Our office team could not agree on which UK university had the coolest and most majestic buildings so with some research and a quick poll coupled with the brilliance of our graphic designer we created this awesome infographic utilising unique 3D eye candy that will surely be too much for your eyes to digest – enjoy.
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Universities throughout the UK have some of the most impressive and awe inspiring buildings in the world with some structures dating back hundreds and hundreds of years. From Neo Gothic architecture to some of the best examples of Tudor and medieval craftsmanship that can be found around the world.
Did you know many of these structures have been featured regularly in some famous movies over the last few decades?
Now that we’ve seen and had some time to digest these amazing structures, let’s learn a little more about the universities they feature in as well as the iconic buildings themselves.
The University of Keele was founded in 1949 as the university college of North Staffordshire and occupies over 600 acres of rural campus. It is Britain’s biggest single site campus. What sets Keele university apart from other top universities when it comes to the campus is it’s beautiful rural setting. The campus also includes streams, lakes as well as stunning parkland.
The university also does well academically and holds many accolades and awards which include a gold in teaching excellence framework.
The University of Bristol was founded in 1876 initially as University College Bristol and is ranked among the top 10 universities in the UK by QS university ranking. The university still boasts some buildings from its time as university college Bristol as well as many additional buildings since it received its royal charter in 1909.
Queen’s University of Belfast is a member of the Russell group of leading research intensive universities and is ranked number eight in the UK for research intensity with over 75% of their research assessed as ‘world leading‘.
The Royal Holloway was initially founded as Bedford College in 1849 but due to past mergers is now officially known as Royal Holloway, University of London. In 2014 the university ranked within the top 25% of universities in the UK for research rated ‘world-leading’ or ‘internationally excellent’.
The Royal Holloway campus is one of the most beautiful in the UK with a number of stunning buildings set around parkland.
The University of Aberystwyth was established in 1872 and was recently voted university of the year for teaching quality in the times and Sunday times good university guide 2019.
The University of Glasgow was founded in 1451 and is one of Scotland’s four ancient universities.
It’s main campus is located at Gillmorehill in the west end of the city but has many additional university buildings in different areas of the city. Some of it’s more notable buildings include the Gilbert Scott building as well as the universities Hunterian which is the oldest museum in Scotland.
The University of Cambridge is not only one of oldest universities around but also the second best university according to the Times Higher Education World University Rankings.
The University of Oxford is the oldest in Britain and the second oldest in the world. It is currently ranked number one in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings.
In terms of buildings, Oxford university is not campus based so everything is not located on one site. That said, there are many famous college buildings scattered around the town some of which include Christ Church, St Johns and Radcliffe Camera and Brasenose.
The time and patience that was put into designing these beautiful structures is truly amazing and we probably won’t ever see anything like them built again so let’s marvel at them while we can.
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