University of Westminster

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Founded

1838

Description

The University of Westminster is a London-based public institution that counts fashion designer Vivienne Westwood, Burberry’s chief executive officer Christopher Bailey, and Pink Floyd co-founder Roger Waters, among its former students.

The university dates back to 1838, when the English engineer and aeronautics expert Sir George Cayley, founded the Polytechnic Institution at Regent Street. It was the first polytechnic in the UK and became the University of Westminster in 1992.

The university prides itself on its pioneering ethos and has been home to a number of notable moments in history. For example, in 1841 it opened the first public photographic portrait studio in Europe and hosted the first UK public moving picture display, organised by the Lumiere brothers, in 1896. More recently, it became the first UK partner university for UN Habitat, the agency dealing with human settlement and development.

With a strong emphasis on internationalisation, the university today opens its doors to over 22,000 students, hailing from every continent.

It is arranged across four campuses, three in central London (Cavendish, Marylebone and Regent Street) and one (Harrow) in north-west London, and comprises 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 £20m 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.

It also has its own gallery spaces for the display of contemporary art and architecture, where exhibitions, events and public talks regularly take place.

Specific details

Category of Education Business and Economics, Technology and Engineering, Computer Sciense, IT and Communication, Medicine and Healthcare, Life Science and Biology, Social Science, Law, Arts and Humanities, Psychology

Location

United Kingdom
309 Regent Street, London , W1B 2HW, London, United Kingdom

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Maurice
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The university was a great one course-wise, I graduated with a Bachelor in Contemporary Media Practice, its diversity in choice of media that we could experiment with allowing students to get experience. However, the campus I was on was in...

The university was a great one course-wise, I graduated with a Bachelor in Contemporary Media Practice, its diversity in choice of media that we could experiment with allowing students to get experience. However, the campus I was on was in Harrow, making it hard to travel and not having the student life that I thought I would.

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What I like the most is the fact that there are a lot of international students so you get to know people from a lot of different countries. Lecturers are quite good, even though some modules may be boring. Facilities are fine but I think the...

What I like the most is the fact that there are a lot of international students so you get to know people from a lot of different countries. Lecturers are quite good, even though some modules may be boring. Facilities are fine but I think the Student Union should be more active.

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Maryam
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The tutors have an open door policy which makes them readily available at any time to provide support. The student body is very diverse and there is a plethora of societies to find where you belong. Meeting people from varying backgrounds and...

The tutors have an open door policy which makes them readily available at any time to provide support. The student body is very diverse and there is a plethora of societies to find where you belong. Meeting people from varying backgrounds and experience is something I enjoyed a lot from this university and something you can expect a lot of. It welcomes everyone from everywhere and prides itself in it.

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