To reinforce the University of Westminster’s commitment to being a globally engaged institution following the UK’s Brexit result, the University has launched #WestminsterWelcomesEU, a social media campaign aimed at welcoming all students and colleagues from Europe now and in the future.

#WestminsterWelcomesEU features testimonials from University of Westminster students, alumni, academics and staff talking about the immense benefits that being an international university brings.

Recently voted the most internationally diverse University in the UK, US, Australia and New Zealand, the University of Westminster embraces global engagement in its many forms. With a student body of almost 20,000 students from 165 countries, Westminster also ranks in the Times Higher Education’s top 100 most international universities 2016.

Speaking about the University of Westminster’s standing as an outwardly focused University where our students have the opportunity to study or work abroad, or closer to home, in contexts that develop intercultural understanding, Vice Chancellor and President, Professor Geoffrey Petts commented:

“We are incredibly proud to be named as the most internationally diverse University in the UK, US, New Zealand and Australia. As a globally engaged university we value our diverse community of staff and students from over 160 countries.” 

Just over 2,000 students come to Westminster from Europe, and almost 4,000 of our students arrive from other overseas countries. Our diversity as a university goes beyond our student body, as our staff, both academic and non-academic, come from over across the globe.

#WestminsterWelcomesEU also supports #WeAreInternational, a social media campaign launched in 2014 by the University of Sheffield, in a nationwide act of solidarity to show commitment and pride in our international university communities and the immeasurable gains provided by the diverse student and staff populations.

Westminster is proud to be part of both the global higher education community and the local London community. #WestminsterWelcomesEU complements the Mayor of London's #LondonIsOpen initiative, intended to welcome visitors, businesses, investors and international partners to the capital and to reassure EU nationals resident in London of their continued welcome in the city.

Westminster 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 whether the UK is inside or outside the EU.

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