Smoke Radio, the student radio station run by University of Westminster Students’ Union (UWSU) has had a truly remarkable year, winning three awards at the annual Student Radio Awards, supported by BBC Radio 1 and Global. Smoke Radio won both the gold and silver award for ‘Best Interview’ for their interviews with bands ‘Alt-J’ and ‘Glass Animals’ respectively and a silver award for ‘Best Entertainment’ for their Thursday Breakfast show.
Gabriel Green, co-presenter of the Thursday Breakfast Show, said: "It was such a great feeling - we work hard to make the show, so for that to be recognised by industry experts felt brilliant.”
9. Two Westminster alumni made the Financial Times LGBT list
Gerry Stone, who graduated from the University of Westminster in 1994, has been named one of the most globally-renowned business leaders and active supporters of LGBT rights for the second year running. He is joined on the Financial Times LGBT list by Fashion Design alumnus Christopher Bailey, who is the outgoing Designer and Chief Creative Officer at Burberry.
The annual list is collated by the Financial Times and OUTstanding, who select nominees based on the seniority and influence of their role, their business achievements and impact on LGBT inclusion within the workplace and externally. The recognised leaders, also called Role Models, have all been actively working to create an environment that enables LGBT people to comfortably bring their best professional selves to work.
10. Alumnus Hussain Manawer set world record for largest mental health lesson backed by royal family