North West London is an interesting part of the city, with multiple educational institutions set up in the area. From business degrees to vocational training, there is a variety of colleges and universities in North West London, that have some famous alumni names to make a note of! This guide will provide insight into some of these institutions and give students some pointers on what each offers, as well as which accommodation options are better suited to them.
College of North West London
The College of North West London has a long history that goes all the way back to the 19th century. That was when Willesden Polytechnic, as it was called at the time, was created in Kilburn. In 1934, the Willesden College of Technology was set up on Dudden Hill Lane. However, the College of North West London wasn’t established until 1991. Today, it has three campuses. They are located in Willesden, Wembley Park and King’s Cross. CNWL is considered a further education college.
The College of North West London’s Willesden campus is a five-minute walk from Dollis Hill or Neasden tube stations. These are on the Jubilee line and the nearby area offers multiple bus routes.
The college has 24 course areas in further education with a variety of qualifications. Some popular options are BTEC, A levels preparation and GCSE. The college’s achievement rates have risen significantly in the past two years, while student satisfaction ratings have shown a positive experience. This makes for a North West London college with a course list that is sure to grab your attention.
The Stay Club Willesden is a 30-minute walk from the college’s Willesden campus. It is also connected via two bus routes which make the journey in about 15 minutes. The Wembley Park campus is a 25-minute bus ride away too.
Convenient commutes from the campuses aren’t the only reason that our Willesden accommodation is a great option for student living. The Stay Club Willesden offers ensuite studios with kitchenettes. Linen and kitchen utensils included, and you can easily tour the studios virtually. There is also access to classroom spaces, social areas and a cool patio, so student life becomes all the more interesting!
Barnet and Southgate College – Colindale Campus
The Barnet and Southgate College has been around since 2011, following the combining of Barnet College and Southgate College. Since then, it has created a large student community within three campuses. The college’s courses are offered across over 20 subjects, with a variety of routes to progress onto university as well as vocational training.
Since 2016, Barnet and Southgate College has added the Colindale campus to its list of locations. It offers a variety of training courses primarily focused on beauty, construction and hairdressing. The hairdressing branch is also certified by respected industry partners Wella, with courses taking place in purpose-built facilities.
The Colindale campus of Barnet and Southgate College is located a short walk away from The Stay Club Colindale. Students will find themselves within our accommodation in under 10 minutes, and benefit from a vibrant international community. There is an interesting mix of spaces too. Classrooms, an outdoor patio, the restaurant, a cinema and our disco are some of the social areas that students can make the most of. Book a Skype viewing with our friendly team to explore the facility for yourself.
A North West London university with a great reputation, Middlesex University is located in the heart of Hendon. The university has a history that started in the 19th century. At the time, it was a teacher training college for women. Middlesex University has been around the way it is known today since 1992.
Since then has grown both its student base, as well as its student exchange links. These today are estimated at over 100 universities in many countries around the world. Another fun fact is its list of famous alumni also includes renowned actress Helen Mirren!
The university’s course list is made of three faculties. In the course list students will find undergraduate and postgraduate courses, as well as short courses and training programmes. There are also multiple courses for professional and personal development.
The Stay Club Colindale is a 25-minute walk from the university’s campus. That’s a breezy 8-minute bike ride if you are up for cycling around the city (did we mention we have the bike storage for that too?).
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It’s a great accommodation option for students looking to be close to their university, but still get to the city centre easily. That’s the perk of having the Northern Line close by! Within Colindale you can benefit from parks, museums and lots of wonderful eating and drinking spots.
Curious to learn more about life in Colindale? Then this is the place to head to.
ESCP Business School
With campuses in Paris, Berlin, Madrid, Turin and Warsaw, ESCP Business School has a global reputation. It is also considered the world’s oldest business school. ESCP is a European school of management, the history of which can be traced back to the beginning of the 19th century, in France. ESCP has also been recognised by the Financial Times, as it was included in the European Business School Rankings of 2019.
There are many programmes available, ranging from full-time to part-time courses and online programmes. There is also the Executive Education segment, which includes certificates and short programmes alongside other masters, MBA and online options.
The London campus is located in the North West of London, specifically West Hampstead. The area is a short commute from both The Stay Club Colindale and our Kentish Town accommodation. This means students are able to choose to live between two areas. Either in a residential and interesting part of Central London, where they will be surrounded by cool areas such as West Hampstead, Camden and more. Or, the other option is in a modern neighbourhood, which is well connected with Central London.
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Both accommodations have ensuite studios with their own kitchenettes, and multiple social spaces to make the most of. If you would like our friendly team to provide with more information, then we recommend you book a viewing with us!
West London College
The West London College is considered a further and higher education college, with five campuses across the city. The college offers a variety of courses, from entry level to postgraduate education. It supports students in their educational endeavours across a wide variety of programmes and certifications.
The college’s five campuses are specialised in a different field. For example, the Ealing Green College is that of Creative Media and Applied Science, and there are also the Hammersmith and Fulham, Park Royal and others with a diverse list of courses and trainings. The college also offers professional courses, distance learning options as well as apprenticeships and ESOL.
Ealing Green College is a short commute from The Stay Club Willesden. Students can get there in under 30 minutes. The same applies for the Park Royal College which is a convenient 10-minute bus ride. If you are considering where to live as a student and would like to go for a short commute, then this North West London accommodation is worth checking out! You can find the virtual tours of our studios here, to explore your future home for yourself!
For more, check out our full university accommodation in London pages here.