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..
Middlesex University is among Britain’s best universities, in terms of preparing its students for work and in helping find the appropriate job. It is also a university that is becoming increasingly more international in scope. Middlesex University was formerly Middlesex Polytechnic, which was founded in 1973-74. It was given university status in 1992. As well as its North London base, Middlesex University has international campuses in Dubai and Mauritius and has plans for campuses in India and China. » 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..
A university degree can make or break careers. With the job market at an all time competitive high, a degree is a great way to stand out from the crowd. This article takes a look at how universities work and the importance of getting a degree. With the economy in tatters, it’s getting more difficult to secure a job. When potential employers sift through a stack of CVs, they’re constantly on the lookout for the best employee with the best qualifications. University degrees stand out on the page and greatly increase the chance of an interview. This article will provide a background on universities, how they work and the importance of getting a degree. » Read more..