redbrick university

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red′brick univer′sity


n. (sometimes caps.) Chiefly Brit.
a relatively new university that lacks the prestige of the older universities, esp. Oxford and Cambridge.
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Noun1.redbrick university - (British informal) a provincial British university of relatively recent founding; distinguished from Oxford University and Cambridge University
university - establishment where a seat of higher learning is housed, including administrative and living quarters as well as facilities for research and teaching
colloquialism - a colloquial expression; characteristic of spoken or written communication that seeks to imitate informal speech
Britain, Great Britain, U.K., UK, United Kingdom, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland - a monarchy in northwestern Europe occupying most of the British Isles; divided into England and Scotland and Wales and Northern Ireland; `Great Britain' is often used loosely to refer to the United Kingdom
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The redbrick university was ranked 38th in the THECOMPLETEUNIVERSITY-Guide.
At each end of the exhibition, there is a trompe l'oeil floor-to-ceilingphoto that conjures up the endlessness of the tunnel complex: at the start, it shows a particle accelerator stretching out into the distance, and at the end it shows a similarly long corridor, reminiscent of many a redbrick university.
It is usually a student's first time living away from home, and on their own, it's an exciting step towards independence and paving their own path in life at the British redbrick university.
The building was designed by Paul Waterhouse (1861-1924) to house the medical school in 1907 and was located next to the redbrick University College Hospital and opposite the main Wilkins building.
Back to the Spinners, who said: "A redbrick university puts you on the lower branches of the tree, and even there you'll have a ball scorning those who never reach the tree at all.
A major redbrick university has been running Profasi to manage the facilities in 23 of its buildings for the last 12 months and has found a great increase in efficiency in controlling its asset maintenance.
Middlesborough, Chester, Huddersfield, Leicester, Hatfield, Ipswich and Canterbury are all experiencing strong growth in student tenant demand, in addition to the traditional redbrick university cities of Sheffield, York, Oxford and Bath.
If money is a big issue for students, the survey suggests studying in traditional redbrick university towns like Manchester, Liverpool, Sheffield, Birmingham and Leicester, which all have below average rents.