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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.

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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