Universities like to brag about the names of rich and famous graduates. Yes, many celebrities graduated from Oxford and Cambridge: but it’s not so easy to enter these strongholds of knowledge today - the selection is very strict, and the amount for education for many is unbearable. Of course, there are nuggets who completely abandoned higher education - however, SMAPSE experts will not feed you the stories of Zuckerberg and Bill Gates, but they will talk about prestigious, but more affordable universities than the notorious Oxbridge.
Margaret Thatcher - City University London
The first female Prime Minister of Great Britain studied at City University London. This is one of the most ranked and prestigious universities of a large University of London, a respected research center, one of the TOP-100 world universities. The main advantage of education here is practical orientation: already at the stage of education, students constantly undergo internships and practical work, because after graduation they are ready for employment immediately - and they cope with any tasks perfectly.
Gerard Butler - University of Glasgow
A Scottish actor with an impressive filmography ("300 Spartans", "Naked Truth", "Law-abiding Citizen", "Bounty Hunter") actually studied as a lawyer - his alma mater became the University of Glasgow.
Glasgow University is known for its powerful research base and potential (including innovative scientific projects and its own engineering school), a rich history and an impeccable reputation in the world. The university has always been multidisciplinary since its foundation: jurisprudence, medicine, theology, and pedagogy coexist peacefully in its ancient walls. Today, the University of Glasgow university is divided into 4 faculties:
- College of arts
- College of science and engineering
- College of Medical, Veterinary and Life Sciences
- College of Social Sciences.
Chris Pine - University of Glasgow
This American actor first graduated in the United States, and then decided to study as a philologist at the British University of Leeds. The University of Leeds is known as the largest (!) University in Britain outside of London, is famous as a modern research center - its projects and research, scientific discoveries are recognized as important all over the world. The employment rate for graduates of bachelor's degrees is 93% (thanks to the numerous internships during their studies) - a graduate of the University of Leeds usually needs no more than 6 months to find a good job.
Joan Rowling - University of Exeter
The British writer, “mother” of Harry Potter, Joan Rowling (yes, Robert Galbraith - she's the same) failed in the exams at Oxford and enrolled in philology at the University of Exeter. Oxford is biting his elbows, probably, right?
University of Exeter - a large university (more than 18 thousand students, 20% of foreign students from hundreds of world countries) and diversified, it is more than 150 years old. Today it consists of 17 academic schools, and the strongest areas are:
- Computer Science and IT
- English literature and philology
- Drama (university theater is the best in the region)
The University of Exeter is deservedly included in the TOP-10 research centers in the United Kingdom.
Mark Strong - Royal Holloway, University of London
The filmography of the British actor is bright and impressive:
- Sherlock Holmes (Lord Blackwood)
- Green Lantern (Taal Sinestro)
- «Kingsman: The Secret Service" (Merlin)
- “The Game of Imitation" (chapter MI- 6 Stuart Menzies) etc.
Mr. Strong is not far from his education by profession - at Royal Holloway University of London he studied dramatic art and English. This world-famous university is very strong in the humanities and natural sciences. In addition, Royal Holloway is incredibly beautiful: its main building has been repeatedly recognized as the most beautiful university building in the world.