redbrick university


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red′brick univer′sity

(ˈrɛdˌbrɪk)

n. (sometimes caps.) Chiefly Brit.
a relatively new university that lacks the prestige of the older universities, esp. Oxford and Cambridge.
[1940–45]
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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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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.
The most visible success in Liverpool of Sir Drummond's vision is the restoration and refurbishment of the university's Victoria Building, a city landmark and national icon as Waterhouse's original "redbrick university" - but painfully redundant.
So, will a professional couple from Solihull encourage their offspring to study for a McQualification instead of going to some redbrick university? I doubt it.
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.
Traditional northern redbrick university towns like Manchester, Liverpool, Sheffield, Birmingham and Leicester all have below-average rents, while Reading, Brighton, Southampton, Bristol and Exeter are all above average.
Stephen Tompkinson stars as Jim Dixon, a northern working-class lad who gets a job at a southern redbrick university after leaving the RAF in the 1950s.
Half of Nice Work, inside the redbrick University of Rummidge, is the sort of college novel likely to remind readers less of Amis than of Mary McCarthy's The Groves of Academe or Randall Jarrell's Pictures From an Institution.