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Learn more about each institution attending the UK University Fair.
The following universities are confirmed to attend the next UK University Fair on Saturday November 3rd.
The University of Aberdeen was founded in 1495, making it the third oldest university in Scotland and fifth oldest in the UK. Five Nobel Prize winners are associated with the University and students electing to study at Aberdeen would be joining a varied and thriving community of around 12,000 students from around the world.
The University of Aberdeen offers first class learning resources situated in a beautiful campus. At the main campus you will find ancient buildings side by side with modern, newly refurbished laboratories, excellent computing facilities and the latest library technology. Social and sporting facilities are of a high standard with over 150 sports clubs and societies available for students to join.
Roughly half of University of Aberdeen students study medicine, science or engineering, with arts and social sciences also popular. A cosmopolitan atmosphere of Scottish and English students alongside 120 different nationalities ensures an exciting multi-cultural atmosphere, with Aberdeen’s remote location attractive to students from all over the world.
AUB is a leading arts university for the creative industries, turning creativity into careers. We're passionate about our creative subjects and encourage curiosity, risk-taking and adventure.
AUB is a practical university with strong ambitions for our graduates to enjoy rewarding careers. Our alumni constantly return with incredible stories of things they’ve done, business they’ve created and awards they’ve won.
No creative subject stands alone at AUB. Our collaborations extend beyond courses that work together, to the wider university world and links with creative industry. AUB staff and students are engaged with the local, national and international communities in which we live, work and create. Our vibrant maker culture is at the heart of everything we do alongside our commitment to professionalism.
Our staff and students work with global brands and local SMEs providing our creative services to exciting projects. We use our innovative thinking to support our communities and Social Enterprises at home and abroad.
Aston University is lively, welcoming and cosmopolitan campus based university situated in the centre of Birmingham, the second largest city in the UK. It was founded in 1895 and in 1966, received the Royal Charter to be a University from Queen Elizabeth II. The campus is home to five schools (Business, Engineering and Applied Sciences, Languages and Social Sciences Life and Health Sciences and the Medical school) which offer foundation, undergraduate, postgraduate taught and research programmes. The University currently has a student population of over 14,000 (10,000 undergraduate and over 3,700 postgraduate) enrolled from 135 countries around the world.
Aston consistently ranks high in various league tables. In the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF), 78% of research submitted was evaluated as 'world leading' or 'internationally recognised'. It is currently ranked 12th in the UK and in the top 80 in the world in the QS Graduate Employability Rankings 2016. The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2016 ranked Aston 26th out of all UK universities for graduate level employment success and Aston is one of the top 25 UK universities targeted by major graduate recruiters such as Accenture, BT, Glaxo Smith Kline, IBM and Jaguar Land Rover.
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 15 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.
Bellerbys College is a group of three international colleges which teach GCSE, English and foundation programmes to international students from over 120 countries. Bellerbys three Colleges are in London, Cambridge and Brighton, all major university cities, and subjects offered include art and design, business, management and finance and science and pharmacy.
Bellerbys GCSE, a-level, foundation and masters courses provide progression into over 50 top UK universities with Study Group.
Bellerbys Colleges offer:
- Intensive academic preparation- Expert English language training- Practical study skills for university success- Top quality teachers and teaching- Full counselling and advice on university application- A choice of locations in major university cities
91% of Bellerbys 2017 A Level students went on to a top 50 UK university (based on those students for which we have progression data for and who progressed to universities included in The Times and The Sunday Times University League Tables 2017 and 2018) compared to 89% in 2016.
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.
In 2017, Bishop Grosseteste was awarded Gold in the first ever Teaching Excellence Framework, beating two-thirds of Russell Group universities.
BPP University provides professional and academic education in business and the professions across four different schools:
BPP Law School – Over 25 of the leading law firms in the UK send their trainees to BPP Law School for their legal education. BPP Law is based in two locations across London – Waterloo and Holborn – with other centres in the UK in Birmingham, Bristol, Cambridge, Leeds, Liverpool, Manchester and Swindon.
BPP Business School – The BPP Business School trains professionals to work for FTSE 100 companies, and their close relationship with many of the leading companies in the world ensures that programmes are relevant to todays business requirements. Students can study in London or Manchester.
BPP School of Health – Providing students with the theoretical and practical skills needed to succeed, the BPP School of Health offers degrees in psychology, nursing, chiropractic and health and social care.
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. 11,000 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. Bradford is currently undergoing a £120 million redevelopment programme to improve both its main campus and accommodation.
The University of Brighton is a multi-campus university on England’s beautiful south coast in Brighton and Eastbourne. Wherever you’re based you’ll be close to the beach and countryside, and within easy reach of London and Europe. It has a diverse academic community of over 21,000 students, including nearly 3,000 international and EU students from more than 150 countries.
Courses are innovative and globally relevant, informed by the latest research and industry partnerships, and incorporate projects and work placements both in the UK and overseas. Not only do students benefit from continued financial investment in facilities and technology, the teaching has received the highest levels of recommendation too. The learning experience and environment will help students gain a competitive edge in their career.
Almost all degree courses offer work-related learning opportunities, and many offer salaried placements of up to a year. You can build additional experience and skills through project work, volunteering or joining local entrepreneurial and other networks.
Founded in 1876, the University of Bristol combines a proud tradition of academic excellence with an independent and forward-thinking spirit.
Situated in the heart of Bristol, the University is one of the 24 members of the research-intensive Russell Group. It is one of the original ‘red brick’ universities - six institutions founded in the major industrial cities of England - and regularly ranks among the best in the UK in major league tables.
Bristol is one of the top 60 universities in the world (QS World Rankings 2019) with excellent graduate employment rates, and the completion rate is among the highest in the country (Times Good University Guide 2018). 87% of students are awarded either a First or 2:1 (who completed their first degree in 2015/16).
23,000 students currently study at the University from more than 120 countries, with many courses offering the option to study abroad for a year or a semester.
Cardiff University is recognised in independent government assessments as one of Britain's leading teaching and research universities. The University combines impressive modern facilities and an exciting approach to teaching with its proud history of recent achievements, and nearly 30,000 students, including nearly 10,000 international students, are currently enrolled at the Welsh institution.
Cardiff University's expertise in research and research-led teaching involves social sciences, engineering, technology and a wide range of business professions. The University is currently ranked 5th in the UK for its quality of Research, while the QS World University Rankings place it 123rd. The School of Journalism, Media and Cultural Studies has been described as the ‘Oxbridge of Journalism.’
95% of Cardiff University graduates enter employment or further study after graduating, while 78% obtain graduate level employment. Cardiff University is also a member of the prestigious Russell Group, one of 24 elite research universities in the UK.
City, University of London is located in Islington, north London, with other campuses located around the city. The University was founded in 1894 as the Northampton Institute and was awarded full university status in 1966. It established the first aeronautical laboratory in the UK 100 years ago and now runs the world’s largest Master’s course for the air transport industry.
City, University of London has one of the highest proportions of postgraduate students of any UK university. Most of the courses at undergraduate level include a work placement, offering a fantastic opportunity for students to gain work experience while they study. City, University of London has 18,000 students from over 160 countries enrolled, while teaching staff are drawn from over 40 international locations. Around 30% of the University’s undergraduate and postgraduate students come from outside the EU, representing one of the highest proportions of international students in the UK.
Coventry University is a forward looking, modern university with a proud tradition as a provider of high quality education. Coventry is ranked number 13 in the UK in the Guardian University Guide 2019 and is the UK’s Top New University in the Complete University Guide 2018.
Students at Coventry University benefit from state-of-the-art equipment and facilities in all academic disciplines including health, design and engineering laboratories, performing arts studios and computing centres.
Subjects are brought to life by dynamic, interactive and stimulating teaching delivered by word class academics. This is just part of the reason why Coventry University has achieved a gold rating in the Teaching Excellence Framework – the highest rating possible!
Coventry University focus on the future employability of students, with a range of industry-leading initiatives that prepare students for graduate employment. The Centre for Global Engagement offers students the chance to study or work abroad, gaining international experience and the skills to become globally employable.
The University of Derby is an ambitious, innovative and modern university offering a real world learning experience which is of the highest standard. Studying with us enhances your career prospects, raises your professional status, broadens your global outlook and gives you a great sense of personal achievement.
Granted university status in 1992, Derby was awarded ‘Gold’ – the top rating – in the UK’s first-ever Teaching Excellence Framework, placing us in the top 20% in the country. We are also proud to be named among the top 27 international institutions in the Global Teaching Excellence Awards and as a top 20 UK university for teaching quality in The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2017.
Our wide-ranging portfolio delivers a choice of subjects which is among the most comprehensive in the UK and includes first-of-their-kind courses. You can study at both undergraduate and postgraduate level and even combine two subjects into one degree if you want the flexibility of a joint honours course.
The University of East Anglia (UEA) is an internationally renowned university based in a campus which provides world-class academic, social and cultural facilities to over 15,000 students from more than 100 countries.
The University is ranked 14th in the Complete University Guide 2019, in the top 200 universities in the world (Times Higher Education World Rankings 2015-18), and its teaching was recently voted Gold in the Teaching Excellence Framework 2017-2020.
Located in 362 acres of parkland, just three miles from the beautiful and historic city of Norwich, the safe campus boasts award-winning accommodation, the Sainsbury’s Centre for Visual Arts; a state- of-the-art public art gallery and the largest indoor Sports complex of any UK university.
With international standards of excellence in teaching and research, outstanding facilities and comprehensive support, the University of East Anglia offers a truly unrivalled study experience.
The University of Exeter was founded in 1955, although its complete history dates back as far as 1900. At present around 20,000 students from over 140 countries study at the University’s three campuses in the South West of England. Despite being relatively young, Exeter is a member of the UK’s elite Russell Group and is in the top 1% of universities worldwide.
Six academic colleges offer study opportunities at undergraduate, masters and research level in a wide range of subjects across science, humanities and social sciences. The University of Exeter has a longstanding international approach, with many courses offering the opportunity to study abroad. All students are offered foreign language tuition, either as part of their chosen degree or as a separate evening class. Graduate prospects are further improved by a focus on career management skills and the possibility of work placements and internships as part of the degree programme.
Based on a world heritage site by the bank of the Thames, the University of Greenwich has two campuses in London and Kent hosting around 20,000 students from over 100 countries.
The University of Greenwich performed well in the most recent National Student Survey, with Greenwich staff notably good at explaining things, while courses are intellectually stimulating and lecturers enthusiastic at making their subjects interesting. The University also scores highly for student satisfaction, with Business Administration; English Language and English Language Teaching; Computer Security and Forensics; Computing with Games Development; Financial Mathematics; Midwifery; and Public Health. Two of the university’s Diploma of Higher Education courses in Children’s Nursing, and Nursing Studies achieving 100% scores.
The University of Greenwich has won three Queen’s Anniversary Prizes for Higher and Further Education and is continuing to expand its campuses and facilities with a further £150million of improvements currently under way.
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.
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 90%, compared to the national average of 86%.
Keele University is set across 600-acres of parkland, with extensive woods, lakes and beautiful parkland all featuring. The central feature of the estate is the 19th century Keele Hall, registered by English Heritage as Grade II.
Kent is one of the UK’s top universities. Awarded Gold, the highest rating, in the UK Government’s Teaching Excellence Framework, and with a global reputation for excellence – three of Kent’s subject areas are ranked within the world top 100, with a further eight in the top 200 – the University offer students outstanding teaching, world-leading research, stunning study locations and a superb student experience.
Kent offer a wide range of foundation, undergraduate and postgraduate degrees, exciting study abroad and year in industry opportunities, summer schools, and a generous scholarship fund including awards for academic, musical and sporting excellence.
In the most recent Research Excellence Framework, Kent was ranked in the top 20 for research intensity by Times Higher Education, outperforming 11 of the 24 Russell Group universities. Because Kent academics are engaged in high level research, as well as teaching, you will study with some of the most influential thinkers in your field.
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 in the top 10 UK universities in the world (QS World University Rankings 2019) 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.
Kingston is an inclusive and vibrant university, recognised for its excellent teaching, ranks highly in the world’s list of young universities and has several UK-leading courses. Located in the outskirts of London, our diverse student populace enjoy the best of one of the world’s greatest cities. We offer a wide range of undergraduate and postgraduate courses, several of which are rated the best in the country by The Guardian University Guide 2019. View the course list page to see the extensive offerings across our faculties.
Kingston University’s teaching has been recognised as outstanding by winning The Guardian University Award 2017 for teaching excellence. Courses are also brought to life by interactive learning facilities such as the Bloomberg trading room, the flight simulator, an in-built hospital ward and music recording studio.
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.
The University of Leicester is in the East Midlands and currently has almost 17,000 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 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.
London Metropolitan University places students at the centre of everything they do. The University is proud of a vibrant, multicultural and socially diverse community, and welcomes applicants regardless of age or background. Most courses at London Met are offered on both a full-time and part-time basis, in order to best meet your needs.
London Met’s focus on teaching quality has seen it ranked above some of the capital’s most prestigious institutions for teaching excellence. The University scored above universities including Imperial College London, King’s College London, University College London, Queen Mary and the London School of Economics in the 2016 Sunday Times Good University Guide’s category for teaching excellence.
The University maintain strong industry links to ensure you gain vital professional experience while you learn, with courses carefully crafted to incorporate new and emerging industry trends and practice.
Located in the centre of London, the University has three campuses and is comprised of six schools; the Cass School of Art, Architecture and Design in Aldgate, the School of Business and Law in Moorgate; and the Schools of Computing and Digital Media, Human Sciences, Social Professions and Social Sciences in Holloway.
The Met Film School offer undergraduate and postgraduate degrees in directing, screenwriting, producing, postproduction, visual effects and cinematography, all validated by the University of West London. All of the Met Film School's lecturers and tutors are industry professionals, including BAFTA and Oscar nominees.
Students will have access to world class facilities at the world-famous Ealing Studios in West London. An off-site shooting block with multiple spaces for camera workshops and productions is provided, along with a camera room full of the latest technology and one of Ealing Studios' original sound stages. Students will be expected to work in groups and write, produce, direct and edit their own short films. Hands on teaching can be expected with experienced tutors.
The Met Film School has full membership to The International Association of Film and Television Schools and The National Film and Television School is an advisory partner on our undergraduate programmes.
Navitas UK provides direct access to a wide range of UK universities. Courses offered include:
Navitas UK university programmes are offered on campus at nine UK universities:
The University of Northampton’s mission to transform lives and inspire change seeks to ensure your time at University is fulfilling, satisfying and enjoyable. They offer industry-relevant courses, taught on a brand new campus. The University actively focuses on making sure you have all the support you need at this important stage of your life. Face-to-face teaching is enhanced by the latest developments in technology to give students flexibility in the way they learn. In addition, Northampton has a unique commitment to social impact, supporting staff and students to have a positive effect on the world. Courses and extra- curricular activity are designed to promote the idea that everybody has the power to make a positive impact on society – small changes that add up to make the world a better place.
The new campus - Waterside - is located just a few minutes’ walk from Northampton town centre. It is purpose-built, designed to deliver a new personalised experience of teaching and learning, plus excellent opportunities to develop academic knowledge and life skills.
Oxford Brookes is a vibrant, modern university that attracts over 3,500 international students from more than 150 different countries. Oxford Brookes University has been named as one of the top 50 young universities in the world by the QS World University Rankings 2018 – and is the only UK university to make the list.
Oxford Brookes offer a diverse range of undergraduate and postgraduate courses designed to stimulate and inspire. In addition, the University offers a guaranteed place on an Oxford Brookes University bachelor's degree if you pass an international foundation programme with the appropriate grades.
Oxford is a great place to be a student - rich in heritage yet focused on the present day with a vibrant, cosmopolitan atmosphere. The University have a long standing reputation for employability, and are host to two national centres of excellence in teaching and learning.
Queen Mary, University of London is the third largest college of the University of London, with the main based in the east of the city. It is a member of the Russell Group of research universities and has roots dating back to 1785. Queen Mary has a strong international reputation, with 23% of its 16,000 students coming from over 150 countries.
Queen Mary has the world’s largest academic health science centre, and is well known for medical teaching and research at Barts and the London School of Medicine and Dentistry. The Medical School at Queen Mary includes special departments in cardiology, infectious diseases, surgery and dentistry. The School of Dentistry recently moved into brand new state-of-the-art facilities.
Ravensbourne people are as diverse as the city we occupy and the industries we serve. Students and colleagues. Research and business partners. We are united by a desire to innovate and change the world through creativity. Ravensbourne was created in 1959 by the amalgamation of Bromley School of Art (opened in 1878) and the Department of Furniture Design of Beckenham School of Art. 2,400 students in total attend the University, and the main Ravensbourne campus is next to The O2, an entertainment district at Greenwich Peninsula.
Ravensbourne have a strong track record in getting good jobs for our graduates, because we equip them with the practical skills they need to excel in the workplace. Our current graduate employability rate is an impressive 94.7%, so 19 out of 20 students are in employment or further study within 6 months of graduating. We have close working relationships with local and national industries, making sure that as a Ravensbourne learner you'll have access to a wealth of work placement opportunities.
The University of Reading was founded in 1892 and received its Royal Charter in 1926. The redbrick campus is situated close to the city centre and just 25 minutes from London, with 15,000 students from over 150 countries currently enrolled.
The University of Reading is established within the top 200 universities in the world and 94% of graduates are in work or further study within six months of graduating. The University also scored 89% in the last National Student Survey, with its Student Union rated in the top ten in the UK.
Reading offers special foundation business courses and English lessons, while the University is also known for its many partnerships with overseas universities and institutions, ranging from student exchanges to research collaborations. A new campus was also recently opened in Malaysia.
Richmond University is a unique London-based university offering a traditional American Liberal Arts education. Having recently celebrated its 40th anniversary, it is the only university in the UK to offer dually accredited degrees (UK & US), providing worldwide recognition to its graduates. 1,800 students from nearly 100 countries are currently enrolled.
Richmond University offers its students a small class experience, with the average size being no more than 20 students. Dedicated to employability, Richmond offers personal development seminars, access to work experience, volunteering, international internships and a guaranteed semester abroad.
Sheffield Hallam University is one of the largest and most popular universities in the UK, with over 30,000 students from more than 100 countries enrolled. It is also regarded as one of the best modern universities in the north of England and has eight subjects ranked in the top 20 in the UK (The Times and Sunday Times University League Table).
Sheffield Hallam's courses are designed in consultation with industry experts and offer opportunities to undertake internships and consultancy projects. Many courses are accredited by professional bodies including Sony, BP, Cisco, BBC, Shell and HSBC. These often offer a direct route to professional accreditation or membership of that body.
93% of graduates are in employment or further study within six months of graduation, while a package of discounts and scholarships for undergraduate and postgraduate students are also available.
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 just 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.
Following the last National Student Survey, 79% 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.
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.
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.
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.
The University of Surrey is a campus university located in south west London and was named ‘University of the Year' for 2016 in the Times & Sunday Times University Guide. There are currently almost 15,000 students enrolled at two campuses in Stag Hill and Manor Park from 120 different countries, making it one of the most international universities in the UK.
In addition to being named University of the Year, Surrey also excels in a number of other areas. Exceptional results were seen in student satisfaction, rising entry standards and a high employment rate. The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide has praised the University in the past for being one of “the most innovative universities in the UK: reducing its dependence on state funding, investing £400m to develop the campus in Guildford, and launching a joint venture in China.”
The University of Surrey also has a Professional Training placement programme. It boasts over 2,300 partners across the globe and provides opportunities for students to out their skills into practice and to experience a real working environment.
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.
Thames Education Group is an international higher education provider offering cutting-edge degree programmes in business and data analysis.
Our new MSc in Data-driven Management (in collaboration with The University of Buckingham) focuses on the essential soft and hard skills that will enable our students to take their career to the next level. The programme starts in February 2019 and a limited number of places are still available at an introductory fee. Thames Education Group is based in a landmark location in the City of London.
University Academy 92 (UA92) will be the UK’s newest private university, admitting the first cohort of undergraduate students to its Manchester campus in September 2019.
UA92 brings together the expertise of academic pioneers Lancaster University, inspiration from the football legends the Class of 92, and world class business partners including industry innovators Microsoft. Students will study specialisms in business, media, psychology and sport.
Degrees are awarded by Lancaster University and UA92 programmes will combine academic rigour, skills, personal development and work experience providing you with an educational experience that will develop you commercially, emotionally and academically.
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. 24,000 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. UCLan maintains a strong focus on employability, ranking in the top three in the UK for the number of graduate start-up businesses, with many degree programmes developed in collaboration with and linked to industrial partners.
The University of West London draws on a heritage of 150 years in teaching and professional education.
UWL has a reputation for high-quality education closely linked to employment. We aim to inspire our students to become innovative professionals, connecting them to exciting and rewarding careers. Based in the heart of one of the UK’s most successful business regions, the University has highly qualiﬁed staff with a wealth of experience in their respective disciplines and strong connections to their industries. Everything we do is designed to equip our students with both the academic knowledge and practical skills to succeed in their chosen careers. We are The Career University.
The University is home to a number of courses in Business, Computing and Engineering, Film, Media and Design, Hospitality and Tourism, Human and Social Sciences, Law and Criminology, Music and Healthcare.
The University of Westminster was formed from the first polytechnic in Britain, and became a full university in 1992. It is spread over four campuses, three of which are in central London. There are more than 20,000 students from 150 countries currently enrolled on a variety of programmes ranging from undergraduate and postgraduate courses to tailored professional programmes and short courses.
Subjects maintain a strong vocational focus, with longer modules including work-based skills and integration with practical activity. Undergraduates are able to conduct research during their degree and the University has achieved fame for its media studies and fashion degrees, both of which are rated as being some of the best in the world. Having celebrated its 175th anniversary in 2013, Westminster continues to invest heavily in all facilities from accommodation to the restoration of one of the first cinemas in Britain within the Regent Campus.
The University of Winchester is located close to the south coast of the UK in the scenic South Downs. A cathedral city, Winchester achieved university status in 2008 and currently has around 7,000 students enrolled.
Following the National Student Survey, Winchester ranked 4th in England for overall satisfaction. Rated by final year undergraduate students, there is 100% overall satisfaction in American Studies, Archaeology, Business Management, Choreography and Dance, Digital Media Design, Digital Media Development, Education Studies (Early Childhood), Event Management, Health Community and Social Care Studies, History and the Medieval World, History and the Modern World, Media Production, Media Studies, and Politics and Global Studies.
The culture of the university is informal, with an emphasis on providing a supportive community for students through promotion of start-up businesses and social entrepreneurship, as well as personal support in student study and life. Winchester has seen a great amount of development in recent years, with work on brand-new accommodation and an award-winning student union, which achieved one of the best rankings in the National Student Survey, being completed.
The University of York is based in the historic city of York and is a member of the prestigious Russell Group, one of the 24 leading research universities in the UK. Established in 1963, York is a collegiate university and students belong to one of nine colleges who provide accommodation and academic departments. There are around 16,000 students currently enrolled.
A former winner of the University of the Year award from both Times Higher Education and the Sunday Times, York is also just one of six post-war universities to have appeared in the world’s top 100 universities. The University has also won the Queen’s Anniversary Prize for research in Archaeology, Computer Science and Health Economics.
York also place a huge focus on extra-curricular activity, with free second language tuition in the first year, a strong sporting provision and the York Award, which aims to improve employability through work placements and volunteering activities.