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Construction of the Sir Simon Milton Westminster University Technical College (UTC) has begun on the new site at Ebury Bridge, just a 5 minute walk from Victoria station, with University of Westminster Vice-Chancellor Professor Geoffrey Petts, and Evelyne Rugg, Director of HE Policy for the University, and Chairman and Trustee...

The University of Westminster’s Faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment has recorded an outstanding performance in the 2016 National Student Survey (NSS), with particular highlights including 94% student satisfaction for undergraduate architecture courses, and 91% for undergraduate property courses.

Following the enormous success of the 2015-16 University of Westminster Students’ Union (UWSU) sabbatical team who raised the UWSU’s NSS satisfaction score by 7 points in just one year, students have now voted in the new SU President and Vice Presidents for the upcoming year.

Westminster Architecture Lecturer Arthur Mamou-Mani was part of the team who brought the world’s first 3D-printing restaurant to life, with all the food, utensils and furniture 3D-printed from scratch.

Dr Lindsay Bremner’s Monsoon Assemblages project which received funding from the European Research Council (ERC) under the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme is offering two full-time PhD Studentships.

The editors of Town Planning Review have chosen ‘Measuring Sustainability’ by Professor Michael Neuman and Stuart Churchill, as the best paper in Volume 86 Issue four for 2015.

Professional Practice in Architecture RIBA Part III student Tom Haworth has won the Joint Contracts Tribunal (JCT) Student Competition 2016 for his essay “Work Placements For The Student’s Benefit, Not Their Employer’s.”

University of Westminster graduate Nicola Dougan has become West Lindsey District Council’s first female building surveyor.

Students from the Interior Architecture BA Honours course have won a number of high profile awards.

Two full-time University of Westminster PhD Studentships are available to candidates with Home fee status starting in January 2017, running full-time for four years, with £16,000 annual stipend plus fee waiver. The closing date for applications is 5pm on Friday 26 August 2016.

The University of Westminster’s newly refurbished Architecture studios have been nominated in the AJ Retrofit Awards 2016.

The Embassy of Latvia hosted an exhibition which explored the history of Latvian architecture at the University of Westminster.

The University of Westminster’s Department of Architecture has awarded 38 students with over £13,000 worth of prizes.

Pioneering research conducted by Dr Rachel Aldred, Senior Lecturer in Transport in the Faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment at the University of Westminster, has helped transform the policy mindset on cycling and paves the way for increased cycling participation in the future.

Award-winning architect Michael Manser, known for his pioneering Modernist houses and as the founder of the Manser Medal, has died aged 87.

Senior Lecturer in Planning and Course Leader of the new Designing Cities: Planning and Architecture BA Honours course Dr Giulio Verdini has been invited to talk at the Second UNESCO Creative Cities Beijing Summit which took place between 6-8 June.

We are pleased to report that Anthony Lavers and the University Grants Sub-committee of the Society of Construction Law have approved an application for a student prize and Construction Law books.

FAB FEST is a new summer festival, celebrating design and making, with live music and entertainment. It is hosted this summer by the Faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment and the Fabrication Laboratory at the University of Westminster.

Eminent designer Sadie Morgan, Co-Founding Director at dRMM Architects and Design Chair at High Speed Two (HS2), will open the University of Westminster’s architecture and interiors students’ end-of-year-exhibition, OPEN 2016, on 16 June, as part of the London Festival of Architecture 2016.

The Department of Property and Construction at the University of Westminster is launching a new Digital Construction MOOC (Massive, Open, Online Course) in collaboration with The B1M.

Co-Founder of drMM Architects, and winner of the 2015 CBI First Woman Award, Professor Sadie Morgan will be joining the University of Westminster as a Professor in Interior Architecture.

Senior Lecturer in Transport Dr Rachel Aldred has been shortlisted for the Economic and Social Research Council’s (ESRC) 2016 Celebrating Impact Prize.

Senior Lecturer in Planning, Dr Giulio Verdini, has been appointed Course Leader for University of Westminster’s new Designing Cities: Planning and Architecture BA Honours degree. The course will be running for the first time from September 2016.

The University of Westminster has announced the winners of the first Latitudes International Design Challenge, a competition set up to connect architecture students across the globe to learn about climate change in different geographical regions and co-produce solutions through environmental design.

Dr James Morgan, who is a Senior Lecturer in Tourism and Events, has given a presentation at the Embassy Magazine Event Expo 2016.

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