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University statement on allegations concerning alumnus

26 February 2015

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Alumnus Mohammed Emwazi, who left the University six years ago, is alleged to be involved in terrorist activities.

If the allegations of terrorist activity are true, we are shocked and sickened by the news. Our thoughts are with the victims and their families. 

We have students from 150 countries and their safety is of paramount concern.

With other universities in London, we are working to implement the government’s Prevent strategy to tackle extremism. 

We have set up a dedicated pastoral team to provide advice and support to our students.

About the University of Westminster:

The University of Westminster boasts a vibrant learning environment attracting more than 20,000 students from over 150 nations and we continue to invest in our future with new developments, research projects and new ideas.

We offer highly attractive practice-based courses that are independently rated as excellent, many with international recognition. Our distinguished 175-year history has meant we lead the way in many areas of research, particularly politics, media, art and design, architecture and biomedical sciences, and our position in the city of London allows us to continue to build on our close connections with leading figures and organisations in these areas as well as in the worlds of business, information technology, politics and law.

Our commitment to educating graduates for the needs of professional life attracts high quality students from within the UK and around the globe.

Internationalisation, employability and sustainability are key elements in the University of Westminster’s vision for the future and we strive to ensure the very highest standards are met and maintained.

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