In 2016, Brunel celebrated 50 years as a university. However, their history can be traced back much further to 1798 through our predecessor colleges of Borough Road College, Maria Grey College, Shoreditch College and the West London Institute of Higher Education and as well as through Acton Technical College then Brunel College. Their rise since 1966 has been impressive and their reputation grows year on year. Now a university of 12,746 students – 3,309 students engaged in postgraduate and research study – their special approach is to combine academic rigour with the practical, entrepreneurial and imaginative approach pioneered by Isambard Kingdom Brunel.
As a community-based co-op, MCHA are run entirely by and for their tenant members. Tenant members own and manage their housing collectively – so they are effectively their own landlord. This gives them a high level of control over their homes and their neighbourhood.