Five UK universities associated with the UK Monarchy

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Did you know there are more than 30 schools and universities across the world named after Queen Elizabeth II?

Today is Queen Elizabeth II’s 90th birthday, a special date for all British citizens. Celebrations will be taking place this month and will continue throughout May and June.

Because of this grand occasion, SI-UK is taking a look at the influence Her Majesty – who is the current longest-serving monarch in British society – has had on British education. Here are some of the colleges and universities named after the current Queen and other former monarchs in the UK.

Queen Elizabeth House, University of Oxford

Queen Elizabeth House is a department of the University of Oxford, and a unit of the University’s Social Sciences Division. It is the focal point at Oxford for multidisciplinary research and postgraduate teaching on the developing world.

Queen Elizabeth College, King’s College London

Founded in 1885, Queen Elizabeth College has origins in the Ladies’ Department of King’s College London and its original objective was to establish the first department for higher education of women. In 1953, it was renamed to Queen Elizabeth College and men were admitted for the first time.

Queen Margaret University

Founded in 1785, this University is well-known for its healthcare, business and media studies. Located near Edinburgh, it has over 6,000 students, around 25% of whom are international coming from over 70 countries. 93.3% of Queen Margaret graduates find employment or go on to further study within six months of graduating.

Queen Mary, University of London

Founded in 1882, Queen Mary has a strong international reputation, with over 7,000 of its 20,000 enrolled students coming from over 150 countries. Queen Mary has the world’s largest academic health science centre, and is acclaimed for medical teaching and research at Barts and the London School of Medicine and Dentistry. If you want to study medicine, don’t forget our Medicine Service provides interview practice with a doctor who sits on the admission panel of a London Medical School!

Queen’s University Belfast

Queen’s University Belfast is located in Belfast, the Northern Ireland capital. Recently ranked 23rd on the Times Higher Education’s list of the 100 most international universities in the world, the University has won the Queen’s Anniversary Prize for Higher and Further Education on five occasions. Its academic strengths lie in medicine, business and English studies.

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