Mayor of London’s Low Carbon Entrepreneur competition

Posted on: 26 January 2016
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Hello,

There is just under a month left for students to submit ideas to the Mayor of London’s Low Carbon Entrepreneur competition before applications close on 14 February. You can enter at www.london.gov.uk/lowcarbon

By entering an idea, you will be eligible for a pitching skills workshop at City Hall and can compete for £20,000 start-up funding for your idea and paid internships with Citi.

You can also get more information through following us on Facebook and Twitter.

 

Dr Katherine Eames (PhD)

Low Carbon Entrepreneur Delivery Team

Greater London Authority

 

ABE Registry Closure 13th January

Posted on: 12 January 2016
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The ABE Registry is closed all day on 13th January for staff development.

It will re-open on Thursday 14th January at 10:00am.

The coursework and correspondence lobby remains open as usual.

Regards,

Becky

Postgraduate Study Space (ABE)

Posted on: 30 November 2015
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There is a study space available for Postgraduate students to use  in the Faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment in the Marylebone Building.  It is located on the second floor next to lift A (the lift at the end of the Building where the ABE Registry is located on the ground floor)

Distant Horizon Travel Grants Provides Opportunity for UK Student to Travel Abroad

Posted on: 30 November 2015
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Did you know that studying abroad makes you more marketable when applying for jobs? On 25 November at the Go Abroad Fair, Westminster is launching a new round of international travel awards for British students to promote academic development through international experiences.

The Distant Horizons Awards are international travel awards for our UK undergraduate students who wish to take part in academic or career-related events or activities overseas but who may not have the financial capability to do so. Experience abroad promotes learning beyond traditional undergraduate courses, allowing you to gain perspective on other cultures, travel to exciting destinations, and enhance your career perspectives. Now is the time to go global!

The maximum of each award is £1,500. The deadline for applications is Friday 8 April 2016, and decisions will be made on a rolling basis. Travel must take place before 31 August 2017.

To be eligible, you must be:

  • a current University of Westminster student, studying on a full-time undergraduate course
  • classified as a home student from the UK
  • intending to take part in an academic or career-related event overseas

Please note that the Distant Horizons Award cannot be used for everyday travel (eg Oyster travel cards) or for travel that has already occurred.

ERASMUS students are eligible to apply. However, you must provide supporting documents showing that your ERASMUS grant does not cover the type of academic event referenced in this application.

You can see more information, including how to apply, on the Other scholarships page. Or, visit us at the Go Abroad Fair on 25 November.

Employability Resource Competition

Posted on: 26 November 2015
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Employability Resource Competition:

UG & PG roles at ARCADIS (formerly EC Harris/ Hyder) – plus an exciting student competition!

Posted on: 6 November 2015
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ARCADIS (incorporating EC Harris & Hyder) is a leading global natural and built asset design & consultancy firm working in partnership with clients to deliver exceptional and sustainable outcomes through the application of design, consultancy, engineering, project and management services 

Arcadis actively recruits undergraduates and graduates into the business. Applications for our undergraduate (Summer Placements and Year Out) and graduate roles close on 5th January 2016. Full details on the positions available can be found at arcad.is/UKgrads 

 

Competition:

#ArcadisVISIONSUK

Win an all-expenses paid weekend break and a brand new GoPro to show the world where you’ve been. 

 

What BUILDINGS, INFRASTRUCTURES & WATER DEVELOPMENTS that surround you every day move and motivate you? What makes you want to get out there and create?

 

For our #ArcadisVISIONSUK competition we would like you to share your VISIONS (take on a smart phone, tablet, camera or other device) on Twitter of what inspires you. 

 

Your #ArcadisVISIONSUK don’t necessarily have to be monumental; they can be small, hidden gems – just as long as it sums up what you aspire to. 

 

Find out more at twitter.com/arcadisgrads

 

EC Harris became part of ARCADIS in 2011 and in the UK it is the leading built asset advisory practice, program and cost management consultancy. It has worked on many of the UK’s most important structures including Terminal Five at Heathrow, the Thames Tideway tunnel and the Olympic Park. Founded over 100 years ago it employs the most Chartered Surveyors in the UK. Hyder became part of ARCADIS in 2014 and is a multinational design and engineering consultancy renowned for working on some of the world’s most iconic buildings and structures. In London these include the current London Bridge Station redevelopment, the Cycle Superhighway design and the original design engineering for Tower Bridge in the 1890’s.​

 

 

 

ABE Registry Opening Hours Monday 9th November

Posted on: 6 November 2015
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Please note as staff will be attending the Postgraduate graduation Ceremony on the 9th November the Registry will be open between 10:00am and 14:00pm.  It will re-open at 10:00am on Tuesday 10th November.

 

The coursework and correspondence post boxes remain open as usual.

Marylebone Site Closing Times

Posted on: 4 November 2015
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Please be aware that the Marylebone Site at 35 Marylebone Road closes at 23:30pm daily to staff and students.  This also includes the Learning Platform space.

From the 30th November the only area that can be accessed after this time is the Library which is open 24 hours.

 

Students as co-creators application

Posted on: 29 October 2015
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On Wednesday 14 October, the first group of students involved in students as co-creators hosted an event – Innovate! Co-create! – to talk about their experiences and show how the University is working in partnership with students.

The Chancellor of the University, Lady Frances Sorrell, opened the event. She highlighted how important collaborative working is and how experience of it at University can prepare you for your future career.

Guest speakers from Birmingham City and Winchester Universities presented their experiences of running similar initiatives and spoke about some of the benefits of taking part in schemes like students as co-creators.

The Student Engagement Leads (SELs) created market stalls with activities like quizzes and games to showcase their findings. They also spoke about their experience of working in partnership with academics and the benefits of taking part in students as co-creators work.

The SELs felt that their confidence and networks had grown significantly and that they had acquired many skills. Jasmeet Dihot, SEL for FABE reflected on her time working as a student co -creator saying “I have learned a lot of valuable skills from our co-creators project.” Kiu Sum, SEL for FST discussed her students as co-creators journey; “from learning the skills to communicate with different people around the University, carrying out the pilot projects and promoting student as co-creators, it was an experience I will never forget. I would have never thought of doing this when I first started at Westminster!”

Each faculty will run two projects this year with students and academics working as partners to research ideas for improving your learning experience. Taking part in students as co-creators will allow you to gain skills that will stand out on your CV and enhance your overall student experience.

Interested in becoming involved in a students as co-creators project?

Come to a networking session on 28 October, 2-4pm, for students and staff to develop research questions or meet potential team members:

Room 152-153 (Cayley Room)
309 Regent Street

Want to know more about students as co-creators and how you can get involved? Check out our students as co-creators Google site!

Read more about what the University is doing to improve the student experience through the Learning Futures change programme.

Mayor’s Low Carbon competition now open

Posted on: 22 October 2015
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I’d like to let you know about an opportunity to get

–          Paid internships

–          £20,000 start-up funding

–          Employability training

–          And Enhance your CV

The Mayor of London’s Low Carbon Entrepreneur competition is looking for student ideas to cut carbon emissions and give students employability skills. Register your interest at www.london.gov.uk/lowcarbon to find out more about these opportunities.  You can also get more involved by signing up to be a volunteer ambassador for the competition.  Just email lowcarbonentrepreneur@london.gov.uk with your name, course, email address, phone number and term time address and you can access free presentation and marketing skills training. They don’t ask for too much time to be spent volunteering but it makes a great addition to your CV. The next training session is this coming Wednesday 28th October from 2-5pm at London City Hall