University of West London

Rank 74
Location London, England
Established 1860
International Students 13.7%
Famous Courses Graduate Employment  
International Fees £13,000
Key Information
Location London, England
Established 1860
Famous Courses Graduate 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
  • London College of Music

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

  • 74th in the Times Good University Guide 2022
  • 35th in the Guardian University Guide 2022
  • 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
  • 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

UWL know that accommodation is key to your university experience and you want to love where you live. The University will support you to find suitable and safe accommodation.

The University offer a range of options; from university-managed shared flats and houses at the Student Village which is a short walk from South Ealing Station; or they can help you find accommodation off campus in Ealing and the surrounding area; or if you choose to rent your accommodation privately, UWL have put together resources for you to make sure where you are renting is safe.

If you are studying at the Berkshire Institute for Health in Reading, the University have strong links with local student accommodation providers, so you can feel safe in the knowledge that your home has our stamp of approval.

Location

The Ealing site of the West London Campus has superb facilities including the Paul Hamlyn Library, a 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, which is only a short distance from Ealing and easily accessible on the free shuttle bus. 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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