Why work with us
Develop your career in one of our faculties or departments
For 175 years, the University of Westminster has created a place where dedicated and creative students and staff enjoy a vibrant, stimulating learning environment.
We are continuing this tradition by:
- investing in our facilities
- supporting research and knowledge transfer activities
- advancing good practice in all aspects of teaching and learning
- offering comprehensive staff development opportunities
There are five academic faculties at the University of Westminster, they are: Westminster School of Media, Arts and Design; Faculty of Architecture the Built Environment; Westminster Business School; Faculty of Science and Technology and Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities.
Support of teaching, research and knowledge transfer activities is provided by our Professional Support Staff. Corporate Services is comprised of Academic Registrar's Department; Human Resources; Finance; Recruitment, Admissions and Marketing Services; Estates and Facilities and Information Services.
Join a diverse and inclusive workplace
The University of Westminster is wholly committed to supporting diversity and equal opportunities in its dealings with applicants, students, staff and the public.
We are committed to creating a stimulating and supportive learning and working environment based on mutual respect and trust to assist staff and students to reach their full potential. Regardless of race, nationality, ethnic or national origins, marital status, disability, gender, age, religion or belief, sexual orientation or any other factors. We recognise that staff perform better when they can be themselves.
We respect and value diversity within our community of staff and students. For this reason, the University of Westminster is part of Stonewall’s Diversity Champions programme. The programme – run by the charity Stonewall – is Britain's good practice employers' forum on lesbian, gay and bisexual equality. Additionally, the Diversity Champions programme promotes a good working environment for all existing and potential staff and students and helps to ensure equal treatment for those who are lesbian, gay or bisexual.
An open environment, where sexual orientation is embedded as part of our cultural richness, promotes an ideal setting for each individual to fully thrive within our organisation.
Our approach and policies in the area of disability equality are underpinned by the Social Model of Disability. The idea being not to focus on an individual's medical condition or impairment, but instead to identify and remove the structural, organisational, physical and attitudinal barriers that prohibit people with disabilities from achieving equality and inclusion. We believe that everyone should have access to the educational and work opportunities we provide and for this reason we aim to create a barrier-free learning and working environment.
We recognise the importance of faith and belief and the value this adds to our diverse staff community. Space is provided for prayer and quiet time for staff from all faiths and beliefs.
The University of Westminster acknowledges the important role of higher education in promoting equality of opportunity and furthering social inclusion. We recognise that ensuring equality of opportunity is essential for long-term success. All staff and students have rights and responsibilities in relation to the promotion of equality of opportunity, as acknowledged by our equal opportunities policy.
Be part of our achievements
We take our obligation to promote and uphold corporate social responsibility seriously, and strive wherever possible to engage with other organisations who share our values.
As a result of our efforts, the University of Westminster is proud to have achieved the following awards:
- Stonewall Diversity Champion
- Investors in People (Corporate Services)
- National Customer First Award (Corporate Services)
Join us in ensuring sustainability and social responsibility for our community
Green thinking is at the heart of all we do. Our common goal is to respect the planet and we are committed to sustainable practices, both on the global stage and in our own working environment
Our goal is to embed green-thinking in all that we do and become a sustainable university, benefiting our staff, students, neighbours and wider local, national and global community.
Through projects, events and day-to-day action we encourage participation, behaviour change and creative thinking.
The University of Westminster’s programme to manage and improve its social and environmental performance is supported through a number of initiatives, including:
- The Learning in Future Environments (LiFE) index, developed and delivered by the Environmental Association of Universities and CollegesEcoCampus, a Carbon and Environmental Management System and award scheme for the higher and further education sectors
Green Impact, an environmental accreditation scheme which empowers individuals and departments to reduce their environmental impact by encouraging, rewarding and celebrating practical environmental improvements Green Passport, our environmental awareness, participation and reward scheme for students and staff
More information about our initiatives is available on the Corporate Social Responsibility webpages.
Network and make friends at our staff events
The University of Westminster has a number of internal staff networks to provide networking, staff development and social opportunities for staff. You could join our professional support staff network, the technicians’ network or the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender network.
The University of Westminster holds numerous events every year including inaugural, evening or visiting lectures that staff are welcome to attend.
Base yourself in the heart of London
By seeing London, I have seen as much of life as the world can show. – Samuel Johnson (English poet, critic and writer 1709–1784)
Three of our four campuses are based in London’s West End. Numerous museums, libraries, art galleries, theatres and restaurants are literally on your doorstep at the end of the working day. Many of our campuses are close to green spaces and royal parks, as well as to major sporting venues. London is one of the main art and music capitals of the world: there is always a new event or concert to experience. Also moments away is the world famous Oxford Street, including stores such as Selfridges, major department stores, a wealth of boutiques and high-street brands to cater for all your needs.
Wherever you choose to live, a well-connected public transport system means London’s delights are never far away.
Travelling around the city
Tubes, buses and trains around London
London has one of the largest transport networks in the world, including the London Underground Tube Network, buses that run across the city and further afield, as well as London Overground trains that operate in and around London. For further information on routes, timetables and fares please visit the Transport for London website.
London has great places to cycle, including canals and parks. An extensive network of cycle routes and cycle parking makes getting around by bike enjoyable and hassle-free. For further details please visit London Cycling.
The cycle hire scheme is in operation across central London, providing a low-cost cycling option without the need to buy and maintain your own bicycle. Take a cycle, ride it where you like, then return it, ready for the next person. Full details can be found at the cycle hire scheme website.
The University of Westminster encourages as many staff and students to cycle where possible to work and classes, and aims to provide facilities to make this as easy as possible. You can find out more information regarding this in our cycling webpages.
If London is a new city to you one of the best ways to explore is by foot – to take in the numerous sights and sounds of one the greatest cities in the world and discover hidden treasures along the way.
The University of Westminster encourages staff and students to walk where possible; enjoy the sites of London and stay healthy at the same time.
Our Harrow Campus is only a 20 minute Tube ride from the city. An oasis from the hustle and bustle of central London, the Harrow campus is surrounded by green open spaces and the lively Harrow town centre. Picturesque country villages and towns are accessible for weekends away.
Travelling from outside London
London is easily accessible from many surrounding areas, including some of the below popular commuter locations;
- Southeastern services from Maidstone East get into London Victoria in around 56 minutes.
- National Express East Anglia connect Colchester to London Liverpool Street, with services taking as little as 51 minutes.
- South West Trains from Guildford to London Waterloo take around 34 minutes.
- Chiltern Railways from Amersham to Marylebone can take as little as 38 minutes.
- First Capital Connect services from St Albans into St Pancras take around 19 minutes.
- First Capital Connect also provide the Cambridge to Kings Cross service which takes approximately 50 minutes.
Travelling from abroad
London is one of the most accessible cities in the world, served by five international airports and numerous road and rail links, making it a city of great cultural richness and diversity.
Flights from all around the world connect to London via London City Airport, London Gatwick, London Heathrow, London Stansted and London Luton. All of these airports have direct rail links to central London in less than an hour.
Trains from across Europe come into St Pancras station via the Eurostar from destinations such as Paris, Bruges, Brussels, Lille, Amsterdam and Geneva. For further information please view the Eurostar website.
The recently introduced High Speed Rail link between London, the South East and the continent has made travelling faster and easier. You can find out more about this at the Highspeed Rail website.
London is easy to reach using the UK's motorway network – with the M1, M2, M3, M4, M11, M20, M23, M25 and M40 motorways in or near London – as well as a multitude of major A-roads. All of London's motorways intersect the M25 orbital motorway.
There is also an extensive coach network providing travel to and from London.