Berkshire College of Agriculture
Berkshire College of Agriculture is a further education agricultural college at Hall Place in Burchetts Green, Berkshire. It was founded as the Berkshire Institute of Agriculture; the college was built to provide a training centre for agricultural workers. It has expanded to offer work with animals and construction; the college is located on 450 acres of farm land, with residential accommodation for over 70 students. As this is a further education college, there is no legal catchment area, but its rural location causes an extensive bus service to be run to many towns and villages including Amersham, Bushey, Camberley, The Chalfonts, Gerrards Cross, Great Missenden, High Wycombe, Reading, Slough, Uxbridge, Windsor and Wokingham. Media related to Berkshire College of Agriculture at Wikimedia Commons Official website
Solent University is a public university based in Southampton, United Kingdom. It has 11000 students, its main campus is located on East Park Terrace near the city centre and the maritime hub of Southampton. Solent University students are represented by Solent Students' Union, based on the East Park Terrace campus; the university's origins can be traced back to a private School of Art founded in 1856, which became the Southampton College of Art. Mergers with the Southampton College of Technology, the College of Nautical Studies at Warsash, led to the establishment of the Southampton Institute of Higher Education in 1984. Southampton Institute became a university on 12 July 2005, adopting the name Southampton Solent University on 15 August 2005. Prior to 2005, Southampton Institute provided assistance to Nottingham Trent University in its provision of business focused degrees, relating to accountancy and professional ACCA qualifications; some Nottingham Trent University certificates included Southampton Institute stamps to indicate this agreement.
In 2015 the University came to an agreement with New College of the Humanities, London whereby it will validate some of their degrees. In November 2017, the Privy Council approved the change of name of Southampton Solent University to Solent University, with effect from 2018. Solent University has three primary locations: City and Timsbury Lake; the City campus is on the east side of East Park. This campus broadly includes the Sir James Matthews building, situated on the far side of the park. Part of the Warsash School of Maritime Science and Engineering is on the eastern bank of the Hamble River overlooking Southampton Water, while Timsbury Lake is located in Timsbury; the University has six major student Halls complexes: Chantry Deanery Emily Davies Hamwic Kimber Lucia Foster Welch All the halls are located a short walk away from the main teaching buildings. Five of the six halls are located south east of the city centre, between the St Mary's and Ocean Village areas of the Southampton, while Emily Davies is located to the north west of the city centre, near the Southampton Civic Centre.
Solent University is a comprehensive University offering programmes across five academic Schools, including the School of Art and Fashion. Solent's maritime courses have been ranked among the best in the world; the University has a growing reputation, have been climbing the major league tables year on year - most reaching 81st place in the Guardian League Table in 2019. The University has strong links with local and regional businesses, professional bodies and industry groups, all with a focus on providing the best routes into the workforce; the student yachting team has consisted of Olympians and are previous world champions. The University has a dedicated Research and Enterprise Office, providing cohesive support for research and innovation through a researcher development programme and the Research and Knowledge Exchange Awards. Solent has a strong record of research and innovation in the creative industries, with a focus on the fields of visual art and culture, music industries, screen research, communications and creative writing.
Developing research areas in creative and immersive technologies, such as virtual reality and augmented reality, are driving innovative research forward. We cover the range of the design process from inception through prototyping, to implementation and user experience and usability. Working with private and third sector industries, Solent focuses on research areas such as marketing, the ‘visitor economy’, SME partnerships, international economic development and innovation, cyber-crime. A particular focus is social policy in relation to employment and diversity in areas ranging from maritime and seafarers, to music and culture. Solent University has emerged as a leading provider of academic programmes relating to the study of sport and wellbeing; these programmes are informed by cutting-edge research in areas such as sports science, sports development, the sociology of sport, psychology and wellbeing, social care. A focus of current research is. Research in sports science focuses on strength and conditioning, the physiological basis of human performance in a range of sub-elite and elite sporting environments, the psychology of the coaching process.
The University is recognised as one of the leading centres for football-based research. One of the key research strengths of Solent has been in maritime, with its long history and association with shipping and seafarer training through Warsash Maritime Academy, now the Warsash School of Maritime Science and Engineering; the focus is on applied research and innovation that makes a real impact on industry, including a specific focus on maritime education and training, employment and safety, welfare. We have a developing area of research relating to sustainability and resilience, including environmental accounting, life cycle assessment. Other areas of research include additive manufacturing.
University of Brighton
The University of Brighton is a public university based on five campuses in Brighton and Hastings on the south coast of England. Its roots can be traced back to 1858 when the Brighton School of Art was opened in the Royal Pavilion, it achieved university status in 1992. The university focuses on professional education, with the majority of degrees awarded recognised by professional organisations or leading to professional qualifications. Subjects include pharmacy, ecology, mathematics, geology, teaching, sport science, journalism and business, it has 2,700 staff. In 1858 the Brighton School of Art opened its doors to its first 110 students, in rooms by the kitchens of the Royal Pavilion, it moved in 1876 to its own building in Grand Parade, with the Prime Minister, William Gladstone, witnessing the laying of the new building's foundation stone. The Municipal School of Science and Technology opened in Brighton in 1897 with 600 enrolled students. In the 1960s new buildings were constructed in Moulsecoomb for what had become the Brighton College of Technology.
In 1970 the School of Art and Brighton College of Technology merged to form Brighton Polytechnic. In 1976 the Brighton College of Education merged with Brighton Polytechnic, giving the Polytechnic a campus at Falmer, it had opened in 1909 as the Municipal Day Training College in Brighton. There was a further merger in 1979, when the East Sussex College of Higher Education merged with the polytechnic, creating a campus in Eastbourne; that institution had opened in London in 1898 as an institution training women and girls in physical education and moved to Eastbourne in 1949. The polytechnics were granted university status in 1992 and the Polytechnic became the University of Brighton under the provisions of the Further and Higher Education Act, 1992. In 1994 the Sussex and Kent Institute of Nursing and Midwifery became part of the university, increasing the number of students based in Eastbourne. In 2003 the Brighton and Sussex Medical School opened as a partnership between the University of Brighton, the University of Sussex and the Universities Hospitals Trust, the first medical school in South East England outside London.
University Centre Hastings is opened in 2004, managed by the University of Brighton. In 2011 the Brighton International College, part of Kaplan International Colleges, opened on the Brighton campus, to provide international students with English language courses and preparatory academic tuition for undergraduate and postgraduate courses; the university has five campuses: three in Brighton, at Falmer, Grand Parade and Moulsecoomb, one in Eastbourne and one in Hastings. In 2018, the University of Brighton gained a first class award in the People & Planet's University League table – UK universities ranked by environmental and ethical performance; the Falmer campus is three miles from Brighton city centre. The School of Humanities, School of Health Sciences, School of Applied Social Science, Centre for Nursing and Midwifery Research, International Health Development and Research Centre, Social Science Policy and Research Centre, School of Education, Education Research Centre, the Centre for Learning and Teaching and the Brighton and Sussex Medical School are all based on this campus.
Falmer railway station is adjacent, as is the Falmer Stadium, home to Brighton & Hove Albion FC, which opened in 2011. Facilities on the Falmer campus include a library, computer pool rooms and cafe/bar, the Students' Union cafe, aka The Hive, shop. Sports facilities on the campus include floodlit 3G AstroTurf pitch and tennis courts, a sports centre with fitness suite, two activity studios and a sports hall with six badminton courts, a new sports pavilion which opened in 2015. Grand Parade campus in Brighton city centre is home to the university's College of Arts and Humanities, the University of Brighton gallery and Sallis Benney Theatre; the university's archives include the University of Brighton Design Archives, which houses collections from the Design Council and other British and global design organisations, the moving image archive Screen Archive South East. Facilities include the specialist humanities and design library at St Peter's House, computer pool rooms, a media centre, a restaurant and cafe.
The School of Art and Media and the School of Humanities are based at Grand Parade. The Moulsecoomb campus is to the north of Brighton city centre. Moulsecoomb railway station is nearby, it is the largest of the five campuses with over 8,000 students. Brighton Business School, School of Architecture and Design, School of Computing and Mathematics, School of Environment and Technology, School of Pharmacy and Biomolecular Sciences are based on the Moulsecoomb campus. Teaching and learning resources include rapid prototyping and design equipment including 3D scanners, CNS lathes and laser cutters, clinical skills and molecular biology laboratories, specialist labs for structural dynamics, thermal dynamics and avionics, a flight simulator, real-time trading room, architecture and interior architecture studios. Facilities include computer pool rooms, two restaurants and five cafes; the new advanced engineering building opened in September 2017. The University of Brighton and Ricardo UK jointly opened the Sir Harry Ricardo Laboratories on 14 November 2006.
The laboratories are one of the largest UK research teams dedicated to internal combustion engines, the development of laser-based measurement techniques, fundamental modelling and computational simulation. The University of Brighton Students Un
Sussex Coast College Hastings
Sussex Coast College Hastings Hastings College of Arts and Technology or Hastings College, is a medium-sized Further Education college based in Hastings, East Sussex. It provides general further education for Hastings and the surrounding rural area in Rother District; the college's main site is at Station Plaza, adjacent to Hastings rail station with a secondary main site in Ore Valley. The college works with local secondary schools to provide vocational courses for year 10 and 11 students, the college works in partnership with Pestalozzi International Village in Sedlescombe to offer the International Baccalaureate; the Station Plaza building was opened in 2010. It is situated in the town centre in Station Approach, directly next to Hastings train station, forms part of a planned redevelopment of the former railway goods yard. An adjacent building, housing shops and medical services has been completed, while planning consent has been obtained on the remainder of the site for a student accommodation building for nearby Brighton University.
The college building comprises six floors of accommodation arranged in a triangular configuration, with an atrium extending the full height of the building occupying the centre. This provides some 12,000 square metres of educational facilities, plus the 1,200 square metres atrium social space and 1,600 square metres of uncompleted empty space reserved for future development. Parts of the ground floor are occupied by Costa Coffee. Station Plaza houses IT suites, a gym, performing arts and dance studios, an art gallery, a training kitchen, a professional hair salon, a restaurant, a learning resource centre and audio-visual / media equipment; the college maintains a secondary site at Ore Valley, less than a mile from Hastings town centre, opened in 2010. This has 7,000 square metres of realistic working environments, workshops and ‘live build’ areas, where students build, plumb, fit-out and decorate a full-size house in the central atrium. Students have access to a sports pitch and coffee shop.
This campus houses most of ICT / Computing courses. The Motor Vehicle Training Centre situated in Haywards Way, off the Ridge in Hastings, offers qualifications and hands-on training in all aspects of vehicle maintenance and restoration; the Motor vehicle centre was located in Bexhill but moved to a new location in 2012/13. The new premises were 50% funded by a capital grant from the Skills Funding Agency; the centre has IMI accreditation and approval to deliver E3 and Levels 1 to 3 motor vehicle maintenance and repair, apprenticeships at level 2 and 3. The college is overseen by a board of governors, known as the Sussex Coast College Hastings Corporation; this has a chairman and deputy chairman, plus eight ordinary members, the college principal, two staff members, two student members and a clerk. The college principal is responsible for everyday management of the college, with a vice principal and deputy principal. Staff and student governors are not permitted to attend all discussions; the chair of the governors is Tony Campbell, vice chair Pat Farmer.
Sarah Connerty, clerk to the governors, is responsible for freedom of information requests made to the college. College principal from 1998 to 2006 was Julie Walker, during the time that college recevelopment was being planned. From 2006 to 2010 the principal was Sue Middlehurst, covering the period of the college's reorganisation and move to new premises. On her departure she said, "I was appointed as principal at Hastings College with the goal of transforming the college and improving its reputation. With its inspirational new build, successful, an oversubscribed Academy 6, improved reputation I hope that I have gone some way to achieving that aim." Her replacement on 1 January 2011 was Janek Patel, who in July that year announced that the college anticipated a 25% cut in its income over the next three years, the loss of 50 part-time jobs, equivalent to 15 full-time posts. Patel resigned December 2011 following criticisms of leadership and management by OFSTED and was temporarily replaced by Bill Grady, supported by the newly appointed deputy principal April Carrol.
The current principal is Clive Cook, appointed 1 April 2012. Cook began his program of restoring the college's finances with a program of job restructuring and 50 redundancies. Published accounts for 2012/13 show the college to have assets of £78.6 million and annual revenue of £20 million, on which it was breaking but accumulated loan debts of £8.4 million and an overdraft facility of £2 million. By early 2014, the overdraft had risen to £2.75 million. The college was given a Financial health notice of concern by the SFA following poor financial results reported for the year to July 2012, requiring it to submit monthly reports for two years, but succeeded in meeting its financial targets in 2012/13 and 2013/14. In March 2014 the governors' finance committee reported: "having got through the Ofsted it was suggested that the College put in dedication and focus on finances to turn the College around financially."In April 2015, the college put in place plans for further teaching staff cuts of £800,000 or 20,000 hours of teaching time, amounting to some 18% of the total.
College management reported that this reduced teaching time in line with the industry average, at a time when funding for FE is falling nationally, further funding cuts were likely. The college aimed to increase class sizes, currently'very low', to timetable more self-directed study, it was noted that despite general cost reductions, admin staff costs had risen 10%. The college aimed to improve its profitability by subcontracting operation
University of Reading
The University of Reading is a public university located in Reading, England. It was founded in 1892 as Reading, a University of Oxford extension college; the institution received the power to grant its own degrees in 1926 by Royal Charter from King George V and was the only university to receive such a charter between the two world wars. The university is categorised as a red brick university, reflecting its original foundation in the 19th century, it has four major campuses. In the United Kingdom, the campuses on London Road and Whiteknights are based in the town of Reading itself, Greenlands is based on the banks of the River Thames, Buckinghamshire, it has a campus in Iskandar Puteri, Malaysia. The university has been arranged into 16 academic schools since 2016. Reading was ranked 35th in the UK amongst multi-faculty institutions for the quality of its research and 28th for its Research Power in the 2014 Research Excellence Framework. In total, 98% of the University's research is labelled as'internationally recognised', 78% as'internationally excellent and 27% as'world leading'.
Reading was the first university to win a Queen's Award for Export Achievement, in 1989. The annual income of the institution for 2016–17 was £275.3 million of which £35.4 million was from research grants and contracts, with an expenditure of £297.5 million. In 2019 it was reported; the university owes its first origins to the Schools of Art and Science established in Reading in 1860 and 1870. In 1892 the College at Reading was founded as an extension college by Christ Church, a college of the University of Oxford; the first President was the geographer Sir Halford John Mackinder. The Schools of Art and Science were transferred to the new college by Reading Town Council in the same year; the new college received its first treasury grant in 1901. Three years it was given a site, now the university's London Road Campus, by the Palmer family of Huntley & Palmers fame; the same family supported the opening of Wantage Hall in 1908, of the Research Institute in Dairying in 1912. The college first was unsuccessful at that time.
However a second petition, in 1925, was successful, the charter was granted on 17 March 1926. With the charter, the college became the University of Reading, the only new university to be created in the United Kingdom between the two world wars, it was added to the Combined English Universities constituency in 1928 in time for the 1929 general election. In 1947 the university purchased Whiteknights Park, to become its principal campus. In 1984 the University started a merger with Bulmershe College of Higher Education, completed in 1989. In October 2006, the Senior Management Board proposed the closure of its Physics Department to future undergraduate application; this was ascribed to financial reasons and lack of alternative ideas and caused considerable controversy, not least a debate in Parliament over the closure which prompted heated discussion of higher education issues in general. On 10 October the Senate voted to close the Department of Physics, a move confirmed by the Council on 20 November.
Other departments closed in recent years include Music, Sociology and Mechanical Engineering. The university council decided in March 2009 to close the School of Health and Social Care, a school whose courses have been oversubscribed. In January 2008, the university announced its merger with the Henley Management College to create the university's new Henley Business School, bringing together Henley College's expertise in MBAs with the University's existing Business School and ICMA Centre; the merger took formal effect on 1 August 2008, with the new business school split across the university's existing Whiteknights Campus and its new Greenlands Campus that housed Henley Management College. A restructuring of the university was announced in September 2009, which would bring together all the academic schools into three faculties, these being the Faculty of Science, the Faculty of Humanities and Social sciences, Henley Business School; the move was predicted to result in the loss of some jobs in the film and television department, which has since moved into a brand new £11.5 million building on Whiteknights Campus.
In late 2009 it was announced that the London Road Campus was to undergo a £30 million renovation, preparatory to becoming the new home of the university's Institute of Education. The Institute moved to its new home in January 2012.. The refurbishment was funded by the sale of the adjoining site of Mansfield Hall, a former hall of residence, for demolition and replacement by private sector student accommodation; the university is a lead sponsor of UTC Reading, a new university technical college which opened in September 2013. In 2016 a move to reorganise the structure of Reading University provoked student protests. On 21 March 2016, staff announced a vote of no confidence in the Vice Chancellor Sir David Bell. 88% of those who voted backed the no confidence motion. In 2019 The Guardian reported that the university was in "a financial and governance crisis" after reporting itself to regulators over a £121 million loan; the university is sole trustee of the charitable National Institute for Research in Dairying trust, after selling trust land had borrowed the £121 million proceeds from the trust, despite the potential conflict of interest in the decision making.
Including this loan, the university has debts of £300 million, as well as having an operating deficit of over £40 million for the past two years. The university maintains over 1.6 square kilometres of grounds, in four distinct c
University of Law
The University of Law is a for-profit, private university in the United Kingdom, providing law degrees, specialist legal training, continuing professional development courses for British barristers and solicitors. Founded in 1962 as the College of Law, it is the UK's largest law school; the College of Law was granted degree-awarding powers in 2006, in 2012 it became the UK's first for-profit educational institution to be granted university status. ULaw has eight campuses across England; the College of Law had been incorporated by royal charter as a charity in 1975, but in 2012, prior to the granting of university status, its educational and training business was split off and incorporated as a private limited company. This became the College of Law Ltd and University of Law Ltd; the charitable branch, which remained incorporated by the 1975 royal charter, became the Legal Education Foundation. Shortly after the granting of university status in 2012, College of Law Ltd. was bought by Montagu Private Equity.
Three years Montagu sold the University of Law to its present owner, the Netherlands-based company Global University Systems. The Law Society of England and Wales created the College of Law in 1962 by merging its own solicitors' training school with the tutorial firm Gibson and Weldon; the college was created in its legal form by Royal Charter on 5 December 1975. It was registered as a charity on 24 May 1976 with the aim "to promote the advancement of legal education and the study of law in all its branches"; until the transfer of its training business to College of Law Ltd. 2012, the College of Law was in the top 100 of UK charities ranked by expenditure. Following the recommendations of the Ormrod Report on the reform of legal education in England and Wales, the Law Society submitted proposals in 1975 for a 36-week Final Examination course for aspiring solicitors and a Common Professional Examination or law conversion course for non-law graduates to be taught at the College of Law; the first CPE was held in 1978.
The number of institutions approved to deliver the CPE increased until by 2006 the BPP Law School and 27 universities, most of them former polytechnics, were running the course. However, the leading providers of the CPE remained the College of Law and BPP Law School whose enrollments still "dwarfed" those of the universities in 2010. In the 1980s, The Law Society asked the college to produce a scheme for additional tuition in accounts for articled clerks, combining distance learning with one-day's attendance at lectures. Further distance learning courses were developed in a partnership with the Open University beginning in 1998; the Guildford campus of the college established the Fresh Start distance learning course for solicitors returning to practice after a career break or those wishing to change their specialisation. The 1990s saw a change in the College of Law. In 1994 Nigel Savage the dean of Nottingham Trent University's law school, called for a review of the link between the college and the Law Society which had eight of its council members on the college's board of governors.
Savage suggested that this gave the college an unfair advantage in recruiting students to the Legal Practice Course, set up the Law Society in 1993 to replace the Final Examination course. The society regulated the course and determined which institutions would receive a licence to deliver it, he proposed that the college should either "come clean" about the relationship and declare itself the official college of the Law Society or sever the link and become independent. The college subsequently severed the link, the Law Society stopped appointing college governors. Savage went on to become the president and CEO of the College of Law in 1996 and served in that capacity for the next 18 years; the College of Law established pro bono clinics, with students undertaking legal advice work for free supervised by the college's lecturers. In March 2015 the University of Law obtained an alternative business structure licence, allowing it to expand its legal advice clinics, it restructured its Legal Practice Courses to give students more choice and won contracts to develop law firm-specific LPC programmes for three magic circle firms – Allen & Overy, Clifford Chance and Linklaters.
However, by the end of 2014, it had retained only Linklaters, having lost the contracts with Allen & Overy and Clifford Chance who moved to BPP Law School. The college was granted degree-awarding powers by the Privy Council in 2006, leading to development of its Bachelor and Master of Laws degree programmes; the London Moorgate centre was opened that year. According to the University of Law, the Moorgate centre is the UK's largest corporate-specific law school. In 2012, the College of Law underwent a major restructuring. College of Law Ltd. was created as a private limited company to take on its educational and training business. The parent charity changed its name to the Legal Education Foundation. In April of that year Montagu Private Equity agreed to buy College of Law Ltd. for £200 million. On 22 November 2012, it was announced that the college had been granted full university status and its name would be changed to "University of Law". Shortly thereafter, Montague Private Equity completed the acquisition process.
This raised questions about the legality of transferring the degree-awarding powers granted under royal charter to the original College of Law to the newly created company, selling that company, now with University status, to a for-profit provider. The UK Department for Business and Skills explained that while d
The Open University is a public distance learning and research university, the biggest university in the UK for undergraduate education. The majority of the OU's undergraduate students are based in the United Kingdom and principally study off-campus. There are a number of full-time postgraduate research students based on the 48-hectare university campus where they use the OU facilities for research, as well as more than 1,000 members of academic and research staff and over 2,500 administrative and support staff; the OU was established in 1969 and the first students enrolled in January 1971. The university administration is based at Walton Hall, Milton Keynes, in Buckinghamshire, but has administration centres in other parts of the United Kingdom, it has a presence in other European countries. The university awards undergraduate and postgraduate degrees, as well as non-degree qualifications such as diplomas and certificates or continuing education units. With more than 174,000 students enrolled, including around 31% of new undergraduates aged under 25 and more than 7,400 overseas students, it is the largest academic institution in the United Kingdom by student number, qualifies as one of the world's largest universities.
Since it was founded, more than 2 million students have studied its courses. It was rated top university in England and Wales for student satisfaction in the 2005, 2006 and 2012 United Kingdom government national student satisfaction survey, second in the 2007 survey. Out of 132 universities and colleges, the OU was ranked 43rd in the Times Higher Education Table of Excellence in 2008, between the University of Reading and University of the Arts London, it was ranked 36th in the country and 498th in the world by the Center for World University Rankings in 2018. The Open University is one of only three United Kingdom higher education institutions to gain accreditation in the United States of America by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, an institutional accrediting agency, recognized by the United States Secretary of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation; the BSc Computing and IT course is accredited by BCS, the Chartered Institute for IT and quality assured by the European Quality Assurance Network for Informatics Education.
The OU won the Teaching Excellence and Digital Innovation categories in The Guardian University Awards 2018. The Open University was founded by the Labour government under Prime Minister Harold Wilson. Wilson was a strong advocate. Planning commenced in 1965 under Minister of State for Education Jennie Lee, who established a model for the OU as one of widening access to the highest standards of scholarship in higher education, set up a planning committee consisting of university vice-chancellors and television broadcasters, chaired by Sir Peter Venables; the British Broadcasting Corporation Assistant Director of Engineering at the time James Redmond, had obtained most of his qualifications at night school, his natural enthusiasm for the project did much to overcome the technical difficulties of using television to broadcast teaching programmes. Wilson envisioned The Open University as a major marker in the Labour Party's commitment to modernising British society, he believed that it would help build a more competitive economy while promoting greater equality of opportunity and social mobility.
The planned utilisation of television and radio to broadcast its courses was supposed to link The Open University to the technological revolution underway, which Wilson saw as a major ally of his modernization schemes. However, from the start Lee encountered widespread scepticism and opposition from within and without the Labour Party, including senior officials in the DES; the Open University was realized due to Lee's unflagging determination and tenacity in 1965–67, the steadfast support from Wilson, the fact that the anticipated costs, as reported to Lee and Wilson by Arnold Goodman, seemed modest. By the time the actual, much higher costs became apparent, it was too late to scrap the fledgling open university; the university was granted a Royal Charter by the Privy Council on 23 April 1969. The majority of staff are part-time Associate Lecturers and, as of the 2009–10 academic year 8,000 work for the OU. There are 1,286 salaried academic employees who are research active and responsible for the production and presentation of teaching materials, 1,931 who are academic-related and 1,902 support staff.
Salaries are the OU's main cost—over £275 million for the 2009–2010 academic year. In 2010 the OU became one of the Sunday Times' Best Places to Work in the Public Sector. Open University Employees Credit Union Limited is a savings and loans co-operative established by the University for staff in 1994. A member of the Association of British Credit Unions Limited, it is authorised by the Prudential Regulation Authority and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority and the PRA. Like the banks and building societies, members’ savings are protected against business failure by the Financial Services Compensation Scheme. In 2016, the university reorga