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When our university was built, our first Vice-Chancellor wanted to create an entirely new university, not restricted by established systems and conventions.

Our unapologetically brutalist architecture challenges the physical and education structure of the traditional redbrick university. Our campuses provide the perfect backdrop for you to make your mark - we are a colourful and vibrant global community who work together to make the world that little bit better.

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Get involved in hundreds of activities and sports in your spare time
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