ABE Registry Closure

Posted on: 13 July 2017
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The ABE Registry will be closed for the processing of student assessment and running of PAB`s from the 17th July to the 28th July. It will open 11am to 2pm on results publication day on the 28th July to answer queries students may have.

The Registry can still be contacted during this time via email or phone at aberegistry@Westminster.ac.uk or extension: 4910 however please note as it will be busier than usual it may take up to 10 days for you to receive a response.

The coursework and correspondence lobby remains open so please post assignments or items for the attention for the Registry through the letterboxes.


Posted on: 10 July 2017
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Dear level 6 BA Architecture students,


Re: Professional Experience in Architecture year out


Before qualifying as an architect in the UK, you are required to formally record your post Part 1 and 2 experience.  This experience is administered by the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) through their Professional Experience and Development Record (PEDR)


At the University of Westminster, we offer a 1 year  Professional Experience in Architecture course that aims to help you get the most out of your year out with the knowledge and guidance of our Professional Studies Advisor, Jane Tankard.


To enrol on the course you will need to apply via the University website and have completed your RIBA I course; http://www.westminster.ac.uk/courses/professional-and-short/architecture-and-interiors/professional-experience-in-architecture-year-out


or email   ArchitectureYearOut@westminster.ac.uk


Below are a few notes about the course


  • To begin with, you will be required to register on the RIBA pedr.co.uk website. Please note there is a small charge for this service.


  • Your experience must meet the RIBA criteria (see their PEDR website)


  • Your completed PEDRs must be signed by you and your office mentor before they are forwarded to the University and they must be a final (not draft) copy.


  • A digital copy of your completed PEDRs must be sent to the email ArchitectureYearOut@westminster.ac.uk who will log receipt and then forward to your PSA, Jane Tankard for her or Wilfred Achille for signing. You must submit the forms after every 3 month period of employment and within 2 months of the end of that 3 month period.  You should not wait until the end of the year.


  • You do not have to have a job in order to sign up and attend the Short Course; in fact some students find jobs through other enrolled students and we also run CV and portfolio workshops to help you. You will be able to use the University facilities including the library and Career Development Centre careers@westminster.ac.uk and you will be notified of Part 1 placement opportunities from employers.


  • You do not have to work in an architect’s practice in order to comply with the RIBA criteria, a placement in the building profession as a whole counts. See the PEDR website.


  • Please note that if you choose to do 2 years out you will be required to pay a reduced fee for the second year. Also, if you are working abroad you must still pay the fee, but will not have to attend the seminars.


If you have any further questions about the course, please contact ArchitectureYearOut@westminster.ac.uk