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Two full-time University of Westminster PhD Studentships are available to candidates with Home fee status starting in January 2017, running full-time for four years, with £16,000 annual stipend plus fee waiver. The closing date for applications is 5pm on Friday 26 August 2016.

The annual University of Westminster Staff Appreciation Awards took place at all four of the University’s campuses and faculties to celebrate contributions made by academics and staff who have made a great impact on the student experience this academic year.

On Friday 17 June, a one-day symposium, 'Sexual Violence Against Women: Voice and Representation', took place at the St Pancras Room, Kings Place, London.

How have cities been imagined, designed, and built along with the progress of science and technology? How have technologies been imagined, developed, and utilised in the construction of new cities?

Loraine Leeson will be speaking at Four Corners: 40 years of film in East London at the Whitechapel Gallery.

A new partnership has been established between the fact-checking organisation Africa Check (, the University of Westminster’s Institute for Advanced Studies (, and the Africa Media Centre (

A new report entitled ‘Policy Solutions and International Perspectives on the Funding of Public Service Media Content for Children’ has been released by Professor Jeanette Steemers and Feryal Awan from the University of Westminster.

Submissions of abstracts for presentations are now invited for the Dresden Nexus Conference 2017, hosted by UNU-Flores.

The Centre for the Study of Democracy in the Department of Politics and International Relations welcomed a new theme of gender and sexuality research to the centre by hosting a workshop for staff and postgraduate research students from across the university working in this area.

On Wednesday 11 May 2016, Westminster Business School held its Annual Doctoral Colloquium. The gathering is part of the research training programme and provides students with an opportunity to develop both academic and practical research skills.

A doctoral thesis produced by Rob Cowley as part of the International Eco-Cities Initiative has become available online via EThOS.

A symposium hosted by the Centre for Urban Infrastructure discussed the latest research on cities in the UK, China and elsewhere to understand what it tells us about achieving sustainability in urban areas, and how this links to the wellbeing of individuals and communities.

Professor Marco Roscini, from the Westminster Law School, has been awarded a €53,900 grant to fund a research project into foreign intervention in civil wars.

The University of Westminster will host a symposium called ‘Media Engagement: Connecting Production, Texts and Audiences’ on Wednesday 4 May 2016.

The final two events in what has been a very full Theory Meets Practice series took place in March.

The China Media Centre has hosted the International Conference on China and the Changing Geopolitics of Global Communication.

Professor Simon Joss, from the Department of Politics and International Relations, is among the top five authors in the award-winning International Encyclopedia of the Social and Behavioural Sciences.

A multi-generational group of artists, art historians and cultural workers will be exploring the ‘political turn’ in British Conceptual art, including its concentration on feminist concerns. The event, which fuses conversation and performance, will raise the questions: How have pioneering conceptualists influenced younger generations of artists? Can we conceive of...

The Department of Politics and International Relations at the University of Westminster is pleased to host the first event of the recently founded New Perspectives Series.

"Do optimists plan for retirement? A behavioural explanation for non-participation in pension schemes" is a collaborative research article released in connection with the Pensions Research Network.

We're delighted to announce that Archive Services at the University of Westminster has launched a fascinating new blog to explore the images and slogans in the posters of the China Poster Collection, which is stored under their care at Little Titchfield Street.

A new research institute set to foster interdisciplinary and independent critical thinking has been founded by the University of Westminster.

The workshop "Indigeneity and the Promise of Inclusion" was held on 12 February 2016 at the University of Westminster.

The University of Westminster is delighted to have been given the prestigious European Commission HR Excellence in Research Award.