For the attention of Level 4 (1st Year) LLB/MLaw students only

Posted on: 22 February 2016
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Attention Law School Level 4 Students!!!

Ethics – Character, Values and Careers Event

Week beginning 7 March

We are looking to recruit 24 level 4 students to take part in a trial ethics project over ISL week (in the week beginning 7 March).

The project will take place on the afternoon of Tuesday 8 March when we’ll watch ‘To Kill a Mocking Bird’ (you may have seen on the news that the novel’s author, Harper Lee, died last week, so there is a lot of discussion in the media at the moment) and then resume for discussion on the next day Wednesday 9 March, finishing at lunchtime with a panel debate. Popcorn for the film, and lunch on Weds 9th March will be provided!

The project is designed to help you begin to think about how your character and values are important in being able to make the right decisions about career choices and other life choices. We want you to begin to think about this at an early stage so that hopefully you choose the right career path for you, so that ultimately, you enjoy a happy and flourishing life.

You may have watched the Devil Wears Prada where Andrea, played by Anne Hathaway eventually wins the trust and respect of Miranda played fantastically by Meryl Streep, but just at the point when apparent ‘success’ is within her grasp she realises it’s just not for her. Here’s a clip:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-qdHE9-8spU

better sound but shorter – end after she walks away from the car – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FhV_TxWEId8

We think it’s important to start thinking about those things now and by looking at ‘To Kill a Mocking Bird’ we want you to consider issues to do with the role of a lawyer and the extent to which that role needs to align with your character, personality and your values.

Signing up is on a first come first served basis and to reserve a place you should email Ashley Morton as soon as possible (A.Morton@westminster.ac.uk).

Once we fill all 24 places, we’ll email you with further details. We look forward to seeing you – it should be really good.

2016 Graduating UG students

Posted on: 17 February 2016
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The Yearbook deadline is fast approaching

16 February 2016

Time is running out…the Yearbook deadline will close at midnight on Wednesday 23 March 2016 and you will have missed your opportunity to be included.

The official University of Westminster Graduate Yearbook is looking brilliant with loads of you filling in your profiles and uploading hundreds of excellent photos!

If you have not yet finished (or started) your Yearbook entry please visit GradFinale or download the iPhone App (search ‘GradFinale Yearbooks’ in the App store) and do so asap.

Your Yearbook profile page is built from your response to a set of questions about your life at Westminster and a profile picture of your choice. Each submitted entry and profile photo will be published in the Yearbook – and all extra pictures uploaded will be designed and printed in the collage pages in the book.

We want all our Graduates represented in the official University of Westminster Yearbook 2016 so if you’ve completed your profile, make sure your friends have done theirs too.

If you have any problems uploading your pictures, or you’ve forgotten your login details, please feel free to email admin@gradfinale.co.uk.

Deadline: Wednesday 23 March 2016

Yearbooks are £25 and are available to order online now via the GradFinale wesbsite or through the ‘GradFinale Yearbooks’ iPhone App.

Are you a Final Year Undergraduate (not studying LAW)? Interested in a Legal career?

Posted on: 12 February 2016
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 Westminster Law School students

Westminster Law School is holding a Graduate Diploma in Law (GDL) taster afternoon on Tuesday 1 March.

If you’re interested in a legal career and have a degree in a subject other than law, then the GDL is the course for you.

Legal recruiters are looking for candidates with good interpersonal, problem solving and communication skills, as well as commercial awareness. You don’t have to have a degree in Law to train as a solicitor or barrister, but you do need to follow the GDL in order to convert your existing degree into a qualifying law degree.

The afternoon, which is hosted by the GDL course team, will include talks by staff members and alumni, and will give you the opportunity to chat to current students/alumni and find out more about your exciting future in the legal profession. Refreshments will be provided.

Book your place now

Roland Rudd: In or out of Europe? Why the forthcoming vote matters

Posted on: 5 February 2016
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Date:
24 February 2016
Time: 6:00pm to 7:00pm
Location: New Lecture Theatre University of Westminster, 4-12 Little Titchfield Street (Westminster Law School, Regent Library) – View map
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Westminster Talks is proud to continue the series with a talk by Roland Rudd, Chairman, Finsbury and Business for New Europe.

Roland Rudd is the Founder and chairman of Finsbury, recently named by the Holmes Report as the Best Global Financial Consultancy. Roland is also chairman of Business for New Europe; Founding chairman of Legacy10, which aims to increase legacy gifts to charities; and leads the campaign for corporate partnerships on dementia for the Prime Minister and Secretary of State for Health. He is also Trustee of the Royal Opera House; chairman of the Tate’s Corporate Advisory Group; Trustee for the Speakers for Schools programme; Trustee of the Garden Bridge Trust; Non-Executive Director of the Army Board; Member of the Great Ormond Street Hospital for Rare Disease Research Fundraising Appeal Board; Patron of the NSPCC; Member of the Centre for European Reform’s Advisory Board; and Governor of Wellington College.

Before founding Finsbury, Roland was a financial journalist at the Financial Times, the Sunday Correspondent and the Times. He is a former policy coordinator for Lord Owen. At Oxford University he read philosophy and theology, as well serving as President of the Union. He is now a visiting Fellow at the University’s Centre for Corporate Reputation and an honorary Fellow at Oxford’s Regent’s College.

Become a Friend of Arriving New Students (FANS)

Posted on: 1 February 2016
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Become a Friend of Arriving New Students (FANS)

Help our new undergraduate students have a great start here in September 2016

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 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 our Great Start project, 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
  • taking students on library tours
  • showing students round Blackboard
  • helping them plan their social life for the first week
  • making sure they attend all the relevant school and academic sessions
  • What are the benefits of being a FAN?
  • 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:
  • 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
  • fast-track access onto the Student Ambassador Scheme
  • networking opportunities and making friendships with new people
  • Check out the following YouTube video to see the FANS training: http://tinyurl.com/fanstraining
  • Sign up to become FANS
  • Sign up by Friday 8th April 2016 to register you interest in FANS, you can sign up through the following link: www.tinyurl.com/fans2016
  • 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
  • Have a look at the Students’ Union’s Smoke Media YouTube channel, which has various videos on the Great Start.
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  • Note that to become a FAN, you’ll need to be studying at the University in September 2016. Also the role will require full dedication.
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  • You’ll also get to have a lot of fun!

First Year Students Westminster Electives Information Sessions

Posted on: 1 February 2016
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For First Year (L4) students – electives information sessions

You will soon be making your Level 5 module choices for next academic year (2016/17).

You are invited to attend an information session about the new Westminster cross-disciplinary elective modules.

Electives are credit-bearing and give you more choice in what you study. You can study a module from a different faculty, learn a new language or gain new skills for professional life.

Westminster electives promote learning across disciplines or subject areas and can help make you more employable. Learn about things like:

  • Effective communication
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Social enterprise
  • Popular culture
  • Mentoring and coaching

The sessions are on a drop-in basis and you can meet the module team representatives and ask questions. Find out about the range of topics covered and how they can help student employability.

  • Cavendish Campus: 22 February, C1.03, 1-3pm
  • Marylebone Campus: 26 February, MG28, 12.30-2.30 pm
  • Harrow Campus: 3 March, ELG.03, 12-2pm
  • Regent Campus: 11 March, Fyvie Hall, 11.30am-1.30 pm