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Holocaust survivor to present annual lecture

A Holocaust survivor will share his first-hand experiences of the Second World War during an annual lecture at the University of Wolverhampton.

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CASE STUDY: Dan Masters the Art of Demolition

Daniel Mackinlay is building on his 16 years’ experience in the demolition industry by embarking on a two year Master’s Degree in Demolition Management

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Event highlights waste management solutions

The University of Wolverhampton is holding a free event to highlight waste management solutions for businesses and industry professionals.

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Winning awards is child’s play for BAFTA graduate

An award winning graduate from the University of Wolverhampton School of Art picked up a BAFTA (British Academy Film and Television Arts) for his children’s television work recently.

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Shopping centre retailer bags student artwork

A University of Wolverhampton student has created a bespoke piece of art for Debenhams – the new retailer based at the Mander Centre in Wolverhampton.

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Art graduates showcase work at prestigious exhibition

Three graduates from the University of Wolverhampton School of Art have been selected to show their work at prestigious venues across the region as part of a major exhibition.

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Project aims to build a sensibility for sustainability in fashion

A new fashion and textiles initiative has been launched which aims to encourage sustainable attitudes to clothing in the UK.

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‘Many Rivers to Cross’: Project to record local history of ‘Rivers of Blood’ speech

A project documenting the local impact of Enoch Powell’s ‘Rivers of Blood’ speech is to be launched by the University of Wolverhampton thanks to a £9,400 National Lottery grant.

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Lamp procession to celebrate student nurses

Student nurses will celebrate the end of their studies at the University of Wolverhampton with a special lamp procession.

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Official signing builds on construction partnership

The University of Wolverhampton has built on its partnership with two leading construction bodies.

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Students scoop international award for a one-handed design

Students from the University of Wolverhampton scooped an international award for innovation recently.

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Whatever happened to our vision of a learning society?

BLOG by Prof Sir Alan Tuckett: Twenty years on from an influential education paper, a conference is set to consider what happened to our vision of a learning society.

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Art graduate creates animal magic with pet portraits

A University of Wolverhampton art graduate is creating animal magic by starting a business drawing pet portraits.

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Top recognition for interpreting graduate

A University of Wolverhampton graduate is celebrating after achieving a top status for sign language interpreters.

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Chip Vulnerability Affecting Technology

The vulnerability in major chipsets that has been announced this week is being referred to as Spectre and Meltdown.

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Funding boost for Springfield Campus city centre connectivity

Funding has been secured to further develop the safer walking and cycling route for students between the city’s transport Interchange and the University of Wolverhampton’s new Springfield Campus.

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Knighthood for University professor

A University of Wolverhampton professor who has been a pioneer in the field of adult learning for 40 years has received a knighthood in the New Year Honours list.

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International consultancy grows team with new Black Country recruits

Rider Levett Bucknall (RLB) has grown its team with the appointment of seven Black Country graduates from the University of Wolverhampton.

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New report highlights why adapting learning spaces matters for innovative teaching and learning

Practical advice for schools on how to adapt learning spaces to support the innovative use of technology has been published in a new report by a leading University of Wolverhampton expert.

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Visit by Hubei Engineering University

The University of Wolverhampton was delighted to welcome our long term partners Hubei Engineering University, China, recently.

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Budding entrepreneurs raise £17k for local charities

Entrepreneurial students from the University of Wolverhampton have raised more than £17,000 for local charities as part of a business module.

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Artist banks competition short list success

A University of Wolverhampton art graduate was short listed in this year’s Sky Arts Landscape Artist of the Year competition.

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ECMS helps create the right pattern for apprenticeships

The Elite Centre for Manufacturing Skills (ECMS) has helped a local engineering company create the right pattern for plugging its skills gap by taking on a new apprentice.

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China awards the hand of friendship for ground breaking partnership

A leading University of Wolverhampton academic has been presented with a ‘Friendship Award’ by the People’s Government of Yunnan Province in China.

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Building links with employers leads to Apprenticeship success

A visit to a University of Wolverhampton Open Day resulted in one student finding an Apprenticeship with a national construction company.

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KTM HEADS TO SCHOOL

KTM 690 DUKE engine donated to University of Wolverhampton’s School of Engineering

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Chinese scholar joins the Wolves pack

A Chinese Visiting Scholar has joined the University of Wolverhampton pack by decorating two ‘Wolves in Wolves’ sculptures.

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University finds right chemistry to reach out to schools

The University of Wolverhampton held an outreach event during the Royal Society of Chemistry’s ‘Chemistry Week’

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New book of songs offers children a festive flavour

A University of Wolverhampton lecturer has compiled a Christmas songbook for schools and community groups during the festive period.

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Student services team stay close to their roots

VIDEO: The staff in the Faculty of Social Sciences student services office all have something in common ...

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19 January 2018

PSO - General Data Protection Regulation Workshop on 19 Jan 2018

Looking at the basic principles of the GDPR, what will be changing and importantly your obligations and responsibilities to ensure that you comply with the GDPR.

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25 January 2018

Holocaust Memorial Day Annual Lecture 2018

The University of Wolverhampton is pleased to welcome Holocaust survivor Henri Obstfeld and hear his first-hand testimony as part of a visit organised with the Holocaust Educational Trust.

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30 January 2018

Interactive documentary: what does it mean and why does it matter?

Interactive documentary: what does it mean and why does it matter?

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01 February 2018

Putting Science into Policy

University of Wolverhampton Lecture by Peter Churchill

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06 February 2018

Glass, technology and industrial engagement

Glass, technology and industrial engagement.

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12 February to 16 February 2018

Career Development Week 2018

Build new skills, experiences and opportunities for your future.

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13 February 2018

FREE PUBLIC LECTURE - Military History by Professor Gary Sheffield

FREE PUBLIC LECTURE - Military History by Professor Gary Sheffield

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16 February 2018

Whatever happened to our vision of a learning society?

Twenty years on from an influential education paper, a conference is set to consider what happened to our vision of a learning society, writes Professor Sir Alan Tuckett.

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19 February 2018

Forensic Science Higher Education Taster Session

Forensic Science Higher Education Taster Session

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19 February to 21 February 2018

RUSTA Approved: Remote Pilot Certification SUAS

The RPCS course is designed to teach you everything that you need to know to become a safe and professional Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) pilot to enable you to operate commercially.

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28 February to 02 May 2018

Project Support Office Grants Academy 2018

Project Support Office Grants Academy 2018

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28 February 2018

Stories behind the screen: the rise of Screenwriting Studies

Stories behind the screen: the rise of Screenwriting Studies - Dr Ian Mcdonald, University of Leeds

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01 March 2018

EnTRESS Environmental Showcase: Waste Management Solutions - Right Waste Right Place

This EnTRESS event, with support from the Environment Agency will explore best practice, innovation and research within the waste management industry.

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05 March 2018

The University of Wolverhampton in Stafford - Military History Talk by Professor Steinert

The University of Wolverhampton in Stafford - Military History Talk Professor Steinert

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06 March to 08 March 2018

RUSTA Approved: Remote Pilot Certification SUAS

The RPCS course is designed to teach you everything that you need to know to become a safe and professional Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) pilot to enable you to operate commercially.

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08 March 2018

Deconstructing Kathak

Deconstructing Kathak - Sonia Sabri

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13 March 2018

Game of Thrones, George Martin's A Song of Ice and Fire and (Neo)Medievalism

Game of Thrones, George Martin's A Song of Ice and Fire and (Neo)Medievalism - Professor Carolyne Larrington, University of Oxford

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13 March 2018

The University of Wolverhampton in Stafford - Dementia Awareness Free Session

The University of Wolverhampton in Stafford - Dementia Awareness Free Session

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20 March 2018

Tracing Where We Art Not

Tracing Where We Art Not - Robert Luzar, Bath Spa University

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10 April to 12 April 2018

RUSTA Approved: Remote Pilot Certification SUAS

The RPCS course is designed to teach you everything that you need to know to become a safe and professional Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) pilot to enable you to operate commercially.

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01 May to 03 May 2018

RUSTA Approved: Remote Pilot Certification SUAS

The RPCS course is designed to teach you everything that you need to know to become a safe and professional Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) pilot to enable you to operate commercially.

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11 June to 13 June 2018

RUSTA Approved: Remote Pilot Certification SUAS

The RPCS course is designed to teach you everything that you need to know to become a safe and professional Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) pilot to enable you to operate commercially.

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10 July to 12 July 2018

RUSTA Approved: Remote Pilot Certification SUAS

The RPCS course is designed to teach you everything that you need to know to become a safe and professional Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) pilot to enable you to operate commercially.

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06 August to 08 August 2018

RUSTA Approved: Remote Pilot Certification SUAS

The RPCS course is designed to teach you everything that you need to know to become a safe and professional Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) pilot to enable you to operate commercially.

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04 September to 06 September 2018

RUSTA Approved: Remote Pilot Certification SUAS

The RPCS course is designed to teach you everything that you need to know to become a safe and professional Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) pilot to enable you to operate commercially.

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02 October to 04 October 2018

RUSTA Approved: Remote Pilot Certification SUAS

The RPCS course is designed to teach you everything that you need to know to become a safe and professional Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) pilot to enable you to operate commercially.

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11 December to 13 December 2018

RUSTA Approved: Remote Pilot Certification SUAS

The RPCS course is designed to teach you everything that you need to know to become a safe and professional Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) pilot to enable you to operate commercially.

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Whatever happened to our vision of a learning society?

BLOG by Prof Sir Alan Tuckett: Twenty years on from an influential education paper, a conference is set to consider what happened to our vision of a learning society.

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Chip Vulnerability Affecting Technology

The vulnerability in major chipsets that has been announced this week is being referred to as Spectre and Meltdown.

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Eating Elf-y at Christmas

BLOG by Wendy Nicholls and Tracey Devonport. It’s the time of year when there are treats and temptations everywhere ...

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Do exercise interventions enhance the body image of adolescent girls?

BLOG by Sharon Mc.Intosh-Dalmedo: It is well known that many female adolescents may experience body image concerns, with research into this expanding greatly over the last quarter of a century.

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The Psychology Behind Star Wars

Dr Danny Hinton, Senior Lecturer in Psychology, takes a look at the psychology behind Star Wars ahead of the release of The Last Jedi this week.

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Does snow melt your heart?

BLOG by Dr Tracey Platt: While this week’s wintry weather may have brought chaos to some, for others the sight of snow evokes pure joy.

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Too many non-friends in your Facebook ‘friends’?

BLOG: Social Cyberpsychology researcher Dr Lisa Orchard explains why a re-evaluation of your network may be beneficial.

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What monsters like General Mladić can teach us about human conflict

BLOG by Prof George Kassimeris.As there is war and human conflict, there will always be people willing to commit atrocities in exchange for power and privilege

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The Christmas Ad - Are you a Lover or a Hater?

BLOG by Sarah Williams: It’s that time of year again, M&S is beguiling us with Paddington’s Innocence, Aldi is wooing us with lovesick carrots and John Lewis is taking on the monster under the bed.

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Smartphones and teenage depression

BLOG: Reports linking teenage depression and smartphones overlook the positive benefits these devices also bring, says Dr Chris Fullwood, Reader in Cyberpsychology.

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Carles Puigdemont gambled and failed. The consequences will live on

BLOG by Professor George Kassimeris: By heading to Belgium, the president of Catalonia missed his chance to stand up to Madrid – and to show himself as a leader sticking to his principles.

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100th anniversary of the Russian Revolution

BLOG: Emeritus Professor in the Faculty of Social Sciences, Professor Mike Haynes, considers the centenary of the Russian revolution.

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Comment on the interest rate rise

BLOG: Dr Stuart Farquhar comments on the Bank of England announcing a rise in interest rates

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The psychology of humour and the link to well-being

Funny things – Wolverhampton’s new comedy festival - will be joined on Friday by Dr Tracey Platt, who will be explaining the links between the Psychology of Humour and Well-being.

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What happens in Wolverhampton goes to Vegas...

Find out how the University of Wolverhampton is part of the global conversation about musical theatre.

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Steph's Story: Things Get Better

So here I am writing for Student Stigma and I am excited but I am going to include a trigger warning, just to be considerate.

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Consumer label confusion?

Consumer label confusion? Professor Claire Hannibal, who is researching supply chain sustainability, looks at what lies behind the brands.

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What does the future hold? Four future megatrends and some possibly surprising responses

Why bother with the future? Well hopefully we will all have one. It is the future where we will be spending the rest of our lives.

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Boris Johnson has demonstrated a capacity for scheming that Machiavelli would have applauded

The UK’s foreign minister, Boris Johnson, is set to address the Conservative Party conference today amidst suggestions that he is deliberately undermining Theresa May’s leadership of the party.

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Reaction to Catalan referendum

I was born in Barcelona in Catalonia where I spent almost 30 years of my life before moving to the UK. My feelings are hard to describe but I would say they are a combination of sadness and anger.

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The trend of food shaming

With what we eat coming under the spotlight more and more, our food choices are frequently being judged as ‘good’ or ‘bad’. Dr Tracey Devonport looks at the increasing trend for food shaming

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Author Kit de Waal Words of Wisdom for New Students

I was an extremely late starter, not going to University until I was 52 and then only for a year to do a Creative Writing Master’s.

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Midlands Movie Interview - Award Winning Director Andrew Rutter

Filmmaker Andrew Rutter recently won Leicester’s 2017 The Short Cinema Main Competition Award for Best Film which is the culmination of many years hard work for the local director.

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Wayne Rooney retires young?

At the age of 31, record-breaking England goalscorer Wayne Rooney announced his retirement from international football.

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It's all go for judo!

Thursday 24 August 2017

As the World Judo Championships kick off in Budapest (28 August to 3 September 2017), we thought we’d give you the low-down on some of our own sporting successes in judo and beyond.

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A Lorra Talent

Renowned sculptor Emma Rodgers has exhibited her striking work worldwide, from the Victoria & Albert Museum to the Royal Academy of Art.

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Fake That! The rise of fake news, and what to do about it

The role of the news media has always had an almost sacred role in democratic societies. But a right to free speech does not entail a duty to tell the truth...

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Geotourism Potential & Strategies of Geoconservation in Brazil

Caiçara researcher presents her PhD thesis at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, on geotourism potential and strategies of geoconservation on the tourist trails in the region

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Day in the life of … Tanweer Ikram

Tanweer Ikram was appointed by the Queen as Deputy Senior District Judge (Chief Magistrate), one of the top roles in the judiciary, earlier this year.

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Advice for A-Level Results Day

A-Level results day can be a time of mixed emotions ...

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‘Many Rivers to Cross’: Project to record local history of ‘Rivers of Blood’ speech

A project documenting the local impact of Enoch Powell’s ‘Rivers of Blood’ speech is to be launched by the University of Wolverhampton thanks to a £9,400 National Lottery grant.

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Budding entrepreneurs raise £17k for local charities

Entrepreneurial students from the University of Wolverhampton have raised more than £17,000 for local charities as part of a business module.

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Building links with employers leads to Apprenticeship success

A visit to a University of Wolverhampton Open Day resulted in one student finding an Apprenticeship with a national construction company.

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Chinese scholar joins the Wolves pack

A Chinese Visiting Scholar has joined the University of Wolverhampton pack by decorating two ‘Wolves in Wolves’ sculptures.

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Student services team stay close to their roots

VIDEO: The staff in the Faculty of Social Sciences student services office all have something in common ...

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Exhibition celebrates psychedelic movement

A mind blowing Psychedelic Exhibition being held at the University of Wolverhampton is all set to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Summer of Love.

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University and Walsall score new sponsorship deal

The University of Wolverhampton has announced a new three year sponsorship deal with Walsall Football Club.

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VIDEO: Why I chose nursing

Nurse of the Year finalist Clare Dickens talks about the amazing impact nurses are having on people's lives.

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Student scoops national cancer award

A University of Wolverhampton student has scooped an award for her work into cancer research.

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Wolf joins the race team pack in Telford

A new member of the University of Wolverhampton Race Team (UWR) has joined the pack at the Telford Innovation Campus.

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VIDEO: Combining studying with elite sport

To celebrate #ThisBUCSGirlCan week, rising 400m star Amy Hillyard talks about training with Jess Ennis-Hill's coach and combining elite sport with studying for a degree.

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School pupil gets lots of advice on job prospects

A school pupil is getting lots of advice from the University of Wolverhampton to build on skills for a future Degree Apprenticeship.

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University of Wolverhampton historian to feature in Channel 4 ‘Forgotten Army’ documentary

A University of Wolverhampton historian will feature in a Channel 4 documentary discussing the forgotten history of the Chinese Labour Corps in the First World War.

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University urges Tuesday giving for pancreatic cancer research

The University of Wolverhampton is supporting Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month and #GivingTuesday to fund new treatments for pancreatic cancer.

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For the love of the game

VIDEO: To celebrate FA Girls' Football Week, Sports Coaching Practice (Football) student and referee Chloe Matthews talks about her love of the game

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VIDEO: Using your degree to set up a sports business

Sports Studies and Development graduate Rudy Robinson talks about setting up his own boxing gym.

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University courses to be taught again at Stafford Beaconside

The University of Wolverhampton has signed an agreement with the New Beacon Group to deliver higher education courses at its Beaconside Campus in Stafford.

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Chance to chalk up a new career

Budding teachers can find out more about entering the career at a University of Wolverhampton open event.

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First overseas bursary donation offers healthy boost for nursing

The University of Wolverhampton has received its first overseas bursary donation from across the Atlantic.

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Graduate releases record to raise cash for cancer research

A University of Wolverhampton graduate has released a record to raise money for Cancer Research UK and the Compton Hospice based in Wolverhampton.

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WISE choice for biomedical student award nomination

A University of Wolverhampton student has been shortlisted for a national Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) award.

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Academics to discuss their innovative work to tackle plastic pollution

Researchers from the University of Wolverhampton will hold a public lecture to discuss their efforts to reduce plastic waste through the creation of biodegradable plastics.

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University shows TV architect amazing spaces at Springfield

The University of Wolverhampton hosted a visit by celebrity architect, George Clarke – showing him amazing spaces at the Springfield redevelopment project.

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Students to offer free family law and divorce advice at legal advice clinic

Free advice about family law and divorce issues will be available at a special clinic run by University of Wolverhampton students.

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University and West Brom announce new partnership

The University of Wolverhampton has announced a new two-year sponsorship deal with West Bromwich Albion.

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Telford Campus engineers links with India

University of Wolverhampton staff at Telford Innovation Campus hosted a visit by the Consulate General of India in Birmingham, Dr Aram Puri.

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University opens doors for its first full Higher/Degree Apprenticeships

The University of Wolverhampton is continuing to build on its commitment to providing employers with higher level skills

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Local businesses hop on brewery tour

As part of the fourth Annual Wolverhampton Business Week held recently, the University of Wolverhampton offered local employers the opportunity to hop on a brewery tour.

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Top recognition for education expert

A leading education expert from the University of Wolverhampton has received a prestigious award which recognises excellence in teaching.

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Honour for comedian Al Murray

Popular comedian and author Al Murray has received an honorary degree from the University of Wolverhampton.

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GRADUATION CASE STUDY: RACHEL TOOR

A University of Wolverhampton graduate is laying the foundations for success in the construction industry.

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GRADUATION CASE STUDY: JAMES SMALL

Joining the University of Wolverhampton Racing team proved to be fantastic decision for James Small, who is zooming into a bright future.

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Mentoring achievements gain honours recognition

John Phillips MBE has been awarded an Honorary Degree by the University of Wolverhampton.

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Community cohesion leader scoops University accolade

Equality and diversity leader, Sehdev Bismal, has been awarded an Honorary Degree by the University of Wolverhampton.

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Ground-breaking director scoops University honour

A director has been recognised for his outstanding contribution to film and TV production by the University of Wolverhampton.

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Honour for Staffordshire fire chief

An inspirational fire and rescue chief has been recognised with an honorary degree by the University of Wolverhampton.

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Independent midwife recognised

The University of Wolverhampton has recognised the “passion and commitment” of a West Midlands independent midwife with a special award.

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Scientist senses success with honours award

An environmental scientist and Wolverhampton Polytechnic graduate has been awarded an Honorary Degree by the University of Wolverhampton.

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University honours Wolverhampton entrepreneur

Wolverhampton entrepreneur, Henry Carver, has been awarded an Honorary Degree by the University of Wolverhampton.

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Honour for Paralympic gold medallist

A gold medal-winning Paralympian has added to his haul of accolades with an honorary degree from the University of Wolverhampton.

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Graduation is a family affair for the Faulkners …

Graduation will be a family affair for the Faulkners as both mum and daughter are collecting degrees from the University of Wolverhampton this week.

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GRADUATION CASE STUDY: DANIEL JARVIS

Wolverhampton’s reputation as an ‘up and coming’ University was a big draw for legal eagle Daniel Jarvis, who wanted a chance to shine in his chosen career.

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GRADUATION CASE STUDY: TONI LOUISE MAGEE

Creative Toni Louise Magee has designs on success after completing her fashion degree.

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GRADUATION CASE STUDY: KAMILAH HALLIDAY

A talented Video and Film Production graduate went the distance as part of her degree by snapping up an internship in Malta.

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GRADUATION CASE STUDY: ALI TARIQ

Talented sportsman Ali Tariq is missing his graduation ceremony – but has a very good excuse as he will be representing England at the indoor cricket world cup.

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GRADUATION CASE STUDY: KIRSTY DUPREE

Returning to the classroom has allowed trainee teacher Kirsty Dupree to study the perfect course with the right placement opportunities.

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GRADUATION CASE STUDY: LISA AND STEVIE FAULKNER

Graduation will be a family affair for the Faulkners with mum Lisa and daughter Stevie both collecting University of Wolverhampton awards this week.

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Rowenna Styles New Career in Construction

Rowenna Valintine, 43 from Tamworth, worked as a hairdresser for 9 years before cutting her career short to look for new opportunities in the construction industry.

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First UK demolition degree gets off the ground

The University of Wolverhampton has officially launched the first Demolition Management Master’s degree in the UK – and a local businessman is one of the first to sign up for the course.

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Researcher puts marathon theory into practice

A self-confessed running obsessive from the University of Wolverhampton is hoping to put his own research into practice when he takes on two marathon challenges.

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National teaching excellence award for academic

An inspirational University of Wolverhampton expert has received a top national award recognising excellence in teaching.

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Race Team shows off at Malvern Morgan event

The University of Wolverhampton is one of the sponsors of the Morgan Motor Company’s big showground event being held in Malvern over the August Bank Holiday weekend.

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Student bowled over by England cricket team selection

A University of Wolverhampton student has been bowled over after being selected to represent England in the indoor cricket World Cup.

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Graduate broadcasts success with BBC role

A University of Wolverhampton graduate has used her degree to produce success by bagging a role as Broadcast Journalist/Digital Video Producer at the BBC.

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Graduate lays the foundations for success in construction

A University of Wolverhampton graduate is laying the foundations for success in the construction industry.

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Visit examines pancreatic cancer research

The University of Wolverhampton offered visitors from Pancreatic Cancer UK the chance to examine its cancer research facilities.

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Students have the right formula for racing improvements

The University of Wolverhampton race team (UWR) recently took part in the biggest student racing competition in the world – achieving a top ten place for the first time in three years.