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A Sight to Behold | RHUL and UOG among UK Top 10 most beautiful universities

Published: 8:49 AM on May 18, 2018

A release by Times Higher Education (THE) – the United Kingdom’s (UK) leading publication in Higher Education – has named two of SBCS’ foreign collaborative academic partners among their list of the Top 10 most beautiful universities in the UK; Royal Holloway – University of London (RHUL), and the University of Greenwich (UOG). 

SBCS’ relationship with RHUL commenced in 2008 with our offering of the BSc (Hons) Business Administration (with specialisms). Of RHUL, THE commented that it is often hailed as “one of the most beautiful universities in the world … Its imposing pillars, towers and turrets were modelled on those at the Chateau de Chambord in the Loire Valley. The building is a popular filming location and often appears in film or TV as a public school or grandiose residence, including in Downton Abbey and Avengers: Age of Ultron.” 

SBCS and UOG have been in partnership for almost 20 years, delivering a suite of qualifications across the fields of Computing, Engineering, Health & Safety, Media & Communications. They are one of our longest collaborative relationships and one of the UK’s oldest universities. “It is also a UNESCO World Heritage site and its baroque structures, designed by Sir Christopher Wren (who also designed St. Paul’s Cathedral), sit right next to the River Thames,” noted THE. “This campus is a popular filming location and has played host to scenes in films such as Four Weddings and a Funeral, Gulliver’s Travels, The Queen, Les Misérables and The King’s Speech

Truly, the UK is home to some of the oldest and most visually stunning universities, what with their imposing, classic architecture and sprawling greens. In choosing an institute of learning to further one’s education, a number of factors as academics, support resources and extracurricular activities all play an essential role. Yet, equally important are the appearance and feel of a campus or site in the appeal to a learner.

At SBCS, this reality has been among our core considerations as part of our continuous improvement. Our investment in the physical outlook of our locations – the design of the campuses, the colour schemes employed in our classrooms – speaks to our philosophy of not just offering students an abundance of knowledge across varied subject areas, but also giving them beautiful and stimulating spaces to learn in. 

Congratulations to RHUL and UOG for this commendation; click here to see the full list and associated THE Student article.


About Times Higher Education (THE)

THE is the data provider underpinning university excellence in every continent across the world. As the company behind the world’s most influential university ranking, and with almost five decades of experience as a source of analysis and insight on higher education, they have unparalleled expertise on the trends underpinning university performance globally. Their data and benchmarking tools are used by many of the world’s most prestigious universities to help them achieve their strategic goals.