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Colin Harwood, who graduated from the Transport and Planning Management MSc course at the University of Westminster, has won the 2016 Voorhees-Large Prize for his dissertation “An Investigation into the Accuracy of Trip Generation Forecasts for New Developments in England”.

Ana Becheru, University of Westminster alumna who graduated with an Architecture Postgraduate Diploma in RIBA Part III in 2016, has been nominated and reached the finals in the European Women in Construction and Engineering (WICE) Awards 2017.

Dr Colin Gleeson, Principal Lecturer in the Department of Property and Construction in the University’s Faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment, has been a joint author of a recently published data analysis of heat pump installations from the Renewable Heat Premium Payment (RHPP) scheme.

Twenty final year students from the Real Estate BSc Honours course, together with University of Westminster staff, completed a five-day trip to Bucharest as part of the International Property and Planning Practice module.

Sean Griffiths, Professor of Architecture at the University of Westminster was featured in an article in the Financial Times where he spoke about current trends in interior design and his current projects.

Professor Michael Neuman, who recently joined the University of Westminster as Professor of Sustainable Urbanism, has given a very successful inaugural lecture – the last Westminster Talk this season - addressing the future of London and its infrastructure after Brexit, on the eve of triggering Article 50 on 29 March.

Westminster final year undergraduate students from the Tourism and Events Management BA Honours course have organised successful live event projects in London, as part of the ‘Staging an Event’ module.

In association with the University of Westminster, alumnus Robert Lilly was awarded the Constructor's Prize by the Worshipful Company of Constructors for the excellent performance in his studies.

Simon Joss, Researcher in the Department of Politics and International Relations and Co-Director of the International Eco-Cities Initiative at the University of Westminster, has been quoted in the Times newspaper’s print version on defining ‘smart cities’.

Dr Maria Christina Georgiadou, Senior Lecturer in the Department of Property and Construction, together with Dr Isis Nunez Ferrera and Ben Fagan Watson from the University’s Policy Studies Institute, will be part of an international team flying to South Africa for a project funded by the Economic and Social Research...

The exchange programme of the Tourism and Events Management BA Honours course, offered to students to experience life abroad and broaden careers horizons, has developed new partnerships with universities abroad and increased the number of Westminster students involved in the programme.

Dr Colin Gleeson, Reader in the Faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment, Westminster Business School Research Associate Melahat Sahin-Dikmen and Professor Linda Clarke from the Westminster Business School have been appointed for a two-year, ten-country research project on Vocational Education and Training for Low Energy Construction (VET4LEC).

Twenty Tourism and Event Management BA students from the University of Westminster visited the event agency Event Concept, based in London, to gain insight into the work of event agencies and the production of events.

Hundreds of students from the Faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment at the University of Westminster were given the chance to travel across the globe gaining practical experience by exploring different countries’ architectural landmarks.

A design challenge, set up by the University of Westminster with a vision to transform 100 disused public spaces in South Asia, saw over 1500 local undergraduate architecture students make this vision a reality across 42 cities and towns.

The Faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment hosted the sixth annual speed interviewing and networking event supported by Women in Property south east (WiP)

The Digital Construction Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) received the Premier Award for Innovation in Education & Training from the Chartered Institute of Building International Research and Innovation Awards.

Westminster Tourism Management student Paola Putzolu has won the 2016 Tourism Management Institute (TMI) Postgraduate Prize for her dissertation on medical tourism.

University of Westminster Senior Lecturers Dr Nasser Golzari, and Dr Yara Sharif along with Professor Murray Fraser from Bartlett UCL, received the RIBA President's Commendation Award of Research 2016 for their design projects at Palestine Regeneration Team (PART)/Golzari NG Architects, under the cities and community category.

Irish-born architect Angela Brady, who obtained her Architecture Postgraduate Diploma Professional Practice (RIBA Part III) at the University of Westminster in 1986, was announced as one of the recipients of Irish Diaspora Awards 2017.

Architect and Westminster alumnus Tim Francis has launched his own design practice, starting with a project to turn a 15 sq metre stone outhouse into a liveable home for his family of five.

Ten new bursaries for the Designing Cities: Planning and Architecture BA Honours course will be available to students starting their course in September 2017 with bursary applications opening on 11 January 2017. The bursaries will entitle ten students to receive financial support worth £2000 each.

Molly De Courcy Wheeler, Master of Architecture (MArch) (RIBA pt II) graduate from University of Westminster’s Faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment, received a Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) Silver Medal Commendation for her project More or Less, Bricks.

The University of Westminster alumnus Eric Agthe, who graduated from the Air Transport Planning and Management MSc course last September, has won the Helios prize for his dissertation about the impact of self-connecting passengers on the hub connectivity at Frankfurt Airport. He was presented with the prize by the Director...

A three-day seminar organised by the University of Westminster’s Centre for Urban infrastructures brought together leading academics and research students from Westminster, Peking (PKU) and other universities in China to discuss environmental, planning and transport issues relating to major cities such as London, Beijing and Shanghai.

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