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.
The University’s ‘What it Takes’ series kicked off on Tuesday 23 October with an event inviting alumna and business coach Sarah Bennett-Nash to discuss confidence-boosting strategies and how to create long-lasting behavioural change.
Venetia, a 2018 Documentary Photography and Photojournalism MA graduate, was commended for her ‘21st Century Bedouin’ and ‘Soo-Dhawoow’ series by BBC’s Nick Robinson and Isabel Hardman of The Spectator.
The first lecture took place on 18 October in the newly renamed Orla Gough Lecture Theatre, in memory of the late Professor Orla Gough, former Head of Department of Accounting, Finance and Governance at Westminster Business School.
The partnership, with mindset coaching business Unstoppable! in association with IHEART, an organisation specialising in educating young people about their inner resilience and wellbeing, will deliver a resilience programme to all first year law students in their first semester.
The University of Westminster’s Human Library Project, which took place on Wednesday 17 October, has enabled staff and students to take part in debates tackling prejudice as part of Black History Month.
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.