University of Westminster celebrates inclusion, creativity and community hosting the Soho Poly Summer Festival

Following the restoration of the University’s iconic London Fringe theatre, the Soho Poly has reopened its doors to the public for the Soho Poly Summer Festival which took place between 16-24 June. Read more

Cognizant Outreach invites Westminster students to Silverstone for Aston Martin Formula 1 careers insight day

Cognizant Outreach invited a group of 13 Westminster students and colleagues to the brand new Aston Martin’s F1 campus for the annual Make a Mark Day on 6 July, an inclusive careers insight day, focused on demystifying tech careers and helping break down barriers for students from underrepresented backgrounds. Read more

Westminster Computer Science and Engineering students receive top prizes from industry leaders at project showcase

The School of Computer Science and Engineering held an undergraduate project showcase on 28 June 2023 in collaboration with international IT company Netcompany. During the event, ten students from across the School presented their final year projects to the panel of six IT industry professionals from the company, including technical managers, senior consultants and developers. Read more

Westminster Working Cultures UK supports students from disadvantaged backgrounds as part of their June programme

In June, Westminster Working Cultures (WWC) UK partnered with Santander Universities UK to offer undergraduate students the unique opportunity of hearing from a diverse range of inspiring alumni speakers and partner organisations and being guided by them in their journey to become work-ready, confident and successful graduates. Read more

Almost 100 Westminster students take international trips through Westminster Working Cultures in April and June

This April and June, 92 Westminster undergraduate students across five trips had the chance to explore the professional environment of Singapore and cities in Europe as part of the Westminster Working Cultures (WWC) International programme. Read more

Westminster Working Cultures UK wins Circle of Excellence Award from the Council for Advancement and Support of Education

In June 2023, Westminster Working Cultures (WWC) UK was awarded the Gold award in the category of Alumni Relations Pivot in this year’s Council for Advancement and Support of Education’s (CASE) Circle of Excellence Awards for activity delivered in 2022. Read more

Westminster alumnus Aram Tufan named as one of the UK’s top entrepreneurs

Business Management BA Honours graduate Aram Tufan has been shortlisted for the Early Stage Stand Outs category of the Great British Entrepreneur Awards. Read more

University of Westminster launches Self-Leadership Programme for Student Entrepreneurs

Westminster hosted the launch of its new Self-Leadership Programme for Student Entrepreneurs supported by the Graham Shapiro Foundation on 13 June 2023. Read more

University of Westminster Business student opens Oxford Street pop-up shop of TRU SKN cosmetic brand

Elizabeth Ola, student of the Business Management (Entrepreneurship) BA course, and Founder of TRU SKN cosmetic brand, ran her pop-up shop on Oxford Street for two days in May. She was one of ten entrepreneurs chosen through the Small Business Goes Big competition from all over the UK, to feature their businesses on Europe's busiest shopping street. Read more

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