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The Centre of Law, Society and Popular Culture welcomed celebrated writer and comedian Stewart Lee to Westminster Law School on 8 November.

University of Westminster history students recently took a field trip to Northern Ireland.

Politics and International Relations BA students on the third-year module Gender and Politics visited The Women's Library collection, held at the London School of Economics library, in November 2017.

Dr Itay Lotem, Postdoctoral Fellow in French Language and Culture, has written a blog post for the HuffPost explaining the basic ideas behind populism and the far right as well as their relation to each other in the recent European elections.

Dr Atef Alshaer, Lecturer in Arabic Studies at the University of Westminster, wrote an article for The Conversation to comment on the new reconciliation deal between Palestine’s two main political parties, Hamas and Fatah.

Professor Dibyesh Anand, Head of Department of Politics and International Relations, has recently been quoted in the South China Morning Post, commenting on the appointment of China’s top diplomat Yang Jiechi to the Communist Party of China’s decision-making political bureau.

The British Journal of Sociology Early Career Prize, given to authors who are in the first five years of their career after obtaining their PhD, was awarded to Dr Umit Cetin for his research paper which looks at suicide amongst Alevi-Kurd youth.

Professor Peter Paul Catterall, from the Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities at the University of Westminster, was interviewed on the French national radio, Europe 1, to comment on the Brexit negotiations.

Dr Paul Breen, Senior Lecturer in the Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities, has written an article for the Belfast Telegraph on the discussions held regarding Northern Ireland’s future after Brexit, during the Labour Party’s recent annual conference.

The Arts and Humanities Research Council and British Academy-funded Being Human festival will run in late November with the theme of ‘Lost and Found’, displaying the hidden stories that humanities research can bring into the light.

The University of Westminster’s Centre for the Study of Democracy was involved in organising a Citizens’ Assembly on Brexit which concluded that people in the UK want a ‘soft’ Brexit.

Dr Patricia Hogwood, Reader in European Politics, has written an article for The Conversation about German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s success and popularity.

Dr Sara Dominici from the Institute for Modern and Contemporary Culture has published a new book, Travel Marketing and Popular Photography in Britain, 1888-1939 (Routledge), partly based on Sara’s research in the University of Westminster’s own archives.

Barbara Forrai, who studied Russian Studies at the University of Westminster, has been awarded a British Empire Medal for her ‘services to charity in the UK and Russia’ in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List 2017.

Dr Magdalena Frenhoff Larsen, Lecturer in Politics, has been interviewed by BBC World and BBC Radio 5 regarding the Brexit negotiations and Theresa May’s recent speech in Florence. She also wrote an article for the Conversation on the topic.

Dr Paul Breen, Senior Lecturer at the University of Westminster, wrote an article for The Conversation, where he discussed new research, suggesting that the human brain is hardwired with an innate understanding of language, supportive of linguist Noam Chomsky's claims.

Magdalena Frennhoff Larsén, Lecturer in Politics at the Centre for the Study of Democracy, has published a piece in The Conversation providing analysis of the current Brexit negotiations.

Graduate employment in the latest Destination of Leavers in HE Survey (DLHE) has increased by 7.5%.

Former South Africa President, Sir Kgalema Motlanthe, graced the book launch event of his fellow compatriot Dr Khulu Mbatha, hosted by the University of Westminster’s Africa Media Centre on Monday 11 September.

The University of Westminster has partnered with London charity Advocacy Project and the Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust (CNWL) to launch #HealingWords, a poetry competition for people and their families experiencing or who have experienced mental health problems. The deadline is 5pm on Monday 11 September.

Dr Paul Breen, Senior Lecturer in the Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities, gave an interview for BBC Business Live, where he emphasised the importance of the invisible border between the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland.

Dr Paul Breen, Senior Lecturer at the Westminster Professional Language Centre, has recently been involved in a national campaign to raise awareness of a phenomenon known as ‘vishing’, which refers to phishing scams enacted over the phone, with fraudsters masquerading as a trusted authority.

Dr Lucy Bond, Senior Lecturer in the Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities at the University of Westminster, has written an article for The Conversation discussing how the recent Charlottesville’s attack exposes American’s long history of racial violence.

The award-winning Sociology teaching team in the Department of History, Sociology and Criminology have published the third edition of the annual Westminster Sociology Anthology.

‘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.

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