Thank you for joining us at the Westminster Welcome Festival - all the sessions are now over, but check out our main Welcome to Westminster page for more information on starting your course.

Join our online welcome events

From the heart of London, we present our Welcome to Westminster Festival - an online, digital festival allowing new students to meet our staff, current students and alumni.

The festival will be filled with informative sessions, activities, and events, with opportunities to interact with other students and meet our staff wherever you are.

Find the information you need in our Getting Started, Wellbeing and Personal Health, and Careers and Employability sessions. There'll also be exclusive events for our international and EU students, to help them settle in.

Getting started

Develop your academic skills, join a language taster session, learn new skills for working remotely and find out where to go for help - these sessions are all about helping you get to grips with life at the University.

Check out all the events below.

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Welcome from the Vice-Chancellor
15 September, 9:45-10am

Welcome from the Students' Union
15 September, 10-10:20am

Learning Support – Academic Skills
16 September, 10-10:40am

Mind Mapping and Mind View Software
17 September, 3-4pm

Student Voice: Decolonising the Law School
17 September, 2-3:15pm

Six Tips to Crack Online Learning
16 September 1-1:40pm

Library Emoji Quiz
15-17 September starting at 10am

Play Taboo Online!
15 September, 3-4pm
16 September, 11am-12pm
17 September, 3-4pm

Sustainability at Westminster
17 September, 11:30-11:45am

Arabic Language Taster Session
15 September, 3-3:45pm

French Language Taster Session
15 September, 3-3:45pm

Chinese Language Taster Session
16 September, 3-3:45pm

German Language Taster Session
16 September, 3:45-4:30pm



For our students based in China, watch the video on YouKu

How to access support services via the Engage system

Learn how to book appointments, access forms and find resources on careers and employability, disability learning support, academic liaisons and learning development, financial support, and visa advice.

Just for international and EU students

If you're coming to the UK for the first time, these sessions are essential to help you settle in!

Find out about visas, working rights, how to register with a doctor and everything else you need to know about living in London and the UK.

These events are exclusively for our new international students - sign up below to take part.

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International Virtual Welcome Event
17 September - all-day session taking place via GoToWebinar

Register here

  • Welcome from the Vice-Chancellor for International Students, 10-10:15am
  • Introduction to the Welcome Festival for International Students, 10:15-10:30am
  • International Students House, 10:30-10:45am
  • Banking, Money and Fee Payments, 10:45-11am
  • Healthcare for International and EU Students, 11:15-11:45am
  • The Students' Union Welcomes International Students, 11:45am-12pm
  • Safety in London with the Metropolitan Police, 12-12:20pm
  • An Introduction to Protecting your Tier 4 Visa Status, 2-2.15pm
  • Academic English – Join an English Module, 2.15-2.30pm
  • Oyster Card for Travel in London, 2:30-2:45pm
  • Visa Information and Rules for Working, 3-3:20pm
  • Beyond London: The Best UK Travel Spots and How to Get There!, 3:20-4pm


For our students based in China, watch the video on YouKu

Look after your mate training

Friends can play a key role in supporting each other’s mental health.

This workshop covers how to spot warning signs, practical tips to support a friend, how to signpost to the right services and setting your own boundaries.

Watch the video to find out more, or sign up for one of our sessions.


Wellbeing and personal health

Looking after yourself is the most important thing you need to do while studying.

We offer a number of services to make sure all our students can prioritise their wellbeing and know where to turn if they need help.

Find out everything you need to know in the sessions below.

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5 Ways to Wellbeing
15 September, 1-2pm
17 September, 11am-12pm

Reflective Practice: What is it and Why is it Important?
15 September, 2-2:45pm
16 September, 2-2:45pm

Managing the Transition to University
15 September, 4 -5pm
16 September, 2-3pm
17 September, 11am-12pm

Creative Writing for Wellbeing
16 September 12-1pm

Wellbeing While Studying Remotely
15 September, 2-3pm
16 September, 11am-12pm
17 September, 2-3pm

Interfaith Advice: Spiritual and Pastoral Support, Meditation and Mindfulness
16 September, 2-3pm

Welcome to Disability Learning Support
15 September, 2-3pm
16 September, 2-3pm
17 September, 2-3pm

A Chat and Coffee with SPLD Advisers (Specific Learning Difficulties)
15 September, 11am-12pm
16 September, 11am-12pm
17 September, 11am-12pm


For our students based in China, watch the video on YouKu

Check out the Regent Street gym

Our Regent Street gym is a fully renovated, buzzing gym space that offers a welcoming atmosphere alongside a wide range of exercise machines, weights and kit.

Watch the video for a virtual tour or check out all our sports facilities.





Careers and employability

It’s never too early to think about your career and what you want to gain from your university experience.

Our Careers and Employability team will help you explore your future options, widen your professional network, and develop skills for success.

Find out about some of our programmes by attending the events below.

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Career Mentoring Opportunities
15 September, 1-1:30pm
16 September, 1-1:30pm
17 September, 1-1:30pm

Creative Enterprise Centre: Explore Entrepreneurship
15 September, 2-4pm
16 September, 2-4pm
17 September, 2-4pm

Be Your Own Brand: A Series

Session 1: Westminster Employability Award (WEA)
15 September, 2:30–3:30pm
16 September, 3–4pm
17 September, 11am-12pm

Session 2: Expert Panel
15 September, 11am–12pm

Session 3: My University of Westminster Journey
16 September, 11am–12pm

Westminster Working Cultures
15 September, 1:30-2pm
16 September, 1:30-2pm
17 September, 1:30-2pm


For our students based in China, watch the video on YouKu


Meet your registry office

Watch the video for crucial information about the registry service, including enrolment and module registration, coursework and exams, letter requests and advice on University procedures and academic regulations.


More events with the Students' Union!

Your new Students' Union is also putting on a host of student-led events this week.

Check out our virtual pub quiz, join a mocktail-making class or just tune in and listen to students talk about their life at the University.

Check out the events on the Students' Union website.