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  Welcome to this guide to Higher Education in the United Kingdom. I am
  delighted that you are interested in advising your students who wish to
find out more about studying at a university in the UK. You may not know
   that there are more than twelve thousand people from Spain who are
    studying at UK universities. And the number of students from Spain
                       continues to grow every year.
   UK institutions welcome students from Spain. The strong academic
foundations which your students have developed at school combine with
the very good level of English which young Spaniards now achieve to open
    a whole range of possibilities. Whatever they wish to study – from
    engineering to theatre and from medicine to music – they will find
         institutions with a range of options to meet their needs.
  Deciding what to study and where to study is a huge decision for any
 young person. It is often their teacher to whom they will turn for advice,
and we want to make sure that you have as much information as possible
   to be able to guide them on their opportunities for study in the UK.
 This guide is intended to help you understand what those opportunities
         are and to help your students to choose between them.
                               Andy Mackay
                           British Council Spain

              The UK has 162 higher education institutions,
                  and 30 are in the top 200 in the world
                     (QS World University Rankings 2019).
4    Studying in the UK
6    Why study in the UK?
7    UK higher education at a glance
10   Academic culture and study methods
11   What to study
21   Choosing a degree
22 Rankings
23 Admissions
24 Undergraduate application process
25 The role of schools and students
26 UCAS application
28 Pre-departure checklist
29 Tuition and living costs
30 Working while you study
31   Brexit information
32 Equality and diversity in the UK
33 Important tools and links
34 University listings
45 University profiles
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                         S T U DY I N G
                         IN THE UK                                                            P O P U L AT I O N              LAND AREA                         MONEY
                                                                                             The population of the            The UK is close to             The currency of
                                                                                             UK is estimated to be          150,000 square miles            the UK is pounds
                      The United Kingdom (UK) consists of England,                            around 65 million.               (242,000 square                  sterling.
                     Wales, Scotland (which together make up Great                                                               kilometres).
                              Britain) and Northern Ireland.

                                                                                                ECONOMY                        L ANGUAGE                      RELIGION
                                                                                               The UK is one of the           English is spoken            The main religion in
                     Belfast                                     Newcastle                  world’s leading business      throughout the UK, but          the UK is Christianity.
                                                                                           locations. The UK is one of     there are other official        However, the UK is a
                                                                                           the top ten manufacturers      languages too, such as        multi-faith society where
                                                                                               in the world and has      Welsh and Scottish Gaelic.     other religions are widely
                                                                                             the largest industries in                                  welcomed and accepted.
                                                                                             Europe for life sciences,
                                                                              Birmingham       ICT and the creative

                                   Cardiff                                  London

                                                                                                H E R I TA G E              GOVERNMENT                     R O YA L F A M I LY
                                                                                            The UK has a fascinating       The United Kingdom is a         The Queen is Head of
                                                                                              history dating back to     parliamentary democracy –          State in the United
                                                                                             6500 BC. All over the UK    this means the government             Kingdom. As a
                                      C A P I TA L C I T I E S                                you’ll find monuments        is elected by the people.     constitutional monarch,
                  The capital city of the UK is London, which is also the capital           marking its history, from     There is a general election      Her Majesty does not
                  of England. For Wales the capital is Cardiff, for Scotland it is         Stonehenge to Buckingham          once every five years.       “rule” the country, but
                        Edinburgh, and for Northern Ireland it is Belfast.                    Palace. The UK is also       The Prime Minister leads        the royal family fulfils
                                                                                             home to 31 cultural and       the government with the      important ceremonial and
                                                                                              natural UNESCO World       support of the cabinet and      formal roles with respect
                                                                                                  Heritage Sites.                  ministers.                 to government.
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                           W H Y S T U DY                                                         UK HIGHER E DUC AT ION
                           I N T H E U K?                                                             AT A G L A N CE
                                      The UK is home to over 400,000                                              This quick comparison chart shows some of the key differences
                                 international higher-education students                                                 between Spain and UK undergraduate education.
                                    each year, and it’s easy to see why.
                                                                                                  UK                                     EHEA CYCLE                    SPAIN

                                                                                                  Certificates of higher education                                     Grado Medio de Formación
                                                                                                  Higher National Certificates

                                                                                                  Diplomas of higher education           Short-cycle qualifications    Grado Superior de Formación
                                                                 The UK has the highest                                                                                Profesional
                                                                                                  Foundation degrees
                                                                  international student
                                                             experience satisfaction ratings      Higher National Diplomas
                                                             for English-speaking countries.
   UK higher education is                                                                         Bachelor’s degrees                     First-cycle qualifications    Grado
                                                              Students in the UK are able to
among the best in the world
                                                             enjoy a great lifestyle: beautiful   Bachelor’s degrees with honours
 and consistently performs
                                                              countryside, historic sites, city
well in world rankings. In QS                                                                     Graduate certificates and diplomas
                                                               life, and music and culture.
 World University Rankings
2019, four UK universities are                                                                    Professional Graduate Certificate in
in the top ten, and eight are                                                                     Education
        in the top 50.
                                                                                                  Master’s degrees                       Second-cycle qualifications   Posgrado
                                                                                                  Integrated master’s degrees                                          Máster
    UK graduates enjoy an                                                                         Postgraduate certificates
 employability rate averaging                                                                     Postgraduate diplomas
 around 90%. This increases to
   100% in many disciplines.
                                                                                                  Doctoral degrees                       Third-cycle qualifications    Doctorado

                                         UK universities and colleges                                                                   Degree grades
                                         combine practical learning                                Degrees in the UK are awarded according to a modular system, with final grades based
                                         with lectures and seminars,                              on the last two years. For postgraduate study in the UK, students are generally expected
                                          and embrace innovative                                              to have at least an upper second-class award in their first degree.
                                        teaching methods and high-
                                        tech learning environments.
                                        This is why very few students                                                  UK                               MARK
                                         drop out of UK universities.
                                                                                                                       First                            70%

                                                                                                                       Upper-second                     60–69%

                                                                                                                       Lower-second                     50–59%

                                                                                                                       Third                            40–49%
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       A C A D E M I C C U LT U R E                                                                                          W H AT T O S T U DY
                            UK degrees are designed to encourage students                                                               In the next section of this guide, you will find
                              to develop independence and individuality.                                                           information about popular subject areas, the benefits
                                                                                                                                       of studying in the UK and entry requirements.
           Great emphasis is placed on the value of self-expression and originality, and students are
           encouraged to develop their own opinions early on in their degree programme, as well as           It is important that students are aware that
                         initiate and develop independent research and study skills.                         universities set their own entry requirements and
                                                                                                             that these vary from institution to institution. They
                                                                                                             are based on essential skills and knowledge for the
                                                                                                             chosen programme of study, as well as recognised
                                                                                                             English-language certification.
                                                                                                             Students should always check the specific

                 S T U DY ME T HOD S
                                                                                                             requirements for each course and university.
                                                                                                             If students lack the qualifications or practical
                                                                                                             experience required for a university course, there
                                                                                                             are many undergraduate programmes which
                                                                                                             include a “foundation year” – a one-year
                                                                                                             preparatory course designed to support students
       Lectures are typically larger     Seminars are smaller classes           Tutorials are meetings       and help them make the transition to their chosen
       classes that last around one       where a tutor and students            between a tutor and an       degree programme.
     hour. A lecturer/tutor will guide      can discuss topics and             individual/small group of
       students through the course       questions related to research,     students to give more focused
        material by explaining the         reading, essays, exams,          guidance on a student’s past,
     main points.’ Lecture sizes vary          presentations or                present and future work.
     significantly (60–150 students).         other assignments.

       Practical work and field             Additional assistance is         Independent learning and
       trips are intended to give          available to students if they     group study are required on
      practical experiences of the        need help with a course. Most     courses. This means students
      theories learned in class and      lecturers have dedicated office    have to work on their own and
       to develop practical skills.        hours during which they can        in small groups to produce
                                            meet students, and many                 work for class.
                                           operate open-door policies.

     A wide range of international            Workplace is a work              A placement year (work
         partnerships enables                environment under the             experience) is a common
        students to spend a year          supervision of a professional.    feature on many programmes.
          studying abroad at a
       multitude of international

E X TR A- CU R R I CU L A R AC TI V ITI E S                                                                                Tip
Student Union Societies provide fantastic extra-curricular activities. Universities also offer additional                  An excellent place for students to look at
assistance, such as study-skills training or help with learning difficulties (ADHD: dyslexia, ADHA, etc.).                 what course to study is
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                               S CIENCE S                                                                               C R E AT I V E A RT S ,
               The UK has been home to ground-breaking scientific research for
                                                                                                                       MUS IC A ND DE SIGN
                centuries, and its universities are at the heart of the action. A
                 long tradition of innovation, combined with a modern, trail-
                  blazing spirit, makes the UK an ideal place to study science.                                                    With world-class teaching and facilities, UK universities
                                                                                                                                  have everything needed to help launch a career in the arts.

Study possibilities                                   Most undergraduate programmes in the pure
                                                      sciences last for three years – four in Scotland – and   Creative arts and design students are surrounded        There is a huge range of creative arts and design
                                                      lead to a Bachelor of Science (BSc) qualification.       by people who share their passion for art, fashion,     courses on offer. Perhaps your students are
There are many undergraduate degrees in the pure
                                                      There are a growing number of four-year                  theatre, architecture, and much more. There is also     interested in sculpture or graphic design, or they
and applied sciences at UK universities and
                                                      programmes, however, which lead to an                    a large proportion of international students (over      want to pursue a career in fashion or computer
colleges. Biology, chemistry and physics can all be
                                                      undergraduate Master of Science qualification (MSci,     16.8 per cent of all students and over 25 per cent of   game design. Whatever the area of interest, they
studied alone or combined with other theoretical
                                                      which is different from the postgraduate MSc).           academics and professors are from outside the UK),      will find hundreds of exciting courses.
sciences to form “joint honors” degrees – for
                                                                                                               so your students will be in good company, joining a
example, Physics and Astrophysics, or Chemistry                                                                                                                        At undergraduate level there are degrees covering a
                                                                                                               diverse creative community.
with Environmental Studies. From the beginning of                                                                                                                      wide range of subjects, from fine art to textiles, and
the degree, students can choose to specialise in                                                                                                                       from sculpture and digital media to graphic design.
specific areas – in biology, for example, one might                                                            Music                                                   Courses are usually assessed on the basis of
focus on biochemistry, cell and molecular biology,                                                                                                                     students’ portfolios (their collections of work).
immunology or genetics.                                                                                        Students can study music-related degrees at both
                                                                                                               conservatoires and universities. Music studies can
                                                                                                               be combined with a variety of qualifications in
                                                                                                               education, business, production and technology.

                                                                                                                 E N T RY R E Q U I R E M E N T S
                                                                                                                 When applying for a creative course, the
                                                                                                                 tutors may ask to see a portfolio (this might
                                                                                                                 include ‘works in progress’ as well as
                                                                                                                 completed work), and want to see evidence
                                                                                                                 of your student’s ability and passion for their
                                                                                                                 chosen subject. Some institutions hold
                                                                                                                 interviews as part of the application process.
                                                                                                                 At undergraduate level, most courses expect
                                                                                                                 students to have studied art, design, or a
                                                                                                                 similar subject at further education level.
                                                                                                                 Many undergraduate courses also ask that
                                                                                                                 students do a one-year Art and Design
                                                                                                                 Foundation course (or equivalent) before
                                                        E N T RY R E Q U I R E M E N T S                         progressing to the degree programme.
                                                        Students applying for a science degree in                Entry to music-related courses, including in
                                                        the UK should study two or more of the                   conservatoires, will involve auditions.
                                                        following subjects: maths, biology,                      Note too the specific UCAS deadlines for
                                                        chemistry and physics.                                   conservatoires.
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        B USIN ESS,                                                                                                        SOCIAL S CIENCE S
      M A N AG E M E N T                                                                                                   A ND H U M A N I T I E S
 A N D A D M I NI S T R AT I O N                                                                                           The UK has a strong heritage in the social sciences and humanities –
                                                                                                                           both in education and research – with some of the oldest universities
                                                                                                                                    in the world and a huge amount of public funding.
          The UK’s location between the American and Asian time zones has helped
             it to become a global hub for industries, including finance, trading,                            Study possibilities                                     History and classical studies include a diverse
            management consultancy, marketing, and accountancy, and many                                                                                              range of subjects, from the study of the ancient
                    international financial institutions have their European                                  Social sciences and humanities have a very broad        world to contemporary political and social history,
                                 or global headquarters here.                                                 offer. Students can study many different subjects,      as well as 20th century, European, American, East
                                                                                                              across both undergraduate and postgraduate              Mediterranean, British, Irish and Jewish history.
                                                                                                              levels. At undergraduate level students will find       Philosophy, religious studies, theology and
Students in the UK are exposed to these industries      At undergraduate education level, a typical           many degree programmes that combine two or              literature degrees often focus on academic
first-hand, learning from leading minds and making      business course is likely to cover marketing,         more subjects.                                          theories, analyses and criticism from a wide range
connections with influential people.                    accounting, information management, tax
                                                                                                              Social studies focus on human society and               of contemporary and historical perspectives.
                                                        and business law, and computing.
                                                                                                              social relationships. Subjects include politics,        Cultural studies and languages degrees include
Study possibilities                                     Students can choose specific courses in               anthropology, economics, international                  interdisciplinary courses that focus on particular
                                                        management science, financial management,             relations, sociology, social work and human             geographic regions, such as Europe, Africa or Latin
UK universities offer internationally-recognised        management and entrepreneurship, industry             geography.                                              America. The variety of subjects on offer mean that
qualifications in a wide range of subjects, including   enterprise management, or specialise in a subject
                                                                                                              Humanities include a broad range of subjects to         your student can study almost any combination of
business, economics, finance, accountancy,              like culinary management, events management,
                                                                                                              do with the study of human culture – for example,       international languages and cultures in the UK.
management, office skills and public service.           hospitality or leisure management. All will provide
                                                        students with the knowledge they need for a career    archaeology, religious studies (theology), history,
There are general courses or specialist programmes                                                            philosophy, literature and languages.
                                                        in business.
for any chosen career, such as sports management
or hotel management.                                    Courses may be assessed through exams, essays,        Communications and media subjects can include
                                                        case studies and group work. Most courses lead        media, marketing, advertising, PR (public relations),
                                                        to a Bachelor of Arts (BA) or Bachelor of Science     publicity, publishing and journalism – which can
                                                        (BSc) qualification, although you can also gain       focus on broadcast, radio, newspaper
                                                        a Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) or        or magazine (or ‘periodical’) journalism.
                                                        a Master’s in Management Science (MMan Sci).

                                                                                                                E N T RY R E Q U I R E M E N T S
                                                                                                                Many courses look for a good academic
                                                          E N T RY R E Q U I R E M E N T S                      record with some social sciences or
                                                                                                                humanities experience, rather than a
                                                          Many courses look for a good academic                 specific qualification in a student’s
                                                          record with evidence of interest in the               chosen subject. There are exceptions,
                                                          subject, such as secondary-school                     however – courses with a language element
                                                          coursework in economics or business                   might require secondary-school coursework
                                                          administration.                                       in that language.
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                       ENGINEERING                                                                                                L AW A N D L E G A L
                                                                                                                                      STUDIE S
         UK universities are at the forefront of global developments in engineering,
                           and are the ideal place to start a career.
                                                                                                                                      The UK’s legal systems are globally recognized and used in
This is proven in high recruitment rates for              You will also find courses in music technology, sound                          commercial and financial centres around the world.
engineering and technology graduates from UK              engineering, metals technology, motor vehicle
universities. If your students want to make a big         technology and industrial design.
impact on infrastructure and environmental projects                                                               Each year around 18,000 students enroll on more
                                                          Most undergraduate engineering degree                   than 1,500 law courses in the UK.                       The practice of law is a regulated profession
– in any sector, anywhere in the world – the UK is the
                                                          programmes are three-year courses leading to a                                                                  throughout the European Union, so students
place to be.
                                                          bachelor’s degree (BEng or BSc).                                                                                should be encouraged to consult local
                                                                                                                  Study possibilities
                                                                                                                                                                          procedures and recognition of studies in
Study possibilities                                                                                                                                                       information provided by the Ministry of
                                                            Many programmes include the opportunity               There are three legal systems in the UK – one for
                                                                                                                                                                          Science, Innovation and Universities.
The range of engineering courses                            of completing a master’s with an extra year           England and Wales, one for Northern Ireland and
in the UK is very broad, across the different levels of     of study.                                             another for Scotland – though elements such as
education and different areas of engineering.                                                                     commercial law and tax law are similar. The content
                                                                                                                  and structure of law courses are therefore slightly     In addition to a career as a barrister or
At undergraduate level, most students choose to                                                                   different, depending on where students study. Your      solicitor, law degrees are a route into
specialise in a field such as chemical engineering,                                                               students should ask the tutors for more information     professions such as consultancy in trade
electrical engineering, mechanical engineering,                                                                   before they enrol.                                      and industry, as well as roles in mediation
structural engineering or biomedical engineering.                                                                                                                         services.
                                                                                                                  In higher education there are many different types of
                                                                                                                  law qualifications, including bachelor’s degrees,
                                                                                                                  vocational certificates and foundation degrees, in
                                                                                                                  subjects such as law, legal services, commercial or
                                                                                                                  trade law. Most undergraduate degree courses start
                                                                                                                  with a general introduction to the law, which helps
                                                                                                                  students to decide their field of interest.
                                                                                                                  To qualify as a lawyer in the UK, it is necessary to
                                                                                                                  complete modules in seven areas known as the
                                                                                                                  ‘foundations of legal knowledge’.

                                                            E N T RY R E Q U I R E M E N T S
                                                                                                                    E N T RY R E Q U I R E M E N T S
                                                            Most engineering courses expect students to
                                                            have studied a relevant subject at school or            There can be a lot of competition for places
                                                            further education level – many require them             on law degree programmes, and higher
                                                            to have studied mathematics, but other                  education institutions usually ask for
                                                            supporting subjects are physics, computing,             a strong academic record. These should be
                                                            electronics, technology or science subjects.            academic subjects, but not necessarily a
                                                                                                                    subject related to law.
                                                            There are also engineering courses with an
                                                            emphasis on design – such as automotive or              English and maths are particularly
                                                            technology design – which might require                 important. To apply for some undergraduate
                                                            academic experience in art or design.                   law courses, students may need to take the
                                                            Similarly, for audio or music technology,               pre-university LNAT (National Admissions
                                                            students might need to show that they have              Test for Law) – this tests their ability to think
                                                            practical music experience.                             critically and argue effectively.
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           H E A LT H C A R E A N D                                                                                                        CHOOS ING
                 MEDICINE                                                                                                                  A DEGREE
                                                                                                                             With over 160 universities and colleges, and over 35,000 courses and
          Studying healthcare and medicine in the UK means joining a tradition of
                                                                                                                              study options, your students can make their UK higher education
         academic excellence. The health sector in the UK is globally renowned, and
                                                                                                                                              experience as unique as they are.
              its universities are known for ground-breaking medical research.

                                                                                                                There are specialist universities and colleges,       ww What are your favourite subjects at school
Study possibilities                                     Medicine degrees usually last five years, but courses
                                                        vary in length. Students who already have an            world-renowned, historic institutions, modern            and what are you good at?
                                                        undergraduate degree in another subject can join        innovative facilities, and pioneering and
UK universities and colleges offer training in a wide                                                                                                                 ww What level of English do you have?
                                                        medicine by taking a four-year Graduate Entry           progressive research centres in locations all over
range of fields, from surgery to nursing, dentistry,                                                            the country, offering the chance to tailor learning   ww What kind of job would you like to have when
veterinary medicine and much more. There are            Program (GEP). After completing an undergraduate
                                                                                                                to individual aspirations and career goals.              you graduate? Are there job opportunities in
many degree programmes to choose from, such as          degree, students can move on to a two-year
                                                                                                                                                                         this career area?
pharmacology, midwifery, dental technology,             foundation programme (a general medical training        It is important that students take a considered
optometry, podiatry, nutrition, psychology,             programme which combines work experience with           and well-researched approach before completing        ww What are the best universities for the the area
physiotherapy and radiography.                          training), and then register with the General           their application.                                       of study which interests you. Will you meet
                                                        Medical Council (GMC), which permits them to                                                                     the entry requirements?
Teaching methods are varied – students might take                                                               Students should consider the following questions.
                                                        work in medicine in the UK.                                                                                   ww What are the employability rates of the
part in small-group practice, laboratory practicals,
ward rounds at hospitals, computer-aided learning                                                                                                                        different universities?
and lectures.                                             Spanish students who are planning to                                                                        ww Are you interested in programmes which
                                                          practise medicine in Spain should be aware                                                                     include one-year industry placement or study
In the UK, students can start studying healthcare         that medicine is a regulated profession and
and medicine courses at undergraduate or                                                                                                                                 abroad?
                                                          the Ministry of Science, Innovation and
postgraduate level. Undergraduate medical courses         Universities in Spain is the competent                                                                      ww Does your chosen career require a master’s
lead to a Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery                authority regarding access to the profession.                                                                  degree or an industry-specific qualification?
qualification (this might be abbreviated as MBBS,
MBBS/BSc, MB ChB, MB BCh or BMBS, depending                                                                                                                           ww Is your career choice a regulated profession
on the institution).                                                                                                                                                     in Spain?

                                                          E N T RY R E Q U I R E M E N T S
                                                          Students will need a good grounding in the
                                                          life sciences. To join an undergraduate
                                                          degree, they should have a good academic
                                                          record and secondary-school coursework in
                                                          relevant science subjects such as chemistry
                                                          and biology.
                                                          If applying for a degree in medicine or
                                                          dentistry, some institutions require students
                                                          to take the BMAT (BioMedical Admissions
                                                          Test) or UKCAT (UK Clinical Aptitude Test)                          Tip
                                                          before submitting their university
                                                                                                                              A great place to start is the British Council’s
                                                                                                                              Study UK website.
                                                          UCAS deadlines for applications to medical                
                                                          courses are earlier than all other courses.
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                              R ANKING S                                                                                                 A D M I S S I ON S
University and subject league tables (or rankings)       Keep in mind                                                   The British model emphasizes independent scholarship and critical thinking,
allow students to search for and compare data and                                                                         so during the admissions process the universities value a combination of
information on universities across the UK.               League tables should not be used in isolation, but                       academic performance, soft skills and personal interests.
University rankings give an indication of a              they are good resources are a good source to help
university’s overall strengths, while subject rankings   students start researching their university options.   Admission requirements                              Academic references should include:
provide an indication of the strengths of a university   League tables are based on research and results,                                                           ww reference to the student’s personal qualities
in a student’s chosen degree. Given the focused          and can help you understand what previous              Student applications are typically assessed in
nature of the UK system, subject rankings are the        students thought about a course, costs, kinds of       the following areas:                                ww school information, particularly on its
most relevant.                                           jobs or further study which students went on to do                                                            curriculum
                                                                                                                ww academic proficiency based on their
Official league tables are published by the              after completing their course. They are not,              qualifications and credentials to date           ww an outline of the student’s context and that of
Guardian, Times Higher Education, The Times and          however, a guarantee, as each course and                                                                      their results
                                                         university will be different for everyone.             ww English proficiency based on performance in
The Sunday Times Influential rankings are also                                                                                                                      ww reference to the student’s current studies
                                                                                                                   recognised assessment tests such as IELTS
published by QS and the The Complete University          Some information is retrospective, so be careful to
Guide. Note that criteria and methodology differ in                                                             ww interest demonstrated through the personal       ww grade predictions
                                                         check which year the data refers to. When
calculating each table and that further information      comparing data for courses, care should be taken          statement                                        ww a profile of the school (which can be
is available on organisational websites.                 where the differences between courses are small.       ww academic references.                                hyperlinked in the reference).
Here are some of the league tables                       Students should also take note of the number of
that are popular in the UK:                              respondents to the survey for each course.             Depending on the institution or programme,
                                                                                                                additional requirements may include:
                                                                                                                ww interviews
The Complete                          Times Higher Education               The Guardian                         ww audition or portfolio of work
University Guide
                                      www.timeshighereducation.                   ww additional testing.
www.thecompleteuniversity                 education/universityguide
                                                                                                                Academic requirements typically include:            rankings/
                                                                                                                ww 4º ESO marks, 1ºBachillerato marks and
                                                                                                                   predicted grades for 2º Bachillerato
                                                                                                                ww a recognised English language certificate.

                                                                                                                IB students must check whether they are required
                                                                                                                to pass standard or higher level.
                                                                                                                This is particularly applicable for science,
                                                                                                                engineering and medical courses.

                                                                                                                                Universities may be willing to accept a
                                                                                                                                student’s application if their marks in
                                                                                                                                specific degree relevant subjects are higher
                                                                                                                                than their overall Bachillerato mark.

                                                                                                                                EBAU marks are not compulsory for many
                                                                                                                                university applications, but, as always,
                                                                                                                                students need to check the specific
                                                                                                                                requirements of their chosen programme
                                                                                                                                of study.
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    U N D E RG R A D UAT E                                                                            THE ROLE OF SCHO OL S
A P P L I C AT I ON P RO CE S S                                                                          AND STUDENTS
           Applying for an undergraduate degree in the UK is very simple. Students                            Schools, teachers and careers advisers have a vital role to play in supporting
              open an account at and follow the instructions.                                     students when they take their first steps on an international career path.

The application process for UK universities is online   Key dates                                     Role of the school                                      Role of the student
and centralised. Your students can apply for
up to five courses at once through UCAS, for a                                                                                                                Pre-application
                                                        1 September   UCAS application system         Schools and advisors, from 3º ESO, can provide
small administration fee, and UCAS handles                                                            students with the opportunity to attend orientation
                                                                      opens                                                                                   ww Students should ensure they have fully
everything else.                                                                                      fairs, university workshops, professional internships
                                                                                                      and shadowing experiences. The more engaged the            researched their options and which courses
Summary of                                              15 October    Deadline for applications for   school is, the more students are likely to make the        they would like to apply for.
application process                                                   medicine, dentistry and         right choices. An ever-growing number of students
                                                                      veterinary science, and         from bilingual schools (public, charter or private)     Application
                                                                      applications to the             have the qualifications and English language
ww Students must register with UCAS and fill
                                                                      Universities of Oxford and      competency to study at a university in the UK.
   in an applicaton form                                                                                                                                      Students must:
ww Part of the application relates to details of                                                                                                              ww complete their application at,
   qualifications gained to date and predicted
                                                                                                      Role of teachers/careers advisers:                         incorporating the personal statement; this
                                                        15 January    Main deadline for majority of
   grades for qualifcations they are currently                                                                                                                   includes information about why students want
                                                                      applications                    The role of teachers and careers advisers is to:
   studying for                                                                                                                                                  to study their chosen degree
ww Students must accredit their level of English                                                      ww provide students with a general understanding        ww take part in an interview or specific entry exam
                                                        24 March      Art and design courses             of the opportunities offered by the UK
   with, for example, IELTS, Cambridge Advanced                                                                                                                  or test if requested by the university
   or other qualification specified by the university                                                 ww accompany students to, or make students aware        ww ensure that they have all the relevant certificates
   IELTS, Cambridge Advanced or other as specified                                                       of, international fairs                                 and exam results as requested by
   by the university                                    30 June       Second deadline for
                                                                                                      ww invite international experts to the school              the university
ww Students will also need to write a Personal
                                                                                                      ww advise students on reliable and useful sources of    ww if required, confirm their place if they receive an
   Statement – their chance to stand out from
                                                                                                         information, e.g. agencies and official sources.        offer before their exam results are available.
   the crowd                                            August        Clearing process begins
ww Schools must also provide a written reference                                                      Application process                                     Post-application
   which confirms the student’s suitability for         September–    UK university starts
   the course, as well as student’s predicted grades.   October
                                                                                                      Applications are made early in 2º Bachillerato          Students should:
                                                                                                      and teachers support by:                                ww apply for a student loan (if necessary); the
                                                                                                      ww writing a reference                                     Student Loans Agency then pays the course fees,
                                                                                                                                                                 directly to the university, on the student’s behalf
                                                                                                      ww providing predicted grade information for
                                                                                                         student UCAS applications (,)            ww search for grant and scholarship options
               Some universities and colleges will continue to accept                                    teacher receives request from UCAS to access         ww arrange travel to and accommodation in the UK
               applications after the January deadline. It is much                                       the system and input predicted grades
               better, however, to apply early.                                                                                                               ww provide applicants with accommodation,
                                                                                                      ww helping students with their personal statements         enrolment and orientation information once
                                                                                                      ww supporting students in their choices.                   an offer has been accepted.
               UCAS Extra
               Students who have not been accepted on a course
               or have declined all their offers can use UCAS Extra
               to make one more application. This service is open
               between February and July.
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        U C A S A P P L I C AT I O N                                                                                      U C A S A P P L I C AT I O N
                                                                                                                  Predicted grades                                      Offers for admission
 STUDENTS have five                                              ADVISERS / TEACHERS have two
 sections to complete:                                           sections to complete:                            As applications are made early, schools must          An institution makes one of
                                                                                                                  provide predicted grades.                             four decisions:
 1. personal details                                             1. academic reference: academic ability         Predicted grades play a strong role in whether a      ww an unconditional offer: accepted
                                                                     and interests of student; references         student is given a conditional offer or not.
 2. choices: five courses maximum (remember: apply to a                                                                                                                 ww a conditional offer: the applicant will be
                                                                     should be tailored to reflect intended
    course at university); no preference order; universities                                                      School teachers should predict a grade based on          accepted if they meet criteria as stated by the
    and colleges do not see the student’s other choices                                                           their professional judgment, the student’s past          institution
                                                                 2. predicted grades: this is included in the   performance and current progress.
 3. education: list current and pending qualifications                                                                                                                  ww unsuccessful: the applicant is not offered
                                                                    reference section, and teachers provide
 4. employment: include relevant paid work experience                                                             Schools should be realistic but optimistic with          admission
                                                                    an accurate estimation of student’s
                                                                    final grades.                                 predicted results. Universities understand that       ww an offer of a place on an alternative course.
 5. personal statement: academic focus, demonstrated
                                                                                                                  grade predictions are an imperfect science.
    enthusiasm for subject matter.
                                                                                                                                                                        Students must decide which offer
Schools can choose to help students in all of the steps below or by simply completing the reference section.      A reference may include:                              to accept. They can respond in three ways to
                                                                                                                  ww information on the student’s academic              their offers:
Completing and tracking                                  Personal statement                                          achievements since the age of 16 and,              ww a firm acceptance; when students make a firm
                                                                                                                     sometimes, predicted grades                           acceptance of an unconditional offer, all other
Once all six sections are complete and the student       When writing their personal statements,                  ww comments on the student’s suitability for             applications are removed from the process
has paid the one-time application fee, it can be         students should consider the following                      university life and their chosen programmes of     ww an insurance acceptance, which acts as a
submitted to UCAS.                                       questions.                                                  study                                                 back-up (optional); students can accept two
“Nominated access”                                       ww Why are you interested in the subject?                ww mention of any achievements, skills, experiences      unconditional offers
ww It is recommended that each student                   ww What do you want to do when you graduate?                or personal qualities that are relevant            ww a refusal of the offer.
   nominates a teacher, parent or both                                                                            ww some context for the student’s predicted grades
                                                         ww How can you demonstrate your readiness
   as an alternative contact
                                                            for university?
                                                                                                                  ww mention of any personal factors that may have
ww The nominated person(s) can contact UCAS on
                                                         ww What skills, knowledge, achievements and                 influenced their academic performance as
   the student’s behalf to discuss the application
                                                            experience do you have that are relevant                 relevant to the application.
ww UCAS advisers will not discuss an application            to your chosen subjects?
   with anyone other than the student or their
                                                         ww Why are you applying to study in the UK?
   nominated contact.
                                                         ww What can you bring to university life?
Student/adviser track
ww online system offered by UCAS                         This is the only part of the
                                                         application in which the student
ww grants access to status updates of the student’s      has complete control.
   application through decisions, offers, replies and
   results stages.                                       For more information on how to help your students
                                                         write their personal statement, please visit

                                                                                                                               For more information, visit:
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               P R E - D E PA RT U R E                                                                                              T UI T ION A ND
                   CHECK LI ST                                                                                                      L I V IN G COS T S
       Here are some tips and advice for students before their study journey begins.                         Tuition fee status
                                                                                                                                                                       Country                    Annual fees     Number
                                                                                                             ww   European students can apply for a tuition                                       (£)             of years
Accommodation                                         Medical
                                                                                                                  loan to finance fees
                                                                                                             ww   European students beginning their studies in         England, Northern          £9,250          Three
Universities provide support to students to help      EU students need an EHIC health card to access
                                                                                                                  2019 have guaranteed access to current               Ireland, Wales
them find the right accommodation. Once a             free medical care in the UK. This is issued in their
student has accepted a place at university they       home country. Students can also look at taking              funding arrangements by the UK
are able to apply for university accommodation.       private medical insurance, as there are special             government                                           Scotland                   £1,820*         Four
All universities have accommodation for first         arrangements via universities.                         ww   Students apply directly to the Student Loans
year students, and non-UK students have                                                                                                                               Note: the figures above are correct at the time
                                                                                                                  Company for a tuition-fee loan.
preference in securing a place. In order to secure    Support and wellbeing                                                                                           of printing.
a place though, they need to apply on time.                                                                  Students can use the International Student
Details can be found on university webpages.                                                                 Calculator ( to
                                                      Universities have student support services to help
Services are diverse and vary. They may include       students find their feet and get the most out of       estimate what the likely cost of living will be, based    COSTS                                     10 MONTHS
airport pick-up on arrival, an orientation week,      their experience in the UK.                            on lifestyle. Here is an example:                                                                   (£)
free English-language support, careers centres to
help students find internships/jobs, financial help
                                                                                                                                                                       Self-catering accommodation               3000
and advice, mentoring, and much more. Once a
student has accepted a place at university they
are able to apply for university accommodation.                                                                                                                        Utility bills (gas, electricity, water)   600
Details can be found on university webpages.
                                                                                                                                                                       University-managed                        4000–5000

                                                                                                                                                                       Food                                      2500

                                                                                                                                                                       Clothing                                  500

                                                                                                                                                                       Books, stationary                         500

                                                                                                                                                                       Social life (incl. telephone)             1000

                                                                                                                                                                       Transport (London = £2000)                1800

             Tip                                                                                                            Note: students can only apply
                                                                                                                            for tuition fees once they have
             Universities can help students find summer                                                                     a confirmed place on a specific
             internships, which are often used by employers                                                                 degree programme.
             as a recruitment tool. This is an interesting
             way for your students to save money during                                                                     Tuition fees are paid directly to
             the summer and further their careers.                                                                          institutions on behalf of
                                                                                                                            the students.
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               W OR K IN G W HIL E                                                                                                      BREXIT
                  YOU S T UDY                                                                                                       INF OR M AT I O N
Students in the UK typically work part-time during       Many UK universities offer work placements as part              The UK Government has confirmed that there will be no change in tuition-
term time to help cover living costs and gain valuable   of their degree programmes. These are often                      fee status for current EU students at British universities or for students
work experience.                                         incorporated into students’ regular course load, and                                 whose studies begin in 2020–2021.
                                                         students will usually be paid for placements over
To work in the UK, students will need to apply for a
                                                         four weeks in duration.                                This means that EU students studying at UK
National Insurance number and ensure that they
have applied for settled status.                         Some programmes allow students to work a year in       universities will pay the same fees as ‘home’
                                                         industry as part of their degree. Students receive a   students and access tuition-fee loans for the full
Most students’ unions provide advice and support to
                                                         salary for these positions.                            duration of their course.
students who are interested in finding employment.
                                                                                                                EU students are strongly advised to apply for
From April 2019 the minimum wage in the UK is:
                                                                                                                settled status from March 2019 until June 2021,
ww age 18–20 £6.15                                                                                              enabling them to live, work and study in the UK
ww age 21–24 £7.70                                                                                              for as long as they wish.
ww age 25 and over £8.21.                                                                                       Tip: keep up to date with the latest official news
                                                                                                                on Brexit and EU students at Universities UK’s

                                                                                                                                                                            This information is correct at
                                                                                                                                                                            the time of printing
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          E QUALIT Y AND                                                                                                           IMP O RTA N T
     D I VE R S I T Y IN T HE U K                                                                                              T O OL S A ND L INK S
Religious observance at                                   Students with disabilities                                Study UK                                           National Careers Service
UK universities
                                                          British universities provide excellent support            One-stop-shop for information for international    Advice and guidance to make decisions on
The UK is a multicultural society. British universities   facilities for students who have disabilities and offer   students interested in studying in the UK.         learning, training and work.
are home to students of multiple faiths, and they         additional tailored support for students who need
support students in the observance of different           it. While all UK universities offer strong services in
religions and beliefs. The UK is officially a Christian   this area, there are variations in the level of support
                                                                                                                    UCAS                                               NARIC UK
country and observes religious holidays based on          offered to meet particular needs. Students should
the Christian calendar. However, there are                contact the disability support office on campus
celebrations and observance days for a wide range         early in the application process to ensure that the       Course search, guidance and undergraduate          National agency for the recognition and
of religions in the UK.                                   university has the resources and capabilities to          application.                                       comparison of international qualifications
                                                          meet students’ needs.                                                                                        and skills.
Many British universities have officially-designated                                                      
representatives across multiple faiths and religions      The Disability Discrimination Act 1995 prohibits                                                   
who are able to introduce students to their local         education and training providers discriminating           Unistats
community.                                                against disabled people. Universities are required to                                                        Ministry for Science, Innovation
                                                          make reasonable adjustments to serve disabled             Programme comparison tool.                         and Universities
Generally, UK universities avoid scheduling
                                                          students so they are not at a substantial
compulsory activities during religious holidays for
                                                          disadvantage.                                                                Authority in Spain for recognition of
students whose commitment to the observance of                                                                                                                         qualifications and regulated profession
their faith would otherwise cause them to miss            There is limited funding for international disabled
                                                                                                                    National Student Survey                            information.
assessment or other activities. University policies       students, but sponsors may provide additional
offer flexibility to students if the observance of a      grants to cover extra expenses a student may have                                                  
religious holiday prevents a student from attending       due to their disability.                                  This resource allows students to see how
class or completing an assignment, if agreed with a                                                                 satisfied current students are with their          Universities UK
lecturer in advance.                                      LGBTQ culture in the UK                                   universities’ provision.
                                                                                                                                     Association of universities in the UK.
                                                          UK universities are inclusive organizations and                                                    
                                                          do not discriminate on the grounds of sexual              International Student
                                                          orientation or gender identity. There are LGBTQ           Calculator Tool
                                                          communities at most UK universities. Some                                                                    Prospects UK
                                                          institutions offer support groups and host events
                                                                                                                    Official website for comparing UK higher
                                                          for their LGBTQ communities.                                                                                 Review and compare career options
                                                                                                                    education course data.
                                                                                                                                                                       and degree programmes.
                                                          There are a number of laws in the UK that prohibit
                                                          discrimination on the basis of gender identity or                                                  
                                                          sexual orientation, and universities must comply
                                                          with that law.                                            Prepare for success

                                                                                                                    Learning activities for ESL students applying to
                                                                                                                    UK universities.

                                                                                                                                 Teachers interested on a free MOOC or
                                                                                                                                 interested in training as career advisers,
                                                                                                                                 should write to
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                        UNIVERSIT Y                                                                   R ANKING UK UNIVERSITIES
                                                                                                      (Source: Times Higher Education 2019)

                         L I S T ING S                                                                 Position
                                                                                                       in the
                                                                                                                  Name of the institution           Position
                                                                                                                                                    in the
                                                                                                                                                               Name of the institution

                                                                                                       UK                                           UK

                                                                                                       1          University of Oxford              26         Newcastle University
                                       A–Z listings of universities
                                                                                                       2          University of Cambridge           27         University of Liverpool

      University rankings are a great source of information for students and can really help them      3          Imperial College London           28         Cardiff University
         decide what and where to study. UK universities consistently perform well in the world        4          UCL                               29         University of East Anglia
      rankings. Four of the top ten spots in the QS ranking 2019 go to UK universities, and the THE
                    World Rankings 2019 give the top two places to UK Universities.                    5          London School of Economics        30         University of Bath
       Take a look at the Times Higher Rankings, QS Rankings and the National Student Survey.                     and Political Science
                                                                                                                                                    31         University of Dundee
                                                                                                       6          University of Edinburgh
                                                                                                                                                    32         Queen’s University Belfast
                                                                                                       7          King’s College London
                                                                                                                                                    33         University of Reading
                                                                                                       8          University of Manchester
                                                                                                                                                    34         Brighton and Sussex Medical School
                                                                                                       9          University of Bristol
                                                                                                                                                    35         University of Essex
                                                                                                       10         University of Warwick
                                                                                                                                                    36         Royal Holloway, University of London
                                                                                                       11         University of Glasgow
                                                                                                                                                    37         St. George’s, University of London
                                                                                                       12         University of Sheffield
                                                                                                                                                    38         University of Surrey
                                                                                                       13         Durham University
                                                                                                                                                    39         Swansea University
                                                                                                       14         University of Birmingham
                                                                                                                                                    40         Anglia Ruskin University
                                 Tip                                                                   15         University of Southampton
                                                                                                                                                    41         Birkbeck, University of London
                                 Rankings tables can also be used for subject                          16         University of York
                                 searches, allowing your students to find out                                                                       42         Heriot-Watt University
                                 where a university is ranked in their area of                         17         Queen Mary University of London
                                 interest.                                                                                                          43         Aberystwyth University
                                                                                                       18         University of Exeter
                                                                                                                                                    44         Aston University
                                                                                                       19         Lancaster University
                                                                                                                                                    45         City, University of London
                                                                                                       20         University of Nottingham
                                                                                                                                                    46         University of Kent
                                                                                                       21         University of Leeds
                                                                                                                                                    47         University of Stirling
                                                                                                       22         University of Aberdeen
                                                                                                                                                    48         Bangor University
                                                                                                       23         University of Sussex
                                                                                                                                                    49         Brunel University London
                                                                                                       24         University of St. Andrews
                                                                                                                                                    50         Loughborough University
                                                                                                       25         University of Leicester
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 Anglia Ruskin University                     Buckinghamshire New University        Guildhall School of Music and Drama   Leeds Trinity University
 Essex CM1 1SQ                                High Wycombe HP11 2JZ                 Barbican EC2Y 8DT                     Leeds LS18 5HD                                              
 +44 (0)124 549 3131                          +44 (0)1494 522141                    +44 (0) 20 76 282571                  +44 (0) 113 283 7123

 Arden University                             Canterbury Christ Church University   Harper Adams University               Liverpool Hope University
 Coventry CV3 4FJ                             Canterbury CT1 1QU                    Newport TF10 8NB                      Liverpool L16 9JD                                  
 44 (0)203 005 6070                           +44 (0)1227 922 243                   +44 (0) 1952820280                    +44 (0) 151 291 3000

 Arts University Bournemouth                  City University London                Hartpury University                   Liverpool John Moores University
 Poole BH12 5HH                               London EC1V 0HB                       Gloucestar GL19 3BE                   Liverpool L3 5UX                                              
 +44 (0)1202 363 233                          +44 (0)20 7040 5060                   +44 (0) 1452 7022 44                  +44 (0) 151 231 2121

 Aston University                             Coventry University                   Imperial College London               London Metropolitan University
 Birmingham B4 7ET                            Coventry CV1 5FB                      London SW7 2AZ                        London N7 8DB                              
 +44 (0)121 204 4888                          +44 (0)24 7765 7688                   +44 (0) 20 7589 5111                  +44 (0) 20 7423 0000

 Bath Spa University                          Cranfield University                  Keele University                      London School of Economics and Political
 Bath BA2 9BN                                 Befordshire MK43 OAL                  Staffordshire ST5 5BG                 Science, The (LSE) – London WC2A 2AE                                        
 +44 (0)1225 875 777                          + 44 (0)23 475 0111                   +44 (0) 1782 734 010                  +44 (0) 20 7405 7686

 Birkbeck University of London                De Montfort University                King’s College London                 London School of Hygiene and Tropical
 London WC1E 7HX                              Leicester LE1 9BH                     London SE1 8WA                        Medicine – London WC1E 7HT                                      
 +44 (0)20 7380 3243                          +44 (0)116 2506070                    +44 (0) 20 7836 5454                  +44 (0) 20 7636 8636

 Birmingham City University                   Durham University                     Kingston University                   London South Bank University
 Birmingham B5 5JU                            Durham DH1 3LE                        Surrey KT1 1LQ                        London SE1 0AA                                 
 +44 (0)121 331 5595                          +44 (0)191 334 6328                   +44 (0) 20 3308 9932                  +44 (0) 20 7815 7815

 Bishop Grosseteste University                Edge Hill University                  Lancaster University                  Loughborough University
 Lincoln LN1 3DY                              Lancashire L39 4QP                    Lancaster LA1 4YW                     Loughborough LE11 3TU                           
 +44 (0)1522 563 859                          +44 (0)1695 657 122                   +44 (0) 1524 652 01                   +44 (0) 1509 223 522

 Bournemouth University                       Falmouth University                   Leeds Arts University                 Manchester Metropolitan University
 Bournemouth BH12 5BB                         Cornwall TR10 9FE                     West Yorkshire LS2 9AQ                Manchester M15 6BH                                 
 +44 (0)1202 961 916                          +44 (0) 1326 254 350                  +44 (0) 113 202 8000                  +44 (0) 161 247 2000

 Brunel University London                     Goldsmiths, University of London      Leeds Beckett University              Middlesex University
 Uxbridge UB8 3PH                             London SE14 SNW                       Leeds LS1 3HE                         London NW4 4BT                                       
 +44 (0)1895 265599                           +44 (0) 20 7919 7171                  +44 (0) 113 812 3113                  +44 (0) 20 8411 5555
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 Newcastle University                         Ravensbourne                                      Royal Veterinary College, The                    University College London
 Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 7RU                  London SE10 0EW                                   London NW1 0TU                                   London WC1E 6BT                                                                  
 +44 (0) 191 208 6000                         +44 (0) 30 3040 3500                              +44 (0) 20 7468 5147                             +44 (0) 20 7679 3000

 Newman University, Birmingham                Regent’s University London                        School of Oriental and African Studies           University for the Creative Arts
 Birmingham B32 3NT                           London NW1 4NS                                    (SOAS), University of London                     Farnham GU9 7DS                                                    London WC1H 0XG                        
 +44 (0) 121 476 1181                         +44 (0) 20 7487 7700                                                       +44 (0) 1252 722 441
                                                                                                +44 (0) 20 7637 2388
 Northumbria University Newcastle             Richmond, The American International                                                               University of Bath
 Newcastle upon Tyne NE 1 8ST                 University in London                              Sheffield Hallam University                      Bath BA2 7AY                        Richmond-upon-Thames TW10 6JP                     Sheffield S1 1WB                       
 +44 (0) 191 227 4646                                                                         +44 (0) 1225 388 388
                                              +44 (0) 208 332 9000                              +44 (0) 114 225 5555
 Norwich University of the Arts                                                                                                                  University of Bedfordshire
 Norwich NR2 4SN                              Royal Academy of Music, University of London      Solent University                                Luton LU1 3JU                                London NW1 5HT                                    Southampton SO14 0YN                   
 +44 (0) 1603 310 561                                                                           +44 (0) 300 3300 073
                                              +44 (0) 20 7873 7373                              +44 (0) 23 8201 5066
 Nottingham Trent University                                                                                                                     University of Birmingham
 Nottingham NG1 4BU                           Rose Bruford College of Theatre and Performance   St George’s, University of London                Birmingham B15 2TT                                Kent DA 15 9DF                                    London SW7 0RE                         
 +44 (0) 115 941 8418                                                                         +44 (0) 121 414 3344
                                              +44 (0) 20 8308 2600                              +44 (0) 20 8672 99 44
 Open University, The                                                                                                                            University of Bolton
 Milton Keynes MK7 6BJ                        Royal Central School of Speech and Drama          St Mary’s University, Twickenham                 Bolton BL3 5AB                               (The), University of London                       London TW1 4SX                         
 +44 (0) 300 303 5303                         London NW3 3HY                                                          +44 (0) 1204 900 600
                                                                        +44 (0) 20 8240 4027
 Oxford Brookes University                    +44 (0) 20 7722 8183                                                                               University of Bradford
 Oxford OX3 0BP                                                                                 Staffordshire University                         Bradford BD7 1DP                            Royal College of Art                              Staffordshire ST4 2DE                  
 +44 (0) 1865 741 111                         Kensington, London SW7 2EU                                               +44 (0) 1274 232 323
                                                                         + 44 (0) 1782 294 000
 Plymouth Marjon University                   +44 (0) 20 7590 4444                                                                               University of Brighton
 Devon PL6 8BH                                                                                  Teesside University                              Brighton BN2 4AT                             Royal College of Music                            Middlebrough TS1 3BX                   
 +44 (0) 1752 636 890                         London SW7 2BS                                                         +44 (0) 1273 600 900
                                                                         +44 (0) 1642 218 121
 Plymouth University                          +44 (0) 20 7591 4300                                                                               University of Bristol
 Plymouth PL4 8AA                                                                               Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance   Bristol BS8 1QU                           Royal Holloway, University of London              London SE10 9JF                        
 +44 (0) 1752 585 858                         Surrey TW20 0EX                                                    +44 (0) 117 928 9000
                                                               +44 (0) 20 8305 4444
 Queen Mary, University of London             +44 (0) 1784 434 455                                                                               University of Buckingham
 London E1 4NS                                                                                  University College Birmingham                    Buckingham MK18 1EG                               Royal Northern College of Music                   Birmingham B3 1JB                      
 +44 (0) 20 7882 5555                         Manchester M13 9RD                                                          +44 (0) 1280 820 313
                                                                        +44 (0) 121 604 1000
                                              +44 (0) 161 907 5200
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ENGLAND                                                                       ENGLAND
 University of Cambridge                      University of Gloucestershire   University of Liverpool          University of Sheffield
 Cambridge CB2 1TT                            Cheltenham GL50 2RH             Liverpool L69 7ZX                Sheffield S10 2TN                                        
 +44 (0) 1223 760 606                         +44 (0) 1242 714 700            +44 (0) 151 794 5927             +44 (0) 114 222 2000

 University of Central Lancashire             University of Greenwich         University of London             University of Southampton
 Preston PR1 2HE                              London SE10 9LS                 London WC1E 7HU                  Southampton SO17 1BT                                    
 +44 (0) 1772 201 201                         +44 (0) 20 8331 8136            +44 (0) 20 7862 8000             +44 (0) 238 059 5000

 University of Chester                        University of Hertfordshire     University of Manchester         University of Suffolk
 Chester CH1 4BJ                              Hatfield AL10 9AB               Manchester M13 9PL               Ipswich IP4 IQJ                            
 +44 (0) 1244 511 000                         +44 (0) 1707 284 000            +44 (0) 161 275 2077             +44 (0) 1473 338 833

 University of Chichester                     University of Huddersfield      University of Northampton, The   University of Sunderland
 Chinchester PO19 6PE                         Huddersfield HD1 3DH            Northampton NN2 7AL              Sunderland SR1 3SD                                 
 +44 (0) 1243 816 000                         +44 (0) 1484 422 288            +44 (0) 300 303 2772             +44 (0) 191 515 2000

 University of Cumbria                        University of Hull              University of Nottingham         University of Surrey
 Carlisle CA1 2HH                             Hull HU6 7RX                    Nottingham NG7 2RD               Guildford GU2 7XH                             
 +44 (0) 330 920 9917                         +44 (0) 1482 346 311            +44 (0) 115 951 5151             +44 (0) 1483 682 222

 University of Derby                          University of Kent              University of Oxford             University of Sussex
 Derby DE22 1GB                               Kent CT2 7NZ                    Oxford OX1 2JD                   Brighton BN1 9BL                                       
 +44 (0) 1332 591 167                         +44 (0) 1227 764 000            +44 (0) 1865 288 000             +44 (0) 1273 606 755

 University of East Anglia                    University of Law, The          University of Portsmouth         University of the Arts, London
 Norwich NR4 7TJ                              UK-wide                         Portsmouth PO1 2UP               London WC1V 7EY                                  
 +44 (0) 1603 591 515                         +44 (0) 1483 216 000            +44 (0) 239 284 8484             +44 (0) 207 514 6000

 University of East London                    University of Leeds             University of Reading            University of the West of England, Bristol
 London E16 2RD                               Leeds LS2 9JT                   Reading RG6 6AH                  Bristol BS16 1QY                                   
 +44 (0) 20 8223 3000                         +44 (0) 113 343 2336            +44 (0) 118 987 5123             +44 (0) 117 965 6261

 University of Essex                          University of Leicester         University of Roehampton         University of Warwick
 Colchester CO4 3SQ                           Leicester LE1 7RH               London SW15 5PJ                  Coventry CV4 8UW                                     
 +44 (0) 1306 87 3666                         +44 (0) 116 252 2296            +44 (0) 208 392 3192             +44 (0) 24 7652 3723

 University of Exeter                         University of Lincoln           University of Salford            University of West London
 Exeter EX4 4QE                               Lincolnshire LN6 7TS            Salford M5 4WT                   London W5 5RF                              
 +44 (0) 1392 723 044                         +44 (0) 1522 886 664            +44 (0) 161 295 4545             +44 (0) 20 8231 2468
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