Founded in 1825, the University of Huddersfield – originally the Huddersfield Scientific and Mechanic Institute – has a longstanding tradition of providing vocational education.Today, with student numbers at more than 24,000, the university continues to emphasise professional experience alongside academic study, with all students given the opportunity to undertake work placements and sandwich courses.
Leeds Beckett University is a technical university in the northern English city of Leeds. The university’s heritage stretches back to 1824, when the Leeds Mechanic Institute was created. The Institute played a valuable role in educating the pioneers of the industrial powerhouse that was 19th century Leeds.
Kingston University is a public research university located in Kingston upon Thames, South West London.The university first opened as Kingston Technical Institute in 1899, offering a wide range of courses for its students such as dressmaking, clay modelling and electric wiring. By 1970 the institute had become Kingston Polytechnic, and was home to 34 leading courses. It wasn’t until 1992, almost 100 years after it was first established, that Kingston Polytechnic turned into the Kingston University it is today.