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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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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 ...