seminars and employability skills training sessions are held regularly to improve the prospects of securing employment after graduation, while 96% University of Derby of full time first degree graduates are in work or further study, putting Derby 10th in the UK for employability.
The majority of classes feature less than 30 students giving it a personal and friendly atmosphere, while the small city of Derby provides an intimate but still busy picture of life in the UK. Derby as a city is unique in that it boasts the highest average salary outside of London at £32,900, and the University of Derby’s corporate initiative has a number of programmes in place to introduce students to the local businesses in town.
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 collegiate, with 16 colleges providing residential, social and welfare facilities for their student members, creating a sense of community for staff and students together. Teaching and most research is handled by academic departments and 30% of the 3,000 staff at the University are international.
About University of East London
The University of East London dates back to 1898 and was founded as a university in 1992. It currently has 19,000 students from over 120 countries enrolled, and the campuses at Docklands and Stratford are located in East London, close to the major financial centre of Canary Wharf and the region chosen to host the 2012 Olympics. The Docklands Campus was London's first new university campus in 50 years.
Academic strengths include Anthropology, Architecture and the Visual Arts, Cultural and Media Studies, Education, Psychology and Sports Science. The University is well known for sports, and has had Olympic and Paralympic projects including research, student involvement and sporting partnerships underway since 2005.
About University of Essex
We are Essex: home to the daring and the tenacious, a place for the ambitious and the bold. We're a close-knit, supportive and welcoming community, with a powerful and pioneering global outlook.
With almost 15,000 students from more than 160 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. As one of the top 2% of universities in the world (QS 2016), and Top 30 in the UK (Times Good University Guide 2017), 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-intense environment. Our trailblazing research continues to change the world for the better and we're placed in the top 20 in the UK for research excellence (REF 2014), placing a fantastic fourth for social science, and housing the highest-rated politics department in the country since national assessments began.
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 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 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 Istituto Marangoni London
Istituto Marangoni London is an Italian school of fashion and design with campuses in Milan, London, Paris and Shanghai. Founded in 1935, the London campus is based in fashionable Shoreditch and was opened in 2003. Students are taught by passionate industry professionals who can bring out the best in creative minds from around the world.
Undergraduate courses at Istituto Marangoni London include:Fashion Design
Postgraduate courses at Istituto Marangoni London include:Fashion Design Womenswear
About Kaplan International Colleges
Kaplan International Colleges teach academic preparation programmes designed for international students, in partnership with a select group of top UK universities. Each college is based on the campus of a partner university, except the London Campus which has its own Campus located close to City University, London. London students can apply wherever they want but usually progress into either City University or the University of Southampton. All students are guaranteed admission at the partner university upon successful completion of their study programme.
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 Kings Education
Kings Education has three Colleges in the UK, in London, Oxford and Bournemouth. The three Colleges all offer English language courses and undergraduate and postgraduate preparation in safe, friendly and welcoming environments. The teaching is in small classes with substantial amounts of tutor time and learning is intensive and supported by strong pastoral care. The focus is on finding the best study plan and pathway for each student and helping each student achieve their best results.- Undergraduate Preparation
Kings Education offers A-level and GCSE national qualifications, as well as an extremely rigorous Foundation, the Advanced Level Foundation. Specialist programmes such as the Art Foundation, the International Business Foundation, the Tourism and Hospitality Management Foundation and the Law Foundation are also available. All students gain entry to a UK university, while many receive multiple offers and progress on to a top 30 ranked university.- Graduate Preparation Programme
The Kings Graduate Preparation Programme is an intensive study plan organised over one to four terms - dependant on the student’s level of English – and is aimed at improving the student’s English to the level required at Masters level.
About Kingston University
Kingston University is located on the outskirts of London, in the Royal Borough of Kingston-upon-Thames. Over 20,000 students from 150 countries are currently enrolled, with the University particularly strong in the area of entrepreneurship, having produced more graduate start-up companies than any other UK university for the past four years.
Following the 2015 National Student Survey, Kingston’s sports science and nutrition programmes scored top marks with third year undergraduates the most satisfied in England and Wales. The four main campuses have seen £123 million of investment over recent years, with work due to be completed in 2018. The Medical School is run in collaboration with St George’s, University of London, while the Engineering department has its own campus and is the third-largest engineering facility in London.
About Lancaster University
Lancaster University is located in the north west of England near the major cities of Manchester and Liverpool. It was established in 1964 as a collegiate university with a reputation for innovation. Lancaster University is a one of the few UK universities to run a collegiate system which consists of eight undergraduate colleges and one postgraduate college. Over 12,000 students from over 100 countries are currently enrolled and all members of staff are college members and many are actively involved in collegiate life.
Lancaster University is ranked in the top 1% of universities worldwide, and recently scored 91% on the National Student Survey for final year students, placing it among the top ten in the UK. Lancaster is the number one university in the north west and University accommodation has won 'Best University Halls' in the National Student Housing Survey for the last six years.
Lancaster University is noted for the flexibility of its degree courses, with many students choosing to take a second or third subject in their first year before specialising on one area in the second and third year.
About University of Leeds
Established in 1904, the University of Leeds has an international reputation for excellence in teaching and research and is part of the prestigious Russell Group of research intensive universities.
Leeds is one of the largest universities in country, with 33,000 students currently enrolled from over 140 countries, while its single campus location is spread out over 98 acres just one mile from the busy city centre. Campus facilities include excellent teaching space, four libraries, a state-of-the-art swimming pool and fitness centre called ‘The Edge’ and ‘stage@leeds’ which is a contemporary performance space. The University of Leeds offers one of the widest selections of courses available across all UK universities, from English Language and a International Foundation Year to hundreds of Undergraduate and Postgraduate degree options and PhD opportunities. Degrees from the University of Leeds are respected by employers and universities all over the world and alumni can be found in positions of influence across the globe
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 University of Leicester
The University of Leicester is in the East Midlands and currently has almost 21,000 students enrolled, of which 1,500 of whom are international from over 80 different countries. The University of Leicester is one of the UK’s fastest growing universities and is currently undergoing a £300 million campus redevelopment programme.
The University of Leicester was voted University of the Year by the Times in 2008, and recently finished runner up in the same category in 2014. Leicester is ranked in the top 2% of all global universities and was the highest climber in the most recent THE World Rankings, moving up 35 places to 161st in the table.
Leicester is well known for the strength of it its research, with its Archaeology department recently discovered the remains of Richard III, pushing it into the international spotlight. The Department of Physics and Astronomy hosts Europe’s largest university-based space research facility and the School of Museum Studies remains one of the top research departments in the country, containing the highest ranking research in Museum Studies in the UK.
About Liverpool Hope University
Liverpool Hope University is the only ecumenical university in England, and is based in Liverpool in the north of England. It is one of the oldest higher education institutions in the UK and currently has almost 8,000 students enrolled from over 60 countries.
Following the 2015 National Student Survey, Liverpool Hope University was ranked as the number one University in the North West for Teaching, Assessment and Feedback, Academic Support and Personal Development. Due to other results in the survey, Liverpool Hope was in the top 25 universities for student satisfaction in the UK. Due to Liverpool Hope’s religious background, it is also strong in Theology and Social Sciences.
About London Metropolitan University
London Metropolitan University place students at the centre of everything they do. The University are proud of a vibrant, multicultural and socially diverse community, and welcome applicants regardless of age or background. Most courses at London Met are offered on both a full- and part-time basis, in order to best meet your needs.
The University also has a strong culture of research. Over two thirds of the research submitted to the most recent Research Assessment Exercise was judged to be “internationally recognised”, “internationally excellent” or “world-leading”. Many of these expert researchers will be leading your lectures, as will employers and professionals with extensive real-world experience. They will be supported by an excellent network of guest speakers and mentors from the industry, making sure you get the best possible guidance.
Located in the centre of London, the University has three campuses in Moorgate, Aldgate and Holloway and is comprised of four faculties; the Faculty of Business and Law, Faculty of Life Sciences and Computing, Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities and The Cass Faculty of Art, Architecture and Design.
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 Middlesex University
Middlesex University is one of the largest universities in the UK, with 25,000 students enrolled at its London campus. £200 million has been invested to transform the campus into a state-of-the-art centre for excellence, with facilities and equipment that rival those of the world's top universities.
Middlesex University has a strong reputation for research amongst modern universities and their innovation in education has been rewarded with three Queen’s Anniversary Prizes for Higher and Further Education. The University has also been awarded two Queen’s Awards for Enterprise as a result of their international standing.
About Navitas UK
Navitas UK provides direct access to a wide range of UK universities. Courses offered include:
- University international foundation
- Undergraduate diplomas
- Pre-Masters as pathways into ‘partner’ universities
- English language training
Navitas UK university programmes are offered on campus at nine UK Universities:
- Anglia Ruskin University International College
- 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 Oxford Brookes University
Oxford Brookes University offer a diverse range of undergraduate and postgraduate courses designed to stimulate and inspire. More than 4,000 international students choose to study at Oxford Brookes every year, with the University excelling in the areas of physiotherapy, medicine and art and design.
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. Find more details on foundation courses here.
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 University of Portsmouth
The University of Portsmouth was awarded university status in 1992 and is located on the south coast of England, about 120 km south west of London. Almost 20,000 students, including 3,500 international students from over 100 countries, are currently enrolled and for the eighth consecutive year students have scored the University above the national average for student satisfaction.
Portsmouth is strong in the area modern languages and teaches six languages to degree level, offering free language lessons to all students. The University also excels in the area of health and medicine and has partnerships with numerous other institutions such as King’s College London for the teaching of certain disciplines. Portsmouth has several unique research centres such as the UK’s first Brain Tumour Research Centre of Excellence, the Institute of Biomedical and Biomolecular Sciences and the Institute of Cosmology and Gravitation.
About 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 over 7,000 of its 20,000 enrolled 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.
The Sunday Times ranked Queen Mary in the top 15 in the UK for graduate starting salaries, while the University can also boast six Nobel Prize winners amongst its 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 17,000 students from over 150 countries currently enrolled.
The University of Reading is ranked in the top 1% of universities worldwide and 94% of graduates are in work or further study within six months of graduating. The University also scored 89% in the last National Student Survey, with its Student Union rated in the top ten in the UK.
Reading offers special foundation business courses and English lessons, while the University is also known for its many partnerships with overseas universities and institutions, ranging from student exchanges to research collaborations. A new campus was also recently opened in Malaysia.
About Regent's University London
Regent’s University London is London’s only independent, not-for-profit university, with a highly cosmopolitan community based in royal Regent’s Park and Marylebone. Our campus in Regent’s Park, set in 11 acres of secluded private garden, is in easy reach of all that this exciting European city has to offer.
Our students study in a supportive, personal environment and go on to enter the world of work as entrepreneurs and leaders who think and operate globally. We provide superb quality University accommodation in central London. Regent’s is small and intimate enough to feel like a home away from home, and we are proud to welcome students of more than 140 nationalities.
About 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 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 SOAS University of London
The School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) is a constituent of the University of London specialising in the arts, humanities, languages, cultures, law and social sciences concerning Asia, Africa, the Near East and the Middle East. It was founded in 1916 and currently has over 5,000 students enrolled from over 130 countries. It is notable for having not only a roughly equal number of undergraduates and postgraduates, but also one of the highest proportions of international students in the world, currently at over 50%.
Following the last National Student Survey, 89% of SOAS students were happy with the University, well above the national average. 71% of SOAS degrees earn first or uppersecond class passes, a performance that has seen the School rank in the top ten nationally for the past five years. SOAS offers over 350 undergraduate Bachelors degree combinations, close to 200 one-year intensively taught Master's degrees, and MPhil/PhD research degree programmes are available in every academic department.
About University of Southampton
The University of Southampton is situated in the city of Southampton, on the south coast of England. It is a founding member of the Russell Group and Worldwide Universities Network, and currently has around 20,000 students enrolled, of which 2,000 are international from more than 100 different countries. Southampton is ranked in the top 1% of global universities and currently 87th in the world.
The University is known for being research-intensive and has the only Engineering faculty in the UK to receive the highest rating (5*) across all disciplines in the latest Research Excellence Framework. Southampton is cited as the UK’s leading university for Engineering.
The University of Southampton places great emphasis on inter-disciplinary cooperation and collaboration with industry. Employers are often invited to Open Career Days on campus, while the Southampton Careers Service offers free advice to all University of Southampton students for up to three years after graduation.
About 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 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 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 Study Group
Study Group International Study Centres provide specialist degree preparation for long-term career success. Undergraduate and postgraduate study is available alongside pre-master and foundation programmes for international students. 88% of successful Study Group students progress to the UK university of their choice.
The foundation and year one programmes are designed to prepare international students for undergraduate degree-level study at UK universities, while pre-masters programmes provide progression to a postgraduate degree.
Working with university partners and their own prestigious Bellerbys College, Study Group is the largest provider of international students to UK Higher Education institutions.
Study Group university partners performed extremely well in this year’s Times and Sunday Times Rankings for 2016, with the University of Surrey winning the University of the Year award and a place in the top 10, while Sussex, Lancaster and Leeds achieved top-20 positions.
About University of Surrey
The University of Surrey is a campus university located in south west London and a member of the Russell Group, an organisation who represent 24 of the UK’s leading universities. The University of Surrey was named ‘University of the Year 2015-2016’ in the Times & Sunday Times University Guide. 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 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 University College London
University College London is the oldest and largest college of the University of London, and known as ‘London’s Global University’. It is currently ranked 7th in the world (QS World University Rankings 2016) and is the top rated university in the UK for research strength (Research Excellence Framework). The University was founded in 1826 and there are almost 29,000 students currently enrolled at the institution, 13,000 of whom are international.
UCL is a member of the elite Russell Group of universities, and part of the Golden Triangle alongside Oxford and Cambridge. Staff and alumni at UCL have won a total of 29 Nobel prizes, and 840 professors and 6,000 academic staff are dedicated to research and teaching. UCL students benefit from close associations with several major teaching hospitals, such as the Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children, the Royal Free Hospital and Moorfields Eye Hospital.
University College London is currently promoting the idea of education for global citizenship in an attempt to make sure students are given the freedom and encouragement to explore ideas from different cultural prospective, while working on projects of international importance.
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 Law
The University of Law is the longest-established specialist provider of legal education in the UK, with the origin of the school dating back over 100 years. The University of Law currently work with 90 of the top 100 UK law firms including Ashurst, Clifford Chance, Linklaters and Pincent Masons, and with four of the top five global firms, such as the International Bar Association.
The University of Law currently host eight fully-resourced law schools across the UK –in major cities such as London, Leeds and Manchester – which are all close to thriving commercial areas and leading law firms. A wide range of opportunities such as placements, mentoring and legal advice centres are all designed to support your career aspirations.
The University of Law will train you to be a lawyer, not a legal academic. Everything the University do is geared towards teaching law in a professional, practical context, so that you can learn how the law is applied in the real world and develop the right professional skills to think and act like a modern global lawyer.
About University of West London
The University of West London is based in Ealing and Brentford, West London, and after merging with several other local colleges, it was awarded full university status in 1992. When changing its name to The University of West London in 2011, it was awarded the most improved modern university for student satisfaction in 2011's National Student Survey. It currently hosts 12,000 students from over 100 different countries.
The University of West London was recently ranked the number one modern university in London and awarded the Queen’s Prize for contributions to hospitality. It is also particularly well known for producing musicians and music producers with artists such as Freddie Mercury and Pete Townshend amongst its alumni. Nursing is another strength, with students in the subject making up nearly a quarter of the student population.
About University of 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 Writtle University College
Writtle University College was established in 1893 and has been producing leaders in the land-based industries and organisations for over 120 years. There are currently 1,000 Higher Education students enrolled at Writtle, with around 80 of those from international countries. Over 40 nationalities are represented at Writtle.
It has a well established international reputation and many of its past students are working in senior positions around the world. Based across a beautifully landscaped 220 hectare campus, facilities include a farm, equine resources, animal therapy barn, scientific laboratories, library, accommodation and design studios.
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.