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University Subscribers

We work with the majority of universities in the UK, and many are centrally subscribed to the Alternative Guide Online (this website) or our book version. Here is a current list of subscribers to the Alternative Guide, in all its formats. This list was last updated on 23rd Aug 2017.

If you are staff at a university that does not subscribe and would like information on evaluating the Alternative Guide, please read this

Evaluations
If you would are interested in evaluating the Guide for suitability at your university, we would be delighted to send you a free no obligation sample pack! Please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or use our contact form! Alternatively, phone our London office on 0208 677 6900 (new number!).

Band 1: Subscription to The Alternative Guide Online
(This Web Resource)

These Universities hold a full subscription to the Alternative Guide Online. They also hold a Band 2 subscription (PDF Licence) automatically.
If you are a student or staff member at these universities, you can login right now with your university email address through our Gateway Page!

Aberystwyth University
Anglia Ruskin University
Aston University NEW SUBSCRIBER!
Bangor University
Bath Spa University NEW SUBSCRIBER!
Canterbury Christ Church University
Cardiff Metropolitan University
Cardiff University
City University London
Durham University NEW SUBSCRIBER!
Falmouth University
Glasgow Caledonian University
Goldsmiths University
Guildhall School of Music and Drama
Imperial College London NEW SUBSCRIBER!

King's College London
Kingston University
Lancaster University NEW SUBSCRIBER!
London Film School
London School of Economics
London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
London South Bank University
Loughborough University
Leeds Lifelong Learning Centre
Liverpool John Moores University
Manchester Metropolitan University
McTimoney College of Chiropractic
Newman University, Birmingham
New York University
Nottingham Trent University NEW SUBSCRIBER!
Royal Holloway University of London
Norwich University of the Arts
Open University
Queen Mary University of London
Royal Academy of Music NEW SUBSCRIBER!
Royal College of Art
Royal Conservatoire of Scotland
Royal Northern College of Music
Royal Holloway University of London
School of Advanced Study
Sheffield Hallam University
St. Mary's University Twickenham
Swansea University
Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance NEW SUBSCRIBER!
University College London
University of Abertay Dundee NEW SUBSCRIBER!
University of Bath
University of Brighton
University of Bristol
University of Chichester (PGR students only) NEW SUBSCRIBER!
University of Derby NEW SUBSCRIBER!
University of Essex
University of Exeter
University of Huddersfield
University of Hull NEW SUBSCRIBER!
University of Kent
University of Portsmouth
University of Manchester
University of Northampton
University of Nottingham
University of Oxford
University of Reading
University of Salford
University of Sheffield
University of Suffolk 
University of Sussex
University for the Creative Arts
University of the West of Scotland
University of Worcester
University of York
West Dean College
York St. John University

Band 2: PDF Subscription to the Alternative Guide to Postgraduate Funding in Book Form

These Universities hold a full PDF subscription to the Alternative Guide 2015/16 in book form. This means the book form of the Guide can be made available to all students as a PDF. However, these universities do not hold a subscription to the Alternative Guide Online (Band 1). If you are staff at one of these universities and want to consider an upgrade, please email  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  to ask for a free no obligation evaluation pack, or use our contact form! Alternatively, phone our London office on 0208 677 6900.

Keele University
London Metropolitan University
Royal College of Music
St. George's University of London
University of Arts London
University of Birmingham
University of the Highlands and Islands
University of Southampton 

Band 3: CD or Hard Copy Purchase Only of the Alternative Guide in Book Form

These Universities have invested in a limited number of physical Hard Copies and/or CDs of the Alternative Guide in book form for targeted distribution. This subscription is obviously the most limited forum of distribution, dependant on how many hard copies and CDs were purchased. These Universities do not hold a subscription to the Alternative Guide Online (Band 1). If you are staff at one of these universities and want to consider an upgrade, please email  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  to ask for a free no obligation evaluation pack, or use our contact form! Alternatively, phone our London office on 0208 677 6900.

University of Aberdeen (former Band 1 subscriber, 2014-2015)
University of Cambridge (former Band 2 subscriber, 2011-2014)
University of Cumbria
University of Edinburgh
University of Wales Trinity Saint David
University of Leicester

Band 4: No Subscription

Unfortunately, these Universities do not at present hold any subscription to the Alternative Guide, so it is not possible for its current or prospective student to access it for free. However, you can still purchase an individual subscription for as little as £14.99- please see our purchase page. If you are staff at one of these universities and want to consider the Alternative Guide for your institution, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to ask for a free no obligation evaluation pack, or use our contact form! Alternatively, phone our London office on 0208 677 6900.


Birkbeck, University of London (former Band 1 subscriber, 2011-2016)
Birmingham City University
Bournemouth University
Brunel University (former Band 1 subscriber, 2010-2014)
Buckinghamshire New University
Central School of Speech and Drama
Coventry University (former Band 3 subscriber, 2009-2010)
Cranfield University
De Montfort University
Edge Hill University (former Band 3 subscriber, 2009-2011)
Edinburgh Napier University
Glasgow School of Art (former Band 2 subscriber, 2009-10)
Glyndŵr University
Guild HE CREST Consortium (former Band 2 subscriber, 2010-2012)
Harper Adams
Heriot-Watt University
Heythrop College (former Band 1 subscriber, 2009-2015)
Leeds Beckett University (former Band 2 subscriber, 2010-2012)
Leeds Trinity University (former Band 1 subscriber, 2014-2016)
Liverpool Hope University (former Band 2 subscriber, 2009-2012)
London School of Architecture (former Band 1 subscriber, 2015-2016)
London Business School
Middlesex University (former Band 1 subscriber, 2009-2011, 2013-2016)
Northumbria University (former Band 1 subscriber, 2013-15
Oxford Brookes University
Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh
Queen's University of Belfast (former Band 3 subscriber, 2012-2013)
Ravensbourne
Robert Gordon University (former Band 1 subscriber, 2012-2015)
Roehampton University (former Band 3 subscriber, 2014-2015)
Royal Agricultural College
SOAS (former Band 1 subscriber, 2013-2014)
Southampton Solent University (former Band 3 subscriber, 2012-2013)
SRUC (former Band 2 subscriber, 2009-2013)
Staffordshire University
University of Surrey (former Band 3 subscriber, 2009-2010)
Swansea Metropolitan University
Teesside University
University of Bedfordshire
University of Bolton
University of Buckingham
University of Cambridge (former Band 2 subscriber, 2010-2014)
University of Central Lancashire
University of Chester (former Band 3 subscriber, 2012-2014)
University of Dundee (former Band 3 subscriber, 2010-2013)
University of East London (former Band 1 subscriber, 2009-2015)
University of Gloucestershire (former Band 3 subscriber, 2012-2013)
University of Glasgow (former Band 2 subscriber, 2012-2016)
University of Greenwich (former Band 1 subscriber, 2011-2016)
University of Leeds (former Band 2 subscriber, 2010-2014)
University of Lincoln (former Band 2 subscriber, 2010-2012)
University of Liverpool
University of Plymouth (former Band 2 subscriber, 2012-2014)
University of Plymouth St Mark and St John (former Band 3 subscriber, 2012-2013)
University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne
University of South Wales (former Band 1 subscriber, 2012-2016)
University of St Andrews
University of Stirling (former Band 1 subscriber, 2009-2012, 2014-2015)
University of Strathclyde
University of Sunderland
University of Ulster
University of Warwick
University of West London
University of the West of England, Bristol (former Band 3 subscriber, 2009-2010)
University of Westminster
University of Winchester
University of Wolverhampton