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Aberystwyth University:

Founded in 1872, Aberystwyth was the first university institution to be established in Wales. Today, it has over 7,000 registered students, including over 1,100 postgraduates across eighteen academic departments.

The institution is committed to developing its reputation as a provider of high quality teaching and excellence in research. It aims to fulfill its special responsibility for the educational needs of Wales, and to maintain and develop partnerships with industry and other institutions both within Wales and beyond, and also to promote collaboration in teaching and research between the constituent parts of the University of Wales.

The University has over 400 courses available for you to choose. These include a range of high quality academic degrees and vocational courses. Offers lots of additional resource links for students to thousands of alternative jobs, work, career, recruitment and employment advice.

Aston University:

Founded in 1895 and a University since 1966, Aston is an established, "old" University known for world class Teaching Quality and Research and a Graduate Employment Record that is second to none.

All of the University's academic, social and accommodation facilities are based on our attractive green Campus, right in the centre of Birmingham, one of Europe’s liveliest cities. At Aston we are proud of our close-knit, safe and friendly campus atmosphere which provides the perfect environment for academic success and a fantastic social life. "Aston is extremely well resourced and geared to top class employment by means of industry contact, study abroad programs, language combinations and Sandwich courses" Virgin Alternative Guide to Universities 2003. "An amazingly green campus, smack in the middle of Birmingham" The Independent on Sunday. Offers lots of additional resource links for students to thousands of alternative jobs, work, career, recruitment and employment advice.

Bangor University:

Situated between Snowdon and the sea, Bangor is one of the most attractive study locations in the UK. Couple this with the chance to study a quality course at an established University and you can see why over 8,000 students from all over the world have chosen to study here.

Established in 1884, Bangor has a long tradition of academic excellence that continues to this day. Over half of the departments assessed to date in the teaching quality assessments have achieved the top rating of 'excellent'.

We have notable specialism’s including ocean science, psychology, environmental sciences, education, sports science and computer science, many of which have been recognised for excellence in research.

The University of Wales Bangor came into being as a direct result of a campaign in the late nineteenth century for better higher education provision in Wales. An important feature of the fundraising campaign to establish a college of university rank in Bangor was the voluntary contributions made by local quarrymen from their weekly wages over a period of years. It opened on 18 October 1884 in an old coaching inn with 58 students and 10 members of staff. In 1893 it became one of the three constituent colleges of the University of Wales. Offers lots of additional resource links for students to thousands of alternative jobs, work, career, recruitment and employment advice.

Birkbeck College University of London:

Birkbeck College is ranked among the leading UK university institutions for its levels of national and international excellence in research in the humanities, social sciences and natural sciences. From this base of research excellence, which embraces a distinctive interdisciplinary approach in and between many of its departments, Birkbeck provides a unique range of degree and other courses designed specially to meet the needs of mature students. Founded in 1823 as the London Mechanics' Institution Birkbeck College was incorporated into the University of London by Royal Charter in 1920. Offers lots of additional resource links for students to thousands of alternative jobs, work, career, recruitment and employment advice.

Bolton Institute:

At Bolton Institute we are dedicated to excelling in our chosen fields of education, training, consultancy and research in a location that offers students a wealth of diverse opportunities.

As a degree-awarding Institute - from first degrees to research MPhils and PhDs - our staff is dedicated to providing high quality learning and teaching and developing research activities on an international scale.

We have 7000 students from all over the world, although 72 per cent are from here in the Northwest. Our strong business-focus and expertise in professional training attracts many people wanting to add to their work skills on a part-time basis and our short courses are extremely popular.

Our location means we are less than an hour from Liverpool and Manchester's big city facilities, and yet our size ensures no one feels anonymous. We value our students and are renowned for the time our academic staff dedicates to individuals.

We have been extremely successful in recent Quality Assurance Agency reviews and have been deemed as "Excellent" in seven subjects: Psychology, Education, Nursing, Health Studies, Biology, Philosophy and Textiles. Our research teams' expertise was recognised in HEFCE's 2001 Research Assessment Exercise where the work of our Metallurgy and Materials research group, including our Advanced Textiles and Materials team, was recognised as having national and international importance. Humanities also showed an impressive gain in the RAE review - English and Philosophy both received a two-point increase, being judged to reach national excellence with some of international standard. Offers lots of additional resource links for students to thousands of alternative jobs, work, career, recruitment and employment advice.

Boston College:

For over 30 years, Boston College has been providing high quality further education and training to local students over the age of 16 yrs. Offers lots of additional resource links for students to thousands of alternative jobs, work, career, recruitment and employment advice. During the last ten years, it has expanded this provision to reach students from over 20 countries around the world, and to provide courses up to HND and degree levels. Boston College: A learning organisation raising aspirations and meeting the skills needs of individuals, communities and employers through high quality education and training.

Every year, the College welcomes some 8,000 students through its doors. About 1,500 of these study with us full time, up to 200 are International students from across the globe and 200 more are studying at a Higher Education level.

Bristol University of the West of England:

The University of the West of England is one of Britain's leading teaching institutions, with teaching excellence underpinned by innovation and research, providing accessible higher education and a high quality student experience.

Over 24,000 students

A budget exceeding £120 million

Over 2,500 staff, including more than 1000 full time lecturers

Four main campuses located in and around the

Vibrant city of Bristol

Nine academic faculties

High quality of teaching reflected in all HEFCE assessments of excellent or over 20 out of 24 points

One of the leading new universities for research with high research ratings and rapid growth in research income

Extensive library facilities, with one of the south-west's largest collections of electronic resources

Rapidly expanding laboratory and facilities infrastructure

Over 30 Research Centre’s

We emphasise equipping our students with relevant skills and experience and take an applied approach to teaching, focusing on real problems and generating real solutions. Research provides crucial underpinning to our teaching excellence. It keeps our staff at the forefront of knowledge and provides a practical context for study, generating the atmosphere of healthy curiosity that is central to academia. Offers lots of additional resource links for students to thousands of alternative jobs, work, career, recruitment and employment advice.

Brunel University West London:

The name of Brunel University has become as well-known and respected in engineering circles as was the name of Isambard Kingdom Brunel a hundred years ago. Both reputations are well deserved, reflecting outstanding technical competence, creativity and commitment which have resulted in important advances in science and knowledge benefiting the lives of countless people.

However, today, Brunel University's influence extends far beyond the fields of engineering, science and technology, which were its traditional strengths. A long succession of developments and mergers has brought the University from modest beginnings to a major force on the UK higher education scene.

Brunel has always prided itself on the relevance of its academic work. We place great value on our pure investigative research but we have always valued too the usefulness of our research to the community at large. This is why collaboration with major companies, the public sector, charities, national institutions and with countries worldwide is an essential element of so much of our research activity. Offers lots of additional resource links for students to thousands of alternative jobs, work, career, recruitment and employment advice.

Canterbury Christ Church University College:

Canterbury Christ Church University College offers a wide range of undergraduate, postgraduate degree, diploma and professional courses. Its student population numbers well over 12,000, including many mature and part-time students, enrolled in four main subject areas: Business and Science, Education, Health, Arts and Humanities.

The teacher training and nursing programs at Christ Church have long enjoyed an enviable reputation, and the University College prides itself on academic excellence in all areas of its teaching. Research, too, has been officially recognised as outstanding in several areas, among them Education (including Language Studies), History, Music and Theology.

The Department of Media offers students some of the best teaching and practical experience in its television, film and radio courses, and the Department of Music attracts talented students from all over the UK and from overseas. The International Office provides foreign students with an extensive range of English Language courses.

Canterbury Christ Church University College offers all this and much more from its attractive main campus just a few minutes’ walk from Canterbury's historic cathedral and city centre. In addition, a new campus was opened in 2000 at Thanet in east Kent. In west Kent, at Tunbridge Wells, is our third campus, Salomons. Offers lots of additional resource links for students to thousands of alternative jobs, work, career, recruitment and employment advice.

Cardiff University:

Cardiff University is the largest university in Wales and is recognised in independent Government assessments as one of the most successful universities in Britain.

Twenty-one subject areas at Cardiff have been awarded the top ‘Excellent’ rating for teaching in government-sponsored assessments of teaching quality. Cardiff is also one of the most successful research universities in Britain.

The most recent Research Assessment Exercise, an independent government assessment of the quality of university research, resulted in Cardiff being placed 7th in a ranking of 106 universities. No fewer than twenty-four research areas were awarded the top Grade 5 rating. Seven of these were further distinguished by the award of a * rating. Eighty-seven per cent of the University’s assessed research staff now work in Grade 5 or 5* departments, recognised as undertaking work of national and international significance.

Established by Royal Charter in 1883, the University today combines impressive modern facilities and a dynamic approach to teaching and research with its proud heritage of service and achievement. It is a member of the Russell Group of leading UK universities. Offers lots of additional resource links for students to thousands of alternative jobs, work, career, recruitment and employment advice.

Edgehill accredited by Lancaster University:

Edge Hill is a friendly and welcoming college of higher education located just outside Ormskirk in Lancashire. We offer high quality undergraduate and postgraduate degrees and diplomas with research, continuing professional development and commercial training programs.

Our attractive Ormskirk campus has historic, picturesque buildings and sparkling, new architecture set amongst tree-lined avenues and beautiful gardens. Over £30 million has recently been invested in new buildings and facilities including state of the art IT.

More than 9000 degree and diploma students study on our wide range of undergraduate and postgraduate degrees and a further 6000 students are on the professional development and MA/MSc programs. There is also a thriving programme of staff research alongside over 50 MPhil/PhD students.

As well as our main Ormskirk campus, we have other sites throughout the North West. Our thriving School of Health Studies has buildings in the grounds of University Hospital Aintree in Liverpool and has recently started to offer our Operating Department Practitioner programme in Stockport.

In addition, we have a teacher education facility at Chorley and Edge Hill Enterprises, our commercial training arm, runs Business Learning Centre’s in Liverpool and Skelmersdale. Offers lots of additional resource links for students to thousands of alternative jobs, work, career, recruitment and employment advice.

Edinburgh College of Art:

Edinburgh College of Art has an international reputation as one of the most successful independent art colleges in the UK. We have won that reputation by offering the highest quality of experience for our students, and by providing a learning environment, which is both supportive and challenging. ECA is known for its creativity, its co-operative atmosphere and its people; one recent graduate described the College as An 'ideas factory'. Our facilities are excellent, but the ideas which continually drive and refresh our education are even more important. Our staff is practicing artists, designers, architects, curators and writers, many with international reputations, ECA graduates move into an extraordinary wide range of careers and make a real contribution to the social, cultural and economic life of Scotland, the UK, and many other countries.

ECA attracts students of the highest quality from throughout the UK, Europe and the World.

Students want to study here. Applications for Art and Design for 2002/03 are up by 20%.

The atmosphere is truly international, with almost one in five of our students coming from Overseas. Over 40 different countries are represented in our student community. In Edinburgh they find a unique setting for research and study. They have access to world-class resources in a city celebrated for its vibrant creative and cultural environment. We hope that you will join them. Offers lots of additional resource links for students to thousands of alternative jobs, work, career, recruitment and employment advice.

Goldsmiths University of London:

Goldsmiths College was founded in 1891, and has been part of the University of London since 1904. Fourteen academic departments - together with Professional and Community Education (PACE) and some smaller centres and units - interact to give us a unique approach to creative, cultural and social subjects. And joint teaching and research ventures mean that you'll benefit from the excellence of departments across the College.

Our location:

Goldsmiths is in New Cross, South East London, with excellent public transport connections. Central London is just 20 minutes away by train, and Blackheath's open spaces and the Thames waterfront at Greenwich are even closer. And the Euro star terminus at Waterloo International Station is nearby, so you can be in Paris in three hours.

A lively, welcoming place Goldsmiths can provide the sort of facilities you'll need, but isn't so big that everything seems impersonal and unfriendly, like it can at some universities. This is a lively, welcoming place with a strong campus feel - and there's always something going on: theatre performances, concerts, and exhibitions, as well as exciting entertainments programmes in the Students' Union and the University of London Union.

We are proud to welcome students from a wealth of cultures, age ranges and backgrounds. Offers lots of additional resource links for students to thousands of alternative jobs, work, career, recruitment and employment advice.

Herriot Watt University:

Herriot-Watt is a dynamic university at the forefront of the knowledge economy with a mission to:

Provide the highest quality education and training to suit the professional employment sector

Meet the aspirations of students and help them to realise their potential

Deliver world class innovative research in the fields of business and industry

Exploit knowledge for the benefit of society

Herriot -Watt, one of the UK’s leading universities for business and industry, has a reputation for innovative education, enterprise and leading-edge research, educating the technologists, professionals and thinkers of tomorrow an established reputation and graduates who are highly sought by employers more than 6,300 students on campus in Scotland plus more than 9,500 on external programmes in 140 countries worldwide. Offers lots of additional resource links for students to thousands of alternative jobs, work, career, recruitment and employment advice.

Keele University:

Keele was the first new United Kingdom University of the twentieth century, established with degree giving powers in 1949 as the University College of North Staffordshire. University status, as the University of Keele, followed in 1962.

The University was founded to promote interdisciplinary and multi-disciplinary scholarship and makes a distinctive contribution to higher education by emphasising the strength of a broad educational programme.

It is the UK's largest integrated campus university and occupies a 617 acre estate, with Grade II registration by English Heritage, the central feature of which is 19th century Keele Hall.

Located centrally within the UK, in Staffordshire, Keele is a major contributor to its local economy. With a turnover in excess of £50m, and a total staff of some 1,400, the University generates around £40m of business in the region. Offers lots of additional resource links for students to thousands of alternative jobs, work, career, recruitment and employment advice.

Liverpool John Moores University:

JMU stands for Liverpool John Moores University, to give it the formal title, but most people opt for the simple JMU acronym. The University took its name from Sir John Moores, the founder of the Littlewoods empire, which has been synonymous with Liverpool since it began in 1923. Sir John was a great believer in the creation of opportunity for all which embodies the ethos of JMU in providing educational routes for people of all ages and from all backgrounds. Where from?

Originally from a small mechanics library established in 1823 to provide educational opportunities for the people of Liverpool. The institution grew over the centuries by converging and amalgamating with different colleges and eventually became the Liverpool Polytechnic. In 1992, the Polytechnic became one of the UK’s new generation universities.

JMU is a large city-based university with over 20,000 students studying over 200 courses at undergraduate and postgraduate level. The University has played a vital role in the cultural renaissance of Liverpool and, together with other educational establishments, has taken an active part in the regeneration of the city. New advances in digital technology and science have placed the University at the forefront of exciting developments in areas such as multimedia and space exploration. Offers lots of additional resource links for students to thousands of alternative jobs, work, career, recruitment and employment advice.

London Metropolitan University:

London Metropolitan University was created on 1 August 2002 by the merger of London Guildhall University (now London City campus) and the University of North London (now London North campus). Prior to the merger both institutions had long histories of providing quality education in the City and north and east London.

London Metropolitan University aims to provide education and training from further education through to postgraduate level which will help students to achieve their potential and London to succeed as a world city. It is and will continue to be the major provider of business and vocational education for the City and north and east London. The University recognises and celebrates London as a dynamic and diverse city, but also one that contains poverty and discrimination, which the University must confront and combat. Offers lots of additional resource links for students to thousands of alternative jobs, work, career, recruitment and employment advice.

London School of Economics & Political Science:

The London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) is a world class centre for its concentration of teaching and research across the full range of the social, political and economic sciences. Founded in 1895 by Beatrice and Sidney Webb, LSE has an outstanding reputation for academic excellence.

LSE is an unusual university. Few university institutions in the world are as international. The study of social, economic and political problems covers not only the UK and European Union, but also countries of every continent. From its foundation LSE has aimed to be a laboratory of the social sciences, a place where ideas are developed, analysed, evaluated and disseminated around the globe. Offers lots of additional resource links for students to thousands of alternative jobs, work, career, recruitment and employment advice.

Manchester Metropolitan University:

Manchester Metropolitan University has a varied population, attracting students from a broad range of backgrounds and countries, which contributes to its lively and dynamic atmosphere. Offers lots of additional resource links for students to thousands of alternative jobs, work, career, recruitment and employment advice.

We aim to equip our students with the qualifications, knowledge, skills and experiences that will enrich their lives and enable them to thrive in the fast changing working world. The University's extensive links with business, industry, the professions and local communities enhance the relevance of our students' learning experiences.

The University is based at seven campuses, five in the Manchester area and two at Alsager and Crewe in Cheshire. The central Manchester campuses form part of the largest higher education campuses in the UK and one of the most extensive education centres in Europe.

Our size enables us to offer students a remarkable breadth of choice, not only in academic subjects but also in the levels of study available and the different ways of attending. Many courses contain some form of practical experience and provide strong vocational links with business, industry and the professions.

Napier University Edinburgh:

Napier is a vibrant, modern university with a diverse and exciting range of programmes, over 80% of them vocational - programmes that will get you on your chosen career ladder.

Our students come from a wide social and geographic spectrum which encompasses students straight from schools across the UK, mature students who have taken the step into education, students whose route into higher education has been through studying a Higher National Certificate or Diploma in a further education college and a healthy population of international students from countries such as China, Malaysia, Norway, Bahrain, North America and Europe - all of whom contribute to the mix that gives Napier its unique, vibrant, energetic and supportive culture. Offers lots of additional resource links for students to thousands of alternative jobs, work, career, recruitment and employment advice.

Queen Mary University Of London:

Queen Mary has its roots in four colleges: Queen Mary College, Westfield College, St Bartholomew's Hospital Medical College and the London Hospital Medical College. The oldest building on campus is the Queens' Building built in 1887; originally known as The People's Palace, it provided entertainment and cultural opportunities for the local population. It was admitted to the University of London in 1915.

The College and its academic departments, library, Students' Union and administrative buildings are all on one campus. This makes the College unique amongst the University of London's central colleges. Having all academic departments together has advantages in terms of scale of centralised facilities, as well as improving communication and giving the College a strong sense of identity. Many students following combined-subject courses across two or more departments have found the closeness of academic departments particularly helpful, as it saves time and allows them greater choice of timetable combinations. The College has approximately 9,000 students, including over 1,600 students following postgraduate and research programmes. As a result of a merger in 1995 Queen Mary incorporates two medical Colleges: St Bartholomew's and the Royal London. These are situated west of the College, Barts near St Paul's and the Royal London in Whitechapel.

The campus buildings range in style from the Victorian splendour of the Queens' Building, set back from its clock tower and lawn, to newer buildings including the Faculty of Arts Building, Library and Halls of Residences overlooking Regent's Canal. The campus continues to develop with a new Chemistry building and further on campus accommodation blocks planned.

A recent refurbishment of the Students' Union has enhanced its reputation as one of the best-equipped and most active unions in London. The SU is the social hub of the College providing sports facilities and opportunities to make friends in its bars, food outlets and the E1 nightclub. Offers lots of additional resource links for students to thousands of alternative jobs, work, career, recruitment and employment advice.

Royal Holloway University Of London:

The University of London degree is highly regarded worldwide. At Royal Holloway we bring together talented students in departments where academic staff is working at the frontiers of their subjects. Through top-class research, international networks and conferences, we are advancing knowledge and serving society in many different ways.

Royal Holloway is a powerful force in the region, building partnerships with the business community and playing a major role in economic success. We also take a pride in our cultural influence, and welcome visitors to share in the life of the College through public lectures, concerts and open days.

Royal Holloway is a unique blend of history, tradition and innovation. Today we maintain the pioneering spirit of our Founders in a fast-moving world, and our global network of alumni is a legacy of the wealth of opportunities we continue to provide. Offers lots of additional resource links for students to thousands of alternative jobs, work, career, recruitment and employment advice.

Sheffield Hallam University:

An International University for the 21st Century.

Sheffield Hallam is one of the country's biggest and most dynamic universities, with more than 24,000 students and over 3,000 staff. It has an impressive record for graduate employment, since most of its 650 courses are designed in partnership with business, industry and the professions.

Year after year, league tables in the British press place Sheffield Hallam among the leading modern universities. Our research, too, is highly rated -2001's official assessment (the Research Assessment Exercise) placed us joint top among modern universities. Sheffield Hallam was ranked as the top English university in the Times Higher Education Supplement's 2002 'Access Elite' league table, which combined measures for widening access, low dropout rates and teaching and research excellence

Our e-learning system is one of the most extensive and among the most advanced, at any university in the country. It doesn't try to replace face-to-face teaching and learning, but it does open up a rich resource for both teachers and students.

Among the latest developments at the University are the impressive new science laboratories for the School of Science and Mathematics, including one equipped for advanced biotechnology research. New superbly equipped fitness facilities for the use of students, staff and local communities opened in 2002. Plans for further development of two of our campuses into the 21st century are also already well advanced.

It's not only the university environment that's popular with students and employees - our home city is a big attraction too. England's fourth-largest city, Sheffield is changing fast. Since the 1980s it has emerged as a national centre for sport and leisure and for high-tech manufacturing, creative and service industries. In addition, we are eagerly anticipating the arrival of the transformed city centre, featuring the Winter Gardens development. A comparatively low cost of living, combined with all the attractions and amenities of a big city, gives Sheffield the edge over many other university locations.

Excellence, employability and enterprise are recurrent themes in Sheffield Hallam University's vision for the 21st century Offers lots of additional resource links for students to thousands of alternative jobs, work, career, recruitment and employment advice.

St Georges Hospital Medical School UOL:

St George’s Hospital Medical School is an independently governed constituent college of the Federal University of London. Founded nearly 250 years ago at Hyde Park Corner, adjacent to Buckingham Palace, we moved in the 1970’s to new purpose-built facilities in Tooting south-west London (a simple and quick tube-ride to the centre of the Capital). This was to enable us to provide effectively for the many people who live in the south-west sector of London and to provide a strong "clinical base" for our teaching and research.

The School’s mission is to promote by excellence in teaching, clinical practice and research the prevention, treatment and understanding of disease. In doing so we make special use of our opportunities to work closely with the National Health Service and of the interdisciplinary opportunities that we have. Scientists and medical students, doctors, nurses, psychologists, midwives, physiotherapists, radiographers and administrators are all important members of the St George’s family. Offers lots of additional resource links for students to thousands of alternative jobs, work, career, recruitment and employment advice.

The Open University:

The Open University admitted its first students in 1971. It is the UK's largest university, with over 200,000 students and customers. The OU represents 22% of all part-time higher education students in the UK.

The university is ranked amongst the top UK universities for the quality of its teaching. Of the 23 subjects assessed by the Quality Assurance Agency, 17 have been placed in the top 'Excellent' category.

Courses are available throughout Europe and, usually by means of partnership agreements with other institutions, in many other parts of the world. About 26,000 learners are studying OU courses outside the UK.

The OU's undergraduate level courses do not require any entry qualifications. Over a third of people starting these courses have qualifications below conventional university entry requirements. Despite this, around 70% of OU students successfully complete their courses each year.

OU courses are considered to be among the world's best distance education materials and are regularly awarded for their innovation. In recent years, 'Computing, An Object-Oriented Approach' won a British Computer Society award for IT, 'Discovering Science' received a British Environment and Media Award for its innovative use of CD Rom, and 'Geology' was named as one of Europe's best new multimedia products when it won the knowledge and discovery category at the prestigious EuroPrix awards. Offers lots of additional resource links for students to thousands of alternative jobs, work, career, recruitment and employment advice.

The University Of Dublin:

Trinity College, Dublin exists to provide an internationally recognised centre of excellence in higher education wherein a diverse body of students may learn and train in their chosen disciplines and scholars may carry out research in order to advance knowledge in their various subjects.

To this end the College seeks to enable the widest possible range of students to pursue theoretical and applied subjects; to foster independence of thought; to sustain basic and applied research; to be available as a resource of expertise and knowledge to the community; to play a key role in providing appropriately skilled manpower and in meeting the social, economic and technological needs of the city, the country and Europe; to foster international co-operation and exchange in higher education and research. Offers lots of additional resource links for students to thousands of alternative jobs, work, career, recruitment and employment advice.

The University Of Edinburgh:

Today Edinburgh is not only one of the largest universities in the United Kingdom, but one of the most wide-ranging in its teaching and research activities.

Edinburgh's academics are at the forefront of developments in the study and application of languages, medicine, micro-electronics, biotechnology, computer-based disciplines and many other subjects. Offers lots of additional resource links for students to thousands of alternative jobs, work, career, recruitment and employment advice.

The University Of Greenwich:

The University of Greenwich is a major modern UK university. Its three campuses extend from Maritime Greenwich to Medway, serving South East London, Kent Thames-side and West Kent. The Kings Hill Institute in West Malling, Kent is a centre for Continuing Professional Development.

The university aims to combine the best of the "old" and "new" university traditions, combining strong regional links and a mission for access and lifelong learning with research excellence and an international role.

The university has achieved considerable growth in the last decade, to become a major player in the region. Student numbers, including those enrolled at partner colleges, have increased over the last 12 years to a total of 18,250 in 2001/2002. Income has also grown; turnover is close to £100 million.

Students benefit from being taught in a research environment where staff share expertise and specialist facilities. We set high standards for teaching quality and provide professional training opportunities for all our lecturers.

Extensive student support services include our new Disability and Dyslexia Centre which works with over 700 students. Many of our black and other ethnic minority students participate in our pioneering mentoring scheme which pairs them with highfliers in the City and elsewhere. Offers lots of additional resource links for students to thousands of alternative jobs, work, career, recruitment and employment advice.


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