University of Westminster celebrates research benefitting from Professor Geoffrey Petts Memorial Fund

On 26 September the University of Westminster celebrated the research carried out thanks to a £40,000 donation to the Professor Geoffrey Petts Memorial Fund. Special guest Professor Judith Petts CBE, who provided the generous pledge in 2020 in memory of her late husband, the former Westminster Vice-Chancellor and President Professor Geoffrey Petts, had a chance to meet with the recipients at the University’s Little Titchfield Street site. Read more

Sir Simon Milton Foundation awards £30,000 to support 15 University of Westminster final-year care leaver undergraduates

As part of the University of Westminster’s commitment to supporting its most vulnerable students, the Sir Simon Milton Foundation has generously awarded the University £30,000 over three years to fund Sir Simon Milton Care Leaver Bursaries for 15 final-year care leaver undergraduates. Read more

Soho Poly Theatre receives £50,000 grant from Westminster City Council

The iconic and historically important venue, located in the basement of the University of Westminster’s Riding House Street building, is poised to be returned to its former glory following a generous £50,000 grant by Westminster City Council. Read more

University receives significant Garfield Weston Foundation donation to support Soho Poly

The University of Westminster was delighted to be granted a donation of £40,000 from the Garfield Weston Foundation in July towards the revival of the Soho Poly performing arts space capital restoration. Read more

Graham Shapiro appointed as Visiting Professor at University of Westminster

Graham Shapiro, award-winning British inventor, designer, and digital entrepreneur, will join the University of Westminster as a Visiting Professor. Read more

Academically excellent female Computer Science and Engineering students recognised with Concentrix Catalyst Award

15 female Computer Science and Engineering students from the University of Westminster have been recognised with the Concentrix Catalyst Award after graduating with a First Class degree. Read more

University of Westminster partners with Sony Interactive Entertainment to inspire future generation of gaming students

The University of Westminster has partnered with Sony Interactive Entertainment (SIE) to deliver a Games Design Club series for school and college students to inspire more students from Black and Minority Ethnic backgrounds to enter the gaming sector in their future careers. Read more

School of Computer Science and Engineering students awarded prizes from Netcompany at degree show

The School of Computer Science and Engineering hosted an end of year event to showcase and celebrate the hard work of final year undergraduate students on 29 June 2022. Read more

University receives generous Shaftesbury donation to support Soho Poly

Shaftesbury plc, a British real estate investment trust committed to developments in London’s West End, has become the most recent donor to the University’s Soho Poly renovation project, enabling the initial phase of the building work to commence later this year. Shaftesbury has committed £10,000 to allow the iconic Fitzrovian “fringe” performing arts and music venue to be redeveloped to provide increased accessibility to all, as well as modernising the site for future diverse arts talent. Read more

Architecture students awarded prizes as part of OPEN 2022

Architecture students at the University of Westminster have been awarded more than £15,000 in prizes in prizes as part of OPEN 2022 in the Student Architecture Awards ceremony which celebrates the work they created throughout their courses. Read more

Westminster announces Big Idea Competition 2022 winners

Student and graduate finalists competed with live pitches at Westminster’s Big Idea Competition final and were awarded prizes from a £24,000 fund. Read more

AForce donates total of 600sqft of leather to Westminster Fashion students

Manufacturing company AForce has announced to donate a total of 600sqft of leather to Westminster Fashion students over the next six months, which holds a total value of £3000. Read more

University of Westminster hosts celebratory event for Quintin Hogg Trust

The University of Westminster hosted an exhibition-style event to showcase the impact of Quintin Hogg Trust-funded projects over recent years on Tuesday 17 May 2022. Read more

New Genome Engineering Laboratory internships introduced through generous alumnus donation

Westminster’s Genome Engineering Laboratory is pleased to announce the launch of a new funded Research Internship Programme thanks to a generous donation from Westminster alumnus Raj Sitlani. Read more

Closing the gap in gaming and tech

Sony Interactive Entertainment (SIE) and the University of Westminster are working in partnership to create greater diversity within the gaming, tech and entertainment industries. Read more

An ambition to empower

The 125 Fund gives Westminster students the unique opportunity to upskill, or develop a project or business alongside their studies. Now in its seventh year, the Fund continues to make a global, social impact. Read more

Alumna & 125 Fund Recipient Gisela Torres announced as a winner of the Peckham 24 Photography Festival’s Open Call competition

Gisela Torres, who graduated from the Photography Arts MA course in 2020, has been selected as one of the winners of the Peckham 24 Photography Festival’s Open Call competition. Read more

University of Westminster appoints acclaimed businessman Tej Lalvani as Visiting Professor

Tej Lalvani, CEO of Vitabiotics and investor on the popular BBC programme Dragon’s Den, will join the University of Westminster as a Visiting Professor at Westminster Business School. Read more

Westminster alumnus Rehan Latif sets up bursary to support Westminster Business School students

Rehan Latif, who graduated from Westminster Business School in 2002, has set up the Latif Family Bursary to support Westminster students during their studies. Read more

University of Westminster hosts open house event to celebrate 50th anniversary of the Soho Poly performing arts space

The University of Westminster’s performing arts space the Soho Poly welcomed the local community on Tuesday 29 March to mark its 50th anniversary. Read more

University of Westminster hosts first Saturday Skills Club supported by Sony Interactive Entertainment

The University of Westminster hosted its first Saturday Skills Club on Friday 26 February supported by Sony Interactive Entertainment (SIE). Read more

Jon Ronson and Emmy the Great launch fundraising event series for the Soho Poly performing arts space

The University of Westminster welcomed a plethora of esteemed guests through the doors of its historical Soho Poly theatre on Riding House Street as part of its fundraising efforts to restore the theatre to its former glory, with performances from bestselling author Jon Ronson and musician Emmy the Great. Read more

International Women’s Day: How the Soho Poly championed pioneering women in theatre

The Soho Poly, one of London’s most important post-war alternative theatre venues and home of the Soho Theatre for almost 20 years, was based in Westminster’s Little Titchfield Street building. To mark International Women’s Day, we take a look back at the theatre’s history and the pioneering women that the theatre hosted. Read more

Aziz Foundation opens scholarship applications at the University of Westminster for British Muslim students

The Aziz Foundation is now accepting Master’s scholarship applications in six subject areas for 2022/23 at the University of Westminster. Read more