Universities Attending the UK University Fair
The Abbey DLD Group is a network of three independent colleges, uniquely placed to offer students from the United Kingdom and around the world a college tailored to meet their individual requirements. The colleges have a long-standing reputation for delivering a premium quality education.
All of the colleges share a similar approach to education: to help all our students to achieve the very best academic results. This is done through rigorous but informal teaching, small class sizes, frequent testing and expert teachers who have the interests of each student at the centre of everything they do.DLD College London
DLD is the oldest and one of the most prestigious colleges in the UK, which, since its foundation in 1931 has built a strong reputation among students, parents, schools and universities.Abbey College Cambridge
Students from over 30 countries are currently studying at Abbey College Cambridge because of the incredible academic results and commitment to helping all students achieve success.
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'.
Bangor University is a Welsh university that was founded in 1884. Currently, Bangor is host to over 10,000 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.
The University of Birmingham is a beautiful redbrick university, with a leafy green campus, located in the city of Birmingham, just over 150km north of London.
Established in 1900, Birmingham has been challenging and developing great minds for more than a century. Characterised by a tradition of innovation, research at the University has broken new ground, pushed forward the boundaries of knowledge and made an impact on people’s lives. A founding member of the Russell Group and Universitas 21, the University of Birmingham is a prestigious, world leading educational institution, which provides an exceptionally high level of teaching.
Birmingham is renowned for producing highly employable and successful graduates. In 2020-21, they are ranked first by High Fliers Research, as the most targeted UK university for the country’s top employers looking for graduate recruits (The Graduate Market in 2021), demonstrating their commitment to you and your future. The University has also invested £5m in its graduate careers services and successful alumni are offered mentoring and bursaries to support work experience and internships in the UK and overseas.
The University of Bristol has an international reputation for high-quality education and research. It combines academic excellence with an independent, forward-thinking spirit.
Founded in 1876, Bristol is one of the 24 members of the research-intensive Russell Group. It is one of the original ‘red brick’ universities, which were founded in the major industrial cities of England.
The University is in the UK top ten and 62nd in the world (QS World University Rankings 2022). For graduate employability, it ranks joint seventh in the UK (QS Graduate Employability Rankings 2022).
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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.
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.
With undergraduate students earning an average of £24,000 within six months of graduating at De Montfort University (DMU), the Leicester institution is one of the most valuable investments a student can make. Encouraging its students to develop their entrepreneurial flair, more than 100 new businesses are started by its own students each year, while Frontrunners – DMU’s campus-based placement scheme - allows current students to apply for a variety of work placements within the university, putting lecture theatre learning into practise at the workplace.
By choosing DMU, you will be part of a creative and passionate student community that is inspired to make the most of the opportunities surrounding them. The university pride themselves on combining teaching excellence with world leading research and close links to businesses with over 170 courses accredited by professional bodies.
DMU is a university of quality and distinctiveness in the heart of the UK.
The University of East Anglia (UEA) is an internationally renowned university based in a campus which provides world-class academic, social and cultural facilities to over 15,000 students from more than 100 countries.
The University is ranked in the top 200 universities in the world (Times Higher Education World Rankings 2021) and its teaching is of the highest quality having ranked Gold in the Teaching Excellence Framework (2017-2021).
Located in 300 acres of parkland, UEA is just three miles from the vibrant and historic city of Norwich. UEA’s mini-city campus has everything you need in one place. The safe campus boasts a wide range of accommodation, the Sainsbury’s Centre for Visual Arts; a state- of-the-art public art gallery and a renowned campus sports facilities in its Sportspark.
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.
Kingston University 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, Kingston's diverse student populace enjoy the best of one of the world’s greatest cities.
A wide range of undergraduate and postgraduate courses are offered at Kingston, several of which are rated the best in the country by The Guardian University Guide 2021. Kingston University is a top global destination for fashion studies and its Fashion programme is one of the only two programmes in the UK to have received the maximum possible ‘Badges of Excellence’ by the leading influencer website Business of Fashion.
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.
Lancaster University is an established leading UK university with a world-class reputation for excellence in research and teaching. Lancaster is consistently ranked among the top 20 in all three major UK university league table, and continues to build a growing reputation both nationally and internationally.
The school is renowned for its undergraduate, postgraduate and doctoral education, and its engagement with SMEs and the regional economy across the North West.
Lancaster University Management School (LUMS) is among an elite group of global business schools to be quadruple-accredited by AACSB, EQUIS, AMBA and the Small Business Charter. Its undergraduate and postgraduate programmes are ranked regularly among the best in the UK and the world. The Financial Times and the Economist Which MBA? rankings place the Lancaster full-time MBA among the top 100 globally, with the FT ranking the Lancaster MBA second in the world for the teaching of Corporate Strategy.
LUMS is a signatory of the UN Initiative, PRME (Principles of Responsible Management Education), and was awarded the Athena Swan Bronze Award in 2021, and is committed to promoting an inclusive, sustainable and responsible future.
Middlesex University is one of the largest universities in the UK, with 24,000 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.
Newcastle University is a world-class institution established in 1834 with an international reputation for academic excellence. Newcastle University is a founding member of the elite Russell Group, a group of 24 highly research-intensive universities in the UK. High-quality teaching, strong research profile, and outstanding student support make the University one of the most popular institutes in the UK.
Situated in the heart of one of the UK’s most dynamic student cities, Newcastle University is home to over 28,000 students, with more than 5,400 international students from over 115 countries. With a strong focus on internationalisation, the University have prestigious partnerships with institutions worldwide including IIT Delhi, IIT Bombay and IISc Bangalore in India as well as multinational companies such as Siemens, PwC and IBM.
A commitment to academic excellence, teaching quality and student experience is demonstrated through Newcastle's position in both national and international rankings.
The University of Nottingham is a research-focused campus university which has been described as “the nearest thing Britain has to a truly global university” by the Times, with campuses in Malaysia and China as well as the UK. It is the fifth largest university in the UK and a member of the Russell Group, Universitas 21, the Association of Commonwealth Universities and the European University Association.
The University of Nottingham is regarded as one of the best universities in the world and regularly features in the UK’s top 30 Higher Education institutions. The Teaching Excellence Framework ranked Nottingham Gold, while the QS World Rankings by Subject revealed Nottingham subjects Pharmacy & Pharmacology (eighth in the world, fourth in the UK), Nursing (27th in the world, fifth in the UK), Veterinary Science (36th in the world, seventh in the UK), Education (43rd in the world, eighth in the UK) and English Language & Literature (48th in the world, 16th in the UK) also performing well.
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.
Oxford Brookes is a vibrant, modern university that has over 3,200 international students from more than 140 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 – 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.
The University of Plymouth is one of the largest universities in the UK, with over 23,000 students, including around 2,000 international students from over 100 countries, enrolled. It can trace its roots back to the Plymouth School of Navigation, founded in 1862 and was formally given full university status in 1992.
Plymouth was awarded the Queen's Anniversary Prize in 2012 for its worldwide reputation for marine and maritime education and research and 11 subjects were recently rated among the top ten in the UK for student satisfaction. The city is also ranked 11th in the UK for most cost-effective places to study. Over 12,000 Plymouth students per year benefit from placements and work-based learning.
It is currently the only post-1992 university to have its own medical school, and has strong partnerships with other universities and institutions in the south west. Various departments have undergone much development in recent years, particularly the library and student union, faculties of Health and Education and Society and Marine Science.
The University of Sheffield is a world famous institution located in the north of England, one of the original 'red brick' universities and a member of the elite Russell Group. Ranked in the world's top 100 universities by the QS World University Rankings, the University of Sheffield was founded by the merger of three colleges in 1905 and currently has 28,000 students enrolled from over 120 countries. Sheffield students voted the University number one for student experience in a Times survey.
The University of Sheffield boasts five Nobel Prize winners in its departments, as well as six Queen’s Anniversary Prizes. It is currently the lead institution for systems engineering, smart materials and stem cell technology in a network of research universities around the world and several firms, such as Boeing, Rolls-Royce and The Wellcome Trust, are big investors because of its engineering strength, providing strong links with industry in many courses and departments.
Solent has been a university since 2005, incorporated as an independent higher education institution in 1989, the University's origins can be traced back to a private School of Art founded in 1856. Mergers between Southampton College of Art, the College of Technology and the College of Nautical Studies at Warsash laid the foundations for what is now Solent University.
Solent currently has around 11,000 students from 100 countries enrolled and 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.
One of the best universities to study in Wales, University of South Wales (USW) has over 30,000 students, including 3,500 international students from over 120 countries. You can expect a warm welcome to their campuses in and around Cardiff, the capital city of Wales.
An extensive range of undergraduate and postgraduate courses are available at the university’s three campuses in Cardiff, Pontypridd and Newport. Impressive facilities include a unique business clinic where student provide clients with business solutions giving them real work experience, an award-winning Sports Park, used by Cardiff City Football Club and the British Lions Rugby Squad, and an internationally recognised film school.
USW has over 100 partnerships with professional bodies and businesses and their focus is on equipping students with the skills and crucial experience needed to secure employment - 95% of USW graduates are in employment or further study within six months of graduating.
The University of Sussex was founded in 1961 and is located in Brighton on the south coast of England. There are currently around 18,000 students enrolled from over 120 countries and the University consistently performs well in the International Student Barometer, offering funded work placements as part of its student support and degree programmes. It is the only UK university located in a National Park.
The University of Sussex is ranked the 160th best university in the world by Times Higher Education, and has a number of subjects ranked in the global top 100, including business and economics, social sciences, psychology and law.
In the National Student Survey, 82% of Sussex students confirmed they are happy with their experience, whilst Brighton was ranked the happiest city in England for students, with 93% of University of Sussex and University of Brighton students surveyed saying they’re ‘very happy’ with their education and city life.
UWE Bristol is a thriving, modern university, offering a wide range of highly respected courses and employment-enhancing opportunities. Based in one of the UK’s most vibrant cities, UWE Bristol is a well-established university, with over 29,000 students, 250,000 alumni and 3,000 staff. International students make up 21% of the student population from 140 different countries around the world, making this a diverse and interesting place to come and study. 95% of UWE Bristol graduates in employment or further study six months after graduation.Teaching an Employability at UWE
With more than 600 courses available at undergraduate, postgraduate, professional and short course level, UWE Bristol offers a broad range of subjects across the arts, creative industries, health, science, business, law, environment and technology disciplines. The University is well known for the quality of its teaching, and for student experience as a whole.