Bath Spa University College
Newton Park, Bath BA2 9BN
Telephone: 01225 875875 Website: http://www.bathspa.ac.uk
Fax: 01225 875444 E-mail: www.bathspa.ac.uk
Applications: UCAS Students: Total full-time 2960. Male/female ratio 2:3. First degree students 2473 (98 from
overseas; 799 mature on entry). Postgraduates 1472.
Staff: 133 full-time, 26 part-time. Student enquiries: Prospectus Officer.
Broad study areas: Art & design, education, applied and environmental sciences, humanities, music, social
sciences. Accommodation: Most first years housed.
In brief: University college, awarding its own degrees. Location: Bath, West of England. UCAS points on entry:
Background: Founded: 1983 from Bath College of Higher Education and Bath Academy of Art. Site: Newton
Park (4 miles from city centre) and Sion Hill (1 1/2 miles from centre). Access: Rail, road (M4/A4), local buses.
Academic features: Most courses part of a flexible modular scheme (except fine arts, graphic design, and
ceramics). Awarding body: Bath Spa University College. Main undergraduate awards: BA, BSc. Length of
courses: 3 years; 4 years for BA/BSc education with PGCE. Library & information services: Library at each site;
170,000 volumes, 5000 AV resources in total, 600 periodicals, 260 study places; slide library. Annual
expenditure on information provision, £55 per (FTE) student. IT and library services converged. 200 points with
access to library and internet (ratio 1:15 workstations to students). IT facilities open average 10 hours/day;
support from ICT technicians and telephone help. Introductory talk and self-guided tour of library and
information services; IT skills courses within curriculum and on voluntary basis. Study abroad:
Erasmus/Socrates programme; links with over 20 European institutions. Careers: Information, advice and
placement service. Student support: Welfare and accommodation officers.
The University of Bath
Claverton Down, Bath BA2 7AY
Telephone: 01225 323019 Website: http://www.bath.ac.uk
Fax: 01225 826366 E-mail: www.bath.ac.uk
Applications: UCAS Students: Total full-time 6808. Male/female ratio 4:3. First degree students 5641 (357
from overseas; 662 mature on entry). Postgraduates 1167 (+2193 part-time).
Staff: 442 full-time, Student enquiries: Admissions Office.
Broad study areas: Engineering, science, languages, architecture, management, social sciences, pharmacy.
Accommodation: All first years housed.
In brief: World-class research-led university. Location: Bath, West of England. UCAS points on entry: 25.
Background: Founded: 1894, as Merchant Venturers' Technical College; full university status 1966. Site:
Campus 1 mile from Bath city centre. Access: Local buses. Academic features: Most students are on sandwich
degrees; possible to include a language in most courses. Awarding body: Bath University. Main undergraduate
awards: BA, BSc, BEng, MEng, MArch, MPharm. Length of courses: 3 years; 4 years (sandwich, MPharm,
MEng); 5 years (MEng sandwich). Library & information services: 450,000 volumes, 2200 periodicals, 1000
study places, 18,000 course books on short loan. Annual expenditure on information provision, £143 per (FTE)
student. IT and library services separate, both open 24 hours/day. Ratio 1:6 workstations to students, all PCs
have access to library and internet. IT support by e-mail, telephone, or walk-in help desk. IT skills courses
outside teaching hours. Study abroad: 10% spend time abroad. Erasmus links with large number of European
universities/colleges in many subjects. Student support: Dean of Students, counsellor, doctors, psychiatrist,
chaplain, dentist, learning support manager. Special categories: Some accommodation for disabled students;
nursery (£15 per day). Amenities: Bookshop, banks, general shop (SU), chaplaincy, supermarket, travel agency,
post office, newsagent and hairdresser. Sporting facilities: Indoor and outdoor tennis courts, sports hall, 2
swimming pools (1 Olympic), running track, astro-turf floodlit pitches.
Poole, Dorset BH12 5BB
Telephone: 01202 524111 Website: http://www.bournemouth.ac.uk
Fax: 01202 595287 E-mail: www.bournemouth.ac.uk
Applications: UCAS Students: Total full-time 8556. Male/female ratio 1:1. First degree students 7714.
Staff: 355. Student enquiries: Education Liaison Co-ordinator; Course Administrators.
Broad study areas: Marketing, advertising & public relations; product design & manufacture; applied
computing & electronics; conservation sciences; finance & law; business, tourism, catering; health & community
studies; management systems; media production. Accommodation: All first years housed who apply.
In brief: A 1990s university. Location: Central south coast of England. UCAS points on entry: 16.
Background: Founded: 1992 as a university; previously Dorset Institute (1976) from merger of various colleges
of technology and education. Site: Main Talbot Campus, 2 miles from centre, and town centre site (plus
associate centres in Poole, Weymouth, Salisbury, Dorchester, Bicton, Yeovil and Isle of Wight). Access: Buses.
Academic features: Placement year in 70% of degree programmes. Awarding body: Bournemouth University.
Main undergraduate awards: BA, BSc, BEng, LLB. Length of courses: 3-4 years (full-time); 4 years (sandwich);
4-5 years (extended programme). Library & information services: Libraries on each site; total of 160,000 titles,
2000 periodicals, 1200 study places, restricted loan collection. Annual expenditure on information provision, £86
per (FTE) student. Separate IT service. 1075 points with access to internet, some open 24 hours (ratio
workstations to students 1:10). IT support from helpdesks in term time; some IT skills included in courses, some
self-managed learning packages available. Other learning facilities: New internet radio station, new musical
centre with music rooms. Study abroad: 21% of students spend a period abroad as part of their course. Links
with over 50 European universities/colleges. Careers: Information, advice and placement. Student support:
Doctors, nurse, counsellors, chaplains, accommodation staff, family planning advisers, SU welfare officer.
Amenities: Large SU entertainment facilities with nightclub and bistro, and two smaller refreshment areas
including internet café and Spice Café with a noodle bar. Nursery (30 places). Sporting facilities: Good resort
amenities, especially for sailing and other water sports; all-weather pitches and good sports hall on Talbot
campus, with 1 squash court, weights room, new climbing wall with over 275 metres of rock climbing space and
large gymnasium. Sport scholarship & performance scheme. Mini-gym on Bournemouth campus. County
standard cricket ground.
Bristol Old Vic Theatre School
2 Downside Road, Clifton, Bristol BS8 2XF
Telephone: 0117 973 3535 Website: http://www.oldvic.drama.ac.uk
Fax: 0117 923 9371 E-mail: -
Applications: Direct Students: Total full-time 123. Male/female ratio 3:2.
Staff: 19 full-time, 40 part-time. Student enquiries: Admissions (E-mail email@example.com).
Broad study areas: Acting, stage management, theatre arts and technique, broadcast skills, theatre design &
wardrobe, television & radio drama. Accommodation: No college accommodation.
In brief: Specialist drama school. Location: Bristol, West of England.
Background: Founded: 1946. Structural features: A connected institution with Bristol UWE. Site: Main Clifton
site with other venues around the city. Access: Adjacent Dart bus stop. Academic features: Vocational training
for theatre and related media. Structural features: Close ties and working arrangements with the Bristol Old Vic
Company, BBC Radio, HTV, and both local universities. Special features: Visiting specialists in all fields of the
profession. All permanent staff have wide professional experience. Length of courses: 3 years; others 2 and 1
years. Library & information services: Link to UWE library, a stock of play sets, individual texts and music.
Also local libraries and certain students use Bristol University theatre collection. All courses work with school's
IT service, open 10 hours/day, with internet access, IT support from 2 technicians. 1:10 workstations to students.
Other learning facilities: Facilities for stage management, lighting, sound, television & radio, prop making,
carpentry, stage design and wardrobe. Careers: Information and advice given. No guarantee of placement.
Student support: Access to local health centre. Sporting facilities: Local facilities only.
University of the West of England
Frenchay Campus, Coldharbour Lane, Bristol BS16 1QY
Telephone: 0117 965 6261 Website: http://www.uwe.ac.uk
Fax: 0117 976 3804 E-mail: www.uwe.ac.uk
Applications: UCAS Students: Total full-time 16,923. Male/female ratio 1:1. First degree students 13,593 full-
time (675 sandwich, 310 from overseas), 1412 part-time. Postgraduates 3141.
Staff: 900 full-time. Student enquiries: Director of Enquiry and Admissions Service.
Broad study areas: Art & design, computing, business, social science, humanities, education, engineering,
languages, law, health, science, built environment. Accommodation: 55% of first years housed.
In brief: A 1990s university. Location: Bristol, West of England. UCAS points on entry: 20.
Student view: Five sites across the city (as well as regional centres in eg Bath and Swindon). Main site,
Frenchay Campus, is 6 miles from the city centre; between the M4 and M32, so good access, and regular bus
service (in the day, less so at night). 4 bars (2 in SU), events venue and SU offices. 10,000+ students makes it
either impersonal or bustling with excitement. Poor car parking facilities. St Matthias (or St Matts) is main site
for humanities and psychology in quiet residential suburb of Fishponds; beautiful site built in 1852. Very
Oxbridge! A long journey from city centre; regular daily bus service but inadequate parking. Union bar is very
friendly with community spirit and lots of fun events. Health and social care are at Glenside Campus, just down
the road from St Matts. Attractive, converted site, with best uni accommodation. Inadequate bus service, iffy
parking. New student centre packing them in. Bower Ashton is next to beautiful Ashton Court estate, providing
art, media and design students with great visual inspiration of the deer park; in need of refurbishing but has good
spirit. SU bar and regular events. Rather difficult to get to; bus service a problem. With 2 universities, housing in
Bristol is increasingly difficult and costly; prices will shock students other than Londoners. An attractive and
active city for students. Relationship between students and locals is good and plenty to do (arts, exhibitions,
pubs, film, restaurants, live music etc). SU is active with offices and committees on all sites. SU runs advice
centre, activities centre, media production unit, training centre, snooker room, job shop, magazine (Westworld),
entertainments and nursery. Politically independent but very active on local and national campaigns. Plenty to
see and do.
University of Bristol
Senate House, Tyndall Avenue, Bristol BS8 1TH
Telephone: 0117 928 9000 Website: http://www.bris.ac.uk/
Fax: 0117 925 1424 E-mail: www.bris.ac.uk/
Applications: UCAS Students: Total full-time 11,873. Male/female ratio 1:1. First degree students 9839 (659
from overseas; 1000 mature on entry). Postgraduates 2034.
Staff: 1070 full-time. Student enquiries: The Undergraduate Admissions Office.
Broad study areas: Arts, sciences, medicine, engineering, law, social sciences. Accommodation: Almost all
first years housed.
In brief: A top UK research-led university. Location: Bristol, West of England. UCAS points on entry: 26.5.
Background: Founded: 1876, charter granted 1909. Site: University precinct 1/4 mile from city centre. Access:
Walking, good bus services. Academic features: Courses in biochemistry, chemistry, microbiology and
pharmacology include year in industry. Courses in deaf studies and early childhood studies. Awarding body:
Bristol University. Main undergraduate awards: BA, BDS, BEng, MEng, BSc, MSci, BVSc, LLB, MBChB.
Length of courses: 3 years; 4 years (MEng, MSci and degrees involving languages, study abroad or industrial
experience); 5 years (MBChB, BDS and BVSc); 6 years (MBChB, BDS with pre-medical/dental year). Library
& information services: Main library (arts and social sciences) and 12 branch libraries. 1.25 million volumes,
6300 periodicals, 3000 electronic journals, 2250 study places. Late night opening in arts and social sciences
library. Short loan collections for heavily used books. Specialist collections: including original notebooks and
sketch books of Isambard Kingdom Brunel, complete collection of election manifestos since 1892. Annual
expenditure on information provision, £127 per (FTE) student. Strong emphasis on user service and guided tours
provided for new students. Open learning centre to develop personal and computing skills; library and IT
services recently merged. Many computer rooms in university precinct (some open 24 hours/day) and in halls of
residence; ratio workstations to students 1:10, access to library and internet from 1300 points. IT support from
undergraduate helpdesk, ResNet help. Information handling skills courses in library include web searching,
databases etc. Study abroad: 12% of students spend a period abroad, in all faculties including medicine. Student
exchanges to 170 European universities/colleges through Socrates/Erasmus; links with 70+ European
universities through Santander and Coimbra groups (academic, cultural and socio-economic ties); possibilities
for exchanges in countries outside Europe. Student support: Health centre, chaplains, day nursery, counselling
service, adviser to overseas students. Initiative to provide access for deaf students. Amenities: Three theatres,
university bookshop. Active SU with bars, restaurants, recreational facilities. Sporting facilities: Indoor
swimming pool, fitness training facilities, squash courts, playing fields including indoor tennis centre, 2
synthetic pitches (one water-based) and grass pitches for all outdoor sports.
Camborne School of Mines
Redruth, Cornwall TR15 3SE
Telephone: 01209 714866 Website: http://www.ex.ac.uk/CSM/
Fax: 01209 716977 E-mail: -
Applications: UCAS Students: Total full-time 250. Male/female ratio 5:1. First degree students 220 (5 from
overseas; 30 mature on entry). Postgraduates 40.
Staff: 20 full-time, 8 part-time. Student enquiries: The Registry.
Broad study areas: Geology, surveying & environmental/resource management, mining & minerals
engineering, environmental science & technology. Accommodation: 25% of first years housed.
In brief: Specialist college, part of Exeter University. Location: Cornwall, south west England. UCAS points on
Background: Founded: 1859; part of Exeter University since 1993. Site: Outskirts of Camborne, Cornwall.
Special features: Unique multi-disciplinary institution. Occasional lectures from visiting industrial consultants.
Awarding body: Exeter University. Main undergraduate award: BEng, BSc. Length of courses: 3 or 4 years.
Library & information services: 8000 volumes, 168 periodicals, 40 study places, course books kept in restricted
access. Annual expenditure on information provision, £75 per (FTE) student. Separate IT service, access 12
hours/day (but 8 on Fridays and out of term). 16 points with access to library, 40 to internet (ratio workstations
to students 1:6). IT support from 3 full-time, 1 part-time staff. Information skills lecture and practical, library
tour, IT induction (including e-mail and internet); IT skills courses for all students. Other learning facilities:
Experimental mines and pilot minerals separation plant. Specialist collections: Rare early mining publications.
Study abroad: Field work in France, Portugal and Spain. Many students undertake projects or industrial
placements overseas in the summer. Formal exchange links with European universities/colleges. Careers: Exeter
University careers service has office on-site. Student support: Personal tutors; professional counsellor.
Amenities: Carn Brea leisure centre and purpose-built student club with squash court, bar, TV and billiards
room. Excellent surfing, sailing and rock climbing.
Cheltenham & Gloucester College of Higher Education
PO Box 220, The Park, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire GL50 2QF
Telephone: 01242 532700 Website: http://www.chelt.ac.uk
Fax: - E-mail: -
Applications: UCAS Students: Total full-time 6184. Male/female ratio 2:3. First degree students 5362 (79 from
overseas; 35% mature on entry). Postgraduates 389 f-t.
Staff: 291. Student enquiries: Admissions & Recruitment Office (tel 01242 532825, fax 01242 543334; e-mail
Broad study areas: Accounting, business & finance; American studies; arts, design & media; computing &
multimedia; environment; leisure, tourism, hospitality & heritage; sport and exercise; teacher education.
Accommodation: 35% of first years housed.
In brief: College of higher education, awarding its own degrees. Location: West of England. UCAS points on
Background: Founded: 1990, from College of St Paul and St Mary, and GlosCAT. Site: Three campuses in
Cheltenham. Access: Train, coach, M5 motorway, Birmingham and Bristol airports. Special features: Voluntary
C of E foundation. Academic features: Modular structure for all undergraduate courses. Links with industry and
commerce. Awarding body: Cheltenham & Gloucester College. Main undergraduate awards: BA, BEd, BSc.
Length of courses: 3 years; 4 years (with work placement). Library & information services: 350,000 volumes,
1900 periodical titles. Annual expenditure on information provision, £70 per (FTE) student. IT service
converged with library; learning centre on each campus. 300 points with access to internet (ratio 1:12
workstations to students). IT facilities open 11-12 hours/weekday (4-7 weekends); basic IT support during
opening hours, specialist support 8 hours/day. Induction video and introduction to learning centres for all new
students; on-going programme of IT courses on eg Word, Excel, e-mail. Other learning facilities: Film and TV,
dance and drama studios; language laboratories. Specialist collections: College archives from 1847; Dymock
poets archive; Bristol & Gloucestershire Archaeological Society Library; history of sport collection, slide
collection of fine art and fashion. Study abroad: Formal exchange links with a number of European
universities/colleges, all open to non-language specialists. Careers: Information and advisory service; drop-in
sessions; computer guidance system. Student support: Counsellors; medical officer and nursing staff; chaplains.
Sporting facilities: Sports centre includes 25m swimming pool, sports hall, gymnasium, physiology and
biomechanics laboratories; 17 acre playing fields.
Dartington College of Arts
Totnes, Devon TQ9 6EJ
Telephone: 01803 862224 Website: http://www.dartington.ac.uk
Fax: 01803 863569 E-mail: -
Applications: UCAS Students: Total full-time 460. Male/female ratio 9:11. First degree students 435 (3 from
overseas; 261 mature on entry).
Staff: 20 full-time, 110 part-time (including visiting staff). Student enquiries: Registry. E-mail
Broad study areas: Music, performance writing, theatre, visual performance, arts management.
Accommodation: All first years housed who apply.
In brief: Specialist arts college. Location: Devon, south west England. UCAS points on entry: 12.
Background: Founded: 1961. Site: In beautiful grounds on River Dart. Access: Road and rail access to
Plymouth and Exeter (within half hour), Totnes 2 miles. Academic features: Modular programme in performance
arts. Special features: Close relationship with the Dartington Hall Trust, a unique establishment concerned with
industry, education, arts and community development in a rural area. Awarding body: Plymouth University.
Main undergraduate award: BA. Length of courses: 3 years. Library & information services: 48,000 items
(books, scores, sound recordings, slides, films, CD-ROM). Annual expenditure on information provision, £200
per (FTE) student. IT and library services converged. Ratio 1:10 workstations to students, access 12 hours/day. 3
points with access to library, 30 to internet. IT support from 3 full-time specialist staff and library staff. 1-hour
induction to library and information services, then on demand guidance; optional weekly workshops on IT skills.
Other learning facilities: Specialist performance technology centre, studios, workshops and practice rooms.
Dyslexia testing. Study abroad: Formal exchange links with 5 EU universities/colleges. Student support: Health
centre, part-time nurse; counselling service; welfare officer. Amenities: Refectory, bar, laundrette; extensive
grounds. Dartmoor, Torbay, Exeter and Plymouth within easy reach.
Britannia Royal Naval College
Dartmouth, Devon UNK NOWN
Telephone: - Website: -
Fax: - E-mail: -
Applications: - Students: Total full-time c400. Male/female ratio 10:1.
Staff: - Student enquiries: Commander T Hildesley, The Officer Enquiry Section, Room 045, Victory Building,
HM Naval Base, Portsmouth, Hampshire PO1 3LS. Tel 0845 607 5555, Email firstname.lastname@example.org, Website
Broad study areas: Naval studies, strategic studies, international studies, navigation, computing.
Accommodation: All students housed.
In brief: Specialist officer training college for Royal Navy. Location: Devon, south west England.
Background: Founded: Training on River Dart since 1863. College buildings completed in 1905. Site: Beautiful
hillside setting overlooking the Dart estuary. Access: Nearest railway stations, Paignton and Totnes. Entry
conditions: Candidates must be at least 17 years old and under 22, 23 or 26 (dependent on the type of entry).
Many graduate entrants. Before entry candidates must pass Admiralty Interview Board and medical examination.
Entry dates: Main entries in September, January and May. Length of courses: up to 4 terms. Special features: All
naval officers start their careers at Dartmouth, as do many officers of foreign navies. The time spent at
Dartmouth depends upon course taken. After period of general naval training, students go on to specialist
training either at sea, at Dartmouth, at other naval establishments or at civilian universities. Student support:
Includes full medical and dental facilities. Amenities: Full range of sporting and recreational facilities, including
gymnasium, swimming pool, sports grounds with hard hockey pitch; over 100 boats and yachts and a beagle
University of Exeter
Northcote House, The Queen's Drive, Exeter EX4 4QJ
Telephone: 01392 263263 Website: http://www.exeter.ac.uk/
Fax: 01392 263108 E-mail: www.exeter.ac.uk/
Applications: UCAS Students: Total full-time 10,973. Male/female ratio 1:1. First degree students 8169 (343
from overseas; 645 mature on entry, 377 f-t education & 949 p-t education students). Postgraduates 2784.
Staff: 667 full-time, 183 part-time. Student enquiries: Admissions Office.
Broad study areas: Literary, cultural & language studies; education; physical and natural sciences (pure &
applied); medicine; engineering; social studies; law; information technology; music; drama. Accommodation:
All first years housed.
In brief: A top UK research-led university. Location: Devon, south west England. UCAS points on entry: 22.4.
Background: Founded: 1885 as a school of art, becoming a university college in 1922, a university in 1955.
Site: 2 modern campuses in Exeter: Streatham Campus, a 245-acre garden site 1 mile from city centre; St Luke's
Campus 1 1/2 miles away and 1/2 mile from city centre. Camborne School of Mines is in Redruth (Cornwall);
you can look it up separately. Access: Minibus connects 2 Exeter sites; bus from city centre. Academic features:
Modular degree programme allows students in arts, law and social studies to design their own programme from
beginning of 2nd year around 1 or 2 fields of study. Suitably qualified entrants may apply for entry direct to
second year. Some joint courses with Plymouth University's faculty of art and design (also in Exeter) eg Italian
with design or fine art with English, French or Italian. Awarding body: University of Exeter. Main undergraduate
awards: BA, BEd, BSc, BEng, LLB, LLB(Eur), BA(Ed), BSc(Ed), BMus, MEng, MChem, MMath, MPhys.
Length of courses: 3 years; 4 years for eg courses with education, European study or languages and
undergraduate masters. Library & information services: 1 million volumes and journals; separate subject
libraries, especially law and education. Specialist collections: Rare editions, examples of early printing. Bill
Douglas and Peter Jewell Collection (history of cinema and popular culture). University also runs Cathedral
Library (distinguished collections of Anglo-Saxon and medieval works) and the Devon and Exeter Institution
Library (West Country material). Annual expenditure on information provision, £106 per (FTE) student.
Separate IT service, access up to 24 hours/day. All open access PCs connected to library and internet, virtually
all student rooms networked connecting students with their own PCs; special IT equipment for disabled users. IT
support in person, by phone or e-mail at helpdesks on weekdays. Introductory talk to new students on library and
information services; introductory and some advanced IT courses on use of major systems and software
packages. Student support: Health centres; counselling service; chaplaincy; family centre on Streatham Campus,
run jointly with Guild of Students; Guild welfare advice centres. Amenities: Shops, bank etc on campus; Guild
buildings with licensed bars, launderettes, etc; Northcott Theatre (with its own professional company, also
provides for amateur productions). Sporting facilities: 60-acre playing field for rugby, football & cricket plus
new 23-acre site with county-standard cricket, football and rugby pitches and all-weather cricket square; sports
hall on Streatham Campus, offering wide range of facilities, open-air swimming pool, all-weather pitches, tennis
courts, playing fields, athletics track; indoor heated swimming pool and gymnasia at St Luke's. Sports
Falmouth College of Arts
Woodlane, Falmouth, Cornwall TR11 4RH
Telephone: 01326 211077 Website: http://www.falmouth.ac.uk
Fax: 01326 212261 E-mail: www.falmouth.ac.uk
Applications: UCAS Students: Total full-time 1512. Male/female ratio 2:3. First degree students 1189 (88 from
overseas). Postgraduates 143.
Staff: 56 full-time, 80 part-time. Student enquiries: Admissions Office.
Broad study areas: Art, design, media & culture. Accommodation: Some first years housed.
In brief: Specialist arts college. Location: Cornwall, south west England. UCAS points on entry: 14.6 (but many
have art foundation course).
Background: Founded: 1902 as private venture; taken over by local authority in 1938; incorporated 1989. Site:
Woodlane Campus near Falmouth town centre, 5 minutes from sea (art & design); Tremough Campus a few
miles away in Penryn (media & culture). Academic features: Unitised programmes of study include fine art &
illustration, broadcasting & journalism, photographic communication & graphic design, history of modern art &
design & film studies. Awarding body: Plymouth University. Main undergraduate award: BA. Length of courses:
3 years. Library & information services: 30,000 books, 200 journals. IT and library services converged. Ratio 1:8
workstations to students, internet access from 200 points. IT facilities open 11 hours/day, support from 7 full-
time staff. Induction to library and information services at enrolment; IT skills part of the curriculum. Study
abroad: 7% of 2nd year students spend a study period abroad. Formal exchange links with institutions in Western
Europe, Canada and Japan; industrial placements in Europe. Careers: Advice service. Student support: Welfare
and accommodation staff, counselling service. Amenities: SU arranges social and sports activities; excellent
sailing; shop and crèche.
University of Kent at Canterbury
Canterbury, Kent CT2 7NZ
Telephone: 01227 764000 Website: http://www.ukc.ac.uk
Fax: 01227 452196 E-mail: www.ukc.ac.uk
Applications: UCAS Students: Total full-time 7303. Male/female ratio 1:1. First degree students 6306 (26%
from overseas; 25% mature on entry). Postgraduates 997 (full-time).
Staff: 400 approx. Student enquiries: Undergraduate Admissions Office.
Broad study areas: Humanities, maths & statistics, natural sciences, law, social sciences, information
technology. Accommodation: All first years housed.
In brief: Traditional research-led university. Location: Canterbury, south east England. UCAS points on entry:
Background: Founded: 1965. Site: 300-acre campus, on outskirts of Canterbury. Access: Good road and rail
links with London and Europe. Academic features: Wide range of courses: single subject, joint and multi-
disciplinary and those with a year abroad or working in industry. Awarding body: University of Kent. Main
undergraduate awards: BA, BEng, BSc, LLB, BBA. Length of courses: 3 years; others 4 years. Library &
information services: Over 1 million books, periodicals, pamphlets, slides, microfilms and electronic media
form. Special collections: Early and rare materials, research collections and archives; close links with Cathedral
library. Annual expenditure on information provision, £119 per (FTE) student. Separate IT service, access 24
hours/day. 600+ public access computer terminals on site, with access to library and internet (ratio 1:16
workstations to students). IT support from computing reception, helpdesk, on-line help and documentation.
Library skills training programme, on-line packages; IT skills courses including html and European Computer
Driving Licence. Study abroad: Formal Erasmus and other exchange links with many EU universities/colleges -
open to students in a range of disciplines eg computer science, drama, economics, law, maths and social
psychology. Careers: Careers advisory service. Student support: Personal tutorial system; health and counselling
service; SU provides legal and financial advice; day nursery, chaplaincy, travel bureau. Amenities: Blackwells
bookshop; Gulbenkian Theatre; Cinema 3 (regional film theatre), own radio station; purpose-built night club
with bars and bistro all on site. Sporting facilities: Sports centre provides facilities for over 30 different activities
(including coaching to international standard).
University of Plymouth• Drake Circus
Plymouth PL4 8AA
Telephone: 01752 232137 Website: http://www.plym.ac.uk
Fax: 01752 232179 E-mail: www.plym.ac.uk
Applications: UCAS (NMAS for nursing & midwifery, SWAS for social work) Students: Total full-time
15,802. Male/female ratio 1:1. First degree students 15,386 (1660 from overseas; 9009 mature on entry).
Staff: 1002. Student enquiries: Admissions office at appropriate campus.
Broad study areas: Art & design, education, human sciences, science, technology, business, agriculture, food &
land use, humanities, tourism, hospitality. Accommodation: 50+% of first years housed.
In brief: A 1990s university. Location: Plymouth, south west England. UCAS points on entry: 15.
Background: Founded: 1970 as a polytechnic, merging with Rolle College of Education, Exeter College of Art
and Seale-Hayne College of Agriculture; university status in 1992. Site: Main campus in Plymouth city centre,
three faculty campuses located in Exeter (art), Exmouth (education) and outskirts of Newton Abbot (agriculture,
tourism & hospitality), each with its own accommodation, academic welfare support services and social
amenities. Access: Good road and rail links to all sites. Special features: Extensive participation in European
Space Agency satellite communication and broadcasting programme. Academic features: Modular degree
scheme covering science, social science, arts and marine studies. First year modules offered at partner colleges in
Devon, Cornwall and Somerset, so students in south-west can study nearer home. Awarding body: Plymouth
University. Main undergraduate awards: BA, BSc, BEd, BEng, MEng, LLB, MMath, MChem, MGeol. Length
of courses: 3 years; others: 4 years (BEd/sandwich courses). Library & information services: Each faculty
different. Specialist libraries on each site, total of 480,333 volumes and AV materials, 3234 journals. Annual
expenditure on information provision, £78 per (FTE) student. Data comms network across all four campuses
including CD-ROM, national and international databases; ratio workstations to students varies. Academic and
information services have general induction for new students, followed up on a faculty basis. IT skills normally
part of course programmes; short course, workshops and seminars on computing. Other learning facilities:
Navigation simulator, computer-aided engineering facilities, diving school. Desk top publishing, colour laser
printer, binding and lettering equipment. Study abroad: Participation in international student exchange
programme and European credit transfer system; many international links, including with 70
universities/colleges across Europe. Courses across all faculties involve work and/or study abroad. Careers:
Careers education programme; careers fair; information rooms and advice; computer-assisted guidance system.
Student support: Counselling, chaplaincy, medical and other welfare services on each campus including legal
advice, counselling. Nurseries (Plymouth and Exeter). Amenities: SU building and offices at all sites; SU bar on
each campus; also shops, launderettes, entertainments (visiting bands, DJs etc); sporting and non-sporting clubs
and societies; Student Community Action volunteers group; student newspaper. Sporting facilities: All
mainstream and a variety of other sports; water sports well catered for eg diving, sailing, water-skiing. Indoor
recreation activities eg aerobics, badminton, karate, yoga, fully equipped gym.
Royal Agricultural College
Cirencester GL7 6JS
Telephone: 01285 652531 Website: http://www.royagcol.ac.uk
Fax: 01285 650219 E-mail: www.royagcol.ac.uk
Applications: UCAS or direct Students: Total full-time 530. Male/female ratio 2:1. First degree students 460
(50 from overseas; 35 mature on entry). Postgraduates 70.
Staff: 42 full-time, 7 part-time. Student enquiries: Admissions Secretary.
Broad study areas: Agriculture, business management, rural land & estate management, equine business
management, horticulture, international agribusiness management. Accommodation: 90% of first years housed.
In brief: A top specialist land-based & agricultural college. Location: West of England. UCAS points on entry:
Background: Founded: 1845. Site: 30-acre campus, 1 mile from Cirencester. Academic features: Some courses
lead to membership of Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (Rural Practice Division). Awarding body:
Royal Agricultural College. Main undergraduate award: BSc. Length of courses: 3 years, 4 years (sandwich).
Library & information services: 26,500 volumes, 600 periodicals, 160 study places, reference works, statistical
publications, 700 videos. Annual expenditure on information provision, £85 per (FTE) student. Library and IT
services partially converged; 45 workstations with access to library and internet (overall ratio 1:11 workstations
to students), open 24 hours/day. 2 IT support staff; training for new students in library and information services;
lecture-based IT courses. Other learning facilities: Own 770 hectare farm; centre for agricultural and rural skills.
Study abroad: 10% of students spend a period in Europe. Formal exchange links with many universities in
Europe, New Zealand and Canada. Careers: Careers adviser; information, advice and placement. Employment:
Farm, plantation, nursery and estate management; land agency; leisure management; conservation; rural
investment and advisory services; food industry; retailing, marketing and journalism. Student support: Doctor,
counselling service, student welfare officer, chaplain, personal tutors. Amenities: Common rooms, bar, snack
bar, student union shop. Sporting facilities: Sports pitches including floodlit all-weather hockey and tennis,
facilities for squash, rowing, water sports and field sports, gym and clay pigeon shooting (sports scholarships
Royal Military College of Science Shrivenham
Swindon SN6 8LA
Telephone: 01793 785435 Website: http://www.rmcs.cranfield.ac.uk
Fax: 01793 783369 E-mail: www.rmcs.cranfield.ac.uk
Applications: UCAS Students: Total full-time 1238. Male/female ratio 5:1. First degree students 559 (46 from
overseas). Postgraduates 523.
Staff: 130. Student enquiries: Undergraduate Admissions Office, Academic Registry (tel 01793 785400).
Broad study areas: Engineering, science, radiography, information systems, management. Accommodation:
Almost all first years housed.
In brief: Specialist science & engineering college for civilians as well as RAF & army officers; part of Cranfield
University. Location: West of England. UCAS points on entry: 19.
Background: Founded: 1946. Structural features: A faculty of Cranfield University since 1984. Site: 265 hectare
country campus at Shrivenham. Access: A420; bus to Oxford, train from Swindon. Special features: 48% of
students are RAF or army officers. Some scholarships for civilian students. Academic features: Leading centre
for specialised defence education, also offering broader range of multi-disciplinary technical topics. Awarding
body: Cranfield University. Main undergraduate awards: BEng, MEng, BSc. Length of courses: 3 years; others 4
years. Library & information services: 100,000 books, 65,000 reports, 850 periodicals. Separate IT service, open
24 hours/day; 45 machines with access to library and internet (ratio students to workstations 10:1). IT support
staff at helpdesk on site; all new students have tour of resources and services and training in retrieval skills; IT
training (1-to-1) available on request. Student support: Resident nurse in medical centre; doctor in Shrivenham
village. Student counsellor; churches (C of E and RC) on site. Each student has own academic adviser.
Amenities: Heated outdoor swimming pool, stables, small theatre. Sporting facilities: Squash courts and golf
course in large grounds.
The College of St Mark & St John
Derriford Road, Plymouth PL6 8BH
Telephone: 01752 636700 Website: -
Fax: 01752 636820 E-mail:
Applications: UCAS Students: Total full-time 2438. Male/female ratio 1:2. First degree students 2198 (175
from overseas; 1504 mature on entry; 986 are education students). Postgraduates 175.
Staff: 134 full-time, 20 part-time. Student enquiries: Admissions Officer.
Broad study areas: Education, humanities, information technology, religious studies, social studies, leisure &
tourism, sports studies. Accommodation: Almost all first years in accommodation arranged by college.
In brief: College affiliated to Exeter University. Location: Plymouth, south west England. UCAS points on entry:
Background: Founded: 1923, from St John's Battersea (1840) and St Mark's Chelsea (1841); moved from
London to Plymouth in 1973. Structural features: Church of England college, affiliated to Exeter University.
Site: 5 miles Plymouth city centre. 22 hectare site overlooking Dartmoor, Plymouth and Plymouth Sound.
Access: Good bus services. Academic features: Modular framework for all BA courses, allowing full and part-
time study. Teaching practice and community work opportunities in east London. Awarding body: Exeter
University. Main undergraduate awards: BA, BEd. Length of courses: 3 years; 4 years BEd. Library &
information services: Over 120,000 volumes, 700 periodicals, plus extensive microfilm and audio-visual
materials; CD-ROM facilities. 250 study places. Separate IT service, open 24 hours/day. 400 PCs, all with
internet access, 15 with access to library catalogue (ratio of workstations to students 1:6). IT support (4
technicians, 2 administrative); library and computing induction courses for new students. Careers: Specialist
careers adviser and information room. Student support: Careers office, chaplain, nurse, student welfare centre,
counsellors. Christian Fellowship and study groups. Amenities: Students Union (with bars, café bar and snack
bar), games and TV rooms, SU shop, launderette, minibus, printing service, specialist bookshop, part-time
banking service, chapel, drama theatre, coffee bar. Arts Centre, theatre, orchestras etc in Plymouth. Sporting
facilities: Floodlit all-weather sports arena and pitches; sports centre including sports halls, gym, fitness suite,
weight training room, squash courts, climbing wall, indoor 25-metre pool. Also Dartmoor and the coast for
walking, climbing, water sports.
Winchester School of Art
Park Avenue, Winchester SO23 8DL
Telephone: 023 8059 6900 Website: http://www.soton.ac.uk/-wsart
Fax: 023 8059 6901 E-mail: www.soton.ac.uk/-wsart
Applications: UCAS Students: Total full-time 816. Male/female ratio 1:3. First degree students 746 (14 from
overseas; 186 mature on entry). Postgraduates 143.
Staff: 23 full-time, 12 part-time. Student enquiries: Marketing Assistant, tel 023 8059 6718.
Broad study areas: Fine art, textiles, fashion, history of art & design. Accommodation: All first years housed.
In brief: Specialist art college, now part of Southampton University. Location: Hampshire, southern England.
Background: Founded: 1870; merged with Southampton University 1996. Structural features: A school within
Southampton University's faculty of arts. Site: Winchester town centre; also centre in Barcelona. Access: M3;
main London-Southampton railway (1 hour to London); 20 minutes to coast. Special features: Teaching staff are
practising painters, sculptors, designers or historians. Two-semester system. Academic features: Applicants for
BA studio courses must normally have completed a foundation course (or advanced GNVQ or equivalent).
Applications welcomed from mature/overseas candidates without standard UK qualifications. New joint honours
courses include eg fashion & modern languages; history of art & design and English. Awarding body:
Southampton University. Main undergraduate award: BA. Length of courses: 3 years (4 years including
foundation course in art & design). Library & information services: 25,000 volumes, 100,000 slides, 5000
videos, 170 periodicals, 80 study places; automated link with Hartley Library, Southampton University. CD-
ROM, internet, Janet, Unicorn, CAD/CAM equipment. Study abroad: Most undergraduates go on exchanges (1-
3 months) as part of course. Own studios in Barcelona, currently housing MA courses. Formal exchange links
with universities and colleges across Europe. Careers: Information service by careers adviser and academic staff.
Amenities: SU, own public gallery. Sporting facilities: Recreation centre and park adjacent to college.