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A grand pile of rubbish: Infestation fears in student accommodation

A grand pile of rubbish: Infestation fears in student accommodation

Breaking News, Explainers, Housing, London, Student
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DMSYzGejchY Mountains of rubbish bags have piled up outside a student accommodation block in north-west London, sparking fears of a possible rat infestation. Grand Felda House in Wembley is operated by CRM Students, a private company which charges students up to £494 pounds a week. But footage reveals that residents are far from living in luxury. Hundreds of rubbish bags had been collected on a rooftop, which forms part of the block. The litter included shopping bags, discarded food items, plastic bottles, cardboard boxes and takeaway containers. A clip showing the mess was posted by mother Jaquie Finn on the social media platform X, alongside a message describing the scene as a 'health and safety nightmare'. Finn also suggested that the bu
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:
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
Big Boys season two will have moments of pathos

Big Boys season two will have moments of pathos

Breaking News, Celebrity, Entertainment, LifeStyle, News, Student
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 ...
Revamp your winter wardrobe in preparation for the Arctic blast

Revamp your winter wardrobe in preparation for the Arctic blast

clothes, Fashion, streetwear, Student, Taste
Image by Dan O. Eboka. The Arctic airflow from the North pole is expected to bring with it chills of below -8C (17.6F). So it's time to grab your winter coat, plus a double layer of insulation, and a beanie hat to match.  With the Met Office announcing a yellow warning for snow in parts of the UK, Westminster World spoke with our resident fashion expert and University of Westminster student Alexia Georgieva, for her top tips on how to stay fashionably warm this winter.  Image by  Vlada Karpovich | Pexels. “Knit is very in at the moment,” said Alexia. For a look that's both artisan and functional, swap the hoodie for a knitted cardigan instead. Knitted hats with ear warmers, knitted scarfs and knitted gloves that are waterproof. Historically, they have ea
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

Breaking News, Celebrity, Culture, Entertainment, Explainers, Film, LifeStyle, Opinion, Radio, Student, trends, TV, UK news, Video, youth
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
Explained: India and its unemployment crisis

Explained: India and its unemployment crisis

Breaking News, Covid-19, economy, Explainers, International, Student, Worldnews, youth
Since the mid-2000s, India’s youth have referred to themselves as the “Nowhere Generation” - the ones who are stuck between the need to work for sustenance and the lack of options to help them. It has been over two decades since this term was coined but the situation seems to get worse with every year with rising “berozgari” or unemployment. Picture Credit: Australia India Institute On the 1st of February, India’s Finance Minister announced the budget for 2022 and promised to create six million jobs over the next five years. However, the “Nowhere Generation” doesn't seem to have much faith in this statement as pulling this off will not be an easy feat. In the past few years, in spite of being Asia’s third-largest economy, the country’s unemployment rate exceeded most of the emer
Could people answer math problems in dreams?

Could people answer math problems in dreams?

Explainer, Explainers, Explainers, Student, Video, youth
Scientists successfully establish a two-way dialogue with people during REM sleep. Dreamers can answer simple questions such as “What is two plus one?” It is believed that dreams are disorderly and illogical, so people can’t think and react rationally while sleeping. Based on previous studies, scientists already knew that one-way contact is attainable. People can receive external stimuli like light and sound. Two-way communication requires a sleeping person to understand information from outside and respond logically, which is much more complicated. Karen Konkoly, from Northwestern University, worked with her collaborators to experiment by asking people simple questions during lucid dreams (you can realise that you are dreaming) and published a study on February 18 in Current Biolog
‘We deserve more’: Goldsmiths rent strikes back

‘We deserve more’: Goldsmiths rent strikes back

Breaking News, Covid-19, Education, Explainers, London, News, protest, Student, UK news
Goldsmiths rent strike banner. Photo by Jinglin Zhou. Appalling living conditions and deafening silence from Goldsmiths, University of London has prompted its students to go on rent strike. Goldsmiths is the first university in London to join the ranks of rent strikers from other universities across the UK, including Bristol, Cambridge, and Manchester.  https://youtu.be/9rU-0JpB8SA Embed video. Video produced by Jinglin Zhou and Shiyan Wang. A rent striker, Luke said that his room hasn’t been touched since March 2020 when previous students were sent home at the start of the lockdown. He described: “When I walked in, there were urine stains on the floor.” Luke also listed shrivelled doors, black mould, and rats that were rampant in other rooms.  “The room next
Covid-19: Students’ distress over job loss

Covid-19: Students’ distress over job loss

Covid-19, Student
The mass vaccination coming up this week in the UK does not reassure everyone. Especially students that WestminsterWorld had the opportunity to meet. Credit: Simone Michelle Gray Nearly 80 per cent of students rely on part-time job to gain extra income. Due to this year’s economic crisis and social distancing regulations, workplaces have been closed and many students cannot continue their work. According to Generation COVID survey conducted by LSE, the most job loss among all age groups are student aged 16 to 25, which means one in 10 young people lost their job during covid-19 pandemic. source: Generation COVID "They had to cancel all the shows when the lockdown came up so I lost my job." We can see the depth in her eyes as much as the pain. Barbara Uzoigwe, 22 years ol