Brunel University London was founded in 1966 as a new kind of university dedicated to teaching and research relevant to industry and society. Set on a single campus in Uxbridge, west London, everything students need is on campus or a short walk away, and London is just 40-minutes' on the underground. The university welcomes over 13,000 students from more than 110 countries, creating a lively and strikingly international community.


In or close to the centre of a town


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

UCAS Code: B84

Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF)

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Student Statistics

Student population


Level of study

  • Undergraduate 75%
  • Postgraduate 25%

Mode of study

  • Full Time 91%
  • Part Time 9%

Where students come from

  • UK 73%
  • EU 6%
  • Other 21%

Student gender

  • Male 55%
  • Female 45%

Student Services and Facilities


  • 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.

Counselling services

  • 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 with applying for Disabled Students' Allowances, study skills tutors and mentors, exam adjustments, extended library loans or adjustments to on-campus accommodation.
  • 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.
  • Disabled Students’ Allowances (DSA) is open to Home students with any disability. Currently under the DSA, students are now liable for the first £200 towards the cost of a computer. However, Brunel will pay this cost for all enrolled students.

Students' Union

  • The Union of Brunel Students is at the heart of Brunel campus life. It has over 50 sports clubs, some competing nationally while others are just for fun. There are also over 100 societies, from cultural and faith to hobbies, so students are sure to find a group of new friends who share their interests.
  • 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.
  • The Union has a range of student media: Le Nurb (that’s Brunel backwards!) is the student newspaper, RadioBrunel is the radio station, broadcasting everything from chat shows to comedy features, and VideoBrunel provides students with videos about all aspects of Brunel life.


  • 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 Naked Scientists radio shows/podcasts, named as one of pop 100 scientists in the UK in 2013.
  • James Gill – Global Head of RDD PMO & Optimisation at Dyson.
  • Ashley Bryant – Silver medallist at 2014 Commonwealth Games in the Decathlon.
  • 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, 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 (ASM1x) in the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games. He went on to win bronze at Rio 2016.


Brunel University London, , Uxbridge, , Middlesex , UB8 3PH