The University of Westminster, situated in the heart of London, is a vibrant, forward-thinking place to study. Home to more than 18,000 students from over 150 countries, its global student network and career-orientated courses provide students with much more than a good degree.

City Centre
City Centre

In or close to the centre of a city


The university (including student accommodation, teaching, and leisure facilities) is located on one site

UCAS Code: W50

Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF)

TEF Bronze is awarded to institutions that deliver teaching, learning and outcomes for their students that meet "rigorous national quality requirements" for higher education in the UK. Find out more about TEF.

Student Statistics

Student population


Level of study

  • Undergraduate 77%
  • Postgraduate 23%

Mode of study

  • Full Time 77%
  • Part Time 23%

Where students come from

  • UK 69%
  • EU 11%
  • Other 20%

Student gender

  • Male 39%
  • Female 61%

Undergraduate Open Days

Open days allow you to experience the university first hand, and help you decide if it's the right place for you​.

Student Services and Facilities


  • The University of Westminster 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.

Student jobs

  • The Talent Bank lists paid temporary and part-time vacancies across all campuses and various departments within the University of Westminster as well as with external local employers.

Careers advice

  • The university puts employability in the centre of university life. Students have opportunities to enhance their practical experience through internships, professional placements, study abroad and volunteering or mentoring programmes.
  • The Career Development Centre offers a wide variety of services including: one-to-one careers coaching, CV and application advice, careers information (in person and online), and mentoring.
  • Help with finding work includes online vacancy listings and the Talent Bank.
  • Support also includes workshops, presentations and employer events, and all faculties have their own work placement teams who can help assist students in finding work experience whilst on the course, as well as CV advice and practice interviews.
  • The Career Development Centre is available to all students, as well as graduates for up to three years after their graduation.

Health services

  • The University of Westminster provides help and advice with safeguarding or complex well-being issues, and can offer spiritual counselling to all students. This includes mindfulness training throughout the year across all campuses.
  • There is also a free and confidential term-time service led by experienced nurse practitioners who can help with a range of health-related matters.

Counselling services

  • The University of Westminster have a team of professional counsellors who offer confidential counselling to students experiencing personal and study difficulties; mentoring is also available for students in receipt of Disabled Student Allowance who have long-term mental and physical health conditions.

Disability support

  • The university's Disability Learning Support team provides a range of services for students with disabilities, including accessible environments.

Other services and facilities

  • Specialist course facilities include access to Bloomberg Financial Markets Suites and a new digital fabrication laboratory with a range of 3D printers and laser cutters.

Students' Union

  • The University of Westminster Students’ Union (UWSU) is a student-led organisation independent of the university, which supports and protects the rights of students. All students are automatically members.
  • The union is home to a range of sports clubs and societies, as well as Smoke Media, comprising Smoke magazine, Smoke TV and the award-winning Smoke Radio, crowned Best Student Radio Station at the 2015 Student Radio Awards.
  • The UWSU also runs the Undercroft bar and Arena 51 nightclub in Harrow, and two shops that stock various student essentials, one at the Harrow campus and the other at Cavendish campus.


  • The university has a distinguished 175-year history, and was the first polytechnic in the UK.
  • In 2014, the Research Excellence Framework assessed 90% of Westminster's research work as internationally recognised, internationally excellent or world leading.

Fascinating Fact

  • The recently restored Regent Cinema, at the University of Westminster's headquarters, was the birthplace of British cinema. In 1896 it was venue for the first showing of a film by the Lumiere brothers, with 54 people in the audience; it later became the first cinema to show an X-rated film in 1951.

Notable Alumni and Famous Faces

  • Sigala – DJ and record producer.
  • Asif Kapadia – Oscar and BAFTA winning filmmaker.
  • Nick Mason and Roger Waters – members of Pink Floyd.
  • Tej Lalvani – businessman and star of BBC’s ‘Dragon’s Den’.
  • Sinclair Beecham and Julian Metcalfe – founders of Pret a Manger.
  • Vivienne Westwood – fashion designer.
  • Annie Nightingale – DJ.
  • Timothy West – actor.
  • Sir Alexander Fleming – Nobel prize in medicine.


University of Westminster, Course Enquiries Office, 101 New Cavendish Street, London , W1W 6XH