Regent's University London
Tuesday 13 August 2013
History: In 1908, Bedford Ladies’ College established a campus in Regent’s Park. The campus went on to house Rockford College Illinois’ study abroad programme, The European Business School London, and the London campus of Webster University, USA. In 2006, a number of different institutions on campus merged to become Regent’s College London. In 2012, Regent’s College London gained its own taught-degree awarded powers, and in 2013, University status was granted, and the institution became Regent’s University London.
Address: The main campus is located in the Inner Circle, Regent’s Park, in the heart of central London. The second campus, home to the fashion and design school, is a short 10-minute walk away in London’s Marylebone village.
Ambience: The main campus in Regent’s Park enjoys beautiful, tranquil surroundings while being just minutes away from all that central London has to offer. A short walk away, the Marylebone campus, home to the fashion and design school, sits in a lively historic area, known for its up-market boutiques, cafés and design shops, which retains the artisan feel of the Georgian village it once was. At Regent’s, London is your classroom.
Who's the boss? Professor Aldwyn Cooper joined Regent’s University as principal and chief executive in December 2006. A cognitive psychologist by background, he was a Harkness Fellow at Stanford and Berkeley in the seventies.
Prospectus: 0207 487 7505 or visit the website here.
UCAS code: R18
What you need to know
Easy to get into? Being an internationally focused university, students can apply with a variety of worldwide qualifications. For British students applying through UCAS, between 160 and 360 points are required, however you should refer to the relevant programme for specific details.
Foundation degrees: Regent’s offers both British and American degree programmes in a wide range of fields, including business and management, psychology, drama, film and media, arts and social sciences, fashion and design. Qualifications range from foundation level through to bachelors, masters and doctoral degrees.
Vital statistics: 4,500 students from over 140 different countries; 3,300 undergraduate and 1,200 postgraduate studying across the university's seven schools (European Business School London (EBSL), Regent’s Business School London (RBSL), Regent’s Institute of Languages & Culture (RILC), Regent’s American College London (RACL), Regent’s School of Psychotherapy & Psychology (RSPP), Regent’s School of Drama, Film & Media (RSDFM), Regent’s School of Fashion & Design (RSFD)).
Added value: Students have a choice of British or American degree programmes, and many courses offer study abroad opportunities. All students leave the European Business School speaking at least two languages, and 70 per cent of graduates can speak four or more. The university’s practically-focused courses develop students’ skills and employability in and outside of the classroom. Many courses place a strong emphasis on experiential learning. Not-for-profit status means that all surplus is reinvested back into the university for the benefit of the student experience.
Teaching: Students benefit from small tutorial-style classes which offer optimum learning conditions, alongside work experience, internships and international experience through the extensive range of opportunities for studying abroad.
Research: ‘Networks of power’ brings together a number of scholars in Regent’s University with common interests in the construction of power relations on a national and international level. It aims to raise the research profile of the university by organising conferences and seminar series and by publishing the results of individual and collaborative research in books, periodicals and the wider media.
Any accommodation? Yes - although it is limited. There is housing for 250 students on campus with single, double and triple rooms in Reid Hall and Oliver Hall. The University also has flats available with their own bathrooms. Prices range from £260 to £375 per week and include a meal plan.
Cheap to live there? You've got to be kidding - this is London. Prices in central are very high, but travel further out and you might find a bargain. Don't expect to be paying much less than £100 per week though.
Transport links: The main campus in Regent’s Park is minutes away from all that central London has to offer. Excellent transport links make it easy to get around. The campus is close to central London Tube stations, 10 minutes by Underground from the Eurostar and less than an hour’s travel from London airports.
Fees: All students pay the same tuition fees, regardless of nationality. Annual tuition fees vary depending on the programme, and range from £14,200 to £14,850 for undergraduate degrees. Other fees including registration and alumni fees also apply so please refer to the relevant programme page on our website. Tuition fees are updated each academic year and are subject to a 4 per cent or inflationary-linked increase.
Bursaries: Regent’s offers a number of scholarships and bursaries to help with the cost of tuition fees. Students can also apply for external loans, sponsorship, or other funding opportunities to help finance their studies.
The fun stuff
Nightlife: With central London on your doorstep, the world is your Oyster. Situated in one of the pricier areas of the city, there's no end of swanky bars and nightclubs, but if you explore deeper there's a wealth of hidden gems. There's something for every taste in the big city.
Sporting facilities: The Regent’s Polo Team this year secured two British Universities (SUPA) National Champion titles in two of the most advanced sections. Sports teams vary from year to year and usually include men's and women's football, basketball, volleyball and polo teams.
Glittering alumni: TV chef Anjum Anand; Stephanie Vidal, European head of marketing for Apple; television personality Ruby Wax.
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