Strategic University Partners in the United Kingdom (Page 2)

Brunel University London was founded in 1966 as a new kind of university dedicated to teaching and research relevant to industry and society. The university is set on a single campus in Uxbridge near Heathrow, with London central only 45 minutes away on the underground. Brunel prides itself on its Professional Development Centre which assists with work placements and careers guidance as well as having an ‘Innovation Hub’ which helps turn your ideas into a business.

The University of Dundee has risen 20 places in the university league tables in only 3 years, cementing its place as one of the UKs most innovative and exciting places to study. One of only 12 universities to be awarded a gold award in the Teaching Excellence Framework 2017, Dundee has a high rate of student employment and enjoys a compact, green and dynamic campus.

Situated in the heart of Glasgow -one of the UKs largest cities – the University of Strathclyde was established more than 200 years ago. A particular strength is its business focussed courses, recognised by recent awards such as ‘Entrepreneurial University of the Year 2013’ and ‘Business School of the year 2016’. Strathclyde is justifiably proud of its central Glasgow location which boasts live music, sporting events a diverse culture and a vibrant night life.

AUB was established in 1885 as a specialist institution providing high quality education in art, design, media and performance. With a focus on creativity, the university encourages curiosity, risk-taking and adventure in its array of courses. Bournemouth is situated close to the New Forest and the beaches of the Jurassic Coast, and is within easy reach of the cities of Southampton, Bristol and Bath.

The University of Essex has increasing student numbers and strives for excellence in teaching and research. This ambition has been recognised with a gold rating in the Teaching Excellence Framework 2017 and a top 25 rank for research quality in 2018. Essex performs particularly well in politics, international studies and sociology where it is in the top 50 in the world.

Falmouth is a specialist creative university based across two campuses in the south west of England. Across all the disciplines taught at Falmouth, the university’s key objective is to help their students to develop their creativity, entrepreneurial skills and industry knowledge in order to join the exciting creative industries. Graduate employment rate is 94%, with 27% setting up their own businesses highlighting the success of Falmouth’s approach.

Founded in 1821, Herriot Watt has an established reputation as a leading UK university. Truly global in its approach, alongside its 3 UK campuses it has 4000 on-campus students in Dubai and 1200 in Malaysia. Herriot Watt has effective links to business and industry, strengthening their degree programmes in specialist areas of science, engineering, design, business and languages.

A thriving and modern university, UWE Bristol has first-class learning facilities, a vibrant student life, beautiful campuses and inspiring courses. UWE has a strong emphasis on building partnerships with local business and organisations and over 80 of its courses come with professional accreditation from industry bodies, ensuring that new graduates have the skills employers are looking for.

Cranfield is a well-respected university with an emphasis on Engineering, Technology and Management at postgraduate level. Encompassing Cranfield School of Management, it ranks as 3rd in the UK and 10th in the world (Forbes ratings) for its one-year MBA programmes and 4th in the UK for its MSc in Finance & Management.

Stirling is a high performing Scottish university with accounting & finance, economics, education, marketing, social policy and sociology all featuring in the top 5 in Scotland. As part of the QS World University Rankings 2018 Stirling has been awarded 5 stars for teaching, employability, internationalisation, facilities and inclusiveness. Stirling offers flexible learning opportunities to enable students to explore and discover new subjects and areas of interest.

Keele University ranks 1st in England for student satisfaction and boasts a figure of 96% graduate employment. The university is home to a 70-acre Science and Innovation Park which hosts over 40 companies, many providing internships and placements to students. Keele is rated as one of the top 5 most beautiful universities in the UK and is the one of the most affordable university areas to live in.

Soon to be home to the UKs newest medical school (The University of Nottingham Lincoln Medical School in Partnership with the University of Lincoln), Lincoln is a developing, expanding and modern establishment. A gold award winner in the Teaching Excellence Framework, Lincoln delivers outstanding teaching and learning through world-class academics. Its campus is located next to the picturesque Brayford Pool marina in the thriving city centre.

Northampton lies between London and Birmingham and is moving to a brand-new campus in 2018. The university is one of the youngest but is already leading the way with its innovative approach towards social impact. In 2017 Northampton was awarded the ‘Social Enterprise Gold Mark’ in recognition of their guarantee that they put the interests of society above all else. With a focus on business and enterprise, Northampton was recently shortlisted for ‘Business School of the Year’ as well as opening their ‘Innovation Centre’ – the flagship building for the Northampton Enterprise Zone.

Central Lancashire is one of the largest universities in the UK with academic partners all over the globe. Internationally focussed, Central Lancashire has an increasingly thriving campus in Cyprus delivering UCLan courses. The university has been at the forefront of developing degrees in emerging disciplines to meet the needs of the ever-changing job market. Furthermore, UCLan is now able to offer undergraduate medicine in a modern and inclusive medical school.

NTU produces world-class innovative research which earnt it a 2015 Queen’s Anniversary Prize for Higher and Further Education. It has also won The Times Good University Guide ‘Modern University of The Year 2018’ and received EQUIS accreditation for its business school in 2017. 93% of students would recommend studying at NTU due to its higher than average employment prospects, bustling city centre location and range of exciting courses.

The University Brighton has grown from humble beginnings as a small school of art to a thriving, creative multi-campus establishment based across Brighton, Hastings and Eastbourne. Subjects range from engineering to illustration and Brighton has educational partnerships with STEM Sussex and the Sussex Learning Network. The university has a focus on practice-based and professional education therefore all undergraduate courses provide opportunities for work-related learning.

A lively, diverse and affordable seaside city is the setting for the University of Portsmouth – a university with an emphasis on practical learning experiences in addition to the more traditional lectures, seminars and workshops. Now in its 25th year, the university is continually expanding with over 20,000 students on campus, 13% of whom come from overseas.

Winchester is a small, values-driven university that strives to provide outstanding learning and teaching within a friendly and social community. Plans for a new campus with state-of-the-art facilities strengthen its intention to expand its community and provide a quality student experience. Winchester is a beautiful Cathedral city close to Southampton, Bournemouth and the New Forest.

Southampton Solent prides itself on workplace and industry focussed courses, ensuring students are prepared for employment success after graduation. Solent has first- class facilities and a commitment to high quality teaching as well as being home to one of the world’s leading maritime training academies.

LJMU is one of the largest and most dynamic universities in the UK with a student body of over 25,000. It is a modern university which is global in its approach forging international partnerships to facilitate world-class research and teaching. The Times describes Liverpool as ‘the coolest place to live in the UK’ and it is a diverse, international and lively city in which to live and study.

Sunderland has a wide international reach with 20,000 people studying at its 2 campuses in Sunderland, 1 in London and 1 in Hong Kong as well as at its partnership institutions in over 15 countries. Key areas of strength are sciences, manufacturing, software, enterprise & innovation and the creative industries. £130 million has been invested in teaching and learning, facilities and infrastructure over the last 20 years and Sunderland has over 94% of students in employment or further study within 6 months of graduation.

Teesside is a growing university based in Middlesbrough in the north of England. It has a commitment to teaching excellence and providing a high-quality learning experience for all students. Teesside is dedicated to its global influence and has delivered programmes across the globe including in Botswana, Zambia, Malaysia, Singapore, Hong Kong and Sri Lanka. International scholarships are available to overseas students and Middlesbrough has a relatively low cost of living.

Middlesex is a progressive north London university which aims to transform potential into success. It prioritises practise-based learning so that students leave with the best possible skills and knowledge to succeed in the workplace. The 2nd highest ranked modern university in London, Middlesex has a reputation for high quality teaching, research, facilities and graduate prospects.

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University of Huddersfield has been a University since 1992, but has its origins in a series of institutions dating back to the 19th century. It has made teaching quality a particular focus of its activities, winning the inaugural Higher Education Academy Global Teaching Excellence Award and achieving a Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) Gold Award.

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The University of Hertfordshire was among the top 50 best UK universities chosen by major employers for producing ready-to-work graduates in Times Higher Education ranking. Hertfordshire is also ranked in the top two universities in the east of England region for employability, second only to Cambridge.

Oscar winning filmmakers, world renowned fashion designers, television presenters, celebrity jewellers and Turner Prize nominees are just some of the high-profile graduates from the University for the Creative Arts. As a specialist creative arts university, UCA have created a unique community for our students, where like-minded people can share in the creative process and inspire one another.

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