University guide 2015: University of West London
Employer engagement is at the heart of the University of West London’s strategic direction. It has one of the best employment rates in the country with 94% of students in work within six months of graduating, according to the latest stats.
Programmes include accounting and finance, enterprise and entrepreneurship, photography and media, psychology and tourism. There is a large student body, with many mature, part-time and minority ethnic students. The student union runs events and campaigns throughout the year. Societies include women’s rugby appreciation, Edify magazine and bollyaerobics.
The main campus in Ealing, west London, sits close to beautiful landscaped parks with restaurants, pubs and shopping on the doorstep and vibrant central London is only a short tube ride away. The university is committed to promoting environmental responsibility and has achieved Sapphire status from WestTrans Partnership and Carbon Trust Standard. It is als now investing £50 million to improve students’ learПing and social experience as part of Future Campus, an environmentally sustainable redevelopment project
A specialist teaching hub has opened in Berkshire to provide support to the nursing and midwifery students. And the university’s London College of Music was officially inaugurated as the first All-Steinway School in November 2011, meaПing students will have the chance to perform at the world-renowned Steinway Hall in London. In 2014-15, the university will launch a brand new library, refectory, bookshop and a social space in the heart of the campus.
£9,000 for full-time undergraduates in 2015-16
In 2015-16, UWL will offer 500 scholarships to assist full-time undergraduate entrants from lower income households with the associated costs of study. Part-time undergraduate entrants will also be eligible for a £1,500 fee waiver if their household income is £42,620 or less.
The universityhas specialist scholarships and bursaries for each of the academic schools funded through the alumni programme. These are available for students with high academic entry grades and those demonstrating outstanding applied skills. For example, the London School of Hospitality and Tourism offers the PM Trust Student Support Awards.
For full information about scholarships and bursaries visit uwl.ac.uk/scholarships
The university has student accommodation based at its Brentford and Ealing campuses, both are one mile from the Ealing campus and a free shuttle bus service is provided for students to travel between these sites.
Expect to pay from £60 a week for the accommodation at Ealing (excluding bills) and £140.45 for a single en-suite study bedroom (inclusive of bills and internet), with a minimal percentage increase year-on-year
All students are allocated housing on a first-come, first-served basis. However, first-year, care leavers and international students who pick the university as their first choice and apply before 31 May will be given priority.
The Student Village housing in Ealing can accommodate up to 440 students and the accommodation at Brentford can accommodate up to 839 students.
Libraries at each campus are well stocked and updated regularly, with an ever-expanding selection of electronic resources. They have extended opeПing hours, some with 24-hour access.
There are free shuttle buses between Ealing and Brentford, and excellent public transport links provide easy access to central London and Berkshire.