The University of Westminster was founded as Britain's first polytechnic in 1838. Since then it has developed into a university that combines both metropolitan and cosmopolitan dimensions, and which is closely involved in business, professional and academic life within London, as well as overseas.
Our research is concentrated in the following areas:
Competition for jobs is at an all-time high, and it’s not always enough to graduate with a good degree. Employers require you to have a range of transferable skills and first-hand experience of the workplace.
At Westminster, we believe the skills you develop at university should enhance your professional life. We place as much emphasis on gaining skills relevant to the workplace as we do on the academic discipline.
We provide our students with work placements and international opportunities to support them in becoming highly employable, globally-engaged graduates and over 84 per cent of our students are in work or further study six months after graduation.
Studying at Westminster will be a life-changing experience. We have one of the UKs largest international student populations and plenty of experience in giving you the help and support you need to make the most of your time with us.
Westminster has the most generous scholarship scheme of any British university, valued at close to £5m and we have extensive network of tutors, administrators, counsellors, health service, financial advisers and an interfaith adviser to support you in every aspect of your life at Westminster.
Whether you’re beginning at the University of Westminster soon or are studying here already, the Student Accommodation team offers free help and advice on finding a suitable place to live.
Have a look at our halls of residence and find out how to apply for halls.
If you're looking for private accommodation, check out our Private rented accommodation page.
We have four extensive libraries located at Cavendish, Marylebone, Harrow and Regent.
Due to pressure on study spaces SCONUL Access and UCL visitors will not be allowed access to Cavendish, Marylebone and Regent libraries during our examination period.
eduroam is a secure wireless service that is available across our campuses, as well as at most other UK universities. It's our preferred wireless connection here and gives you free access to the Internet from your laptop or other mobile device.
The University Student Health Services for Harrow and the West End sites will be closed for the Christmas vacation from Monday 17 December to Monday 7 January 2013.
Members of the general public can get access to our gyms and classes, as well as our range of other sports and fitness facilities and activities.
Our services also include fitness assessments, one-to-one personal training and exercise programmes without the astronomical joining fees and attitude you can find at other city-central gyms.How to access our gyms and other facilities
Together with the ISIC Association and British Council IELTS, StudyPortals offers you the chance to receive up to £10000 to expand your horizon and study abroad. We want to ultimately encourage you to study abroad in order to experience and explore new countries, cultures and languages.