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!).
The University of St Andrews is a world leader in education with high rankings in global league tables placing it 3rd in the UK and within the top 100 world universities. It is most renowned for its Science, Management, and Humanities subjects, all of which rank 1st in the UK (Guardian University Guide, 2018). The university is one of the few providing an International Medicine foundation allowing students to pursue a degree in Medicine. In addition to its world-class reputation, St Andrews offers various students activities including over 50 sports clubs and 140 student societies, providing a rich student experience.