What makes our courses different and how will we support you to become a work-ready graduate? This blog will reveal five reasons why you should choose the University of Westminster for your Construction, Surveying or Real Estate degree.
1. Exceptional teaching and learning informed by industry
Our Construction, Surveying and Real Estate courses are taught by professionally qualified lecturers, meaning you’ll get to hear first-hand what it’s like working in the property, construction and surveying sectors.
As one of the few universities that bring together all three disciplines, Westminster Business School has excellent industry links with a host of construction companies including Great Portland Estates, Mace, Lendlease, The Portman Estate and The Crown Estate.
2. Get hands-on experience in our Fabrication Lab
On one of our Building Surveying BSc, Construction Management BSc and Quantity Surveying and Commerical Management BSc degrees, you’ll get hands-on experience with access to our Fabrication Lab, where you can build models, test construction materials, use the 3D printers and photographic facilities, and more.
3. Graduate with more than just a degree
We promote a real-world experience that will give you the skills, connections and knowledge to forge the career you want by preparing you for the future.
Our courses will give you the opportunity to gain invaluable experience through authentic learning activities, such as working on case studies and receiving face-to-face feedback from practising professionals to ensure you are business-ready for employment.
In addition, our construction real estate and surveying courses are accredited or professionally recognised by leading bodies such as the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), Chartered Association of Building Engineers (CABE) and Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB), enabling you to accelerate your career aspirations and increase your earning potential.
4. Build your network and make connections around the world
Westminster is one of the UK’s most diverse and internationally connected universities, with over 19,000 students from more than 160 countries – meaning you’ll graduate with friends and peers from around the world.
You’ll benefit from being exposed to industry practitioners, with many of our Construction, Surveying and Real Estate courses hosting regular guest lecturers from industry professionals such as Savills, NEC Contracts and BREEAM.
Through our Careers and Employability Service, you’ll also have access to a network of over 3,000 global employers, which will help you to explore and connect with exciting opportunities whilst starting to build your professional network.
5. Equality and diversity is at the heart of what we do
The University of Westminster is dedicated to helping students from all backgrounds achieve their potential. We are proud to have recently been ranked 2nd across all English universities for the proportion of students from lower-income families who go on to have well-paid careers.
We are also incredibly proud of our culture of inclusivity and want to ensure all of our students go on to positive next steps after graduating.