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Leicester is home to two universities: the University of Leicester, and De Montford University. De Montford University is the larger of the two and provides places of study to around 21,000 students every year. De Montford University is a public research and teaching university and can be found in the centre of Leicester, along the River Soar. The university enjoys an excellent reputation particularly in fields relating to research. In fact, the Research Assessment Exercise recently voted 40% of the university’s research as ‘world leading’ or ‘internationally excellent’.
De Montford University offers great views of Leicester Castle and the 15th Century Magazine Gateway. Many of the campus facilities are contained within listed buildings, including Trinity House, which was originally constructed in the 14th century. The university has seen several recent developments including the £35 million Hugh Aston Building for Business and Law students. The university is organised into four faculties: Faculty of Art, Design and Humanities, Faculty of Business and Law, Faculty of Health and Life Sciences, and the Faculty of Technology. There is an additional Institute of Creative Technologies, which provides places of study to MA students.
The University of Leicester is home to around 15,000 students and is a research-orientated university in the centre of the city. The university has established itself as one of the leading research universities in the UK and consistently ranks within the top, in the national league tables. In 2012, The Complete University Guide listed Leicester University as 23rd. The Times Higher Education World University Rankings placed Leicester 197th in the list of top 400 universities in the world.
The University of Leicester is organized into four colleges, which are then organized into smaller schools and departments. The four main colleges in the university are: the College of Arts, Humanities and Law, College of medicine, Biological Sciences and Psychology, College of Science and Engineering, and the College of Social Science.
Leicester Student Guide – An overview
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The University of Hull.
Hull is home to one university, the University of Hull, which provides places of study to over 22,000 students every year. The university is classed as a traditional ‘red brick university’, although it has seen a number of recent expansions, which have combined traditional building styles with modern, state-of-the-art additions. The main campus can be found in North Hull on Cottingham Road. The university also has a smaller campus in Scarborough and is a partner with the Grimsby Institute of Further and Higher Education. In 2010, The Hull History Centre opened on Worship Street in the city centre. The Centre is a partnership between the City Library and the University Library and combines Hull City Library’s Local Studies collections and Hull University’s archives.
The University of Hull offers a range of different courses, the courses are divided into 8 faculties: Faculty of Science, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, Faculty of Health and Social Care, Faculty of Education, Hull York Medical School, the Postgraduate Medical Institute, Hull University Business School, the Wilberforce Institute, and the Maritime Historical Studies Centre. The University of Hull enjoys a solid reputation and performs consistently in the league tables. In 2012, The Complete University Guide placed the university 62nd in the national league tables.
Hull University Union can be found on the main campus and provides accommodation, catering, entertainment, and student services. The union has over 100 student societies providing a great place for people with similar interests to meet. Facilities at the student union include a nightclub, bars, a bookshop, advice centre and a careers advice service.
Hull Student Guide – An overview
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Loughborough is home to one university: University of Loughborough, which provides places of study to over 18,000 students every year. Loughborough University is a research based campus university and enjoys a strong reputation as one of the top universities in the UK. In 2012, The Complete University Guide placed Loughborough 19th in the national league tables.
The main campus at Loughborough University is in the centre of Loughborough town centre. The campus covers an area of 433 acres and includes academic departments, halls of residence, two gyms, a Students Union and gardens. In 2003, an additional campus was developed in Peterborough. Loughborough Student’s Union represents the study body and offers support and guidance for all students. The Union also provides opportunities for students to get involved with clubs and societies. Loughborough University Athletic Union offers 56 different sporting clubs (both elite and recreational). The Societies Federation consists of over 60 societies and provides students with opportunities to get to known other students through a shared common interest.
The university is organised into ten schools: the School of Engineering, School of Business and Economics, School of Civil and Building Engineering, Loughborough Design School, School of Electronic, Electrical and Systems Engineering, Wolfson School of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering, School of Science, School of Social, Political and Geographical Sciences, School of Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences, and the School of the Arts, English and Drama.
Loughborough Student Guide – An overview
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There are 2 universities in Manchester: the University of Manchester and Manchester Metropolitan University. The University of Manchester is the second largest university in the UK and provides places of study for over 39,000 students. The university is a public research university and is a member of the Russell Group and N8 Group. The main campus at Manchester University is referred to as ‘campus’. The campus comprises of two parts, North Campus, which is on Sackville Street and South Campus, which is on Oxford Road. Fallowfield Campus is the main residential area of the university and can be found around 3 miles south of the main campus. University of Manchester has a strong reputation for academic excellence and was placed 48th in the 2011 Times World University Rankings.
Manchester Metropolitan University is home to a student population of over 34,000 and is the third largest university in the UK (behind University of Manchester). The university is a member of the University Alliance, which as a strong emphasis on business. Manchester Metropolitan University has its headquarters and central campus in the centre of Manchester on Oxford Road. There are 4 additional campuses dotted around the city and include Hollings in Fallowfield and the Elizabeth Gaskell campus near Manchester Royal Infirmary. A £75 million business school has recently been completed and can be found next to the All Saints campus. The Manchester Metropolitan School of Theatre is a nationally acclaimed drama school and offers students BA (Hons) courses in drama and performing arts. The school has links with many local theatres and television companies like the BBC and Granada, this helps students make the transition into the professional world of acting. Amanda Burton, Steve Coogan and Julie Walters all studied at the Manchester Metropolitan School of Theatre.
Manchester Student Guide – An overview
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Reading Town Hall.
There is one university in the town of Reading: the University of Reading (also referred to as Reading University). The university provides places of study to over 22,000 students every year. Reading University is based on several campuses, all within the town. The Whiteknights Campus is the largest campus and measures 1.3 square kilometres. The campus includes a lake, conservation meadows, woodlands and the majority of the university’s departments. The main university library can also be found at Whiteknight Campus and holds nearly one million books and periodicals. The London Road Campus is located in the centre of Reading and is home to the Centre for Continuing Education and Professional Management Programme. The campus also forms the base for the university’s distance learning programme. The Bulmershe Court Campus is situated in Woodley and is home to the Institute of Education and the Department of Film, Theatre and Television. The Greenlands Campus lies on the banks of the River Thames in Buckinghamshire and is home to the university’s MBA programme.
The University of Reading enjoys a strong reputation, particularly in the fields relating to science, technology and agricultural studies. The university also performs well for academic research and is recognised as a leader in research relating to climate change, typography, archaeology, philosophy, food biosciences, construction management and law. In 2012, The Times Higher Education World University Rankings placed Reading University 164th in the league table of the world’s top 400 universities.
Reading Student Guide – An overview