The Task Group, launched on Mental Health Awareness Day on 10 October, was founded and will be chaired by Dr Peter Bonfield, Vice-Chancellor and President of the University of Westminster, as part of London universities’ trade body, London Higher.
Professor Jimmy Bell and Dr Louise Thomas from the Research Centre for Optimal Health, School of Life Sciences, have been awarded funding from the European Regional Development Fund through the Knowledge Exchange and Embed Partnerships (KEEP+) programme, in partnership with Health Concierge.
Westminster’s Development and Alumni Relations teams recently funded and hosted a free screening of Howard Hawks’ classic musical comedy, Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, starring Marilyn Monroe and Jane Russell, at the Regent Street Cinema.
Professor Jean Seaton, Professor of Media History in Westminster’s Communication and Media Research Institute (CAMRI), has been appointed Associate of the Institute for the Public Understanding of War and Conflict in the Imperial War Museum (IWM), launched in June 2018.
The Award recognises the Centre for the Study of the Production of the Built Environment’s (ProBE) contribution and collaboration in the research programme, ‘Adapting Canadian Work and Workplaces, an international perspective’ (ACW).
On Wednesday 3 October, UWSU Women’s Football hosted a charity tournament for Mind in aid of World Mental Health Day in the University’s Quintin Hogg Memorial Sports Ground, which included the participation of four other London university teams.
On 25 October, the Marylebone Entrepreneurial Club will be hosting a live pitching competition at the University of Westminster where club members will be pitching their businesses to a panel of real investors, aiming to raise £1,000,000 between them.
Westminster student Sana Aleem has won the first prize for her Master’s thesis ‘Courtyard houses of Lahore, Pakistan’ at the eighth Network for Comfort and Energy Use in Buildings (NCEUB) Masters Students’ Conference.
From 15-29 September, new and continuing students participated in a range of social events organised by the University of Westminster Students’ Union (UWSU) for the first two weeks of the academic year, including Arrival Fairs across the main University campuses.
On Monday 17 September, Aramark at the University was the first caterer to achieve the GKS in London, demonstrating its commitment to achieving high sustainability standards and good environmental practice at Westminster.
Dr Sophie Triantaphillidou, Reader in the School of Computer Science & Engineering, has recently gained a substantial research contract with Huawei, China, the largest telecommunications equipment manufacturer in the world.
On Monday 17 September, David Spencer, Lecturer at the Westminster School of Media and Communication and News Editor for talkSPORT, talkRADIO and Virgin Radio, gave a presentation at the conference on whether news bulletins should change after remaining the same for over fifty years.
From 20-23 September, two Westminster projects were displayed at the London Design Fair as part of ‘Design Research for Change’, showcasing 67 Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) funded Design research projects.
A group of recent graduates and alumni from the Fashion Design BA Honours course at the University of Westminster showed their collections for Spring and Summer 2019 at this year’s London Fashion Week.
Westminster’s Master of Architecture (MArch) (RIBA Pt II) alumna Ruth Pearn designed the concept for a bathhouse which would lessen period poverty and combat stigma around menstruation as her graduate project.