United Kingdom

A university education in the UK is an amazing experience on many different levels. Of course, its universities are some of the best in the world, and many are also among the oldest in Europe. This tradition of academic excellence is just one of the reasons UK degrees are respected the world over, and students flock to England, Wales, Northern Ireland and Scotland to study and prepare for exciting, well-paid careers.

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The University of Northampton was founded in 1924, making it a fairly young institution by UK standards. At that time it was the Northampton Technical College, with a much more limited curriculum than it offers today. Northampton’s School of Art opened in 1937, and the College of Education was founded at the new Park campus […]

University of Northampton

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Edinburgh Napier University was founded fairly recently, in 1964. When it opened as Napier Technical College it accepted only 800 students, at a purpose built facility incorporating Merchison Tower, a medieval structure that was once part of Merchison Castle, the birthplace of John Napier, the university’s namesake. The original curriculum included Engineering, Chemistry, Naval Architecture, […]

Edinburgh Napier University

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The University of South Wales was created when the University of Glamorgan merged with the University of Wales, Newport. Both of these institutions have their own histories and traditions. The University of Glamorgan was primarily based in Pontypridd, but also had campuses in Cardiff, Trefforest, Glyntaff and Merthyr Tydfil. It began in 1913 as a […]

University of South Wales

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Birkbeck, University of London was founded nearly 200 years ago, in 1823. The London Mechanics’ Institute was founded in the Crown and Anchor tavern on London’s famous Strand in order to bring better educational opportunities to the city’s common people. Artisans and craftspeople were given access to courses including art, economics and the sciences, something […]

Birkbeck, University of London

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The University of Wolverhampton was founded in 1827 as the Wolverhampton Free Library, which soon began to offer commercial, scientific, technical and more general classes. The School of Art began offering classes in 1851, and became the Municipal School of Art in 1885.  The institution began to expand seriously in 1920, when the original promises […]

University of Wolverhampton

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The University of Hull was originally founded as University College Hull in 1927. It originally boasted 14 departments – most with but a single professor – and admitted 39 students in 1928. It was originally contained in a single building. Now known as the Venn Building after one of the university’s most famous mathematicians, it […]

University of Hull

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Newman University got its start in 1968 as the Newman College of Higher Education. It ws named after Henry Newman, a notable resident of Birmingham and a great public speaker of the 19th century. It originally offered degrees through the University of Birmingham, though this changed tot eh University of Leicester in 2003. The first […]

Newman University

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Bolton University got its start in 1825, when it was founded as the Bolton Mechanics’ Institute. By 1887 it was understood that the technical educational needs of the region’s population had expanded, and soon they opened a Technical School which serves more than 1500 students per year. The school officially became a College in 1926, […]

University of Bolton

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