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Living in the UK

With over 8,000 international students from more than 150 countries - from Argentina to Zimbabwe - Brunel is a vibrant, welcoming multi-cultural community.

International students have the opportunity to work collaboratively, discover how different cultures address global issues and take experiences learnt in lectures straight into the workplace.

Celebrating different cultures is integral to life at Brunel. Every year the University hosts the One World Week festival, to celebrate our diverse community.

One London campus

Brunel provides everything students need on one campus.

  • Modern, safe, on campus accommodation with all the essential facilities within walking distance:  a mini supermarket, cafes and a bar, 24-hour library, PC rooms, multi-faith prayer areas, a medical centre and pharmacy.
  • A choice of world-class outdoor and indoor sports facilities and over 50 interest and activity clubs.
  • A convenient campus location – just 45 minutes by underground to Central London, 20 minutes walk to Uxbridge town centre and only 15 minutes by car to nearby Heathrow Airport.


Social life

Brunel has a lively atmosphere and a very strong sense of community, where making new friends is easy.

Activities and social events are at the heart of campus life. There are 39 different international societies, 20 different academic societies and an exciting calendar of on-campus cultural and interest activities to experience.

Socialising away from the campus is simple too – Uxbridge town centre is only a short bus ride away and is packed with shops, a multiplex cinema, bars, restaurants and a nightclub. 

To find out more about our student societies, clubs and activities visit: