Our tradition of shaping the future of professional life stretches back more than 175 years, to the opening of The Polytechnic Institution in 1838.
Since then, Westminster has secured a reputation as a place for pioneers, and for firsts. We are the first polytechnic in the UK and the first modern university to win the Queen’s Award for Enterprise.
The University of Westminster is home to over 20,000 students from 169 countries. We offer over 300 career-focused undergraduate and postgraduate courses. A wide range of our courses are independently rated as excellent. Westminster has also been recognised by the HEFCE as a Centre for Excellence in professional learning from the workplace.
We continue to invest in improving the learning environment for students. We have leading facilities such as the cutting-edge Fabrication Laboratory for Architecture and Construction students, Financial Markets Suite for Business students, new laboratories, social spaces and refurbished libraries.
The University’s research achieves impact that is recognised inside and outside academia.
90% of Westminster’s research work has been assessed as internationally-recognised, internationally excellent or world leading. We are proud to claim a rich and diverse profile of high quality research and innovation in a wide range of disciplines including art and design, law and electronic engineering.
The University has academic experts who have contributed to world-leading research in science such as the Ebola Virus and Breast Cancer Research. Westminster is home to The Centre for Research and Education in Arts and Media, one of the UKs leading centres for research in visual and media arts, design and music.
The University of Westminster is committed to the long-term professional development of students. Over 84 per cent of all Westminster students are in work and/or further study six months after graduation.
All Westminster students are encouraged to undertake a work placement which can form part of their degree. Westminster’s central London location means that students benefit from the University’s excellent links with employers in the capital.
The University provides further support to students through its Career Development Centre which offers workshops, advice and delivers Talent Bank, a recruitment service.
The University of Westminster is home to over 20,000 students from 169 countries.
Our student services provide support and advice throughout your studies. Student Advisers give specialist advice and support on a range of issues including: student finance, fees and funding, money management and immigration and visas.
We also have extensive network of tutors, administrators, counsellors, health service, financial advisers and an interfaith and spirituality team to support you in every aspect of your life at Westminster.
The University has four libraries - one at each campus. Each library houses an extensive collection of books, journals, DVDs and other specialist materials to support the subjects taught at the campus. All out libraries are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Our e-library provides access to online books, journals and other materials.
Westminster is leading on ICT. All new undergraduate students in the Faculty of Science and Technology receive an ipad to support their studies.
Free wifi is available across the University and we have computer rooms at each of our campuses, offering both Apple Mac and Windows computers. You'll also find specialist software relevant to your course.
We have our own on-site nurse who can help you with urgent medical treatment should you need it. You can also talk to a trained professional regarding health concerns or finding a local doctor or dentist.
The University also has a Polylang clinic. This is a teaching and learning facility which provides discounted holistic therapy and beauty treatments to students and staff.
We have four campuses in London, which are home to our five faculties. Three of our campuses are in central London and one is in Harrow, north-west London.
Our central London campuses comprise Cavendish Campus, Marylebone Campus and Regent Campus. Our Regent Campus is made up of three sites: our headquarters at 309 Regent Street, our Little Titchfield Street site and our Wells Street site.
All our central London campuses are within walking distance of each other and enjoy enviable locations in the heart of London.
Our Harrow Campus is a short Tube ride away from our central London campuses and is home to our vibrant Westminster School of Media, Arts and Design.
Regent Street Gym is located in the heart of London, just a short walk from bustling Oxford Street. The Gym offers cardio and weights facilities. A range of classes are provided along with personal training sessions.
Our Harrow Campus boasts a versatile Sports Hall where match and training facilities are available. This flexible space can accommodate a variety of sports including five-a-side football, basketball, netball and cricket. There is also a small gym, equipped a mix of cardio and resistance equipment.
For sports enthusiasts, there is also Chiswick Sports Ground at Chiswick near the banks of the River Thames. This excels in terms of the number, quality and range of sports pitches on offer.
The Students’ Union is run by students for students. The Union has a wide range of clubs and societies covering all interests and hobbies. The Dragons is the University sports league.
The University is also home to Smoke Media, a leading student-run media association which includes the award-winning Smoke Radio aswell as Smoke TV and the student magazine, QH.