Universities at the SI-UK University Fair
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.
Aston University is lively, welcoming and cosmopolitan campus based university situated in the centre of Birmingham, the second largest city in the UK. It was founded in 1895 and in 1966, received the Royal Charter to be a University from Queen Elizabeth II. The campus is home to five schools (Business, Engineering and Applied Sciences, Languages and Social Sciences Life and Health Sciences and the Medical school) which offer foundation, undergraduate, postgraduate taught and research programmes. Aston has more than 11,000 undergraduates and more than 2,000 postgraduate students from over 120 countries.
Aston consistently ranks high in various international league tables. In the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF), 78% of research submitted was evaluated as 'world leading' or 'internationally recognised'.
The University of Bath is known for excellence in teaching and research; a superb student experience; and providing outstanding preparation for the workplace. Widely regarded as a world-class university in a world heritage city, the University is ranked 6th in the Guardian University Guide 2020 and achieved Gold in the Teaching Excellence Framework. Approaching its 50th year, the University is well established as a nurturing environment for enterprising minds.
Bath offers a broad range of programmes spanning engineering, design, science, management, humanities and social sciences. Academic programmes are designed to provide both rigorous intellectual challenge and real-world relevance, giving students the opportunity to study with researchers who are leaders in their field.
Bath’s outstanding placement scheme helps ensure highly sought-after graduates are well attuned to meet the evolving needs of employers. With a tradition of building strong links with private businesses, partnerships and the public sector,
24,000 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, 84% of students were happy with their course, while 87% agreed that faculty staff were good at explaining classes and teaching.
The University of Bradford is one of the world’s great technology universities, providing high-quality teaching, underpinned by cutting-edge research with practical applications to solve tomorrow’s problems. The University is committed to helping all its students to lead fulfilling lives, become global citizens, and make a difference to the world.
Bradford collaborates closely with local, regional, national and multinational businesses from across all sectors of the global economy ranging from associations with local employers through its employer engagement initiatives, to overseas partnerships including those in Singapore, Poland, Malaysia, Pakistan and India. Global and local partnerships inform the University’s curriculum and provide inspirational work placements.
Students, particularly international students, who do not have the necessary qualifications for enrolling onto a degree course, can apply for the Certificate of International Foundation Studies.
Founded in 1876, the University of Bristol combines a proud tradition of academic excellence with an independent and forward-thinking spirit.
Bristol has an international reputation for high-quality education and research, with the work of its staff and students resonating across the world. More than 25,000 students currently study at the University from over 150 countries.
The University is ranked 62nd in the world (QS World University Rankings 2022) and has excellent graduate employment rates, coming 9th in the UK for graduate employability (QS Graduate Employability Rankings 2020). The completion rate of 95% is among the highest in the country, and 90% of undergraduate students are awarded either a first or 2:1 (Times Good University Guide 2021).
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.
Home of the two-year degree, the University of Buckingham, based in the South East of England, is ranked 1st for Teaching Excellence in the UK. Buckingham is proudly independent and not-for-profit, and offer courses in Allied Health, Business, Computing, Education, Humanities, Law, Medicine, Psychology and Security and Intelligence. The University is one of the few universities in the UK that offer September and January start dates for almost all courses.
Based in Buckingham on a riverside campus, the University is only 20 minutes’ from Milton Keynes central station and a short drive from Bicester, Aylesbury, Banbury and Northampton. There is free parking on-site and its location means it is within easy reach of London and Oxford.
Award-winning small class tutorials ensure every student is known by name and supported throughout their studies, including by dedicated personal tutors. As pioneers of the two-year degree, Buckingham offer a condensed version of the traditional three-year degree, meaning you can gain a full honours degree and complete your studies a whole year earlier.
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.Cambridge Education Group Centres - ONCAMPUS
ONCAMPUS offer pre-university programmes for students who do not meet the required grades for entry to a UK university.Since 2008, ONCAMPUS has helped thousands of students progress to the best universities across the UK, Europe and the USA.UK Campuses
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 Rankings place it in the top 160. 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. 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 Masters 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 over 20,000 students from approximately 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.
Since 1976 City has been home to a centre for the education of journalists, the highly regarded Department of Journalism.
The University of Cumbria is a place where people are at the heart of all we do. Where enriching the lives of our students, staff and the communities we serve means we make a difference that goes beyond the classroom.
A distinct university in a unique place that has inspired generations to conquer the problems of their age. Pioneers of mountaineering, art, literature and conservation all started here. Now their spirit lives on through teaching, experience and a learning community that prepares you for every future, for every possibility.
All this combines together to amplify how we provide a unique learning environment to equip and empower international students ready to embrace the future you desire.
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Although the University of Cumbria's roots are firmly placed in the North of England, they also provide outstanding teacher training and professional policing qualifications in London.
The University of Exeter was founded in 1955, although its complete history dates back as far as 1900. At present around 27,000 students from over 150 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 considered one of the best universities in the world.
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 campuses in London and Kent hosting around 25,000 students from over 100 countries.
The University of Greenwich is a leading modern public university and offers a range of subjects across its four faculties, the Faculty of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Business School, Faculty of Education and Health and Faculty of Engineering and Science. The University performed well in recent National Student Surveys, with Greenwich staff and its courses recieving high marks. 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 excelling. Two of the University’s Diplomas of Higher Education courses in Children’s Nursing and Nursing Studies achieved 100% scores.
The University of Greenwich was awarded a Silver rating in the Teaching Excellence Framework and has won three Queen’s Anniversary Prizes for Higher and Further Education.
Keele University was the first new UK university of the 20th century and was founded to promote interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary 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 120 countries are enrolled at the University, and almost all undergraduates can study abroad for a semester in one of 80 partner universities. Keele is consistently ranked in the top 3 for student satisfaction.
Keele University is set across 600-acres of parkland, with extensive woods, lakes and beautiful parkland. The central feature of the estate is the 19th century Keele Hall, registered by English Heritage as Grade II.
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 2022) 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.
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 around 20,000 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 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. All London Met undergraduate students are guaranteed a work-based learning opportunity, which counts towards their studies.
The University offers state-of-the art learning, library, as well as IT facilities, where students can hone their skills – from purpose-built art, design and recording studios, a mock courtroom, to a £100,000 journalism newsroom as well as its £30 million Science Centre, which is among Europe’s largest science teaching labs.
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 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.
Navitas UK English language and pathway programmes ensure students are given the extra support and assistance needed to succeed at a higher education level. In the UK, domestic, EU and international students are able to enrol in Navitas colleges to take advantage of the supportive environment to enhance their academic potential. Navitas offers a wide range of foundation and pre-masters programmes to eleven UK universities, including:
Nottingham Trent University is spread across three campuses, two in Nottingham and one just outside the city, and it is one of the largest universities in the UK with 28,000 students currently enrolled. Nottingham Trent was originally founded in 1843 before officially gaining full university status in 1992. 93% of Nottingham Trent students would recommend studying at at the University following the National Student Survey and it was named 'University of the Year' by Times Higher Education for 2018.
Nottingham Trent University is best known for its Art and Design, Fashion and creative arts programmes, but it also hosts one of the UK’s largest law schools. The University also does well in sports, with strong performances in the British University and College Sport leagues. The University recently received one of the biggest grants to a post-1992 university in order to continue its work on cancer diagnosis and therapy.
Nottingham Trent are partnered with 50 academic institutions across 40 countries, with some programmes at the University also offering the chance for students to study abroad.
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 almost 25% 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.
The University of Roehampton is based on a large parkland campus in south-west London. It became an independent university in 2004, but dates back to four teacher training colleges founded in the 19th century. These separate colleges have remained, and every student joins one of the four when they join the University. Roehampton has a highly international student body of 8,000 students from 110 different countries.
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.
The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama stands at the forefront of training and research in the Dramatic Arts. Graduate employment statistics are amongst the highest in our sector, and our research has recently been assessed as ‘World Leading’ – and is unique in the realm of drama conservatoires. The ratio of undergraduate applications to places is the highest of any UK university.
Whilst Royal Central School of Speech and Drama actors win many of the most coveted awards, worldwide, and frequent accolades in the media, a broad range of industry organisations rank Central as the gold standard in leadership of technical and design work. So too, Central continues as a pioneering force in the application of dramatic skills in many social contexts.
Our facilities are widely regarded to be exemplary with further specialised studios and performance spaces to be added as part of a dynamic new development.
Royal Holloway, University of London, is ranked in the top 25 universities in the UK and the top 300 universities in the world. Through world-class research that expands minds and changes lives, the dedication of teachers and the feel of the Royal Holloway experience, Royal Holloway is a community that inspires individuals to succeed academically, socially and personally.
At Royal Holloway, you get to study at one of the most beautiful campuses in the world. Located on the outskirts of London, Royal Holloway offers a unique ‘best of both worlds’ experience with a safe and supportive campus community, with easy access to one of the best student cities in the world.
The University was founded by two social reformers who championed the principles of excellence and inclusivity. Their vision lives on today. As one of the UK’s leading research intensive universities, the University is home to some of the world’s foremost authorities in the sciences, arts, business, economics and law.
Set in the heart of central London, SOAS University of London is an institution that encourages students to challenge conventional views. Specialising in the arts, humanities, languages, cultures, law and social sciences from a global perspective, SOAS is particularly renowned for its unique courses relating to Asia, Africa, the Near East and the Middle East. The university offers undergraduate and postgraduate degrees in areas such as Anthropology, Development, Languages, Finance, Law and Politics, all taught by world-class experts.
Over 40% of undergraduate courses offer a year abroad, giving students the chance to become immersed in the culture and language of our specialist regions. Around 45% of undergraduates take lessons in a second language, and choose to spend their third year in one of SOAS’s numerous partner universities across Africa, Asia and the Near and Middle East.
The world-famous library at SOAS is one of five National Research Libraries in the UK, with 1.
The University of 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 25,000 students enrolled from more than 140 different countries.
Southampton recently launched a new EU scholarship which consists of £5,000 reduction in fees for students residing in the EU and starting a programme in September 2021, as well as Merit Scholarships for international undergraduate and postgraduate students.
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.
If you are in the UK, join Southampton at their next Open Day on Saturday 9th October. If you are overseas, don’t worry, you can join the Online Subject Talks taking place from Monday 27th September to Friday 1st October.
Founded as an independent School of Medicine in 1976, St. George’s University (SGU) has evolved into a top center of international education, drawing students and faculty from 140 countries to the Caribbean island of Grenada, in the West Indies.
The University’s alumni include physicians, veterinarians, scientists, and public health and business professionals across the world. The University offers medical and veterinary medical degrees in the Schools of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine, and independent and dual graduate degrees in the sciences, public health, and business. Undergraduate degree programs are also available through its School of Arts and Sciences, and students may build on their education by pursuing a degree in the School of Graduate Studies.Northumbria University, Newcastle
Thanks to a unique partnership with Northumbria University, St. George’s University’s UK location gives international students the opportunity to earn a Doctor of Medicine (MD) and complete up to 50% of your degree in the United Kingdom.
St Mary’s University, London is a modern, friendly institution with a caring atmosphere, a strong academic record and high student satisfaction rates. St Mary’s mission is to provide a high quality academic and professional education, inspired by a Catholic ethos and values as London’s only Catholic University.
Students of St Mary's benefit from over 165 years of tradition and expertise in teaching at a historic and scenic campus based in Twickenham. With a campus also based in Greater London, St Mary’s is both local and global. St Mary’s has nearly 6,000 students across four academic Schools offering 34 undergraduate degree programmes, 24 postgraduate programmes, available to study on a full-time and part-time basis, as well as study abroad and Erasmus programmes.
Undergraduate students also have the option of undertaking practical part-time work placements organised by the Centre for Workplace Learning which links academic learning to personal and professional development, aiding future career prospects.
The University of Strathclyde is a world-leading technological university located in the heart of Glasgow – one of the UK’s largest cities. With more than 23,000 students from over 100 countries, the University of Strathclyde is a vibrant and welcoming place for students from all backgrounds.
For more than 200 years, Strathclyde has been delivering academic excellence through world-class research and teaching, providing students with flexible and innovative learning in preparation for their chosen career path.
The University won the Times Higher Education University of the Year prize in 2019 – becoming the first Scottish university to receive the UK-wide award twice. Strathclyde has also been recognised as the Scottish University of the Year 2020 by the Sunday Times Good University Guide, and were awarded the Queen’s Anniversary Prize – the highest national honour awarded to the sector.
Each of its four faculties – Science, Engineering, Humanities & Social Sciences and
The University of Suffolk, formerly University Campus Suffolk, is based in Ipswich and is home to just under 5,000 students from almost 70 different countries.
Founded in 2007, the University offer a wide ranging portfolio of courses across its Arts, Business and Applied Social Science and Health and Science faculties. The Arts, Business and Applied Social Science faculty comprises of four departments: Art and Humanities; Children, Young People & Education, Psychology, Sociology & Social Work and Suffolk Business School. The Applied Social Science and Health faculty is comprised of Health Studies, Nursing Studies and Science & Technology.
94.4 per cent of Suffolk undergraduates were in work or further study after six months following the 2015 Destination of Leavers from Higher Education survey.
Swansea University is based in South Wales and currently has around 20,000 students enrolled across two campuses. The Singleton Park campus was established in 1920 and is home to the Swansea University Medical School, College of Human and Health Sciences, College of Arts and Humanities, and the Hillary Rodham Clinton School of Law. The Bay Campus opened in 2015 and is home to the College of Engineering, School of Management, and Computer Science.
Traditional strengths lie within the science subjects, but are strongly supported by humanities subjects, which are globally recognised. Swansea is ranked in the top 15 for Graduate Employment with an excellent 97% employment record.
Swansea also has one of the best student experiences in the UK according to its students, who consistently vote the University in the top 10 in the National Student Survey. Swansea has a low cost of living compared to other major cities in the UK. The city is vibrant, lively, friendly and often referred to as ‘home away from home’.
The University for the Creative Arts (UCA) offers an array of specialist courses in friendly and supportive campus environments and continues to provide an inspiring education to all students. The University is based at five campuses across the South East of England, in Canterbury, Epsom, Maidstone and Rochester.
UCA was named the highest placed specialist creative university in all three major UK league tables and the Business School for the Creative Arts is ranked no.7 in the whole of the UK for Business, Management & Marketing (Guardian Guide 2021). The University has also been awarded Gold in the Teaching Excellence Framework.
The University for the Creative Arts creative reputation has been established for over 150 years and the 6,500 students currently enrolled from over 70 different countries study a wide variety of programmes at undergraduate and postgraduate level. Subject areas include:
- Advertising & Branding
- Animation, Computer Games & Digital Arts
- Architecture & Interior Design
- Crafts: Jewellery, Ceramics & Glass
- Design for Theatre, Performance & Events
- Fashion & Textiles
- Film & Video
- Fine Art
- General Art & Design courses
- Graphic Design & Illustration
- Journalism & Broadcasting
- Marketing & Management
- Photography & Media Arts
- Three Dimensional & Product Design
Methods of teaching and learning in the UK may differ from those in your own country and the University for the Creative Arts encourage students to think creatively and to produce personalised, original and individual solutions to assignments.
More than 2,500 international students from over 130 countries call the University of Wolverhampton home. Nationally commended and internationally recognised, the university has TEF silver status and four stars in the most recent QS international ratings. It also has a graduate employability rate of 96 per cent (DLHE 2018).
The University of Wolverhampton has been providing students with life-changing opportunities for more than 190 years. With over 500 courses to choose from, international students can move closer to their career goals. Three faculties offer courses in more than 70 subject areas, with many courses accredited by professional bodies.
Wolverhampton is in a central location in the UK, with Birmingham just 18 minutes away by train. Manchester can be reached in 70 minutes, and London in approximately 90 minutes. Wolverhampton also offers a cheap cost of living compared to other UK cities.
The University invests a lot in its students and the campus community.
The University of York is a leading UK university, creating independent critical thinkers through a culture of academic excellence and ground breaking research. As a member of the prestigious Russell Group we are committed to research-led teaching, providing a supportive and inclusive learning experience for our students. We hold a Gold Teaching Excellence Framework award, showing that we deliver consistently outstanding teaching, learning and outcomes for our students.
All our accommodation is on or near campus and is guaranteed for international students. You’ll become a member of one of our nine colleges which encourages inclusivity and a valuable sense of community, through a wealth of social activities and a supportive system available to each and every student. A wide variety of clubs and societies on campus, as well as our college system, make it very easy for new students to integrate and feel at home throughout their studies.
York is a flourishing city, being voted the ‘best place to live in the UK’ (The Sunday Times 2018).
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