Why study with us
Diverse student population
We have over 12,000 full-time students studying at the University of West London. There are over 3000 overseas students (EU and non-EU) studying with us. Our home students also come from a mix of backgrounds which makes us a truly diverse university which we are very proud of.
Our courses and Schools are ranked in the top for academic achievements in London, and we have received awards and accolades for our academic education.
See a list of some of our academic achievements
Internationally recognised qualifications
We are a HEFCE (government) funded institution. Our qualifications are internationally recognised, and we are audited to ensure this by the Quality Assurance Agency (QAA) in the UK.
The University has Highly Trusted Sponsorship status with UKBA (UK Border Agency).
Our safe and central location
We are based in the safe and beautiful area of West London
. Our students love the relaxed surroundings – especially the neighbouring café culture, parks, day trips, and nearby excitement of central London
Our world-class research
Our Schools carry out research that is renowned in the academic community. For example, our Richard Wells Centre has carried out groundbreaking research to provide healthcare staff with the evidence and tools to prevent healthcare associated infections, including meticillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA). It has been chosen as one of the most important research projects of modern times by the 'Big Ideas for the Future' report.
See news release
A historical university
We can trace our roots back over 150 years, yet our courses today are designed to prepare you for the 21st century.
Pillars restaurant is a specially designed educational environment where students learn the art of fine service and culinary practices
Our excellent facilities
You will study in a fantastic environment. Each course lends itself to a range of teaching styles, and we also boast industry standard facilities which include:
Several industry kitchens
What our students do after they graduate
We provide employer-facing vocationally focused education which is directly linked to immediate graduate employment. Many of the courses we offer have a curriculum which is up-to-date with modern industry and work place practices.
We are proud of our excellent graduate employment rates. The UK Higher Education Statistical Agency (HESA) reports that 91.1% of our graduates
were either working or studying six months after graduation in 2009 / 2010.
Our excellent student support
Our friendly International Office are happy to help and advise on a range of issues, including the application process.
You can also speak to our student services department (the One Stop Shop), who provide a comprehensive and friendly service to all our students. They advise students on a number of issues, such as visas, fees, funding, accommodation and health.
See support for international students