Brunel is a world-class university based in West London. Now over 40 years old, Brunel's mission has always been to combine academic rigour with the entrepreneurial, practical and imaginative approach pioneered by the founder Isambard Kingdom Brunel, engineering and technical innovator and one of the greatest figures of the Industrial Revolution.
Currently, Brunel is home to nearly 15,000 students from over 100 countries worldwide. In recent years the University has invested over £350 million into a 21st century campus redevelopment programme and now possesses an impressive range of modern, state-of-the-art facilities. Brunel graduates enjoy the 13th highest starting salaries in the UK, according to the recent Sunday Times Good University Guide. Their average salary of £22,323 is almost £3,000 more than the national average.
Brunel has always prided itself on the quality and relevance of its academic work, especially in information technology, public health and many more. The most recent Research Assessment Exercise (RAE) judged 82% of Brunel’s research to be of international standing.
Brunel is best known for its engineering and design courses, but also offers courses across a wide range of subject areas including business, computing and maths, education, social sciences (including law, economics), humanities, visual and performing arts, sport sciences, environment, health and social care.
The University is just a 20-minute walk – or a short bus ride – from Uxbridge underground station, so it is a straightforward journey into central London. There is also a night bus that can bring you from central London to the edge of the campus. The town of Uxbridge itself, which still has buildings dating back to its time as a Georgian market town, is a thriving commercial and business centre. Its major shopping complexes, The Pavilions and the Chimes Centre, boast a wide range of shops, cafes and a nine-screen multiplex cinema.