Study at the University of Westminster
The University of Westminster is a London-based public institution that counts fashion designer Vivienne Westwood, Burberry’s chief executive officer Christopher Bailey, and Pink Floyd co-founder Roger Waters, among its former students. The university dates back to 1838, when the English engineer and aeronautics expert Sir George Cayley, founded the Polytechnic Institution at Regent Street. It was the first polytechnic in the UK and became the University of Westminster in 1992.
The university prides itself on its pioneering ethos and has been home to a number of notable moments in history. For example, in 1841 it opened the first public photographic portrait studio in Europe and hosted the first UK public moving picture display, organised by the Lumiere brothers, in 1896. More recently, it became the first UK partner university for UN-Habitat, the agency dealing with human settlement and development.
- Established: 1992
- Students: 16,226 (2021)
- Intl. Student Ratio: 49%
- Location: London, United Kingdom
- Campus: Four (Cavendish, Marylebone and Regent Street, Harrow )
- TEF Ranking: Bronze
- THE Ranking: 81st in the UK (801 -1000 in the World)