Student Volunteering and Work Experience Fair

Posted on: 22 February 2018
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Student Volunteering and Work Experience Fair

Date: 28th February, 2018
Time: 12:30 pm to 2:30pm
Location: Fyvie Hall, Regent Campus, 309 Regent Street, W1B 2HW

Full event details and further information can be found here: the Students’ Events’ page

Please advise students to book a place at the event by clicking here (https://goo.gl/oMCU8U).

Corporate Social Responsibility Team: Student Volunteering Service

We source volunteering opportunities and work experience for our students through a 300-strong network of UK charity partners. Hundreds of diverse vacancies are available, and are regularly publicised through the Engage platform, volunteering blog and events. Active student volunteers gain valuable personal development and employability skills and experience and significant recognition, with certificates and Volunteer of the Year awards presented to participants each year.

Westminster Talks: The New World – Experiencing 19th Century Migration to the USA

Posted on: 21 February 2018
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Wednesday 14th March Andrew Linn, Pro Vice-Chancellor  and Dean of Social Sciences and Humanities will be giving one of the Westminster Talks:

 The New World – Experiencing 19th Century Migration to the USA

Mass migration is nothing new. Archaeological and linguistic evidence show that people have moved across large distances in search of new opportunities for themselves and their families since the earliest times. One of the most statistically dramatic migrations was the mass departure from Europe during the nineteenth century. While Europeans departed across the globe in search of better lives, the overwhelming movement was across the Atlantic to North America. European emigrants included around 800,000 Norwegians who headed West from a country whose population was scarcely more than that at the start of the period in question. While the statistics are indeed dramatic, they conceal the fact that each emigration story was an individual one. But how can historians recapture and present those individual stories?

This Westminster Talk reports on a research project which used on-line virtual world technology to explore and present this history.

As well as telling the story of Norwegian migration through images and via the virtual world, Professor Linn will also illustrate it musically using the Regent Street Cinema organ.

This is a talk for anyone interested in migration, family history, alternative historical methods and in seeking to understand the lived realities behind migration statistics.

Regent Street Cinema, 6.00 – 7.00 p.m., followed by a drinks reception.

 Please register via the Eventbrite link here:

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/westminster-talks-the-new-world-experiencing-19th-century-migration-to-the-usa-tickets-36890819434

Polylang Exchange event 27 February 2018

Posted on: 20 February 2018
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POLYLANG LANGUAGE EXCHANGE EVENT

27 FEBRUARY 2018, 4.30 – 6.30PM

REGENT STREET, THE DEEP END REGENT STREET CAMPUS

• Do you study a foreign language?

• Do you want to practice with a native speaker?

• Can you offer your language in exchange?

Come to our language exchange event and find a tandem partner.

Languages include:
Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Russian, Spanish.

FREE EVENT WITH REFRESHMENTS
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What It Takes …. (What Can I do with my degree events?)

Posted on: 10 January 2018
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WHAT IT TAKES TO AID IN A CRISIS

Date: Wednesday 24 January 2018
Time: 6pm – 8pm
Location: C2.12 – Large Lecture Theatre, 115 New Cavendish St, London, W1W 6UW
Booking is essential: https://your.westminster.ac.uk/form/what-it-takes-to-aid-in-a-crisis

Victoria Heath, Westminster alumna and Senior Biomedical Scientist, will be sharing her incredible experience travelling to Sierra Leone to work in a treatment centre as part of the UK Government’s response to the Ebola virus outbreak.
Victoria’s role in helping to curb the Ebola outbreak is both inspiring and a great example of effective crisis management under intense pressure. She explains: ‘I strongly believe that people who are lucky enough to have knowledge and resources should use them to help those that do not.’

WHAT IT TAKES TO BE A CONFIDENT PUBLIC SPEAKER

Date: Tuesday 13 February 2018
Time: 6pm – 8pm
Location: Portland Hall, Little Titchfield Street
Booking is essential: https://your.westminster.ac.uk/form/what-it-takes-to-be-a-confident-public-speaker

Need to deliver a presentation for a job interview or as part of your degree? Giving a speech at a wedding and just wished you were a more confident speaker? Then come find out what it takes to be a confident public speaker!
Join us and hear from Westminster alumna Jenny Garrett, an award-winning executive career coach, author, and TEDx speaker, as she provides practical advice and tips on improving your public speaking skills. Jenny has extensive experience coaching individuals from companies such as Ernst & Young, American Express, Accenture and Shell. She is also the founder of Reflexion Associates, an expansive, holistic and enlightening leadership coaching and development consultancy, which aims to evoke the best in individuals, teams and organisations.

WHAT IT TAKES TO DESIGN WITH THE MIND IN MIND

Date: Tuesday 20 February 2018
Time: 6pm – 8pm
Location: Robin Evans Room (M416), Marylebone Road, Marylebone Campus
Booking is essential: https://your.westminster.ac.uk/form/what-it-takes-to-design-with-the-mind-in-mind

Architects for centuries have depended on intuition and experience to create environments that generate feelings of awe and spirituality in cathedrals, feelings of powerlessness in totalitarian architecture, feelings of calm and contemplative intimacy with nature in a Japanese teahouse. However, do we really know how what we design will be received by the user and the public, both practically and aesthetically?
Neuroscience is making real progress in understanding how the mind responds to the environment. This talk will illustrate aspects of this new knowledge and how Ian Ritchie Architects designed, alongside neuroscientists, the Sainsbury Welcome Centre for Neural Networks and Behaviour at UCL.

WHAT CAN I DO WITH MY DEGREE?!

Come and hear what alumni from your department are doing now in their careers. More information available on Engage:

What can I do with my degree in Sociology and Criminology?!
Wednesday 31 January, 1pm-2pm
RS412
Book now: https://engage.westminster.ac.uk/students/events/detail/479433

What can I do with my degree in History?!
Wednesday 7 February, 1pm-2pm
RS412
Book now: https://engage.westminster.ac.uk/students/events/detail/479436

What can I do with my degree in Modern Languages and Cultures?!
Wednesday 14 February, 1pm-2pm
RS602
Book now: https://engage.westminster.ac.uk/students/events/detail/479437

What can I do with my degree in English, Linguistics and Cultural Studies?!
Wednesday 21 February, 1pm-2pm
RS412
Book now: https://engage.westminster.ac.uk/students/events/detail/479440

What can I do with my degree in Politics and International Relations?!
Wednesday 14 March, 1pm-2pm
RS412
Book now: https://engage.westminster.ac.uk/students/events/detail/479441

WHAT IT TAKES TO BE A YOUTUBER

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WHAT IT TAKES TO BE A YOUTUBER

Date: Wednesday 22 November 2017
Time: 6pm – 8pm
Location: Portland Hall, 4-12 Little Titchfield Street, London W1W 7BY
RSVP: This event is free, but you must register your place in advance using this form

Lucy Earl, Westminster alumna and founder of the YouTube channel English with Lucy, will be giving the lowdown on her journey to becoming a full-time YouTuber.

Lucy’s success is an inspirational example of what you can achieve by following your personal passions and taking some risks along the way. She explains: “It’s a business that I started completely from scratch with a £500 business loan from my dad, paid back with interest, of course, and has now a pretty significant turnover. It was a huge step for me to say no to the grad schemes and yes to going at it alone, but it was the best thing I ever did.”

There will be time for the audience to ask questions of the speaker both during the Q&A and informally after the event with refreshments and networking.

 

Tweet from University of Westminster account: https://twitter.com/UniWestminster/status/918061231927365633

Engage link: https://engage.westminster.ac.uk/students/events/detail/462549/what-it-takes-to-be-youtuber

YouTube interview: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lOq4vh95xAY&feature=youtu.be

Snippets of above interview: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLe_QAxzqR4IcZE69MZaDFe3ft1kgtPPVW

SSH Faculty Professorial Lectures

Posted on: 21 September 2017
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The first of the 2017-18 Faculty Professorial Lectures will take place on Wednesday 27th September:

Professor Val Gillies (Dept. of History, Sociology and Criminology) – ‘Saving the Children’: Family Intervention and Imagined Futures

This lecture will explore the history of morally-infused ideas and policies about intervention in family to shape children’s upbringing for the sake of the nation’s future.

 

5.30 p.m. – 6.30 p.m. in Fyvie Hall, Regent Street

 

Please register here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/ssh-professorial-lecture-saving-the-children-tickets-37484059832

THE DEPARTMENT OF ARCHITECTURE PG2017 Exhibition

Posted on: 12 September 2017
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PG2017

THE DEPARTMENT OF ARCHITECTURE INVITES YOU TO PG2017:

 

An exhibition of thesis projects from the MA Architecture; MSc Architecture & Environmental Design,

MA Interior Design, MA International Planning & Sustainable Development and MA Urban Design

 

PREVIEW

Friday 15 September 2017

6 – 9pm

 

UNIVERSITY OF WESTMINSTER

Architecture Studios – 4th Floor

35 Marylebone Road

London

NW1 5LS

 

EXHIBITION CONTINUES

Saturday 16 September to Friday 22 September

Palestine, 50 years on – what can YOU do now?

Posted on: 8 May 2017
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Palestine, 50 years on – what can YOU do now?

Speakers: Eric Appleby, Encompass Trust / Abdulhakim Sabbah, Project Hope

Date: 24th May 2017 6.15pm – 7.30 pm

Venue: Fyvie Hall, University of Westminster, 309 Regent Street, London

Want to learn about the modern day Palestine after 50 years of military occupation? Want to hear about how you can volunteer at the largest international volunteer organisation in the Northern West Bank by providing educational support to some of the most marginalised communities in the world? Want to join artists and musicians from across the world to participate in the yearly Nablus Festival for Culture and Arts?

The University of Westminster and Encompass Trust are co-hosting an event, with guest speaker Abdulhakim Sabbah from the Palestinian charity Project Hope, to discuss opportunities for social activism in education.

Speakers will speak about the power of education and grass-roots work to empower today’s youth and bring communities together. Abdulhakim Sabah will talk about his work in Palestine to rebuild a failing education system and to combat widespread apathy in the context of a stalemate peace process.

  • 6.15pm Introduction by Andrew Linn, Westminster University – Social Responsibility and the University of Westminster.
  • 6.25pm Shamila Ahmed, Westminster University –  the role of social activism, and narratives of ‘the other’ in education.
  • 6.35pm Eric Appleby, Encompass Trust –  bringing divided communities together, empowering young leaders and volunteer opportunities.
  • 6.50pm Abdulhakim Sabbah, Project Hope – facts on the ground, restoring hope in a bleak climate, and volunteer opportunities. 
  • 7.10pm Q&A session, followed by nibbles and drinks, networking and an opportunity to find out more about volunteering in Palestine and the UK.

The event is open to all the students, staff of University of Westminster and members of the public. To register please go to:

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/palestine-50-years-on-what-can-you-do-now-tickets-34242527321

Graduation Yearbook deadline 31st March 2017

Posted on: 29 March 2017
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Subject: Graduation Yearbook, Closing on Friday 31st March at midnight

 FAO: FINALISTS

The Class of 2017 Yearbook deadline is midnight on Friday 31st March

We’ve had loads of contributions but if you haven’t finished (or started!) your Yearbook entry online please do so ASAP at www.gradfinale.co.uk.

It’s free to be included and will only take a few minutes of your time. Yearbooks will feature profiles, photos and memories of your time studying together. They will be professionally printed and handed out at the graduation ceremonies in the summer.

If you want to have your own Yearbook to collect, please ensure you pre-order it at www.gradfinale.co.uk/basket . They are £25 each and can be posted out to you if you are not attending your ceremony.

 If you have any questions please feel free to email admin@gradfinale.co.uk

With best wishes,

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What Can I Do With My Degree!?

Posted on: 15 March 2017
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What Can I Do With My Degree!?

English Literature and Language Alumni Panel

Struggling to know what you want to do/what you can do with a degree in English Literature/ Language? Or do you have an idea but but don’t know how to get started?

Join us on Tuesday 21 March at 13:00 for tea, cake and the chance to hear from three Westminster graduates who have been where you are now. Find out about their current careers, how they worked out what they wanted to do after graduation and ask for their employability advice and tips.

 Speakers

 Anna Beecher 

(English Literature with Creative Writing, 2012)

Poet, Writer and Performance Maker, FAT CONTENT Theatre Company

Anna Beecher is a writer, performance maker and multi award-winning poet. Her plays include Skin Of The Teeth (which premièred at the Edinburgh Fringe 2016 before being performed at The Vaults festival), The Surplus, commissioned by Young Vic Taking Part and Living Things, created at Battersea Arts Centre. She performs regularly as a poet and storyteller with appearances including Latitude Festival, The Poetry Cafe and Glastonbury. As a facilitator, Anna has lead projects with young people, disabled children and adults, hospices, arts centres, museums and schools.

 Dilpreet Walia (English Literature with Creative Writing, 2012)

Writer and Puppeteer 

Dilpreet has recently completed a CBBC puppeteer internship, where she was working on Sesame Street and CBBC co-production called ‘The Furchester Hotel’. She is now writing for an upcoming showcase. She has a Masters in Screenwriting from The Met Film School, based at Ealing Studios and her animation-screenplay was chosen as a Quarter-finalist in the US with Screencraft’s ‘Family-friendly Script Contest’.

  Abhishake Gandhi (English Language and International Relations, 2012)

Senior Account Executive, Spreckley PR

PR and marketing professional experienced in B2B industries, with a keen interest in digital marketing and creativity. Further industry experience includes event management and advertising.

 Event Details

 Date: Tuesday 21 March 2017

Time: 13:00 – Late arrivals welcome

Venue: Room 352, Regent St Campus

Register: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/what-can-i-do-with-my-degree-english-literature-and-language-alumni-panel-tickets-32473682659 or find the event on Engage

 Please feel free to bring along your lunch too, we realise for many of you this is the break in the day.