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University of Westminster

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Open Days are a great way to get a taste of what student life is like. University of Westminster open day dates:

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16th March 2013, 11am-3pm,

19

19th June 2013, 2-5pm

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Situated in one of the world’s great cities, our London location enables us to build close connections with the leading figures and organisations in the worlds of business, politics, law, media and the arts. It also gives us the opportunity to be influential in policy making, and in improving health, well-being and our environment. Our aim is to provide you with the education you need to succeed in your chosen career. In pursuit of this aim, you will have access to the world-class teaching and facilities needed to learn your subject.

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Undergraduate introductory text

Each year a diverse mix of innovative, creative and dedicated students from many backgrounds join the Westminster family, and discover the benefits of learning in London - the UK's capital of business, law, fashion, science, media, languages and architecture.

With more than 15,000 undergraduates from over 150 nations, Westminster is one of the most popular UK universities for international students, and has thriving student exchange and Study Abroad programmes.

The media and communications research has been rated the best in the UK. More than 75 per cent of the University's research was 'recognised internationally in terms of originality, significance and rigour' in the 2008 RAE, and it was awarded excellent quality ratings for a wide range of courses. Major redevelopments of our Marylebone and Harrow campuses are underway and a £2m modernisation of the life sciences laboratories, and a major refurbishment of Regent Street have all been completed.

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Postgraduate introductory text

Each year a diverse mix of innovative, creative and dedicated students from many backgrounds join the Westminster family, and discover the benefits of learning in London - the UK's capital of business, law, fashion, science, media, languages and architecture.

The University has more than 20,000 students (a quarter of whom are postgraduates) from over 150 nations, and is one of the most popular UK universities for international students.

The media and communications research has been rated the best in the UK, while in the 2008 RAE, communication, art, and architecture research groups were all assessed as world leading. It was also recognised internationally for research in areas such as law, life sciences and the environment, computing, business, and planning.

Major redevelopments of our Marylebone and Harrow campuses are underway and a £2m modernisation of the life sciences laboratories, and a major refurbishment of Regent Street have all been completed.

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Directions

All the campuses are easily reached by public transport (Tube or bus).

The Cavendish Campus is within walking distance of four Underground stations - Goodge St (500m), Warren St (600m), Great Portland St (600m) and Oxford Circus (800m).

The Marylebone Campus is only 50m from Baker St Tube station, and Harrow Campus is just 30m from Northwick Park Tube station.

For the Regent Campus, leave Oxford Circus Tube station by Exits 1 or 4, and walk north along Regent Street for 200m.

Accessibility

The University of Westminster aims to develop an accessible and welcoming estate for its disabled students and staff. For further information visit http://www.westminster.ac.uk/study/current-students/support-and-facilities/disabilities/accessibility

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Courses

Foundation courses
Foundation Degrees
Bachelors Degrees (Arts, Engineering, Music, Sciences)
LLB Law Degrees
Masters Degrees (Arts, Business Administration, Engineering, Health Science, Law, Sciences) including research degrees
Doctorate level (PhD)
Higher certificates, diplomas and professional qualifications are also available in some subjects
Many courses (both at undergraduate and postgraduate level) can be studied on either a full-time or part-time basis

International/Erasmus opportunities

Westminster's Study Abroad programme is one of the largest in the UK, each year welcoming hundreds of visiting students from universities all over the world. If you are already studying outside the UK, you can study here for one or two semesters, or for a period in the summer. The programme is very flexible, with a wide range of classes and disciplines available, as well as work placement options. You will receive a registration appointment, ongoing support and, on completion, you can often transfer the credits gained at Westminster to your home university qualification.

Under the Exchange programmes there are more than 100 exchanges for Westminster students with institutions in Asia, mainland Europe, the Americas and Australasia. These allow you to spend a semester or year studying abroad, and are an amazing opportunity to live and learn in another country. The programmes also offer students from partner institutions the chance to come to Westminster for a semester or year. If an exchange agreement is not in place, you could still study here for a semester, a summer or a full year through the Study Abroad programme.

For more information visit http://www.westminster.ac.uk/international/study-abroad

Typical grades - Average offers

See individual entries - http://www.westminster.ac.uk/courses

Scholarships/bursaries

The University of Westminster's award-winning scholarship scheme worth over £4 million is the largest university scholarship scheme in the UK.
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Library and Study Facilities

The University has four campus libraries. Each library will offer standard materials for the subjects taught at that campus, as well as providing general learning resources. Each course has an academic liaison librarian, with special responsibility for your area of study, who will work closely with your lecturers to make sure that all the appropriate resource materials are available. You’ll also have around-the-clock access to a huge virtual library, from home and work.

IT

Computer accounts are automatically set up for new students and provide access to course materials and file storage facilities, as well as email, web and library resources. Throughout the University you’ll find PCs, Macs, and Sun workstations available for use. If you have your own laptop, you can connect to the University network everywhere at any campus.

Sporting

The University provides a professional, affordable health and fitness service to students, staff and members of the public. Our facilities include a sports ground by the River Thames at Chiswick, a sports hall at Harrow, and fitness suites at our Regent and Harrow campuses.

Fitness assessment, exercise prescription, body composition measurement and one-to-one personal training are some of the services offered at our Regent and Harrow campuses. At our Chiswick site, you’ll find a wide range of sporting opportunities as well as excellent social facilities – the main pavilion houses bars and function rooms, and the Boathouse marks the finishing line of the Oxford and Cambridge Boat Race and features a bar and balcony overlooking the River Thames. For full details visit www.westminster.ac.uk/sport

Amenities

From business and finance to fashion, art, music, cinema and sport, London is where things tend to happen first. And as one of the city's 400,000 students, much of what happens in the capital is within your reach. The city has great public transport links, providing you with easy access to more than 250 art and design galleries ranging from Tate Modern to the V&A, and over 600 cinema screens. London also offers over 200 theatres, from West End musicals to innovative theatre at the Donmar Warehouse, and a live music scene rivalling anywhere in the world.

If your passion is for fashion and shopping, London is home to leading international designers, iconic shopping areas such as Oxford Street and Bond Street, and thriving markets including Camden, Petticoat Lane and Portobello Road.

When it comes to nightlife - whether drinks with friends, a meal out or clubbing - the city has an amazing range of venues, with prices to suit everyone, and many venues run regular student nights. If you want to escape the hustle and bustle, London has over 140 parks (39 per cent of the city is green space), ranging from St. James's and Regent's Parks to Hampstead Heath and the unusual marshlands in Hackney.

Medical Services

Our nurse-run clinics at the Marylebone and Harrow Campuses provide treatment for and advice on a variety of ailments and injuries, and a doctor is also available by appointment. Guidance is also provided in relation to disabilities and chronic health problems. For full details, visit westminster.ac.uk/nurse-service

Welfare Services

Every student at the University has a personal tutor, who is there to help you settle in to the University – both academically and socially. Their aim is to help you develop your full academic and personal potential, and you can ask them for advice on any academic or personal matters affecting your study.

If you have a disability, dyslexia or a long term mental health problem please contact Disability Learning Support for advice about support available during your studies. For more details visit www.westminster.ac.uk/study/current-students/support-and-facilities/disabilities

Student Union

The Students’ Union has representatives at course, school and university level. It organises a range of activities throughout the year, including Freshers’ Fortnight for new students. It also hosts trips, screenings and events. Plus the Union runs a wide range of sports clubs with new ones starting each year. If you have a talent for writing, taking photographs, or have an interest in radio, you might be able to contribute to the Union’s Smoke Magazine or its award winning Smoke Radio station. It also has its very own TV channel – Smoke TV. For more information visit uwsu.com

Careers Service

By registering with our Carer Development Centre online, when you begin your course, you’ll have access to information on a broad range of available part-time work, job placements, volunteering opportunities and more. You can also visit the Centre in person or make an appointment to attend an advice session or career guidance interview with one of our Careers Consultants. For full details, visit westminster.ac.uk/careers

Financial Aid

For information about funding visit our website http://www.westminster.ac.uk/study/prospective-students/student-finance/funding

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Availability

For information visit our Student Accommodation web pages http://www.westminster.ac.uk/study/prospective-students/student-accommodation

Costs

For information visit our Student Accommodation web pages http://www.westminster.ac.uk/study/prospective-students/student-accommodation

Facilities

Four of our five halls are in central London - the remaining hall is located at our Harrow Campus. Halls range from elegant, turn-of-the-century buildings with single bedrooms and shared bathroom facilities, to modern, purpose-built buildings with en-suite bedrooms. A number of double or twin rooms are also available. All halls have internet access and shared facilities, and each also has a common room or area with a television. To ensure your safety and security, all buildings require authorised card or key access and all are served by CCTV. Housing Office staff are available at each hall to help you settle in and respond to any queries you might have. At each hall you can also get advice from our residential assistants (full-time continuing students at the University). For full details on our halls of residence, including rent costs, visit westminster.ac.uk/housing

Recognised off campus accommodation

Our Student Accommodation Team offers advice and guidance, lists of available housing, and useful workshops and flatmate finding sessions. Landlords advertising accommodation with the University must register and confirm that their property meets health and safety requirements. Properties are not listed if there have been any justifiable complaints from previous tenants. As soon as you have firmly accepted an unconditional offer of a place, you’ll be able to access our private housing resources.

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