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Quiz about Where in the UK am I Studying
Quiz about Where in the UK am I Studying

Where in the UK am I Studying? Quiz

The UK has many universities with interesting names. See if you can match these universities to the towns and cities where they are primarily located.

A matching quiz by InterCity125. Estimated time: 3 mins.
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3 mins
Match Quiz
Quiz #
Dec 03 21
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Avg Score
8 / 10
(a) Drag-and-drop from the right to the left, or (b) click on a right side answer box and then on a left side box to move it.
1. Bishop Grosseteste University  
2. Anglia Ruskin University  
3. De Montfort University  
4. Royal Agricultural University  
5. University of the West of England  
6. Heriot-Watt University  
7. Teesside University  
8. The Robert Gordon University  
9. Edge Hill University  
10. Brunel University  

Select each answer

1. Bishop Grosseteste University
2. Anglia Ruskin University
3. De Montfort University
4. Royal Agricultural University
5. University of the West of England
6. Heriot-Watt University
7. Teesside University
8. The Robert Gordon University
9. Edge Hill University
10. Brunel University

Quiz Answer Key and Fun Facts
1. Bishop Grosseteste University

Answer: Lincoln

Bishop Grosseteste University was founded as a teacher training college in 1862 and became a university in 2012 when a change in the law meant that smaller colleges could have full university status. The university still focuses primarily on teacher training and education related degrees.

It is named after Robert Grosseteste a philosopher, theologian and scientist who was Bishop of Lincoln in the 13th Century.
2. Anglia Ruskin University

Answer: Cambridge

Anglia Ruskin university started as the Cambridge School of Art in 1858 before becoming the Cambridgeshire College of Art and Technology in 1960. A merger with the Essex Institute of Higher Education saw the combined institutions become Anglia Polytechnic - a name which continued to be used when it gained university status in 1992, taking the slightly odd name of Anglia Polytechnic University.

In 2005 the name was changed to Anglia Ruskin University, in tribute to the art critic John Ruskin who gave the inaugural address at the Cambridge School of Art in 1858.
3. De Montfort University

Answer: Leicester

De Montfort University also started life as an art college before expanding and becoming the City of Leicester Polytechnic college in 1966. Polytechnic colleges were established in the UK to provide a degree level learning with a more applied and practical focus for fields such as engineering and technology.

After a change in the law in 1992 polytechnics were allowed to become universities in their own right and this was the case with the City of Leicester Polytechnic. However as there already was a University of Leicester the new university was named after Simon DeMontfort, the 13th Century Earl of Leicester who helped establish the first English parliament in 1265.
4. Royal Agricultural University

Answer: Cirencester

The Royal Agricultural University is a small university which specialises in courses related to agriculture, land management and equine studies. It is located in the town of Cirencester in Gloucester. The university was known as the Royal Agricultural College until 2012 when a change in the law allowed smaller institutions to use the name university.
5. University of the West of England

Answer: Bristol

The University of the West of England began as the Merchant Venturers' Navigation School in 1595. The school became Bristol Polytechnic in 1970 and gained university status in 1992. The name University of the West of England was chosen as there already was a Bristol University. The university is often referred to as UWE Bristol or even just UWE.
6. Heriot-Watt University

Answer: Edinburgh

Heriot-Watt University was started as a mechanics institute in 1821 and became a university in 1966. It takes its name from the inventor James Watt who helped raise funds for the college and the philanthropist George Heriot whose charitable trust provided funds for an expansion of the institution. Heriot-Watt is also well known for running degrees on brewing and distilling.
7. Teesside University

Answer: Middlesbrough

Teesside University was originally formed in 1930 as the Constantine Technical College. It became a polytechnic college in 1969 and a university in 1992.
8. The Robert Gordon University

Answer: Aberdeen

Robert Gordon was a Scottish Merchant who lived in the 18th Century. The university can trace its routes back to a school established by Gordon to educate poor boys called Robert Gordon's Hospital. In 1881 the school started offering adult education as well and was renamed Robert Gordon College.

The adult courses were separated in 1910 and were part of Robert Gordon Technical College, the boys school continued as Robert Gordon's College and continues to exist as a school (although it is now co-educational).

The technical college became a university in 1992.
9. Edge Hill University

Answer: Ormskirk

Edge Hill University was founded as Edge Hill College in 1885 as a teacher training college for women. It first admitted male students in 1959 and became a university in 2006. Its name comes from its original location in the Edge Hill area of Liverpool but as the institution expanded it needed a bigger site and moved to Ormskirk in the 1930s.

The original site in Edge Hill was destroyed during the Liverpool Blitz in 1940.
10. Brunel University

Answer: London

North London's Brunel University has its origins in 1957 when Brunel College of Technology, which specialised in educating engineers, separated from Acton Technical College. It became Brunel University in 1966 and new buildings were built in the nearby London suburb of Uxbridge, with the Acton site remaining in use until 1971.

The university is named after the Victorian engineer Isambard Kingdom Brunel a key figure in the British industrial revolution who was responsible for creating, amongst other things, the Great Western Railway, the SS Great Britain and the Thames Tunnel which is still in use to this day.
Source: Author InterCity125

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