University of Westminster

The NUS Is Ignoring Students at Its Own Expense

Ryan Browne | Posted 19.05.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Ryan Browne

As students from across the country start to mobilise campaigns to leave the National Union of Students (NUS), both the NUS and pro-NUS Students' Unions are upping the ante. But whilst disaffiliation referendums are being proposed in various universities thanks to student-led efforts, the pro-NUS opposition - with the help of various paid full-time officers - is throwing everything it's got.

Urinals and "Man Blanking"

Professor Damien Ridge | Posted 07.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Professor Damien Ridge

I acknowledge the annoyance that some of you might have with men. But what I do find interesting in all the irritation directed at the male sex is the shrinking space available for men to just be themselves.

Does the Answer to Helping Distressed Men Rest With You?

Professor Damien Ridge | Posted 06.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Professor Damien Ridge

The overwhelming evidence is that talking therapy works. And works in ways that can be life transforming for many people. It doesn't matter much what the brand of counselling or therapy is. What seems to be most healing is the relationship that develops between client and practitioner, based on attunement towards the client, honesty and respect.

Robert Peston Just Said This About Whether The BBC Is Too Left Wing

The Huffington Post UK | Jack Sommers | Posted 10.06.2015 | UK

One of the BBC's most famous presenters believes the corporation actually veers towards the right and has grown "obsessed" with covering the same stor...

Defying Male Suicide Logic

Professor Damien Ridge | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Professor Damien Ridge

Suicide is the number one killer of young men in the UK, with 4552 male suicides in 2011, 75% of all suicides... With such striking figures, I do wonder why male suicide is not seen as the public health emergency that it actually is.

Observations of Dutch Centraal Wonen and Woongroep Projects

John Killock | Posted 25.11.2013 | UK Lifestyle
John Killock

One of the most interesting things that I have experienced from visiting a number of cohousing projects within the Netherlands is the variation in how both 'centraal wonen' projects and 'woongroeps' are organised.

Funny Exam Answers

PA | Posted 18.07.2013 | UK Universities & Education

General Franco's rule of Spain was ably assisted by "right-wing panties", while Alfred Hitchcock's films reflect his life as a "torched Catholic". ...

True Bromance

Professor Damien Ridge | Posted 16.08.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Professor Damien Ridge

When I was a teenager, the myth was that men thought about sex every 15 seconds, that's around 4,000 times a day! I didn't know if this was true back then, but it seems much less plausible given what we know now. Men turn out to be nowhere near as heroic as this urban legend suggests.

University of Westminster 2013 Fashion Graduates Runway Show

Joao Paulo Nunes | Posted 26.07.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Joao Paulo Nunes

The University of Westminster's BA (Honours) Fashion Design runway show, the class of 2013 produced the most accomplished work that I have seen coming out of this London higher education institution over the last few years.

Architecture and the Effects of Human Ageing

John Killock | Posted 19.06.2013 | UK Universities & Education
John Killock

As an architecture student I've been fascinated by the effects of human ageing and its relationship with architecture. The subject of ageing is a topic of much debate for the government and media, but it has received somewhat less attention in the field of architecture - particularly in the UK.

How Many Dishes Do I Have to Wash...?

Vanessa Brown | Posted 04.06.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Vanessa Brown

With home ownership fast becoming a distant dream for many young people entering the workplace, what I envisioned my life to be in my twenties is not what it turned out to be. Now at the age of 33, I find myself thinking of dishes, and how many I would need to wash in order to keep up with the rent on my in South London flat.

Braveheart? Men Open Up

Professor Damien Ridge | Posted 04.05.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Professor Damien Ridge

Stories about men as toxic, as bad boys, are so much part of the cultural lexicon, that when I lecture, audiences are sometimes perplexed by the idea of providing specific services for vulnerable men. This is despite explaining that thousands of men commit suicide every year in the UK, 4552 in 2011, three times the rate of women.

Laying the Foundations for an Open, Secure and Prosperous Digital Europe: The New EU Cyber Security Strategy

Dr Marco Roscini | Posted 17.04.2013 | UK Tech
Dr Marco Roscini

The EU Strategy responds to debates over human rights and the internet, especially regarding censorship, by reaffirming fundamental rights, democracy and the rule of law in cyberspace. What I find interesting is that, according to the Strategy, there is no human 'right' to access the internet.

The Texas Waistband Massacre

The Huffington Post UK | Christopher York | Posted 29.10.2012 | UK Lifestyle

Watching a horror film can burn the same amount of calories as spending an hour washing windows - and is infinitely more enjoyable. Researchers at ...

15-Year-Old Given Life For 'Conkers Murder'

PA | Posted 13.06.2012 | UK

A 15-year-old youth was given a life sentence for stabbing a student to death in a row over conkers. Architecture student Steven Grisales, 21, died...

University of Westminster 2012 Fashion Graduates Runway Show

Joao Paulo Nunes | Posted 27.07.2012 | UK Style
Joao Paulo Nunes

On 24 May 2012, I joined some 500 guests in the seductively cavernous space of the Ambika P3 venue in central London to witness the University of West...

False Accusations of Violent Threats are a Cowardly Way to Avoid Debate

Rupert Sutton | Posted 27.04.2012 | UK Universities & Education
Rupert Sutton

Recently my organisation reported on the cancellation of an event at the University of Westminster which was due to feature Jamal Harwood, a senior member of the Islamist organisation Hizb-ut-Tahrir, as one of its speakers.

'Project Context': Exploring the Creative Dimensions of Drawing

Joao Paulo Nunes | Posted 02.11.2011 | UK Universities & Education
Joao Paulo Nunes

"A drawing of a tree shows, not a tree, but a tree-being-looked-at" John Berger, 'Drawn to that Moment' When Project Context was initially made publ...

University of Westminster's 2011 Fashion Graduates: Layering the Meanings of Confidence

Joao Paulo Nunes | Posted 06.09.2011 | UK Style
Joao Paulo Nunes

When it comes to revealing budding fashion talent, June is undoubtedly the kindest month. In many universities across the world, numerous graduates st...