Our University has a long and distinctive history. Since we were founded as one of the UK’s first Polytechnics in 1838, we have opened our doors to provide educational opportunities to a hugely diverse and international community of students. Today, we continue to build on this reputation, helping students to realise their full potential, regardless of their personal, social or financial background.
Studying at University places a financial strain on most students but for some this burden can be even greater. The reality of coping with this might mean working long unsociable hours in part time jobs, reducing – or even totally prohibiting – their ability to wholeheartedly commit to their University experience.
Our students form one of the most diverse student populations in the country. Like our philanthropist founder Quintin Hogg, we offer opportunities to those who have the aspirations and ability to learn and to put their learning into practice in their working lives, whatever their background. However, there is more to be done to ensure that we can continue to offer these opportunities.
So many talented potential students miss out on a University education, simply because they do not have the funds to support the costs associated with tuition and living. For international students, or for those balancing family or work commitments alongside their studies, the pressures can be even greater.
At the University of Westminster, we understand that your nearest and dearest come first. Once loved ones have been taken care of, a gift in your will can be a special way to ensure the values important to you can continue to positively impact students for generations to come.
We are in the final stages of our exciting fundraising campaign to restore our iconic Soho Poly theatre venue, in its 50th anniversary year. We need to realise external funding of £94,350, in a final push before our deadline of April 2022, and we need your help!