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Preferred Partner University of Westminster is one of the Aziz Foundation’s preferred partners. They share our core values and are committed to promoting Widening Participation at the postgraduate level.

Preferred Partners In Focus: University of Westminster

The University of Westminster set out an institutional action plan to make clear its commitment to address awarding gaps and the elimination of any form of discrimination. This is informed by 15 key commitments, which the institution has made steps towards implementing through its EDI Committee, including but not limited to: developing cultural sensitivity, creating protocols for racial accountability at each level of the recruitment and promotion process, and conducting equal pay audits.

The key milestones achieved to date include the establishment of a dedicated Education and Teaching Innovation Centre, with a series of ongoing trainings, and support in areas such decolonising and diversifying the curriculum.

The University has a “the Faith and Spirituality Team” to encourage all students and staff to explore their sense of spiritual wellbeing as part of its grounded, holistic education. The Interfaith Advisor holds a qualification in Muslim chaplaincy, with a specialisation in higher education, from the Markfield Institute.