Support services for students at UWL: Life on campus

Student accommodation

With over 12,000 students, the University of West London (UWL) has a wide range of support services available to cater to every need including careers services, accommodation, volunteering and mentoring. Additionally, our independently run Students’ Union helps with student-focused queries, and hosts social and sporting activities throughout the academic year.

Careers Service
UWL has enviable industry links, and our Careers Service works with each student to support them as they build their careers. The service helps set up work placements and voluntary experiences for students, while also providing invaluable career advice. All of this aides our 96% employability rate*; we are The Career University. Find out more about Careers Service.

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The University has student accommodation based at its Brentford and Ealing campuses, both are one mile from the Ealing campus and a free shuttle bus service is provided for students to travel between these sites. The Student Village housing in Ealing can accommodate up to 440 students and the accommodation at Brentford can accommodate up to 839 students. Find out more information about accommodation at UWL.

To help new students get used to university life, UWL provides a personalised mentoring service which helps both academically and socially. Students will be paired with a student mentor who will provide ongoing support. 

Our students have the opportunity to engage in voluntary activities for a variety of local and national charities and organisations. This includes working with the elderly and children, supporting people with special needs, and doing practical voluntary work such as building and gardening. Participating in voluntary activities helps with personal development and is valuable experience to put on CVs, while enhancing your HEAR (higher education achievement report). Read more about volunteering at UWL.

Learn more about our Students’ Union by watching the below video and find out information about Freshers’ Week.

Become part of the UWL community, connect with other students, and find out more about the University by using #MyUWL on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram.

Call our Clearing hotline on 0800 036 8888 or email  

* 96% of the University of West London’s graduates in employment and/or further study within six months of graduating according to Employment Performance Indicators (EPI) figures published by HESA in July 2016.