- University of Bedfordshire:
The University of Bedfordshire is based in both Luton and Bedford, two large towns north of London. The University of Bedfordshire has two main campuses in the centre of Luton and on the outskirts of Bedford, both with on-campus accommodation. The University also has two campuses for nursing and midwifery degrees at Butterfield Park on the outskirts of Luton, and at the Buckinghamshire campus at Oxford House in Aylesbury. A fifth site, Putteridge Bury, contains the postgraduate Business School.
Around 20,000 students from over 120 countries study at the University of Bedfordshire and, since its foundation in 2006, the University has invested over £130 million in building and redeveloping facilities. The sports facilities were used to host athletes in the London 2012 Olympic Games and the 2015 Rugby World Cup.
A range of scholarships and discounts are also available at Bedfordshire, including the Vice Chancellor’s Scholarship and Early Bird payment discount.
- University of Greenwich:
Based on a world heritage site by the bank of the Thames, the University of Greenwich has campuses in London and Kent hosting around 35,000 students from over 130 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 receiving 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 has won five Queen’s Anniversary Prizes for Higher and Further Education and is continuing to expand its campuses and facilities, with an ongoing £80 million investment over the last 5 years on teaching, sports and social facilities across its three campuses.
- Middlesex University:
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 its international standing.
- Cardiff University:
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.
- University of East London:
The University of East London (UEL) dates back to 1898 and was founded as a university in 1992. It currently has 13,500 students from 135 countries enrolled, and the campuses at Docklands and Stratford are located in East London, close to the major financial centre of Canary Wharf and the region has chosen to host the 2012 Olympics. The Docklands Campus was London’s first new university campus in 50 years.
UEL was ranked 2nd in the UK for teaching quality (Times Higher Education Young University Rankings), as well as featured in the world’s top 200 young universities (Times Higher Education Young University Rankings). In addition, the University has been voted the most improved university over the last decade in the UK (Times Higher Education).
Academic strengths include Architecture and the Visual Arts, Civil Engineering, Cultural and Media Studies, Education, Psychology, and Sports Science. The University is well known for sports and has had Olympic and Paralympics projects including research, student involvement and sporting partnerships underway since 2005.
- Sheffield Hallam University:
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 is one of the UK’s largest providers of health and social care courses, teacher training, and sport and physical activity courses.
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.
- University of Salford:
The University of Salford has a long history of working with industry, improving on its traditional strengths of nursing, engineering and sports medicine. It was founded in its original form in 1850 before being awarded full university status in 1967, and there are currently over 20,000 students enrolled across 60 acres of parkland on the banks of the River Irwell.
Following the results of the 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. Students studying at MediaCity have the chance to collaborate with the BBC in a working studio environment and six national departments, as well as companies such as Adobe and BAE Systems.
- University of Hertfordshire:
The University of Hertfordshire is a modern university based largely in Hatfield, in the county of Hertfordshire, about 35km north of London. Described as “the UK’s leading business-facing university”, Hertfordshire has more than 25,000 students enrolled from nearly 90 different countries.
The University of Hertfordshire won the Guardian University Award for Student Experience in 2015, while 95.2% of University students are in work or further study six months after graduating.
The University has many close links with industry, and every British Formula One team has at least one Hertfordshire graduate. Degrees in healthcare science and the pioneering paramedic science BSc make Hertfordshire a preferred provider for the NHS in the east of England and the Universities Careers and Placements Service offers graduates lifelong support on employment and career development.
- Northumbria University:
With around 26,000 students from over 140 countries, Northumbria University is one of the UK’s largest and most successful universities. Northumbria has a rich history going back through its constituent colleges to the late nineteenth century. It was founded as Newcastle Polytechnic in 1969 and inaugurated as a university in 1992.
Offering degrees in most major subject areas, Northumbria University courses in Engineering, Computing, Sciences, Business, Law, Design, Built and Natural Environment, Arts, Social Sciences, Psychology, Sport, and Health are some of the best in the UK. Lecturers are experts in their field and passionate about teaching. Many courses carry professional accreditation, and, as well as Northumbria masters courses which require a subject-specific first degree, the University offer a range of ‘conversion’ masters for those who are considering a change of direction. Northumbria is the only Business School in Europe with double recognition for Accounting and Business from AACSB.
Northumbria’s consistently excellent performance in UK quality audits places it at the very top among modern universities. With over 95% of graduates in work or continuing education, Northumbria is among the most successful universities for graduate employment.
The Northumbria University acceptance rate is 65% and a key Northumbria University ranking is placing in the Top 25 in the UK for graduates in highly skilled employment.
- Liverpool John Moores University:
Liverpool John Moores University was originally founded in 1825 and went through many different guises before eventually becoming a fully accredited university in 1992. It is one of the largest universities in the UK with almost 22,000 students enrolled from over 100 countries.
Liverpool John Moores is a pioneer of multimedia teaching and has one of the UK’s most state-of-the-art media centres. Many lectures are delivered by computer, maximizing students’ one-to-one tutorial time with their lecturers.