About Brunel University
Brunel University offers 14 reasons to choose Brunel as your first choice University:
1. High graduate employment
One of the main reasons for taking a degree is to secure the job you want. Brunel graduates have consistently enjoyed high employability and higher than average graduate starting salaries. The Spotlight on Engineering and Design newsletters and the course web pages include a number of articles from recent graduates now enjoying employment in their chosen fields. Please view all seven issues of the School’s newsletters on line at: http://www.brunel.ac.uk/sed
These newsletters are very informative on events that are occurring in the School and include articles describing recent students and staff achievements. The articles from our graduates may be viewed on the course pages at: http://www.brunel.ac.uk/sed/undergraduate-study
2. An award-winning Placement and Careers Centre
Brunel University’s Placement and Careers Centre (PCC) were named winners for the third year running at the National Placement and Internship Awards on Wednesday 18 January 2012.
The PCC picked up the award for Best University Placement/Careers Service, which celebrates the contributions made by Careers Services in helping students make the most of their work experience opportunities. Oliver Sidwell, co-founder of Rate My Placement, the organisation which created the awards, praised the PCC’s dedication to students’ needs: “Alongside a university-wide commitment to improving employability, this one-stop-shop goes beyond the call of duty to develop innovative and forward-thinking ways to engage students and recruiters alike. Focusing on engaging students early through the publication of an employability guide, placement peer monitoring schemes and an effective use of social media and technology, the judges were amazed by the quantity of initiatives developed by this department.”
3. Scholarships and Bursaries
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4. Rankings :
Top London University established in last 50 years
Brunel University has been ranked top in London, 6th in the UK and 35th in the world in a new world ranking of the top 100 universities founded in the last 50 years.
The first ever Times Higher Education (THE) “Top 100 Under 50” ranked the world’s newer universities by their performance across 13 indicators and five performance categories, including research, citations, teaching, international outlook and industry income.
Brunel performed particularly well with regard to its international outlook, reaching 6th in the world, 3rd in Europe and 2nd in the UK. This performance category measures the international outlook of staff, students and research with Brunel scoring 90 out of a possible 100 points.
4th in England for Education (The Complete University Guide 2016)
6th in the UK for Engineering (US News and World Report Global Rankings 2016)
13th in the UK for Marketing (The Complete University Guide 2016)
Brunel design rankings 3rd place the UK (Complete University Guide 2017)
- Brunel design students value state-of-the-art facilities and interactive teaching style (Complete University Guide 2017)
- Brunel design graduates are highly valued by companies across the world (Complete University Guide 2017)
- Brunel is now 2nd in London for Design courses: http://www.usnews.com/education/best-global-universities/search?region=&country=united-kingdom&subject=engineering&name
School enjoys high UK league tables standing and student satisfaction
Brunel Engineering and Design courses feature high in UK league tables. In The Guardian University Guide 2013 Design featured 2nd in the “Art and Design” category. Student satisfaction is in the top quartile on all Subject Areas.
Teaching and facilities
The teaching and facilities in the School were rated excellent in the last independent assessment.
Research Assessment Exercise rating
Every 5 years the Government assesses the research provision of each university. In the current Research Assessment Exercise, 95% of academics in the School achieved international standard, with 100% achieving this level in General Engineering. General Engineering at Brunel is ranked 5th in the country and Mechanical Engineering is ranked 8th in the country by Research Power. Thus academics in the School are conducting research, which is nationally and internationally recognised. Choosing Brunel would mean that you would be taught by doctors and professors that are writing the textbooks that other Universities with a lower research rating might be using as support material in their lectures. This strong research provision means that many of the programmes we are providing are being informed by cutting edge research enhancing the curriculum being taught.
5. Professionals Accreditation
Many undergraduate courses are accredited with UK professional organisations including the IMechE, the IET and the Institute of Engineering Designers. This is your ticket to chartered engineering status.
6. Flexible modes of study
The University both full-time and thick sandwich courses, where students on the latter mode of study spend a year in industry.
7. On campus accommodation for all freshers
All freshers that apply in the main admissions phase and have a confirmed offer in August will be allocated on campus accommodation automatically.
8. A happy place to study
A University education should not only be your own personal vehicle to career success, but a happy time where you meet and make lifelong friends. I have as part of my job been in touch over the last year with many graduates and alumni and have always found that they view their time at Brunel with fondness and affection. Indeed, one graduate from China recently e-mailed saying her Brunel experience marked “the happiest time of her life”. The many articles in the newsletters mentioned above also reflect the happiness that students have experienced whilst studying at Brunel.
9. Broadening experience
Given the principal aim of a University education is to get a good job, there are many more benefits in going to University. Extracurricular activities are highly important as a means of relaxation. At Brunel you can enjoy almost any sport that you can imagine. Indeed have been proud to be the host University to many world-class athletics and sportsmen and women in the last 5 years. Last year the university hosted the South Korean team in the Olympics. And Husain Bold, a gold medal winner praised Brunel’s sporting facilities. In respect to sports, the university have invested millions on sporting facilities including a fitness centre and Olympic indoor running tracks, facilities that helped London secure the 2012 Olympic games. Last year the university were proud to host the South Korean team who trained at Brunel while participating in the Olympics. The Sunday Times rated Brunel University as having the best sporting facilities of all London Universities. Please view the following website for more information on Brunel Sports : http://www.brunel.ac.uk/life/sport. But there is much more at Brunel than just sports. You might join one of the many debating societies, learn to paint, learn a foreign language, join the thriving Brunel student amateur drama group, learn to dance modern or Latino, or play a musical instrument.
10. A safe place to study
Brunel University is an integrated campus where you can study, eat in the many restaurants, play sports, relax in the student union and finally rest, all within 7 minutes walk. Many universities cannot offer this integrated and safe campus atmosphere.
Brunel is excellently situated. Brunel is 17 miles to the west of Central London and enjoys easy access to the city centre (1 hour on the underground Metropolitan line from the nearest town Uxbridge). The University is close to the London Heathrow Airport (20 minutes by car) and has close motorway links to the rest of the UK (within 15 minutes you have access to the M25, the M40 and the M4.) where you might travel to all parts of the UK. At Brunel you have the best of all possible worlds.
New for 2014, we present an animated campus tour of Brunel University. This fun video shows an animated video of Brunel campus to emphasise how students are never more than 10 minutes away from all the fantastic campus facilities. We hope you enjoy watching our
12. Excellent facilities including a Flight Simulator
Brunel University has an excellent and well-equipped engineering and digital media labs, and for those that have chosen aerospace / aviation or aeronautics courses, you will have access during your studies to test your designs and ideas on a state of the art Merlin flight simulator. The simulator has a unique vertical take-off and landing facility which is a prototype in the UK. Few Universities can boast they have a new simulator especially the prototype you will enjoy working on throughout your degree at Brunel.
13. A truly supportive global community
Brunel University is proud that we have students from over 115 overseas countries. Whilst studying at Brunel you can meet students from many different cultures and countries. Also, have a dedicated Graduate School with excellent facilities for exclusive use of our many postgraduate students.
Brunel Moot Court Refurbished for 2014
Proud of its heritage in developing the debating and mooting skills of its students, Brunel Law School has recently redeveloped it’s Moot Court to provide a more apposite learning experience for its undergraduate and postgraduate students.
The Moot Court has a new Judges Bench, seating for counsel and court clerks, a gallery for other participants, a deliberation room for Judges, seats 50 people in a session and is fitted with audio visual equipment.
The new facilities will be used by the Brunel’s Debating Society and Mooting Society, and to help hone students skills in this important aspect of Law training. Brunel Law School is one of a select few Schools in the UK with such a prestigious facility.