From Thursday 22 October, the Digital and Interactive Storytelling LAB (disLAB) at the University of Westminster hosted a Hack Week, bringing together multiple agencies to help students solve real life issues as the next generation of storytellers.
Westminster PhD Astrobiology student Mara Leite recently had her photography work recognised in ‘SPECTACLE’, a photo collection published by the National Geographic to celebrate rare and astonishing photographs from around the world.
The event, ‘China’s International Relations and Economic Strategies: Perceptions of the UK and China’, is one of the sessions of the CMC organised three-week briefing on UK politics and media for senior officials.
The University of Westminster International Genetically Engineered Machine (iGEM) team has just been awarded a silver medal in Boston, USA, for their project looking at polystyrene waste and synthetic biology solutions.
‘The Leader’s List’, a multimedia exhibition featuring leading UK BAME figures in television was launched last year at the University of Westminster and aligned with the Mayor’s ‘Behind Every Great City’ #BEGC campaign.
Titled ‘Mind the Gap’, the panel discussed the ongoing attainment division in Higher Education among BME (Black and Minority Ethnic) students and the initiatives that need to be taken to ensure fairer education outcomes for them.
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.