University of Westminster celebrates launch of The Ignite Fund to unleash students’ potential

For the first time since 2019, students, colleagues, supporters and the wider Westminster community were able to come together and celebrate the launch of The Ignite Fund on 24 May 2023 at Chiltern Hall. Read more

Richard Antwi Scholarship opens for sixth round with additional funding to further support BAME students

The Richard Antwi Scholarship for the University of Westminster’s Music Business Management MA course has opened applications for its sixth round. The Scholarship champions Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) aspiring music business professionals, and includes a new initiative, titled London Living Wage Stipend. Read more

University of Westminster celebrates this academic year’s Quintin Hogg Trust-funded projects as further £5.5m funding announced

The second annual Quintin Hogg Trust (QHT) Celebratory Event was held at the University of Westminster’s Cavendish Campus on 10 May, as further QHT grant worth £5.5m was announced recently for University initiatives for the 2023-24 academic year. Read more

Planning permission granted to University of Westminster to develop the UK’s most inclusive centre for employability and enterprise

Planning permission has now been granted enabling the University of Westminster to refurbish and extend their 29 Marylebone Road site to create a new hub for enterprise and industry in the heart of London. Read more

University’s WeNetwork launch business support programme for Westminster graduate entrepreneurs

WeNetwork, the University of Westminster Enterprise & Entrepreneurship Hub, is launching for the first time Elevate, a business support programme designed to support graduate-founded businesses to be on a pathway to growth. After a rigorous selection process, the new programme is pleased to welcome its inaugural group of ten talented and driven entrepreneurs. Read more

Westminster students selected for 2023 internships with United Nations in Asia, Africa and Europe

A new cohort of Westminster students have been selected into the internship programme with the United Nations’ International Organisation for Migration (IOM) through its special partnership with the University. The students are due to be stationed across Asia, Africa and Europe. Read more

University of Westminster renews Dr Maud Tyler Final Year Care Leaver Scholarship for a further three years

Following a generous donation of £36,000 from the family of Dr Maud Tyler, the Dr Maud Tyler Final Year Care Leaver Scholarship has now been extended to provide maintenance grants to six deserving care leavers entering their final academic year in September 2023, 2024 and 2025. Read more

Almost £60,000 of funding awarded to students thanks to the Ignite Fund

The University of Westminster’s Ignite Fund has awarded almost £60,000 of funding to 170 students. Formerly The 125 Fund, it is a matched funding opportunity which gives all students at the University the opportunity to apply for up to £1,500 in funding for projects and activities which enhance their employability and professional development. Read more

Westminster celebrates inclusive theatre with gala film screening of Sus at Regent Street Cinema

A screening of Sus and an audience with lead actor and Deputy Artistic Director of the National Theatre Clint Dyer was held at Westminster’s iconic Regent Street Cinema to celebrate the launch of the National Lottery Heritage Fund-sponsored project Soho Poly: Inspiring Future Generations on 7 March 2023. Read more

Westminster Business Marketing student shares her experience on the Whiteley Scholarship

Walaa Kalam, a student on the Business Management (Marketing) BA course and recipient of the Whiteley Scholarship, has shared her journey and experience as a scholar in an interview with Whiteley Magazine. Read more

Redevelopment works underway at historic Soho Poly theatre to put community and inclusivity centre stage

The final stage of the Soho Poly’s two-year long regeneration is now underway, putting community, accessibility and inclusivity at the heart of the University of Westminster’s Riding House Street venue. Read more

Graham Shapiro Foundation pledges substantial financial support to Westminster’s Self-Leadership Entrepreneurship Programme

The Graham Shapiro Foundation, led by Visiting Professor Graham Shapiro, has announced pivotal funding to help launch the University of Westminster’s Self-Leadership Programme for Student Entrepreneurs. Read more

Shaftesbury PLC renews Westminster scholarship sponsorship until 2026

Shaftesbury has announced an extension to its scholarship sponsorship scheme for students on the Real Estate BSc Honours course at Westminster. Read more

Westminster alumni enjoy success at Santander X UK Awards 2022

WeNetwork, the University’s entrepreneurial network, were proud to have two candidates representing Westminster at the Santander X UK Awards 2022 in November. Read more

Westminster’s Global Experience Bursary supports more students to take part in international experiences

In the first year of the Global Experience Bursary, the Student Mobility Team has awarded a total of £88,611.65 to 62 students, increasing the students’ participation in short term mobility by 68%. Read more

Aziz Foundation Scholarship applications now open at Westminster for British Muslim students

The Aziz Foundation is now accepting scholarships from exceptional students from British Muslim backgrounds looking to progress onto postgraduate study in Media & Journalism, Policy and Law. Read more

Almost £50,000 raised during the annual telephone campaign to support students at Westminster

Thanks to the generous support from the University of Westminster’s alumni community, the annual telephone campaign - which was fundraising to support students at Westminster through both The 125 Fund and Hardship Fund - has raised almost £50,000. Read more

Office for Students grants £5.8m for University of Westminster towards employability spaces at 29 Marylebone Road

The University of Westminster has successfully secured a £5.8m grant from the Higher Education regulator Office for Students (OfS) to build innovative training spaces at 29 Marylebone Road, London. Read more

Westminster alumna Noreen Whyte launches Ava Whyte Scholarship to support female students at Westminster Business School

Noreen Whyte, alumna of the Westminster Business School, has launched the Ava Whyte Scholarship for female students at the School facing financial difficulties during their studies. Read more

Two Westminster start-ups have been selected for the Santander X UK Awards 2022 programme

Two start-ups supported by the University of Westminster have been selected for the Santander X UK Awards 2022 programme. ARC-TEC will be competing in the Launch category for new businesses, and Legal Utopia will represent the University in the Accelerate category for growing businesses. Read more

Aziz Foundation Scholar takes up studies at University of Westminster

Tanzilla Azad, a Law graduate from the University of York, has been awarded a Master’s scholarship by the Aziz Foundation to begin her postgraduate studies at the University of Westminster. Read more

Hong Anh Medical Campus Scholarship programme for Vietnamese students at Westminster welcomed its first scholar

Dustin Đức P, from the Integrative Health and Wellbeing with Professional Experience MSc course, is the first recipient of the Hong Anh Medical Campus Scholarship for Vietnamese students at the University of Westminster. The programme, in cooperation with the Hong Anh Medical Campus (HAMC) of Vietnam, provides scholarships for medical and health professionals in Vietnam to study in London. Read more

Level-Playing Field scholarship recipients celebrate first birthday of Sony Interactive Entertainment partnership

A special event to celebrate the first year of the University of Westminster’s corporate partnership with Sony Interactive Entertainment (SIE) took place at the University’s Marylebone Campus. Read more

‘First-of-a-kind’ alumnus funded research internships celebrated

University of Westminster staff and students met with alumnus Raj Sitlani to celebrate his generous donation which has created new internships in the Genome Engineering Laboratory. Read more