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Meet and discuss with the representative from University of Westminster
IDP office Star Building 33 Mac Dinh Chi, district 1
Meet and discuss with the school's representative from UK's first polytechnic university - University of Westminster.
Time: 15h - 16h Wednesday March 23rd 2016.
Venue: IDP office, Star Building, 33 Mac Dinh Chi, district 1
The University of Westminster is a diverse and dynamic university based in the heart of London, one of the world’s greatest cities. With a vibrant learning environment and a commitment to educating for professional life, the University of Westminster has a distinguished 175-year history and continues to attract students from across the UK and around the world.
With one of the largest and most diverse international student bodies of any university, the University of Westminster can offer you a distinctly British learning experience within a truly international environment.
Westminster’s story began in 1838, when distinguished scientist Sir George Cayley opened the Polytechnic Institution at 309 Regent Street in London. Its aim was to demonstrate new technologies and inventions to the public, it became a major attraction in Victorian London and was the first institution in London to demonstrate the invention of photography.
In 1841, the first photographic studio in Europe opened on the roof of the building and in 1896 the first film was shown by the Lumiere brothers. It is at this point that innovation and creativity became the key foundations of the institution.
The University is very proud of its history and its reputation, it is a place for pioneers and a place of many firsts.
• the first polytechnic in the UK (1838)
• the opening of the first public photographic portrait studio in Europe (1841)
• the venue for the first public moving picture show in the UK, organised by the Lumiere brothers (1896)
• organising the first marathon race (at the London Olympics) over the now traditional distance of 26 miles, 385 yards (1908)
• offering the first degree courses in Photographic Science, Photography, and Media Studies (1960s and 1970s)
In more recent times, 1992 marked the inauguration of the University of Westminster as it is known it today.
Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II is now the universities Patron and after 175 years it has grown into a large university, teaching over 24,000 students across 4 campuses in London.
The University of Westminster now offers over 300 Bachelors, Masters and PhD programmes across the following faculties.
• Architecture and the Built Environment
• Faculty of Science and Technology
• Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities
• Westminster Business School
• Westminster Law School
• Westminster School of Media, Arts and Design