List of UK Universities By Date of Foundation - New Universities - 1992 Universities

1992 Universities

The passage of the Further and Higher Education Act 1992 allowed all polytechnics to become universities and award their own degrees rather than degrees governed by the Council for National Academic Awards (CNAA) . 38 took up the offer immediately, nearly doubling the number universities again from 46 to 84. While still commonly referred to as 'New Universities', many of these institutions claim heritage back to the nineteenth century.

Name University status Motto Notes
Napier University June 1992 Nisi sapientia frustra Founded as Napier Technical College 1964
Anglia Ruskin University 1992 A Creative Constellation Founded as Cambridge School of Art 1858; polytechnic 1991
Birmingham City University 1992 Age Quod Agis (Do what you are doing;attend to your business) Founded as City of Birmingham Polytechnic 1971; until 2007 was called University of Central England
Bournemouth University 27 November 1992 Discere Mutari Est
University of Brighton 1992 Founded as Brighton Polytechnic 1968
University of Central Lancashire 1992 Ex Solo ad Solem Formerly Preston Polytechnic 1973
De Montfort University 1992 Founded as Leicester Polytechnic 1969
Coventry University 1992 Founded as Lanchester Polytechnic 1970
University of Derby 1992 Experientia Docet formerly Derbyshire College of Higher Education
University of East London 1992 Founded as North East London Polytechnic 1970
University of Glamorgan 1992 Success Through Endeavour
University of Greenwich 1992 To learn, to do, to achieve
University of Hertfordshire 1992 Seek Knowledge Throughout Life
University of Huddersfield 1992
Kingston University 1992
Leeds Metropolitan University 1992
University of Lincoln 1992 Excellence through study Formerly Humberside Polytechnic (located in Kingston upon Hull); moved to Lincoln in 2001
Liverpool John Moores University 1992 Audentes Fortuna Juvat Founded as Liverpool Mechanics' School of Arts in 1823;
London South Bank University 1992 With Thy Might Founded as the Borough Polytechnic Institute in 1892
Manchester Metropolitan University 1992 Many Arts, Many Skills
Middlesex University 1992
Northumbria University 1992
Nottingham Trent University 1992 Shaping futures Founded as the Nottingham Government School of Design in 1843. The institution became Trent Polytechnic in 1970.
Oxford Brookes University 1992 Excellence in diversity Founded as the Oxford School of Art in 1865; became Oxford Polytechnic in 1970.
University of the West of Scotland 1992
University of Plymouth 1992 Indagate Fingite Invenite
University of Portsmouth 1992 Lucem Sequamur
The Robert Gordon University 1992 Omni Nunc Arte Magistra Developed out of Robert Gordon's Hospital (founded 1750)
Sheffield Hallam University 1992 Learn and Serve
Staffordshire University 1992 Create the difference
University of Sunderland 1992 Scientiam Dulce Hauriens
Teesside University June 1992 Facta Non Verba Founded as Constantine Technical College in 1930; became Teesside Polytechnic in 1969
Thames Valley University 1992
University of Westminster 1992 Educating for professional life The first polytechnic university - founded in 1838 as the Royal Polytechnic Institution at Regent Street, London
University of the West of England 1992 Light Liberty Learning
University of Wolverhampton 1992 Innovation and Opportunity It was established as the School of Art, established in 1851, which came together as the Wolverhampton and Staffordshire Technical College in 1931.
Glasgow Caledonian University 1 April 1993 For the common weal
University of Abertay Dundee 1994

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