Dr Faith Gordon launches new book at successful seminar hosted by Westminster’s Youth Justice Network
25 May 2018
On Thursday 24 May, Dr Faith Gordon launched her new book entitled 'Children, Young People and the Press in a Transitioning Society: Representations, Reactions and Criminalisation’.
03 May 2018
Criminology students celebrated the collaborative partnership between universities and prisons, and spoke directly to prison governors and the Ministry of Justice with an emphasis on influencing prison education policy.
Radio and TV Presenter Richie Anderson part of Queer London Research Forum’s roundtable discussion on Queer Sports
25 April 2018
On 12 April, the Queer London Research Forum, based at the University of Westminster, hosted ‘Queer Sports: A Roundtable’, an event considering the challenges and pleasures of being a queer sports fan or participant.
19 April 2018
Dr Daniel Conway, Senior Lecturer in Politics and International Relations, has been awarded a Leverhulme Trust Research Fellowship for his project ‘The Global Politics of Pride: LGBTQ+ Activism, Assimilation and Resistance’.
Westminster Graduate School awarded major HEFCE grant to support mental health and well-being for postgraduate research students
09 April 2018
The Graduate School at the University of Westminster has been awarded £46,219 by The Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) to support mental health and wellbeing for postgraduate research students.
21 March 2018
Dr Andreas Aresti, Senior Lecturer in Criminology delivered his speech at St Paul's Cathedral on Wednesday 14 March, in the presence of Her Royal Highness Princess Anne.
The University of Westminster explores Soho and celebrates diversity at the 2018 Difference Festival
06 February 2018
The Difference Festival, running from 26 February to 3 March, is a week-long series of events highlighting the diverse and innovative learning, teaching and research which take place in the Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities at the University of Westminster.
Westminster Outreach Team co-hosts panel discussion exploring stigmas ex-offenders face in community
20 December 2017
On 6 December, the Westminster Outreach team co-hosted with the London South Bank University (LSBU) Criminology Society a panel discussion entitled ‘Is a Criminal Record a Life Sentence?’ exploring barriers that those with convictions face in the community.
Westminster Sociology and Criminology students complete module in HMP Pentonville exchanging knowledge with inmate learners
14 December 2017
Students from the Sociology and Criminology BA Honours and the Criminology BA Honours courses at the University of Westminster, who have had an outstanding opportunity to learn with inmate students at HMP Pentonville, have celebrated the end of the 10-week module on 13 December.
Students from the Department of History, Sociology and Criminology explore Paris in a Quintin Hogg Trust-funded trip
06 December 2017
Fifty-three students from the Department of History, Sociology and Criminology at the Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities recently visited Paris as part of a field trip, funded by the Quintin Hogg Trust.
04 December 2017
On 17 November, the Queer London Research Forum, based at the University of Westminster, hosted a successful ‘Coming Out In/To Poetry’ event including a talk from renowned Professor Stephen Guy-Bray.
WestMUN Society and Department of Politics and International Relations host film screening and Q&A session with former New Zealand Prime Minister
30 November 2017
On 27 November, the WestMUN Society and the Department of Politics and International Relations hosted a film screening of ‘My Year With Helen’ followed by a Q&A session with former New Zealand Prime Minister and Head of the United Nations Development Programme, Helen Clark, and award-winning Director, Gaylene Preston.
24 November 2017
The University of Westminster hosted the ‘Georgian Studies Day’ conference to mark the 30th anniversary of the day which this year centred on the topic of ‘Georgia in Europe’.
Students attend mock interviews with real employers in the Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities
22 November 2017
Employers from 16 organisations, including the London Assembly and the Royal Air Force, took part in the Speed Interview and Networking Careers event, organised by the Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities to help students prepare for the interview process.
02 November 2017
The British Journal of Sociology Early Career Prize, given to authors who are in the first five years of their career after obtaining their PhD, was awarded to Dr Umit Cetin for his research paper which looks at suicide amongst Alevi-Kurd youth.
17 October 2017
The University of Westminster’s Centre for the Study of Democracy was involved in organising a Citizens’ Assembly on Brexit which concluded that people in the UK want a ‘soft’ Brexit.
Russian Studies alumna awarded British Empire Medal for ‘services to charity in the UK and Russia’ in Queen’s Birthday Honours Lists 2017
03 October 2017
Barbara Forrai, who studied Russian Studies at the University of Westminster, has been awarded a British Empire Medal for her ‘services to charity in the UK and Russia’ in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List 2017.
15 September 2017
Former South Africa President, Sir Kgalema Motlanthe, graced the book launch event of his fellow compatriot Dr Khulu Mbatha, hosted by the University of Westminster’s Africa Media Centre on Monday 11 September.
University of Westminster co-launches #HealingWords poetry competition for people with mental health problems
06 September 2017
The University of Westminster has partnered with London charity Advocacy Project and the Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust (CNWL) to launch #HealingWords, a poetry competition for people and their families experiencing or who have experienced mental health problems. The deadline is 5pm on Monday 11 September.
22 August 2017
Dr Paul Breen, Senior Lecturer at the Westminster Professional Language Centre, has recently been involved in a national campaign to raise awareness of a phenomenon known as ‘vishing’, which refers to phishing scams enacted over the phone, with fraudsters masquerading as a trusted authority.
17 August 2017
‘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.
The Democratic Education Network organized first study trip to Vietnam for Politics and International Relations students
10 July 2017
DEN, the Democratic Education Network, is a Department of Politics and International Relations (DPIR) initiative, supported by Quintin Hogg Trust which aims to develop Westminster students’ international experience.
04 July 2017
The University of Westminster’s Centre for the Study of Democracy is involved in organising a Citizens’ Assembly on Brexit that will take place over two weekends in September. Led by the Constitution Unit at University College London, the project team also includes the University of Southampton and the civil society organisations the Electoral Reform Society and Involve.
29 June 2017
The Youth Justice Network held its first conference entitled ‘Turning Research into Action: Knowledge Exchange between Young People, Academic Researchers & Practitioners’ which was held at the University of Westminster on 15 June.
University of Westminster offers two programmes for Westminster students to travel to Jordan and Hong Kong this September
22 June 2017
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.