Universities Attending the UK University Fair
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.
Bath Spa University focuses primarily on arts and humanities subjects and was founded in its most original form in 1852 before officially becoming a university in 2005. Bath Spa has several campuses in and around the city, with the main centre being Newton Park, completed in 2014, which features some of the best digital media related teaching facilities in the UK.
Bath Spa University is home to just over 7,500 students from over 40 different countries. This relatively small size means that Bath Spa remains a personal and intimate university with strong focus on teaching and student welfare. Student satisfaction is currently 81% across all subjects, while teaching is rated 90% positive.
Bath Spa University was recently crowned one of the top six creative universities in the UK by ‘Which? University’ Guide, with activities such as music, theatre, dance, choirs and visual arts playing a large part of university life.
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.
Coventry University has a proud tradition of excellence as a sector-leading institution. We are well-established as a truly global university, with partner institutions and representatives positioned around the world. Coventry is in the top 30 universities in the world for international students in the QS University Rankings 2021.
With our 5 QS Star rating for Facilities in the University Ratings, you can unlock your potential by using cutting-edge industry equipment and simulation suites to build your talent. We’re always looking to develop our campus to ensure our facilities are modern and fit for the purpose of nurturing tomorrow’s talent. Our £59m Health and Life Sciences building was opened by the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge in 2018, and following this, there are two brand-new refurbishments of the Engineering and Arts and Humanities buildings, costing over £60m- and you could be one of the first students to use the new buildings!
On top of our Coventry campus, we also offer you the chance to study in the City of London.
The University of Dundee was founded in 1881 and has developed a significant reputation for students entering the traditional professions, most notably law, medicine and dentistry as well as emerging areas such as life sciences. The Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design is one of the UK’s top rated art schools, while the University of Dundee School of Medicine is ranked in the top 5 in the UK. Dundee is also 1st in Scotland and 4th in the UK for Law according to the Guardian University Guide 2020.
Based in and around the city of Dundee on the central east coast of Scotland, a focus on vocational and professional degrees means that Dundee scores well in terms of graduate employment and only Oxbridge graduates have higher average starting salaries.
Dundee has scored highly in terms of student satisfaction in recent years and lots of degrees at the University include a career planning and internship option, with students given their own personal development website to work within.
INTO is dedicated to providing world-class experiences to international students looking for support and preparation leading to top UK universities. INTO have 12 modern study centres offering our students’ excellent educational environments in either campus based universities or cosmopolitan city centre locations.
Choose from A-levels, foundation, international year one, graduate diploma, pre-masters or an English language course to help prepare you for study at one of 11 partner universities or a study centre which opens doors to over 90+ institutions.
Fully accredited by university partners, INTO courses provide assured progression upon successful completion of your INTO programme and meeting the progression standards for your chosen degree. Now celebrating their 10th anniversary, INTO have helped more than 50,000 students take the next step to achieving their potential.Why INTO?
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At Kaplan International Pathways, education is at the heart of everything we do. We believe in the power of education to change people’s lives.
If you want to go to university in the UK, our preparation courses will bring your skills to the level needed for a degree. Alternatively, we’ll help you gain direct entry if you already qualify. With us, you can succeed at university, in your future career, and in life.- Designed for you
Our pathway courses give you everything you need to support your progression to a top university. We help you to improve your academic abilities, English language skills and subject knowledge, to ensure you are fully ready for your bachelor’s, master’s or doctoral degree.- Experienced and dedicated teachers
Many of our teachers have been working with international students for several years, and know the exact academic and English language standards expected by universities. With this wealth of experience, we can help you successfully progress to your chosen degree.
Lancaster University is located in the north west of England near the major cities of Manchester and Liverpool. It was established in 1964 as a collegiate university with a reputation for innovation. Lancaster is one of the few UK universities to run a collegiate system which consists of eight undergraduate colleges and one postgraduate college. Over 12,000 students from over 100 countries are currently enrolled and all members of staff are college members and many are actively involved in collegiate life.
Lancaster is ranked in the top 10 in all three major national league tables, and is also highly ranked in international league tables such as the QS World Rankings. The University scored 88% on the National Student Survey for final year students, placing it among the top ten in the UK. Lancaster is the number one university in the north west and University accommodation has won 'Best University Halls' in the National Student Housing Survey for the last six years. It was named 'University of the Year' for 2018 by the Times Good University Guide.
Leeds Beckett University is one of the most popular universities in the UK with a history dating back almost 200 years. More than 150 undergraduate and 190 postgraduate courses are offered, as well as foundation and pre-sessional English programmes. The University aims to give students a top-quality learning experience and state-of-the-art facilities are one of the many reasons why more than 24,000 students study at their two Leeds based campuses.
The University places a strong focus on employability after graduation and all courses include at least two weeks of work-related learning per year. Work placements are encouraged and very popular, with nearly half of all students taking a sandwich course. Leeds' stated aims are to have every graduate enterprising, digitally literate and with a global outlook.
Leeds Beckett University has nine teaching fellows and seven prestigious Higher Education Academy national teacher fellows. Following the most recent National Student Survey, student satisfaction at the school is 85%.
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.
Since Her Majesty the Queen opened the first University of Lincoln building on the Brayford Pool Campus, the University has welcomed more than 90,000 students from across 135 countries. Today, Lincoln is ranked in the world’s top 150 universities in the Times Higher Education’s (THE) Young University Rankings 2020 and were also named as the Modern University of the Year in The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2021.
The University of Lincoln put students at the heart of everything they do and have a reputation for innovative teaching, having been awarded a five-star score overall in the QS Stars rating in 2020 and Gold, the highest standard possible, in the national Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) 2017.
As a student at the University of Lincoln you will be living in one of Europe’s great historic cities, with a history dating back as far as 300BC. Alongside remains from Lincoln’s Roman heritage, the city is also home to a number of historical buildings and landmarks, including Lincoln Cathedral which was built in 1072 and was once the tallest building in the world.
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.
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:
Oxford International Education Group was founded in 1991 and currently provides language education, academic preparation and education study tours to international students.University Pathways
Oxford International provides pathways to higher education through an exciting range of international integrated undergraduate and postgraduate degree programmes. In collaboration with our university partners we establish on-campus, Embedded Colleges, where students study the first stage of an integrated Bachelors degree over three or four years. At postgraduate level we offer integrated Masters programmes that combine specialist learning with additional English language and academic support.
Oxford International are currently embedded at the following universities:
d’Overbroeck’s Oxford is an independent day and boarding school in north Oxford.
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.
QA Higher Education is a private UK higher education provider working in partnership with universities, colleges and education specialists to offer international students a range of programmes from foundation level, to undergraduate and postgraduate degrees.
QA Higher Education is partnered with the following UK universities:Middlesex University
Middlesex University’s Centres in London Holborn, Birmingham and Manchester offer a business undergraduate programme with a Healthcare specialism in convenient city centre locations.Northumbria University
QA Higher Education works in partnership with Northumbria University to deliver courses at the Northumbria London Campus. The London Campus offers industry-focused Business, Computing, IT and Project Management courses amid the buzz of London’s business and financial district.Solent University
If you’re looking to study at Solent University and need to build on your existing qualifications to meet the entry requirements, QA and Solent pathway programmes are designed to help you get there.
The University of Salford has a long history of working with industry, improving on its traditional strengths of nursing, engineering and sports medicine. It was founded in its original form in 1850 before being awarded full university status in 1967, and there are currently over 20,000 students enrolled across 60 acres of parkland on the banks of the River Irwell.
Following the results of the National Student Survey, 83% of Salford graduates were satisfied with their time at the University. Improvements were also made in all subject areas, with 100% satisfaction in Media Technology, Petroleum and Mechanical Engineering, Professional Studies Nursing and Social Work and Architecture Design and Technology.
Salford was one of the first universities to offer a ‘sandwich’ degree, a year-long work placement, while its most recent development is MediaCityUK, which allows students to work and study with numerous companies in order to gain vital experience and contacts.
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
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 Programmes International Year One
International Year One is an intensive, three-term programme of academic subjects, study skills and English language training that is equivalent to the first year of an undergraduate degree.
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.
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, and has over 400 undergraduate and 200 postgraduate courses available. The University has been a leader in 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.
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 12% 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
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.