Postgraduate Study in the UK: The International Student's Guide
Publication Year: 2006
Subject: Higher Education (general)
This book provides essential guidance for all students who are thinking of studying for a postgraduate qualification in Britain. Alongside detailed information about the British university system (from the application process to the viva) Nicholas and Rosalind Foskett provide readers with an introduction to other essential pastoral and practical aspects to study in Britain: Immigration regulations; living and working in Britain; cultural traditions and expectations of student life; finance and support systems.
- Front Matter
- Back Matter
- Subject Index
Part 1: Choosing a Programme and How to Apply
- Chapter 1: Why Do a Postgraduate Degree?
- Chapter 2: British Universities and International Postgraduate Students
- Chapter 3: Choosing a Postgraduate Programme
Part 2: Everyday Life as a Postgraduate Student
- Chapter 4: Studying in the UK
- Chapter 5: Financing Your Postgraduate Programme
- Chapter 6: Moving to the UK
- Chapter 7: Living in the UK
Part 3: Studying for a Postgraduate Degree
- Chapter 8: Studying for a Taught Postgraduate Degree
- Chapter 9: Planning and Writing Your Research Thesis
- Chapter 10: Tutors, Supervisors and Student Support Systems
- Chapter 11: Examinations and Vivas
Part 4: Moving on after Your Degree
© Nicholas Foskett and Rosalind Foskett 2006
First published 2006
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This book has been written to meet the needs of students from around the world who are either considering taking a Masters degree or a Doctorate at a university in the United Kingdom, or are already on a Masters or Doctoral programme. It provides a single source of guidance on the whole process of becoming and being a postgraduate student, from the initial idea to beyond graduation. There are many sources of information about being a postgraduate. However, these are either about the application process and moving to and living in the UK, or they are about how to study for a Masters or a Doctorate. In this book we cover both these aspects as we believe they are strongly inter-connected.
The book is divided into four parts. The first part (Chapters 1–3) looks at the nature of postgraduate study in UK universities and considers the processes of choosing and applying for a programme. The second part (Chapters 4–7) considers everyday life as an international postgraduate student, and looks at a range of issues from accommodation to finance to student life in the UK. The third part (Chapters 8–11) concentrates on studying, and looks in detail at teaching, learning, assessment, assignments, examinations, managing your study time and research. The final part (Chapter 12) looks at life beyond your postgraduate programme, at issues such as graduation, finding a job and returning home. We have tried in this way to look at all parts of the ‘student life cycle’ for international postgraduate students.
The book is intended for all postgraduate students. Whether you are planning to take a Masters degree or to undertake a PhD or taught Doctorate, many of the issues you will face are the same. However, throughout the book we have included clear sections that relate specifically to either Masters or Doctoral degrees where this is appropriate. For example, Chapter 8 is about taught postgraduate courses and is therefore mainly for Masters students and those on taught Doctorates.
The book has been written from a student's perspective. Much of what is written elsewhere about choosing a UK programme is basically marketing literature from institutions or organizations seeking to persuade you to come to the UK or specifically to their university or programme. We have tried here, though, to work through the questions you will be asking as a potential or current postgraduate student and to provide honest, informative and realistic [Page x]answers to those questions. While we believe very strongly that a UK postgraduate programme is an excellent choice for many international students, we are also keen that you make a well-researched and carefully thought through decision. If a UK postgraduate programme would not be right for you then we would rather you make a different choice of what to do next. To support this approach you will find three distinctive features of this book:
- Most of the sections are focused on key questions that postgraduate students will want to ask. We have tried to cover most of the frequently asked questions (FAQs) and have arranged the material so that you can look at the contents list and find the question that you want to ask at any particular moment
- We have included in every chapter a feature called ‘Pause for thought’. These are sections that are designed to encourage you to spend time thinking about your own views, needs and ideas on the topic that is being covered. These will help you make better informed decisions and plan carefully how your individual needs can be met.
- At the end of each chapter we have included a section entitled ‘Key risks and how to avoid them’. This presents a brief summary of the main things you need to be aware of and to think about. The list has been created from the experiences of current or recent students and identifies those things you need to be most watchful and careful about. The list is not designed to frighten you! It is, rather, designed to reassure you so that you can check that you have not forgotten to think about something that is important to your success.
We have worked for many years with international postgraduate students as tutors and supervisors and this has given us a considerable amount of experience and knowledge about the issues they face and the choices they make. We have also been actively involved in academic research on student choices and decision-making, and have published research in this field. We have met with international students in the UK and also at universities in many other countries, and we have attended international recruitment fairs. All of this knowledge has been important in helping us to write this book. However, we have relied much more on the direct comments and views of students we have talked to in the preparation of this book. Many students from a wide range of institutions and programmes have talked to us openly and in detail about their choices, their life in the UK and their experiences as postgraduate students. It is their knowledge, insight and experience that is at the heart of this book.
We would suggest you might use this book in two ways. If you are setting out to think about applying for a postgraduate programme in the UK then you will find it useful to read it right through in order. This will take you through each step of the path to becoming a postgraduate and identify all of the issues to think about. The second way of using it, though, will be for those already in the UK on a postgraduate programme. For these students it will be a useful reference book to be ‘dipped into’ when particular questions or issues arise.
[Page xi]There are a few important things you need to be aware of as you read this book. The first is that while we have of course tried to make the information as accurate and up-to-date as we can, detail changes quite rapidly. Universities change programmes and procedures as do government departments and agencies both in the UK and in your own country. We have therefore, as much as possible, written this book so that you understand the issues and principles on each theme and then have details of other places and sources where you can check the latest situation and detail. We cannot accept any responsibility for the accuracy of the information in this book. The responsibility lies entirely with you to check situations and information.
The second is that you should not read any information in this book as endorsing or supporting any particular choice, institution or programme. We have used many examples to illustrate the points we make, and this includes examples of particular institutions or programmes. These examples are not recommendations or endorsements. Our aim throughout has been to enable you to make the choices that are right for you, and wherever we have used examples there will almost certainly be many other choices you could consider which may or may not suit your needs better.
Finally, we hope that you enjoy the book and find it helpful in your thinking. It reflects many years of very positive experiences for us working with international students. We hope it will provide the basis for many positive experiences for you too.
Nick Foskett and Ros Foskett, Southampton, UK
This book reflects the experiences of a large number of international students in the UK and of many of their tutors and supervisors. We would like to acknowledge the willingness and enthusiasm of many students, from a wide range of countries, to answer our questions and provide thoughtful comments and insights into life as an international postgraduate in the UK. They are too numerous to name individually, but many will recognize their experiences within the advice and guidance contained in this book.
Appendix A: General Reading about Postgraduate Studies and Postgraduate Life[Page 191]1999) Doing Your Research Project: A Guide for First Time Researchers in Education and Social Science ((3rd edition). Milton Keynes: Open University Press2001) How to Research (, and (2nd edition). Milton Keynes: Open University PressBritish Council. Studying and Living in the United Kingdom. 92 pp downloadable from http://www.educationuk.org2002) A Student's Guide to Methodology. London: Sageand (2004) Writing for Academic Success: A Postgraduate Guide. London: Sage(2003) Writing at University: A Guide for Students (and (2nd edition). Milton Keynes: Open University Press2000) The Research Student's Guide to Success ((2nd edition). Buckingham: Open University Press1996) Authoring a PhD. London: Palgrave Macmillan(Engineering and Physical Science Research Council (1997) Research Student and Supervisor: An Approach to Good Supervisory Practice. Swindon: EPSRC2005) Writing the Winning Thesis or Dissertation (and (2nd edition) London: Corwin PressGraves, N. and Varma, V. (eds) (1997) Working for a Doctorate: A Guide for Humanities and Social Sciences. London: Routledge1998) Doing a Literature Review. London: Sage(2001) Doing a Literature Search. London: Sage(2004) Doing Your Masters Dissertation. London: Sage(Higher Education Policy Institute (2004) Postgraduate Education in the UK. Available at http://www.hepi.ac.ukHumanities Research Board/The British Academy (1997) Guidelines on Support for Research Students in the Humanities. Stanmore: HRB2005) Good Grammar for Students. London: Sage(2003) Doing Research on Sensitive Topics. London: Sage(2004) The International Student's Guide: Studying in English at University. London: Sage, and (2002) Presentation Skills: The Essential Guide for Students. London: Sageand (2002) How to Write a Thesis. Milton Keynes: Open University Press(2003) How to Survive Your Viva. Milton Keynes: Open University Press([Page 192]2003) Writing Your Thesis. London: Sage(2003) The Student's Guide to Research Ethics. Milton Keynes: Open University Press(Particle Physics and Astronomy Research Council (1996) An Approach to Good Supervisory Practice for Supervisors and Research Students. Swindon: PPARC2000) How to Get a PhD: A Handbook for Students and Their Supervisors (and (3rd Edition). Buckingham: Open University Press2005) Good Essay Writing: A Social Sciences Guide ((3rd edition). London: Sage2000) Surviving Your Dissertation: A Comprehensive Guide to Content and Process. London: Sageand (2004) How to Find Information: A Guide for Researchers. Milton Keynes: Open University Press(2004) The Unwritten Rules of PhD Research. Milton Keynes: Open University Pressand (Ryan, Y. and Zuber-Skerritt, O. (eds) (1999) Supervising Postgraduates from Non-English Speaking Backgrounds. Buckingham: Open University Press/SRHE2005) Presenting at Conferences, Seminars and Meetings. London: Sage(2004) The Doctoral Examination Process: A Handbook for Students, Examiners and Supervisors. Milton Keynes: Open University Pressand (2002) Starting at the end to undertake doctoral research: predictable questions as stepping stones. Higher Education Review, Vol. 35 No. 1, pp. 31–49and (2002) Anatomy of a doctoral viva. Journal of Graduate Education, Vol. 3 No. 1, pp. 33–41and (2005) Your Research Project: A Step by Step Guide for the First Time Researcher ((2nd edition). London: Sage2005) Succeeding with Your Doctorate. London: Sage, , , and (2005) The Essential Guide to Postgraduate Study. London: Sage(1998) The Postgraduate Research Handbook. London: Palgrave Macmillan(
Appendix B: General Guides to Universities in the UK[Page 193]
The publications listed here are general guides to universities in the UK. They are annual publications, so are updated each year and often have a full title with the year named in it, e.g. The Guardian University Guide 2006. They are also written for students thinking of undergraduate studies. However, they give a detailed description of the universities, student life and the strengths and weaknesses of particular subjects and departments in each university. This means they are useful in providing a good picture as a background to your choice. However, remember that they are undergraduate guides!
The Guardian University Guide (London: Guardian Books) The Times Good University Guide (London: Times Books)
Appendix C: Key Websites for General Information about Postgraduate Studies in the UK for International Students[Page 194]Department for Education and SkillsUKCOSA: The Council for International Education
This website includes a series of downloadable Guidance Notes covering 27 different aspects of living and studying in the UK.Scottish International Foundation ProgrammeUK NARIC: The National Recognition Information Centre for the UKHERO Higher Education and Research Opportunities
Official website operated on behalf of the main HE organizations in the UK. Contains wide-ranging information about UK universities, programmes, research and funding.
Appendix D: League Tables[Page 195]
Most league tables are published every year and are usually available both as a publication and on the internet. Always remember with league tables to look at the description of how it has been calculated, and remember too that most are about undergraduate studies and/or research, and not about postgraduate studies.The Guardian League Tables
The Guardian University Guide (London: Guardian Books)The Times University League Tables
The Times Good University Guide (London: Times Books)The Sunday Times University League TablesThe Times Higher Education Supplement League Tables
The Higher Education League Tables, The Times Higher Education Supplement, 27 May 2005
The Student Satisfaction Survey, The Times Higher Education Supplement, 23 September 2005The Times Higher Education Supplement World University Rankings
World University Rankings, The Times Higher Education Supplement, 5 November 2004 and 4 February 2005
Appendix E: Key Websites about Visas, Entry into the UK and Working in the UK[Page 196]The Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO)Embassies and Consulates Worldwide
The following website has the contact information for all overseas consulates, embassies and other diplomatic mission offices for every country of the worldBritain in China Website
This UK government website is specifically for those potential postgraduate students who live in China
Appendix F: Key Websites to Assist in Choosing Programmes and Universities[Page 197]The English UK Website List of National Agent Associations
Lists the contact details and websites of the national associations of educational agents in every country to enable you to identify whether an agent is ‘recognized’ in your own countryThe HERO (Higher Education and Research Opportunities) Website
Official website operated on behalf of the main HE organizations in the UK. Contains wide-ranging information about UK universities, programmes, research and fundingThe TQI (Teaching Quality Information) Website
Official website of the Quality Assurance Agency on which universities are required to publish information about the quality of their programmes, including external examiner reports, data on admissions, achievement and student profiles. Searchable database of all programmes at every universityThe HERO RAE Website
Provides detailed information on the performance of each university and each of its subject areas in the research assessment exercise in 2001The Hobsons WebsiteThe UK Prospects WebsiteThe Studentmoney Website
Searchable database of postgraduate Masters and Doctoral programmes[Page 198]The Association of MBAs WebsiteThe Association of Business Schools WebsiteThe Graduate Management Admissions CouncilThe Studylink WebsiteThe Guardian Education WebsiteThe Hotcourses Website
Appendix G: Key Websites about English Language Training and Qualifications
Appendix H: Key Websites for Information about Everyday Life as a Postgraduate Student in the UK
Appendix I: Financial Information[Page 201]General InformationUKCOSA: The Council for International EducationThe Studentmoney WebsiteThe Royal Bank of Scotland Student Living Index 2004ScholarshipsThe Studentmoney WebsiteThe Chevening Scholarship Website[Page 202]The Overseas Research Students Awards Scheme (ORSAS) WebsiteThe Commonwealth Scholarship and Fellowship Scheme (CSFP) WebsiteThe DfID Shared Scholarship Scheme
Research Council Scholarships (for UK and EU students only)
BBSRC – Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council
ESRC – Economic and Social Research Council
EPSRC – Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council
MRC – Medical Research Council
NERC – Natural Environment Research Council
PPARC – Particle Physics and Astronomy Research Council
AHRB – Arts and Humanities Research Council
Appendix J: Key Websites about Work and Life after Postgraduate Studies
Appendix K: Other Useful Websites[Page 204]The Eurydice Website
A European Union website with detailed descriptions of the educational system in each member state of the EU, including England, Scotland, Wales and Northern IrelandThe International Association of Universities (IAU) Website
The IAU World Higher Education Database provides information on the HE system in every country, including lists of universities. Operated and organized by UNESCOThe AIESEC WebsiteThe Graduate Overseas Website
This is a general website to provide advice, contacts and services for international studentsTravel WebsitesSpecialist Student Travel Agents
Appendix L: Websites of Higher Education Institutions in the United Kingdom[Page 205]
Aberdeen, University of http://www.abdn.ac.uk Abertay, University of http://www.abertay.ac.uk Aberystwyth (University of Wales) http://www.aber.ac.uk Anglo-European College of Chiropractic http://www.aecc.ac.uk American Intercontinental University – London http://www.aiulondon.ac.uk Anglia Ruskin University http://www.anglia.ac.uk The Arts Institute at Bournemouth http://www.aib.ac.uk Ashridge Business School http://www.ashridge.org.uk Aston University http://www.aston.ac.uk Bangor (University of Wales) http://www.bangor.ac.uk Bath, University of http://www.bath.ac.uk Bath Spa University http://www.bathspa.ac.uk Birkbeck College (University of London) http://www.bbk.ac.uk Birmingham, University of http://www.bham.ac.uk Birmingham College of Food Tourism and Creative Studies http://www.bcftcs.ac.uk Bishop Grosseteste College http://www.bgc.ac.uk Bolton, University of http://www.bolton.ac.uk Bournemouth University http://www.bournemouth.ac.uk Bournemouth Business School International http://www.bbschool.co.uk BPP Professional Legal Education, Law School (London, Leeds, Manchester) http://www.bpp.com Bradford College http://www.bilk.ac.uk Bradford, University of http://www.bradford.ac.uk Brighton, University of http://www.brighton.ac.uk Bristol, University of http://www.bristol.ac.uk Brunel University http://www.brunel.ac.uk Buckingham, University of http://www.buckingham.ac.uk Buckinghamshire and Chilterns University College http://www.bcuc.ac.uk Camberwell College of Arts http://www.camberwell.arts.ac.uk Cambridge, University of http://www.cam.ac.uk Canterbury Christ Church University http://www.cant.ac.uk Cardiff University http://www.cardiff.ac.uk Cardiff (University of Wales Institute) http://www.uwic.ac.uk Central England, University of http://www.uce.ac.uk Central Lancashire, University of http://www.uclan.ac.uk Central School of Speech and Drama http://www.cssd.ac.uk Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design http://www.csm.arts.ac.uk Centre for Human Ecology http://www.che.ac.uk Chelsea College of Art and Design http://www.chelsea.arts.ac.uk Chester, University of http://www.chester.ac.uk Chichester, University of http://www.ucc.ac.uk City University http://www.city.ac.uk [Page 206]City College Norwich http://www.ccn.ac.uk College of Estate Management http://www.cem.ac.uk College of Law http://www.lawcol.co.uk Cornwall College http://www.cornwall.ac.uk Courtauld Institute of Art http://www.courtauld.ac.uk Coventry University http://www.coventry.ac.uk Cranfield University http://www.cranfield.ac.uk Creative Arts, University College for the http://www.ucreative.ac.uk Cumbria Institute of the Arts http://www.cumbria.ac.uk Dartington College of Arts http://www.dartington.ac.uk De Montfort University http://www.dmu.ac.uk Derby, University of http://www.derby.ac.uk Doncaster College http://www.don.ac.uk Dundee, University of http://www.dundee.ac.uk Durham, University of http://www.durham.ac.uk East Anglia, University of http://www.uea.ac.uk East London, University of http://www.uel.ac.uk Edge Hill College http://www.edgehill.ac.uk Edinburgh, University of http://www.ed.ac.uk Edinburgh Business School http://www.ebs.hw.ac.uk Edinburgh College of Art http://www.eca.ac.uk European Business School London http://www.regents.ac.uk ESCP-EAP London Campus http://www.escp-eap.net Essex, University of http://www.essex.ac.uk Exeter, University of http://www.exeter.ac.uk Falmouth College of Arts http://www.falmouth.ac.uk Glamorgan, University of http://www.glam.ac.uk Glasgow, University of http://www.gla.ac.uk Glasgow Caledonian University http://www.gcal.ac.uk Glasgow School of Art http://www.gsa.ac.uk Gloucestershire, University of http://www.glos.ac.uk Goldsmiths College (University of London) http://www.gold.ac.uk Greenwich, University of http://www.gre.ac.uk Greenwich, School of Management http://www.greenwich-college.ac.uk Harper Adams University College http://www.harper-adams.ac.uk Heriot-Watt University http://www.hw.ac.uk Henley Management College http://www.henleymc.ac.uk Hertfordshire, University of http://www.herts.ac.uk Heythrop College http://www.heythrop.ac.uk Holborn College http://www.holborncollege.ac.uk Huddersfield, University of http://www.hud.ac.uk Hull, University of http://www.hull.ac.uk Imperial College (University of London) http://www.imperial.ac.uk Institute of Advanced Legal Studies (University of London) http://www.sas.ac.uk Institute of Classical Studies (University of London) http://www.sas.ac.uk Institute of Commonwealth Studies (University of London) http://www.sas.ac.uk Institute of Education (University of London) http://www.ioe.ac.uk Institute of English Studies (University of London) http://www.sas.ac.uk Institute of Germanic and Romance Studies (University of London) http://www.sas.ac.uk Institute of Historical Research (University of London) http://www.icbh.ac.uk Institute of Musical Research (University of London) http://www.sas.ac.uk Institute of Philosophy (University of London) http://www.philosophy.sas.ac.uk Institute for the Study of the Americas (University of London) http://www.sas.ac.uk International Institute for Communication Excellence http://www.iice.org Keele University http://www.keele.ac.uk Kent, University of http://www.kent.ac.uk [Page 207]Kent Institute of Art and Design (now University College for the Creative Arts) http://www.kiad.ac.uk King's College (University of London) http://www.kcl.ac.uk Kingston University http://www.kingston.ac.uk Lampeter (University of Wales) http://www.lamp.ac.uk Lancaster University http://www.lancaster.ac.uk Leeds, University of http://www.leeds.ac.uk Leeds Metropolitan University http://www.leedsmet.ac.uk Leeds College of Music http://www.lcm.ac.uk Leicester, University of http://www.le.ac.uk Lincoln, University of http://www.lincoln.ac.uk Liverpool, University of http://www.liv.ac.uk Liverpool Hope University http://www.hope.ac.uk Liverpool John Moores University http://www.livjm.ac.uk London Business School http://www.london.edu London College of Communication http://www.lcc.arts.ac.uk London College of Fashion http://www.fashion.arts.ac.uk London External Programme (University of London) http://www.lon.ac.uk London Film School http://www.lfs.org.uk London Metropolitan University http://www.londonmet.ac.uk London School of Business and Finance http://www.lsbf.org.uk London School of Economics and Political Science (University of London) http://www.lse.ac.uk London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine http://www.lshtm.ac.uk London South Bank University http://www.lsbu.ac.uk Loughborough University http://www.lboro.ac.uk Luton, University of http://www.luton.ac.uk Manchester, University of http://www.manchester.ac.uk Manchester Metropolitan University http://www.mmu.ac.uk Middlesex University http://www.mdx.ac.uk Napier University http://www.napier.ac.uk National Film and Television School http://www.nftsfilm-tv.ac.uk NESCOT-North East Surrey College of Technology http://www.nescot.ac.uk Newcastle upon Tyne, University of http://www.ncl.ac.uk Newman College http://www.newman.ac.uk Newport (University of Wales) http://www.newport.ac.uk North East Wales Institute of Higher Education http://www.newi.ac.uk Northumbria University http://www.northumbria.ac.uk Norwich School of Art and Design http://www.nsad.ac.uk Nottingham, University of http://www.nottingham.ac.uk Nottingham Trent University http://www.ntu.ac.uk Northampton, University of http://www.northampton.ac.uk The Open University http://www.open.ac.uk Oxford, University of http://www.ox.ac.uk Oxford Brookes University http://www.brookes.ac.uk Oxford Centre for Mission Studies http://www.ocms.ac.uk Oxford Institute of Legal Practice http://www.oxlip.ac.uk Paisley, University of http://www.paisley.ac.uk Peninsula Postgraduate Health Institute http://www.pphi.ac.uk School of Pharmacy (University of London) http://www.ulsop.ac.uk Plymouth, University of http://www.plymouth.ac.uk Portsmouth, University of http://www.port.ac.uk The Prince's School of Traditional Arts http://www.princesschooltraditionalarts.org Queen Margaret University College http://www.qmuc.ac.uk Queen Mary College (University of London) http://www.qmul.ac.uk Queen's University of Belfast http://www.qub.ac.uk Ravensbourne College of Design and Communication http://www.rave.ac.uk Reading, University of http://www.reading.ac.uk [Page 208]Regent's Business School London http://www.regents.ac.uk Robert Gordon University http://www.rgu.ac.uk Richmond, The American International University in London http://www.richmond.ac.uk Roehampton University http://www.roehampton.ac.uk Rose Bruford College http://www.bruford.ac.uk Royal Academy of Music http://www.ram.ac.uk Royal Agricultural College http://www.rac.ac.uk Royal College of Art http://www.rca.ac.uk Royal College of Music http://www.rcm.ac.uk Royal Holloway College (University of London) http://www.rhul.ac.uk Royal Northern College of Music http://www.rncm.ac.uk Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama http://www.rsamd.ac.uk Royal Veterinary College http://www.rvc.ac.uk Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama http://www.rwcmd.ac.uk Salford, University of http://www.salford.ac.uk Sarum College http://www.sarum.ac.uk Schiller International University http://www.schillerlondon.ac.uk Scottish Agricultural College http://www.sac.ac.uk Scottish School of Herbal Medicine http://www.herbalmedicine.org.uk Sheffield, University of http://www.sheffield.ac.uk Sheffield Hallam University http://www.shu.ac.uk SOAS (School of Oriental and African Studies) http://www.soas.ac.uk Southampton, University of http://www.soton.ac.uk Southampton Solent University http://www.solent.ac.uk Staffordshire University http://www.staffs.ac.uk St Andrews, University of http://www.st-andrews.ac.uk St George's (University of London) http://www.sgul.ac.uk St Mark and St John, The College of http://www.marjon.ac.uk St Martin's College http://www.ucsm.ac.uk St Mary's College http://www.smuc.ac.uk Stockport College of Further and Higher Education http://www.stockport.ac.uk Stirling, University of http://www.stir.ac.uk Strathclyde, University of http://www.strath.ac.uk Sunderland, University of http://www.sunderland.ac.uk Surrey, University of http://www.surrey.ac.uk Surrey Institute of Art and Design (now University College for the Creative Arts) http://www.surrart.ac.uk Sussex, University of http://www.sussex.ac.uk Swansea (University of Wales) http://www.swansea.ac.uk Swansea Institute of Higher Education http://www.sihe.ac.uk Teesside, University of http://www.tees.ac.uk Thames Valley University http://www.tvu.ac.uk Trinity and All Saints College http://www.tasc.ac.uk Trinity College, Carmarthen http://www.trinity-cm.ac.uk Trinity College of Music http://www.tcm.ac.uk Ulster, University of http://www.ulster.ac.uk University College London (University of London) http://www.ucl.ac.uk Warburg Institute (University of London) http://www.sas.ac.uk Warwick, University of http://www.warwick.ac.uk West of England, University of the http://www.uwe.ac.uk Westminster, University of http://www.wmin.ac.uk Wimbledon School of Art http://www.wimbledon.ac.uk Winchester, University of http://www.winchester.ac.uk Wolverhampton, University of http://www.wlv.ac.uk Worcester, University of http://www.worc.ac.uk Writtle College http://www.writtle.ac.uk York, University of http://www.york.ac.uk York St John College http://www.yorksj.ac.uk