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News and Events

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Challenge to find new black British superhero launched

Children and young people have been challenged to put their thinking ‘capes’ on to design a new black British superhero.

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Why is the Midlands attractive to the Far Right?

The growth of the Far Right in the Midlands will be debated at a University of Wolverhampton event.

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International student touches down in Wednesbury

An international student studying at the University of Wolverhampton has shown he is on the ball after being signed up to play for Wednesbury Rugby Union Football Club

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Students on the ball in Wolves partnership

Sports students at the University of Wolverhampton are gaining first hand insight into working in professional football thanks to a partnership with Wolves.

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University flying the flag with Pride

Staff and students from the University of Wolverhampton will be flying the flag for equality at this year’s Birmingham Pride.

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Ceramics and glass artwork auction helps student fundraising bid

The University of Wolverhampton will be putting unique ceramics and glass artwork up for sale at its prestigious annual auction.

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Graduate has designs on range of modesty fashion clothing

A University of Wolverhampton graduate has found a fitting career in fashion design by launching a range of modesty sportswear

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Music graduate in tune with world leading classical singer

A University of Wolverhampton Music graduate from Kingswinford was in tune with one of the world’s greatest classical singers

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Photography students give clothing company maximum exposure

Students at the University of Wolverhampton fashioned a photography shoot for a local clothing company

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University celebrates Asian Heritage Month

The UK’s first British-Asian town mayor will be among the speakers at a University of Wolverhampton event to celebrate Asian Heritage Month.

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Education expert to help develop World Economic Forum lifelong learning policy

A University of Wolverhampton professor has been chosen to help influence future education policy as part of a World Economic Forum group.

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Sweet success for University

University of Wolverhampton staff enjoyed the sweet taste of success after achieving silver awards in a national cake competition.

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Nurses share inspirational stories

Inspirational stories from retired and newly qualified nurses were shared during a special International Nurses’ Day event at the University of Wolverhampton.

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New Applied Physics course offers students limitless possibilities

The University of Wolverhampton is introducing a new Applied Physics degree course from September 2017.

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New interactive space offers right prescription for flexible learning

The University of Wolverhampton has invested £1/2 million in new interactive teaching spaces offering Pharmacy students the right prescription for flexible learning.

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Advertising deal struck with local football club

The University of Wolverhampton’s Hereford Business Solutions Centre has struck an advertising deal with Hereford Football Club.

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Computer Science students design mobile language app for police

Computer Science degree students at the University of Wolverhampton have shown great aptitude in creating a mobile app for West Midlands Police front-line officers

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Construction super campus phoenix rises from the ashes in The Smoke

The University of Wolverhampton celebrated its investment of £100 million in a construction super campus at a prestigious event at the House of Lords in London.

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Former workers revisit Springfield to find out about £100m transformation

The University of Wolverhampton gave former brewery workers an exclusive tour of their old workplace to see how it is being transformed into an architecture and built environment super-campus.

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Graduate appeals for football donations to kick off competition in Cameroon

A University of Wolverhampton graduate who organises a football tournament for women in deprived areas of Cameroon is appealing for sports equipment to support their next competition.

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INTERNATIONAL NURSES DAY CASE STUDY: CHARLOTTE CRELLIN

“My nursing career story doesn’t start off so great, so bear with me. It does get better.

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Rhythmic gymnast in bid for Commonwealth Games

A talented rhythmic gymnast is hoping to spin her way to the Commonwealth Games with support from the University of Wolverhampton.

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Celebration of University sporting achievements

Judo swept the board at the University of Wolverhampton’s annual sports awards.

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Entrepreneurial students raise £19,000 for local charities

Business-minded students at the University of Wolverhampton put their entrepreneurial skills to the test to raise almost £19,000 for local charities.

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Risk project wins regional construction award

A pioneering risk management project co-ordinated by the University of Wolverhampton has scooped a win in this year’s West Midlands Celebrating Construction Awards 2017.

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Nursing profession to be celebrated

Students and graduates will share their experiences at a special event to celebrate the nursing profession at the University of Wolverhampton.

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Artsfest celebrates creative and cultural life in Black Country

For the third year running, the University of Wolverhampton is staging its seven week festival across Wolverhampton in celebration of the arts.

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Dedicated students celebrated

Dedicated students who volunteer in the community and have completed successful work placements have been recognised by the University of Wolverhampton.

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‘Outstanding’ achievement for Knowledge Transfer initiatives

Three innovative business partnerships run by the University of Wolverhampton have been awarded an ‘outstanding’ grade by a Government agency.

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Enterprise excellence celebrated at awards ceremony

Ambitious graduates and high flying businesses were celebrated at a glittering University of Wolverhampton awards ceremony.

Event

24 May 2017

Networking to Win Research Income

This Interactive 3 hour workshop will cover the basic techniques, do's and don'ts of how to "Network" in order to successfully engage, interconnect and liaise with others to help you win Research Income

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24 May 2017

Traps, Tricks and Techniques for Bidding

This is a half- day session covering the art, and science, of Grantmanship (the tricks) and is designed for all types of grant applications.

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06 June 2017

Graduate Fashion Show

Each year, students from the University of Wolverhampton's Faculty of Arts showcase their final collections.

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08 June to 30 June 2017

Story Box

Story Box is a lo-tech story dispenser, present at the Arena Theatre throughout the festival

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08 June to 30 June 2017

#OurSharedFutures

#Oursharedfutures is a multi media exhibition documenting the reality of those in flight from persecution and war, and the creative resilience of individuals forced to start their lives again in a foreign country.

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08 June to 30 June 2017

Brick Wonders

Using thousands and thousands of pieces of the much-loved plastic bricks the master LEGO artist and author has created more than 70 awe-inspiring models from the Great Wall of China to Niagra Falls.

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08 June to 30 June 2017

Flower Power: Floral Fetes and Flower Shows

This display will showcase some of the many floral fetes and flower shows that have taken place in the area, using photographs and other archive material

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08 June to 30 June 2017

Discover Dinosaurs

Discover what makes a dinosaur! Be inspired by our full-size T rex skull; be dwarfed by our replica Baryonyx dinosaur and get to know Beaky, our resident Pterosaur.

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08 June 2017

Powerplant

Led by the dynamo British percussionist Joby Burgess (whose credits include Peter Gabriel, Max Richter and Eric Whitacre), sound and video trio, Powerplant, present a lavish audio feast where the worlds of minimalism and electronica collide.

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08 June to 29 June 2017

Diddi Dance

Funky pre-school dance classes for girls and boys from 18 months to 4 years. At diddi dance we realise and encourage the endless enthusiasm and energy that toddlers have in an action packed, full of fun 45 minute dance class.

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08 June to 10 June 2017

Running Wild

For Lilly, going to Indonesia isn't just another holiday with mum. It's a new start, and the chance to ride an elephant called Oona. But then the tsunami hit.

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09 June to 21 June 2017

Information Overload

Information Overload is an exhibition of work by final year visual communication students in response to the term popularised in the 1970's by Alvin Toffler's book Future Shock which pointed to the effects on our decision making resulting from excessive content.

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09 June to 21 June 2017

Degree Show

Each year, students from the University of Wolverhampton's Faculty of Arts showcase their work to local schools, colleges, businesses and the wider public.

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09 June 2017

No Woman's Land – Zoo Indigo

Drapped in the gallows humour of 1920's Kaberett, two bearded ladies entertain you in a digital landscape of past and present; they re-trace Lucia Rippel's footsteps, who violently expelled from her home in 1945 walked 220 miles with her two children across the fractured landscape of Europe.

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09 June 2017

Signor Baffo

There's chaos in the kitchen when Signor Baffo is left in charge. Expect plates-full of fun, with generous helpings of silliness, mischief and adventure.

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09 June 2017

Streets Paved with Gold

Streets Paved with Gold is a short play written and performed by Victor Richards. The play is set in the present, but explores recent history from the 1950's onwards.

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10 June 2017

Macabre Makers - Pop Up Shop

The Macabre Makers are a collective of unique artists and crafts people, who create high quality handmade products with a decidedly dark leanings.

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10 June 2017

Wolves Are People Too

Hansu-Tori bring the music from their critically acclaimed multi-discipline ballet/jazz/illustration performance piece ('Wolves Are People Too') to the Arena Theatre. Featuring some of the UK's most creative and in-demand improvisers, the band will perform all new original music from the show.

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10 June 2017

Midwives On Call - Vamos Theatre

Aprons starched, caps ironed, sensible shoes polished, and a bottle of Wartime Spirit secreted in their trolley, our Midwives on Call are ready to respond at a moment's notice to any unexpected deliveries at Artsfest.

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11 June 2017

Meet the Directors

A screening of the finest live-action and animated films made by the talented students of the University's School of Media.

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11 June to 28 June 2017

Poetry Shots

Be inspired to write by works on display in the Art Gallery's current exhibitions, including Lego, Robert Perry and Charlotte Hodes.

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12 June 2017

Random Acts

Free screening of some bold and innovative micro-short films made by West Midlands based young filmmakers aged 16-24 for the Channel 4's Random Acts platform; watch the films and meet some of the artists.

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12 June 2017

Beyond the Water's Edge

Hear voices from around the world, distilled into poetry in this unique performance. Midland Creative Projects take the words of the world's poets and present them on stage with live music to create a celebration of our lives in all their forms.

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13 June 2017

The Holy Family Album: The Vision of Angela Carter

The Holy Family Album: the Vision of Angela Carter, brings together art, film and literature to explore the enduring impact Angela Carter, one of the most distinctive literary voices of the last 100 years, still has on the human imagination.

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13 June 2017

Chto Delat: Safe Haven and Border Musical

Screening of two films by the internationally recognised Russian collective Chto Delat, 'It Hasn't Happened With Us Yet' (36min) and 'A Border Musical' (48min) followed by conversation with the artist Dmitry Vilensky.

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13 June 2017

Craftplay Explorers

Become a Craftplay Explorer and join our weekly stay and plays.

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13 June 2017

The Band – Levantes Dance Theatre

With striking aesthetics and a rousing soundtrack, THE BAND is a quirky, humorous display of desperate ambition and blind affection told through awe-inspiring dance, theatre and circus.

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13 June 2017

Kings X

American rock trio who blend big vocals, intricate grooves and heavy guitars.

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14 June 2017

Alcoholism 1968

BERMUDA collective presents Alcoholism 1965, a giant floating sculpture of a pink elephant raising visual awareness and dialogue into the failings of society to deal issues relating to Alcoholism.

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14 June to 28 April 2017

Craftplay Little Explorers

Explore your senses in our weekly Little Explorer sessions for children and babies up to 2 years

Blog

After the NHS hacking - who is really to blame?

Monday 15 May 2017

So the NHS got hacked last Friday. Already evidence of “the blame game” is beginning to appear. Why were the NHS using outdated / unpatched systems? Why did the NSA “loose” a cyber weapon? Why did Microsoft stop patching XP?

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Who will Protect Us from Westminster?

Monday 08 May 2017

The Precarious Position of Human Rights Protection in the UK after Brexit

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Professor of Security comments on the Westminster Attacks

Thursday 23 March 2017

Professor George Kassimeris, Professor of Security Studies at the University of Wolverhampton, has been researching and writing on terrorism and political violence for more than 20 years.

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Martin McGuinness: A tale of two halves?

Tuesday 21 March 2017

The death of Martin McGuinness will inevitably lead to a period of reflection on both his personal activities and his legacy.

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International Women’s Day

Thursday 16 March 2017

For International Women’s Day, Acting Dean of the Faculty of Science and Engineering and Professor of Science Education Nazira Karodia presented the University of Wolverhampton’s first Athena Swan Gilkison lecture. The event celebrated the University’s female professors. Here, Professor Karodia summarises some challenges in STEM education and the future.

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Out of Sight: Regulation, Social Control and the Criminalisation of Homelessness

Friday 10 March 2017

A Coventry man has just been sentenced to four weeks in jail for being homeless and begging in a car park.[i] Professor Kate Moss asks: ‘Is this a good use of prison and does this approach demonstrate good governance or public policy?’

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Apprenticeships - what goes around comes around?

Monday 06 March 2017

When the Statute of Artificiers was passed in 1563, there were many more apprentices in the City of London than there were university students or graduates.

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Life lessons: What England men’s Six Nations rugby team teaches us about resilience

Monday 27 February 2017

In a modern society where tolerance of failure can be low and fear of failure paralysing, it is important to learn how to manage adversity. England Rugby has shown that it is possible to create a climate where growth follows failure. This is something everybody can learn from.

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Trump's vendetta against the US media is about political survival

Monday 27 February 2017

The on-going toxic vendetta between President Trump and the American media establishment (New York Times, Washington Post, CNN, and NBC etc.) regarding fake news, alternative facts, lies and hypocrisy has to do with only one thing: political survival.

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Left behind or out in front?

Monday 20 February 2017

An article published in the Guardian last week asked what would happen if a university went bust.

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Avoiding Hackers – When is the best time to patch?

Wednesday 08 February 2017

Tony Proctor gives his expert opinion on why not upgrading to the latest software can leave websites vulnerable to hacking.

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“350 years and a Civil War too late to Broaden the Exercise of the Prerogative:” Brexit and the Judgement of the UK Supreme Court.

Friday 27 January 2017

Recently we blogged about the High Court ruling regarding the challenge to Theresa May’s ability to trigger Article 50

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Comment on tube strikes

Monday 09 January 2017

The immediate cause of the current 24-hour tube strike on the London Underground is about staffing levels and associated society issues.

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How will HE tackle the big issues in 2017?

Wednesday 04 January 2017

Brexit means Brexit and we will have to help Theresa May make the best of it, says Andy Westwood

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Why Hygge Is The Word That Sums Up 2016

Wednesday 04 January 2017

In the list of new words to enter the dictionary in 2016 - Trumpism, Brexit, post-truth - hygge seems somewhat out of place. Or does it?

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Brexit, Article 50 and some ‘Old Chestnuts’: Constitutional Law comes to Life.

Tuesday 15 November 2016

Professor Kate Moss and Lynn Ellison, from the University of Wolverhampton’s Law School, take an in-depth look at Article 50.

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M&S store closures: "Cost cutting exercises are often about keeping shareholders happy."

Tuesday 08 November 2016

Expert comment on the news that retail giant Marks and Spencer is to close 60 stores in the UK

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Multilingual Europe - the role of sign languages

Tuesday 18 October 2016

Dr Christopher Stone, Senior Lecturer (Interpreting and Deaf Studies), recently spoke in the European Parliament

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Cyber Security – Can we predict the future from the past?

Wednesday 28 September 2016

Where do the future cyber threats lie?

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The Burkini Ban and the Dangerous Consequences of Coercive Undressing

Thursday 01 September 2016

Images of armed police supervising the undressing of a Muslim woman on a Nice beach have gone viral in the last few days. The officers were apparently upholding the ban on the ‘burkini’, a swimsuit that covers the legs, arms and hair, and is contentious because of its religious connotations, read as provocative to the secular values of the French state.

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How to Make the Most of Open Days

Tuesday 16 August 2016

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Advice for ‘A’ Level Results Day

Tuesday 16 August 2016

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A Couple of Days' Work in Gaza

Thursday 04 August 2016

Professor of Digital Learning John Traxler, is working with The United Relief and Works Agency for Palestine (UNRWA) to support education efforts where schools are running within areas of conflict. Here, he recounts one of many experiences working in these conditions.

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Out of Sight: Regulation, Social Control and the Criminalisation of Homelessness

Tuesday 26 July 2016

Despite charitable support and awareness-raising, homelessness is still being criminalised in many areas.

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Why the Wonder of Wales?

Tuesday 05 July 2016

Wales in the semi-finals of the Euros. One game away from the final and playing against a team that is yet to win in normal play. Why have Wales been successful?

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Where Next? Where Now? Possible Futures After Brexit

Friday 01 July 2016

In a time of ‘bregrets’, Dr Stuart Connor, Reader in Social Welfare at the University of Wolverhampton, reveals how research at the University of Wolverhampton is identifying and developing potential scenarios for medium to long term futures.

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Is there an Alternative to BREXIT?

Monday 27 June 2016

The European Union referendum campaign exposed both the complexity of the issue(s) and how poorly informed the electorate are about the EU

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Should there be a second referendum?

Monday 27 June 2016

It is the worst UK constitutional crisis in living memory and it is not going away. Don't believe those politicians who tell you that the vote has to be respected.

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The Economic Implications of BREXIT

Friday 24 June 2016

The vote to leave the EU has major implications economically and politically. Economically, the £ had fallen by over 10% against the US$ and over 7% against the € before 9am today (Friday 24th June)

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Why did Maria Sharapova cheat and what should sports’ authorities be doing about it?

Monday 20 June 2016

“Seeking a competitive advantage” mind-set is embedded in modern sport with athletes following lifestyles, training methods and diets aimed at giving an extra edge