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#IBMinBrussels: International Business & Management MA Students Travel To Brussels, Belgium. - Westminster Business School Blog

#IBMinBrussels: International Business & Management MA Students Travel To Brussels, Belgium. - Westminster Business School Blog | Welcome to Westminster Business School archive & editing platform | Scoop.it

Postgraduate Applicant Officer, Kasia Kicinska, recently joined International Business and Management MA students on their 5-day international residential to Brussels in Belgium.

 

"Sunday, 30th October 2016, marked an important date in the International Business and Management MA course diary. Students who started their studies in September left for their international study trip to Belgium – just six weeks into their course. Westminster Business School’s International Business and Management MA programme was first introduced in 2004. It is now in its 12th year of running and is one of the school’s most popular postgraduate courses. It equips students with knowledge, understanding and skills needed to pursue a career in international business by encouraging them to think and work across boundaries. This is done in part through taking students out of the classroom and into the business world. One such opportunity was their recent visit to Brussels."

 

You can see all the photos taken on the study trip to Brussels in our Facebook album.

 

The cost of such international trips and residentials are incorporated into your tuition fees.  As compulsory activities they have learning outcomes and provide materials clearly linked to your course assessment.  Each course offers a range of student support initiatives and paid for by your course fees, ranging from: book allowances, to external speakers, company visits, social events and residential learning workshops so that you can gain added value. 

 

Read Kasia's excellent blog piece to see what happened and hear what our students had to say about it.

 

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Dr Spinder Dhaliwal interviewed by BBC World TV

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Spinder Dhaliwal, Director of Postgraduate Studies at Westminster Business School, was featured on BBC World TV’s Business Live with Tanya Beckett on 24 November 2016.

 

Interviewed on the BBC programme Behind the Headlines, Spinder talked about millennials leading the way in today’s entrepreneurial landscape. Drawing on the successes of 12 young self-starters including two Westminster Business School alumni – Sarah Watkinson-Yull, Creative Director of Yull Shoes, and Kristian Else, Founder of HallBookers.co.uk – Spinder discussed how millennial entrepreneurs are well-placed to make dynamic changes in the economy through entrepreneurial skill, astounding levels of self-motivation and creativity.

 

The inspiration for Spinder’s discussion comes from both her work as Reader in Entrepreneurship at Westminster Business School and her recently published book The Millennial Millionaire, How Young Entrepreneurs Turn Dreams Into Business.

 

Spinder is continually engaged in the conversation around entrepreneurship and education and has also recently written for the Chartered Association of Business Schools blog.

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Career Development Centre

Welcome to the Career Development Centre! How can we support you? Watch and find out!

An animated video created by our students, for our students!

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London's creative industries provide 800,000 jobs | City A.M.

London's creative industries provide 800,000 jobs | City A.M. | Welcome to Westminster Business School archive & editing platform | Scoop.it

Almost 25 per cent of London's creative jobs are in IT, software and computer services (Source: Getty)

 

"London's creative industries provide almost 800,000 jobs – more than the financial services sector – and boost the economy by a whopping £35bn.

 

Yesterday’s findings from GLA Economics, the Greater London Authority's economic research unit, shows that creative industries such as advertising, architecture, IT and publishing now make up 16.3 per cent of total jobs in London.

 

The industry is growing at a rapid rate. In 2014, there were 795,800 jobs in the creative economy, an increase of 106,300 or 15.4 per cent since 2011.

 

In comparison, last week's data from TheCityUK showed that a record 729,000 people were employed in financial and professional services in London at the end of June this year, a 2.2 per cent increase on 2014.

 

 

Median hourly pay in the creative economy last year was £18.80, compared to a median hourly pay of £15.26 in other industries, according to the report.

 

Nearly a quarter of creative jobs in the capital are in IT, software and computer services, followed by film, TV, video, radio and photography, which make up 16.5 per cent. Advertising and marketing account for 14.4 per cent."

 

Access the column as published on the City A.M. online edition and authored by Suzie Neuwirth, a freelance contributor to the paper

 

City A.M. is a free, business newspaper distributed in and around London with business professionals who commute on London's public transport system forming its main readership.

 

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WBC UK | Westminster Business Consultants, the Junior Enterprise of the University of Westminster

WBC UK | Westminster Business Consultants, the Junior Enterprise of the University of Westminster | Welcome to Westminster Business School archive & editing platform | Scoop.it

Westminster Business Consultants (WBC) is the Junior Enterprise within the University of Westminster, London since 1995. The Junior Enterprise Concept is based on combining academic theory and applying it within the world of business. These enterprises are solely managed by students from Universities across Europe.

 

WBC is part of the European Confederation of Junior Enterprises, JADE (Junior Association of Development within Europe). JADE is an umbrella organisation of more than 280 student run businesses across 200 universities in 14 European countries.

 

We are focused on the development and maintenance of a learning environment that challenges and inspires students to work with increasing confidence, dynamism and ability.

We have a devoted team and our unique position in the market allows us to offer services of great quality at competitive prices.

 

At the moment WBC has a point of contact with student run organisations in North & South America, Europe, Africa, and Asia.

 

Some of the companies that WBC has worked with in the past include the Royal Mail, Boston Consulting Group, Schroder Ventures, CIMA, E&Y, McKinsey & Company, HP Sauce, Mayor of London, Bossard Consulting, IBM, O2, Peugeot, Volvo, BT, Amaris, Alten and the University of Westminster.

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"De-stress During Your Exams With Food, Glorious Food! By International Student Sushant Bhattarai" - Westminster Business School Blog

"De-stress During Your Exams With Food, Glorious Food! By International Student Sushant Bhattarai" - Westminster Business School Blog | Welcome to Westminster Business School archive & editing platform | Scoop.it

Sushant Bhattarai who is a current student taking his Master’s degree in Marketing Communications at Westminster Business School puts you into the right frame of mind for exam season (admittedly not happening for a long time) and how to couple exam stress with good gastronomy to suit any palate.  Sushant goes around several London locations to review (and taste) the food on offer at Southbank Centre, Counter Cafe & Hackney Wick, and Brixton Village.

 

"As the rigour and madness that is the academic semester at University of Westminster slowly disappears, the stress of exam preparation takes over. While indisputably a fun and exhilarating time in your life, it’s important to allow yourself some treats to help you unwind and remind yourself that there is a lovely city out there that needs to be appreciated! With London being a cultural melting pot (a trait highly reflected on the Westminster Business School campus), one way to appreciate the city is its food options. Here are just a few of the tours and tastes that I wanted to share"

 

To read the whole digest by our international student blogger and food critic please read the blog article as published on our official Westminster Business School Blog.

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Quintin Hogg Memorial Sports Gound 

Quintin Hogg Memorial Sports Gound  | Welcome to Westminster Business School archive & editing platform | Scoop.it

The University of Westminster sports grounds are located at the Quintin Hogg Memorial Sports Ground, resting on the banks of the river Thames. The grounds are situated in an enviable position in Chiswick, west London with 45 acres of sporting facilities and good transport links.

 

There are few grounds in the area that can compare both in the number, quality and range of pitches on offer. The extensive grounds can accommodate a wide range of sports, which include football, rugby, hockey, lacrosse, cricket, tennis, and netball.

 

Additionally, the sporting facilities are complemented by a large pavilion with function rooms, catering provision, bars and extensive changing facilities.

 

The Quintin Hogg Memorial Sports Ground is named after our founder who, in 1881, established The Polytechnic, the University of Westminster's precursor.

 

To find out more about the history and heritage of The Quintin Hogg Memorial Sports Ground click through and to enquire about services available please contact General Enquiries (T: +44 (0)20 8995 6863; E: unisportchiswick@westminster.ac.uk)

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An Interview With Westminster Business School's New Dean, Professor Malcolm Kirkup - Westminster Business School Blog

An Interview With Westminster Business School's New Dean, Professor Malcolm Kirkup - Westminster Business School Blog | Welcome to Westminster Business School archive & editing platform | Scoop.it

"Westminster Business School is an established, large, diverse and internationally recognised School, which is well-known for providing practical and ‘professional’ programmes. I believe I can help us build on this strength to further enhance the reputation and profile of the School. I see immense potential at Westminster for innovation in programme design, to work even more closely with industry and the professions, and to build research and academic enterprise in particular areas of real strength."

 

This new academic year we are delighted to welcome our new Pro Vice-Chancellor (PVC) and Dean of Westminster Business School, Professor Malcolm Kirkup. Joining us from the University of Edinburgh, Malcolm brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to our team and looks forward to beginning his journey with us.

 

To find out more about Malcolm’s vision for the faculty, read the full interview as a blog piece on our Westminster Business School Blog!

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Register for "Postgraduate Online Information Session: Study at Westminster Business School in London", 8 November @ 4pm GMT

Westminster Business School is staging an Online Information Session on Tuesday 8 November at 4pm GMT to give an overview of our portfolio of taught postgraduate courses. We regularly host such events and this webinar-type session is primarily aimed at potential students in the Americas region.  Having said this all are welcome to take part so consider yourselves invited.

 

The idea is to give prospective students all the benefits of an open day without having to attend an event on site. It will provide a virtual setting for applicants and prospective students to learn more about what we offer in terms of postgraduate courses and to gain an overall perspective of Westminster Business School.

Presenting and chairing the webinar will be Dr Spinder Dhaliwal, the Director of Postgraduate Studies at Westminster Business School. She will be joined by two of our current Master's students, from Brazil and Argentina respectively, who will complete the panel. Although the webinar will be conducted primarily in English our student panelists can take and answer questions from audience members in Spanish and Portuguese. The live session will conclude with a Q&A where you can ask us any questions that you may have both during the session and when registering for the event itself.


Register here to sign-up and confirm your attendance::

https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/5558074537595254532

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New course for September 2017 - announcing our upcoming Online Information Session on Finance & Financial Law MSc

New course for September 2017 - announcing our upcoming Online Information Session on Finance & Financial Law MSc | Welcome to Westminster Business School archive & editing platform | Scoop.it

Westminster Business School is hosting a live, interactive Online Information Session to introduce the brand new Finance & Financial Law MSc course.  

 

This new and highly-specialised postgraduate course is launching next academic year with an inaugural in-take planned for September 2017.  Dr Charanjit Singh, the Course Leader, will be presenting and charing the webinar-type production to tell you what this exciting new course involves, who its for, and some of its unique attributes.

 

As your plan is to join us in January feel free to invite a friend or relative interested in taking a Master's in Finance in the UK.

 

COMING SOON - Keep checking here as we will update you when the programme has been finalised.  Date and time to be confirmed.

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Check out our official blog homepage - Westminster Business School Blog

Check out our official blog homepage - Westminster Business School Blog | Welcome to Westminster Business School archive & editing platform | Scoop.it

Welcome to our Blog! We’re here to give you a better picture of what life at Westminster Business School is really like, so feel free to take a look through the blog where you’ll find plenty of stories, insights and news about our faculty, students and staff.

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A postgraduate guide to life at Westminster Business School: Marketing Communications MA student, Sushant Bhattarai - Westminster Business School Blog

A postgraduate guide to life at Westminster Business School: Marketing Communications MA student, Sushant Bhattarai - Westminster Business School Blog | Welcome to Westminster Business School archive & editing platform | Scoop.it

 "Hello all! My name is Sushant Bhattarai and I am a Marketing Communications MA student from Nepal. I’m here to give you a good idea of what it’s like to be a postgraduate student in London and I’ll be taking you through the lovely academic journey that is Westminster Business School."

 

"The prospect of Graduate School always terrified me before this year. I always envisioned myself with a wheelbarrow full of course books, a gallon of coffee, and of course feeling extremely intimidated in class. While I’m sure some of these elements will appear to me before I finish my course, I’ve come to realize that if you take everything slowly and break things down, everything feels manageable."

Sushant Bhattarai, Marketing Communications MA student

 

A big thank you to Marketing Communications MA student, Sushant Bhattarai for this excellent and motivational blog post.  Sushant enrolled in January and comes from Nepal.  We caught him at quite an early and formative stage in his student journey at Westminster Business School.  We hope it will give you some insights of what to expect when you arrive here in September.

 

Read the full blog as featured on our Westminster Busienss School Blog.

 

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Westminster Business School enrolment and orientation - Study - University of Westminster, London

Westminster Business School enrolment and orientation - Study - University of Westminster, London | Welcome to Westminster Business School archive & editing platform | Scoop.it

Welcome from the Dean

 

Congratulations on joining the Westminster Business School.

 

This is an exciting time for you as you embark on your chosen programme of study and I look forward to welcoming you to the School in January 2017.

 

To help you settle into university life and make the most of your time with us we have designed an orientation programme for each course, which can be accessed online.

 

During orientation week there will be welcome meetings to introduce you to staff, opportunities to get to know your fellow students, tours to familiarise you with the campus and you will also get all the essential information you need to begin your studies.

 

Good luck and I hope you enjoy your time at the University of Westminster. I look forward to meeting you in January.

 

Best wishes,

 

Malcolm Kirkup, Dean,

Westminster Business School

 

Enrolment and orientation programmes for January 2017

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University of Westminster is the most internationally diverse university in the UK and ranked 118th in the world for international outlook

University of Westminster is the most internationally diverse university in the UK and ranked 118th in the world for international outlook | Welcome to Westminster Business School archive & editing platform | Scoop.it

Named the most internationally diverse university in the UK in the Hotcourses Diversity Index (HDI) earlier this year, the University of Westminster has been ranked at 118 for International Outlook across all universities worldwide by the Times Higher Education World University Rankings.

 

The University has a student body comprising over 160 nationalities including over 6,000 international students and 30 per cent of our staff members come from outside the UK. Our international outlook is supported by international partnerships across the world, by our globally engaged research and by the international exchange and outward mobility opportunities we offer our students.

 

Offering over 300 degree courses, the University of Westminster places particular emphasis on providing international opportunities for Westminster students in order to ensure that students are provided with an environment where they can develop skills, competences and knowledge required by the global economy. Westminster is committed to supporting diversity and equal opportunities and is fully committed to creating a stimulating and supportive learning and working environment based on mutual respect and trust.

 

The University of Westminster respects and values diversity within its staff and student community, to promote equality of opportunity, and to challenge and strive to eliminate unlawful discrimination. The University’s vision as outlined in its 2020 strategy is to continue in being a world-leading research centre with a proud history of global relationships and partnerships across the world.

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An interview with the author: "Westminster's Cecilie Bingham Shortlisted For CMI Management Book Of The Year Award" - Westminster Business School Blog

An interview with the author: "Westminster's Cecilie Bingham Shortlisted For CMI Management Book Of The Year Award" - Westminster Business School Blog | Welcome to Westminster Business School archive & editing platform | Scoop.it

Westminster Business School gives its warmest congratulations to Cecilie Bingham whose book Employment Relations: Fairness and Trust in the Workplace has been nominated for this year’s Chartered Management Institute (CMI) Management Book of the Year. Of more than 150 books entered into the competition, Cecilie’s was one of 25 books to be shortlisted for the award.

 

Cecilie is both Course Leader for the CIPD-accredited Human Resource Management MA and International Human Resource

Management MA and full-time Principal Lecturer at Westminster Business School.  The majority of her current teaching is on postgraduate courses, and she is Module Leader for Employee Relations.

 

Following her recent success of being nominated and shortlisted for the CMI award, we spoke with Cecilie to find out what this means to her.

 

Read the interview piece in full as published on our official blog site.  

 

Thank you to Principal Lecturer and Course Leader, Cecilie Bingham, and to Laila Beyan who conducted the interview who both made this article possible.

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Google for Entrepreneurs - Campus London

Google for Entrepreneurs - Campus London | Welcome to Westminster Business School archive & editing platform | Scoop.it

"Google’s space for entrepreneurs.  Stop by and say hello."


With free Wi-Fi, an infectious energy, and lots of fellow founders, the Campus Cafe is a great place to get things done, take a break, or collaborate with like-minded people. The Campus Cafe sells fresh coffee and healthy food options to fuel great work. Simply sign up to become a member (it's free!) and come on in.

 

Come and hang out!

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Showtime in the West End - International Student Bloggers

Showtime in the West End - International Student Bloggers | Welcome to Westminster Business School archive & editing platform | Scoop.it

"London is a theatrical, cultural and historic playground.  Much like Hollywood or Broadway, there is always something to see on the screen or stage.  But what to see? Where to see it? When to go?  I have found that if you are patient and take the time to search and look, West End show tickets can be easily found, cost-effective, and absolutely fun to watch. I have been to 3 shows in the last few weeks and I would like to share those with you along with some good places to grab a bite to eat pre or post-curtain!"

 

For those of you interested in London's cultural events, our International student blogger Nick writes about enjoying the West End shows and lists his three favourite shows you shouldn't miss. Read his full blog post as published on International Student Bloggers Blog.

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"Seen Before Sunrise – a drone's-eye-view of London at dawn": Time Out London (Official YouTube Channel)

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Ambika P3 - Alternative Arts Venue at University of Westminster 

Ambika P3 - Alternative Arts Venue at University of Westminster  | Welcome to Westminster Business School archive & editing platform | Scoop.it

"One of the capital's hidden and most exciting new spaces"

– The Guardian

 

Ambika P3 is a 14,000 sq ft space for contemporary art and architecture, developed from the vast former concrete Engineering Halls underneath the University of Westminster's Marylebone building. It presents a public programme of curated exhibitions, education projects, talks and events in central London.

 

Currently one of London's leading alternative arts venues, it was founded by Professor Katharine Heron in 2007 and directed by her, working with Dr Michael Maziere of Westminster's School of Media Art and Design. The astonishing venue plays host to a range of ambitious art and architectural installations, music performances and events, as well as being available for private hire. 

 

 

Visit Ambika P3 website to find out what's on and to learn more.

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Are you in London? An invite to come on a Campus Tour with Kasia and Joe

Are you in London? An invite to come on a Campus Tour with Kasia and Joe | Welcome to Westminster Business School archive & editing platform | Scoop.it

Are you going to be in London at any point between now and January? Or perhaps you already live here?  With the new term just around the corner, we would like to invite all prospective students who live in or are visiting London on a personalised Campus Tour of Westminster Business School.

 

Our Campus Tours give you the chance to experience Westminster Business School for yourself as you explore the campus facilities, study and social spaces. To get a sneak preview of the campus before you arrive for your enrolment, please contact us by email to arrange an appointment with Kasia or Joe. This is just to guarantee that someone will be available to receive you when you arrive for your tour.

 

This is a standing invitation and as long as you make an appointment you are welcome to take it up at any point because we would obviously like you to feel at home and comfortable in your new surroundings even before you arrive!  

 

Our tours are designed to give a general overview of the campus and are not course specific. Therefore, if you would like to meet academic staff before or after your campus tour please make individual arrangements. Also, the tour will require you to walk around the campus so comfortable footwear is advised!

 

We hope to see you soon! 

 

To book your Campus Tour in advance, please email Kasia and Joe (e: PGApplicantOfficers@westminster.ac.uk). 

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Meet your Postgraduate Applicant Officers, Kasia & Joe - Westminster Business School Blog

Meet your Postgraduate Applicant Officers, Kasia & Joe - Westminster Business School Blog | Welcome to Westminster Business School archive & editing platform | Scoop.it

"Although we are sure that our postgraduate applicants are excited about the prospect of taking further study, we also know that choosing your university, faculty and degree can be daunting and confusing, especially if you are considering studying abroad.

 

That’s why anyone who receives an offer (conditional or unconditional) for a postgraduate degree at Westminster Business School gets extra support from our Postgraduate Applicant Officers, Kasia and Joe."

 

To read the full interview and find out how they can help you to prepare for your graduate experience, click through to our Westminster Business School Blog.

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Register your place: "Online Information Session: Masters in Marketing", 17 November @ 2pm GMT

Register your place: "Online Information Session: Masters in Marketing", 17 November @ 2pm GMT | Welcome to Westminster Business School archive & editing platform | Scoop.it

Westminster Business School is hosting a live, interactive Online Information Session on Thursday 17 November 2016 at 1pm GMT aimed at all those interested in studying a postgraduate course in Marketing at Westminster Business School.

Marketing courses to be covered:
• Marketing Communications MA
• Marketing Management MA/MSc

The webinar-type session will provide an online setting for applicants and prospective students to learn more about the courses and to gain an overall perspective of Westminster Business School. We will be fielding questions from the audience at a Q&A towards the end of the event.

 

Register here to sign-up and confirm your attendance::

https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/2153187193046977028

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Westminster Business School appoints new Dean

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Westminster Business School has appointed Professor Malcolm Kirkup as its new Dean.

 

Professor Kirkup joins Westminster Business School from the University of Edinburgh Business School where he was Professorial Director of MBA Programmes and Director of Educational Innovation. Having also previously held a number of senior roles at Cranfield, Birmingham, Loughborough, Lancaster and Exeter Business Schools, Professor Kirkup brings a wide breadth of expertise and innovation to the role.

 

“I look forward to working with my colleagues at Westminster Business School to support, broaden and strengthen the portfolio of exciting, applied, innovative teaching programmes as well as to further enhance its research and enterprise. The School is one of the largest and longest established Business Schools in London, with an impressive range of faculty and an exciting future ahead.”

 

Read the full announcement in a bulletin published on the news section of the University of Westminster website.

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"Preparing for cultural differences – what to expect in Britain", Study London - Official University Guide

"Preparing for cultural differences – what to expect in Britain", Study London - Official University Guide | Welcome to Westminster Business School archive & editing platform | Scoop.it

"Moving to the UK is a big step in your life. You might already be familiar with some of the British culture and etiquette through television shows. However, many international students still worry about how they will adjust to life here.

 

While there are probably many differences to your own culture, here are a few British manners and customs you will notice quite quickly."

 

Click through to read on

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