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Primarily based in the famously leafy London borough of Ealing, the University of West London (UWL) boasts high quality teaching and impressive employment rates after graduating – even naming themselves ‘The Career University’.
The University contains nine academic schools:
There are three campuses – two in West London, while the third is the former The Berkshire Institute for Health, situated in Reading – a student city with plenty of shopping and nightlife.
The West London sites in Ealing and Brentford have a free bus service connecting the two. Both towns boast a desirable mix of coffee shops, independent boutiques and are within easy access to the rest of London, with the Ealing campus close to Central, District and Piccadilly Line underground stations.
Their stunning campus has a modern library – with over 208 open-access computers spread across the library including three IT suites, spacious study areas and comfy seating – plus a newly refurbished Students’ Union and industry-leading training facilities including mac labs, simulations centres.
The Complete University Guide 2020 has put the University in the top 10 for facilities spend. Find out more by visiting uwl.ac.uk/CUG2020
The University of West London prides itself on being ‘The Career University’, with 98% of students in work or further study within six months of graduation. Recent graduates have secured jobs in a range of high profile businesses and corporations, including Microsoft and IBM, with the Careers Service offering all the help and guidance a student might need to make that first step into the world of work.
*HESA employment performance indicator on graduates who say they are working or studying (or both) six months after completing their studies in 2018.
UWL is made up of eight specialist schools, offering over 140 courses. Across its eight academic schools, the University of West London offers a great variety of undergraduate courses with a strong focus on employability and practical experience, all taught by academic staff with a great degree of experience.
The nine schools are:
College of Nursing, Midwifery and Healthcare
In this school there are expert staff, innovative teaching resources and excellent placement opportunities. Added to that, all of their courses are developed and delivered with Primary Care and Hospital Trust partners.
School of Law
With a distinctive focus on law in action, these courses are designed to provide students with a professionally relevant qualification. On site, there is a mock courtroom for students to practice in and there are regular guest lectures from practitioners, judges and honorary professors, while outside of the classroom students are encouraged to get involved in the provision of legal advice to the local community.
London Geller College of Hospitality and Tourism
This award-winning school has over six decades of teaching excellence. UWL has over 400 connections to international employers – giving students the opportunity to gain the theoretical and practical knowledge they need to become hospitality leaders.
London College of Music
London College of Music (LCM) is the largest specialist music and performing arts institution in the UK. From performing, composing and teaching to broadcasting, engineering and music management, students are given the opportunity to explore every aspect of the music and performance industries.
London School of Film, Media and Design
Offering courses that have been designed and developed alongside employers and industry specialists, students will be supported in unlocking their creative potential and fully prepared for the industry’s high demands.
School of Computing and Engineering
The university provides world-class education and research in the fields of computing, built environment and engineering. Their collaborations with organisations in both the private and public sector ensure courses are always employment focused. The School also boasts new Ground Penetrating Radar equipment to enhance learning.
School of Human and Social Sciences
The school offers a range of subject areas, including psychology, substance use and misuse, social work, forensic science, and nutritional therapy, and has strong links with many professional bodies in the sciences (such as The British Psychological Society).
The Claude Littner Business School
The Claude Littner Business School offers students a gateway to a career in business. The university is a major provider of business degrees in the UK, and their graduates go on to find employment in multiple sectors – very often in senior positions.
School of Biomedical Sciences
Biomedical Science is a fast-growing area, learn about fields in Genetics, Immunology, Nutrition or Pharmacology. We provide some of the most important skills needed for society today.
One of the great benefits of being a student at the University of West London is automatic membership of the UWL Students’ Union (UWLSU). The Union (UWLSU) are there for students throughout their studies, helping them get the most out of their time at the university.
Representing student views is one of UWLSU’s main roles. As a democratically-led organisation, three students are elected each year by the student body to represent the views of students at a senior leadership level. This means that UWL students have a voice and this voice is truly at the heart of everything that the UWLSU does.
The university offers all undergraduates accommodation at the Paragon Halls of Residence. Located on the Brentford site (and a free shuttle-bus ride away from the Ealing campus), Paragon Halls offer single (and studio) study bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms organised in cluster flats of six to eight study bedrooms. There’s also a communal fitted kitchen/dining room in each flat, perfect for eating, cooking and socialising together.
On the site itself there is a common room, landscaped gardens, laundry, a refectory and library services. Being based in London means students have all the excitement the capital provides right on their doorstep.
The price of accommodation includes the following:
For students on nursing or midwifery courses in Berkshire, then the university recommends local accommodation in the area. The Student welfare team offer a free and confidential service to help students find accommodation.
Some students prefer to live in private accommodation. To assist, the university provides a matching service, where they can match house-hunting students with each other.
The University offers a range of facilities in order to give students the best start in their careers. Just some of their modern facilities include:
The Paul Hamlyn Library
Open 24/7 during term time, this new study space has been designed for flexible study. Whether that’s knuckling down in quiet zones, working with classmates on comfy sofa areas or using one of the three IT suites. A variety of PC’s and Macs are available to best suit study needs.
Seating over 400 people, this auditorium is a place to learn, watch performances or attend a whole range of academic events including internal subject conferences hosted by the Schools throughout the year.
Blast FM studios
A fully-equipped studio, home to the official student radio station, Blast FM, as well as the perfect learning environment for broadcasters of the future.
Simulation Centres & The Richard Wells Research Centre
The centres in Brentford and Reading provide aspiring nurses, midwives and healthcare professionals with an environment that replicates hospital and healthcare settings ensuring students gain the hands-on experience, specialist training and practical skills they need to succeed. Meanwhile, The Richard Wells Research Centre offers students an invaluable resource at the forefront of innovative research.
The university has built a new mock courtroom to give students studying at the School of Law a chance to practise mooting and gain legal experience in a realistic environment.
Boasting a brand-new stage and cutting-edge technical equipment, this modern, immersive space brings the wonders of professional performance to London College of Music students.
Paragon Annex Studios
The University has invested £1m in the development of the London School of Music’s studio complex, making it one of the biggest in the world. It houses 19 studios, two performance spaces and the country’s largest Rednet installation.
Pillars training restaurant
Students at the London Geller College of Hospitality and Tourism have the chance to put their skills to the test in this fast-paced service environment which is often used to host high profile university events.
West London Food Innovation Lab
The West London Food Innovation Lab assists food and drink start-up as well as small and medium-sized enterprises to turn innovative concepts into marketable products.
To support the development of our Commercial Pilots and Airline and Airport students the London Geller College of Hospitality and Tourism has introduced a Boeing 737-800 flight simulator.
Rami Ranger House
A new teaching and learning space dedicated to postgraduate and international students will open in Autumn 2019.
Sports and Fitness Centre
The space will consist of two brand new gyms, two large fitness studios and spacious changing facilities. With an amazing array of classes for students to participate in.
With two campuses in London, there is plenty to do and see, both on and off campus. On campus in Ealing there is regular live music, quizzes and comedy in the Union and plenty of clubs and society-based activities happening.
After a hard day’s studying, students can head into London to explore the capital’s art, culture and historical sites. Or they can check out the vast array of cafes, restaurants, bars, clubs and theatres to suit any taste.
As well as having so much going on, London is also within easy access to other towns and cities, such as Manchester, Cardiff and Brighton and has great international travel links to Europe and beyond for those with a taste for adventure.
Reading is also full of shops, bars and clubs – minus the London price tag. There is always something to do, whether its shopping or socialising, normally within walking distance of the campus.
From societies that cater to career interests or general hobbies, to sports clubs, there are a whole host of amazing opportunities to get involved in something. UWL students can also make use of Trailfinders Sports Club in Ealing, which is home to an all-weather 3G rugby pitch, cricket ground, floodlit tennis courts, a 5/7-a-side football/hockey pitch and gym.
Students will also be able to benefit from preferential booking arrangements at the new Gunnersbury Park leisure centre that will include two external floodlit artificial grass pitches, natural grass cricket and football pitches, tennis courts, changing rooms, and a gym.
There is also support for from UWLSU for students to create their own clubs and societies, if they can’t find one they like.
UWL offers free, confidential support for students, including careers advice and information about financial support. There’s also student welfare in place for information on how the university can help students with personal wellbeing issues.
UK Students Per Year: £9,250
International Students Per Year: £12,500
The University offers a number of undergraduate scholarships, all designed to help you fund your studies whilst you study with us. There are also school-specific scholarships and bursaries available as well. Visit our website to find out more.
Priding themselves on being ‘The Career University’, UWL offer a large number of practical courses based on the experience and knowledge of the staff. The university offers invaluable work experience opportunities and placements.
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