University Guide

University of West London

The University of West Lindon has campuses in Eagling and Brentford as well as Reading. The University dates back to 1860 when it was founded as Lady Byron college. It later became Ealing College of Higher Education and became a university in 1992. It became the University of West London in 2010 and now attracts almost 30,000 students each year.

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University of West London

The overview

The main things you need to know about studying at the University of West London .

  • Rankings

    The University of West London ranked first for Student Experience in the Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide (2021) and ranked top university in London for overall student satisfaction in the National Student Survey 2020.

  • Employability

    98% of graduates are in employment/further study within 6 month of graduating according to the Higher Education statistics Agency in 2018.

  • Fees

    Fees are £9250 for UK and EU students and £12,500 for international students but the website does advise that specific courses are checked for pricing. Full information and course listing can be found here.

  • Bursaries

    The University of West London says that it offers 400 different undergraduate bursaries worth £1500 each. Discounts on courses are also available for graduates of 2020/2019. Examples of bursaries are the Full Time Undergraduate Bursary and UWL Aspire Bursary. Scholarships such as the International Ambassador Scholarship and Path to Success Scholarship are also available. Details for all the available bursaries can be found here.


The main accommodation for the University of West London is the Paragon halls which are connected to the West London campus and are accessible via a free shuttle bus. These flats are six to eight rooms and have shared kitchens. All Bedrooms are en suite and cost £179 per week, including bills. Some studio rooms are available at £259 per week.

Students' Union

The University of West London Students’ Union won two NUS awards in 2018 including Students’ Union of the Year. The Students’ Union runs the Big conversation where students can voice any concerns and get advice; a Course Rep Scheme to help students can gain new skills; 36 different societies and 19 sports clubs.

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University of West London  Students' Union
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Famous for

Perhaps the most famous alumni from this university has to be Queen’s Freddie Mercury, but the alumni list also include Rebecca Harris, Alex Da Kid and Chris Galvin.


The University of West London was happy to praise Music Management student James Carter who recently broke 65 million streams with his tracks released on Spotify this year. Having done official remixes for Rhianna and James Arthur, the track also got 100 million views on TikTok since 2018.

AFS says

"Don’t worry, London students; London is far better than the terrible clubs you visited during Fresher’s Week. Away from the Tiger Tigers and Zoos there is a whole world of fantastic nightlife and student pubs in London".

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