Initially the Regent Street Polytechnic focused on evening courses in technical and vocational subjects but by the 1920s there were 2,500 day students and classes were increasingly offered in arts-based subjects. Today the University offers undergraduate and postgraduate courses in a range of subjects, from Accounting and Architecture to Computing, Fashion and Law; and undertakes international research in media, biosciences and geography.
The University has employed a wide variety of staff from various backgrounds, many of whom have worked at the institution for a large part of their career. In 2002 the University opened the Westminster International University in Tashkent, Uzbekistan’s first international university and the first in Central Asia to offer a Western education. Today, the University of Westminster staff include academics, technicians, librarians, designers and administrators.