Royal Agricultural University
Royal Agricultural University

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Royal Agricultural University Ranking

86

location

Royal Agricultural University Location

South England

Royal Agricultural University

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University Ranking

86

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South England

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Royal Agricultural University

Key Information
Location Cirencester, England
Established 1845
Famous For Agriculture, Business, Equine
Key Information
Location Cirencester, England
Established 1845
Famous For Agriculture, Business, Equine

Overview

The Royal Agricultural University is the oldest agricultural college in the English speaking world and has four separate schools hosting undergraduate, postgraduate and foundation courses in agriculture, business, equine and real estate & land management.

The Royal Agricultural University has been a leader in agricultural studies since its formation in 1845, and now hosts over 1,000 students every year from 40 different countries. The University maintains strong links with industry, offering work placements and unique networking opportunities to all.

The RAU has one of the highest levels of spending per student and an excellent rating of 79.3% in the 2015 National Student Survey for teaching excellence and 85.6% for the student experience, as rated by final year students. 97.5% of Royal Agricultural University graduates are in employment or further study within six months of leaving.

Services for International Students

International students are offered to take part in a special orientation programme upon arrival at the University. It includes:

  • How to plan and organise your study time 
  • How to listen effectively and take good lecture notes 
  • How to read effectively 
  • How to summarise and paraphrase 
  • How to plan and structure essays and reports 
  • How to develop a coherent argument 
  • How to locate research materials 
  • How to reference and compile a bibliography 
  • How to deliver presentations and take part in seminar discussions

Ranking

  • 63rd in the Times University Guide 2017

After making its debut in the Times University Guide in 2016, The Royal Agricultural University was ranked fourth out of 12 universities in the South West, while also being named ‘University of the Year for Student Retention’, in recognition of its excellent degree completion rate.

Accommodation

All first year students are offered a place in The Royal Agricultural University halls of residence, on a first come, first serve basis.

Location

Known as the ‘Oxbridge of the Countryside, the RAU campus is located in the scenic countryside of the Cotswolds, Cirencester is just 90 minutes away from London via direct train.

Royal Agricultural University posts from the SI-UK blog

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