Brunel University London
- Undergraduate Students
- Postgraduate Students
- International Students
- 4.06 / 5.00
- 2.67 / 4.00
- 0.85 / 1.00
- 70.6 / 100.0
- 73.4 / 100.0
- 88.6 / 100.0
Brunel University London was founded in 1966 as a new kind of university dedicated to teaching and research relevant to industry and society. The university is set on a single campus in Uxbridge, west London with everything students require on campus or a short walk away, and London a 45-minutes ride on the underground. The university welcomes students from more than 110 countries, creating a diverse, international community.
- Entry requirements vary dependent on course. The university recognises a range of UK and overseas qualifications and provides flexibility in all entry requirements, with applicants being considered on an individual basis.
- For entry to all undergraduate courses, Brunel University looks for a minimum of Level 3 standard qualifications, i.e. A levels, International Baccalaureate, BTEC or international equivalent.
- Please refer to the university website for details of specific course entry requirements and the university admissions policy.
Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF)
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- Many courses feature guest speaker events and the opportunity to work on real-world projects.
- Courses are built around self-contained modules and study blocks comprising both core (compulsory) and optional topics. This means that, for most courses, students can tailor the content to suit their interests as they progress.
- Some courses can also be studied part-time or with January start dates.
- The university offers some opportunities to study or work abroad.
- One of Brunel’s distinctive features is the inclusion of work experience; the university encourages all students to take some form of work experience during their course. Many courses offer a 1-year block of work experience (a thick-sandwich course) or in some cases 2 six-month periods (a thin-sandwich course).
- The university offers an integrated foundation year on the Engineering, and the Computing and Mathematics courses.
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, 1-to-1 support and online guides. Subject liaison librarians help students access and use relevant resources.
- IT facilities include 500 PCs in a range of environments such as group study rooms and silent study areas, with free Wi-Fi across campus. Students are given an email account that they can keep after graduation, and have access to the university’s virtual learning environment, and filestore, where they can keep work securely. The Brunel intranet provides news, information and access to student support.
- Study skills support is available via the Academic Skills service (ASK), while the Headstart programme helps students make the transition to studying in higher education. The Brunel Language Centre provides classes for international students in academic writing, including technical reports, critiques, proposals and dissertations.
- Students also have access to Brunel Arts, including weekly classes, events or productions – from pottery painting, to singing in a choir, or on-campus theatre performances.
- Brunel’s campus and facilities are some of the best in the UK for disabled students. For full details of the services, please refer to the university website.
- The Disability and Dyslexia Service offers advice and support to disabled students, including those with dyslexia and other specific learning difficulties, mental health conditions, Asperger syndrome, mobility and sensory impairments and unseen disabilities such as epilepsy, diabetes, arthritis and sickle cell anaemia.
- The university’s Disability Advisers provide support such as helping students get the specialist equipment they need to make the most of their studies, provide help with applying for Disabled Students’ Allowances, organise equipment loans, 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 and runs 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.
- 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 with everything from chat shows to comedy features, and VideoBrunel provides students with videos about all aspects of Brunel life.
Availability of Part-Time Work
- 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.
- 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, with services available until 2 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; alternatively 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 and invites 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.
Level of study
- Undergraduate 70%
- Postgraduate 30%
Mode of study
- Full Time 91%
- Part Time 9%
Where students come from
- UK 68%
- EU 6%
- Other 26%
- Male 54%
- Female 46%
- 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 3 academic Colleges and 3 Research Institutes. In 2016 the university celebrated 50 years of innovation in teaching and world-class research.
- The university's mission is to combine academic rigour with the practical, entrepreneurial and imaginative approach pioneered by its namesake, Isambard Kingdom Brunel.
- 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 for Jenson Button 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.
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