Quick Facts

  • Founded
    • Although most universities in the UK were established out of previous institutions, this date represents when the university received its Royal Charter.
  • Style, out of:
    • city-campus
    • multi-site campus
    • semi-urban campus
    • urban campus
    • civic university
    • city university
    • collegiate - university is comprised of colleges
    • Universities can be listed as having more than one style.
  • Undergraduates Total number of undergraduate students (HESA 2013)
  • UG UK/EU/International % of UK, EU and international students
  • Mostly satisfied with course (2014 NSS NSS result by teaching institution for all institutions)
  • Definitely satisfied with course (2014 NSS NSS result by teaching institution for all institutions)
  • National Research Position (The Complete University Guide 2015 Research Assessment)
  • National Green Score (People & Planet Green League 2013). Out of 145 universities; '=' refers to the score being equal to another university or universities
  • UG Fees (2014/2015) UK&EU/International Undergraduate fees for UK, EU and International students per annum, and the year as stated. Often fees will be depend on the course, and we try to include as many fee brackets as possible.
  • UG Fees (2014/2015) Scotland & EU/UK/International Undergraduate fees for Scotland &EU, Rest of UK and International students per annum, and the year is stated. Often fees will be depend on the course, and we try to include as many fee brackets as possible.
  • Avg. Acceptance Rates (UK/EU/International) Average acceptance rate for UK, EU and International students derived from 2013 UCAS data.
  • Affiliations, out of:
  • Strengths (Complete University Guide 2015).
    • Subjects positioned in the top ten in the country - listed in bold
    • Subjects positioned in the top ten in the country - listed
    • Universities not positioned in the top 20 for any subject - N/A
  • Entry Standard Average UCAS tariff derived from 2014 Unistat data
  • Employment/Further Study  The percentage of UK students in employment including in full time study (HESA 2013).

Acceptance Rates for Popular Subjects

  • The percentage of UK, EU and International students offered a place in specific subjects (UCAS 2013)

General Information


  • The city, town, region of the country, and country the university is located.


  • The history of the university from its inception up to the current day.
  • It may also include recent famous inventions and discoveries, and recent developments on the campus, such as a new library or law school if there are any.

University Environment

  • Where the university is situated, and where the main campuses are.

Academic Information


  • States how the university is organised; this should give you some indication of what subjects the university offers.

Entry Requirements

  • The grades needed to enter the university will be stated in either UCAS points or A Level grades.
  • The grades stated are for those applying for Bachelor degrees. In most universities it is possible to apply for Masters courses, which will take an extra year, and the grades needed will be higher. It is also possible to apply for Foundation courses, where the grades needed will be lower.
  • In some courses, you might also need a portfolio of work.

English Language Requirements

  • Written in the format seen in the prospectus/on the university website.


  • Only those that all non-EU students can apply to are stated.


  • Generally through the introduction of the RAE 2008 results which show the research highlights and strengths of the university.

Learning Facilities

  • Library Facilities
  • IT Facilities
  • Language Learning Facilities (if the university has them).
  • Depending on the university they might also have stuff such as art, design and media studios, mock court rooms and mock trading floors. If this is the case, there will be information regarding these.
  • VLE and other learning tools.
  • Academic support e.g. workshops on report writing

Career Facilities

  • Personal Skills Award or something similar
  • Job Shop
  • Internships and Work Experience
  • Careers within course
  • Events, seminars, workshops
  • Careers centre
  • Entrepreneurship

International & Industrial Opportunities

  • Year Abroad
  • Year in Industry

Social Life

National Sports Position (BUCS 2012-2013)

Sporting Facilities

  • Indoor facilities
  • Outdoor Facilities
  • Where are these facilities? If they are on campus describe the facilities on each campus.
  • Sports scholarships - if the university offers sports scholarships, they will be stated.


  • Accommodation + talk about how far the halls are from the accommodation.
  • Accommodation for individuals, not families, but the price does include individuals sharing a room.
  • Prices under ‘Social Scene’ are listed per week, and the most recent prices are shown. The prices might increase for your application year.

Students’ Union

  • What facilities are available
  • Advice & Representation
  • RAG week
  • Volunteering activities
  • Media opportunities

Student Support

Religion & Spirituality

  • Chaplains - what they offer
  • Facilities such as churches, mosques, prayer rooms.
  • Other facilities if the university has them such as a library.
  • Workshops and events if the university provides them.

Health & Wellbeing

  • Student medical centre - if the university has a medical centre it will be stated here.
  • Counselling service
  • Disability service

International Support

  • State approximately how many international students there are currently studying at the university.
  • Welcome weekend - this is stated here if the university offers one.
  • Advice and support - what the university offers.
  • English Language Support

Photographs - if unstated, photographs are from Wikimedia Commons and licensed for re-use under the Creative Commons Licences.

Why study in the UK

Quality - QS World Rankings