Seven reasons to study with us

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1. London location, local community

Studying at our West London Campus gives you the best of both worlds; a vibrant local community and beautiful parks on your doorstep and the hustle and bustle of central London a few stops away on the Tube.

At the Berkshire Institute for Health you are well placed for entertainment, shopping and restaurants and in walking distance of Reading station, with trains into central London in 30 minutes.

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2. Career-focused courses = great employment prospects

To kick-start a successful career, the University of West London is a great choice - 98% of our graduates are in employment or further study within six months of graduation.** 

You could immerse yourself in your chosen career before you even graduate. You will have the opportunity to search for placements, engage with employers to gain hands-on experience and get tailored, life-long careers counselling and support. 

3. Financial support when you need it most

There are a wide range of scholarships and bursaries each year open to new and current students at both undergraduate and postgraduate level. Many are designed to support students who face financial pressures.

These vary from university-wide bursaries to school-specific scholarships. Search our bursaries and scholarships to find out more.

Find out more about our funding support

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4. Hands-on learning with industry experts

Our courses are taught by industry experts and you’ll benefit from their insight, experience and support as they help to prepare you for your future career. 

Our consistently high standard of teaching was recognised with a Silver award in the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF).

We were ranked top in London for teaching quality and student experience by The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2018.

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5. Personal support before, during and after your studies

Starting at university is full of new opportunities and challenges. That is why we are here to help you every step of the way with advice and support on careers, placements, money, accommodation, health, faith and academic support. 

Before you even begin life at UWL we can support you with advice on your application, funding and accommodation. 

Find out more about the support we offer

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6. A campus designed for a great student experience

A £150m+ transformation of teaching, leisure and study spaces has created an inspiring environment for you to focus on your studies and your future.

We are constantly updating our facilities and our West London Campus features a new library and specialist, hands-on teaching spaces.

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7. A diverse and thriving student community

We have one of the most diverse student communities in the country and we welcome students from traditionally under-represented groups: 

  • 53% of our students are the first in their family to go to university 
  • 63% of our students are mature (aged over 21) on entry 
  • 56% of our students are from black and minority ethnic groups.***

We have a thriving international student community, with students coming to study with us from almost 100 countries worldwide.

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Taking you beyond the classroom into the world of work
Our courses and facilities are designed to take you beyond the classroom into the real world of work and focus on developing the qualities and expertise that your future employer will look for.

Find out about available courses, fee and funding options and entry requirements

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Heartspace - in the heart of the University of West London's Ealing site.

From our state-of-the-art hospital simulation centres to our our newly installed flight simulator, our study facilities at the University of West London reflect our passion for delivering a first class educational experience and developing students with industry-ready skills.

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Come to an open day to find out more

We offer open days throughout the year which will give you a chance to find out more about different courses, meet lecturers and speak to current students about their time at UWL.

You can also look around the campus facilities and accommodation for yourself and ask any questions you may have about university life.


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*Modern universities are defined as higher education institutions that were granted university status in, and subsequent to, 1992. UWL received the rankings listed above when compared to all other modern universities ranked in the guides / surveys cited.

**These are the latest figures according to Employment Performance Indicators (EPI) released by the Higher Education Statistics Agency HESA in 2018.

*** Higher Education Statistics Authority data, 2016 - 17.

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