University Of the Week – University of West London
In one of our blogs, we have talked about the concept of Return on Investments made for your education- whether in India or abroad. This week’s University is bang-on, as far as RoI is concerned. Each of us, if we were to be an international student, would look for a university that would grant a sort of employment security.
How about considering a university that boasts of a 94.8% student employability?
In 1860, Lady Byron School was founded in Ealing, London, which has now become the University of West London. In 2013, The Guardian ranked the university as the best modern University in London, with the best employment prospects in the whole of UK. In 2011’s National Student Survey, the university was hailed for being the most improved modern university for student’s satisfaction.
The university is organized into three faculties, which incorporates the London College of Music. There are over 16,000 students of which 10% are international students from over a hundred countries. The staff numbers to 1800 and courses sum up to 1,400. Apart from the main campus at Ealing, there is a campus at Brentford that houses the accommodation. The distance between the campuses is almost negligible and the university offers a free shuttle service for the students who’d like to commute.
Why University of West London?
- Employability: We’ve already told you- employability of the University’s students is 94.8%. The university enjoys close links with employers like Apple, British Airways, Hewlett Packard and Microsoft. It is based right in the middle of these companies. Not only this, the University is also offering paid internships with every course it offers.
- Location: The University is just 25 minutes away from London city and is in one of the most desirable places in London to live. Both Brentford and Ealing are vibrantly cosmopolitan with wide parks and a relaxed café culture. The area is multicultural and safe.
- Rankings: Ranked as the #1 modern university by The Guardian. For Computer Science, IT and Music, the university is ranked at #2. It holds its own in a host of other disciplines as well.
- Facilities: Their accommodation, called Paragon, was not only opened by the Queen but is award-winning as well. Their faculty won the 2009 Queen’s Anniversary Prize. They have extensive libraries and excellent student support.
The student life in London can only dream of boredom, it cannot be found in the city. The best part is that the city accepts its international students; making them all a part of its music, theater, art, architecture, etc. when you enroll, you become a member of the Student’s Union automatically. You can visit the union bar to grab a few drinks, you can be involved in sports and use the gym. There are over 30 societies that are run, of which you are free to be a part of. The university has a One Stop Shop team for any kind of support for the students- from accommodation to employment.
Freddie Mercury studied here in the 1960s. Internationally, their alumini include the Head Chef for the Queen, the Deputy Minister of Education in Malaysia, former Minister of Health in Mauritius and the President of Global Operations for the Hilton Hotels Group.
There is nothing like grabbing an opportunity that has a full potential of becoming your success-ticket. We would like to help you in taking full advantage of your study abroad agenda. Kindly feel free to contact us.