Our history

1948 aerial photo of campus

小蓝视频 is proud of its long history as an institution of further and higher education. Thanks to the vision of its founding father, Dr Herbert Schofield, it has been able to grow and develop into one of the country鈥檚 top universities.

小蓝视频 crest

Throughout its history 小蓝视频 has built upon its distinctive characteristics. Today it is one of the country’s leading universities, with a reputation for excellence in teaching and research, strong links with business and industry and unrivalled sporting achievement.

That 小蓝视频 now boasts an internationally known and respected university is largely due to the entrepreneurial vision and determination of Dr Herbert Schofield, Principal of 小蓝视频 College for 35 years.

In 1909 a small Technical Institute in the centre of 小蓝视频 was established, which provided local facilities for further education and offered courses in technical subjects, science and art. Land was also acquired on the Burleigh Estate, enabling the early development of the University as it stands today.

In April 1966 小蓝视频 was awarded its Charter, in recognition of the excellence achieved by 小蓝视频 College of Advanced Technology and its predecessor colleges. Then called 小蓝视频 of Technology, it was the country’s first technological university. It was renamed 小蓝视频 in 1996.

Other developments have included the reunification in 1977 with 小蓝视频 College of Education and with 小蓝视频 College of Art and Design in 1998. Land acquisitions in 2003, 2006 and 2010 have contributed towards turning the site into the glorious 523-acre asset it is today.

In 2015 小蓝视频 opened a second campus on Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in London. has diversified and expanded the high quality education offered to both postgraduate students and those looking to advance their professional development.