The University of Westminster has risen to 28th in the 2018 Times Higher Education’s Young University league table lists and placing third in the UK for International Outlook.
The rise our rankings in the Young University Rankings adds to our continued success in recent league tables, having jumped 27 places, to 81st position in the 2018 Guardian University League Table, rising 13 places in the 2019 Complete University Guide to 82nd place and achieving 14th position in the Times Higher Education’s International Student Table.
Westminster is also listed as the most internationally diverse university in the UK, US, Australia and New Zealand in the Hotcourses Diversity Index (HDI). The Hotcourses Diversity Index allows you to compare levels of international diversity on the campuses of universities in the UK, USA, Australia and New Zealand.
Westminster is proud to be part of the global higher education community and is committed to supporting diversity and equal opportunities, and to creating a stimulating and supportive learning and working environment based on mutual respect and trust. With a student body of almost 20,000 students from 165 countries, the University of Westminster embraces global engagement in its many forms.
The diversity of our student body and the academic curricular and co-curricular opportunities we offer combine to encourage our students to develop a truly 'global outlook'. With over 190 partner institutions across 56 countries and links with industry throughout London, the UK and the world, at Westminster students can expand their personal and professional horizons by taking part in one of the many opportunities to study, work or volunteer abroad.
The University's teaching and research staff hail from more than 80 countries, contributing to the international and culturally diverse community that Westminster represents. Staff participate in a variety of international relationships, through research and teaching connections, and we are keen to develop yet further staff mobility opportunities for international engagement.
Our alumni continue to make a difference and have achieved great successes in many fields of professional life. We are proud that the Westminster graduate community of 150,000 includes alumni in over 170 countries. Find out more about our international alumni and our alumni news and events.
We are home to thousands of alumni throughout the world, including some famous names and faces from the worlds of sport, science, media and more, including:
- Asif Kapadia, film-maker - BA Film, Video and Photographic Arts
- Danny Wallace, writer and presenter - BA Media Studies - Broadcast
- Sir Alexander Fleming, discovered penicillin - Royal Polytechnic Institution
- Christopher Bailey, chief creative and CEO of Burberry - BA Fashion
- Fran Godfrey, BBC Radio 2 newsreader – Certificate in Bi-lingual Secretaries
- Annie Nightingale MBE, BBC Radio 1 DJ – Diploma in Journalism
- Charlie Watts, musician and member of The Rolling Stones – Harrow Art School
- Colin Charvis, rugby player and former captain of the Welsh national rugby team – PCL
The University’s Development and Alumni Team has been recognised for excellence though the 2018 global CASE Circle of Excellence Awards, winning two Gold Awards.
The alumni event series ‘What it Takes’ won the Gold Award for Innovative Alumni Program. ‘What it Takes’ offers engaging insights into relevant topics for students and young graduates. Each talk is delivered by one or more alumni who have each achieved something amazing, overcome barriers to success or exceeded expectations in their career.
The second Gold Award came for their Student Mentoring Scheme, which in collaboration with the Career Development Centre’s has involved hundreds of students and young graduates in connection with over 700 alumni mentors who are established in their fields of professional interest and able to share their professional experiences and provide guidance.