The University of Westminster has a variety of ways to support students, parents and carers at every point in their journey, from initial applications and help with fees and funding, to making the most of their time here.

On this page you will find some things which are a great starting point for parents and guardians and provide information about services at the university that you can contact with any questions you might have.


Our Student Accommodation Team offer guidance and support with finding somewhere to live in London for full-time students.

Visit our student accommodation pages.


We offer a free counselling service to students who are experiencing difficulties.

Our team of professionally trained British Association for Counselling accredited counsellors have many years of experience in education and are happy to talk about any issue affecting your child.

Visit our Counselling service page.

Disability Learning Support

We provide in-depth guidance and a range of services for students with disabilities. From access to buildings and help with living arrangements, to academic support and mental health mentoring, we aim to help your son or daughter feel comfortable and confident during their time with us.

Visit our Disability Learning Support page.

Faith and spirituality

The University of Westminster welcomes students from all religions and beliefs. We have Faith Advisers from the Buddhist, Christian, Jewish, Muslim and Sikh traditions, and links to the Catholic, Hindu and other communities. Faith Advisers offer pastoral care and spiritual guidance and can advise on faith-based societies’ events, activities, discussion groups and worshipping in London.

Visit our Faith and Spirituality page.

Health services

From finding a GP, optician, dentist or someone to contact in an emergency, the University of Westminster’s health services can help to take care of your son or daughter’s physical wellbeing while studying. We also run our own nurse service that provides treatment and advice during term time.

Visit our Health Services page.

International students

If you are the parent or carer of an international student, you may feel anxious about your son or daughter moving to a new country.

We welcome students from over 140 countries around the world and understand the difficulties, cultural challenges and practicalities of moving to a new country.

Our Student Advice team includes an International Student Adviser who provides guidance and support to help overseas students settle in. An airport meet-and-greet service is available for arriving overseas students, as well as a welcome programme.

Visit our international student advice pages.

Open days

At our open days we have special presentations and question and answer sessions for parents whose children are considering studying at the University.

To browse upcoming open days, visit our open days page.

Student life

Studying in London can be a big adjustment for students, but we're aware that it can also present challenges for parents and carers. For that reason, we’ve compiled lots of useful information on life in the capital.

Visit our Student Life pages.

Tuition fees and living costs

The cost of studying in London is a concern for many students and parents. Our Student Advice team are on hand to help you work out what funding your daughter or son is entitled to.

Visit our Student Advice page.