University of Westminster
Westminster | South East England
Ucas code: W50
What students say about this university903 comments (248 students)
We need more societies or to be more specific we need a wider range of different student societies.Report
The teaching has been absolutely great: lectures are engaging and informative, the academic staff on my course are excellent...
The teaching has been absolutely great: lectures are engaging and informative, the academic staff on my course are excellent and make themselves accessible to students, and feedback is usually pretty comprehensive and timely. I wish there was more of a focus on research - the careers and employability stuff is all about going and working in industry, which is a shame. And I think the university will lose a few excellent academics over the next year or two unless it bucks up its ideas about funding PhDs - if the staff are expressing their displeasure/dissatisfaction to undergrad students, it must be bad! All in all, I'd say the academic staff are amazing and the management have probably forgotten what it's like to do academic jobs. It's the academic staff who actually provide the value in the university, and I think management would do well to remember that. Timetabling has been another issue - timetabling finals for consecutive days in the first week of May, when dissertation submission is a fortnight before (even less for students with disability/learning support needs) was the most stupid thing I think the Registry could do if they actually wanted us to do well in our exams. (We could only conclude that the Registry wanted us to fail everything!)So there are up-sides and there are down-sides to studying at Westminster. You get to learn from amazing people who really know their stuff and care about supporting you to achieve well, but you also have a fair bit of inept admin and out-of-touch management to deal with. Oh well, at least I don't work there ;-)×
About 3 hours per week of teaching (lectures and seminars)Content is interesting though some of the lecturers make it...
About 3 hours per week of teaching (lectures and seminars)Content is interesting though some of the lecturers make it boringMostly marked on essays and exams, not many practicalsFeedback is good, though the jump from 1st to 2nd year was harder than expected given the feedback in first yearPsychology facilities are really good but are not advertised well to students, I only found out about what facilities are available to us (for 3rd year projects etc.) through participating in a PHD student's experiment.×
the nightlife in central london is good but not university student nights out. we don't even have them. and the events my uni...
the nightlife in central london is good but not university student nights out. we don't even have them. and the events my uni has not been good AT ALL!×
It's London there is a massive verity of nightlifeReport
Raffled House (in comparison to other hall's I've bin in) is by far the best student accommodation I've been to. The...
Raffled House (in comparison to other hall's I've bin in) is by far the best student accommodation I've been to. The receptionists are friendly as are the security and I've often gone passed reception to find free snacks available for residence (my favourite was either the pizza or bacon sandwiches). The only problem I've encountered is the infrequent wifi but Raffles House soon fixed the problem by handing out free routers to the flats, quickly resolving the problem. Some residence were very disgruntled by the lack of wifi for the first few weeks but if that's all you have to complain about, lets face it your accommodation is pretty good.×
How students describe this university
Overall student satisfaction80%
of students are very or quite satisfied with this university
Number of students20,195
students attended last year
Undergraduate / Postgraduate79%
of students are undergrads
Full-time / Part-time24%
of students are part-time
Male / Female59%
of students are female
Young / Mature17%
of students aged over 21
UK / Non-UK31%
of students here are from outside the UK
Student union satisfaction58%
of students are very or quite satisfied with the student union
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