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The University Of Liverpool:

Our mission at Liverpool is the pursuit of excellence. Liverpool is one of the UK's leading research universities with a reputation nationally and internationally for high quality teaching and research. In the course of its history the University has been associated with no less than eight Nobel Laureates.

Established more than a century ago as one of the first of the civic universities, Liverpool now has over 23,000 registered students and an annual income of almost £180 million, which includes £59 million for research.

Liverpool is distinctive for the high proportion of teaching and research which relates to the professions including accountancy, architecture, dentistry, engineering, law, medicine, planning, social work and veterinary science. This is combined with considerable strengths in all the principal areas of study in the humanities, sciences and social sciences.

The nature of its academic portfolio and its location at the heart of the city and region have also enabled the University to play a prominent role in the regeneration of Merseyside. Offers lots of additional resource links for students to thousands of alternative jobs, work, career, recruitment and employment advice.

The University Of Manchester:
The University of Manchester has its origins in Owens College, which was established in 1851 in Richard Cobden's house on Quay Street, Manchester. John Owens (1780 - 1846) was a Manchester textile merchant who left a bequest of £96,942 for the purpose of founding a college for the education of males on non-sectarian lines.

The College moved to the first buildings on the present site on Oxford Road in 1873. The buildings around the Quadrangle, designed by Alfred Waterhouse, were completed in 1902.

The College was granted a Royal Charter in April 1880 as the Victoria University, a federal institution which established colleges in Leeds and Liverpool. These Colleges were granted their independence in 1903 becoming the Universities of Leeds and Liverpool respectively, and creating the Victoria University of Manchester. Offers lots of additional resource links for students to thousands of alternative jobs, work, career, recruitment and employment advice.

The University Of Sheffield:

At the University of Sheffield we're proud to recognise that our success as an international leader in teaching and research is due to the personal contribution made by our 5,500 staff - whatever their role.

All our posts offer exciting and rewarding opportunities within a dynamic and diverse working environment. For further details of current staff vacancies, and how to apply, see the links to the left. Offers lots of additional resource links for students to thousands of alternative jobs, work, career, recruitment and employment advice.

The University Of Strathclyde:
The University of Strathclyde was founded in Scotland as a place of useful learning, to make higher education available to all, and to combine excellence with relevance. In fulfilling this mission in today's world it will:

Contribute to the advancement of the knowledge society, to social cohesion and to the quality of life in Scotland, and in the wider national and global community;

Generate, through excellence in research and scholarship, new ideas, knowledge and skills to create opportunities for individuals and society;

Provide high-quality education to all of its students, regardless of background, inspiring them to develop to the full their abilities, and creating outstanding professional and creative people;

Offer the opportunities for all staff to develop their full potential, and contribute fully to the achievement of the University's Vision.

The University of Strathclyde aspires to be a dynamic top-ranking European University dedicated to excellence through its core mission of promoting useful learning. Offers lots of additional resource links for students to thousands of alternative jobs, work, career, recruitment and employment advice.

UMIST:

"UMIST is the dominant force in scientific and technical subjects." The Guardian.

Welcome to the University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology (UMIST), the heart of learning and research in Manchester. Our award winning university has a community of more than 6500 students and 1500 members of staff.

Founded in 1824 by Manchester's business community, UMIST continues to have excellent links with business and industry both in the UK and abroad.

UMIST has a strong reputation for innovation. UMIST was the first UK University to offer chemical engineering undergraduate degree programmes and the first to offer courses in management and marketing. UMIST was also the first UK University to establish an industrial liaison unit.

In 2002, UMIST and Cambridge came top overall for employability across all UK universities. According to The Education Guardian: "UMIST is way ahead in terms of producing the most employable graduates." Offers lots of additional resource links for students to thousands of alternative jobs, work, career, recruitment and employment advice.

University College Dublin:

University College Dublin possesses the largest and most richly diversified concentration of cultural, scientific and technological expertise in the country. We pride ourselves on our role in the education and development of the Irish nation and in the preservation of its cultural heritage. At the same time, we establish critical linkages with national and international industry and business through innovative research and teaching across 10 Faculties and in over 80 individual disciplines.

University College Dublin has over 18,000 registered undergraduate and postgraduate students. International students on exchange programmes and full-degree programmes, make up approximately 1,500 of this number. We are continuously seeking talented and committed academic, technical, professional and administrative staff to work with us in achieving our goal of being number 1 in Ireland.

University College, Cork:

University College Cork is situated in south-west Ireland and is a progressive, dynamic university of over 14,500 students. The University has a current enrolment of over 12,000 degree candidates. In addition, 2,500 students are enrolled in one or more of the University's postgraduate courses. UCC's widely diverse student-body includes over 1,300 international students representing 60-plus countries worldwide. 3,000 people work at UCC, including more than 800 faculty employees.

UCC is Ireland's leading institute and is consistently the highest research income earner in the Irish state. The University offers an innovative, research-led curriculum, taught by world-class academics that consistently attract a quality student intake. The University's internal research reputation spans all of its faculties where it offers over 120 degree and professional programmes through seven schools and 27 departments. The University has eight faculties: Arts, Commerce, Science, Food Science & Technology, Law, Engineering, Medicine and Celtic Studies. Offers lots of additional resource links for students to thousands of alternative jobs, work, career, recruitment and employment advice.

University Of Abertay Dundee:

The University is conveniently located on a city centre campus, with all of its buildings within a quarter of a mile of each other. Shops, recreational facilities and the main bus and train stations are but a short walk away.

The main buildings, Old College, Kydd Building and others, are in the Bell Street complex grouped around the University's outstanding award-winning Library. These buildings house the majority of teaching departments, the University's administrative offices, student refectory, research centres, and library. There is always a busy atmosphere as students come and go to lectures, meet with staff, study for exams, and attend tutorials and seminars.

Abertay offers a friendly and welcoming environment in which to study. We have students from a wide range of backgrounds, from local school leavers to overseas research students. Opportunities exist for students and staff to socialise with each other, to meet and get to know some of our 600 international students from over 50 countries around the world, which helps to develop a strong community spirit with good staff/student working relationships. Offers lots of additional resource links for students to thousands of alternative jobs, work, career, recruitment and employment advice.

University Of Bath:

The University of Bath is an internationally renowned research university, offering high quality teaching in an innovative learning environment and attracting eminent scholars and outstanding students from a global recruitment market. The University was recently ranked in the top 5 in the Times Good University Guide. The University has a modern landscaped campus with fantastic facilities and a lively community feel. The main campus is just one mile from the centre of the culturally diverse and beautiful world heritage city of Bath.

The University continues to invest in providing an innovative learning environment for its students which contributes to a very low student dropout rate. The University has a community of over 11,000 undergraduate and postgraduate students and approximately 2,500 staff, and is set to double with expansion at nearby Swindon.

Both professional and personal support for staff is excellent: including in-house training and development and support for externally funded courses. Employees have access to world-class sports facilities, at which many British athletes train, a nursery, a comprehensive library, recreation areas and the chance to join staff associations. There are also shops and restaurants on campus, good local transport links and on-site parking. Offers lots of additional resource links for students to thousands of alternative jobs, work, career, recruitment and employment advice.

University Of Birmingham:

The University was founded and established by Royal Charter in 1900 to train and educate the people who would create and manage the burgeoning business and industries of the English midlands.

Today, the University is well established as a world-class university, drawing staff and students from around the globe to its attractive and spacious campuses at Edgbaston and Selly Oak, just south of Birmingham city centre.

The University is an institution of national and international research excellence, evidenced by its performance in the most recent research assessment exercise: it was ranked fifth based on those who have gained the most grade 4, 5 and 5* rankings of their units of assessment. 12 of those units were ranked as 5* (the top rating) in 2001, from across the range of the University’s broad base of disciplines; and four of them – Anatomy, Metallurgy and Materials, West African Studies and Russian and East European Studies – have now been identified as so called 6* departments. Under current HEFCE proposals the definition of 6* departments will change from 2004-05, and the University would expect that Clinical Laboratory Sciences, Chemical Engineering and Sport and Exercise Sciences would then also be designated as 6* departments. Interdisciplinary collaborative research, transcending the traditional boundaries, is a particular strength of the research culture.

The University is a ‘research led’ institution, which means that its teaching and other activities benefit from the excitement of a research environment at the forefront of the development of knowledge. High quality students from a wide range of social backgrounds and cultures, and from as many as 150 different countries worldwide choose to study here: currently, there are approximately 25,000 students including 7,000 postgraduates (one of the largest postgraduate populations of any UK university) and over 4,000 overseas students. Offers lots of additional resource links for students to thousands of alternative jobs, work, career, recruitment and employment advice.

University Of Bristol:

The distinctive qualities of the University of Bristol have been recognised ever since it was founded in 1876. Today the University is one of the UK’s premier academic establishments, and is much sought after as a place to study and work.

The hard-earned international reputation of the University is based on the solid foundations of excellent study programmes, high quality teaching and ground-breaking research across a diverse range of disciplines. Our aims can be summed up in three words:

Learning

Discovery

Enterprise

The University of Bristol is in the top rank of UK research universities, with world-class research teams and facilities in science, engineering, medical sciences, medicine, arts, social sciences and law.

In the 2001 Research Assessment Exercise (RAE), 15 departments were awarded the highest grade of 5*. A further 21 departments were rated grade 5, which signifies international excellence. Seventy six percent of all our academic staff work in departments graded 5 or 5*. But the University is not content with this performance. It is continuing to strengthen its position as an internationally competitive, research-intensive university, committed to the transfer of knowledge and the provision of a world-class education. Read more about research at Bristol.

The success of the University clearly depends on our ability to recruit, retain and develop the very best academic, research and support staff. Our objective is to become the employer of choice for 'first rate' academics and researchers and we have developed a range of opportunities and benefits to help you further your career. Offers lots of additional resource links for students to thousands of alternative jobs, work, career, recruitment and employment advice.

University Of Cambridge:

The University of Cambridge is one of the oldest universities in the world, and one of the largest in the United Kingdom. It has a world-wide reputation for outstanding academic achievement and the high quality of research undertaken in a wide range of science and arts subjects.

The University pioneers work in the understanding of disease, the creation of new materials, advances in telecommunications and research into the origins of the universe. It trains doctors, vets, architects, engineers and teachers. The University's achievements in the sciences can be measured by the sixty or more Nobel Prizes awarded to its members over the years. Offers lots of additional resource links for students to thousands of alternative jobs, work, career, recruitment and employment advice.

University Of Dundee:

The University of Dundee is now recognised as one of Scotland's leading universities with a powerful research reputation, particularly in the medical and life sciences. It is a professional university to pursue a professional education.

Founded in 1881 as University College, Dundee was, for many years, a part of the University of St Andrews, becoming an independent university in its own right in 1967. Three mergers have doubled the university's size over the last ten years and changed the institution dramatically, extending the range of activities to include art and design, nursing and teacher education as well as the full range of academic disciplines. Offers lots of additional resource links for students to thousands of alternative jobs, work, career, recruitment and employment advice.

University Of Durham:

The University of Durham was founded in 1832. It developed in Durham and Newcastle until 1963, when the independent University of Newcastle upon Tyne came into being. The University of Durham is collegiate and is located in the city of Durham and the nearby town of Stockton. The colleges are not teaching bodies, nor are they purely residential - typically they provide a centre for students' sporting, social and residential activities.

The University of Durham, Queen's Campus, Stockton opened in 1992. Over 1,200 full-time students are now studying in purpose-built accommodation 23 miles south of Durham, on the banks of the river Tees. The campus has a particular mission to widen participation and has developed a range of vocationally oriented inter-disciplinary programmes.

Durham:
Durham is an unbelievably beautiful place to live. The Norman cathedral is one of the most beautiful buildings in England (Bill Bryson called it 'the best Cathedral on planet earth'). It faces an ancient castle, which is also home to some of our students. The castle and cathedral are part of a World Heritage site, which puts us in the same league as the Great Wall of China and the Pyramids. Tourists come from all over the world to visit us every year.

There's plenty going on in Durham. There are major art shows at the DLI Centre, every sport from cricket to croquet, regular poetry readings at Colpitts, and the annual rowing spectacle of Durham Regatta. There are world-class museums, a theatre, swimming pool, 150 year old debating society, extensive series of concerts and a new Gala Theatre for music and drama. Durham is a gorgeous place to live.

University attractions include:
The Oriental Museum: from eighth-century grave figures to contemporary New Year Street lions - discover ancient Egypt, Japan and China in the heart of Durham.

Old Fulling Mill Museum: exhibits the archaeology of the local area and holds collections of national significance. It is one of the most photographed museums in the world because of its position underneath the cathedral.

Botanic Garden: an 18-acre garden with trees, shrubs and flowers from all over the world, sculptures, and a reptile and exotic plant house.

Stockton:
Stockton is a town to discover. In 1825 the country's first passenger train ran from here. Today there are plenty of leisure and social facilities. The Campus is just 20 minutes walk away from Stockton town centre and Teesside Leisure Park (with shopping, nightclubs and a multiplex cinema) is close at hand. Stockton is small enough to be a friendly community yet large enough to keep you busy. Further afield are the cities of Darlington and York, the North Yorkshire moors and the seaside. Offers lots of additional resource links for students to thousands of alternative jobs, work, career, recruitment and employment advice.

University Of Essex:

The University of Essex, based at Wivenhoe Park, Colchester, received its Royal Charter in 1965. It is one of the UK's leading academic institutions and has an international reputation for the quality of its research and teaching. The University has 17 departments spanning the Humanities, Social Sciences and Science and Engineering.

There are currently around 9,100 students at the University, 25% of these within the Graduate School. The University is an international community with students from more than 125 countries. In recent assessments Essex has regularly ranked among the top twelve UK universities for the quality of its research, with many of its departments rated as 'outstanding' by international standards.

Over 200 acres of attractive parkland, much of it landscaped in the eighteenth century, provides the setting for the University's Colchester campus. There is easy access to coast and countryside, including the area of outstanding natural beauty known as 'Constable Country', after the famous landscape artist John Constable, who painted many local scenes, including Wivenhoe Park itself. Visitors are able to take advantage of the facilities available at Wivenhoe House, the original focus for the park, which has now become the University's hotel and conference centre. Offers lots of additional resource links for students to thousands of alternative jobs, work, career, recruitment and employment advice.

University Of Glamorgan:

With an exceptional record for teaching quality, and state-of-the-art facilities, Glamorgan offers a friendly and academically challenging environment.

Over 18,000 students enjoy the safe single campus, renowned social life and outstanding sports and recreational facilities.

10 good reasons to choose Glamorgan

12 teaching "excellent" ratings

A safe single campus

Situated in Pontypridd and just 20 minutes from Cardiff, Europe's youngest and fastest growing capital city

First class en-suite accommodation, new modern café bars

Outstanding sports and recreational facilities

Excellent employment prospects - our links with local and national employers make it no surprise that our graduates outperform the UK and Wales average for finding employment

A great range of courses to choose from - more than 200 courses available in arts and humanities, social sciences, design, engineering and construction, science, computing and technology, business and law, nursing and midwifery, accounting, mathematics and electronics

Excellent IT and study facilities - The first university in Wales to be awarded the prestigious Investor in People standard - we develop our staff so you can have the best education possible

An enviable research reputation with

3 "excellent" graded centres

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University Of Glasgow:

The University of Glasgow, founded in 1451, is the second oldest university in Scotland and the fourth oldest in Britain. More than 15,000 full-time students and 3,000 part-time students study in over 100 academic departments in the nine faculties. The mission of the University is to be a major research-led university operating in an international context with the following fundamental aims:

To provide education through the development of learning in a research environment.

To undertake fundamental, strategic and applied research.

To sustain and add value to Scottish culture, to the natural environment and to the national economy. Offers lots of additional resource links for students to thousands of alternative jobs, work, career, recruitment and employment advice.

University Of Leeds:

The University of Leeds is acclaimed world-wide for the quality of its teaching and research. One of the largest universities in the UK, Leeds is also the most popular among students applying for undergraduate courses. An emphasis on innovative research and investment in high-quality facilities and first-rate infrastructure means that no fewer than 35 departments are rated internationally or nationally 'excellent'.

Its size and international reputation enables the University to offer one of the widest ranges of academic courses in the UK. During the current academic year just fewer than 28,000 students are attached to 684 different first-degree programmes and 312 postgraduate degree programmes. A further 28,000 men and women are enrolled on short courses with the University.

Leeds is now among the top ten universities for research in the UK and is internationally acknowledged as a centre of excellence in a wide range of academic and professional disciplines. Its broad research and skills base and superb facilities attract interest from major multinationals and small local businesses alike. Many of its research initiatives cross traditional subject boundaries and Leeds currently promotes projects through 40 inter-disciplinary centres and seven research schools.

As a result, the University attracts more industrial funding than any other in the UK. It also invests its own resources in helping organisations turn university research into world-class products and services.

From textile industries' invention of the permanent wave for Wella in the 1930s to the development, in the 1990s, of alarms using 'directional sound' to guide people to emergency exits, the University has always been at the forefront of innovation. Offers lots of additional resource links for students to thousands of alternative jobs, work, career, recruitment and employment advice.

University Of Leicester:

The campus is in an excellent location with easy access from the M1 and M69 motorways, and the Midland Mainline railway station is close by. Supermarkets, a cinema complex, local shops, bars and restaurants are all within walking distance.

Set in an elevated position, the campus overlooks Leicester city centre, which is about one mile away. A number of our buildings offer panoramic views of the city and surrounding area. Victoria Park, once the city's racecourse, borders the campus, and is a popular venue for sport and relaxation.

The University's buildings represent over a century of architectural styles which reflect our history and growth. Our first building, the Fielding Johnson, dates from 1837 and is a fine example of late Georgian architecture. Many of the more recent buildings have won architectural awards for design excellence. Most notable is the Engineering Building which was designed by architects Gowan and Stirling in 1963 and is now a grade 2 listed building. Offers lots of additional resource links for students to thousands of alternative jobs, work, career, recruitment and employment advice.

University Of London:

Founded by Royal Charter in 1836, the University of London - Britain's largest University - is a federation of Colleges and Institutes which together provide an unparalleled choice of undergraduate and postgraduate degree programmes (both full and part-time), continuing professional development and advanced research. Enquiries about courses and applications for admission should be made direct to the appropriate Colleges and Institutes.

University Of London - The Institute Of Education:
Founded in 1902, the Institute of Education has an international reputation for high quality research, teacher training, higher degrees, consultancy in education and the related aspects of professional practice and the social sciences. This world class centre of excellence continues to build on its strengths and move into new areas that will be crucial to the success of knowledge-based societies in the twenty-first century. Come and join in our centenary events. Offers lots of additional resource links for students to thousands of alternative jobs, work, career, recruitment and employment advice.

University Of Oxford:

Oxford University is internationally respected as a centre for teaching and research. Its long history and elevated status are reflected in the ancient and beautiful buildings that dominate the city. Oxford does not depend on past glories for its reputation, however. The quality of those teaching and learning here today continues to attract both established and aspiring scholars.

Oxford is proud of its ancient origins and illustrious past, while actively preparing for the challenges of the twenty-first century. It has embarked upon an ambitious development programme to enhance its international links and to enable it to respond flexibly as new opportunities arise. The generosity of Oxford's many alumni and friends has given the University the confidence to plan boldly for the future. Offers lots of additional resource links for students to thousands of alternative jobs, work, career, recruitment and employment advice.

University Of St Andrews:

St Andrews is Scotland's first University and the third oldest in the UK. For almost six centuries, we have proudly upheld the tradition of academic excellence, attracting scholars of international repute and students from all over the world.

Today, we continue to offer the latest in teaching and research, all within a superbly picturesque mediaeval setting. Although St Andrews is not a campus University, it has grown and developed with the town and is now comfortably integrated.

Owing to the size of St Andrews, students feel they belong here and enjoy the benefits of studying at a highly residential University where academic and social lives intermingle. Offers lots of additional resource links for students to thousands of alternative jobs, work, career, recruitment and employment advice.

University Of Teesside:

The University of Teesside is committed to maintain and develop the academic character which it established as a Polytechnic.

The University will increase access for all who are able to participate in a broad range of high quality educational and vocational programmes, which develop potential and equip the participants for stimulating careers, rewarding to themselves and society.

In addition to its role as an important centre for teaching, learning and research, the University will provide a particular focus for the development of the educational, cultural, social and economic life of the community. Offers lots of additional resource links for students to thousands of alternative jobs, work, career, recruitment and employment advice.

University Of Wales Institute, Cardiff:

UWIC provides education and training opportunities that are accessible, flexible and are of the highest quality and has been independently acclaimed for its high academic standards and for its high level of student satisfaction. A measure of success being that in 2001, UWIC was the first UK university institution to be awarded the Government’s Charter Mark for excellence for a successive third year.

UWIC joins a small select group within the UK who, building on the principles embodied within the Charter mark, have been re-examined by the Commission, and deemed worthy of renewal of the coveted award.

Specific points singled out for praise, were our dedicated staff and the high level of satisfaction expressed among our students.

As our whole philosophy at UWIC is centred around the student experience in all aspects, we have every intention of carrying forward the principles embodied within the Charter Mark, and to continue to build upon our success to date. Offers lots of additional resource links for students to thousands of alternative jobs, work, career, recruitment and employment advice.

University Of Wales Newport:

Our mission is to bring learning to the heart of our communities, responding to their needs, inspiring and enabling individuals from all backgrounds to succeed through excellence in higher education. Offers lots of additional resource links for students to thousands of alternative jobs, work, career, recruitment and employment advice.

Uxbridge College:
Uxbridge College is the only further education college in the London Borough of Hillingdon www.hillingdon.gov.uk. Uxbridge College has modern campuses at Uxbridge and Hayes. Both campuses are easily accessible by rail, London Underground, bus or car.

The custom-built Uxbridge College Campus stands in quiet, tree-lined grounds.

Over the past three years the college has invested heavily in making the Uxbridge Campus user friendly and a comfortable place to learn. Among the development is a new state-of-the-art teaching block.

Central services giving information and advice to students have been grouped near the spacious reception area. Each teaching area has its own identity and the college is well signposted, with full disabled access.

There are grassy, tree shaded areas at the front and back of the college, as well as an attractive courtyard, where people can study quietly during the summer or have a picnic lunch. Offers lots of additional resource links for students to thousands of alternative jobs, work, career, recruitment and employment advice.

Warwick University:

The University of Warwick is one of Britain's leading universities, catering for over 15,000 undergraduate and postgraduate students from all over the world and employing more than 3,500 staff across a range of academic departments and services.

Research Led -- The University was ranked 4th among the UK's 100 universities for quality of research in the UK Funding Councils' 1996 Research Assessment Exercise, with 90% of the University's academic staff located in departments with top research ratings of 4, 5 or 5*.

Teaching Quality -- 13 of the 15 University academic departments which have been subject to the Teaching Quality Assessment process conducted by the Higher Education Funding Council for England have been rated 'excellent' or scored 21 or more points out of 24 for the quality of their teaching.

With excellent conditions of service, a pleasant rural situation and access to first class recreational and sports facilities, staff are able to pursue stimulating and worthwhile careers in one of the best working environments in the West Midlands. Offers lots of additional resource links for students to thousands of alternative jobs, work, career, recruitment and employment advice.


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