We attract just under 80% of our students from London and the South East, including from some of the most deprived communities. These students do well with us, and Brunel is ranked in the Economist’s top ten for boosting graduate salaries. This is testament to our outreach activities and successful widening participation programme, which brings more than 4,000 visitors to the campus every year and we work with students from under-represented groups throughout their time with us. Our undergraduate student population is 11% overseas and 40% overseas at the Postgraduate level.
Our students have the advantage of a rounded education that takes them to the cutting-edge of their subject through research-led teaching and work-based learning. They are encouraged to embrace innovation and entrepreneurship; and are developed for success in the workplace, so that they can step out of full-time study and into employment with the wide range of skills they need to succeed.
We actively encourage our students to consider studying abroad as part of their degree too, taking advantage of the 30 partner universities we have across the globe.
Brunel works closely with more than 8,000 companies, many of which support our students through placement opportunities, mentoring and graduate employment. 93% of our undergraduate students are in employment or further study six months after leaving, and Brunel produces 2.2% of all senior management professionals in the UK – the 10th top ranking university.
Brunel is leading the way with our approach to digital exam and assessment, winning a prestigious Advance HE Collaborative Award for Teaching Excellence in 2019. Over 2,700 students sat exams with their own laptop this year through our Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) scheme.
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