In 2016, Brunel celebrates 50 years as a university. However, our history can be traced back much further to 1798 through our predecessor colleges of Borough Road College, Maria Grey College, Shoreditch College and the West London Institute of Higher Education and as well as through Acton Technical College then Brunel College
Brunel has a long tradition of producing graduates who are ready for work. For many years, all of our programmes included a compulsory placement year in industry, but now we complement the option to gain work experience - in the UK or overseas - with a comprehensive array of support and programmes to prepare you for your future.
Brunel's world class research has now been organised into three Institutes and 15 Themes working on addressing global challenges through the adoption of inter-disciplinary methodologies.
The Professional Development Centre has a dedicated team of Careers Consultants who work with students throughout their time at Brunel as well as up to two years after they graduate to identify potential career options and to successfully navigate the recruitment process.
The Student Centre, located on the ground floor of the Bannerman Centre (library), provides a range of administrative services and support to all students; from registration and re-enrolement, through course duration to graduation and former students. The Student Centre should be your first port of call for any administrative enquiries.
We provide self-catering accommodation for approximately 4530 students in 33 halls of residence, which include 113 studio flats for co-habiting couples.Everyone has different priorities, so we offer a choice of en suite, standard and studio residences.Rooms are available on campus for undergraduates, postgraduates, disabled students and co-habiting couples.Accommodation Services and Brunel Student Homes will give you every assistance to find suitable accommodation either in the University residences or locally, off campus.If you need to apply for a visa, ensure you allow sufficient time for the British Embassy to process your application. Late arrival in the UK might mean you lose your room on campus.
The Library is at the heart of the campus and offers a wealth of resources and services to support you in your study at Brunel. In addition to our recently refurbished building which houses study space and print resources, we also offer an extensive e-Library which provides electronic access to a huge range of online material, including journal articles and e-books.
Everyone at Brunel has access to the Computer Centre's services - email, software, Internet access and much more.Your network username gives you access to facilities including: filestore, where you may keep your work securely; a Brunel email account; Brunel's virtual learning environment; access to the University network from your own devices.
The Medical Centre on campus offers a variety of services to students and members of the public. If you're a new student make sure you register when you arrive.
Our London campus community provides everything you could need. We provide world-class sports facilities, a diverse arts centre, Students’ Union, prayer facilities and on-campus accommodation for first year undergraduates who confirm their acceptance by 1 September. All this on a self-contained single campus within easy reach of central London.
Brunel is not only a centre of excellence in the academic study of sport sciences, but also in the achievements of its students. This is illustrated by the number of graduates, students and staff across the University who have represented their country as competitors and coaches.
Loco's Bar is the main Students Union bar, with drinks promos and a pub-style menu. The big screen and plasma TVs show the latest sports coverage, or you can grab a game of pool or try one of the arcade games. There are two other bars on campus: Mezz, which overlooks the main concourse, and BeActive in the Sports Centre.