Trip to BRE Innovation Park

The trip to the BRE Innovation Park Watford on 5th April 2017 is open to all Architecture and Built Environment students and staff members.

Students to purchase through the Students Union Link: http://uwsu.com/event/trip-bre-innovation-park/

(Staff members please purchase your tickets from Daniel Scroggins).

The Park started life as a small-scale demonstration of modern-methods-of-construction (MMC) and quickly developed in a facility rich in innovation, it has 12 full-scale demonstration buildings which ABE students will find extremely helpful to their studies and coursework.

Purchase your £5 ticket now which includes a return coach journey to Watford and entry into the Park.

Itinerary:

Trip Date: 5th April 2017 Coach pick up @ 11 am in front of Madame Tussauds.  Journey time approx. 1 hour & 30 mins

Tour commences @ 1.30pm Lasting approx. 2 hours & 30 mins

Coach to leave between 4.30 pm – 5 pm back to Marylebone campus

Library staffed services closing at 5pm today

Dear students,

please note that library staffed services will close at 5pm today due to staff sickness.

The library will continue to be open 24/7 with security cover.
Kind regards

ABE Registry

 

 

RIBA Newsletter

 



RIBA Norman Foster Travelling Scholarship 2017 now launched!

RIBA and CAA-validated schools of architecture around the world are invited to nominate one student each for the 2017 RIBA Norman Foster Travelling Scholarship. The winner will receive £7,000 to travel anywhere in the world to research the future of cities and communities.

  RIBA President’s Debates:
Robots are Tomorrow’s Architects

The second debate in the series takes place on 28 February and proposes the motion Robots are Tomorrow’s Architects, inviting speakers to argue both sides of this 21st century issue about the future of architecture.

The event is free of charge but a suggested donation of £5 for the RIBA Student Hardship Fund is encouraged. Book your place online.

FREE tickets to see Amanda Levete at the Royal Festival Hall

The RIBA and the Hayward Gallery are giving 25 architecture students free tickets to an exclusive event with architect Amanda Levete, who will discuss the challenges and opportunities of museum design. The event is by invitation only and takes place at the Royal Festival Hall on 2 March at 6.30pm. To enter the draw, email us by midday on 1 March with ‘FREE TALK’ in the subject line and your name in the message.

Interested in Studying in Denmark?

The Anglo-Danish Society is now welcoming applications for their postgraduate scholarships, which are open to architecture students and graduates. Find out how to apply and read what past recipients had to say on the society’s website. Deadline is 1 March.

 

 

  Mies van der Rohe + James Stirling: Circling the Square

The upcoming RIBA exhibition, opening 8 March, examines two architectural schemes proposed for the same site in the City of London. Commissioned by architectural patron Lord Peter Palumbo, Mies van der Rohe’s unrealised Mansion House Square project is explored alongside its built successor, James Stirling, Michael Wilford & Associates’ Number One Poultry. The exhibition is accompanied by a programme of talks, curator tours, film screenings, courses and workshops.

  RIBA President’s Medals: Student talent goes on tour

We are delighted that, with the support of the RIBA Gulf Chapter, the 2016 President’s Medals exhibition is now touring throughout the United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia. Our first hosting partner was the Dar Al Hekma University, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, with many more to follow.

Don’t forget, you can still catch the specially extended exhibition in London until 29 March.

  Calling all Curators!

The RIBA is looking to appoint a part-time, fixed-term Curator (Exhibitions) to research, plan and manage all stages of exhibitions for the Architecture Gallery at 66 Portland Place.

The role contributes ideas to the RIBA’s artistic programme and will work across departments to plan and deliver a new commission to open in Autumn 2017.

  Brexit: What Do UK Architects Really Think?

The RIBA has published the most comprehensive post-referendum survey of architects this month, providing an insight into the major concerns and opportunities from architects across the industry.

Check out the report and the RIBA’s Brexit recommendations.

  Don’t Miss: 2017 Royal Gold Medal Student Crit

Didn’t get the chance to attend the 2017 Royal Gold Medal Student Crit? You can now watch it online via our YouTube channel.

Find out how 2017 Royal Gold Medallist and internationally acclaimed Brazilian architect Paulo Mendes da Rocha responded to the work of the RIBA President’s Medals winners.

  Looking to start or develop your own practice? The RIBA Incubator can help

Managed by RIBA London, the RIBA Incubator is a new workspace in Central London, with a business development programme aimed at supporting emerging architecture practices. Members of the Incubator benefit from subsidised office space and workshops, networking opportunities and a programme of support form the RIBA to help grow business.

  Architecture: Where it’s at

Discover what our cultural partners have in store, with new events programmed at the Architecture Foundation and Royal Academy.


Calling all level 4 and level 5 students – Come to a focus group session about your student experience and earn £20!

Contribute to research and earn £20!

 

Researchers in the university will be holding the final focus group sessions for Faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment students. If you want to improve your course and help academics understand what change is needed, then sign up for the group. 

The session for level 5 students will be held on Tuesday 7th March (1-2pm).

The session for level 4 students will be held on Monday 13th March (1-2pm).

 

There is a £20 voucher reward which you will receive on the day (this time we won’t be offering lunch). Contact Charlotte (Research Administrator) to secure your place: behzadch@westminster.ac.uk, please only accept if you really intend to come, and include your faculty/ year level.

 

 

Faculty allocations for July ceremonies confirmed

Dear Students,

the faculty allocations for summer ceremonies have now been confirmed. The University website is currently being updated but this information can now be released to staff and potential graduates.

As in previous years all ceremonies will take place at the Royal Festival Hall.

 

Monday 10th July

10am – MAD

12.30pm – MAD

3pm – FST

 

Tuesday 11th July

10am – WBS

12.30pm – WBS

3pm – ABE

 

Wednesday 12th July

10.30am – SSH

2pm – SSH

 

Student invites will be sent out on Thursday 12th April.

 

 

 

BREAK THE GLASS – Gender equality event with Westminster Alumni

To mark International Women’s Week, the Alumni Relations team is holding a gender equality event called Break the Glass. This event is an opportunity to take part in different activities and discussions around gender equality with Westminster alumni. We’ll be exploring the gender equality issues we face in modern society and how you can combat them.

 

One of the alumni leading activities is Suzanne Bamgboye, Project Quantity Surveyor at Galliford Try (Quantity Surveying BSc 2012). Sue was shortlisted for the category ‘Best Woman Quantity Surveyor’ in the European Women in Construction & Engineering Awards in 2016.

 

Date: 7 March 2017
Time: 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Location: Fyvie Hall, Regent Campus, 309 Regent Street, London W1B 2HW

 

Please note: This event is free and is open to students and alumni of all genders, but you must register in advance to attend.

 

There will be time for the audience to ask alumni questions during the activities and discussions, and more informally during the drinks reception afterwards.

 

Please visit the event page for more information and to secure your place.

 

The Great Start Project 2017 – FANS Recruitment Open!

Become a Friend of Arriving New Students (FANS)

Help our new undergraduate students have a great start here in September 2017.

A great start at university is all about making friends, learning the tricks of the trade, as well as having fun. We’re looking for current students who can make this happen during induction week for the new undergraduates joining us this September.

What do FANS do?

Our FANS (Friends of Arriving New Students) provide a personal welcome to new students at the University, helping them settle in and acting as their first point of contact for the first couple of weeks.

FANS are a vital part of the Great Start project, this is a collaborative project between Student Affairs and the Students’ Union which brings together the Universities Faculties, the Students’ Union and Corporate Services to deliver the best possible induction for new students.

If you become one of our FANS, you’ll be:

  • looking after a group of new undergraduates during their first week of induction.
  • showing students the local area & parts of London
  • taking students on campus & library tours
  • showing students around Blackboard
  • helping them plan their social life for the first week
  • making sure they attend all the relevant faculty and academic sessions There are many benefits to joining the project – previous FANS have described their experience of working with new students as one of the highlights of their time at university.
  • As FANS, you’ll get:
  • What are the benefits of being a FAN?
  • a cash reward on successful completion
  • 2 days training in key transferable skills
  • training taking place in lovely hotel setting complete with overnight stay
  • valuable volunteering experience
  • teamwork and leadership skills
  • Recognised for your HEAR (Higher Education Achievement Record)
  • networking opportunities and making friendships Click on the following link to see a short clip to why you should apply for this position: http://tinyurl.com/fansexp               and check out the following YouTube video of FANS training: http://tinyurl.com/fanstrainingNote that to become a FAN, you’ll need to be studying at the University in September 2017 and be free for the whole of induction week. Also the role will require full dedication.Want more information?
  • If you have any other questions, get in touch with Nima Takodra, Great Start Project Manager, at n.takodra@westminster.ac.uk
  • To register you interest in FANS please sign up through the following link by Friday 7th April 2017, www.tinyurl.com/fans2017
  • Sign up to become FANS
  • You’ll also get to have a lot of fun!

FAO: Final Year Students CLASS OF 2017

The University of Westminster is working with GradFinale to produce an official University Graduate Yearbook for the Class of 2017. Please go to www.gradfinale.co.uk/students/register to make sure you are included.

 

This impressive publication will be full of individual student profiles, photographs and stories that will capture the experience you’ve had at Westminster It is something you will keep forever to remind you of your days as a Student – the events, the characters, the milestones and the fun! We want EVERY 2017 graduate to add their details and be part of the book.

  

To ensure you are included please register at: GradFinale (http://www.gradfinale.co.uk/students/register) and follow the quick and easy steps to submitting your Yearbook entry. It is free to be included.

 

The Yearbooks will be professionally printed in full colour. They cost £25 each and are available to order at http://www.gradfinale.co.uk/basket All pre-ordered Yearbooks will be handed out at the graduations in July (or posted out if you prefer). If you have any queries regarding the Yearbook, please contact admin@gradfinale.co.uk.

 

Important: You are not automatically included in the Yearbook; it is free to add your details, but you must go online to submit your profile.

 

We look forward to seeing your Yearbook entry. The deadline is midnight on March 31st but please make a start now (you can return to finish it off later if you wish).

 

Many thanks

The Alumni Relations Office working alongside GradFinale Yearbooks

 

ABE Registry Closure; Wednesday 8th February

The ABE Registry will be closed on Wednesday 8th February for staff training.

Coursework submissions are accepted as usual through the coursework lobby.

Regards,

ABE Registry

The Difference Festival

Difference Festival

The societies we live in and the political regimes that control them are undergoing dramatic and, for some of us, frightening changes at the moment.  One of the great things about university study is that it teaches us how to think, how to question and how to prepare for an uncertain future in politics, international relations, society, crime and legislation, global communication…

The Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities is  therefore delighted to welcome all staff and students of the University, as well as members of the general public, to The Difference Festival: a week of free talks, presentations and debates on the big issues.  In the week beginning 27 February you can enjoy a rich menu of events at our Regent Street Campus, at lunchtime, late afternoon or in the evening. 

Check out the website for the full programme, where you can also register to attend  and ensure you have a reserved place:  www.westminster.ac.uk/difference-festival

 

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Trip to BRE Innovation Park

The trip to the BRE Innovation Park Watford on 5th April 2017 is open to all Architecture and Built Environment students and staff members. Students to purchase through the Students Union Link: http://uwsu.com/event/trip-bre-innovation-park/ (Staff members please purchase your tickets from Daniel […]

Library staffed services closing at 5pm today

Dear students, please note that library staffed services will close at 5pm today due to staff sickness. The library will continue to be open 24/7 with security cover. Kind regards ABE Registry    

RIBA Newsletter

  RIBA Norman Foster Travelling Scholarship 2017 now launched! RIBA and CAA-validated schools of architecture around the world are invited to nominate one student each for the 2017 RIBA Norman Foster Travelling Scholarship. The winner will receive £7,000 to travel […]

Calling all level 4 and level 5 students – Come to a focus group session about your student experience and earn £20!

Contribute to research and earn £20!   Researchers in the university will be holding the final focus group sessions for Faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment students. If you want to improve your course and help academics understand what change is needed, then sign up for the […]