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University of Dundee

United Kingdom

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The University of Dundee was founded in 1881. It is a public research university in Dundee, a city in the east-central Lowlands of Scotland. The aim of the university is to transform lives, working locally and globally through the creation, sharing, and application of knowledge. The university has a reputation among students pursuing traditional professions such as law, medicine, dentistry, and life sciences. The mission of the University of Dundee is to become Scotland's preeminent university, renowned for the quality of its graduates and academic excellence around the world. 

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University of Cambridge

University of Cambridge

Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom

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Located in the center of the ancient city of Cambridge, 50 miles north of London, the University of Cambridge is a collegiate public research institution that serves more than 18,000 students from all corners of the globe. 

The university consists of numerous listed buildings and is divided into 31 autonomous colleges, with many of the older ones situated on the famous river Cam. Applications are made directly to the individual colleges, rather than to the university overall. You can live and are often taught within your college, receiving small group teaching sessions known as college supervisions. 

Six academic schools – Arts and Humanities, Biological Sciences, Clinical Medicine, Humanities and Social Sciences, Physical Sciences, and Technology – are spread across the university’s colleges, housing roughly 150 faculties and other institutions. 

Founded in 1209, the University of Cambridge’s 800-year history makes it the fourth-oldest university in the world and the second-oldest university in the English-speaking world. Cambridge students make up 20 percent of the town's population and most of the older colleges are situated near the city center. Its notable buildings give the city of Cambridge a unique character, and include King's College Chapel, the history faculty building designed by James Stirling and the Cripps Building at St John's College.

Cambridge is widely acknowledged as a vibrant place to be a student. On the academic side, the university is home to over 100 libraries, which hold more than 15 million books in total. There are also nine world-renowned arts, scientific and cultural museums such as Kettle’s Yard and the Fitzwilliam Museum, which are open to the public throughout the year, as well as a botanical garden. 

Extracurricular activities give you the chance to get involved with anything from the university’s renowned student drama societies, which spawned the likes of comedy group Monty Python, to music, politics and hundreds of other clubs and societies. The sports scene at Cambridge is huge too, with state-of-the-art facilities and over 80 sports on offer with teams for novices and experts alike. 

With its reputation for academic excellence and traditional scholarly values, the University of Cambridge often ranks among the very top universities in the world for teaching, research, and international outlook. The university has educated eminent mathematicians, scientists, politicians, lawyers, philosophers, writers, actors and heads of state. Ninety-eight Nobel laureates and 15 British prime ministers have affiliations with Cambridge as students, faculty or alumni, including the scientists Francis Crick and Frederick Sanger.

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University of Oxford

University of Oxford

Oxford, United Kingdom

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Oxford has a distinctive collegiate structure. Students and academics benefit from belonging both to the University, a large, internationally-renowned institution, and to a college or hall, a small, interdisciplinary academic community.

There are 39 Oxford colleges, which are financially independent and self-governing, but relate to the central University in a kind of federal system. There are also six permanent private halls, which are similar to colleges except that they tend to be smaller, and were founded by particular Christian denominations. The colleges and halls are close academic communities, which bring together students and researchers from different disciplines, cultures and countries. This helps to foster the outstanding research achievement that has made Oxford a leader in so many fields.

The colleges and the University work together to organise teaching and research, and many staff at Oxford will hold both a college and a University post.

The central University is made up of many different sections, including academic and administrative departments, libraries and museums

There are roughly 100 major academic departments, which are overseen by the four academic divisions: Medical Sciences; Mathematical, Physical and Life Sciences; Humanities and Social Sciences.

Each department organises teaching and research in a different subject area, from Anthropology to Zoology. There are also many smaller, specialist research centres and sub-departments.

The Department for Continuing Education offers part-time, flexible courses and programmes for adult learners. It offers more than 1,000 courses each year, including weekly classes, online courses, day, weekend and summer schools, undergraduate and postgraduate qualifications, and continuing professional development courses.

 

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Imperial College London

Imperial College London

London, United Kingdom

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Imperial College London is public research institution offering a multidisciplinary space for education, research, science, and innovation. Ranked 7th in the QS World University Rankings 2023 and number 12 in THE World University Rankings, the college was formed by merging the Royal College of Science, the Royal School of Mines, and the City & Guilds College in 1907. 

While the college was under the University of London earlier, now it is an autonomous institution. Imperial College London is home to more than 17,000 students and 8000 staff. The college welcomes students from more than 125 nations yearly.

The college has nine campuses spread across London, and the South East, with its main campus located in South Kensington. Imperial College London, UK, is known for its high-impact research as it has many research centers and laboratories. Some of them are Adaptive and Intelligent Robotics Lab, Biomechatronics Lab, Computer Vision and Learning Lab, Center for Neurotechnology, Cognitive Robotics, Biomechanics Lab, Aerial Robotics Lab, and others. 

Imperial College London, UK, offers more than 100 undergraduate programs and above 150 post-graduation programs in four disciplines - science, engineering, medicine, and business. Imperial ranks first in the UK for research outputs, research environment, and research impact among Russell Group universities. The institution's acceptance rate ranges between 28% to 36% across streams. 

Some notable Imperial alumni include 14 Nobel laureates and three Fields Medallists. Nobel Prize awardee Sir George Paget Thomson was recognized for his work in Physics in 1937. Sir George Porter was awarded the Nobel Prize in 1967 for his contribution to chemistry. Imperial alumni Alexander Fleming was awarded the Nobel Prize in 1945 for discovering Penicillin.  Former Indian Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi was also an Imperial alumnus. David Irving, a renowned World War II author, had also studied at Imperial College.

There are several online tools and resources available for the students of Imperial. JobsLine is a dedicated Careers Service for appointment and event bookings to cater to students. Moreover, students can also participate in workshops and skill development programs, career fairs, employee-centric events, and other networking opportunities. Imperial College London, UK, has a record of working with industry, attracting corporate research funding of more than £200m over the past five years.


 

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University of Plymouth

United Kingdom

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The University of Plymouth is renowned for high quality, internationally-leading education, research and innovation.
With a mission to Advance Knowledge and Transform Lives, Plymouth is a *top 50 research university with clusters of world-class research across a wide range of disciplines including marine science and engineering, medicine, cybersecurity and psychology. A three-time winner of the Queen’s Anniversary Prize for Higher and Further Education, most recently in 2019 in respect of its pioneering research on microplastics pollution in the oceans and its impact on the environment and changing behaviour, the University of Plymouth continues to grow in stature and reputation.

It has a strong track record for teaching and learning excellence and has one of the highest numbers of National Teaching Fellows of any UK university. With over 19,000 students, and a further 9,500 studying for a Plymouth degree at partner institutions in the UK and around the world, and over 135,000 alumni pursuing their chosen careers globally, it has a growing global presence.

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University College London

University College London

London, United Kingdom

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The University College London (UCL) is a public institution in London, United Kingdom. It is known for its research and teaching excellence with top-notch faculty. It is ranked at 8 in the QS World Rankings list for 2023 and 18 in THE world university rankings for 2022. The University was founded in 1826. 

In 1828, it admitted its first batch of students. It has accreditations for several courses, including from the CII (Chartered Insurance Institute). The institution has nearly 43,900 students, with 19,994 undergraduate and 23,842 postgraduate learners. Around 53% of them are from other countries, as per the 2019-20 records. It also has 300,000 alumni from more than 190 countries. It has 14,300 employees, 30 Nobel Laureates, 440 UG programs, and 675 PG programs. 

UCL has campuses at Bloomsbury in central London and the upcoming-UCL East at Stratford’s Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. Research facilities at the institution include the Child Vision Lab, Carr Lab, van der Spuy Lab, Cortexlab, and the Visual Plasticity Lab, among others. There is the UCL Urban Laboratory, the Fish Facility, Nanostring Facility, and many others. A new biomedical facility is coming up soon with facilities for 500+ scientists. 

Some main study areas include Brain Sciences, Arts & Humanities, Laws, Mathematical & Physical Sciences, Life Sciences, Engineering Sciences, Medical Sciences, Built Environment, and Social & Historical Sciences. There are 440 programs at the undergraduate level, along with 675 postgraduate programs. 

Some famous alumni at the institution include Olympic and World Rowing Championship medal winner Rob Williams, the members of the band Coldplay, famous scientists Francis Crick and Roger Penrose, filmmaker Christopher Nolan, and iconic inventor Alexander Graham Bell. 

UCL Careers is the one-stop resource for students in helping them choose the right career pathways, find career opportunities, and discover volunteering engagements. They can also look for research positions here, along with finding jobs. They can also get support with regard to preparing their job applications, including interview preparation and completing aptitude tests. Other facilities are available for students, including interview coaching and guidance, application advice, and alumni mentoring. UCL Careers Support and My UCL Careers are available for up to a period of three years post-graduation. 

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The University of Edinburgh

The University of Edinburgh

Edinburgh, United Kingdom

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The University of Edinburgh is one of the world's top universities, consistently ranked in the world top 50*, and placed 16th in the 2022 QS World University Rankings. Our entrepreneurial and cross-disciplinary culture attracts students and staff from across the globe, creating a unique Edinburgh experience. We provide a stimulating working, learning and teaching environment with access to excellent facilities. We attract the world's best, from Nobel Prize winning laureates to future explorers, pioneers and inventors.

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University of Manchester

University of Manchester

Manchester, United Kingdom

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The University of Manchester operates sports clubs through its athletics union while student societies are operated by the Students' Union.

The university has more than 80 health and fitness classes while over 3,000 students are members of the 44 various Athletic Union clubs. The sports societies vary widely in their level and scope. Many more popular sports operate several university teams and departmental teams which compete in leagues against other teams within the university. Teams include: badminton, lacrosse, korfball, dodgeball, field hockey, rugby league, rugby union, football, basketball, fencing, netball, squash, water polo, ultimate, and cricket.

The athletic union was formed at Owens College in 1885 from four clubs: rugby, lacrosse, cricket and tennis. In 1901 the women's athletic union was founded. In 1981 the two unions were amalgamated. After the acquisition of the Firs estate in Fallowfield a sports ground and pavilion were provided there. From 1940 the McDougall Centre in Burlington Street was also in use as a sports centre. Ron Hill, Rowena Sweatman, James Hickman, Cyril Holmes and Harry Whittle are former students who have achieved Olympic success.

The Manchester Aquatics Centre, the swimming pool used for the Manchester Commonwealth Games is on the campus and used for water sports. The main facilities used for sports are the Sugden Centre in Grosvenor Street, the Armitage Site near Owens Park and the Wythenshawe Sports Ground.

The university has achieved success in the BUCS (British University & College Sports) competitions, with its men's water polo 1st team winning the national championships (2009, 2010, 2011) under the tutelage of their coach Andy Howard. It was positioned in eighth place in the overall BUCS rankings for 2009/10

The university competes annually in 28 different sports against Leeds and Liverpool universities in the Christie Cup, which Manchester has won for seven consecutive years. The Christie Cup is an inter-university competition between Liverpool, Leeds and Manchester in numerous sports since 1886. After the Oxford and Cambridge rivalry, the Christie's Championships is the oldest Inter–University competition on the sporting calendar: the cup was a benefaction of Richard Copley Christie.

Every year elite sportsmen and sportswomen are selected for membership of the XXI Club, a society formed in 1932 to promote sporting excellence at the university. Most members have gained a Full Maroon for representing the university and many have excelled at a British Universities or National level. No more than 21 active members are allowed, each elected for up to three years (after graduating they become passive members).

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Keele University

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Keele University was established in 1949 by the former Vice-Chancellor of Oxford University. Founded to meet the needs of a changing world, Keele has always had a pioneering vision to be a different kind of university.
We excel in both teaching and research, with some of the most satisfied students in England, and research that is changing lives for the better at a regional, national and global level.
Our beautiful 600-acre campus is one of the biggest in Britain – but all the most important services and facilities are on your doorstep, with accommodation, teaching spaces, facilities including a medical centre, sports centre and pharmacy, and a range of shops, eateries and entertainment venues – including the Students’ Union – clustered around the centre.

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Kings College London

Kings College London

London, United Kingdom

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King’s College London is a public research university in London, United Kingdom. It is renowned for its academic and research excellence and commitment to sustainable societal change. It is ranked 37 (2023) and 35 (2022) in the QS and THE World University Rankings lists, respectively. The institution was founded in 1829. 

The University of London came up in 1836, with the King’s College being one of its founding colleges. It has witnessed several other mergers, especially with the Chelsea and Queen Elizabeth Colleges (1985), Institute of Psychiatry (1997), and the United Medical and Dental Schools of Guy’s and St Thomas’ Hospitals (1998). The institution has achieved prestigious accreditations, including EQUIS and AACSB. It has 33,000+ students from 150+ countries with 185,000+ global alumni. It also has 14 Nobel Laureates to its credit. 

The institution has Denmark Hill, Strand, Guy’s, St Thomas’, and Waterloo campuses. Some of its research centers include the Academic Centre of Reconstructive ScienceADHD Remote TechnologyAerospace Medicine & Physiology Research GroupCentre for Attention Studies at King’s, and many others. 

The institution offers undergraduate, postgraduate, and short courses for aspirants. The study faculties include Business, Arts & Humanities, Life Sciences & Medicine, Dentistry, Oral & Craniofacial Sciences, Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience, Law, and Social Science & Public Policy. There is also the King’s Business School for students. 

Famous alumni at the institution include athlete Dina Asher-Smith, author-philosopher Alain de Botton, science fiction writer, author Virginia Woolf, Sir Arthur C Clarke, poet-novelist Thomas Hardy, and biophysicist Rosalind Franklin. Poet John Keats studied here, as did social reformer-nurse Florence Nightingale and politician Sarojini Naidu. 

King’s CareerConnect is a platform for finding new employment opportunities and events and booking appointments. KEATS takes care of resources, career information, case studies, online workshops, and more. Students can also access the King’s Careers Blog for information, along with Academic & Professional Services Support. King’s CareerConnect helps with vacancies, placements, internships, graduate career opportunities, reminders, alerts, career goals, and career lounges. It also helps access career fairs, panels, workshops, masterclasses, presentations, and varied career pathways.

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University of Bristol

University of Bristol

Bristol, United Kingdom

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The University of Bristol is a public red brick university in Bristol, United Kingdom. It is known for its academic and research excellence, ranking 61 in the QS World University Rankings list for 2023. The University was established as the University College Bristol in 1876, the first to admit women on an equal merit basis as men. 

The college continued operations till 1909 as the precursor to the current institution. The origins of the university lay in the efforts made by Clifton College headmaster John Percival to set up such an institution. It has accreditation from several bodies, including the Royal Statistical Society, AVMA, RCVS, and EAEVE. The institution had 29,356 students as of 2020-21. 

The main campus of the University lies at Clifton, while it's Richmond Building is a stroll away from the same. There are several research institutions at the University, including the Bristol BioDesign Institute, Bristol Quantum Information Institute, Bristol Population Health Science Institute, Migration Mobilities Bristol, Brigstow Institute, Jean Golding Institute, Elizabeth Blackwell Institute for Health Research, and many others. 

There are 200+ degree courses available for students at the institution. The institution also has 25 academic schools and six faculties in total. Some of the top academic centers are dedicated to disciplines like arts, philosophy, music, films and television, anthropology and archaeology, humanities, theatre, English, aerospace engineering, computer science, civil engineering, health and life sciences, and social sciences and law. 

Famous alumni at the institution include Nobel Prize winner and physicist Paul Dirac; author-economist-journalist-administrator Will Hutton; journalist Sarah Montague; author Deborah Moggach OBE; equestrian and Olympic medal winner Laura Tomlinson; rugby player and World Cup winner Josh Lewsey MBE;  and actor Will Poulter. 

The institution has several industry connections, linking with numerous employers, right from smaller business entities to global companies. There are several other activities like networking events, career fairs, workshops, and mentorship programs for student entrepreneurs. Students get assistance in finding and choosing career pathways, preparing for job applications and interviews, and creating resumes. They also get help finding part-time work opportunities, volunteering programs, and internships. They can also find jobs after graduating and support for their start-up aspirations. Students also get assistance with choosing and applying for further study programs. 

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The University of Warwick

The University of Warwick

Coventry, United Kingdom

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Born out of boldness, imagination and collaboration, the University of Warwick is a world-leading university with the highest academic and research standards. Our campus in Coventry welcomes over 26,500 students from over 150 countries. We’re a constant presence in the rankings of the UK's and the world’s greatest universities, and the 2014 Research Excellence Framework placed us 7th among UK research universities, meaning you’ll learn alongside academics at the cusp of new thinking. Warwick constantly invests into student services and campus facilities. You'll benefit from excellent support from accommodation help to careers advice, free counselling and health services. You can study in The Oculus, our teaching and learning building, and soon enjoy a new state-of-the-art SportsHub. Surrounded by peaceful greenery and bustling cities, we have access to a great transport network to travel across the UK and Europe too. We offer you the potential to follow your ambitions anywhere, if you bring your energy and determination to succeed.


 

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Manchester Metropolitan University

Manchester, United Kingdom

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Manchester Metropolitan University is home to a diverse community of international students from over 100 countries. 

Located in the centre of Manchester, Manchester Met’s campus is conveniently located close to the city’s many world-renowned music, sports and cultural venues, as well as the second-largest Chinatown in Britain.

Manchester Met aims to mould students into highly employable individuals. The University provides its students with regular employability events, including advice workshops, networking opportunities, guest speakers and careers fairs. It also has industry links with many global companies, including IBM, Bentley Motors, Bosch, Nike, Walt Disney, L’Oreal, Lloyds Banking Group, and many more. Support continues after graduation, with students benefiting from lifelong access to its digital careers service.

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Durham University

Durham University

Durham, United Kingdom

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Durham University is a public university in the United Kingdom. The university was established through an Act of Parliament in 1832. Further, in 1837, this public research university was incorporated by the Royal Charter.

Since then, the University and its 17 colleges have strived to put out world-leading research and ensure the highest degree of academic excellence. As such, it offers its students the means and measures to build up incredible skills for their careers like communication, team-working, leadership, and problem-solving.

The university is situated in North-east England, in the picturesque city of Durham. The exact location is:

The Palatine Centre, Durham University, Stockton Road, Durham DH1 3LE

 

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The University of Sheffield

The University of Sheffield

Sheffield, United Kingdom

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Sheffield is a research university located in Southern Yorkshire, England. It has around 50 academic research departments that are categorized into five different faculties. It is one of the top 10 best universities in the UK when research grant funding is considered. 

The University of Sheffield UK is not a campus university, even though most of its 430 buildings are within walking distance. Some of the buildings located in the area are in the following places:
 

1. 9 Mappin street

2. 38 Mappin street

3. 45 Victoria Street

4. 301 Glossop Road, Student Skills and Development Centre

5. 34 Endscliffe crescent, Accommodation, and Commercial Services

6. 12 Bolsover St, Arts Tower, Admissions Service

7. 241 Glossop Rd, Edgar Allen House, Careers Service

8. Clarkson St, Octagon, Convocation Hall

9. 36 Wilkinson St, Counselling Service

10. 44 Leavygreave Rd, Information Commons (IC)

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Newcastle University

Newcastle University

Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom

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Newcastle University is a public research university in Newcastle upon Tyne, UK. Newcastle University is a Russell Group member with one of the largest EU research portfolios in the country. 

 The University’s origins may be traced to the School of Medicine and Surgery (later the College of Medicine), which was founded in 1834, and the College of Physical Science (later called Armstrong College), which was formed in 1871. The more significant part of the federal University of Durham was created by these two colleges, with the Durham Colleges comprising the other. In 1937, the Newcastle institutions combined to establish King’s College. King’s College was renamed the University of Newcastle in 1963.

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De Montfort University

United Kingdom

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With an array of opportunities to explore and pursue what inspires you, De Montfort University is committed to transforming individual lives and championing a sustainable and fair society. Located in Leicester, United Kingdom, the university offers 293 undergraduate programs, 216 postgraduate programs, five foundation courses, and 108 part-time courses, many of which offer professional accreditations. As many as 21,889 Full-Time Equivalent (FTE) students are currently pursuing their academic ambitions at the university. Moreover, each year more than 2,700 international students from more than 130 countries choose to study at the university. The university is globally renowned for training, educating, and supporting talent for more than 150 years.

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Queen Mary University of London

Queen Mary University of London

London, United Kingdom

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The Queen Mary University of London is a public institution in London, UK. It ranks 125 (2023) and 117 (2022) in the QS and THE world rankings, respectively. The institution goes back to 1785, with its founding institutions being the London Hospital Medical College, St. Bartholomew’s Hospital Medical College, Queen Mary College, and Westfield College. 

In 1934, the institution became Queen Mary College. In 1995, it merged with Bart’s and the Royal London School of Medicine and Dentistry, finally becoming the Queen Mary University of London in 2000. The institution has triple accreditation from the ACCA, CIMA, and the ICAEW. It has 32,000+ students with 4,500 staff members, and students come from 170+ nationalities. 41% of the student population comes from abroad. The institution has 9 Nobel Prize winners among its earlier students and staff members. 

There are five university campuses at London. These include Whitechapel, Mile End, Charterhouse Square, Lincoln’s Inn Fields, West Smithfield, and the Department W building between the Whitechapel and Mile End campuses. It also has centers in Paris, Singapore, China, and Malta. Research institutions and centers include the Blizard Institute and the Neuron Pod, along with AMIS, Genome Centre, Lipid Mediator Unit, CREATE Lab, and the CRUK Barts Centre Mass Spectrometry Faciltiy among others. 

There are 240+ degree courses for students in the Science and Engineering, Humanities and Social Sciences, and Medicine and Dentistry faculties. Some study fields include Computer and Data Science, Comparative Literature, Biological, and Biomedical Sciences, Drama, Chemical Sciences, English, Law, History, Liberal Arts, Film Studies, Economics and Finance, and Medicine. 

Famous alumni include novelist JG Ballard, author-critic Sir Malcolm Bradbury, Director of the Art Fund, Dr. Stephen Deuchar, industrialist and SMT founder-Chairman-Managing Director Dr. Kei Bui Chan, BG Group Chief Executive Frank Chapman, and Sir George Cox, the former Director-General at the Institute of Directors. Others include television personality and entrepreneur Ching-He Huang, Chairman-Founder-CEO at Planet Payments, Philip Beck, and Masala Masala founder Priya Lakhani. 

The University offers a plethora of career services to its students, including EAST, a fusion of Explore, Acquire, Showcase, and Transition. Students can find their professional options and get new opportunities for gaining work experience and developing skills. They can also showcase their skills along with transitioning to the workplace seamlessly. Some programs include QMentoring, QTaster, and Student Consultancy Projects. Students can also get micro internship opportunities and temporary off and on-campus job opportunities. There is also the dedicated QM Careers Hub for students with 1,000+ full and part-time opportunities available for the institution’s graduates and students.


 

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Lancaster University

Lancaster University

Lancaster , United Kingdom

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Lancaster University is a public research university situated in the United Kingdom (UK). It has been a top school in north-western England for more than ten years now.

Lancaster University, UK, was consolidated in the 1970s-80s. The school introduced several combined degree schemes with subjects like Environmental Science and Philosophy during this time. It was also the period for constructing modern laboratories for teaching and research.

The university has its prestigious campus at Bailrigg, Lancaster LA1 4YW, United Kingdom.

Lancaster University’s ranking is commendable on most university ranking indexes. It is ranked #122 on the World University Rankings by Times Higher Education 2022, whereas the QS World University Rankings  2022 places the university at #132 globally.

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University of Exeter

University of Exeter

Exeter, United Kingdom

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The University of Exeter is a leading public institution offering world-class academic and research facilities to over 30,000 students in the United Kingdom (UK). Even though the university was officially established in 1955, its history goes back to the 1900s. It includes six departments, offering knowledge in various subjects and education levels.

The magnificent campus of the university is located at Stocker Rd, Exeter EX4 4PY, United Kingdom.

In terms of the University of Exeter rankings, it is exceptional. In the QS World University Rankings 2022, the institution is listed at 149th position. The university bagged 143rd place in the World University Rankings by Times Higher Education. This speaks volumes about the institution’s popularity and performance.

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Glasgow Caledonian University

Glasgow, United Kingdom

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Glasgow Caledonian University (GCU) is a public university in Glasgow, Scotland. GCU was formed in 1993 by the merger of The Queen's College, Glasgow, and Glasgow Polytechnic (founded in 1875 and 1991, respectively). It is a vibrant, value-driven, multicultural, civic university committed to delivering social innovation and sustainable development in its research and education. The university has more than 21,000 students from over 120 nations and is now one of Scotland's most prominent universities. 
GCU prides itself on being a practical university with many degree programs. It has a global presence and significantly contributes as a driver of social change – via transformative education, research excellence and an approach to sustainability. The university values every individual in its warm, forward-thinking, and supportive community. GCU's students get the opportunity to enhance their knowledge and creativity to resolve real-world challenges whilst changing the lives of our students and others.

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University of Aberdeen

University of Aberdeen

United Kingdom

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Founded in 1495, the University of Aberdeen is Scotland's third oldest university and the fifth oldest in the UK. The University has an internationally renowned centre of excellence in Soil Science striving for solutions to some of society's greatest threats the climate crisis and environmental change. Our study programmes Undergraduate Postgraduate Taught Postgraduate Research Our study disciplines Arts & Humanities Business Social Sciences Law Engineering Geosciences Life Sciences Physical Sciences Medicine Ranked 158th in the world in the Times Higher Education Ranking 2022.
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University of Reading

University of Reading

Reading, United Kingdom

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The University of Reading is a public university located in Reading in the United Kingdom. It is at 201-250th (2022) in THE World University Rankings. It is also at 229 in the QS World University Rankings for 2023. The institution celebrated its 90th anniversary in 2016. 

It got its charter in 1926 as an extension college for the University of Oxford. It was then the only University to get this charter between the World Wars. It has accreditation from the Centre for Quality Support and Development, along with other bodies like the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors and the Royal Society of Chemistry. It has 23,000 students from 160+ countries worldwide. 

The main campus is the Whiteknights Campus covering 130 hectares. Other campuses include the ones at Greenlands and London Road. Some of its best research centres include the Early Modern Research Centre, the Reading Centre for Cognition Research, Gender History Cluster, Centre for Literacy and Multilingualism, Centre for Health Humanities, and the Centre for Economic Institutions and Business History. 

There are several undergraduate, foundation and integrated master’s programs, along with other master’s courses and postgraduate research programmes. Key disciplines include agriculture, accounting, architecture, biomedical sciences, biological sciences, computer science, business and management, and others. 

Noted alumni include James Cracknell OBE, the famous athlete, John Simpson CBE, the Chief Editor of the Oxford English Dictionary from 1993-2013, Anna Rose Watkins MBE, the famous rower and athlete, David Watkins, the noted British artist, Julian Barratt, the actor, comedian, and musician, and many others. 

The University has its own Career Cell which offers support for all students and alumni. There is the 24-7 Blackboard platform along with a dedicated resource called MyJobsOnline, for finding vacancies, booking appointments and viewing fairs and events. There are several employability and career events, along with the RED Award, advice and development on careers, placements, part-time jobs, experience, CV-making, interviews, psychometric tests, and a lot more. There are also international and PGT support programmes, in tandem with digital resources and tools for students. 


 

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Queen's University Belfast

Queen's University Belfast

Belfast, United Kingdom

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Queen’s University Belfast is a renowned public research university situated in Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom. It is known for its research, history, and world-class academics.

Queen’s University Belfast, the United Kingdom, was founded as Queen’s College Belfast in 1845 and transformed into an independent university in 1908. The university is currently a member of the Russell Group of British universities that offer a student-centric ethos and excellence in education and research.

The university’s beautiful campus is situated at University Rd, Belfast BT7 1NN, United Kingdom housing more than 23,000 students.

 

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University of Sussex

University of Sussex

Brighton, United Kingdom

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For over 60 years the aim of our courses, research, culture and campus has been to stimulate, excite and challenge. So from scientific discovery to global policy, from student welfare to career development, Sussex innovates and takes a lead. And today, in every part of society and across the world, you will find someone from Sussex making an original and valuable contribution.

We’re a leading research institution and feature highly in university league tables. Many of our graduates go on to a promising career soon after leaving Sussex.

The University of Sussex is a leading higher education and research institution near Brighton, in the south of England. Sussex was the first of the new wave of UK universities founded in the 1960s, receiving its Royal Charter in 1961.

The University of Sussex has 18,510 students (2019-20 full-time equivalent figures), of which around one-fifth are postgraduates. 65% of our student population are UK students and 35% are overseas students.

Creative thinking, diversity in our teaching, intellectual challenge and interdisciplinarity have always been fundamental to a Sussex education.

Our goal is to deliver teaching and learning programmes informed by current research, attractive to students from all socioeconomic and cultural backgrounds and which deliver skills for life.

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University of Leicester

University of Leicester

Leicester, United Kingdom

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The University of Leicester is a leading UK University committed to international excellence through the creation of world changing research and high quality, inspirational teaching. Leicester is the most socially inclusive of Britain's top-20 leading universities. Our Standing. The University of Leicester was the THE University of the Year 2008-9. In awarding the title the judges cited Leicester’s ability to “evidence commitment to high quality, a belief in the synergy of teaching and research and a conviction that higher education is a power for good”. 

Leicester was, said the judges, "elite without being elitist". We’re highly ranked in the UK, consistently in the top 20 of major national tables including :

• 17th in the Guardian (and 12th, 15th and 14th in previous 3 tables)

• 14th in the Times Higher Table of Tables

• 17th in The Times (and 15th, 14th, 14th in the previous 3 tables)Founded in 1921 we received our Royal Charter in 1957.

Leicester is a member of the 1994 Group of internationally renowned universities engaged in leading-edge research and high quality teaching.
 

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