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Basic info about British universities

Today we’re sharing some basic information about British universities, collected by contributor Philip Rogerson and published for you here by the UniBox team, on behalf of the University of East Anglia.

This is an extremely useful resource that brings together student population figures for UK universities from the Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA) with historical and geographical information about unis’ campuses and colleges, so you can get a flavour of their size and composition.

When looking at this downloadable resource, you should note that each university has its own style and atmosphere, to which various factors contribute, including:

  • Location (or locations, in some multi-site universities)
  • Size
  • Courses offered (their range & type)
  • Facilities (academic, accommodation & recreational)
  • Teaching methods
  • The people currently teaching & studying there

The following resource is designed to highlight some basic features of British universities.  Although Philip (the curator of this resource) has divided the universities into groups by date of foundation and country, it is important to stress that there are significant differences in style and atmosphere between individual institutions within the same group.

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In order to get the most out of a university visit, it is advisable that your students:

  • Visit during the university’s term – but note the school’s policy on this
  • Speak with current students – as they have the most up to date information
  • Ask questions about the facilities and courses – as they are, at the moment.

Dear Headteacher


Posted by Dear Headteacher on Tue, 14 Feb 2017

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UniBox's 'Dear Headteacher' series brings together a complete set of guidance articles created by the Director of Higher Education and Careers at Sherborne School, Philip Rogerson, based on his 20 years' experience of helping pupils get the university places they deserve. 'Dear Headteacher' is part call to arms, part hard-headed advice and all good practice. We hope that schools across the UK get some hugely valuable insights out of this 2-week series, especially in terms of supportive advice.

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