London, United Kingdom
Discover the top reasons for why you should consider coming to University of Westminster
The University of Westminster is a diverse and dynamic international education institution situated in the heart of London, one of the worlds great cities.
Westminster offers a vibrant learning environment where innovative, creative and dedicated students can gain the skills and experience they need to succeed in professional life. Since its launch in 1838 as Britains first polytechnic institution, it has led the way in many areas of education and research, and continues to do so today.
The University attracts more than 20,000 students from 150 different nations, making it one of the most popular UK universities for international students.
A wide range of Westminsters courses have received excellent QAA ratings, and the Universitys research leads the way in many areas including art and design, electronic engineering, law, and media and communication. The University continues to invest in improving the learning environment for students. The Universitys headquarters building houses the UKs earliest public cinema, the venue for the Lumière brothers first public moving picture show in the country in 1896. Looking forward, the University aims to embed internationalisation, employability and green-thinking into all areas of its work, and to build a cutting-edge, innovative and creative research culture which is known for making a difference.
Services include the allocation of a personal tutor, language support, personal advice and counselling, a Student Health Service, Disability Learning Support, the Polyclinic, the Career Development Centre, the Student Accommodation Team and the Students´ Union
We are committed to creating the best learning environment and providing the right equipment and facilities across all disciplines, to help students achieve their potential during their studies. For example, our state-of-the-art film and television studios, computer technology, broadcast equipment and music studios at Harrow Campus are among the best media and creative arts educational facilities in Europe. Those facilities will be further enhanced by a £38.5m redevelopment programme at the Campus which is already underway, and is due to be completed in 2014.
We recently completed a multi-million pound refurbishment of our Life Sciences laboratories at our Cavendish Campus, and a £20 million refurbishment at our Marylebone Campus, home to Westminster Business School and the School of Architecture and the Built Environment. The Campus already houses cutting-edge learning technology, including the exclusive Financial Markets Suite, which uses the Bloomberg platform to give students, staff and researchers first-hand exposure to the technology adopted in leading global investment banks. The redevelopment programme has lead to the creation of a vibrant `Learning Platform' space at the heart of the Campus, along with new multi-purpose facilities to host events including exhibitions, seminars and forums, all underpinned by our sustainable environmental agenda.
We are also investing £3.5m in our Little Titchfield Street site, home to the School of Law, and a base for students in Social Sciences, Humanities and Languages. From September 2012 students have benefited from an extended library, reception area and cafeteria and by September 2013 a new 380 seat lecture theatre offering a spacious and dynamic learning environment with state-of-the-art facilities will be available.
Alongside improvements to the fabric of the University, we continue to offer outstanding the IT and library facilities, with more than 5,000 computers for students, and access to more than 30,000 e-journals and 20,000 e-books through our four main libraries (two of which are open 24-hours a day).
To show the world just how good our students´ work is, we have some of the best student exhibition and gallery space. From Ambika P3, the dramatic underground space dedicated to the creative industries at our Marylebone Campus, to the contemporary exhibition area of London Gallery West at our Harrow Campus, we can offer a window onto the world for their work.
Students can also get involved in the award-winning Smoke magazine and Smoke radio station.
The Regent Campus gym offers cutting-edge cardiovascular equipment, free weights, resistance equipment and a power plate, alongside two dedicated studios and a large multipurpose hall. This hosts a range of classes and activities including yoga, martial arts, aerobics, dance and many more.
The University's 45-acre sports grounds are located at Chiswick, and include synthetic turf pitches, tennis courts and natural pitches. The grounds are complemented by a main pavilion housing restaurants, bars, a social room and changing facilities. The historic boathouse on the River Thames marks the finishing point for the Oxford and Cambridge Boat Race.
Based in the heart of one of the worlds most dynamic and cosmopolitan cities, we can offer you all the academic, cultural, career, and sporting opportunities you could wish for. Youll be supported through your studies by an extensive network of tutors, counsellors and advisers as well as our popular and active Students Union that provides numerous clubs, societies and social events to participate in.
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