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Hotcourses open up voting for their global university image contest. What have these 30 shortlisted universities chosen to highlight about themselves in a single photo?

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After receiving droves of entries to our image contest from universities around the world, we've shortlisted the Top 30 [Update: We have had to remove one entry due to issues over correct approval for wider use of their entry] which we feel really highlight something extraordinary and special about those institutions. These include Confucius playing Einstein at chess; legendary rock musicians posing with graduates; views from outer space; and even geese accompanying students to class – it’s quite an eye-catching variety!

Scroll down to see the shortlisted entries. Click on your favourite to be taken to it on our Facebook page so you can vote by LIKING it. If a photo piques your interest, browse that university's profile to learn more about them.

 

How do I vote?

Simply click the link below your favourite entry and you’ll be taken to it in our Facebook album, where you can vote for it by LIKING it. You can also browse all the shortlisted entries in this album.

 

When can I vote?

You can vote NOW! Voting will end on the 25th April 2014 2pm GMT.

 

Why should I vote?

Once a winner has been decided, we will randomly select 10 names who LIKED that winning entry; they will be awarded a £15 Amazon voucher just for voting.

Please note that to ensure everyone has a fair chance of winning one of the 10 vouchers, you can only vote once. If you vote for multiple entries, you will not be eligible to be selected. We will be monitoring this carefully.

 

The Shortlist:

 

Broward College

Broward College

‘Transforming student lives and shaping the future. Challenging, completing, connecting.'

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Brunel University

Brunel University

‘An image of the Earth captured from a modified Samsung Galaxy SII, launched into the edge of space on a weather balloon, as part of a final year project by students and staff from Brunel University’s Computer Systems Engineering Course.'

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Learn more about Brunel University

 

Falmouth University

Falmouth University

‘Falmouth University students studying our Foundation Diploma in Art and Design enjoy the stunning Cornish coastline while on Gwithian Beach as they work on an aerial drawing project.’

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Language Skills English Center

Language Skills English Center

‘Getting 100% on a Communication Test is a good reason to smile...’

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Learn more about the Language Skills English Center

 

Le Cordon Bleu Australia

Le Cordon Bleu Australia

‘Le Cordon Bleu students eager to capture their Chef’s rosette handiwork in a Patisserie class.'

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Learn more about Le Cordon Bleu Australia

 

London Metropolitan University

London Metropolitan University

‘London Metropolitan University, welcoming, vibrant and international!'

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London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, University of London

London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, University of London

‘Severe burn survivor after performing the daily dressing on her doll, Haiti.' [Photo by Anna Kagstrom]

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Learn more about the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, University of London

 

Murdoch University

Murdoch University

‘As a Veterinary Science student at Murdoch University, Katrina Wood enjoys the hands on learning experience she gains within the General Practice and Emergency areas on campus at the vet hospital and campus farm.'

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Northern State University

Northern State University

‘Northern State University artist in residence Benjamin Victor and freshman art student Madeline Fluharty put the finishing touches on a mold of Northern State alum and World War II flying ace Cecil Harris.'

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NZMA

NZMA

‘For us at NZMA, our community, our city, and the skills we teach are all integral parts of who we are and what we offer. The newly completed mural at our Sylvia Park campus in Auckland encompasses all of these elements, making it our ultimate "selfie".'

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Oxford Brookes University

Oxford Brookes University

‘The floating lecture theatre and Forum in our new John Henry Brookes Building.’

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Queen Mary University of London

Queen Mary, University of London

‘This image represents what is of most importance to us at Queen Mary: the students and the practical application of their theoretical studies at university. These are our pre undergraduate foundation students, (Politics students) on a visit to some of the government institutions in London.'

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Learn more about Queen Mary University of London

 

Royal Agricultural University

Royal Agricultural University

‘Enjoying the sunset after a busy day in the field, it’s the simple things.'

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Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania

Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania

‘Slippery Rock University then in ’89 and now in ‘14, celebrating 125 years.'

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Southampton Solent University

Southampton Solent University

‘Talented Solent University students showcase their skills as part of the “Get Creative” campaign to design a unique and community-inspired fashion piece to celebrate students arriving in the city to start their studies. The winning t-shirts were distributed on campus during September’s Welcome Week.'

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Unity College

Unity College

‘Students in Unity College’s Marine Biology program head out regularly to various coastal locations in Maine to learn field-based skills and methodologies, and to work with professors conducting research. In the summer months, students have opportunities to do their own research on Allen Island, ME.'

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Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman

Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman

‘Universality of Learning & Thinking - Confucius and Albert Einstein.’

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University of Aberdeen

University of Aberdeen

‘I decided to give it a try and send you this picture of a lovely sunset in Aberdeen. Luckily, even if you take a picture of somebody taking a picture, the beauty won't disappear.' [Photo by Alena Machalkova, current student]

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University of Auckland

University of Auckland

‘University of Auckland Dance Studies students engage the public during a festival in Auckland City. Providing opportunities to put learning into practice is central to the programmes in the National Institute of Creative Arts and Industries.'

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University of Dayton

University of Dayton

‘The University of Dayton has a long tradition of winning athletics, and our fans were named the best in the country. In addition to division I athletics, the University offers a superior education, an excellent value and a welcoming community.'

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University of Glasgow

‘Taken by one of our 4th year students William Newman, we like this image which was taken from the University Library as it shows off so many iconic buildings, including the University’s Main Building, Kelvingrove Art Gallery, BBC Scotland building, the Hydro and the Science Centre. We also loved the beautiful sky!’

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University of Malaya

University of Malaya

‘Creativity at its best - A group of students playing their own version of Paintball games, well-equipped with water guns and plastic bags body armour at the playing field during ArchiWeek.’

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Learn more about the University of Malaya

 

University of Miami

University of Miami

‘In 1973, Miami designer Bill Bodenheimer suggested to use the letter "U" as the University’s logo. And ever since then, the U logo, together with the hand sign, has been the symbol of the University of Miami.'

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University of South Wales

University of South Wales

‘A group of our international students and staff soaking up the atmosphere in South Wales on a rugby international day.'

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University of Sussex

University of Sussex

‘United colours of Sussex, 2014. University of Sussex’s 2014 Holi celebration, containing students of over a dozen different nationalities celebrating at the South Asian student society event. Sussex has had south Asian students at our campus since our founding year and host significant Diwali and Holi events annually, typically attended by students of a wide range of nationalities including those from South Asia.'

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University of Texas at San Antonio

University of Texas at San Antonio

‘One of many pep rallies held in San Antonio’s downtown before UTSA football games, Rowdy the mascot and the UTSA cheerleaders drift down the San Antonio River Walk while UTSA fans cheer.'

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University of Waikato

University of Waikato

‘Here a student from the University of Waikato, in New Zealand, soaks up the summer sunshine beside the campus lake and Village Green. In the background you see the student shops and campus artworks, ‘Nga Tohu Mārama/Symbols of Understanding’ by Jeremy Shirley.'

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University of York

University of York

One of my favourite things about the University of York is the preponderance of friendly Greylag Geese that comfortably (mostly) coexist with the students. This picture combines the lake in the background, a student on his way to class, a glorious and sunny York day and some geese – everything one needs to know about the Uni I think.’ [Photo by Nathaniel McCain]

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Victoria University

Victoria University

‘VU International students exploring Australia’s top landmark Uluru, and taking advantage of the adventures VU has to offer along the way to success.'

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Learn more about Victoria University

 

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Paul Ellett is the editor for Hotcourses Abroad. His role is to plan, produce and share editorial, videos, infographics, eBooks and any other content to inform prospective and current international students about their study abroad experience. When he's not thinking about student visas in Sweden and application deadlines, Paul is an avid fan of comedy podcasts and Nicolas Cage films.