University Travel Survey

Posted on: 16 October 2015
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Shape the Future!

 Take the 2015/6 Travel Survey with a chance to win iPad Mini 2!

At the University of Westminster, we are addressing the everyday issues of environmental sustainability by understanding our impacts and measuring our results. One of our key policy areas includes sustainable travel & transport and we are working towards actively encouraging more sustainable modes of travel by staff, students and visitors detailed in our Sustainable Travel Plan. The main KPI used to measure our travel performance is our carbon footprint and this is calculated by data collated through Travel Surveys, Travel Expenses & our Travel Agency. This information is also submitted to local authorities, HEFCE and the Environment Agency.

The University is committed to reducing its carbon footprint by 43% by 2020, in line with national targets. We are currently not on target and we need your help to get us there. The Travel Survey is key to capturing data on the University’s performance, and is crucial for the University to measure, monitor and benchmark the level of traffic, congestion and emissions generated across the University sites.

We would like to ask you a few simple questions about your travel patterns to and from the University. Your views are important to shape the future!

A prize draw is open to those who complete the survey and choose to submit their emails. There are two iPad Mini (16GB) in the prize draw – one iPad mini as a prize to an eligible student and one iPad mini as a prize to an eligible staff member.

So if you are willing to devote 10 minutes of your time, click on ‘Travel Survey 2015/6’.

The deadline is 13th November.

By working together and implementing sustainable travel practices, we can play a vital role in improving air quality and reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions!

The winner of the prize draw at their discretion may choose to donate the cash value of the iPad Mini to a charity of their choice.

All responses will be solely for the purposes of planning and reporting on the University’s performance relating to carbon emissions from travel. No personal data will be shared with third parties. For more information on the survey and the new travel plan, please email sustainability@westminster.ac.uk

Radicalism, Freedom of Speech and Toleration Event

Posted on: 14 October 2015
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Radicalism, Freedom of Speech and Toleration

Invitation

The Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities is hosting an event exploring questions of radicalism, freedom of speech and toleration.

Leading academics from within the Faculty will engage with students and staff to debate and consider key questions in an open forum.

We look forward to welcoming all members from the university community to this event.

http://www.westminster.ac.uk/study/current-students/student-news/student-news/2015/20-october-radicalism,-freedom-of-speech-and-toleration-event

 

Date: 20 October 2015
Time:  5.00pm – 7.00pm
Location: Fyvie Hall, Regent Street

Speakers:
Dr Atef Alshaer (Modern Languages and Cultures)
Dr Dibyesh Anand (Politics and International Relations)
Professor Lisa Webley (Law)

Chaired by Dr Thomas Moore (Politics and International Relations)

Contact: If you have any questions about this event, please contact D.Anand@westminster.ac.uk

Exchange Experiences Event

Posted on: 6 October 2015
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  • Have you just come back from an exchange with another University, one of the many exchange agreements that Westminster offers? Come and tell us about your experiences!
  • Are you interested in studying in another country, adding to your skills, your marketability and meeting new friends?
  • Would like to hear about opportunities for short-term study abroad?
  • Com and learn about exchange opportunities at Westminster!

Reception for returning exchange students and students interested in exchange opportunities will be held in the Fyvie Hall on 22 October 2015 at 5:30pm.

Exchange Experiences!