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A colourful building in Wolverhampton.
Wolverhampton is home to one university: the University of Wolverhampton (often referred to as Wolverhampton University). The university is home to over 23,000 students and is divided into eight academic schools and research centres. The university offers over 380 undergraduate and postgraduate courses.
Wolverhampton University is divided into several main campuses. City Campus is the main university site and is located in the centre of Wolverhampton city. The campus is split into a north and south campus and is home to eight administrative departments and schools and three student halls of residence. The campus also includes the MI Technology Centre, which is an open plan workspace equipped with 400 PCs, as well as prototyping equipment, two TV studios and software packages for 3D design. The Arena Theatre can also be found on City Campus and contains an auditorium with a capacity of 150, as well as studios and a seminar room. Burton Campus is home to the School of Health and Wellbeing and provides learning resources for staff, students and external members. The campus is located on Belvedere Road opposite Queens Hospital. Compton Park Campus is located in a parkland suburb of the city and contains a Learning Centre, cafeteria and halls of residence. Wolverhampton University also has two campuses outside of the city, one in Walsall and one in Telford. The Telford Campus is situated 18 miles from Wolverhampton and around 30 miles from Birmingham; the campus provides facilities for students studying subjects relating to engineering, business, computing and social work. The Walsall Campus is close to Walsall town centre and is home to a Student Village, which features an all-weather sports centre and resources for physiology, psychology and biomechanics students.
Wolverhampton Student Guide – An overview
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The Roland Levinsky Building at the University of Plymouth.
Plymouth is home to two universities: University of Plymouth and University College Plymouth St Mark and St John. The University of Plymouth is the city’s largest university and provides places of study to over 30,000 students every year. The university is the largest in South West England and the 9th largest in the UK. The main campus of the university is in the centre of Plymouth, but the university also has campuses spread throughout the south of England. The University of Plymouth enjoys a strong reputation, particularly in the fields relating to Marine and Environmental Sciences, Robotics and Computer Science, Architecture and Engineering. The university places a considerable focus on enterprise and employability, preparing students for entrepreneurial leadership and to be effective employees capable of making valuable contributions in their chosen field.
The University of Plymouth is organised into six faculties: Faculty of Arts, Faculty of Health, Education and Society, Faculty of Science and Technology, Plymouth Business School, Peninsula College of Medicine and Dentistry and the University of Plymouth Colleges Faculty, which partners the university with local colleges. The university performs well in the national league tables and in 2012, was placed 53rd by The Complete University Guide.
The University College Plymouth St Mark and St John (often referred to as Marjon), is based at a small campus a few miles from the centre of Plymouth City. The university is home to over 5,000 students, studying a range of BA and BSc degrees. The university’s strengths are in the fields of education and sport.
Plymouth Student Guide – An overview
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The University of Kent's library at night.
Canterbury is home to three universities: University of Kent, Canterbury Christ Church University and University for the Creative Arts. University of Kent is the largest university and provides places of study to over 19,000 students every year. The university is a public research university and also has sites in Medway and Tonbridge. The main university campus is situated in Canterbury, within 300 acres of parkland. Facilities at the University of Kent (Canterbury Campus) include the Gulbenkian arts complex – the complex features a 340-seat theatre, a bar and a cinema, which is open to the public and showcases independent cinema. In 2003, a £1.5 million sports facility was completed at the campus and facilities now include tennis and squash courts, hockey and football pitches, a cardio theatre and a dance studio. Other facilities on the campus include a bar, restaurants and a nightclub.
Canterbury Christ Church University is home to a student population of over 17,000, making it the second largest university in the city. The university focuses on the education of people going into public service. Teaching and research work at the university is grouped within four faculties: Arts and Humanities, Education, Health and Social Care, and Social and Applied Science. Canterbury Christ Church University has five campuses across Kent, located in Canterbury, Medway, Broadstairs, Tunbridge Wells, and Folkestone. In 2012, The Complete University Guide placed Canterbury Christ Church University as 100th in the national league tables.
The University for the Creative Arts is split across 5 sites: Canterbury, Epsom, Farnham, Maidstone and Rochester. The Canterbury site is home to a small student population of around 1,000. The University for the Creative Arts was placed 79th in The Complete University Guide’s national university league tables.
Canterbury Student Guide – An overview
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The Ruskin Library.
Lancaster is home to two universities: Lancaster University and a campus from the University of Cumbria. Lancaster University is the largest university in the city and provides places of study to over 12,000 students every year. The university is divided into four faculties: Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, The School of Health and Medicine, The Faculty of Science and Technology, and The Faculty of Management.
The main campus at Lancaster University is the Bailrigg campus, 3 miles from the city centre. Bailrigg covers an area of 200 acres and sits on a hilltop in landscaped parkland. The campus is designed to integrate social, residential and teaching areas and encourage social interactions between students. The university expanded the campus in 1998 to form South-west Campus, which sits on the lower slopes of Bailrigg.
Every summer, Lancaster University meets with the University of York to compete in The Roses Tournament. The name comes from ‘The War of the Roses’, the 15th Century civil war between Lancaster and York. Both universities compete in a vast range of sports including rugby, basketball, hockey, archery and tae kwon do.
Lancaster University has a reputation for academic excellence and consistently performs well in the national and international league tables. In 2012, The Times Higher Education World University Rankings placed Lancaster University 131st in the world’s top 400 universities. In the same year, the university was positioned 9th in The Complete University Guide’s national league tables.
The University of Cumbria is based mainly in Cumbria. However, the university has campuses in Lancaster, Ambleside, Barrow-in-Furness, Penrith and London. Facilities at the Lancaster campus include a multi-purpose sports hall, fitness suite, Student Union offices and a bar.
Lancaster Student Guide – An overview
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The University of Bath.
Bath is home to two universities: University of Bath and Bath Spa University. University of Bath is the largest of the universities and provides places of study to over 14,000 students. The university is a member of the Association of Commonwealth Universities, the Association of MBA’s, and The European University Association. University of Bath is based around a campus on Claverton Down, 2km from the city centre. The campus is compact and it is easy to walk from one end to the other. The eastern part of the campus contains the Sports Training Village. The campus contains many halls of residences for students, most of which are on the northern perimeter of the University grounds. The University of Bath enjoys an excellent reputation, particularly in the fields relating to humanities, education, engineering and design, health, management, science and social sciences. In 2012, The Complete University Guide placed Bath University as 10th in the national league tables.
Bath Spa University is home to a student population of around 7,000 and is split over three campuses. The Newton Park Campus is located near the village of Newton St Loe, to the west of the city centre. Newton Park is the largest of the university’s three campuses and the majority of the university’s student’s study here. The campus is set in well-maintained land and features a lake, nature reserve, woodland and farmland. Facilities at the campus include a Students Union, gymnasium, shops and IT facilities. Newton Park is also home to the majority of the student’s halls of residence, the halls are designed with large communal kitchens to encourage social interactions. Sion Hill is the second campus of the university and is home to the Bath School of Art and Design. Culverhay is the third and smallest university site and can be found in the Southdown area of the city. The site provides Postgraduate Certificates in Education as well as facilities for students studying history, music, English and geography. In 2012, The Complete University Guide placed Bath Spa University 85th in the national league tables.
Bath Student Guide – An overview