History, Affiliations and Rankings
Established in 1838, The University of Westminster is an ancient non-private research university located in London, United Kingdom. Sir George Cayley opened the Polytechnic Institution at 309 Regent Street in London that finally came to be known as the UoW. It is known for academic excellence, personal enrichment and cultural engagement. The university is affiliated with the Association of Commonwealth Universities, the Association of MBAs, EFMD, EQUIS, and the European University Association. QS World University Rankings 2022 places the university at #651-700. THE World University Rankings 2022 ranks the university between #801-1000. Additionally, the U.S. News Best Global Universities ranks Westminster at #1306 globally. Furthermore, the Guardian 2022 ranks the university at #110 and the Complete University Guide 2022 ranks it at #114 in the UK National Rankings.
Infrastructure, Campuses and Courses
The University of Westminster has over four campuses, of which three are in Central London. More than 20,000 students, out of which 5,000 are international students from 150 countries, are currently enrolled in a variety of programs varying from Bachelor's and Master's courses to skilled programs and short term courses. The University of Westminster consists of five faculties: the Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities, the Faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment, Westminster Business School, Westminster School of Media, Arts and Design, and Westminster Law School. At the University of Westminster, devoted International Student Advisers provide data to assist international students.
Accomplishments and Alumni
The University of Westminster has close bonds with industry organizations that provide students with the opportunity to work with and get trained by top employers from across the world. The University maintains a rich profile of high-quality teaching, research and innovation in a wide range of domains. It is also the first University in London to be awarded the Social Enterprise Gold Mark to bring about sustainable social change, at the local and global levels. Some of the top alumni of the University of Westminster include Richard Wright (Songwriter and Musician), Roger Waters (Film Score Composer), Christopher Balley (Fashion Designer) and Vivienne Westwood (Fashion Designer).
Student Diversity and Visiting Companies
The university set up Student Representative Council (SRC) in 1933 to create a sense of unity among students. According to the Hotcourses Diversity Index (HDI), the University of Westminster is the most diverse university in the United Kingdom, the United States, Australia, and New Zealand. The University of Westminster has 169 countries represented among its 8,429 foreign students. Moreover, The University of Westminster, which offers over 300-degree courses, places a special emphasis on providing international opportunities for Westminster students in order to provide them with an environment in which they can develop the skills, competencies, and knowledge required by the global economy. Westminster is dedicated to promoting diversity and equal opportunity, as well as fostering a vibrant and supportive learning and working environment founded on mutual respect and trust. The accommodation office of The University of Westminster assists international learners in getting a place to stay and gives further guidance to students seeking private accommodation. Some of the top companies that hire from the University of Westminster include Delloite, EY, HSBC, Amazon, Accenture, Google, etc.