The University of Westminster’s Students’ Union is open to everyone, and students automatically become a member when they enroll on a course. The union is independently run, and is there to protect the rights of students and enables students to have a say in the decision-making process of the university and to voice any concerns they may have about the teaching or facilities on offer.
It also plays an important role in helping students to make the most of their time at the university. They run the university’s range of sports clubs and societies and the university’s media (magazine, radio station, and TV studio), and host a full programme of social events throughout the year.
In the Students’ Union students can find a bar, nightclub and student shops.
The University of Westminster has 27 sports clubs, including ones for Athletics, Basketball, Cricket, Dodgeball, Hockey, Rock Climbing, and Tennis. For those who want to play sports at a competitive level, the university has its own league teams in sports such as football, rugby, and hockey.
There are also 76 societies to join, ranging from the creative to the academic, including Anime, Debating, First Aid, LGBTI+, Musical Theatre, Photography, and Salsa.
The university also has a magazine, newspaper, TV station, and a radio show that are always looking for new students to get involved.
And if students don’t find something that interests them amongst existing clubs and societies, they will be supported in starting their own.
At the University of Westminster, students have everything that one of the most vibrant, cosmopolitan capital cities in the world has to offer – right on their doorstep. London is a cultural and artistic melting pot that never sleeps - and there is something to suit every inclination (and budget) - from iconic landmarks to infamous nightclubs, from world-class art exhibitions to intimate gigs, and from the bright lights of the west-end to the behemoth Westfield shopping centres.
The city is also very green, and the city’s many stunning parks offer a picturesque place to have a picnic, talk a walk, or just relax and watch the world go by.
London is an international hub with excellent connections via air, rail, and road. The cities airports have flights leaving 24 hours a day to anywhere in the world and the Eurostar leaves from right at the heart of the city, taking students to top European destinations in a matter of hours.