University description (as per official university website)
Across our campuses in central and north-west London, the University of Westminster teaches more than 23,800 students undertaking degrees, Masters, research, professional programmes and short courses.
Since its foundation in 1838 as Britain's first polytechnic, the University has been closely involved in the business, professional and academic life of London.
Westminster has always been and continues to be imaginative in recognising new needs and developing appropriate offerings in its many target markets.
A proud history, founded in 1838 as the Polytechnic Institution, Britain's first such educational institution
Leading the way in developing new technologies, opening the first ever photographic studio in Europe, and first showing moving pictures to a paying British public
Superb locations in central London and in Harrow
More than 22,000 students
of whom 75% are undergraduates
More than 4,000 international
students, from over 160 overseas nations, making Westminster one
of the top 15 most popular UK universities for international students
Wide-range of funding and scholarships.
The University of Westminster's scholarships department has been named winner of the inaugural Times Higher Award for Outstanding Support for Overseas Students.
The University of Westminster's "outstanding achievement" in overseas trade has been recognised with a second consecutive
Queen's Award for Enterprise.
International and cosmopolitan ethos makes the University an excellent preparation for professional life.
A Careers and Student Employment Service to help you find work while you study and develop your employability
Lively and proactive Students' Union
Large number and diverse range of student societies for all interests
Comprehensive student support network of tutors, administrators, technicians, counsellors, health service, financial advice and
The University of Westminster's Centre for Excellence in Professional Learning from the Workplace works within the University and with external partners and colleagues, to promote and develop the integration of professional work and learning from the work place into the academic environment for both students and staff of the University.
Libraries holding 420,000 volumes, 2,500 subscriptions and numerous electronic resources (databases,
e-journals, the University's website, exam papers, CD-ROMs and Internet links)
Over 165 years of teaching innovation combined with experience
More than 800 teaching staff supported by up to 800 visiting lecturers
Excellent QAA ratings for courses in Arabic, building, housing and surveying, Chinese, communication and media (including music), French, integrated health, politics and international relations, psychology, subjects allied to medicine, and tourism
The leading post-1992 university for research in Communication, Cultural and Media Studies, Law, Asian Studies (Chinese), Linguistics, Art and Design (including Music), Electronic Engineering, Italian, and Politics and International Relations
Professional recognition of all courses in all core disciplines
Quality learning and research designed in partnership with businesses to meet the needs of London's international economy