University of West London

The University of West London boasts over 150 years of experience as a higher education institution and yet its innovative curriculum is designed to prepare students for the 21st century work place. Employer engagement is a fundamental aspect of the University’s curriculum, resulting in it being rated as one of the top UK modern universities for graduate prospects. The University of West London is a top modern university that offers a truly exciting and diverse learning experience to its students.

Main Campus:
Ealing

Locations:
Ealing, West London

Student Population:
12,000


Faculties:
 Eight specialist Schools (Ealing Law School, Ealing School of Art, Design and Media, College of Nursing, Midwifery and Healthcare, London College of Music, London School of Hospitality and Tourism, School of Computing and Technology and School of Psychology, Social Work and Human Sciences)

Overview

Why Choose the University of West London?
The University of West London boasts over 150 years of experience as a higher education institution and yet its innovative curriculum is designed to prepare students for the 21st century work place. Employer engagement is a fundamental aspect of the University’s curriculum, resulting in it being rated as one of the top UK modern universities for graduate prospects. The University of West London is a top modern university that offers a truly exciting and diverse learning experience to its students.

 

Teaching Quality
Students at the University of West London are taught by accessible, supportive and encouraging staff of the highest academic standard.

  • The Guardian University guide 2012 rated the University of West London as No.1 modern university in London and in the top 15 in England, for nursing, midwifery and paramedical studies.
  • The Universities School of Hospitality and Tourism has received the prestigious Queen’s Anniversary Prize for outstanding achievement and excellence in hospitality education.
  • Most of the Universities teaching staff have years of professional experience and academic expertise.
  • The most recent Quality Assurance Agency (QAA) report praised the University for its academic quality and standards.
  • Teaching and support staff have an ‘open door’ policy, allowing students to seek information, advice and support whenever they require it.
  • The University has excellent learning resources and modern facilities, including a brand new teaching and learning centre funded by a grant from the Savoy Education Trust.
  • The University had some of the best improvements in National Student Survey (NSS) results this year, with 76% of students stating they were content with their course, demonstrating an impressive increase of nine percentage points on the survey in 2010.

 

Research Quality
The University of West London combines first-class research facilities with leading research staff to provide an exciting and innovative learning environment for its students.

  • The University has outstanding research facilities for supporting healthcare and legal professions and it has several leading research teams across its Schools and Departments.
  • The Universities Schools carry out research that is renowned in the academic community.
  • Recent groundbreaking research carried out by the University to provide healthcare staff with the evidence and tools to prevent healthcare associated infections has been chosen as one of the most important projects of modern times by the ‘Big Ideas for the Future’ report.

 

International
The University is a truly international institution that welcomes and provides support for students from all over the globe.

  • The University is home to over 3000 overseas students and the Universities home students also come from a variety of backgrounds, making it a truly diverse environment.
  • The University of West London’s qualifications are internationally recognised.
  • The student body consists of individuals from 60 countries all over the world, including Europe, Asia, the Middle East, Africa and America.
  • West London offers a range of English courses to help non-native English speakers develop their English language skills, including a free three-week pre-sessional course before students begin the academic year.

 

Student Satisfaction
As one of the most improved modern universities in the UK, the University of West London is dedicated to providing its students the best possible learning experience.

  • The National Student Survey (NSS, 2012) highlighted the University of West London as the most improved modern university in the UK.
  • The NSS results also established that 97% of students were satisfied with their Computer Science courses, while 93% of students were pleased with their Finance and Accounting course, showing an impressive increase of 16% from the 2011 survey in this subject area.
  • The Universities student services department are able to offer students advice on a number of issues, such as visas, fees, funding, accommodation and health.
  • The University received the highest increase in UCAS applications of any higher education institution in 2011.
  • 100% of first year students requiring accommodation can be housed in institution managed accommodation.

 

Employable Graduates
The University of West London boasts a modern, employer-facing curriculum that equips students with skills and knowledge suitable for the modern industry and work place.

  • The UK Higher Education Statistical Agency (HESA) reported that an impressive 91.1% of the Universities graduates were either working or studying six months after graduation in 2009-10.
  • Recent HESA data also rated the University as the country’s best modern university for the employment of its graduates.
  • The University has strong connections with several national and multi-national organisations, such as the BCC, Hewlett-Packard (HP) Ltd and the Savoy Education Trust.
  • The Universities career service provides students with advice and guidance on a variety of career issues, the service helps with CV preparation, interviews and job searches to name a few.

 

Areas Of Study

Variety of Courses
The University of West London’s flexible and varied curriculum aims to cater for each individual student’s requirements.

  • The University offers flexibility to its students through a variety of foundation, undergraduate and postgraduate courses taught in various styles, including distance learning.
  • First-class learning facilities support the learning of West London students, such as Mac labs, recording studios, training restaurants and several industry kitchens.
  • West London offers academic credits and exemptions to specific sections of its courses if a student has relevant work experience or qualifications.

 

Campus Facilities

Location

The Universities main campus based in Ealing, West London is situated close to idyllic landscaped parks, restaurants, pubs and shops of Ealing and London’s lively city centre is just a short tube ride away. The students union is the main port of call for students, offering onsite entertainment and services as well as a central social space. There are also plenty of sporting facilities in Ealing, including a sports ground and a gym. The Brentford site is situated 1.5 miles from the main campus, connected to the Ealing site by a free shuttle service, whilst the Berkshire Hub is based in Reading, a 30 minute train ride from London city centre.

London is one of the world’s great cities and is bursting with history and culture. The city is alive twenty-four hours a day and with plenty of parks, markets, museums, art galleries, shops, entertainment venues there is always something to do or see. London boasts an excellent public transport system and is home to numerous universities and an extremely diverse population, making it the ideal location for students begin their studies.

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