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Who is exhibiting?

We have Institutions and organisations from across the UK at the event, who will be on hand to provide all the information you need.  To book a place please click here.

Sponsors

At Kingston University, welcoming difference is our greatest strength.

We work closely with industry to create courses for tomorrow’s future and we’ll help you put your academic knowledge into practice. This ensures when you leave, you’ll have the agility and problem solving skills you need to thrive in an ever-changing world.

In 2017 and 18 we were proud to be awarded the NEON University of the Year Award twice for our commitment to increasing access to higher education for everyone. In the same year we won the 2017 Guardian Award for Teaching Excellence. This award acknowledges the work we’re doing to reduce the attainment gap between black & minority ethnic and white students.

We have a huge amount of experience in accepting students who come to University through the Access to HE route and are proud to be sponsoring and speaking at this event. Do come along and introduce yourselves to us …

Northumbria is a research-rich, business-focused, professional university with a global reputation for academic excellence. Our City Campus is based in the heart of Newcastle upon Tyne, which is regularly voted the best place in the UK for students. Northumbria is top ten in the UK for the number of graduates entering professional employment and nine out of ten of our graduates are working or studying six months after graduation. Northumbria works with several major employers, while more than 560 employers and 60 professional bodies sponsor or accredit the University’s programmes. In addition, we have campuses in London and Amsterdam, and work in partnership with many higher education institutions across the world. Innovative and entrepreneurial, we are also ranked highly in the UK for graduate business start-ups, and Northumbria works with business, cultural organisations, government and other universities to solve their problems, while giving a real world focus to our teaching, research and enterprise activity. www.northumbria.ac.uk @NorthumbriaUni

We are able to provide advice on all courses including computer animation and visual effects, crime scene and forensic science, health, criminology and sociology, education and early childhood studies, media and journalism.We've invested over £270m in our campus giving us a leading edge in digital innovation, top-notch forensic facilities and sport and health sciences buildings.

Exhibitors

CU Scarborough is part of the Coventry University Group, listed by Times Higher Education as one of the world's top 200 young universities and in 13th position in the 2019 Complete University Guide.

State-of-the-art facilities, a stone’s throw from Scarborough’s iconic seafront offer full-time, part-time access and foundation courses in:

Acting; Adult Nursing; Business; Counselling; Cyber security; Early Childhood Development; Health & Life Sciences; Health & Social Care; IT; Law; Management and Leadership; Policing; Primary teaching & Education; Engineering; Public Health & Community Studies www.coventry.ac.uk/cus   @CUScarborough


A globally outstanding centre of teaching and research excellence, a collegiate community of extraordinary people, a unique and historic setting – Durham is a university like no other.

We believe that inspiring our people to do outstanding things at Durham enables Durham people to do outstanding things in the world. Becoming a Durham undergraduate is the first step on your journey to achieving the extraordinary. As part of a diverse group of exceptional students and staff you’ll be challenged and inspired in equal measure to push boundaries and look for new ways to answer the big questions. You’ll be warmly welcomed into the supportive world of college life where you’ll discover a rich extra-curricular culture. This includes music, drama and sports as well as a wide range of other clubs, associations and community activities; whatever your interests. Whatever new experiences you’re looking for, you’ll find your place within the evocative and historic surroundings of the city, county and community that is Durham. We find it easy to be proud of the extraordinary people we have at Durham. We offer the inspiration, they achieve the outstanding. We invite you to join them. www.durham.ac.uk @durham_uni

Edge Hill University has recently achieved Gold, the highest rating in the national Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF), for delivering ‘consistently outstanding teaching, learning and outcomes for its students’.

Enhancing student employability is central to the university strategy. In addition to an academic award, most of our degrees lead to a professional qualification, accreditation or endorsement,

Join us, and you will be studying at one of the top 5 campuses in the UK (Studentcrowd 2018) as part of a unique and welcoming academic community, benefiting from £300 million of investment over the last decade.

Open Days: Saturday 9th November and Saturday 23rd November

www.edgehill.ac.uk @edgehill

Hartlepool College of Further Education - information to follow

Hartlepool College of Further Education provides a wide range of courses to students aged 16 and over. The College boasts a modern, purpose built campus with dedicated specialist areas in Engineering, Aerospace, Automotive, Environmental Technologies, Construction, Hospitality and Catering, Health Care and Beauty, Sport and many others. Facilities include an aircraft hangar containing two ex-RAFJet Provost T5s, a Westland Gazelle Helicopter and a Rolls-Royce airliner engine, Learning Core resources for Access to Higher Education, a dedicated Higher Education Centre and a sports science laboratory and CryoSpa.

The College also boasts a large conference centre, a restaurant (The Flagship) and the Luminary Suite which is a centre containing health, hair and beauty salons and a fully equipped fitness suite. Many of the College's facilities are available commercially to the public, and open extended hours and weekends.

The College is the largest provider of apprenticeships in the Tees Valley, and Student Support and employer engagement were both rated "Outstanding" by Ofsted. www.hartlepoolfe.ac.uk @hartlepoolfe



Liverpool Hope University is one of the UK’s oldest higher education institutions, with a history extending 175 years. Remaining true to its founding principles, the University provides a distinctive, supportive and top-quality learning experience. Its teaching excellence, research outputs and student satisfaction have been recognised in several national league tables.

In the Teaching Excellence Framework, Liverpool Hope achieved gold standard, while The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2019 rated the University first in the North West for student experience. In addition, Liverpool Hope placed top two in the UK for graduate employment in the Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education survey. www.hope.ac.uk @LiverpoolHopeUK    

Middlesbrough College is a General Further Education College based in on one campus in Middlehaven, Middlesbrough. Middlesbrough College is passionate about enabling people to achieve their goals through high quality training and delivers courses in every occupational sector area and at every level, from entry level all the way through to level 7 postgraduate qualifications. Middlesbrough College is also the only GFE College or University in the Tees Valley to be awarded gold status in the Teaching Excellence Standard Framework awards, placing the college in the top 20% of Higher Education providers in the country. www.mbro.ac.uk  @mbrocollege


National Apprenticeship Service - information to follow

Newcastle College University Centre is based in the heart of the North East and offers more than 70 degrees, from Foundation to Masters level.

Degree courses are developed in collaboration with local employers and students benefit from first-class facilities, tutors with real industry experience and an award-winning student support team.

With its mix of higher academic learning, professional work-based opportunities, industry linked activity and intensive teaching environments, all within a college setting, Newcastle College University Centre provides its students with a real alternative to university

 www.ncl-coll.ac.uk @NCLCollege


From Newcastle. For the world.

Start your journey of self-discovery at Newcastle. Be inspired to think differently, empowered to challenge the things around you and gain the confidence to push boundaries.

Who are we?

Be part of a world-leading university, advancing knowledge, providing creative and solving global problems.

Become part of our lifelong community. Meet people from around the world, forge lasting friendships, seek out life-changing experiences and create memories for life…

www.newcastle.ac.uk


Set in a modern campus with excellent facilities, New College Durham is a great place to be…

We offer a fantastic range of full and part-time higher education programmes, including foundation degrees, honours degrees and professional qualifications.

Our highly qualified lecturers have first-hand experience of working in the sector in which they teach, and offer you excellent teaching and one-to-one support. We have extensive links with employers, who have an input into the design and delivery of our programmes, ensuring that you graduate with the skills and knowledge you need for a successful career.  www.newcollegedurham.ac.uk  @NCDOfficial



Sheffield Hallam is one of the UK's largest universities. Based in the fifth biggest city in the UK and with over 32,000 students, the university offers undergraduate, postgraduate and research degrees, across a wide range of subject areas.

We’ve invested over £100 million in new buildings and facilities in the last five years, providing innovative, flexible and sustainable spaces that enhance the student experience.

We pride ourselves on the applied nature of our courses and have relationships with over 1,000 organisations, including the BBC, Sony, NHS and Rolls-Royce, enabling us to offer thousands of placements and real-world opportunities every year. www.shu.ac.uk 

  @sheffhallamuni

Stockton Riverside College Group provides high quality and relevant educational opportunities at its campuses across the Tees Valley.

Incorporating Stockton Riverside College (Teesdale campus), Redcar & Cleveland College, SRC Bede Sixth Form, The Skills Academy and NETA Training Group, the College offers a wide range of vocational courses, A levels, apprenticeships, traineeships, Higher Education and professional courses.

Graded Good by Ofsted the College is full-college Matrix accredited and holds the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) Silver Award for its Higher Education.

Helping to build “real skills for real jobs” the College is recognised for its emphasis on successful collaboration, building strong relationships with partner organisations from the private, public and third sectors.


Student Finance England will be presenting several workshops on the afternoon/early evening offering information, advice and guidance on student finance for Access to HE Students.  

If you are looking for a qualification that will take you places, then look no further. Here at Sunderland College our range of Higher Education programmes have a proven track record of helping our graduates securing the next step in their career.

Whether your programme is at Washington, Bede or City Campus, you can’t fail to be impressed with what’s on offer. Making the right choice of qualification is an important step to help you achieve your goals. We have a range of career-focussed programmes available, with varying entry requirements.  www.sunderlandcollege.ac.uk @sunderlandcoll


Most people think that Higher Education means going away to university, but that doesn't have to be the case.

We offer full-time and part-time Higher Education courses – all designed with our employer partners to ensure programmes meet industry demands. With campuses north and south of the river, we aim to make studying more convenient for you and offer a more affordable route to a bachelor's degree - with the option to top up your qualification at one of our renowned university partners.

Our students get the best of both worlds; excellent work-related learning to maximise career opportunities coupled with smaller classes, greater support and a personalised environment. To find out more please visit www.tynecoast.ac.uk

UA92 degrees are designed to accelerate careers in the worlds of media, business, sport and computer science, thanks to a curriculum inspired by the experience and connections of the Class of 92, and backed by respected academic pioneers Lancaster University.

More than a degree, this is preparation for life, and a personal journey that will help you develop the expertise, resilience, drive and tenacity to shine in your field of dreams. www.ua92.ac.uk @UA92MCR


A world first in higher education, the University Campus of Football Business (UCFB) offers unique university degrees focused on a career in the football and sports industry.

Our range of degree programmes span this multi-billion pound industry and the many career opportunities that exist within it. From media to coaching, marketing to finance, and events management to psychology, these dedicated sports industry programmes will help set students up for a long, successful career in an industry they have a passion for.

From the pitch to the boardroom. UCFB's unique degrees are designed to prepare students for a career within the global, multi-billion-pound world of football and sport. Our campuses have the iconic Wembley and Etihad stadiums at their heart. www.ucfb.com @ucfb


Whether you’re a budding scientist or engineer, artist or entrepreneur, or want a career in health, the built environment, media, music or law, the University of Salford’s courses and industry links will connect you with a range of rewarding careers. With partnerships at organisations across the world, Salford’s degrees will give you the skills to help you flourish in a professional environment. Salford is also a great place to be a student. With accommodation and a train station on campus, and located just 15 minutes from Manchester City Centre, you’ll be close to buzzing nightlife, world-class sport, arts and culture. www.salford.ac.uk @SalfordUni


The University of Sunderland is an ambitious university with global reach. We’re internationally known for the quality of our teaching and research, and we’re proud to be one of the most popular study destinations for overseas students. This creates a fantastically diverse student population, and means that you’ll be studying alongside – and perhaps making lifelong friends with – students from over 100 countries around the world. Approximately one third of our students at Sunderland are considered to be adult learners (21+ at point of entry) whom we value enormously within our overall student cohort.

Your time as a student is probably the best of your life – a time when you prepare yourself for your new career and make lifelong friends. Here at Sunderland we have everything in place to ensure you have a positive life changing experience.
 www.sunderland.ac.uk @sunderlanduni


Founded on principles of excellence, equality and opportunity for all, the University of York opened in 1963 with just 230 students. Since then York has become one of the world’s leading universities. York is a high-performing Russell Group university that provides an outstanding environment for enquiring minds, inspiring teaching and ground-breaking research offering a range of undergraduate programmes in arts, humanities, science and social sciences. York has an excellent reputation for its friendly and welcoming campus that is strengthened by the collegiate system, which encourages inclusivity and a valuable sense of community. Study at York and you'll graduate with more than a qualification. You'll be immersed in knowledge and opportunities that will encourage you to grow and succeed. You’ll grapple with big ideas and be encouraged to think differently by academics whose research is changing the world..  www.york.ac.uk @UniOfYork

 

York St John University is the oldest higher education institution in York and has been at the forefront of Teaching and Education for over 175 years. We have a growing student population of around 6,000 students, including more than 500 international students. York St John University is committed to developing the best opportunities for our students and, working directly with employers, we proactively build partnerships with industry to ensure that our programmes of study meet 21st Century employers’ needs and create the global graduates of the future. We aim to ensure that our students are equipped with the skills and knowledge that they need to pursue the career of their choice.. www.yorksj.ac.uk  @YorkStJohn  

“One Awards' innovative results service has been a fantastic development for universities and allows us to check students' achievement immediately ourselves. This is an excellent service which means that we are able to confirm student places quickly and effectively without having to follow up with providers and students or wait for results to be sent on to us. This is because their certification turnaround time of less than two days allows One Awards to process student results almost as soon as the colleges/providers have provided the final verified results. This really does help us put students at the heart of our confirmation process”.

Jane Oswald, Assistant Director, Marketing & Student Recruitment
University of Sunderland