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University of West London

Student accommodation near the University of West London

Consistently ranked as one of the best student cities in the world, London is a fantastic place to study and live. Student.com will make the living aspect of your student experience easier. 

With over 450 student properties listed, you will have plenty of options to choose from if you choose Student.com for your University of West London accommodation.

We offer student accommodation near University of West London for both Ealing and Brentford campuses.

You will be able to find reasonably priced accommodation in some of London’s most sought-after neighbourhoods that offer spacious, comfortable and fully furnished apartments. You’ll have UWL and London’s most fashionable shops, eateries and nightspots on your doorstep.

Where is the University of West London located?

The University of West London has two sites in Ealing and Brentford (just 10 minutes apart) as well as another site Reading, Berkshire.

Studying at the University of West London provides you with the best of both worlds - a vibrant local community filled with beautiful parks on your doorstep and the hustle and bustle of central London close by as well. This sweet spot will make it easier to enjoy all London has to offer.

London is full of cultural hot spots, many of which are free. Soak up the artwork and artefacts on display at London’s most exciting museums and galleries and get inspired. The metropolitan city’s exciting and varied range of shopping experiences provides something for every style and taste from high-end to quirky. 

Studying at UWL

The University of West London is comprised of ten academic schools and colleges that offer courses in a wide range of specialist areas. UWL is comprised of:

  • London School of Film, Media and Design
  • The Claude Littner Business School
  • School of Computing and Engineering
  • London Geller College of Hospitality and Tourism
  • School of Law
  • London College of Music
  • College of Nursing, Midwifery and Healthcare
  • School of Human and Social Sciences
  • School of Biomedical Sciences
  • Drama Studio London

The university has two campuses in West London - Ealing and Brentford. The locations are only 1.5 miles apart and are connected by a free shuttle bus. 

The university also has the Berkshire Institute for Health at Fountain House in Reading’s town centre, which trains nurses and midwives in partnership with the NHS. 

Great student experience

If you choose to study at the University of West London, you will be doing so on campuses that are designed for a great student experience. The university has invested heavily in its infrastructure in recent years including a new social area, refurbishing of its teaching spaces, library, students’ union, auditorium, gym, restaurants and cafes, student radio station and music studios. 

The £100M+ transformation of teaching spaces, leisure and study spaces have created an inspiring environment for students to better focus on their studies. 

So, it is no surprise UWL is the top university in London for overall student satisfaction topping the 2020 National Student Survey rankings and getting the nod as the 2021 University of the Year for Student Experience from The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide.  

Hands-on learning with industry experts

At UWL you’ll get industry-led teaching as its courses are taught by industry experts, so you’ll benefit from their insight, experience and support as they help to prepare you for your future career. 

It won a Silver Award in the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) for its high standard of teaching.

Career-focused courses

There’s a reason why the University of West London is known as the ‘Career University’. Industry-led teaching in combination with career-focused courses and specialist careers advice will help you to become a formidable employment prospect, setting you up for success in your future career.

Enrolling at UWL gives you tailored career support and opportunities to search for placements and gain hands-on experience. You will be primed to add to the 95% of UWL graduates who get employed within six months of graduating. 

UWL Student Life

With a diverse and thriving student community, you’ll have plenty of opportunities to meet new people while you learn new skills if you study at UWL.

The university has one of the most diverse student communities in England, welcoming students from traditionally under-represented groups. About 63 percent of its student population are from black, Asian, and minority ethnic backgrounds, while 57 percent of its students are over the age of 21.

When it’s time to unwind from your studies, UWLSU (University of West London Students’ Union) has a huge selection of cultural, political, academic, arts, media and recreational societies that organize social activities for everyone from gaming to social work and from chess to dance.

If getting and staying fit is important to you, the university’s Sports Centre is run by UWLSU. With two gyms, two studios, spacious changing rooms and fitness classes on offer, you can get fit and make friends at the state-of-the-art facility.

If activities and fitness aren’t your thing, you can always kick back and relax at one of the union’s social hubs like the Coffee Union. The café offers delicious sandwiches, salads, snacks and hot and cold drinks.

History of the University of West London

The University of West London has a heritage of over 150 years in teaching and professional education.

Its long history dates back to 1860 with the establishment of the Lady Byron School. The school was later renamed the Ealing College of Higher Education. In 1990 it become the Polytechnic of West London before changing its name again two years later to the Thames Valley University after being granted university status in 1992.

In recognition of the quality of its teaching, it was awarded the prestigious Queen’s Anniversary Prize for outstanding achievement and excellence in hospitality education in 2009. Two years later, the university officially changed its name to The University of West London.

Frequently asked questions about student accommodation near the University of West London

Why should I choose to live in private accommodation instead of university dorms?

Living in private accommodation gives you many great benefits. You’ll get to choose where in London you want to live, whether it’s next to UWL, in the city centre or in a particular neighbourhood you like.

Many modern PBSAs (purpose-built student accommodations) also offer great amenities to their students. Many of the PBSAs we list boast things like games rooms, in-house gyms and a great list of social events for their inhabitants.

How do I book university accommodation near UWL?

After selecting your preferred student property, click ‘View rooms’ to go to the property page.

Then you’ll need to choose the room type you’d prefer to live in and click ‘Enquire’ or ‘Book now’. You’ll then be asked to leave your contact details so that a booking consultant can call you, answer any questions you may have and take you through the next steps in the booking process.

What are the different types of student rooms you offer?

We currently offer three different kinds of student rooms:

The Shared Rooms we list allow two or more people to share the same bedroom. Other facilities like bathrooms, kitchens and living rooms, are shared with occupants of other rooms.

The Private Rooms we list house just one person in a private bedroom. Depending on the property, your bathroom might be either private or shared. Other facilities will be shared with tenants from other rooms.

The Entire Place option provides a fully self-contained studio property with a private bedroom, bathroom and a small kitchenette. No need to share anything!

How can I find cheap accommodation near the University of West London?

Shared rooms are typically cheaper than private rooms, so if you’re willing to share, this is a good way to save some money. You can use the ‘Room type’ filter to look for shared rooms and private rooms with shared bathrooms. You can also use the ‘Price’ filter to find rooms that are within your budget.

What bills are included in the rent?

This will depend on the property you choose so make sure you check this on the property page by clicking ‘View rooms’ on the property you like. In most properties however, all bills are included in your rent.

Do I have to pay a deposit to secure the booking?

To secure your booking you’ll be asked to pay a deposit. Your booking consultant will provide you with the necessary information about this.

The deposit is paid directly to the landlord and you won’t have to pay anything to Student.com.