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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.

On 13 October 2018 more than 1000 prospective students visited our University to discover more about what Westminster has to offer.

Forty-two successful projects aimed at improving student experience at the University of Westminster were funded the Quintin Hogg Trust (QHT) in the 2017-18 academic year.

Recipients of The Wates Foundation Scholarship had the opportunity to meet James Wates CBE, Chairman of The Wates Group and a previous Governor of the University of Westminster.

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.

Eva Magnisali, Research Associate from the School of Architecture and Cities, developed a Data-driven Robotic Carving project as part of the Architectural Robotics Theatre (A.R.T) research agenda.

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.

From 9-17 September, 15 students were given the incredible opportunity to experience life and enhance their employability skills in the capital of the United States of America – Washington DC.

Dr Sophie Triantaphillidou, Reader in the School of Computer Science & Engineering, has recently gained a substantial research contract with Huawei, China, the largest telecommunications equipment manufacturer in the world.

Released today, the Times Higher Education’s World University Rankings lists the world’s best universities and assesses their performance in a variety of areas including International Outlook.

On Monday 17 September, David Spencer, Lecturer at the Westminster School of Media and Communication and News Editor for talkSPORT, talkRADIO and Virgin Radio, gave a presentation at the conference on whether news bulletins should change after remaining the same for over fifty years.

Shahed Saleem’s book on the evolution of mosque architecture in Britain has been shortlisted for the RIBA President’s Awards for Research 2018 in the ‘History and Theory’ category.

From 20-23 September, two Westminster projects were displayed at the London Design Fair as part of ‘Design Research for Change’, showcasing 67 Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) funded Design research projects.

A group of recent graduates and alumni from the Fashion Design BA Honours course at the University of Westminster showed their collections for Spring and Summer 2019 at this year’s London Fashion Week.

Artist and University of Westminster Research Professor Clare Twomey presented ‘Producing Production’ on 8-9 September at Tate Modern.

Westminster’s Master of Architecture (MArch) (RIBA Pt II) alumna Ruth Pearn designed the concept for a bathhouse which would lessen period poverty and combat stigma around menstruation as her graduate project.

Former Westminster Vice-Chancellor and President Professor Geoffrey Petts, who passed away on Saturday 11 August, was the Society’s immediate past President and used to deliver the opening keynote address.

From 30 August-9 September, the programme provided 12 Westminster students with a life-changing experience in which they immersed themselves in Middle Eastern culture, joined by students from the University of Babylon in Iraq.

In early August, University of Westminster’s Biomedical Sciences Department signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Department of Biotechnology and Biochemistry at PSG College of Arts and Science (PSGCAS) in Coimbatore, India.

The event was held on 7-8 September at the Regent Street Campus in collaboration with Westminster’s Centre for Law, Society and Popular Culture.