In 2016, Brunel celebrated 50 years as a university. Today, the university is proud to have over 139,000 alumni around the world, with 3,309 currently engaged in postgraduate and research study. The university prides itself on its approach, combining academic rigour with the practical, enterprising, and innovative methods pioneered by its namesake Isambard Kingdom Brunel.
Brunel University's education is designed to equip students with the academic knowledge and personal skills they need to forge successful and rewarding careers. Studying with Brunel, students will learn alongside academics who are established experts in their fields and passionate about what they teach. They balance their teaching with research that progresses thinking in their specialist area – whether that’s manufacturing, science, sports, business or the arts. They are dedicated to helping students develop their skills for success in the real world.
Through collaborative partnerships with businesses will benefit you directly by giving students the opportunity to gain industrial experience in real situations.
Brunel is committed to world-leading research and blends academic rigour with the needs of government, industry, and the profit and non-profit sectors globally - delivering creative solutions to complex challenges to provide, economic, cultural, and social benefit.
Brunel produces skilled international graduates, equipped with practical understanding in their professional fields. Their students benefit from internationally-renowned research, delivered by experts with essential understanding of practical workplace requirements. Brunel’s Professional Development Centre was voted 5th best Careers Service in the country, as voted for by students (Student Hut 2019).
Our Career Advisors are on-hand to provide you with guidance and support to help you develop your career objectives. In addition, the Brunel+ Award gives students recognition for the extra-curricular activities they participate in during their studies.
Brunel’s Professional Development Centre gives students access to career and employability resources. These can boost the employability of students by helping them develop the skills and experience needed to stand out in the international job market, and prepare for an impactful career.
We guarantee accommodation on campus for all new students starting in September 2020 who meet their course conditions and apply for a room by 27 August 2020. You’ll find comfortable and secure accommodation across the campus. We offer a range of rooms to suit different budgets. To help you settle in, our Residence Ambassadors will be there to support you when you arrive. All residences have card access and CCTV, and our security teams patrol the halls for your safety and wellbeing.
The library is open 24 hours a day during term-time, providing you with more than 400,000 books and reference materials and some unique collections. It also has an extensive e-library with over 600,000 eBooks and 100,000 eJournals. The Library caters for varied needs, from group work to silent study with numerous PC workstations and wifi network available. Laptops are also available to loan.
All students can access our WiFi across campus, download Microsoft office software for free and use our 24-hour PC labs during term time. Brunel’s IT support team is available to assist with IT support issues.
If you’re living on campus or within a two-mile radius of the University, you can register to our on campus Medical Centre.
Brunel is a single site university, where everything is within a 10-minute walk. Whether you’re going to class or for a coffee it’s all close by. Whether you want a place to eat or a space to meet it’s on your doorstep. We provide on-campus accommodation and you’ll also find plenty of cafes and restaurants as well as a weekly farmers market and an onsite supermarket. There is also a pharmacy and bank. Our campus bar Loco’s and Academy nightclub offer opportunities to socialise and hang out with friends. Plus, Uxbridge town centre is just a short walk away, offering a whole host of shops, entertainment venues and eateries.
Our sports facilities include an impressive indoor Athletics Centre with its 132-metres long indoor sprint track, a long jump pit, high jump and pole vault areas.
Our gym boasts state-of-the-art cardiovascular machines and is host to four training zones, weight training equipment and an exercise studio. You can play basketball, volleyball, badminton and netball in our Sports Halls, and there is an indoor climbing wall, pump room and cricket and archery nets.
At our Sports Park opposite campus, you’ll find a 400-metre athletics track, full size football pitch and rugby pitch to international standard. There’s also six tennis courts and four netball courts plus a further four football pitches and 2 rugby pitches.
There are over 100 societies for you to get involved in at Brunel, from Arts and Crafts or Ultimate Frisbee, to subject specific groups where you can socialise with students from your course.
Brunel Arts organises weekly classes, events, concerts and production throughout the year. Our courses are open to everyone and include singing, acting, creative writing, 3D special effects make-up and pottery.
There’s also over 50 sports activities for you to try, from American Football and rock climbing to rugby, hockey and athletics. Our sports clubs are free to use for all students, once you join Team Brunel.