As part of the Russell Group, Newcastle University ranks among the world’s top 150 universities in 2018. The city of Newcastle itself has often been ranked as students’ favorite UK city to study in. Most notable degrees at the university include Engineering and Urban Planning, to name a few. It’s Architecture program is accredited by the Royal Institute of British Architects. The university also offers a great way to experience different cultures in one city where everyone feels involved. Current students enjoy Newcastle for five main reasons: affordable city, legendary nightlife, city-center campus, fun and friendly atmosphere, and easy transportation within the city (everything is in walking distance!).

Named after the 17th century businessman and philanthropist, Robert Gordon University (RGU) aims to provide accessible education and enhanced opportunities to everyone across society. Today, this Scottish institution offers a wide range of courses across its 11 schools including online degrees as well as traditional taught courses in diverse subjects as Design, Management, Biomedical sciences, Architecture, and Engineering. In fact, it ranks 1st in the UK for food sciences and graduate prospects in pharmacy and pharmacology (The Times Good University Guide, 2018) and 1st for teaching quality in Architecture (The Times Good University Guide, 2018). Additionally, most of RGU’s undergraduate and graduate courses, such as the RIBA and ARB accredited Master of Architecture, carry professional accreditation from various bodies and combine theory with practical applications offering students a competitive edge in the job market.

With its close proximity to Newcastle, the University of Sunderland is a respected UK institution that combines academic excellence with student support. The university offers rich education and facilities placing it among the best UK universities for student experience (Times Higher Education, 2005). It is a research active university with 10 of its subjects classed among the world’s leading including Pharmacy, Engineering, Business, Media, History, and Social work. The University of Sunderland’s leading research and collaborations with private and public sectors contribute to its high graduate employment rate reaching 95.8%.

Sheffield Hallam University is a modern University offering an affordable education in a vibrant city. It is one of the top 5 modern Universities in the UK for research (Research Excellence Framework 2014) with an international reputation in areas as art and design, sports science, biomedicine, and engineering. The university is affiliated with over 1000 organizations almost guaranteeing a right placement in the working field. With its up-to-date facilities and student employment services, Sheffield Hallam provides a student-centered environment distinguished for its modernity and research excellence.

Described as a “University for skills”, Middlesex University of London is a modern University acquiring the title in 1992. Its practice-based learning experience provides the students with unique skills upon graduation. Today Middlesex University of London has launched campuses in Malta, the Mauritius and the United Arab Emirates allowing students from all over the world to enroll in any of the campuses. Middlesex University of London offers a wide range of subjects going from Arts and Design, Architecture and Construction, Performing and Visual Arts and well as Sports and Exercise Science and Rehabilitation, Social Sciences and Psychology. In terms of more professionally accredited courses, Middlesex University of London also caters for potential pilots with its range of professional aviation practice.

As part of the University of London, Goldsmiths University is best known for its arts and social science programs. The university offers a wide array of courses, many of which are ranked in the world’s elite subject areas including Anthropology, Art and Design, Communication & Media Studies, English Literature, History, Performing Arts, Psychology, and Sociology. The programs come with a creative twist meant to challenge and build on traditional academic approaches. With its 3rd place rank in effective teaching among UK universities (Guardian League Tables 2017), Goldsmiths University provides a stimulating and student-centered environment distinguished for its nurturing community and innovative programs.