Dr Shirley J Thompson, Composer and Reader in Composition and Performance at the University of Westminster, has been featured in The Voice’s print edition in an article on the top ten ‘extraordinary individuals helping to shape the direction of the UK’.

Phoebe Cummings, Research Associate at the University of Westminster, has been named by The Telegraph as one of the rising stars in design who are expected to succeed in 2018.

Steven Barnett, Professor of Communications at University of Westminster, contributed his academic expertise to comment on the Disney takeover of 21st Century Fox and the impact of this on the possible Sky takeover.

Music Minds Matter, a 24/7 mental health support line that was launched as a result of research carried out by University of Westminster’s MusicTank, has been covered by multiple media outlets focusing on the need for mental health help within the British music industry.

Westminster graduates from the Fashion Design BA Honours course will show their graduate collections at the world renowned London Fashion Week in February 2018.

Emmanuel Nwamadi, Commercial Music Performance graduate at the University of Westminster, has released a new single “Watching You” following his success on BBC’s The Voice 2015.

Mykaell Riley, Principle Investigator at the University of Westminster, was interviewed by the Times Higher Education magazine, lending an insight into how his upbringing has impacted his career and offering his professional opinion on the emergence of grime music.

Dr Winston Mano, Director of the Africa Media Centre and Course Leader of the Media and Development MA course, contributed to several media outlets by lending his academic expertise regarding the political situation in Zimbabwe and its impact on society and education.

An exhibition to launch the first ‘TVC Leaders’ List 2017’ which celebrates the contribution and talent of Black Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) people to British television was unveiled at the London Gallery West at the University of Westminster’s Harrow Campus on 7 December 2017.

Music Minds Matter, a 24/7 mental health support line from Help Musicians UK, has launched in the UK with the aim of supporting people who work within the music industry who are suffering stress, anxiety and other mental health issues.

On 6 December, the University of Westminster hosted an event celebrating the 10th Anniversary of the award-winning venue exhibition venue, Ambika P3.

Gillian Youngs, Professor of Creative and Digital Economy and Head of Innovation and Impact at the University of Westminster has been awarded the John Urry Fellowship.

MusicTank, the independent music think tank at the University of Westminster, partnered with Record-Play to publish its seventh music industry publication entitled “Unlocking the Sync”.

Adrian York, Senior Lecturer in Commercial Music Performance at the University of Westminster, has written a blog post for the HuffPost about the Grammy nominations for 2018.

The Ultimate Seminar, in its eighth year, was hosted at the University of Westminster, and was attended by over 40 leading music industry leaders who offered their expert insights to Westminster students and the public.

Journalism lecturer and researcher in viral cultures Anastasia Denisova was announced as one of ten social media superstars of 2017 in a competition by Jisc, which celebrates the innovative ways in which social media is being used in Higher Education to add value to sector practice.

131 students from the Fine Art Mixed Media BA Honours course had the chance to visit the 57th International Art Exhibition at the renowned Venice Biennale.

Dr Matthew Linfoot, Principal Lecturer in Radio and Course Leader in Radio and Digital Production at the Westminster School of Media, Arts and Design, lent his academic expertise to comment on the 50th Anniversary of BBC Local Radio.

Ben Jennings, who graduated from the Illustration BA Honours course (now Illustration and Visual Communication BA Honours) in 2012, was awarded the Political Cartoon of the Year for a second time, after winning the prestigious prize for the first time while he was still a student.

Dr Shirley J Thompson, Composer and Reader in Composition and Performance at the University of Westminster’s School of Media, Arts and Design, has been interviewed on Jumoke Fashola’s programme on BBC Radio London where she presented her new act opera ‘The Woman Who Refused to Dance’.

Radio Production graduate Jamie Wareham has been named Employee of the Month at Gay Star News for his work on the investigative Chemsex series.

Westminster hosted a panel to discuss ongoing allegations of racial and sexual harassment against Fox News in the US, and the implications for Rupert Mudoch’s 21st Century Fox attempted takeover of the whole of Sky.

Gerry Stone, who graduated from the University of Westminster in 1994, has been named one of the most globally-renowned business leaders and active supporters of LGBT rights for the second year in a row. He is joined on the list by Fashion Design alumnus Christopher Bailey, who is outgoing Designer...

Key players in the music industry including Young Turks / XL Recordings, Island Records, Sony/ATV Music Publishing, Universal Music Group, Sony Music, Clintons law firm and Warner Music have come together to establish the ‘Richard Antwi Scholarship’ at the University of Westminster. The fund will sponsor talent from the UK...

The Westminster School of Media, Arts and Design hosted the first interdisciplinary ‘Engagement Week’ for current and prospective students on campus between 30 October and 3 November.

Ambassador helps out prospective students at open day

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