Building Futures - Universities and Employers

Blackpool Sixth’s Building Futures Event provides the latest information and guidance on students’ next steps.

Please find below profiles for over 80 universities, employers and apprenticeship providers which will allow you to continue research into progression options for after Blackpool Sixth.

The profiles also provide up to date contact details and links for further information for each establishment. This platform will also allow students, and their parents/carers, the opportunity to prepare for and transition to successful applications to university, higher level/degree apprenticeship programmes or to employment with training.

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University of Aberdeen

Who are we?

The University of Aberdeen is an ancient university which celebrated its 525th birthday in 2020. It continues to follow today it’s ethos of ‘open to all and dedicated to the pursuit of truth in the service of others’.

At Aberdeen you will find modern facilities with a long history of teaching excellence, as well as high student satisfaction. We are a UK Top 20 University. Students at Aberdeen enjoy the opportunity to study multiple subjects and specialise as they progress.

Why choose us?

The University of Aberdeen is a Top 20 UK University. It is located in beautiful Aberdeen with big cities and the countryside on its doorstep. There is a wealth of sports and societies for students to enjoy outside of classes and students rate their satisfaction highly. Aberdeen offers students unique flexibility when studying, allowing them to change degrees as their interests develop. Aberdeen is conveniently located by the airport and station for travel across the UK and worldwide.

For more information:

Visit this page to find out lots of information about the University of Aberdeen including study abroad, how to apply, funding, entry requirements and careers. www.abdn.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/

Visit this page to see all the virtual events being run by the university. Sign up to attend a Unibuddy chat to ask any questions you might have, and look out for open days. www.abdn.ac.uk/study/virtual-events-meetings.php

Visit this page to watch short videos about studying at Aberdeen as well as student life, the degree structure and finance www.abdn.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/information-guides-1509.php

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Anglia Ruskin University

Who are we?

ARU gives you the opportunity to explore who you are and discover your strengths. We provide an active, applied education that will empower you to find your purpose and gain the knowledge, skills and experience to achieve your ambitions. We measure our success by the impact we have on our students – and on the communities we serve.

Why choose us?

ARU is in the top 10 mainstream universities in the country for graduate employment according to The Graduate Outcomes Survey* and our courses are focused on getting you career-ready. Furthermore, ARU also features in the top 40 UK universities and top 350 in the world in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings, 2021.

For more information:

  • Explore ARU – What we think, what we know, or what we believe is, in the end, of little consequence. The only consequence is what we do. At ARU, taking the leap, defying the odds, and striving to succeed is what we do. These are the stories of the people who make ARU. https://aru.ac.uk/study/explore-aru
  • Everything you need to know and consider when applying for an undergraduate degree, altogether in one place. https://aru.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/how-to-apply

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  • General ARU contact – 01245 493131

  • If you’re thinking about applying to ARU or have questions about your application, contact our Admissions Customer Service Team. We’re open Monday–Thursday 9am–5pm (please note we close at 3.30pm on the first and third Thursday of the month for staff training), Friday 9am–4.30pm. Call 01245 686868 or email answers@aru.ac.uk

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ARMY

Who are we?

The Army is one of the most respected employers in the country and we are at the forefront of the government’s response in times of crisis. With over 144 roles from Medicine to Law, Cyber engineering to Linguistics, Aviation engineer to Accountant we are diverse in our roles and our people.

Why choose us?

If you are looking for a life of adventure, travel and excitement then we could be what you are looking for, with our range of over 144 exciting jobs we have lots to offer. We run a very comprehensive undergraduate bursary scheme (£7,000 to £75,000) and as the top apprenticeship employer in the UK you can qualify in a range of roles.

Want to make a difference then check out our website.

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ASK Apprenticeships (Ask Support & Knowledge)

Who are we?

We are Apprenticeship Support and Knowledge Schools. Complete impartial guidance for students, parents and teachers.

Why choose us?

Range of support resources to support you onto your next steps

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Bangor University

Who are we?

Founded in 1884, Bangor University has a long tradition of academic excellence and a strong focus on the student experience. Bangor University is a friendly, convenient and student-centred place to study, with the size and friendly nature of the University being one of the main reasons many of our students choose to study here. Located in North Wales, the scenery and the surrounding area are also amongst the reasons why students choose to come to Bangor.

Why choose us?

At Bangor University you’ll find the ideal environment to unlock your potential. Our teaching is Gold-rated and our cutting-edge courses are relevant, impactful and taught by supportive lecturers who want to see you thrive. You can choose to study from courses across the sciences, arts, business, law and humanities. We are consistently rated highly for student satisfaction and our accommodation is guaranteed for new undergraduate students.

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Birmingham City University

Who are we?

With around 24,000 students from 80 countries, Birmingham City University is a large and diverse place to study. We put students at the heart of everything we do, giving them the best opportunities for success. The University provides quality, student-focused education in a professional and friendly environment across its faculties of Arts, Design and Media; Business, Law and Social Sciences; Health, Education and Life Sciences; Computing, Engineering and the Built Environment.

Why choose us?

Our superb courses, state-of-the-art facilities, first-rate staff, and focus on practical skills and professional relevance is producing some of the country’s most employable graduates.

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University of Birmingham

Who are we?

Founded in 1900, Birmingham was England’s first civic or ‘redbrick’ university and the first campus university. Characterised by a tradition of innovation, our research and teaching has broken new ground, pushed forward the boundaries of knowledge and made an impact on people’s lives e.g. from improving air quality to tackling mental ill health. We are a Russell Group University based in the heart of England with our campus on the doorstep of a friendly and exciting city.

 

Why choose us?

Birmingham is the most targeted university by graduate employers according to the Graduate Market in 2021 High Fliers Report, providing opportunities to gain valuable work experience and skills to ensure you stand out from the crowd in the graduate job market. With over 300 clubs and societies to join, there’s plenty to do in your spare time. Our community is welcoming and diverse and our campus is constantly evolving with exceptional facilities and beautiful grounds for you to live and learn in.

 

For more information:

University of Birmingham websitewww.birmingham.ac.uk

Find out more about life at the University of Birmingham and look under the ‘study’ tab for details of all our courses.

Open Days – www.birmingham.ac.uk/undergraduate/visit/opendays

Find out about our Open Days and register to attend one here. There is also a link to our virtual campus experience from this page where you can view our beautiful campus and register your interest in taking a campus tour with a current student when possible.

Chat with a current University of Birmingham studentwww.birmingham.ac.uk/study/student-team/chat-with-us

An opportunity to get answers from current students about their course and life as a University of Birmingham student.

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Blackpool and the Fylde College

Who are we?

  • Ofsted Grade 1 Outstanding college.
  • Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) Gold.
  • Degrees awarded by Lancaster University.
  • Largest college provider of degree-level education in England.
  • Working with over 1,800 partner employers locally, regionally and nationally.
  • Student satisfaction consistently over 90%.
  • Highly qualified tutors with lots of industry experience.
  • Three campuses; 7 specialist centres; £85 million invested in learning infrastructure in the last 10 years.

Why choose us?

Our academic standards are judged to be amongst the best in the sector and for the sixth year running we have been ranked in the top 3% of further education colleges in England. Students will benefit from a wealth of industry experience via our industry specialist tutors, access to first-class industry-standard facilities and we work closely with industry to co-create technical and professional education and training, providing students with rich employment opportunities.

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University of Bolton

Who are we?

At the University of Bolton, we pride ourselves on our student-focused approach to learning, supporting your career ambitions and, quite simply, ensuring you enjoy your time at University; through quality teaching, passionate lecturers, supportive environments, great facilities and on graduating, helping you find a job.

Why choose us?

We listen to our students and provide them with the supportive learning environment they need to succeed. We’ve been No. 1 in the North West for Student Experience for the last 3 years. (Complete University Guide, 2019, 2020, 2021)

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  • Study@bolton.ac.uk
  • 01204 903807

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University of Bradford

Who are we?

Bradford is one of the largest cities in the UK, a young, enterprising city of over 500,000 people. It’s an exciting place to be a student – it’s friendly, diverse and there’s so much to do. Whatever you’re into you’ll find it here, and there’s loads more to discover when you venture beyond the city centre.

Study at the University of Bradford to benefit from, and be part of, teaching and research that harnesses technology for the good of society.

Why choose us?

You’ll love the friendly and inclusive community spirit here in Bradford. There’s always something happening on campus, and so many opportunities to explore a new interest, learn a new skill, and meet new people. Campus is based in the heart of a vibrant, diverse city with loads to discover, and plenty more right on our doorstep.

It has the kind of community atmosphere you won’t find elsewhere. It’s a friendly, welcoming place where great things happen.

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University of Bristol

Who are we?

The University of Bristol is a university that does things a little differently. As a globally respected institution, we aim to tackle some of the world’s greatest challenges through our innovative research. We apply this innovative approach to our teaching, our curriculum and the way we support you.

Why choose us?

Here you’ll experience intellectually challenging courses shaped by our pioneering research and taught by inspiring teachers.

At the University of Bristol, you will learn through challenging and enjoyable lectures, seminars, e-learning, tutorials and practicals, with access to our high-quality resources and facilities.

Our research-led teaching and innovative curriculum allows you to thrive academically and develop personally, with the support to help you make the most of your experience.

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Cardiff University

Who are we?

We are an ambitious and innovative university with a bold and strategic vision, located in a beautiful and thriving capital city. Driven by creativity and curiosity, we strive to fulfil our social, cultural and economic obligations to Cardiff, Wales, and the world.

Why choose us?

With a Cardiff University degree, you’ll be amongst the UK’s most sought-after graduates. 95.7% of our students are employed, or in further study six months after graduation (HESA Destination of Leavers Survey 2016/2017) – that’s above the UK average (94.6%) and ahead of other leading UK universities like Oxford (93.4%) and Cambridge (93.1%).

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University of Central Lancashire

Who are we?

Let’s study for more than a degree, let’s study for our future. UCLan is more than a university. Its ethos right from the very start has been to help talented people from all walks of life make the most of their potential. It is where like-minded individuals come to be part of something much bigger than gaining a qualification. It is a vibrant community offering outstanding learning opportunities, through a shared experience, with the encouragement and support of peers and friends. TOGETHER.

Why choose us?

Whoever you are and whatever you want from life, UCLan is a place where you can pursue your passions and make your ambitions happen. We believe in helping people to seize every opportunity to flourish in education, at work and for life.

If you work hard, success will follow. Thousands of students have walked through our doors over the years and left us as talented graduates, enjoying successful careers all over the world. Why not take a look at the range of courses we have on offer?

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University of Central Lancashire - Creative Advertising

Who are we?

This course brings together creative thinkers who are curious about the world around them. Maybe you’re a writer, an artist, a designer or perhaps interested in working in print, film, TV or online. Whatever your background, what you’ll have in common is an ambition to change minds and bring your ideas to life.

Why choose us?

We’re looking for creative thinkers who are curious about the world around them. Maybe you’re a writer, an artist, a designer or perhaps interested working in print, film, TV or online.

Our degree course offers you the chance to explore a range of creative skills and enter a rewarding and exciting profession where intelligence, writing and creativity is part of everyday working practice.

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University of Chester

Who are we?

Students at Chester get everything that counts. A Personal Academic Tutor to help them develop as a person/student, a range of courses with excellent teaching, subject-specific sites with specialist facilities and an outstanding educational experience. Our Work Based Learning module offers work/research placements, which give students the opportunity to boost their CV. Real-world opportunities take students abroad offering a year of study at more than 300 institutions worldwide.

Why choose us?

A bit more about us:

  • We’re 2nd in the North West for teaching quality (The Times Good University Guide 2020).
  • In the National Student Survey 2019, we were scored above the sector-wide average for Overall Satisfaction, as we have been for the last five years.
  • 96% of our UK undergraduate students are in employment or further study six months after graduation (DLHE 2016/7).
  • Chester Students’ Union was ranked as a Top 10 Students’ Union in the 2019 WhatUni? Student Choice Awards.

For more information:

  • University of Chester website where you will find information on courses, accommodation, student support, finance and much more.

Website: http://www.chester.ac.uk/

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Cordant People Recruitment Agency

Who are we?

Most people spend more time at work than they do with their family. So we think it’s incredibly important to work in an environment that you find stimulating, rewarding and enjoyable. Our challenge is to match ambitious people with jobs that are a seamless match for their experience, technical skills and career ambitions. We’re a business that’s been doing exactly that since 1992. We like to match the right person to the right job role for the first time.

Why choose us?

We have a number of opportunities on offer, whether you are looking for some extra cash whilst looking for the perfect role or you are looking for a step up into your ideal career, we can help you along the way. Even if we don’t have the job for you, we can always offer our expertise and advice and we are always willing to help.

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Coventry University Group

Who are we?

The Coventry University group is a higher education group with a difference. Students have a choice of not only where they study, but how they study. This approach means that students can choose to either study in a city location, in a traditional learning format through lectures and tutorials. In contrast, our CU group of campuses features a smaller campus, with learning in small classes, studying one module at a time and no end of year exams because you are assessed at the end of the module.

Why choose us?

Coventry University group puts students first. Our teaching is Gold TEF rated, we have achieved 5 stars in the QS Star ratings and 1st for Student Experience in 2019. We have been consistently rated in the top 15 of the Guardian universities since 2015 and in 2017, the Times Higher Education ranked Coventry University as one of the top-performing higher education institutions.

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University of Cumbria

Who are we?

1 University. 5 Locations. Endless Possibilities.

We are Cumbria’s university – enriching people and place. A place of endless possibilities, where amazing journeys happen. Where knowledge changes lives, communities and business. Whatever you want to be, whatever you want to achieve, we offer a wide range of degrees across health, sports, social work, teaching, business, law, science, conservation, outdoor studies, arts, creativity, policing and more.

Stay Focused. Go Far.

Why choose us?

A degree from the University of Cumbria is more than just a qualification. Our courses will provide you with a fulfilling university experience and opportunities that will help you grow academically and personally. Each unique campus provides you with the knowledge, skills and life-experience to be great. How can we be sure? 96% of our graduates are employed or in further study within 15 months of graduating.

For more information:

  • Discover Cumbria! Find out about our courses, take a virtual tour round our campuses and discover our amazing locations – www.cumbria.ac.uk/choose-cumbria 
  • Student Support Webinars – No matter where or when our Outreach team remains on hand to support you. We have a range of recorded sessions and presentations available 24/7 at a time to suit you – www.cumbria.ac.uk/webinars 
  • Don’t just take our word for it… We think that the University of Cumbria is a fantastic place to get your degree, but you don’t just have to take our word for it! Chat to one of our students today – www.cumbria.ac.uk/contact/chat-to-a-student

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  • For further information about our courses please contact our Enquiry Centre: enquirycentre@cumbria.ac.uk 
  • 0845 606 1144 (Option 2)
  • For support with personal statements, events and activities please contact our Outreach team: outreach@cumbria.ac.uk

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De Montfort University

Who are we?

Based in Leicester, De Montfort University is a vibrant, multicultural hub of creativity and innovation, giving students the edge to succeed in today’s competitive job market. DMU offers a range of undergraduate and postgraduate courses, as well as foundations courses, within the Arts, Design, Humanities, Business, Law, Health and Life Sciences, Engineering and Computing, and works closely with industry to design engaging courses that equip students with the skills to accelerate in their career.

Why choose us?

DMU is a campus-based university located in the heart of Leicester. We are in the top 3 UK student cities in the Student Living Index 2020 and ranked Gold under the Teaching Excellence Framework, awarded in recognition of outstanding teaching and learning and the impact this has on our students. DMU is dedicated to creating an environment that focuses on students’ health and wellbeing and providing resources that support development and learning, ensuring students achieve their full potential.

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The University of Dundee

Who are we?

Here at the University of Dundee our core purpose is to transform lives, working locally and globally through the creation, sharing, and application of knowledge.  

This year we are ranked amongst the top 20 universities in the UK in the Guardian University Guide and are ranked 11th in the National Student Survey 2020. Last year we were also named as University of the Year for Student Experience in The Times & The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2020. 

Why choose us?

With over 200 undergraduate courses, we cater to a broad range of subject areas, ensuring that no matter your discipline, there are opportunities for you to study with our world class lecturers and academic staff as part of our friendly and welcoming student body. Click on any of our links or contact us to start your journey!

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Durham University

Who are we?

Durham University is a globally outstanding centre of teaching and research excellence, with a collegiate community and historic setting. We welcome talented students from all backgrounds and when you join Durham you become part of a community. We offer one of the broadest ranges of courses in the UK covering the Arts & Humanities, Sciences and Social Sciences with over 200 undergraduate courses.

Why choose us?

Becoming a Durham student is the first step on your journey to achieving the extraordinary. As part of a diverse group of exceptional students & staff you’ll be challenged and inspired in equal measure to push boundaries & look for new ways to answer the big questions. You’ll be warmly welcomed into the supportive world of college life where you’ll discover a rich extra-curricular culture. Including music, drama & sports as well as a wide range of other clubs, associations & community activities

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The Dyson Institute of Engineering and Technology

Who are we?

The Dyson Institute is unlike any other higher education institution. It’s for those with a passion for solving problems and a fascination for how things work; people who’d rather get hands-on with real engineering challenges.

Life at Dyson is fast-paced. We disrupt each technology category that we enter. With cutting-edge facilities, world-leading engineers and real projects that bring theory to life, our undergraduates are equipped to develop transformational future technologies.

Why choose us?

As an Undergraduate Engineer, you work alongside the Dyson Global Engineering team from day one. You’re responsible for live projects, while studying for your engineering degree and earning a competitive salary. With no fees to pay, you could graduate debt-free.

In Year 1, you’ll live on-site in modern accommodation, with a close-knit cohort, while also being part of a 4,000-strong Dyson community on campus.

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University of East Anglia (UAE)

Who are we?

UEA is a highly ranked, internationally renowned campus university. We offer degree programmes across the faculties of Sciences, Social Sciences, Arts & Humanities and Medicine & Health. Many courses offer study abroad or industry placements. The campus is located in 320 acres of parkland and includes 4300 bedrooms, cafes, bars, shops and one of the largest indoor sports facilities in the country, with over 200 clubs & societies. Plus, we are just two miles from the vibrant city of Norwich.

Why choose us?

UEA allows students to balance academic excellence with a great campus-based university experience. Our campus is like a mini city – it’s big enough to find your niche but small enough to call home. Although rankings are not the only thing you should look at when considering a university, we are proud to be in the UK top 25 (Complete University Guide 2021), World Top 50 for research citations (Times HE World University Rankings 2021) and to hold Gold (Teaching Excellence Frameworks 2017-2021).

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Edge Hill University

Who are we?

We are a campus based University, located in North West England, in the market town of Ormskirk. With excellent transport links, we are only 30 minutes from Liverpool, 30 minutes from Preston, 1 hour from Manchester and only 30 minutes to Liverpool Airport. For most courses we ask for a minimum of 5 GCSEs at grade 4 (C) or above, including Maths and English. We accept both A-levels and BTECs, or a mixture of both,as well as a range of equivalent qualifications.

Why choose us?

Over the years we have grown and diversified into a leading Top 10 Modern University (The Times Good University Guide 2020), recognised for our outstanding achievements in student support and innovation, Gold-rated teaching (TEF, 2017), and our significant role in ‘transforming lives’. Employability is at the heart of every course, with 95.4% of graduates in work or further study within 15 months. (Graduate Outcomes, 2017/18).

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The University of Edinburgh

Who are we?

From Ancient Greece to modern Genetics, the University of Edinburgh has around 400 degree programmes. Edinburgh students also benefit from 4 distinctive student union buildings, world class gym and sports facilities, over 300 sports clubs and social societies and hundreds of social events. With many University buildings only a stone’s throw from the city centre, students are able to immerse themselves in the vibrant cultural and social life of Scotland’s famous capital!

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futurestudents@ed.ac.ukFirst point of contact for all prospective students and applicants.

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Edinburgh Napier University

Who are we?

We develop students through our personalised learning and links to industry and find solutions to societal problems through our research. Find out more about the university and how you can help us create a better future.

Why choose us?

Helping people get the careers they love is what we do. Yes, we’ll teach you the vital theories and facts. But we know that’s not enough to succeed. The future holds jobs and opportunities we can’t even imagine right now. You will have to be entrepreneurial, adaptable and resilient. The world will need people who think critically and challenge convention.

We help give you those skills by surrounding you with expert academics with plenty of industry contacts and experience.

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University of Exeter

Who are we?

The University of Exeter is a public research university based in Exeter, Devon and Penryn, Cornwall, South West England. A member of the Russell Group of UK universities, it combines excellence in teaching and research. It was awarded gold in the first Teaching Excellence Framework in recognition of the high quality of its teaching. 98% of its research was rated as international quality in the most recent Research Excellence Framework (REF). Its motto is Lucem sequimur (we follow the light).

Why choose us?

By coming to study with us you’ll be joining a student community of more than 23,000 people across the South West. Our students are some of the most satisfied in the UK – they consistently rate us highly for overall student satisfaction in the National Student Survey, and come from all around the world and from every conceivable background.

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Falmouth University

Who are we?

Falmouth University focuses on employability, real life experiences and excellent industry links. The University is spread over two campuses. Falmouth Campus is a short walk to the town and beach. Penryn Campus features innovative architecture and state-of-the-art facilities. Both campuses are creative hubs and the perfect environment for inspiration with easy travel links between the two.

Why choose us?

With over 100 years of experience, TEF Gold standard teaching, professional facilities, brilliant industry connections and a vibrant creative community, we are not afraid to do things differently. By harnessing creativity and tapping into the potential of new technologies, we are bringing about new ways of thinking, doing, making and creating.

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Glasgow Caledonian University

Who are we?

Glasgow Caledonian University (GCU) is a vibrant, innovative and multi-award winning University for the Common Good. Situated in the heart of Glasgow City Centre, our modern city-centre campus provides an excellent learning environment for more than 20,000 students and 1,600 staff from more than 100 countries.

Why choose us?

We are ranked in the world’s top 150 universities in the Times Higher Education’s 200 under 50 league, we have a range of programmes offering high-quality teaching, innovative facilities, within specialist areas of, Business, Finance, Fashion, Built Environment, Engineering, Computing, Games, Nursing, Paramedics, Physiotherapy, Occupational Therapy, Radiography, Podiatry, Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Nutrition and Dietetics, Social Work, Social Sciences, Psychology and Vision Sciences.

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University of Glasgow

Who are we?

The Times Higher Education University of the Year 2020, the 4th oldest university in the English-speaking world, a member of the Russell Group and ranked in the top 100 of world universities and top 20 UK universities, the University of Glasgow has a great deal to offer students. There are over 700 undergraduate degree combinations on offer across 4 colleges: Arts; Medical, Veterinary & Life Sciences; Science & Engineering; Social Sciences.

Why choose us?

Our degree programmes offer flexibility and choice, where you can study up to three different subjects in your first two years before specialising. Most of our courses also offer study abroad opportunities across the globe. Recently voted the World’s Friendliest City and the European Commission’s top UK Cultural and Creative city, the city of Glasgow is a welcoming and vibrant place to study. There is no shortage of events across the campus and city for students to get involved in.

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Goldsmiths, University of London

Who are we?

Goldsmiths is in south east London – just 10 minutes by train from London Bridge. We offer courses in business, computing, creative subjects (art, design, media, music, theatre), humanities (including English, history and history of art), economics, journalism, law, the social sciences (anthropology, criminology, education, sociology, politics, psychology) and social work.  Many of our courses include work-based modules and our Careers team help students find internships and placements.

Why choose us?

Goldsmiths has approximately 9,300 students (from London, the UK, Europe and overseas). Founded in 1891, we’re still based on the same single-site campus in New Cross, which is a vibrant, affordable, residential area that’s popular with students, families and young professionals.  Alongside all the lectures and seminars, there’s always something happening – employer presentations, workshops for entrepreneurs, research cafes, book launches, exhibition openings, recitals, plays and musicals.

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Heriot-Watt University

Who are we?

You will be highly employable – 95% of Heriot-Watt students are in employment or further study within 6 months of graduation and we are ranked joint 17th in the UK and 1st in Scotland for graduate salaries (The Times/Sunday Times Good University Guide 2019). 

Why choose us?

  • You will learn from world leading academics. 
  • You will become globally connected. 
  • You will develop life-long connections.
  • We can help to finance your studies through Heriot-Watt and externally-funded scholarships and bursaries.

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The University of Huddersfield

Who are we?

With high standards of teaching and learning and excellent facilities that’s exactly what our students can expect from the University of Huddersfield. Based right in the town centre and at the heart of the local community, we help thousands of people, from school leavers to those returning to education after a gap, achieve their goals each year. 94.6% of our undergraduate and 96.4% of postgraduate students in work or further study fifteen months after graduating.

Why choose us?

The University of Huddersfield is a gold-rated university in the Teaching Excellence Framework. The University is joint first in England for the proportion of staff with teaching qualifications. We’re unique in the fact that all our permanent teaching staff have, or are completing doctorates. And 100% of our students have the opportunity to undertake professional work experience during their studies.

For more information:

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  • University of Huddersfield: +44 (0)1484 422288

  • Student Recruitment Team: +44 (0)1484 472625

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University of Hull

Who are we?

The University of Hull has been changing the way people think for more than 90 years. As England’s 14th-oldest university, we have a proud heritage of academic excellence, and a history of inspiring and developing life-changing research. The University of Hull has become the first University to be an Official Partner of Team GB. The exclusive partnership covers a six-year period and includes the Tokyo 2020 and Paris 2024 Olympic Games and the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympic Games.

Why choose us?

The University of Hull is one of the most friendliest places to study and will provide a great foundation for your career. Hull graduates are in high demand. A huge 95.9% of them go into work or further study within six months of finishing their degree. Thanks, in part, to our career-focused opportunities and award-winning support. We can help students build confidence and create links with industry, so they’re one step closer to the job they want.

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Keele University

Who are we?

Located in the heart of England, Keele excels in both education and research. We’re world-renowned for the breadth of our teaching and proud of our close-knit campus community. Everything’s on your doorstep at Keele, with the most important facilities gathered together within walking distance at the centre of campus,which at over 600 acres is the biggest in the UK.

Why choose us?

In the 2020 Guardian University League Table, Keele University was ranked joint No.2 in England for Student Satisfaction with Courses. Furthermore, Keele was ranked No.1 in England for overall student satisfaction in the 2018 National Student Survey (NSS) of broad-based public universities.

We’re proud to be consistently ranked in the Top 3 in England for student satisfaction, which is testimony to the safe, supportive and welcoming campus we hope you’ll soon call home.

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Lancashire Volunteer Partnership and Our Lancashire

Who are we?

We are a public sector Community Support services, providing help to vulnerable people through phone calls at this time right around Lancashire. We also have an online website that has well over 1000 community groups across Lancashire for the public to access, especially once we return to a more open social stance again.

Why choose us?

We are worth considering as we are a public sector body, i.e. Lancashire County Council and Police and therefore there is a significance and recognition with volunteering for our organisations. The other advantage is that we are a support for people within our communities and students who may be looking at the care sector as a career, volunteering can help.

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Lancaster University

Who are we?

Lancaster University is ranked in the top 10 in all 3 of the major UK university league tables. We prioritise quality teaching, the student experience and offer some of the best opportunities whilst students are with us. Our friendly community, which is emphasised through our collegiate system gives students a unique experience, with many levels of support and award-winning accommodation. Situated in the North West of the UK, we are part of a historic, diverse and inclusive city.

Why choose us?

Lancaster is somewhere you can belong, a community to join with a collection of colleges that offer close-knit support and a proud identity. We set high standards, and we challenge, pushing students to new heights. We support, guiding students through their studies,research and careers. Our Colleges are where you live, but more than that, there is a place to socialise and a support network too. Lancaster is ranked 3rd in the UK for graduate-level employment in the Complete University Guide 2021.

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  • Check out our wide range of webinars on our Connect with Lancaster webpage: www.lancaster.ac.uk/study/connect/ Our webinars are delivered by our subject academics, student ambassadors and support staff, and aim to help support your progression into HE.

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The University of Law

Who are we?

We are one of the UK’s longest-established specialist providers of legal education. We can trace our origins to 1876. With a rich heritage and a reputation for innovation and contemporary teaching practices, we continuously focus on developing the best legal and business minds. All of our courses are designed with a unique, varied and innovative learning approach, proven to deliver self-reliant professionals who can compete in the fast changing professional world.

Why choose us?

What really sets us apart from other universities is the guiding principle that future lawyers and business leaders should learn in a realistic, professional and contemporary context, with plenty of practical interactive engagement. That’s why we keep our contact hours high and our teaching groups small.

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Leeds Beckett

Who are we?

A university and city bursting with life, with something for everyone – it’s no secret why so many students choose to join us at Beckett every year. In fact, many enjoy it so much they decide to stay in Leeds after they graduate. We’re proud of the high-quality teaching we provide at Leeds Beckett across more than 150 courses – a fantastic student satisfaction score of 85%, above the national average and a graduate employment rate of 90% is testimony to that.

Why choose us?

At Leeds Beckett, you’ll be part of a diverse student community. Our courses will challenge and excite you, ensuring you develop vital skills for your future career. You’ll make friends for life, whether you’re staying in halls, or living at home. We have a fantastic array of student societies and teams to get involved in. In addition to your experience on campus, you’ll also get to enjoy Leeds – a popular student destination bursting with nightlife, culture, bars, restaurants and shopping.

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Leeds Conservatoire

Who are we?

Leeds Conservatoire offers specialist music and performing arts training to a community of over 1200 students. Our broad offering spans undergraduate and postgraduate degree courses, short courses and Leeds Junior Conservatoire.

Situated in the heart of Leeds’ vibrant cultural quarter, the conservatoire is ambitious, quality-driven and industry-focused, placing strong emphasis on developing career-ready musicians, performers, composers, producers and entrepreneurs.

Why choose us?

Our students have access to state-of-the-art facilities, and are taught by a team of experts who are active professionals within the creative industries. We offer a broad portfolio of courses, including many music performance and composition specialisms, production and music business. In 2019 we launched our first performing arts degree in Musical Theatre, which was followed by degrees in Acting and Actor Musician.

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University of Leeds

Who are we?

The University of Leeds is one of the largest higher education institutions in the UK. We’re in the top 100 universities in the world (QS World University Rankings 2021) and renowned globally for the quality of our teaching and research. Leeds is part of the Russell Group of research-intensive universities and has over 32,000 students currently enrolled from 147 countries.

Why choose us?

We have one of the widest ranges of degrees in the country, encompassing both the traditional and vocational to allow students to pursue interests across a range of disciplines. Leeds University Union (LUU) is award-winning, and provides more than 300 clubs and societies and runs a programme of ‘give-it-a-go’ sessions throughout term-time.

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University of Leicester

Who are we?

The University was founded in 1921. The site for the University was donated by Thomas Fielding Johnson, in order to create a living memorial for all local people who made sacrifices during the First World War. This is reflected in the University’s motto Ut vitam habeant – ‘so that they may have life’. 100 years on, students can come to study on a beautiful campus in one of the UK’s best cities.

Why choose us?

Studying at university will be different from anything you have done before. Our caring and approachable staff are here to help you achieve your career aspirations. We engage our students as partners in developing the curriculum and put them at the heart of our learning. Many of our degrees include the option to study in another country. This isn’t just a change of scenery, it’s a chance to experience a new culture, broaden your horizons, and make lifelong friends.

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University of Lincoln

Who are we?

There are many great reasons why our students and staff are proud of the University of Lincoln, including our award-winning teaching, world-leading research, and close links with industry. Whether you are thinking about coming to study or undertake research with us, you can be confident that you are joining a university that places the quality of the student experience at the heart of everything it does.

Why choose us?

The University of Lincoln was named the Modern University of the Year in The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2021. We are listed in the world’s top 150 universities in the Times Higher Education’s Young University Ranking 2020 and hold a top five-star score overall in the QS Stars rating system of global universities. Students are at the heart of everything we do at Lincoln and we are here to help you succeed, whatever your hopes and dreams for the future.

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University of Liverpool

Who are we?

The original ‘redbrick’ university and founding member of the Russell Group, the University of Liverpool offers over 600 courses across the Health & Life Sciences, Humanities & Social Sciences and Science & Engineering. Entry requirements range from AAA-BBB but on average around AAB-ABB, and most courses offer the opportunity to explore Planet Earth as part of our Study Abroad programme (such as a year at our China campus). As a campus university, everything is right on your doorstep.

Why choose us?

To decide whether the University of Liverpool would be a fantastic choice for your university studies, see our brand new ‘Why Liverpool?’ page via the URL links included.

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Liverpool Hope University

Who are we?

Liverpool Hope University, with origins dating back to 1844, offers a full range of undergraduate degrees, including a wide range of course combinations. Its main campus, Hope Park, is situated in a leafy suburb of Liverpool, just four miles from the city centre. In addition, Liverpool Hope University has a dedicated Creative Campus close to Liverpool city centre. Here you can learn your craft in the inspirational setting of Grade II-listed buildings and state-of-the-art performance spaces.

Why choose us?

The Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) ranked us as Gold standard – the only university in Liverpool to receive this rating. We offer a wide range of single and combined honours degrees, so that you can select your perfect degree. We get to know you as individuals so that we can help you to develop skills and interests outside your study area. At Liverpool Hope, you will be part of a vibrant community that provides help and support to make sure you get the best from university life.

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The Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts (LIPA)

Who are we?

LIPA is a specialist university-level provider of world class learning for performers and those who make performance possible. By studying a degree, you become part of a creative community where you can grow, experiment and succeed. Our aim is for you to spend your life doing what you love and are good at, while being paid to do it. We offer courses in, Acting, Applied Theatre, Dance, Creative Technologies and Performance, Management, Music, Sound Technology and Theatre Design and Technology.

Why choose us?

Are you committed to developing your skills and so passionate about the performing arts that you can’t imagine spending your working life doing anything else?

We provide a creative and inspiring environment where you can experiment and take risks, but also learn how to turn your skills and ambition into a life-long career.

You’ll find our graduates doing just this: on stage, on camera, in the studio or making performance possible all over the world.

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Liverpool John Moores University

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Who are we?

A popular University with over 25,000 students, located in the heart of Liverpool. With over 200 degree courses to choose from, guaranteed accommodation and a supportive and friendly environment; LJMU offers everything you need to achieve a high quality degree and set you on track for your future career goals.

Why choose us?

The location is fantastic: Liverpool attracts students from far and wide. It has an unrivalled nightlife scene and hosts a range of exciting annual events. With 200+ undergraduate courses on offer, there’s something to suit your interests and career goals. Whatever course you choose, we strive to ensure you receive high-quality, inspirational teaching. You’ll feel right at home: There are plenty of opportunities to meet new people, have fun and broaden your outlook.

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Loughborough University

Who are we?

Life at Loughborough has a strong community feel. It’s a factor we pride ourselves on and is all down to one key element… our people.

Our students, graduates, staff and campus-based partners are at the heart of all we do. They’re the key to our continuous success. Within this close-knit community there is an atmosphere of determination and a will to succeed, which creates an environment that motivates everyone to be the best they can be.

Why choose us?

Here at Loughborough we take pride in offering an experience and creating a community that you can be proud to be a part of.

  • University of the Year in the Whatuni? Student Choice Awards 2020 (and 2015 and 2018).
  • Gold in the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF).
  • A superb 440 acre single-site campus.
  • Outstanding research.
  • Renowned student experience.
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The London School of Economics and Political Science

Who are we?

LSE is a world-leading, social science institution, located in the heart of London. We offer 40 undergraduate degree programmes in a number of social and political science disciplines – not just Economics!

Why choose us?

Students are taught by world-leading academics, many of whom also act as expert advisers, consultants and commentators to political organisations, businesses and policy groups. As a result, our students benefit from the expertise of academics directly engaged in the real-world impact of the subjects they are teaching. A range of additional resources are available to students alongside their degree programme, including research internships, Language Centre courses and over 200 student societies.

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The University of Manchester

Who are we?

The University of Manchester has successfully been turning enthusiasm into achievement, and revolutionary theory into groundbreaking practice, for more than 180 years. Today, we are one of the best performing universities in the country and attract the best scholars and teachers. Cutting-edge research and innovation feeds into our courses and students who study at Manchester will find countless opportunities for extra-curricular activities and for developing employability skills.

 

Why choose us?

An undergraduate degree from Manchester is a qualification that the world will recognise. But it’s much more than that. Our undergraduate courses will give you an amazing university experience that’s rooted in a rich heritage. You’ll have opportunities within and outside of your course that will help you grow academically, personally and professionally.

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Manchester Metropolitan University

Who are we?

Here to make an impact on Manchester, our nation and beyond, Manchester Met has a driving ambition to discover and disseminate knowledge, making higher education accessible and beneficial to all those with the passion and ability to succeed. Our city centre campus combines environmentally-friendly buildings, excellent teaching facilities and superb student support services, and we work closely with partners, businesses, the community and academic peers – locally, nationally and internationally.

Why choose us?

Manchester Met is one of the largest universities in the UK with around 34,000 students. Ranked in the top ten most popular universities by application (UCAS, 2020 entry), we train vast numbers of legal and business professionals, scientists, engineers, teachers, health workers and creative professionals. We seek to inspire our students through a well-rounded university experience delivered in one of the UK’s best-connected and culturally vibrant cities.

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Manchester Metropolitan University - Degree apprenticeships

Who are we?

Degree apprenticeships are a unique type of course that combine full-time paid work, with part-time study. 

You will have the opportunity to launch your career or take it to the next level.  

As a degree apprentice with Manchester Met you will:

  • Graduate with no student debt, because your tuition fees are 100% paid for by your employer and the government
  • Be paid a full-time salary while you study – a starting salary of at least £12,000 a year and usually much more.

Why choose us?

Manchester Metropolitan University is a leading provider of degree apprenticeships. We partner with over 400 national and local organisations to give apprentices the opportunity to earn while they learn, and to develop the skills employers want and need.

Our city centre campus combines environmentally-friendly buildings, excellent teaching facilities and superb student support services, and we work closely with partners, businesses, the community and academic peers – locally, nationally and internationally.

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University Centre Myerscough

Who are we?

University Centre Myerscough is one of the UK’s largest land-based and sport institutions. It offers fantastic student success rates and boasts phenomenal levels of student satisfaction with the teaching, support and guidance given to students.

Myerscough offers a range of university level degrees from Foundation Degree level to Honours Degree level right up to Masters level. 

Entry requirements range from 48 UCAS Points for a Foundation Degree, up to 104 points for an Honours Degree.

Why choose us?

The teaching facilities are excellent, with farms, golf course, sports centres, Equine Arena, Animal Studies and Veterinary Nursing centres, engineering workshops, Motorsports centre and much more.

There’s also a range of catering outlets, IT suites, a well-stocked library and great social facilities via our Students Union.

You will also be enrolled at the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) with access to a wide range of additional facilities and services at their Preston campus.

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Newcastle University

Who are we?

Newcastle University is a World Top 150 University located in the friendly and vibrant city of Newcastle-upon-Tyne. We are a thriving and friendly community of 27,000+ students from 130+ countries worldwide. 

As a Russell Group University, Newcastle has a world-class reputation for research excellence in the fields of medicine, science and engineering, social sciences and the humanities.

Why choose us?

Newcastle University is a fantastic place to study, we have an outstanding reputation for academic excellence with a TEF Gold. 95% of our graduates are in further education or employment within 6 months of graduating.  

Our amazing careers service is accessible up to 3 years after graduation and supports students in job applications, business start-ups and further study. Located in the heart of Newcastle city centre, we are both a campus and a city based university with strong employer links.

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University of Northampton

Who are we?

We’re delighted that you’re considering joining us at the University of Northampton. Here at Northampton, our mission is to transform lives and inspire change. We aim to ensure your time at University is fulfilling, satisfying and enjoyable. We have exciting, industry-relevant courses, excellent and passionate lecturers and a modern campus. In short, we care about making sure you have all the support you need at this important stage of your life.

Why choose us?

Come to the University of Northampton and you will see that we do things a bit differently.

We’ll support you every step of the way – providing you with first–class teaching, modern facilities, and great learning. We have increased focus on seminars or tutorials that allow closer interaction between students and a member of staff in the form of discussion in small groups or one-to-one that mimic practice in the professional world, allowing for experimentation, ideas, and teamwork.

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  • 1) About Us: We want to break the mould of what Higher Education can be. This has led us to build a whole new University from the ground up that is designed to reflect the way that you actually learn, rather than the way you are expected to learn. Explore our new Waterside campus. https://www.northampton.ac.uk/about-us/

  • 2) Our Courses: Explore your academic interests and career aspirations through UON’s breadth of subjects, range of elective courses and history of interdisciplinary teaching and learning. https://www.northampton.ac.uk/courses/

  • 3) Student Life: A huge part of coming to university is the social life. You’ve got the opportunity to make new friends, enjoy hobbies new and old, and sample everything the town has to offer.

    As well as all the fun things, we also provide a supportive environment for you, so that your life at university is as smooth as possible. We understand that for a lot of people, coming to university is a massive step and we are here to help, whatever you may need.

    If all of that isn’t enough, Northampton town and county have so much to offer too. We’ve got plenty of culture, sports and history to keep you busy in your downtime. https://www.northampton.ac.uk/student-life/

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Northumbria University

Who are we?

Northumbria University is a research-rich, business-focused, professional university with a global reputation for academic excellence. Based in the heart of Newcastle upon Tyne, regularly voted the best place in the UK for students, we have campuses in London & Amsterdam and work in partnership with other HE institutions across the world, attracting students from 136 countries. We have two campuses in Newcastle, with facilities accessible for all students, plus some specific to certain courses.

Why choose us?

Experience our global reputation for excellence combined with our renowned hands-on learning through extensive placement opportunities and live projects. Highly rated for employability and enterprise, with a focus on real-world experience, we’ve invested over £250m in our facilities since 2005. Entry requirements are based on UCAS points; most courses are 120 or 128. We accept combinations of A-level & BTEC qualifications. We were the top rated UK ‘Young University’ in the Times HE Rankings 2020.

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University of Nottingham

Who are we?

The University of Nottingham is a pioneering university providing an exceptional research-led education and an outstanding student experience for our 46,000 students. Consistently targeted by leading graduate employers for our talented and well-rounded graduates.

We are consistently ranked among the world’s top 100 universities (QS), a pioneer in global education, with award-winning campuses and unrivalled facilities at our three UK campuses and our established campuses in Malaysia and China.

Why choose us?

We inspire world-leading teaching, learning and research. Our students are at the heart of all we do, we challenge through our teaching and celebrate achievements. We deliver leading research that transforms lives, improves societies, and shapes the future. Ranked eighth in the UK for research power, with 97% of our research recognised internationally (REF 2014). Whether you’re continuing your passion or trying something new, you’ll find where you belong, with 200 societies and 70 sport clubs.

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Nottingham Trent University

Who are we?

Nottingham Trent University (NTU) is one of the largest and most popular universities in the UK. At NTU, you’ll get a student experience that’s hard to match – quality courses and facilities across three unique campuses in the heart of one of the UK’s best student cities.

Why choose us?

At NTU, we focus on you. Our gold-rated teaching experience is delivered by academic staff who have the knowledge and experience to support your vision. The opportunities and connections we provide will enable you to shape your skills, knowledge and experience. From work placements and live projects, to volunteering and study abroad, all our courses are packed full of options to help your career get off to the best start.

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Oxford Brookes University

Who are we?

Ranked 2nd in the UK for teaching in the THE Young University Rankings 2020, Oxford Brookes is one of the UK’s leading modern universities and enjoys an international reputation for teaching excellence and innovative research. Set in the historic student city, of Oxford, with excellent accommodation, first-class sports facilities, award winning learning spaces, a vibrant nightlife and extensive support services, we have everything you need to make the most of your time at university.

Why choose us?

We are one of the UK’s leading modern universities, with a global reputation for teaching excellence, exciting student life and strong links with business and industry. Our courses don’t just give you a degree – we give you work placements, professional knowledge, lasting connections, integrated careers guidance and so much more. By studying at Oxford Brookes, you will gain the fundamental skills and experience to succeed in your chosen career and become internationally employable.

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University of Portsmouth

Who are we?

The University of Portsmouth gives students the support they need to go beyond what they think is possible. We are dedicated to students’ personal growth and development, offering hands-on learning, informed by research that solves society’s problems. Students can choose from hundreds of courses in humanities, business and law, creative and cultural industries, technology, science and health.

Why choose us?

YOUR BEST BEGINS AT A UNI THAT ENCOURAGES YOUR PASSION.

YOUR BEST BEGINS AT THE UNIVERSITY OF PORTSMOUTH.

At Portsmouth, you’ll never be just another student. From the moment you apply and throughout your journey with us, we see you as you are: one-of-a-kind. We’ll help you develop the confidence, skills and knowledge you need to create the future you want.

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  • Open days-Find out about our upcoming Open Days, book your place, and take your first steps towards the experience of a lifetime with us. http://uni.port.ac.uk/open-days-uop

  • Getting Started Series – The Getting Started Series is all about helping you get the uni experience you want. We’ve designed each session full of up-to-the-minute advice, tips and guidance. Each week we’ll cover a different topic, from writing a great personal statement, to completing a UCAS application, to the different ways you’ll learn at university – and more. Join us for as many sessions as you like. They’re interactive, so you can ask any questions you have, including general queries about university. Or you can simply listen in. http://uni.port.ac.uk/getting-started-uop

  • Personal Statements Hub – Watch videos, get top tips and download our help sheets – that’s what our personal statement hub is for. It’s for you to write your story, so you can show your strengths, ideas and passion to your chosen universities. You’ll also be able send us your draft, so you can get feedback and feel confident about what you’ve written. http://uni.port.ac.uk/personal-statement-hub-uop

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Queen's University Belfast

Who are we?

Queen’s University Belfast is one of the oldest universities in the UK ranked 173 in the world (QS World University Rankings 2020). Today, it is part of the prestigious Russell Group of research-intensive UK universities and has a global reputation for teaching and research excellence.

Queen’s offers a network of support services to help students get the most from their time at Queen’s. Counselling and disability support are amongst the best in the UK.

Why choose us?

Queen’s University is a world-class institution that combines excellent academic standards with a focus on employability, to give graduates an edge in the global job market.

Queen’s has invested over £350m in cutting-edge facilities, with the same to be spent over the coming decade. 

There are over 215 student-led clubs and societies on campus; while a £20 million sports investment has helped establish Queen’s with a reputation as one of the premier sporting universities in the UK and Ireland.

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University of Roehampton

Who are we?

At the University of Roehampton, we have a parkland campus with great facilities, in the middle of South-West London. Studying with us will give you the best of both worlds: the community feel and safety of a traditional university campus, with the job opportunities, culture and nightlife of one of the greatest cities in the world.

Why choose us?

At Roehampton we support, encourage and challenge each other in a friendly and inclusive community that values people as individuals.

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University of Salford

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Who are we?

The University of Salford draws on its heritage of industrial links to offer real world learning and create highly-employable graduates. We offer a wide range of degree courses in a variety of subject areas. Our courses range from Wildlife Documentary Production to Pharmaceutical Science via Nursing. There’s something for everyone. Be Inspired. Be More Salford.

Why choose us?

At the University of Salford, we pride ourselves in delivering first class teaching in a variety of subject areas. We have state of the art and industry standard facilities that allow our students the ability to be at the forefront of their subject. To support our students through their course, we have our AskUS Team that specialize in a number of different student support areas including finance, accommodation, disability support and many more!

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University of Sheffield

Who are we?

A world-class university – a unique student experience. Sheffield is a research university with a global reputation for excellence. We’re a member of the Russell Group: one of the 24 leading UK universities for research and teaching. Take advantage of everything it has to offer and you won’t just graduate with honours, you’ll graduate with insight, skills and experience that set you apart. We’re top in the north for graduate prospects. (The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2020)

Why choose us?

When you study at Sheffield you get one of the best student experiences in the UK and that’s according to the people who matter most, our students. We’re 2nd in the Russell Group for student satisfaction (NSS 2019), with our Students’ Union voted best in the UK for the 4th year in a row (Whatuni Student Choice Awards 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017).

We offer over 300 degrees, sign up for one of our virtual subject tasters to find out more: https://www.sheffield.ac.uk/undergraduate/visit/taster-days

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Sheffield Hallam University

Who are we?

Sheffield Hallam University sits in the top five UK modern universities for research quality, with an ambition to become the world’s leading applied university. With 30,000 students in a student-focused city, the University is split across two campuses with excellent facilities and fantastic support and careers services to enable our students to thrive. We offer award-winning teaching, hundreds of courses to choose from, and the chance to gain industry-relevant work experience on every course.

Why choose us?

The Sunday Times Good University Guide named us University of the Year for Teaching Quality in its 2020 edition. All courses have work experience opportunities in each year of study. 96% of our students are in work or further study 15 months after graduating, with 73% in highly skilled employment. We’ve invested more than £100 million in new facilities in the past five years. We have more than 100 student-run societies, plus more than 30 sports clubs and 35 social sport sessions every week.

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University of Southampton

Who are we?

Study at the University of Southampton, ranked among the top 100 of universities globally and top 15 in the UK. We’re a research-led founding member of the prestigious Russell Group.

You’ll join a dynamic community where you’ll be challenged and supported to achieve your goals. With over 300 clubs and societies, you can try new things, meet new people and explore your new city.

Want to find out more? Join us for our next Virtual Undergraduate Open Day.

Why choose us?

We have courses from over 65 subject areas which are informed by the latest research and taught by world-renowned academics. Explore our courses to find the right one for you.

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Staffordshire University

Who are we?

Staffordshire University is a globally recognised higher education institution based in Stoke-on-Trent. The University specialises in a variety of subjects including computing, engineering, healthcare, engineering, art and design, and is renowned for its network of business connections, expert academic delivery and graduate success.

Why choose us?

Our city campus in Stoke is the University’s nerve centre. We deliver world class healthcare education at our specialist Centre of Excellence in Stafford. And a global network of more than 20,000 people study our degrees internationally.

Our industry connections and emphasis on experience make our graduates among the most employable in the UK. A leading university for digital technologies, we are always building on our proud computing heritage and strong reputation for computer games courses.

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University of Stirling

Who are we?

Welcome to the University of Stirling! We are situated on a stunning 330-acre campus which is ranked 1st in the UK and 5th in the World for campus environment.

 

The facilities on campus include state of the art sports facilities such as The National Tennis Centre, cinema and arts centre, newly refurbished library and much more.

We are the UK’s Sports University of the Year in recognition of our world-class facilities and excellence across sports performance, research and education.

Why choose us?

With over 220+ honours degree programmes, you will have lots to choose from. Whether you know exactly what you’d like to study at university or are still trying to figure out your options, our flexible learning degrees put you in control.

Student life at Stirling is vibrant, with 120+ clubs and societies for you to join! There is something for everyone and the Stirling experience gives you the opportunity to leave with not only a qualification but also friends for life and memorable experiences!

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University of Sunderland

Who are we?

The life changing University of Sunderland has 20,000 students based in campuses on the North East coast, in London and Hong Kong and at it has global partnerships with learning institutions in 15 countries. We are proud of our long-established commitment to widening participation, our world-leading research, public and private sector collaborations and our track-record for providing quality student experiences that result in graduates who are the tomorrow-makers of our societies and economies.

Why choose us?

Sunderland’s excellent facilities mean student life will be unforgettable. One of the best things about being a student is finding a place that you belong. Students are at the heart of everything we do, and we’re always looking for ways to help you get the most out of campus life – that’s why we’re known as ‘the friendly University’. The Times/Sunday Times Good University Guide 2021 announced us as the University of the Year for Social Inclusion 2021.

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Teesside University

Who are we?

With a range of high-quality taught courses and research, Teesside also engages closely with local, national and international businesses to ensure that its programmes offer industry recognised skills. Many of Teesside’s courses come with professional accreditation. We have invested over £275m in our award-winning campus over recent years and are committed to investing an additional £300m up to 2026 to further enhance the experience of all our students, staff and partners.

Why choose us?

Teesside University is a friendly, town centre campus in Middlesbrough, located in the heart of North East England. We’re within easy reach of city life, the coast and countryside – whatever you like doing, you’ll have some great options to feel at home here. Our central campus means you have easy access to everything you might need as a student – shops, bars, restaurants and green spaces.

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Training 2000

Who are we?

Training 2000 is a large training provider offering apprenticeships across various sectors such as Engineering and Advanced Manufacturing, Professional Services, Automotive Technologies, Health, Scaffolding and Digital. We are also part of the University of Central Lancashire meaning that our apprentices do have a direct route to degree apprenticeship.

Why choose us?

At Training 2000 we have built a prestigious reputation for the delivery of apprenticeships and other associated learning programmes and courses. Each year we train over 2000 learners across many of our different training programmes, helping them gain valuable qualifications, work experience and getting them on the right path to start their chosen career.

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University of the Arts London (UAL)

Who are we?

University of the Arts London offers an extensive range of courses in art, design, fashion, communication and performing arts. 

The University has a world-class reputation and is made up of 6 equally renowned Colleges: Camberwell College of Arts, Central Saint Martins, Chelsea College of Arts, London College of Communication, London College of Fashion and Wimbledon College of Arts.

Why choose us?

UAL is ranked second in the world for Art and Design in the 2021 QS World University Rankings®. Our graduates go on to work in and shape the creative industries worldwide. 

We are also the #1 UK university for producing business leaders. A higher percentage of UAL’s graduates go on to become business leaders than from any other UK university.

Our graduates include Alexander McQueen, Stella McCartney, John Galliano, Jimmy Choo, Christopher Kane, Anish Kapoor, Antony Gormley, and Rankin.

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UCL

Who are we?

UCL is amongst the best universities in the world. Academic excellence and disruptive thinking have been the status quo since 1826. 

Through a progressive approach to teaching and research, our world leading academics, curious students and outstanding staff continually pursue excellence, break boundaries and make an impact on real world problems.

UCL is a diverse global community of world-class academics, students, industry links, external partners, and alumni.

Why choose us?

Renowned for world-class research, global influence and impact across a broad range of subject areas, our reputation attracts and empowers the best and bravest of thinkers, creating a home for the thought leaders of today and tomorrow.

UCL students are directly involved in research, equipping them for the future and inspiring a lifelong curiosity. We teach our students how to think, not what to think.

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Ulster University

Who are we?

Ulster is one university with four distinct campuses across Northern Ireland – Belfast, Coleraine, Jordanstown, and Magee (Derry-Londonderry).

While each campus differs in size and has its own distinctive atmosphere, you will receive the same first class teaching and supportive learning environment that makes Ulster one of the most popular universities in the UK.

Why choose us?

We pride ourselves in our graduate employment rate, with over 94% of graduates entering professional employment or further study within six months of leaving the university.

Our entry requirements for students from England, Scotland and Wales are CCC at A-level or equivalent. (some conditions and exclusions apply)

We have over 150 undergraduate programmes for you to choose from, so why not discover your Ulster adventure today?

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University Academy 92 (UA92)

Who are we?

There’s more to success than timing and talent. Here at UA92, we believe that tenacity, preparedness, passion and hard work play an equally important role. Add commitment, inner fire and the right preparation, and you can compete at a level far beyond your inborn potential – delivering the presentation of a lifetime, performing in front of the camera, or chairing the board.

Why choose us?

UA92 degrees are designed to accelerate careers in the worlds of media, business, sport and computer science, thanks to a curriculum inspired by the experience and connections of the Class of 92, and backed by respected academic pioneers, Lancaster University.

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UCFB

Who are we?

University Campus of Football Business (UCFB) is a world first in higher education, delivering university degrees in the University Campus of Football Business (UCFB) is a world first in higher education, delivering university degrees in the football and sports industry in sectors including media, coaching, events and business. The degree programmes are taught in campuses which have the iconic Wembley and Etihad stadiums at their heart.

Why choose us?

If you are interested in a career in the sport, football and / or events sectors UCFB may be a perfect fit to help you achieve your career goals.

We are a Higher Education Institution, offering a unique experience, enveloping you in your chosen degree path with not only your degree delivery but well known guest speakers, work experience, and a full enrichment programme to make sure you are the most employable candidate going for that first graduate job!

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University of Wales Trinity Saint David

Who are we?

The University of Wales Trinity Saint David has three main campuses in South-West Wales, Carmarthen, Lampeter and Swansea, plus a fourth campus in London and learning centres in Cardiff and Birmingham. Each inspiring location has its own distinctive appeal and offers a wide range of creative employment-focused courses. Our innovative programmes are taught within small class sizes in a supportive and friendly environment. Here at UWTSD, you won’t be just a face in the crowd.

Why choose us?

Students are at the heart of all that we do at UWTSD. We were first for courses and lecturers at the Whatuni Student Choice Awards in 2019 and 2020– an award based on student votes. Our aim is to develop reflective graduates who can make a difference to society, enabling them to develop the right knowledge, skills and attributes to take their place wherever they may be in the future.

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The University of Warwick

Who are we?

We’re a world-leading, Russell Group university with the highest academic and research standards. We’re consistently present in the rankings of the UK’s and the world’s greatest universities. By exploring your intellectual curiosity at Warwick, you’ll be confident you’ve developed the skills that sets you apart. You’ll have the potential to go anywhere if you bring your energy and determination to succeed. What that success looks like is up to you.

Why choose us?

Further information, guidance and ways to connect with us can be found on our Digital Events [https://warwick.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/schools/digitalevents] and Resources [https://warwick.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/schools/digitalresources] pages.

We’d also encourage you to visit our YouTube Channel for handy videos on applying to, and studying with us, as well as content from our current students on our courses, campus, accommodation, and student life!

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University of the West of Scotland

Who are we?

UWS is ranked in the world’s top 150 universities under 50 years of age in the Times Higher Education Young University Rankings 2020, with 96% of our graduates in work or further study 6 months after graduating.

With over 120 years experience in higher education, UWS has four campuses in Paisley, Lanarkshire, Dumfries, Ayr. Our campuses are only a train ride away from one of Scotland’s most vibrant cities, Glasgow.

UWS has over 60 undergraduate courses based in 4 academic schools.

Why choose us?

  • 96% of UWS graduates are in work or further study 6 months after graduating.
  • Opportunities to undertake a work-based placement as part of your degree.
  • UWS students have the opportunity to study abroad up to a year. UWS has over 140 European partner universities and additional partner universities further afield.
  • If you undertake a 4-year UWS course, your tuition fees are capped at 3 years.
  • All UWS students are entitled to a free gym membership for the duration of their study.

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University of Westminster

Who are we?

The University started 180 years ago to educate the working people of London. Today we continue to build on this reputation, helping students from a variety of backgrounds to realise their full potential. We support more than 19,000 students with 169 different nationalities present. We have three campuses in the heart of London and one in the leafy borough of Harrow in North West London.

Why choose us?

  1. London is our Campus: From business to art, London is where things tend to happen first. 
  2. Professional Focus:. We use our central London location and have strong links with businesses in London and across the UK. 
  3. Excellence in Research: We are proud of our record of excellence in research that really makes a difference.
  4. Global Connections: 1 of the top 100 most international universities in the world.

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Working Options in Education

Who are we?

Working Options in Education is a charity that has been helping young people (14-19) to aim high and fulfil their potential since 2010.

Our employability and life skills programme is delivered free in mainstream schools, colleges and online. We offer young people multiple interactions with our employer partners and volunteers. This includes expert insight into industry sessions, skills workshops, online content, work experience and job opportunities.

Why choose us?

Our programme is accessible to all 14-19 year olds, regardless of academic ability or background through our online learning materials (Student Zone) and live insights from industry and employability skills webinars. Over 400 volunteers from a wide range of sectors and disciplines help us deliver our programme. They inspire and motivate young people about what is possible for their future, help them acquire the necessary employability skills and create pathways to employment.

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Wrexham Glyndwr University

Who are we?

Wrexham Glyndŵr University is a vibrant, friendly place where each student’s learning and future is given personal attention. All our courses have practical experience at their heart, to develop the knowledge needed for your chosen career. 

The university offers more than 240 courses across an incredible diversity of subject areas, ranging from engineering, technology, creative industries and the arts, to social and life sciences, including a strong focus on business, health and education.

Why choose us?

Wrexham Glyndŵr University boasts a wide range of industry standard facilities which support the courses we offer across our campuses. While the way in which we deliver some of the services and facilities we provide for our students may have changed in response to the COVID-19 outbreak, the University remains fully committed to delivering an excellent range of student support, student services and facilities to enhance your academic study.

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University of York

Who are we?

As a high-performing Russell Group university, our ground-breaking research underpins our inspiring teaching, challenging you to dream big, think critically and change the world. Our principles of excellence, equality and opportunity, our beautiful campus and our supportive college system encourage inclusivity and a valuable sense of community. Choose from our wide range of undergraduate courses and you will graduate with more than a qualification.

Why choose us?

You’ll be immersed in knowledge and opportunities that will encourage you to grow and succeed. You’ll benefit from outstanding teaching and learning outcomes, demonstrated by our Gold Teaching Excellence Framework award.

From the moment you arrive on campus you’ll be welcomed as a member of one of our nine colleges. Through societies, sports clubs, art, music and college life there is always something to be part of, both on campus and in the city.

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York St John University

Who are we?

Which one will inspire you, challenge you and surprise you?

Which one will make you feel at home in the heart of a beautiful city?

Which one will give you the freedom, the support and the space to make the most of your talent?

We are The One. We are York St John University.

We are proud of our welcoming community, outstanding courses and supportive staff. We care about you, your passions and your ambitions.

It is this, and so much more, that makes us The One for you.

Why choose us?

Since 1841, we have been serious about education. We believe students from every background should be supported and inspired to reach their full potential. You are an individual. You have thoughts, ideas and opinions like no one else. Not only do we recognise that, we encourage it. We make your learning experience personal and let your ideas and the topics that interest you, shape it. You are a student, not a number.

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