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Professor Graham Smith, Professor of Politics in the Centre for the Study of Democracy at the University of Westminster, is part of a $2 million collaborative research programme investigating how to improve the quality of debates on online news comments platforms.

A week-long celebration, starting on 27 February, will pay tribute to the heritage of the University of Westminster with a series of events that showcase the work of staff, students, alumni and friends of the Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities.

Students studying the Criminology BA course at the University of Westminster have had an outstanding opportunity to learn with inmate students at HMP Pentonville.

Peter Paul Catterall, Professor of History and Policy at the University of Westminster, gave a keynote address to the Danish Society for Contemporary Historical Research’s annual conference in Copenhagen about ‘Brexit and Global Britain’.

Patricia Hogwood, reader in European Politics at the University of Westminster, used her academic expertise in German politics to discuss the potential reasons for Steinmeier’s landslide victory in the 12 February German presidential elections with Sputnik news.

Level 6 History students recently took a day trip to Brighton for some much-needed respite from their final semester of study.

Professor Alexandra Warwick, Head of Department of English, Linguistics and Cultural Studies at the University of Westminster, used her academic expertise in English literature to discuss Jack the Ripper and comment on why serial killers are so popular in contemporary culture for ShortList magazine.

Working with the University of Westminster, alumna Pamela Mayorcas, Fellow of the Institute of Translation and Interpreting (ITI), has recently set up a new Award for Postgraduate Research in Scientific and Technical Translation at the University’s Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities.

This semester sees the launch of the Sociology-led Westminster elective module in LGBTQ Studies.

The 2014-15 Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education (DLHE) survey shows that taking a Polylang module at the University of Westminster significantly boosts the graduates’ chance for professional employment, with 85.3 per cent of those embracing the opportunity entering professional roles.

Dr Paul Breen, senior lecturer in Linguistics in the Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities has written an article for the Independent examing Donald Trump’s presidential inauguration speech and what it tells us about his leadership.

The course, ‘Learning in an International Environment’, was delivered at Hanoi University in Vietnam in a two week short burst style for Westminster and Hanoi students to learn together.

Two recent graduates of Westminster’s Creative Writing: Writing the City MA course have launched a new foundation in India, which exists to eradicate stigma against mental health.

University of Westminster Lecturer Mahammed Bouabdallah uses Twitter to teach Arabic in his classes, reported the New Scientist.

Dr Magdalena Frennhoff Larsén, Lecturer in Politics in the Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities wrote on the possibilities of a UK-EU free trade agreement and the potential difficulties of negotiating one. 

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

Dr Frands Pedersen, Senior Lecturer in the Department of Politics and International Relations at the University of Westminster, is among the only 55 new National Teaching Fellows who were revealed by the Higher Education Academy last week.

Staff at the Department of Politics and International Relations are pleased to have received nominations in the category of 'Excellence in Student Experience' as part of the university-wide Staff Achievement Awards 2016.

Over 180 first-year University of Westminster undergraduate students from four departments in the Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities attended a matriculation ceremony on 19 October 2016.

We meet Roxana Pessoa Cavalcanti, lecturer in criminology.

The China Media Centre at the University of Westminster is one of the organisers of The Third China Dialogue that will be held on 2 and 3 December, aiming to bring comparisons between China and the rest of the world into a global conversation.

Graham Smith, Professor of Politics in University of Westminster’s Centre for the Study of Democracy (CSD), was part of a team of leading academics and civil society organisations who received the high-profile Democratic Innovation Award for the Democracy Matters Citizens’ Assembly project at the Political Studies Association’s (PSA) Annual Awards.

Dr Patricia Hogwood, Reader in European Politics in the Department of Politics and International Relations, has received two awards for her coverage of Brexit and European affairs with The Conversation UK.

We meet Dr Emily Falconer, Lecturer in Sociology in the Department of History, Sociology and Criminology. Emily has a lot of experience in supporting students and plays a key role in welcoming them to Westminster each September.

The University of Westminster Graduate School is offering five MPhil/PhD Scholarships in the Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities.

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