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‘Clearing’ and ‘stress’. Two words that, for most people, go hand-in-hand - but they don’t have to. In addition to the University of Westminster’s free Clearing Toolkit to help you organise your thoughts, here are some bits of advice from across the University to help to beat those Clearing blues.

Claire Tranter, Visiting Lecturer in the Department of Psychology at the University of Westminster, who was announced recipient of the highly competitive BPS POST Postgraduate Award last year, has now successfully finished her Fellowship by publishing a briefing note on migration.

Peter Paduh, a graduate from the Computer Science BSc Honours course and founder of innovative social enterprise Socialbox.Biz, has recently been nominated as the Tech CEO of the Year at the forthcoming 2017 UK Tech Awards.

Westminster was proud to host the Go4SET finale at the Westminster Business School on Friday 14 July for the third year running. GO4SET aims to inspire young people to pursue careers Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics.

Dr Stuart Thompson, Senior Lecturer in Plant Biochemistry in the Faculty of Science and Technology wrote an article for the Conversation on the necessary protection of the Svalbard seed vaults.

Dr Catherine Loveday, Principal Lecturer in Cognitive Neuroscience at the University of Westminster, lent her psychological expertise to comment on how memory is affected by depression.

The book “Aliens: The World’s Leading Scientists on the Search for Extra-terrestrial Life”, containing a chapter by Professor Lewis Dartnell, was reviewed in The New York Times’ Books of the Times section by Jennifer Senior.

A collaborative research project between the Research Centre for Optimal Health at the University of Westminster, the University of Exeter and Brunel University has been awarded £234, 607 by the British Heart Foundation.

Peter Paduh, a graduate from the Computer Science BSc Honours course at the University of Westminster, founded social enterprise SocialBox.Biz to provide homeless people with laptops.

The Brion Research Institute of Taiwan and Herbprime Co., Ltd. have established a new PhD studentship at the University of Westminster to advance the field of Traditional Chinese Medicine.

The University of Westminster’s Department of Computer Science has organised its first undergraduate Digital Showreel Event, showcasing VR/interactive applications, mobile and PC games created by Westminster students.

Two international programmes, the AlSadi Changing Lives Programme and Westminster Working Cultures have been organised by the University of Westminster to increase Westminster students’ employability by equipping them with key skills and international experience.

Two Westminster students won the Robot Design Competition taking place on 11 March during the National Saturday Club Trust Masterclass organised at world-renowned designer firm Sebastian Conran Studios.

Dr Kevin Morgan, Senior Lecturer of Psychology at the University of Westminster, wrote an article for The Conversation on which symptoms can mean experiencing a delusion and how people can detect this condition. The article was re-published by The Independent.

On 12 June the University of Westminster held its fourth annual research event as part of the London Technology Week, celebrating enterprise and partnerships in science and technology, with this year a special theme being health and digital Innovations.

Academics from the Faculty of Science and Technology represented the University at the annual STEM Gender Equality Congress (SGEC) in Berlin in June.

The University of Westminster International Genetically Engineered Machine (iGEM) team, taking part in the 2017 competition, will be hosting the annual global iGEM pre-competition UK team meetup on 18 August for the second year running.

Seven teams of University of Westminster students studying on the Computer Games Development BSc course have produced and published games on GooglePlay and iTunes.

Dr Antonis Michalas, Lecturer and Head of the Cyber Security Research Group at the University of Westminster, wrote a blog post, outlining the lessons that need to be learnt following the ransomware WannaCry, which among many countries and industries also affected the NHS in England.

The University of Westminster’s Department of Psychology hosted a morning of events for school pupils to help them engage with Psychology on Wednesday 24 May on Cavendish Campus.

Anne-Gaelle Colom, Senior Lecturer at the University of Westminster’s Department of Computer Science, was featured in an article in Kettle Mag by Jamie Mercer where she spoke about how women could be encouraged to pursue tech jobs.

Research from the University of Westminster has found that UK GPs are exposed to intense pressures, causing enough stress for doctors to consider leaving the profession.

A recent study carried out by psychologists at the University of Westminster and the University of East London found that just 300ml of water can boost attention by almost 25 per cent.

The University of Westminster was awarded accreditation for six BSc (Hons) courses in the Faculty of Science and Technology and James Linyard, final-year student on the Biochemistry BSc Honours course was awarded a prize as Top student on an RSB accredited degree at the Royal Society of Biology prize-giving event....

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