Twelve top UK universities have so far confirmed their place at StudyWorld in London this September. They are keen to meet buyers from all over the world, and in particular members of our special delegations.
All the universities attending got Teaching Excellence Framework awards earlier this year. This is a new UK scheme which looks at the quality of teaching, gives gold, silver or bronze awards, and is designed to help students find a good place to study.
Also attending are specialist organisations which work closely with UK universities to help prepare international students and place them on the most suitable course.
- Aston University, founded in Birmingham in 1895, won a gold award in the new Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) and works with national and global employers to improve skills students need to build their careers.
- Kingston University in London offers courses accredited by Professional bodies including ACCA [Association of Chartered Certified Accountants], CIPD [Chartered Institute for Personnel and Development] and RIBA [Royal Institute of British Architects], as well as a Dual Master’s with Boston University (US). 3500 of its 20,000 students are from 150 countries. It has a bronze TEF award.
- Leeds Beckett University has been teaching for more than 200 years; has more than 28,000 students in Yorkshire and around the world; and offers courses beginning in January and September. It has a silver TEF award.
- Manchester Metropolitan University was founded in 1824. 3000 of its 36,000 students are international, from 120 countries. The university has invested some £350 million to create a world-class learning environment. It has a Silver TEF award.
- Queen Mary University of London is a large, multi-Faculty university spread over 5 campuses in East and Central London. International students make up nearly half of its 23,000 student It has a silver TEF award.
- Sheffield Hallam University has a silver TEF award. It is one of the largest universities with more than 4000 of its 35,000 students coming from around 120 countries.
- The University of the Arts London is in the top six global universities for art and design. It is made up of six renowned colleges (Camberwell College of Art, Chelsea College of Art, Central Saint Martins, London College of Communication, London College of Fashion and Wimbledon College of Art). It offers courses in art, design, communication and fashion plus English Language courses. It has a silver TEF award.
- University of Birmingham has over 6,500 international students from more than 150 countries. The university was founded in 1900 and is consistently listed as a top 20 university in the UK league tables. It has a Gold TEF award.
- The University of Kent is known as the UK’s European University: over a quarter of its 20,000 students are international, drawn from more than 140 countries. It has a gold TEF award.
- The University of Leeds language centre has more than 35 years’ experience of teaching English for both general and academic purposes to international students, and its campus is a short walk from the city centre. It has a gold TEF award.
- University of Salford Manchester is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year. It has a bronze TEF award.
- The University of Sheffield, ELTC offers a wide range of English language courses and services. Pre-sessional courses range from 4 weeks to a full year, and other programmes are available for visiting, Erasmus, and Study abroad students. Business and Professional English courses can also be customised. It has a silver TEF award.
Representatives from INTO University Partnerships and NCUK are also attending StudyWorld. Both organisations work closely with UK universities to help international students access a huge range of degree courses, whether through foundation courses for international students, English for Academic Purposes or qualifications.
Join us this September to meet UK universities and representatives from across the UK education sector.