Location: London, UK
Percent Women: 56%
Tuition (one year): £10,933
Most Popular Majors: What are Radio and Television, PR, Media Studies, Journalism
Greek Life: No
Acceptance Rate: 323 UCAS Entry Points
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Why Choose Westminster?
"It's in London- enough said! You can find your nook in the hustle and bustle of the city. Westminster has something for everyone."
"We've been ranked the top school for Media, Journalism and Communications in the UK and 2nd in the EU. We're close to the media hubs of the entire world- it's great for people looking for jobs."
"You aren't going to find a location any better than London. It's just so breathtaking and there's so much going on here every day. There's no way one could be bored!"
" The university buildings are fairly central. Even though Harrow isn't, it's still one of the most beautiful campuses."
"I love this universty- the classes, location, events, everything!"
“Living in London definitely has its perks. You can eat food from all over the world at any time of the day (or night!)”
“I think the best part of the university is just how beautiful and unique the buildings are from one another.”
“I love that the campus on Regent’s street is so busy and near Oxford St. I can’t help but shop when I’m there! But if you’re looking for quiet, you can find some peace at the Little Titchfield campus which is only a short walk always from the busy street.”
“The Journalism and Film programmes are great! They have such good facilities.”
“The school is so international! You can meet people from literally all over the world and share your experiences and culture.”
“The weather is just dreary and dull at times. It can get a tad depressing.”
“Tube strikes make you realizes how crowded the city can get. Any holiday sale is a nightmare too!”
“Commuting can be painful at times; it’s really expensive to live in the central zones when you don’t live in university accommodation.”
“You feel the pressure of looking good all the time! Not once have I witnessed a person walking in sweats, not even when going to buy groceries.”
“One word: Traffic.”
New Collegiette on Campus
“Freshers week was the best! The parties were amazing and I got to meet so many new people!”
“I was shocked to see the number of clubs you could join in the student union. Fresher’s Fair was definitely interesting.”
“It can be a bit daunting to move from your home country to London (if you’re not already from the UK or living in London) but I felt right at home the second I got here.”
“They threw us a boat party when I first moved here as an exchange student, that was one of my best experiences!”
All About Academics
“Work Hard, Play Harder isn’t just a statement, it’s a way of life here at Westminster.”
“A lot of our classes actually take us to the museums and around London for lectures. It’s so enriching and you learn from some of the best sites and museums in the world.”
“There’s always something to learn if you’re looking for it. Lectures and scholars from all sorts of fields come to London and you can interact with them.”
“I loved the school’s PR and Journalism programme. I don’t think I would be anything without it!”
Learn from the Best
“Atef Alshaer’s classes were some of the best I’ve taken here. I went into the class knowing nothing and walked out with my head being filled to the brim with information. Definitely an eye-opener”
“One of the graduates Alexander Shuckburgh picked up a 2011 Grammy music award in Los Angeles for co-writing and producing the Jay-Z, Alicia Keys classic ‘Empire State of Mind’ I bet he learned a lot, cause I sure did.”
“The language programme here is pretty good. I take Arabic with Mahammed Bouabdallah, and he’s really patient.”
“A lot of our teachers worked in some of the top positions in their fields, and they’ve had so many experiences that you benefit a lot from them.”
“I like that the school is focused on training you to be employable, because isn’t that one of our greatest fears when we enter the post-graduate world?”
Interests & Involvement
“There are so many societies here, and you get to see them all at the Fresher’s Fair! I was so excited to know that there would be a Her Campus Chapter here! There was one at my old school too.”
“You may never know that there’s a world that’s in between school and free-time, especially when you’re in a city like London. There’s so much to do without the school getting involved, especially since we already have coursework, but I was thrilled to know that there were ways of knowing other students through societies.”
“My favorite society has got to be the baking society. They’re always selling the most delectable things!”
“Debate team was such a fun experience for me. I recommend it to anyone.”
“Film society is great, because we screen films from all over. It’s nice to meet people who share my mutual love of film.”
“Smoke Radio and TV is a great way to get involved if you’re nervous about making it on the telly.”
“There are always many sports clubs to get involved in! It’s easy to be fit in London.”
“The UWSU Dragons, now that’s a cool team name!”
“I always see the girls of the volleyball team practicing at Harrow. It’s great to see that there are competitive teams.”
"Regents campus has its own gym where people can train, it's a great way to grab your friends and encourage everyone to live healthier.
"It's awesome that they have an American football team here. That's not common in the UK, and it's a great way for me to keep a bit of home with me."
“MBA students from Westminster Business School and the charity Voice of a Woman, to empower women in business across the globe. The initiative will see MBA students being mentored by senior women leaders in the UK, and then using their skills to encourage female entrepreneurship in developing countries.” (Telegraph, UK)
“Westminster is 56% women?! See that’s what I love about this place. I wouldn’t have known that when you asked but my love for this uni went from 100 to past the roof.”
“Her Campus Westminster is going to be great! I can tell. It’s going to feel the perfect new addition to our expansive list of societies.”
“It’s great to see so many empowered women on campus. Whenever I have a conversation with someone, I’m always impressed by their knowledge of world politics. It’s just such an immersive experience here.”
“There are plenty of clubs for women to bond and discuss matters of important- there’s a women’s take on current affairs society and a women’s network society!”
Food & Drink
“London has everything when it comes to food. You can always pop by to Brick Lane for a good curry, or go to Edgware for some yummy kebabs. China town’s brilliant too! The options are endless.”
“I’m a huge foodie, and I knew London was the right choice for me because I don’t think I ever stop eating.”
“The food fests in the weekends are my favourite part of the city. That’s probably the only place where you can get bacon brownies and virgin pina coladas sharing the same space.”
“Whenever cultural festivals come to town, you can always try the best food from the most authentic sources, all for a reasonable price! Of course, if you’re looking for something fancier and you have a larger wallet, that’s also an option.”
"I love that you can buy fresh vegetables from markets like the Brick Lane market and Borough market. It's so organic and fresh!"
“London’s party scene is unmatched. You can do anything you want when the sun goes down, and stop right when the sun comes up… or not.”
“I’m more of a pub person, and I love how this is the pub capital of the world.You have people from all over the world having tasting festivals here”
“I love the energy of the sports bars, especially during the really crucial moments of a match. People get so into it.”
“The themed bars have to be my favorite. They’re so quirky! You have everything from fancy dress, to Australian-themed bars. You can even go bowling and sing karaoke.”
“The Cat Café has got to be the most exciting part of London. As a cat enthusiast, I’m really looking forward to the idea of drinking tea and having those little furry cats moving about. You can only get things like this in a really big city.”
“Dorm life can be cheap if you want it to be. My dorm is reasonable and it offers free, fast wifi and really good kitchen facilities. I don’t have to pay for electricity and water or gas bills.”
“Dorms are the best place to meet new people. Almost all my friends are from my halls.”
“I live in student accommodation, and if it’s in a centralized area and cheap that’s amazing! That doesn’t happen too often but plenty of my friends live in Alexander Fleming and they love it there.”
“I don’t live in the halls, but I really recommend getting your own place because it’s just such a different environment living on your own in London. It tends to be a lot cheaper than ebing in the halls as well!”
“All the halls are in such fantastic locations. And if you’re not up for direct uni accommodation, you can always opt for things like UNITE, or International Student House. It all depends on your budget really.”
“I could walk around this city for ages. I’ve been living here for 7 months and there are still so many parts of it that I don’t know.”
“It may sound strange, but I feel like no matter how long you live here and how well you think you know it, there’s always something new to surprise you.”
“If you want to get out of town (and believe me, I don’t know why you’d want to!) all the flights and trains leave from here and are fairly priced.”
“The museums, architecture and sites of London are indescribable. I’m living in history.”
“The big bustling city, the scenic Thames and beautiful parks are side by side. Seems like the perfect chemistry of urban meets countryside.”
HC's Complete College Guide: University of Westminster
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