With its foundation stone laid by W E Gladstone in 1877, Nottingham College finally opened its doors in 1881. It was to expand rapidly in the period following the First World War, until overcrowding presented a real problem. A generous benefactor’s donation of 35 acres of land at Highfields proved the solution and the move to the new premises built on this site was made in 1928. Opened by King George V, it was to see many more luminaries treading its halls. » Read more..
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An Oxford University education seems to elicit not only greater interest from prospective employers, but also an almost reverential acknowledgement from students around the world of the added prestige in successfully completing any degree here. Although its high standards are beyond dispute, they are certainly not unrivalled amongst other, lesser known universities. Yet, Oxford retains a significant edge in snob value that possibly has as much to do with its age and impressively long list of famous, former alumni as with its superb level of education. » Read more..
Northrumbia University is based in the city of Newcastle in North East England. It was formed as Newcastle Polytechnic in 1969 from the merger of three pre-existing colleges: the Rutherford College of Technology, and the College of Art & Industrial Design and the Municipal College of Commerce. It became Northrumbia University in 1992. Its full name is ‘The University of Northumbria at Newcastle’. » Read more..
Leeds University is a large research institution located in the northern English city of Leeds. Leeds University actually has its origins in the Leeds School of Medicine, which was was founded in 1831. However, the School expanded over time and more departments and research areas and interests were added. Leeds University was granted University status in 1887, but was founded as the institution that it is today in 1904. By that time, only six other universities existed in England and Wales, making Leeds one of the earliest and best research institutions in the United Kingdom. » Read more..