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On Thursday 7 March, University of Westminster participated in University Mental Health Day, the annual awareness day which brings together the higher education community to make mental health a national priority.

Khadija Abdelhamid, a Business Management (Entrepreneurship) BA graduate, recently won the National Mentee of the Year award at the National Mentoring Awards for her progress as a mentee whilst studying at Westminster, when she developed her business Speak Dreams.

Students from the Interactive Media Practice MA course had the opportunity to get a special Digital Employability Workshop training articulating and assisting them with how to go from classroom to workplace in the Digital sector.

On Wednesday 6 March, Professor Catherine Loveday, Neuropsychologist at the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, gave a talk on the importance of human memory, relating to her own journey and research.

Organised by Smoke Radio, the University of Westminster’s award-winning student radio station, the panel aimed to celebrate the progress women are making in a male dominated field and to be a space for panellists to share their experience in media.

A PhD graduate from the School of Computer Science and Engineering (CSE), Dr Mohsen Mesgarpour was runner up for the Operational Research (OR) Society PhD Prize, for the "Most Distinguished Body of Research leading to the Award of a Doctorate in the field of OR".

Jamie Rasheed-Horsburgh, Investment and Risk Finance MSc graduate, was included in the top five UK postgraduate entries for his 5,000-word essay on a topic advanced by CISI.

The new award aims to inspire creative, innovative and entrepreneurially-minded students at LAS to develop their business ideas. Ideas can be in any field or discipline, with social impact business ideas particularly encouraged.

Mujde Esin, Founder of KizCode, a social enterprise aimed at promoting coding and various tech skills to girls and young women in underprivileged and migrant communities in Turkey and London, has won the ‘International Inspiration Award’ in the 2019 FDM Everywoman in Technology Awards.

Joseph Calabro, second year BSc Computer Games Development student will have his game, named ‘Octonaut - 星のタコ’, published on Steam in April.

On 28 February, a small group of students were introduced to the fragments of LGTBQ+ history that can be found in the University of Westminster Archive, which collects, preserves, and provides access to records created by staff and students of the University and its predecessors.

The event also launched the first University Barclays Lawtech Eagle Labs Incubator aimed at bridging the gap between LawTech start-ups and law firms.

Following an exciting and closely fought application process, the shortlisted applicants and winners of the Viral Idea Prizes for the inaugural Westminster Big Idea Competition have been announced.

MSc Business Psychology student, Mashaael Alsowelim, has been named as an overall winner for the Association for Business Psychology (ABP) Award for Best Dissertation 2018.

On Tuesday 26 February, the Department of Psychology hosted Psych4Schools for the third consecutive year, attended by sixth form school students to learn more about the field of psychology and what it has to offer as a career path.

The University’s employability strategy has been shortlisted in the Best University Employability Strategy category, sponsored by the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA).

From 22-24 February, Westminster hosted ‘National Student Pride 2019: More Pride, Less Prejudice’ at the Marylebone Campus in celebration of the global LGBT+ student community and marking the end of LGBT History Month.

The Colleges of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Design, Creative and Digital Industries and Westminster Business School held award ceremonies to celebrate and recognise student excellence.

The event, part of the ‘What it takes’ series, took place on Tuesday 19 February at the Little Titchfield Street campus and hosted a panel of Westminster alumni who shared their advice on launching and developing online brands and apps.

Nina Monckton, a Statistical Applications in Business and Government MSc graduate who is now Chief Insight Officer for the NHS Business Services Authority, was commended for implementing a data analytics lab and cloud analytics project in an award ceremony on 31 January.

Students from the Film and Animation BA Honours courses have walked away with wins in the Best Drama and Best Sound categories, while Television Production students were nominated in the Factual category at this year’s Royal Television Society Student Awards which took place on Wednesday 6 February.

The Yoga in Healthcare Conference brought together leaders and pioneers in yoga, healthcare and health policy to identify a road map to integrating yoga into prescribed healthcare and share best practice.

For the second year running, final year students from the BA Fashion Design course showed on schedule at London Fashion Week.

Westminster LLB Law alumna Anna-Maria Kountouri, who graduated in 2010, has been announced by the British Council as a finalist in Greece for the Social Impact Award following her extensive legal work to support unaccompanied refugee children.

Sally-Anne Gross, Principal Lecturer in Music Business Management and Course Leader in MA Music Business, contributed to a new Fabian Society Policy Report on Minds at Work.

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