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The Chevening South Asia Journalism Fellowship Programme for 2018-2019 at the University of Westminster, designed for promising journalists from South Asia, is now opening the application window until 27 September for a March 2018 start.

‘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.

Westminster Skills Club has introduced its first Film Summer School workshop for budding filmmakers aged 16-17 years old.

Media Management MA graduate Mujde Esin, founder of KizCode, a social enterprise aimed at promoting maths and technology to Turkish and Kurdish girls in Turkey and London, has recently won a Social Entrepreneurship and an Education award at Microsoft Turkey’s Women Leaders of Technology.

Emmy the Great, who studied Contemporary Music at the University of Westminster, spoke to the Guardian about breaking into the music industry and her time at Westminster.

Steven Barnett, Professor of Communications at the University of Westminster, wrote an article for The Conversation, discussing the government dictat, which obliged the BBC to reveal salaries of its top talent.

The Act of Killing by Joshua Oppenheimer, Reader in the School of Media, Arts and Design, topped the IndieWire, followed by his documentary The Look of Silence and Asif Kapadia’s Oscar-winning Amy.

World renowned composer Shirley J. Thompson, Reader in Music at the University of Westminster, presents her new one act opera for female singer, speaker, dancer and instrumental ensemble as part of Tête à Tête: The Opera Festival.

Steven Barnett, Professor of Communications at the University of Westminster, wrote an article for The Conversation, which discussed how Muslim people are being portrayed by the British press, focusing on the Daily Mail and the Guardian in particular.

An exhibition which attempts to offer a realistic and humane perspective of the people affected by the refugee crisis was co-organised by alumni Miholyn Soon and Sassan Salamian, both recent graduates from the Film and Television Production BA Honours course (now Film BA Honours and Television Production BA Honours courses),...

Jonathan Robinson, Programme Director at Music Tank, recently lent his academic expertise to comment on the allegations that Spotify use ‘fake’ artists to cut royalty costs.

Students delivered arts and crafts workshops for patients at the CNWL Mental Health Centre and worked together to recreate old garden spaces at Northwick Park hospital.

Westminster Graphic Communication Design BA Honours graduate Evelina Sara Stasyte won the ‘One to Watch’ award during the D&AD New Blood Festival which took place on 4-6 July at the Truman Brewery in Shoreditch.

Second year Graphic Communication Design BA students Xuan Phan and Hyun You won two awards at the International Society of Typographic Designers (ISTD) competition and became ISTD members.

On 10 July 2017 alongside a cohort of new graduates, the University of Westminster recognised Dame Liz Forgan for her services to journalism and the arts.

From 11-14 July, Westminster Film and Television MA students will be showcasing their final curatorial projects, including a series of exhibitions and film screenings exploring moving image and their approach to reality.

Seven students from the Public Relations & Advertising BA Honours course were invited to attend the 19th edition of the FAB Awards, an international awards programme which celebrates excellence in advertising for food and beverage brands.

The Art and Design Saturday Club, part of the National Saturday Club programme which gives 13-16 year olds the opportunity to study their favourite subjects for free at their local university or college, was held at the University of Westminster’s creative campus in Harrow.

Aysha Choudhury, Illustration and Visual Communication BA Honours student at the Westminster School of Media, Arts and Design, has won the Heath Robinson Museum’s Illustration Competition.

BBC Chief International Correspondent Lyse Doucet received the Charles Wheeler Award for Outstanding Contribution to Broadcast Journalism at a much-anticipated ceremony in the University of Westminster’s Regent Street Cinema on 27 June.

University of Westminster received first prize in the Broadcast Industry Innovation Awards, held in Shanghai at Shanghai Media Group Headquarters on 6 June 2017.

Katie Ann McGuigan, Fashion Design BA Honours alumna, received the Absolute Prize For The Most Creative Collection at MittelModa competition on 20 June in Italy.

A University of Westminster alumnus, Sebastian Marcu, is pioneering the making of crumb-free bread, which may revolutionise food choices in space. This could have a major positive impact on the well-being of astronauts.

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.

Steven Barnett, Professor of Communications at the University of Westminster, wrote a blog post for HuffPost discussing the power of British media on elections.

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