35 – Brunel Prospectuses 1967 to present
Discovery Trail 35 (Library Ground Floor, display cases)
Over the years, the university prospectus has been published in many shapes and sizes. The first undergraduate and postgraduate prospectuses, which were simply titled ‘Brunel University’, were published in 1967.
The early prospectuses included information about Officers of the University and academic staff, how to apply, fees, halls of residence and the Student Union, as well as information on course requirements, course content, examinations and external examiners by department (biology, chemistry, physics, engineering, mathematics, materials science and technology, social sciences and education).
More recent prospectuses include information on teaching and research, study resources, work and careers, campus life, accommodation, support, health and wellbeing, the Disability and Dyslexia Service, Brunel International, and fees and funding. As the University has developed and grown the number of subject areas and courses have increased. Today, subject areas include anthropology, biosciences, business, civil engineering, computer science, creative writing, design, economics and finance, education, electronic and electrical engineering, English, film and TV, games design, health studies, journalism, law, mathematical sciences, mechanical engineering, music, occupational therapy, physiotherapy, politics and history, psychology, social work, sociology and communications, sport, health and exercise sciences and theatre.
The prospectuses, along with other University publications, committee minutes and papers, photographs, maps and plans are held in the University Archives.