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How Problem Spaces are Possibilities for Innovation

What’s your automatic response to the word ‘innovation’?  Given the emphasis within the UK media, industry and HE discourse on STEM, perhaps your first thought is of industrial solutions or novel developments in science, technology or engineering. Despite these common associations, an innovation mindset and approach are relevant for tackling any kind of social or …

UK Research Office Visit – A Horizon Europe Overview

Malgorzata Czerwiec, European Advisor from the UK Research Office (UKRO) led a virtual visit for the University of Westminster on 2nd March 2022. The UK Research Office, a European Office of UK Research and Innovation (UKRI), aims to maximise UK engagement with EU funding schemes. Its European Advisors keep track of the latest developments in …

Leverhulme Trust Visiting Professorships – Call for Expressions of Interest

  The University is keen to consider eligible applications from outstanding international researchers not currently working in the United Kingdom, to bring their research and teaching experience to the UK and to advance our goals through a professorship with the university. The University of Westminster has a proud tradition of global collaboration. We ranked 28th in the …

Call for contributions: The Many Faces of Migration unconference

The HOMELandS research group and the University Research Communities are working together to stage an ‘unconference’ entitled The Many Faces of Migration on 29th and 30th April 2021. At the University of Westminster many colleagues specialise in migration-related research and the unconference format is designed to showcase that research in its many, diverse forms with panel …

The COVID-19 virus

Research Communities Funding Call: COVID19 Response

We are excited to announce that University of Westminster, generously supported by the Quintin Hogg Trust, is announcing a one-off funding call for projects seeking to address issues arising from the COVID-19 novel coronavirus pandemic. Via our four Research Communities we will fund a small number of projects based in each Community which, taken together, …

Nuffield Foundation FUNDamental

NUFFIELD FOUNDATION Background Nuffield Foundation is an independent charitable trust with a mission to advance educational opportunity and social well-being, particularly for those whose opportunities are constrained by disadvantage at different points in their lives.  The foundation supports research that informs social policy, primarily in Education, Welfare and Justice. They also provide opportunities for young people to develop skills and confidence in …

COVID-19: Research Office and Research Funding Update

All members of the Research Office including the Corporate Partnerships team and Scholarly Communications team are now working remotely. Please contact colleagues as normal, by email or via Microsoft Teams. If you’re not sure who to speak to email research-office@westminster.ac.uk Please refer to the University of Westminster Coronavirus Response page for updated advice about the …

Research Communities Launch Event

Community Funding Update

Activity resulting from our inaugural round of community funding is now well underway, and we wanted to keep you abreast of what has happened so far. The four research communities were launched collectively on the 17th September last year, swiftly followed by individual launches for Health Innovation and Wellbeing (HIW), Diversity and Inclusion (DI), Sustainable …

What we know about changes to Impact in UKRI proposals……

In January, UKRI surprised the research community with an announcement that it would be dropping the Pathways to Impact attachment and the Impact Summary, which became mandatory for all Research Council proposals back in 2009. The line is that these changes have been pushed through by the UK government to reduce bureaucracy in research proposals. …

Fun, freedom and flexibility: co-creating research development team plans

Several of our team attended the Association of Research Managers and Administrators (ARMA) 2019 conference in Belfast. I attended the “Creativity as Methodology” workshop which got me thinking about tools that I use that could foster creative thinking in our Research Development Team. I wanted to empower our team to improve the quality and quantity …