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Where did famous people study? UK universities that are available to everyone!


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Where did famous people study? UK universities that are available to everyone!

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
  • Art
  • English literature and philology
  • Drama (university theater is the best in the region)
  • History.

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.

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