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From baking to movie marathons, here’s your freshers guide to celebrating Christmas on campus

From baking to movie marathons, here’s your freshers guide to celebrating Christmas on campus

Breaking News, Christmas, Explainers, LifeStyle, Student
Who doesn't want to wake up to gifts on Christmas morning? Image by Pavel Danilyuk from Pexels So, you’ve managed to meet all your deadlines and wrap up an entire semester in a haze. But amid confusing assignment briefs, draining Monday morning classes and all-nighters – coupled with a rather unhealthy diet plan – you’ve completely forgotten to plan ahead for the holidays. Spending the festive season away from your family can be daunting as a student, especially if it’s your first time miles away from home. To grasp the current plans shaping campus life, Westminster World spoke to staff members at the University of Westminster’s Harrow campus. From hosting engaging events to helping students make the most of their university life, here are all the insights they had to share:
From “Love Actually” to “Home Alone”: Your ultimate guide to timeless Christmas movie magic!

From “Love Actually” to “Home Alone”: Your ultimate guide to timeless Christmas movie magic!

Breaking News, Celebrity, Christmas, Explainers, Film, LifeStyle
Artwork by Shaurya Thapa With the holiday season inching closer, it's never too soon to cosy up with a hot cup of cocoa and revisit some of our favourite Christmas films that stood the test of time. Whether you are a fan of heartwarming romantic comedies or classic laugh-out-loud films, get ready to jingle through the holiday season with our handpicked selection of the top five movies. These films, from timeless classics to modern favourites, are sure to bring joy and cheer to your Christmas celebrations. Love Actually https://youtu.be/H9Z3_ifFheQ?si=880AnVrjtU5iGkw3 Love Actually. Credit: YouTube "Love Actually", written and directed by Richard Curtis, has become the go-to Christmas film since its release in 2003. With an ensemble cast of a young Kiera Knightly, dapper H...
Winter blues, red-hot style: a Londoner’s guide to cold weather dressing

Winter blues, red-hot style: a Londoner’s guide to cold weather dressing

Breaking News, Explainers, Fashion, Instagram, LifeStyle, London, shopping, streetwear, Student, trends
With temperatures plummeting to below freezing in the capital, Londoners are likely to prioritise function over form when getting dressed this week.   But winter need not sentence us to becoming puffer-clad Michelin men. For many fashion mavens, colder weather is the perfect excuse to layer up, layer on an extra accessory (or three) and go bold with makeup. We spoke to students on the University of Westminster’s Harrow campus, who were adamant that the chill would not curb their sense of style. Yelia and Echo (@ech0ech0echo). (Credit: Holly Munks) Yelia and Echo presented their expert take on cosy chic. Building on a base of thermals, they layered up statement knitwear, which proves that warmth and style are not mutually exclusive. As Echo pointed out, a boring wint
The Cult of Beauty questions the demand for looks throughout history

The Cult of Beauty questions the demand for looks throughout history

Art, Breaking News, Culture, Explainers, Galleries, Gender, LifeStyle, Women
Idolino and Esquiline Venus at The Cult of Beauty. Photograph by Malavika Pradeep Beauty patches for syphilis and smallpox scars, windmills for husbands to transform their ugly wives. The Cult of Beauty exhibition at The Wellcome Collection showcases dialogue between beauty, age, gender, race and status through history.   The exhibition challenges conventional notions of beauty, urging a more nuanced understanding beyond binary differences. It explores diverse perspectives, particularly from marginalised communities, on what beauty means in our world.   Sophie, 26, The Cult of Beauty visitor, said: "It is nice to go through time in this show. I like the layout and the colour palette of this exhibition."     The exhibition discusses a variety of differe...
Big Boys season two will have moments of pathos

Big Boys season two will have moments of pathos

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Jack Rooke gives an exclusive interview at Westminster World. He talks about the series Big Boys on Channel 4 and reveals what we should expect in the upcoming season two. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KHjiIhUzBAM Jack Rooke talks about Big Boys season two on Channel 4 that will be shown next year. Credits to: Mellina Shahrom and Hera Kruja Jack Rooke is the writer and creator of Big Boys. It is a sitcom that has been positively praised. It stars Dylan Llewellyn and Jon Pointing, who live together in 2013 and are university students in their first year. Jack, who is Llewellyn's character, is a semi-fictionalized version of Rooke. The series tackles grief and mental health issues in a light and funny way. The first season was shown on 26 May 2022 and it can be watched ...
Channel 4’s Big Boys is coming back, and it is better than ever

Channel 4’s Big Boys is coming back, and it is better than ever

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The series got renewed for a second season in August 2022 and is scheduled to premiere in 2023. The first broadcast was on 26 May this year and is available on All 4. Source: Channel 4 Jack Rooke gives an exclusive interview at Westminster World. He talks about the series Big Boys on Channel 4 and reveals what we should expect in the upcoming season two. Jack also spoke about Big Boys season two. During those episodes, we will watch more stories being developed regarding the other characters. In contrast, the main focus remains on the main ones. https://youtu.be/KHjiIhUzBAM Credit: Mellina Shahrom and Besmira Kruja Jack Rooke said: “I think it’s just going to be a bit more expansive. I want to sort of delve into some of the other characters' back stories and for it to feel
The Crown season 5 causes a stir in town

The Crown season 5 causes a stir in town

Culture, Film, LifeStyle, Royal Family
The upcoming season 'inspired by true events' grabs attention ahead of its release. Image Credit: Smriti Raizada The big-budget royal drama series The Crown season 5 set to release on November 9 is facing more heat than any other season in the past. After the queen’s demise, it is a very sensitive time to release a season which contains the ‘most controversies’ that the royal family has been linked to. For the first time in the show’s history, Netflix had to add a disclaimer to its marketing content due to a massive backlash from the public. The disclaimer stated the upcoming season of The Crown is ‘fictional’ and ‘inspired by true events’. Many historians and eminent personalities have criticised the series in the past. Joining this list of critics was former Prime Minister S
The issues surrounding black hairstyles explained

The issues surrounding black hairstyles explained

Education, Experience, Explainer, Explainers, LifeStyle, London, Media, Racism, Women
https://youtu.be/VvAYRqXcql4 With 2020 being a huge year for the progression of the Black Lives Matter movement, we take a look at the lack of understanding and misrepresentation of black hair and why this continues to be a topic of debate. In this video we cover the worldwide policing of black hair that often leads to people feeling discriminated, racially targeted and harassed. In a time led by diversity, inclusion and human rights campaigns are ever present, but why are there still conversations that decide how black people should wear their hair? How is racism linked to this problem and why do some black people feel the need to find ways in order to make sure they fit into society and are perceived as presentable enough.

Why younger people work harder than their parents for less?

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https://youtu.be/lfsVrtg7SSQ Video / Jinglin Zhou Millennials and Generation Z, are always faced with high requirements and have to work harder to succeed. A research carried out at OfficeGenie found that millennials worked on average a whopping seven hours and 22 minutes extra each week. Another study from the Workforce Institute at Kronos Incorporated showed 32% of Gen Z respondents say they are the hardest-working generation ever, and 36% believe they "had it the hardest" when entering the working world compared with all other ages before it. But they haven't gain more from hard working. In the UK, salaries for millennials and Gen Z are 20% down on what their parents earned during the same period of their lives. Working harder is not the way that leads to success. I...