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Overall Rating
3.8 out of 5 stars based on 212 reviews
3.8 / 212 reviews
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Halls of Residence
Halls of Residence
3.4 out of 5 stars based on 31 reviews
3.4 / 31 reviews
Location
Location
4.4 out of 5 stars based on 842 reviews
4.4 / 842 reviews
Clubs & Societies
Clubs & Societies
5.0 out of 5 stars based on 4 reviews
5.0 / 4 reviews
Party Vibe
Party Vibe
4.2 out of 5 stars based on 842 reviews
4.2 / 842 reviews
Freshers' Week
Freshers' Week
4.0 out of 5 stars based on 6 reviews
4.0 / 6 reviews

Overview

Welcome to the University of Westminster

The University of Westminster is a diverse and dynamic international education institution situated in Harrow and at three campuses in the heart of London, one of the world’s greatest cities and has a distinguished 178­ year history. Our university is home to over 20,000 students from 159 different countries. We were recently voted as one of the Top 100 Most International Universities in the World by the Times Higher Education and the most diverse university in the UK, this demonstrates our commitment to global engagement. Westminster offers a vibrant, diverse and inspirational learning environment ­ fostering innovation and creativity. We offer highly attractive practice-based courses which are independently rated as excellent, many with international recognition.

Location

We are arranged across four campuses, three in central London (Cavendish, Marylebone and Regent Street) and one (Harrow) in north-west London. We compromise of five faculties: the Faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment, the Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities, Westminster Business School, Westminster Law School, and Westminster School of Media, Arts and Design.

The University’s central London location benefits from nearby access to the city’s many cultural attractions, while a recent £60m investment in its facilities has resulted in Westminster being able to offer fully-equipped sports facilities to students, as well as specialist resources, such as the purpose-built Financial Markets Suite.

Westminster’s courses are also taught in nine overseas countries, from Sri Lanka to Uzbekistan, a characteristic which won the university a Queen’s Award for Enterprise.

Student Life

The University of Westminster Students’ Union (UWSU) is run by students, for students and is home to over 70 societies and a range of sports clubs. Throughout the year UWSU organise a variety of extra-curricular activities and offer advice and support during your studies.

As a Westminster student you are based in one of the most influential cities in the world, benefiting from great links with national, international and global businesses. London truly offers the ideal environment for living and learning with its world leading museums, galleries and fantastic shopping, nightlife, music and festivals.

Where Can Westminster Take You?

This year Westminster alumni scooped two Oscars. Graduate and film director Asif Kapadia won an Oscar for Best Documentary Feature for his documentary ‘Amy’ in addition to multiple awards including; BAFTA for Best Documentary (2016, Grammy Award for Best Music Film (2016). Westminster graduate and producer Shan Christopher Ogilvie also won Best Live Action Short Film Oscar for ‘Stutterer’ (2016)

The University of Westminster has an impressive creative alumni including: Vivienne Westwood (Fashion designer), Christopher Bailey (CEO, Burberry), Nick Mason, Richard Wright, Roger Waters (Pink Floyd), Charlie Watts (The Rolling Stones), Sinclar Metcalfe and Julian Beecham (Pret a Manger and Itsu).

What Do Students Think?

Hear from our recent graduates about why they think you should study at the University of Westminster:

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Student Stats

Number of students23000
Male : Female42 : 58
Fulltime : Part time74 : 26
UK : International72 : 28

Awards

Location
Top 20 University for Location

Reviews

The University of Westminster Reviews

3.8 out of 5 stars based on 212 reviews
3.8 / 212 reviews
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3 Stars
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Campus/University buildings
4.2 out of 5 stars based on 82 reviews
Learning facilities
4.2 out of 5 stars based on 82 reviews
Sports facilities
3.1 out of 5 stars based on 82 reviews
Student Union
3.6 out of 5 stars based on 82 reviews
Careers service
3.7 out of 5 stars based on 82 reviews
Organisation
3.7 out of 5 stars based on 82 reviews
Inclusivity
3.3 out of 5 stars based on 6 reviews
Health and Wellbeing services
3.2 out of 5 stars based on 5 reviews
Support for international students
4.0 out of 5 stars based on 5 reviews
Support and facilities for disabled students
3.8 out of 5 stars based on 5 reviews
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4.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review

Georgia Raines

13th July 2018
The university has 5 campuses all located in prime areas of London. This is what makes uni life, for me, so exciteing. At some of the campuses the facilities on offer are superb! The only negative thing I would say about UofW is a lack of a hockey team!!!
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There is always emails and information about this! Students Union is very big on this topic, which is great!
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5.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review
There is always emails and information about this!
Support for international students
5.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review
There is always emails and information about this!
Support and facilities for disabled students
5.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review
There is always emails and information about this! Students Union is very big on this topic, which is great!
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4.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review

Anonymous

9th July 2018
3 Campuses, two in central with decent space. Good round the clock facilities and support for students(local & international).
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Course review , 31/05/2017

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LLB (Hons) Law
3.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review
3.0 / 1 review

Do I recommend students to study law? Yes. Do i recommend them to go to the University of Westminster to study Law? Well, that more like no. Why? Firstly, tutors apart from probably three are very unhelpful and near enough impossible to contact. In my second year I did not have a tutor for EU law at all this being one of the core modules proved to be very difficult. We would have replacement tutors every week and they would all teach differently or be at different places in the module. So you could never ask one for help as there was never one to teach you during the week.

Course review , 31/05/2017

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BA (Hons) Film Production
4.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review
4.0 / 1 review

It's an incredibly practical and challenging course that encourages you to practice film in a professional way and work collaboratively with others. We are trained to work with quality equipment and studios. We work on multiple projects throughout the year that are written, directed, produced, lit, shot etc by us. This course is huge fun, we are encouraged to take our work seriously but creativity is always at the forefront.

Course review , 30/05/2017

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BSc (Hons) Computer Science
4.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review
4.0 / 1 review

Overall a decent university. The course is fun and challenging, the content you learn is interesting and good to know in the Computer Science field. The teaching is helpful but a lot is independent learning.

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Course module review - Work Experience: Practice and Reflection, 24/05/2016

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Work Experience: Practice and Reflection
5.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review
5.0 / 1 review

The work experience module is taught by a visiting lecture and outside professional. As a part of the course you are required to obtain 10 days’ work experience of your choice. During the term you are taught lessons on how to look for jobs, correct CV and cover letter formatting as well as interview skills. You are required to create a portfolio which covers all of the above as well as detailing what you have learnt and achieved from your work experience. You are also required to prepare for a mock job interview.

Course module review - Applied British Politics, 23/05/2016

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Applied British Politics
4.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review
4.0 / 1 review

This module was most definitely a different and unique take to most Applied British Politics (BP) modules.

Firstly, the lectures and seminars took place in one room - this is an incentive for students to go in my opinion. I usually didn't take to lectures unless they has the promise of being interesting. In this case, we had visitors, all from different political parties as well as those who are from organisations that affect British Politics. They were always appealing to me since it was a genuine discussion of that specific persons role and what they have witnessed in politics.

Course module review - Strategies and Concepts in Contemporary Art and Design, 22/05/2016

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Strategies and Concepts in Contemporary Art and Design
3.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review
3.0 / 1 review

The lecturer was very good at conveying his knowledge of the subjects. Making it engaging and understandable. His methods were good as they varied and included participation and a group presentation. This is something I would not have normally enjoyed but I feel like it really helped me to engage and learn skills such as speaking, being critical and structuring my essay better.

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1 Marylebone Hall
4.7 out of 5 stars based on 6 reviews
4.7 / 6 reviews
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2.9 out of 5 stars based on 20 reviews
2.9 / 20 reviews
3 Host (Victoria hall) Wembley
3.8 out of 5 stars based on 4 reviews
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4.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review
4.0 / 1 review
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3 Sheffield
4.6 out of 5 stars based on 232 reviews
4.6 / 232 reviews
4 Manchester
4.6 out of 5 stars based on 196 reviews
4.6 / 196 reviews
5 Leeds
4.6 out of 5 stars based on 148 reviews
4.6 / 148 reviews
6 Brighton
4.6 out of 5 stars based on 163 reviews
4.6 / 163 reviews
7 London
4.4 out of 5 stars based on 842 reviews
4.4 / 842 reviews
8 Glasgow
4.5 out of 5 stars based on 137 reviews
4.5 / 137 reviews
9 Cardiff
4.5 out of 5 stars based on 114 reviews
4.5 / 114 reviews
10 Bristol
4.5 out of 5 stars based on 154 reviews
4.5 / 154 reviews
11 Edinburgh
4.5 out of 5 stars based on 122 reviews
4.5 / 122 reviews
12 Birmingham
4.4 out of 5 stars based on 215 reviews
4.4 / 215 reviews
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Rank Society and Clubs Name Student Rating
1 Harry Potter Society
5.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review
5.0 / 1 review
2 Jewish Society
5.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review
5.0 / 1 review
3 Men's Basketball
5.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review
5.0 / 1 review
4 Musical Theatre Society
5.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review
5.0 / 1 review
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6 Active Music Group
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7 African Carribean Society
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8 AhlulBayt Society
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9 Ahlus Sunnah Wal Jummah Society
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10 Albanian Society
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1 Ministry of Sound
4.3 out of 5 stars based on 89 reviews
4.3 / 89 reviews
2 Electric Ballroom
4.6 out of 5 stars based on 24 reviews
4.6 / 24 reviews
3 G-A-Y
4.4 out of 5 stars based on 45 reviews
4.4 / 45 reviews
4 Fabric London
4.4 out of 5 stars based on 32 reviews
4.4 / 32 reviews
5 Guy's Bar
4.6 out of 5 stars based on 14 reviews
4.6 / 14 reviews
6 XOYO
4.1 out of 5 stars based on 57 reviews
4.1 / 57 reviews
7 Tape London
5.0 out of 5 stars based on 6 reviews
5.0 / 6 reviews
8 Lightbox
4.3 out of 5 stars based on 18 reviews
4.3 / 18 reviews
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4.0 out of 5 stars based on 43 reviews
4.0 / 43 reviews
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4.7 out of 5 stars based on 9 reviews
4.7 / 9 reviews
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4.0 out of 5 stars based on 6 reviews
4.0 / 6 reviews
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Awards

Location
Top 20 University for Location

Location Details

The University of Westminster
The University of Westminster
London
W1W 6XH
United Kingdom