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

University of Westminster hosts memorial lecture to honour the late Professor Orla Gough

A lecture in memory of the late Professor Orla Gough was led by distinguished guest speakers Susanne Chishti and Devie Mohan in the Orla Gough Lecture Theatre at Westminster’s Marylebone Campus on 19 October. Read more

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