University of West London
University of West London

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University of West London Ranking

52

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University of West London Location

London

University of West London

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University Ranking

52

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London

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Key Information
Location London, England
Established 1860
Percent International Students 13.7%
Famous For High-quality education closely linked to employment.
International Fees £13,000
Key Information
Location London, England
Established 1860
Percent International Students 13.7%
Famous For High-quality education closely linked to employment.
International Fees £13,000

Overview

Known as the ‘career university’, the University of West London (UWL) has an impressive graduate employment rate, with courses specifically designed to enable students to secure work after leaving.

Studying at UWL is all about gaining the skills, expertise and insight you need to excel in your chosen career. You will be taught by highly experienced industry experts, and have the chance to benefit from close industry connections. The University contains nine highly respected academic schools covering a wide range of subjects:

  • London School of Film, Media and Design
  • The Claude Littner Business School
  • School of Computing and Engineering
  • School of Law
  • London Geller College of Hospitality and Tourism
  • College of Nursing, Midwifery and Healthcare
  • School of Human and Social Science
  • School of Biomedical Sciences

Facilities

Over a three-year period, the University has embarked on a £150million redevelopment project to enhance students’ social and learning experiences thereby maintaining their position as a leading modern university in London. The University has worked closely with the Students’ Union and student representatives throughout the process to make sure the student experience is at the heart of the project.

Services for International Students

UWL has over 11,000 students with over 10% from outside the UK. The University provides free and confidential support for international students throughout their studies, including:

  • Fees and funding including scholarships
  • Visa and immigration
  • Money advise
  • Housing rights
  • English language programmes

Ranking

  • The top modern university* in London and 8th in the UK
  • 52nd overall and 4th for teaching quality in the The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2020
  • 57th in the Guardian University Guide 2020
  • Voted the top modern* university in London for overall satisfaction by students (National Student Survey 2019)
  • Top in London for teaching quality and student experience (The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2018)
  • Consistently high standard of teaching was recognised with a Silver award in the Teaching Excellence Framework

Accommodation

The Paragon building, at the Brentford site, provides purpose-built student accommodation. Facilities include single study bedrooms, each with communal kitchen/dining areas, every study bedroom is en-suite with broadband internet facilities. Recommend for first year students, living here you’ll be just a few minutes' walk from the Brentford site and there is a free shuttle bus to the Ealing site and underground station.

Location

The Ealing site of the West London Campus has superb facilities including the Paul Hamlyn Library which is open 24/7 during term-time, student radio station, an auditorium, music studios, industry-standard labs, mock court room, restaurants and cafés, and a sports centre.

The Brentford site is home to the Nursing Simulation Centre, and Paragon halls of residence. The Berkshire Institute for Health, at Fountain House in Reading town centre, enables UWL to deliver nursing and midwifery programmes across the region in partnership with the NHS.

Alumni

  • Claude Littner (Known for BBC’s ‘The Apprentice’)
  • Lorraine Pascale (Television Cook and Former Model)
  • Lesley Waters (Ready, Steady, Cook!)
  • Alex da Kid (British Music Producer
  • Freddie Mercury (Queen)
  • Pete Townshend (The Who)
  • Fodhla Cronin O'Reilly (2013 Academy Award nominee, Best Short Film)
  • Matt Tong (Bloc Party)

*A modern university is a university created in or after 1992.

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