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Professor of Photography David Bate will be presented with the annual Education Award at the Royal Photographic Society award ceremony on 29 November at the Royal Society in London, celebrating a range of exceptional figures for their contribution to photography.

From 12-16 November, students had the opportunity to attend activities and events to learn about including global experiences in their studies to enhance their employability and student experience.

The University of Westminster has launched its first Student Business Idea Competition, titled ‘The Big Idea’, an all-new contest to showcase the student community’s entrepreneurial spirit and potential.

Priya Ahluwalia, who graduated from the MA Menswear course in June, has been named as one of the ten shortlisted finalists in H&M’s global design competition.

Dr Louise Thomas and Professor Jimmy Bell from the University of Westminster’s Research Centre of Optimal Health collaborated with a consortium of scientists from the UK including Universities of Exeter and Brunel as well as scientists across Europe.

Priyadharshini Mani, PhD student at the Westminster School of Life Sciences, was part of the Team JSP, runner up at the ClimateLaunchpad competition held in Edinburgh between 1 and 2 November. The team was representing India in the global competition, having been national winners previously.

On 12 November, the University of Westminster recognised the achievements of highly respected figures in Politics, Health and Media, by awarding Honorary Doctorates at the November graduation ceremonies at London’s Royal Festival Hall.

To celebrate the achievements of the Social Enterprise Rwanda programme, funded by the Quintin Hogg Trust, participating students and supporters were invited to attend a celebratory reception on Wednesday 7 November at Marylebone Campus.

Westminster Media Studies graduate Michelle De Leon, now ITV Television Producer and Co-Chair of ‘ITV Embrace’ the Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic Network was recently invited to the United Nations to speak about World Afro Day and raise awareness on the topic of hair discrimination.

The exhibition will take place in 2027 to mark the 100th anniversary of the Werkbund exhibition at Stuttgart’s Weissenhof, which saw a housing estate built for the international exhibition, showcasing what was later known as the International style of modern architecture and is now a UNESCO world heritage site.

The series of over 50 events, started on 8 October with the launch of the Westminster Employability Award and ran until 9 November. It aimed to support the future employability and career opportunities of our students.

On Thursday 1 November, eighteen final year BSc Psychology students visited Broadmoor Hospital on a unique fieldtrip to learn about patient life and treatments in an out-of-classroom environment.

The University of Westminster’s student radio station, Smoke Radio, had an exceptional night at the annual Student Radio Association (SRA) Awards on 8 November.

On Tuesday 6 November, the University’s ‘What it Takes’ event series invited Personal Management alumnus Adrian Thomas who gave tips on how students can best prepare for job interviews.

From Thursday 22 October, the Digital and Interactive Storytelling LAB (disLAB) at the University of Westminster hosted a Hack Week, bringing together multiple agencies to help students solve real life issues as the next generation of storytellers.

Seven students from the MA and MSc Marketing Management accompanied Dr Jaafar El-Murad to the Worshipful Company of Marketors’ Annual City Lecture at Bakers’ Hall.

Westminster PhD Astrobiology student Mara Leite recently had her photography work recognised in ‘SPECTACLE’, a photo collection published by the National Geographic to celebrate rare and astonishing photographs from around the world.

The event, ‘China’s International Relations and Economic Strategies: Perceptions of the UK and China’, is one of the sessions of the CMC organised three-week briefing on UK politics and media for senior officials.

BA Fashion Design graduate Paolo Carzana has been announced as the winner of the 2018 Fashion Makes Sense Award (FMSA) at the 34th IAF World Fashion Convention in Maastricht.

Between 15 and 19 October, the University of Westminster hosted a joint research seminar for PhD students at the China Academy of Chinese Medical Sciences (CACMS).

Two graduates from the BA Fashion Design course at the University of Westminster have been selected by the Council of Fashion Designers of America CFDA+ programme as ones to watch.

The University of Westminster International Genetically Engineered Machine (iGEM) team has just been awarded a silver medal in Boston, USA, for their project looking at polystyrene waste and synthetic biology solutions.

‘The Leader’s List’, a multimedia exhibition featuring leading UK BAME figures in television was launched last year at the University of Westminster and aligned with the Mayor’s ‘Behind Every Great City’ #BEGC campaign.

Titled ‘Mind the Gap’, the panel discussed the ongoing attainment division in Higher Education among BME (Black and Minority Ethnic) students and the initiatives that need to be taken to ensure fairer education outcomes for them.

On Thursday 18 October, the University of Westminster, in partnership with Amnesty International’s LGBTI Network, celebrated Intersex Awareness Day, which takes place annually on 26 October, hosting a panel of intersex activists and allies.