Brunel University

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Brunel University

Why Brunel University?

Brunel is a modern, campus-based university, providing a world class education. Currently ranked joint 15th as one of the most international universities in the world (Times Higher Education (THE), 2014), Brunel is based in a fantastic West London location, and is home to nearly 15,000 students from over 110 countries worldwide.

Established in 1966, Brunel’s distinctive mission is to combine teaching and research excellence. Over £350 million had been invested in the University’s vibrant campus, which possesses 4,500 on-site rooms, and an impressive range of state-of-the-art teaching, social and Olympic-standard sporting facilities. Brunel was also rated Top 5 in London for overall Student Satisfaction (National Student Survey, 2013).

The University offers a range of subjects and innovative courses, across a number of highly-ranked Academic Schools. In 2013, Brunel’s Business School was awarded Business School of the Year (THE), and Brunel’s Engineering School is ranked top 10 in the UK (THE World University Rankings in Engineering and Technology, 2014). Other popular subject areas include computing and maths, education, law, humanities, visual and performing arts, sport sciences, environment, and health and social care.

International Students

The University is home to approximately 2,500 international students, and offers a range of support services to meet their needs during their time at Brunel and beyond. This includes over 30 specialist staff who deal with the international admissions process, finance, immigration (including a visa renewal scheme), general enquiries and much more.

Brunel also offers a range of preparatory courses, including foundation and pre-masters, plus pre and in-sessional English language, and study skill programmes which will support you throughout your studies.

To help you settle in, Brunel International runs a popular three-day orientation programme, and Student Services run regular events, trips and workshops for students throughout the year. In addition to this, the Student Union runs more than 100 sports clubs and societies. There are on-campus cafes and bars, and a family club for the partners and children of international students to help them to make friends and feel included in campus life.

Brunel’s award-winning Placement and Careers Centre (PCC) holds an annual international careers fair, attended by leading companies, along with regular employment related workshops for international students.

The University also offers a range of scholarships for international students.

What Students Say:

"Brunel is a great community to live and study in. Considering the diverse nationalities of both staff and students, I could feel a sense of belonging, regardless of the fact that I was studying miles and miles away from home."

Nkechi Scholastica Izuchukwu, International Economic Law
Quick facts
  • The latest Research Assessment Exercise (RAE), carried out in all UK universities in 2008, judged 82% of Brunel’s research to be of international standing.
  • One of Brunel’s most distinctive features is the commitment to including periods of work experience – sandwich placements – in many courses to help students develop the practical knowledge and skills required to succeed in the competitive graduate job market.
  • Brunel graduates enjoy the 13th highest starting salaries in the UK, according to the Sunday Times Good University Guide. Their average salary of £22,323 is almost £3,000 more than the national average.
  • Brunel Engineering is ranked top 10 in the UK (Times Higher Education World University Rankings in Engineering and Technology, 2014)
  • Brunel Business School awarded Business School of the Year (Times Higher Education 2013)
  • Many Brunel programmes have external validation/accreditation from professional bodies, for example, Journalism, Mechanical Engineering and Physiotherapy.
  • Located in Uxbridge on the outskirts of London, Brunel is one of the very few campus-based universities within the M25.
  • Brunel’s Disability and Dyslexia Service has received national awards and accolades in recent years reflecting the quality of the service
  • Brunel’s sports facilities rank amongst the best in the UK. Many students, graduates and staff have represented their countries at the Olympic Games and World Championships as competitors and coaches.
Location

Brunel University Location

Kingston Lane, Hillingdon, UB8 3PH

Brunel University
Student Testimonials

"Brunel is a great community to live and study in. Considering the diverse nationalities of both staff and students, I could feel a sense of belonging, regardless of the fact that I was studying miles and miles away from home."

"I very much enjoy studying at Brunel, as I have access to state-of-the-art equipment, experienced lecturers and a lot of student support. I have also met some incredible colleagues in my department, and like learning from each other’s past experiences."

"I chose Brunel because of the amazing graduate career opportunities in my field of study, which not only demonstrate the high quality relationships between Brunel staff and notable sporting organisations, but also indicate the calibre of student that Brunel produces in this discipline."

"If you would like to have a fantastic study and work environment in the UK, Brunel must be one of the best Universities. The accommodation on campus provides comfortable, en-suite rooms with amazing kitchens and amenities."

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