Did you know that the 11 universities comprising the Northern Consortium (UK) boast a total number of Nobel Prize laureates of more than 50?
Did you know that the first modern computer was developed at the University of Manchester?
Did you know that it was Rutherford's work at the University of Manchester that led to the splitting of the atom?
Did you realise that the research activities at Leeds University have led to one patent per week being applied for?
Would you have known that the world famous sculptors, Barbara Hepworth and Henry Moore studied at the Leeds Metropolitan College of Art?
Had you heard that the famous Leeds Metropolitan Carnegie Sports and Coaching Centre have many close connections with Sri Lanka.
Would you believe that John Lennon first seriously strummed his guitar at the academy within Liverpool John Moores University?
Are you surprised to learn that 4 of the NCUK universities are commonly ranked among the top 10 universities for research in the UK?
UK higher education ranks among the best education in the world and the 11 NCUK universities are right up there when it comes to quality of provision. Four of the universities make up part of the Russell Group of universities renowned for their research. Two of the member universities are technological universities established to meet the needs of a rapidly developing technological world. Five of the universities are the so called "new" universities.
They have close ties to the world of work and specialise in providing courses that can guarantee their graduates good careers and jobs even in a harsh economic climate. We believe that in choosing to take your degree through NCUK you have a multitude of choices that provide you with the best of the best.
The UK university system has always striven to be the best and to ensure the highest of standards in teaching and research. Research is the passion of most university academics and most universities would like to regard themselves as centres of research. Research secures core funding from the UK Government and the Higher Education funding Councils conduct a four yearly cycle of research reviews to determine where Government funding should be placed. NCUK universities have done extremely well as a group in the latest 2008 Research Assessment Exercise.
ANC UK has partnered NCUK to provide some of the best opportunities in higher education for you right here in Colombo. The "A" level is one of the hardest university matriculation examinations in the world and only if you secure good grades in your "A" levels will you be good enough to secure a good UK university place as well. The ANC UK International Foundation Year (IFY) provides an excellent alternative to the "A" level. It is rated as a Level 3 qualification within the UK Qualifications Framework. NCUK longitudinal studies show that there are incredibly high success rates at NCUK universities for students who have entered those universities from the IFY.