Westminster celebrates and supports innovation at Smart Cities Challenge final

The University of Westminster has hosted the final of Netcompany’s Smart Cities Challenge, which saw Year 8 students from schools across London compete to create the best city of the future. Read more

Interview: Alumna and entrepreneur Shauna Thacker from first in family to attend university to Ken Subraj Award winner

Shauna Thacker has just completed her final year studying Business Management (Entrepreneurship) BA Honours at the University of Westminster. Along with gaining a degree this year, she is one of a select number of students who have won the Ken Subraj Award which is awarded by Regent Street Polytechnic alumnus Ken Subraj to final year students to recognise outstanding achievements and excellence in the fields of innovation, enterprise, real estate development and international success. Read more

Westminster alumna & Ignite Fund recipient wins store space in London for brand TRU SKN

University of Westminster Business Management (Entrepreneurship) BA Honours alumna Elizabeth Ola has won the SoapBox X Landsec Competition, winning a rent-free London store space of her choice for a month, giving her cosmetic company TRU SKN a home. Read more

Computer Science and Engineering students awarded prizes from Netcompany at end of year celebration

The hard work and talent of final-year undergraduate Computer Science and Engineering students have been recognised at an end-of-year celebration on 26 June 2024, where Netcompany gave out several awards. Read more

Architecture students awarded prizes for design, creativity and innovation as part of OPEN 2024

Architecture students at the University of Westminster have been awarded more than £15,000 in prizes as part of OPEN 2024 in the Student Architecture Awards ceremony which celebrated work created throughout their time at Westminster. Read more

Fashion alumnus Stuart Vevers and Westminster donor Judith Petts receive awards at King Charles III’s Birthday Honours

Fashion alumnus Stuart Vevers and University donor Judith Petts stood in front of King Charles III on 15 June to accept their awards at his 2024 Birthday Honours ceremony. Read more

University of Westminster celebrates this academic year’s Quintin Hogg Trust-funded projects as further £5.9m announced

The third annual Quintin Hogg Trust (QHT) Celebratory Event was held at the University of Westminster’s Cavendish Campus on 12 June, as a further QHT grant worth £5.9m was announced recently for university initiatives for the 2024-25 academic year. Read more

Westminster students receive Latif Family Bursary

Nine students from the University of Westminster have received the Latif Family Bursary to help support them throughout their studies and relieve financial pressures. Read more

The Ignite Fund awards nearly £70,000 to over 100 Westminster students

The Ignite Fund grant has awarded almost £70,000 to 122 students studying at the University of Westminster to support their personal and professional development and help bring their ideas and projects to life. Read more

Westminster alumna becomes UN consultant thanks to University partnership with UN Migration Agency

A partnership between the University of Westminster and the International Organization for Migration (IOM), also known as the UN Migration Agency, has led to an International Relations and Development alumna to be offered a full-time consultancy position at the organisation after successfully completing an internship. Read more

Westminster receives generous support from Ernest Hecht Charitable Foundation for Matinée Classics at Regent Street Cinema

The Ernest Hecht Charitable Foundation recently awarded a grant of £12,300 towards Westminster’s weekly Monday Classic Matinée event, helping to further secure the programme’s running costs for this year. Read more

Westminster students take their research projects to the Next Level

Thanks to headline sponsorship by PA Consulting Ltd of Westminster's Next Level programme, between 26 February and 1 March Westminster students took part in a series of on-campus workshops that helped them develop primary research skills and understand how their projects can benefit a selected consumer, customer or audience. Read more

Westminster relaunches Self-Leadership Programme for student entrepreneurs with training on mental health

The University of Westminster welcomed this year’s Self-Leadership Programme participants to an informative event on how the initiative will help grow their businesses and guide them on how to build a productive work life balance to enhance their wellbeing and achieve their goals. Read more

Westminster celebrates wide range of scholarships available to tackle inequalities

On 22 February, the University of Westminster hosted an in-person Scholarship Celebration Event that honoured and recognised the achievements of the University’s scholars and the generosity of their dedicated funders. Read more

Aziz Foundation Scholarship at Westminster “opens doors to opportunities,” says recipient

With applications now open to apply for the 2024 Aziz Foundation Scholarship, former Scholarship recipient Jameela Yasmin tells us about her University experience. Read more

Students raise £90,000 for Ignite Fund during annual telephone campaign

University of Westminster’s alumni community has raised £90,000 for the Ignite Fund during annual telephone campaign, doubling the amount raised during last year’s campaign. Read more

Netcompany selects Westminster student as new Postgraduate Scholar for 2023/24 academic year

Danish IT and business consultancy company Netcompany has awarded a scholarship worth £10,000 to Westminster student Marta Unterschute to undertake Software Engineering (Conversion) MSc course as part of its aim to support women in the field of software engineering. Read more

University of Westminster awards scholarships to Landsec Scholars

Westminster has awarded grants totalling £40,000 to two Real Estate students who make up the first cohort of Landsec Scholars at the University. Read more

Whiteley Community Foundation awards second annual scholarship to Laurita Kunickaite

Laurita Kunickaite, a second-year student on the Data Science and Analytics BSc Honours course, is the second recipient of the Whiteley Community Foundation Scholarship. Read more

Supported PhD students share how they benefited from Geoffrey Petts Research Fund at roundtable

Earlier last month, The University of Westminster held another Geoffrey Petts Memorial Research Fund roundtable event, where four recipients were given the opportunity to explain to donor Professor Judith Petts what their PhD research projects sought to uncover, the experiences they had on fieldwork and their outcomes. Read more

Westminster students intern at United Nations Migration Agency offices around the world

A second cohort of Westminster students have undertaken long-term internships at the United Nations Migration Agency offices in Europe, Asia and Africa. Read more

University of Westminster alumnus funds PhD studentship on water bio-desalination

University of Westminster alumnus and long-term benefactor Trevor Yang has funded a PhD studentship in the School of Life Sciences in relation to water bio-desalination. Read more

Santander Universities UK confirms continued support to University of Westminster employability initiatives

During a visit to the University, Santander Universities UK has confirmed a commitment of £150,000 in funding over three years to support Westminster initiatives that are enhancing students’ employability and entrepreneurship. Read more