This is a post for potential students looking to go into higher education. Everyone knows that London is the beautiful capital that never sleeps. So imagine studying in such a vibrant and exciting environment. We are two 2nd year students from the University of Westminster and would love to tell you all why our university is really THE place to study in London.
University of Westminster is a diverse and dynamic international institution situated in the heart of London, offering a broad variety of foundation courses, undergraduate, postgraduate and research degrees. Originally established in 1838 as the Royal Polytechnic Institution, Britain’s first polytechnic, University of Westminster now has a student body of over 23,000 and is a leader in research and education. Over 4,000 international students a year choose to study in London at the University of Westminster, making it one of the top fifteen institutions in the UK for overseas students.
The location of the University of Westminster FOUR campuses makes it very attractive to potential students as three of which are situated within the West End – making it convenient to commute to as they are all close to major public transport links as well as key London attractions. The Regent Campus is literally a step away from the infamous shopping location – Oxford Street.
But enough of the facts. I would like to go into my own personal reasons for attending this university and my experience so far. We are both home based students meaning we are originally from London. When I was in the process of deciding my options for universities, I knew instantly that I wanted to stay in London. There was no doubt in my mind that I wanted to stay in the city that I have grown up to love. London has culture, an exciting night life and is so diverse. It just made so much sense to study in such a vibrant city, even though experiencing change is good, but to me since London has so much to offer – it is always ever changing and has something new for me to explore. I wanted to study something which was media related, and there is no better city to study that in than of course the capital, London. This is because London has great prospects, opportunities and links within each industry whether it is Media, Art or Business. Looking through all the universities in London, Westminster appealed to me the most as everything London has to offer is on my door step. The university has such a broad variety of subjects to choose from – you will surely find something that you would be passionate to geek out in!
In the end, I decided I wanted to study Public Relations (PR) and was glad to find out that the University of Westminster has strong links with the UK’s public relations industry – with numerous guest speakers, industry events and visits, and we are one of the UK’s Public Relations Consultants Association’s partner universities. This gives students crucial chances to network and make contact with prestige individuals from the industry.
My first year at the University of Westminster was amazing from both the academic and social point of views. I love that the university is so diverse and I got to meet so many new people from different countries all around the world. We have amazing lecturers and tutors who are genuinely passionate about teaching, and they ensure students gain all they can from their degrees and courses. The first class study facilities are readily accessible for students to take full advantage off, and we have a great Student Union team who aims to make sure students have the best university experience possible by providing a range of activities and support, from sports clubs to society groups, educational advice and social events. There have been some unforgettable nights hosted at the university’s own club, Area 51 or The Undercroft Bar!
Halfway into my second year, I know I made the right choice by picking University of Westminster as there is nowhere else I’d rather study in London city.