Remember to use your student ID card to swipe in to your timetabled classes.
Each room will have a reader, or a number of readers, touching your card to the reader will record your attendance.
Attendance in lectures, seminars and workshops provides you with the opportunity to develop the skills and knowledge necessary to complete your course and can be a significant factor of success.
The ABE Registry will open at 11:00am from Monday 5th October to Friday 16th October. After this the usual opening hours of 10:00am Monday to Thursday and 11:00am on Fridays will be reinstated.
Please find information about how to register for Polylang Language modules at the following link http://www.westminster.ac.uk/polylang
You can also find information about registering for English for Academic Purposes at the following link http://www.westminster.ac.uk/academicenglish
Welcome from the Dean
Welcome to a new term at the Faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment!
We hope you have enjoyed your summer and for those of you who are joining us as a new student this academic year congratulations on your place at the University and we look forward to working with you and supporting you during your studies with us.
It is of huge importance to myself and my colleagues in the Faculty to provide you with the best teaching, knowledge, professional skills, opportunities and a first class experience in your journey through higher education onto your chosen career path. In fABE we are proud to have achieved the highest overall satisfaction score across the University in the National Student Survey (NSS) receiving 89% in Architecture, and a fantastic 92% in Tourism and Business and Master of Architecture. We are really proud of these results and continuously strive to improve these each year.
We have strong links with our professional bodies and leading practitioners and last year’s Destination of Leavers Survey showed that 75% of graduates from 2013/14 are already in managerial or professional level employment which is a testament to the good quality students and staff we are fortunate to have in the fABE.
I would like to draw your attention to the opportunities we can offer you for international exchange and study abroad having developed links with some of the best University’s in the world and the opportunities to develop your employability skills with our Work Placement Team
I wish a successful year ahead!
Over the last year the University has invested substantially into giving students in the Faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment some of the best specialist teaching facilities in London. The Architecture studios have been transformed and provide a fantastic creative environment while the new Fabrication Laboratory offers advanced digital making facilities including 3D printers and laser cutters as well as a wide selection of digital equipment that will enable a range of design and fabrication processes.A number classrooms have been refurbished to give the opportunity for more flexible learning and there will be further work taking place over the next semester to create a new Postgraduate study are on the second floor of the Marylebone building. We will keep you updated on progress throughout the year!
We are really proud of our facilities and excited to be able to offer them to you this year!
As a student at the University you are automatically a member of the University of Westminster Students’ Union (UWSU) – an independent organisation that is run by students, for students to represent students. The Student Union has its own Smoke Media and a range of societies that we strongly encourage you to get involved in.
Students in the fABE have set up some hugely successful societies in Architecture, Property and Construction so please check these out, join them and get involved! They will provide you with an opportunity to develop your academic and professional interests, strengthen your teamwork skills and have a lot of fun.
The Faculty enjoys working with the student societies help provide you with a great experience during you time at the University. Contact them to find out more at http://www.uwsu.com/societies-2/