Brunel University London, founded in 1966, is a leading technology university renowned for its education and research, and its spirit of innovation and entrepreneurship. Based on a single, leafy campus in west London it provides outstanding sports facilities, easy access to central London, and a friendly, vibrant and strikingly international community.

Town Centre
Town Centre

In or close to the centre of a town


The university (including student accommodation, teaching, and leisure facilities) is located on one site

Full Service
Full Service

Offers degrees in a wide range of subjects

UCAS Code: B84

Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF)

TEF Silver is awarded to institutions that deliver high-quality teaching, learning and outcomes for their students, and consistently exceed "rigorous national quality requirements" for higher education in the UK. Find out more about TEF.

Student Statistics

Student population


Level of study

  • Undergraduate 76%
  • Postgraduate 24%

Mode of study

  • Full Time 92%
  • Part Time 8%

Where students come from

  • UK 74%
  • EU 6%
  • Other 20%

Student gender

  • Male 54%
  • Female 46%

Undergraduate Open Days

Open days allow you to experience the university first hand, and help you decide if it's the right place for you​.

Student Services and Facilities

Libraries and Information Services

  • The library is open 24/7 during term-time with an extensive collection of books, journals and audio-visual materials, online databases, over 600,000 e-books and over 100,000 e-journals. 
  • LibSmart is a dedicated study skills support package, including workshops, drop-ins, one-to-one support and online guides. Subject liaison librarians help students access and use relevant resources.

Student jobs

  • If students want to earn money or gain valuable work experience while they study, the Job Shop will help them find part-time opportunities on and off campus.
  • Jobs on campus offer flexible hours, with roles connected to courses and in project management, customer service and administration. Students could also consider applying to be one of the university's student ambassadors.
  • Please refer to the university website for details. 

Careers advice

  • The Professional Development Centre (PDC) works with students to develop their professional skills, find a placement or part-time job, set up a new business or get ready for further study in the UK or abroad. Services are available until two years after graduation.
  • Specialist careers consultants help students develop a great CV, practise their interview and assessment centre techniques and coach them on career options through self-assessment tools, meetings and workshops.
  • 15-minute Quick Query sessions are a great way to get some quick guidance; longer meetings can be booked for students to discuss career paths in more depth.
  • The university has links with over 1,500 companies across the sectors, inviting them to campus recruitment fairs and other events to meet students and explain what they do.
  • The Innovation Hub supports students to develop business ideas, with input from successful entrepreneurs and business mentors keen to support the next generation of entrepreneurs. Students receive personalised coaching or mentoring and the chance to win funding for their business through the university's Venture Competition.

Health services

  • The Medical Centre on campus offers a variety of services to students living on campus or within a two-mile radius of the university. There is also a pharmacy on campus.

Counselling and Mental Health Support

  • Counselling for emotional and personal support is free to all Brunel students, with appointments available all year.
  • The counselling team is professionally qualified and works in accordance with the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy.
  • The university also runs workshop sessions that are popular with students.

Disability support

  • The Disability and Dyslexia Service offers advice and support to disabled students, including those with dyslexia and other specific learning differences, mental health conditions, Asperger syndrome, mobility and sensory impairments and unseen disabilities such as epilepsy, diabetes, arthritis and sickle cell anaemia.
  • Support may include helping students get the specialist equipment they need to make the most of their studies, help applying for Disabled Students' Allowances (DSA), study skills tutors and mentors, exam adjustments, extended library loans or adjustments to on-campus accommodation. DSA requires that students pay the first £200 towards the cost of a computer, however Brunel will pay this cost for all enrolled students
  • The university's assistive technology centre provides software and hardware to support disabled students, with a loan scheme of key equipment such as digital recorders and assistive listening devices.

Students' Union

  • The Union of Brunel Students is at the heart of campus life. There are over 100 societies to get involved in, and 50 sports activities to try – from American football to rock climbing. Sports clubs are free to use for all students once they join Team Brunel, which is run by the Students' Union.
  • The union's Advice and Representation Centre (ARC) provides free and confidential advice on everything from money and debt to housing and academic issues. The ARC gathers information to help the union drive social change at Brunel and within the higher education sector.
  • From the campus bar, Loco's, to the Academy nightclub, there's something for everyone. The union also hosts evening entertainment from bingo to karaoke to open mic nights.


  • Brunel College was awarded a Royal Charter in June 1966, allowing it to become Brunel University.
  • After much growth and development, Brunel University became Brunel University London in 2014, formed of three academic colleges and three research institutes.
  • In 2016 the university celebrated 50 years of innovation in teaching and world-class research.

Fascinating Fact

  • Former Brunel student, Jo Brand, is the ambassador for the university's Centre for Comedy Studies Research.

Notable Alumni and Famous Faces

  • Jo Brand – comedian and ambassador for Brunel's Centre for Comedy Studies Research.
  • Hannah Critchlow – editor and presenter of The Naked Scientists radio shows/podcasts.
  • James Gill – global head of RDD PMO & Optimisation at Dyson.
  • Ashley Bryant – Decathlon silver medallist at the 2014 Commonwealth Games.
  • Soleiga Pakstaite – winner of the UK James Dyson Award 2014, Shell LiveWIRE award and the Mayor of London's Low Carbon Entrepreneur Award for Bump Mark bioreactive packaging.
  • Kate Richardson-Walsh – Olympic gold medallist and captain of the Women's Hockey Team at Rio 2016.
  • Tom Stallard – McLaren Group race engineer and Olympic silver medallist in rowing in 2012.
  • Ray BLK – crowned winner of the BBC Music Sound of 2017.
  • Archie Panjabi – Emmy award-winning actress in productions including East is East, Bend it like Beckham and The Good Wife.
  • Tom Aggar – the first Paralympic champion in the arms-and-shoulders-only single skull in the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games. He went on to win bronze at Rio 2016.


Brunel University London, Uxbridge, Middlesex, UB8 3PH