2010 News Articles

Thursday 25 September 2014

Public lecture focuses on architecture

Professor of Architecture Sabah Mushatat will present the lecture on Wednesday, 24 February 2010 at 6pm. The talk is titled A Quest for Identity – architecture as symbolism ...

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Sunday 26 December 2010

Marketing student wins international award

Jeremy Bridgman was presented with the Worldwide Top Student and Hays Marketing Recruitment Award by the Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM). The prestigious award is presented ...

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Sunday 26 December 2010

First business voucher awarded

The Business Solutions Voucher scheme aims to support the economic regeneration of Wolverhampton by encouraging innovation in local businesses. Environmental contractor McAuliffe, ...

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Thursday 23 December 2010

New app helps households to reduce waste

‘Consume Within’ is able to track the expiration dates of shop bought and home made items. The Apple iPhone application has been developed at the award-winning Caparo ...

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Tuesday 21 December 2010

PhD graduate shares business expertise

Dr Kevin Mole completed his PhD at the University in 2000 and is now Associate Professor in Enterprise at Warwick Business School, and Assistant Dean (Doctoral Programme). He will ...

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Friday 17 December 2010

Innovation award launched

The School of Technology is sponsoring the West Midlands Centre for Constructing Excellence (WMCCE) Innovation Award 2011, which is part of the Celebrating Construction ...

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Monday 13 December 2010

Prestigious fellowship awarded to University philosopher

Dr Meena Dhanda, Reader in Philosophy and Cultural Politics, has received a £44,942 Research Fellowship from The Leverhulme Trust. Dr Dhanda, from the, is working on a ...

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Monday 13 December 2010

Top endorsement for Forensic Science course

The Forensic Skillsmark has only been given to five universities in the UK so far, and Wolverhampton is the first in the West Midlands to receive the recognition for its BSc ...

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Friday 10 December 2010

New role for Institute’s President Elect

Colin Orr was recently named as the new President Elect of the Chartered Institute of Architectural Technologists (CIAT). He is joining the University’s as a Senior ...

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Friday 03 December 2010

Charity challenge for entrepreneurial students

The students will be tasked with planning and hosting a fundraising event for selected local charities. It is the second year running that students have taken on the challenge, ...

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Friday 03 December 2010

Students to perform Christmas concert

The Christmas Extravaganza will take place on Wednesday, 8 December 2010 at St Peter’s Church in Wolverhampton. The event from 7.30pm will feature music by the ...

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Monday 29 November 2010

University conference puts violent crime under the spotlight

The Forensic Science Society is holding a one-day Student Conference at the University on Saturday, 4 December 2010 from 9.30am. The event, entitled ‘Solving Violent ...

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Friday 26 November 2010

New Student Union Centre opened by Chancellor

The Ambika Paul Student Union Centre at the Wolverhampton City Campus provides a vibrant environment for students to meet, study and relax. Situated in the same location as the ...

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Wednesday 24 November 2010

Student named one of the Future 100 Young Entrepreneurs for 2010

Shaun Gurmin, founder and Managing Director of student social enterprise CHARGE, received the prestigious accolade during Global Entrepreneurship Week 2010. CHARGE was launched in ...

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Monday 22 November 2010

Figures show graduates still clinching jobs

Despite the economic downturn and the challenges facing the West Midlands region, graduates from the University are still managing to secure jobs. The figures from the Higher ...

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Wednesday 17 November 2010

Career Advisors to visit University

The aim is to provide the advisors with more information about the University, which they can then pass onto students interested in higher education. The 30 Connexions personal ...

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Wednesday 17 November 2010

Innovation centre scoops prestigious award

The (CIC) was set up in 2003 as a partnership between the Caparo Group of companies and the University of Wolverhampton. The centre is based at Wolverhampton Science Park and ...

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Wednesday 17 November 2010

Students and Staff pledge to save energy

Vice-Chancellor Professor Caroline Gipps was the first person to sign a personal pledge, which said that she will switch her computer off at the socket every day and recycling ...

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Tuesday 16 November 2010

Prestigious award for animation lecturer

Senior Lecturer Samantha Moore, from the , won the Nature Journal Scientific Merit award at the third Imagine Science Festival, New York. The award is given to the best short film ...

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Tuesday 16 November 2010

Agreement forges links between Wolverhampton and India

 - has been signed today (TUES NOV 16) during a trade mission to the country. Wolverhampton City Council chief executive Simon Warren is leading a delegation to Bangalore on ...

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Monday 15 November 2010

PhD Graduate wins top scientific award

Dr Ranjan Bhattacharyya won the internationally recognised Golden Jubilee Young Scientist Award from the Indian Society of Soil Science. The award will be presented to Ranjan ...

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Friday 12 November 2010

Olympic torch to light up Walsall

The Walsall Campus is hosting the ‘Flames: Lighting the Way’ event on Tuesday, 16 November 2010. The event will provide free training about healthy living to ...

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Friday 12 November 2010

New Institutes launched

The Institute of Gaming and Animation and the Institute of Media Arts were officially launched at a reception on Wednesday (10 November 2010). The two Institutes bring together ...

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Thursday 11 November 2010

Boost for Wolverhampton businesses

The Business Solutions Voucher Scheme aims to support the economic regeneration of Wolverhampton by encouraging innovation in local businesses. A Business Solutions Voucher is ...

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Tuesday 09 November 2010

Corrie star turned journalist to speak at seminar

Nigel Pivaro, known for playing bad boy Terry Duckworth in Coronation Street, will be the guest speaker at an event on Wednesday, 17 November 2010. The lecture, entitled ...

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Monday 08 November 2010

Triple hope for University companies

The Lord Stafford Awards celebrate collaboration between universities and businesses in the West Midlands, and the University has reached the finals with three of its successful ...

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Friday 05 November 2010

Dedication of staff celebrated

Thirteen members of staff received gifts at the University’s annual Long Service Awards – including one who has worked at the institution for an impressive 40 ...

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Wednesday 03 November 2010

Hospital art project shortlisted for award

The University of Wolverhampton and Wolverhampton City Primary Care Trust (PCT) joined forces for the West Park Rehabilitation Hospital 2010 project in the last academic year. Ten ...

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Monday 01 November 2010

Find out about a career in forensics

The ‘Education, Employability and Engagement day’, will take place on Sunday, 5 December 2010 from 10am to 4pm at the University’s City campus. Students looking ...

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Monday 01 November 2010

Top award for business network

The Advanced Business Development Network (ABDN) won the Cisco Prize for New Technologies at the Lord Stafford Awards. The accolade was a special award presented at the ...

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Thursday 28 October 2010

Airport boss outlines business challenges

The Chief Executive of Birmingham International Airport has outlined the challenges faced by the aviation industry to attract passengers and survive the credit crunch at an annual ...

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Wednesday 27 October 2010

New seminar series to be launched

The University’s Institute for Learning Enhancement (ILE) has won a grant from the Economic and Social Research Council to lead the two-year seminar series. Partners in the ...

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Friday 22 October 2010

Brain tumour research to be highlighted

Scientists at the Brain Tumour UK Neuro-Oncology Research Centre at the University will be highlighting their innovative work on Saturday, 30 October 2010. Supporters, fundraisers ...

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Friday 22 October 2010

Research into dance injuries to be showcased at international event

Birmingham Royal Ballet and the University of Wolverhampton have joined forces to host the International Association for Dance Medicine and Science (IADMS) at Birmingham ...

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Thursday 21 October 2010

University wins prestigious UAE contract

  The University successfully bid for the contract with the Ministry of Education in the UAE which will benefit school principals and their assistants. The aim is to provide ...

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Thursday 21 October 2010

Dance research rated outstanding

The research was carried out by School of Sport, Performing Arts and Leisure experts and the completed project was rated outstanding by the Arts and Humanities Research ...

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Wednesday 20 October 2010

Find out more about volunteering

A Volunteer fair will take place on Wednesday 27 October 2010, in the Students’ Union, MD Building at City Campus, Wolverhampton, between 11am until 3pm. The event is being ...

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Tuesday 19 October 2010

Italian students visit Wolverhampton

The 14 students from the University of Turin attended lectures at the University of Wolverhampton for four weeks. The visit was organised as part of an on-going partnership ...

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Monday 18 October 2010

Top event welcomes sports coaches

The Black Country Be Active Coaches Conference and Education Week 2010 will take place on Saturday, 23 October 2010 at the Walsall Campus. The event is aimed at students, sports ...

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Monday 11 October 2010

Airport boss to discuss economic challenges

Paul Kehoe, Chief Executive of Birmingham International Airport, will also discuss plans to expand Birmingham airport to help meet competition from other UK airports and adapting ...

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Wednesday 06 October 2010

Research looks at the effect of copper on arthritis

A clinical trial is being carried out by the University’s School of Health and Wellbeing in collaboration with New Cross Hospital Research and Development Directorate. It is ...

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Tuesday 05 October 2010

University to host international dance event

The 20th Annual Meeting of the International Association for Dance Medicine & Science (IADMS) will be held at the Birmingham Hippodrome from October 28 to 30 2010. This unique ...

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Monday 04 October 2010

Boost for graduate jobs in the West Midlands

The Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) programme gives graduates the opportunity to work for companies for between 10 weeks and 36 months and currently has a number of vacancies ...

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Friday 01 October 2010

New business centre launched

The Wolverhampton Business Solutions Centre aims to have a positive economic impact on the city and West Midlands region by providing access to business services.The partnership ...

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Thursday 30 September 2010

Get a head start in 2011

Prospective students can find out more about undergraduate and postgraduate study and tour the facilities on Saturday, 9 October 2010. The Open Day will take place at both the ...

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Tuesday 28 September 2010

Business partnership set for launch

The Wolverhampton Business Solutions Centre aims to have a positive economic impact on the city and West Midlands region by helping businesses to become more competitive. The ...

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Sunday 26 September 2010

Wolves Chairman receives honour from city’s University

Steve Morgan OBE was presented with an Honorary Degree of Doctor of Letters at a graduation ceremony today (Friday, Sept 10 2010). The University of Wolverhampton presented the ...

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Sunday 26 September 2010

Baroness receives University honour

The Rt Hon the Baroness Butler-Sloss of March Green GBE was presented with an Honorary Degree of Doctor of Laws yesterday. (Tuesday, September 7 2010) The ceremony at ...

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Thursday 23 September 2010

Research findings to be shared at conference

The University’s will host the event at the Tilstone Suite, Arena Theatre in Wolverhampton on Tuesday, 28 September 2010 from 10am until 3pm. The free conference will ...

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Friday 17 September 2010

New funding for bioenergy research

The research project will look into the financial viability of using sources of bioenergy in the West Midlands. The University of Wolverhampton Business School was awarded ...

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Thursday 16 September 2010

Top award for Fairtrade Fortnight

The University has been named runner-up in the Outstanding Achievement category of the Fairtrade Fortnight 2010 Awards. During Fairtrade Fortnight in March, the University ...

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Wednesday 15 September 2010

Airport boss announced as speaker

The Crystal Lecture, now in its 17th year, is an event for business people hosted jointly by the and Chartered Management Institute. This year, Paul Kehoe will present a talk ...

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Tuesday 14 September 2010

Opening the door to higher education

The University has signed a Progression Agreement with Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council (MBC) and the Birmingham Black Country and Solihull Lifelong Learning Network (BBCS ...

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Tuesday 14 September 2010

University exhibits at top science festival

at the British Science Festival. Staff and students from the University will be attending the one-day Blood, Guts and Gore: The Journey through Life event on Saturday, 18 ...

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Monday 13 September 2010

Hungarian experts visit University

The three members of the Innovitas Research Centre in Miskolc, Hungary will spend five days at the University meeting with experts from the Management Research Centre. The ...

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Monday 13 September 2010

Baroness receives University honour

The Baroness Verma of Leicester was presented with an Honorary Degree of Doctor of Business Administration at Wolverhampton Grand Theatre. The award from the recognises Sandip ...

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Friday 10 September 2010

Honorary degree awarded to PwC Chairman

Ian Powell, who is a graduate of the University, received an Honorary Degree of Doctor of Business Administration in recognition of his outstanding contribution to and eminence in ...

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Friday 10 September 2010

Top honour for high profile barrister

During his career, Michael Mansfield QC has also represented Barry George, who was wrongly convicted of the murder of Jill Dando, and the families of victims of the Omagh, ...

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Friday 10 September 2010

Honour for former University Chairman of Governors

John Sharples received an Honorary Degree of Doctor of Education on Wednesday, September 8 2010. The award was presented in recognition of Mr Sharples’ enormous contribution ...

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Thursday 09 September 2010

West Midlands health chiefs receive honorary awards

Jon Crockett, Chief Executive of Wolverhampton City Primary Care Trust, and Elisabeth Buggins, Chair of NHS West Midlands, received awards from the School of Health and ...

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Thursday 09 September 2010

Honour for Chief Pharmaceutical Officer

The Honorary Degree of Doctor of Science was presented to Dr Keith Ridge at Wolverhampton Grand Theatre yesterday. (Wednesday, Sept 8 2010) The honour was presented by the in ...

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Thursday 09 September 2010

Honour for Sandwell education advisor

Pat Onions received the award in recognition of her significant contribution to the education profession in the region, and her role in the education of young people. Pat, who is ...

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Wednesday 08 September 2010

Pioneering BBC See Hear Editor receives honour

Terry, who is now the Chief Executive of the British Sign Language Broadcasting Trust (BSLBT), received the honour at a graduation ceremony yesterday (Tues 7 Sept 2010). The award ...

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Wednesday 08 September 2010

Honorary award for global star

The global icon received an Honorary Degree of Doctor of Music at a ceremony at Wolverhampton Grand Theatre yesterday. (Tuesday, 7 September). The honorary degree was presented by ...

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Friday 03 September 2010

Goldie awarded top honour

The multi-talented star, originally from Walsall, received an Honorary Degree of Doctor of Design at a ceremony today (Friday, 3 September 2010). The presented the honour at ...

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Friday 03 September 2010

University celebrates milestone of first pharmacy graduation

The 32 graduates collected their awards at a ceremony at Wolverhampton Grand Theatre yesterday.(Thursday, 2 September 2010) They have now entered pre-registration training across ...

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Thursday 02 September 2010

Vice-Chancellor announces retirement

Professor Gipps has led the University for five years during a period of significant development. Under her leadership, the University has received recognition for its ...

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Thursday 02 September 2010

Honours for IT professionals

Karen Price OBE and Donald Yeates each received an Honorary Degree of Doctor of Technology at a graduation ceremony yesterday. (Wednesday, September 1 2010) Karen Price is the ...

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Thursday 02 September 2010

Creative Masters students exhibit work

Artwork by more than 50 Masters students will be exhibited at from Saturday 4 September to Friday 10 September 2010. This exhibition, at the building in Molineux Street, ...

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Tuesday 31 August 2010

Goldie’s stairway to fame featured at University show

The exhibition, ‘Stairway to Fame’, will take place at the same time as the and chronicles Goldie’s time as a breakdancer and graffiti artist in ...

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Tuesday 31 August 2010

Student success to be celebrated at Graduation

Graduation ceremonies will take place at the Wolverhampton Grand Theatre from Wednesday, September 1 to Friday, September 10 2010. Almost 4,000 students will be collecting awards ...

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Thursday 26 August 2010

Small number of Clearing places released

After following up applications from last week, the University has been able to release around 100 places back into the system. The places are in Engineering, Computing, Art and ...

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Monday 23 August 2010

New Dean for Business School

Dr Anthea Gregory is currently the Deputy Dean of Hull University Business School and will join the University of Wolverhampton in December. The appointment marks a return to ...

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Friday 20 August 2010

No places left after “unprecedented” Clearing

As of 5pm today (Friday), there were no places left for full-time courses for entry in September. Bosses are monitoring the situation, and may reopen with some more places on ...

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Friday 20 August 2010

20,000 Clearing calls to University

The unprecedented level of demand means that there are only a very small number of full-time undergraduate places still available, although there are still opportunities to study ...

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Thursday 19 August 2010

University ready to take your call

The University has 800 places available, but today announced that a number of full-time courses are already full, although there are plenty of opportunities in part-time ...

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Wednesday 18 August 2010

Students still satisfied

The sixth annual National Student Survey (NSS 2010) reveals 84% of students are happy with the learning resources available, compared to a national average of 80%. Overall ...

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Tuesday 17 August 2010

Find out more at Open Day

The event on Saturday, 21 August 2010 will enable people still hoping to find a place on a course through the Clearing process to talk through their options. There will also be ...

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Monday 16 August 2010

Log on to Clearing clinic

From today, Monday, 16 August 2010, students will be able to log on to chat to experts about the Clearing process and receive advice about the availability of courses. Last year, ...

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Monday 09 August 2010

Student launches relaxing business

Amanda Merrick, from Walsall, created a portable relaxation unit for her business, The Hush Room, after finding that adapting her own music and videos reduced her stress ...

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Friday 06 August 2010

Entrepreneur lends a hand to fellow students

Nitesh Patel has just completed a BA (Hons) Video and Film Production and has launched his own business, Adapt Productions. The 23-year-old received support from the ...

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Wednesday 04 August 2010

University chalks up top marks

The University’s , based at the Walsall Campus, received the outstanding report from the education watchdog following a recent inspection. The inspection looked at initial ...

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Monday 02 August 2010

University announces honours list

Punjabi music legend Gurdas Maan and drum and bass musician Goldie are both to receive awards in September. Chairman of Wolverhampton Wanderers Football Club Steve Morgan is set ...

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Tuesday 27 July 2010

Research uncovers new way of pinpointing time of death

Christopher Rogers is researching how cartilage could be used to identify the time that has elapsed since a person has died. Cartilage could prove useful to investigators as it ...

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Monday 26 July 2010

Pupils help create educational computer games

The BA (Hons) Digital Media students have been working with staff and pupils at Shelfield Academy, in Pelsall, Walsall, through the University’s Institute of Gaming & ...

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Tuesday 20 July 2010

Event to explore advances in computer games

CGAMES 2010 is a leading research conference focused on the theory and practice of computer games development. The 15th annual international CGAMES Conference is organised by the ...

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Thursday 08 July 2010

Research projects presented to new MPs

A team of recent graduates from the University of Wolverhampton have been researching student perspectives on their studies and the skills they have gained while at ...

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Wednesday 07 July 2010

Two days in the life of a university student

Over 50 Year 10 pupils from the West Midlands, Worcestershire and Staffordshire moved into halls of residence at the University of Wolverhampton to experience living and learning ...

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Monday 05 July 2010

Youngsters get ready for their new Academies

Year 6 pupils who will join the North East Wolverhampton Academy and South Wolverhampton and Bilston Academy are preparing for the transition to their new school by taking part in ...

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Monday 05 July 2010

Grant to support scientific training

The grant will enable training officers from the NHS who are involved in developing the skills of biomedical science students to visit Malta on a placement. Over a two-year ...

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Friday 02 July 2010

Students to perform at the O2 Arena

The Stacks are through to the grand finals of Live and Unsigned, the UK’s biggest competition aimed at unsigned bands, after beating off tough competition from over 10,000 ...

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Thursday 01 July 2010

Prestigious honour for pioneering BBC See Hear Editor

Terry Riley is being recognised for his outstanding contribution to broadcasting for Deaf and hard of hearing viewers and for promoting British Sign Language (BSL), through the ...

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Wednesday 30 June 2010

New £190,000 study into attainment levels

The joint study with Coventry University will explore the gap between Black minority ethnic (BME) and white students across the two universities. The universities successfully bid ...

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Monday 28 June 2010

Business expert to give talk on recession

Enterprise expert Professor David Rae, from Lincoln Business School, will visit the University on Friday, 2 July 2010. The lecture at 10am at the University Chaplaincy Centre in ...

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Friday 25 June 2010

University announces extra places

The extra places are in subjects including Computer Science, Information Systems, Engineering, Pharmaceutical Science, Accountancy and Art and Design. The University also has ...

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Friday 25 June 2010

University to bid fond farewell to Chaplain

The Reverend Prebendary Geoffrey Wynne retires this summer and will be greatly missed. His varied career has included conducting marriage ceremonies for both staff and students ...

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Thursday 24 June 2010

National teaching award for University academic

Dr Paul Brett has received a prestigious National Teaching Fellowship from the Higher Education Academy. Paul is the Head of the University’s Blended Learning Unit at the ...

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Wednesday 23 June 2010

Enterprising student takes to the global stage

Postgraduate student Waqas Baggia attended the global event in Canada to talk about enterprise in the UK. Waqas, 25, and fellow student Zeeshan Chaudhry are Directors of Kreative ...

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Wednesday 16 June 2010

Learners say hola to new resources

The materials are aimed at supporting secondary, post-16 and adult education learners to develop basic language skills and raise awareness of cultural understanding. Language ...

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Tuesday 15 June 2010

Global participants join forestry course

The University’s (CIDT) is playing host to a group of 23 students including lawyers and members of forestry departments and civil rights organisations. The Improving Forest ...

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Monday 14 June 2010

University of Wolverhampton supports Universities Week 2010

Members of the public will be able to find out more about the University if they log on to themed chats taking place all week from today (MON). This is part of a nationwide ...

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Friday 11 June 2010

New Link with Staffordshire Police

The BSc (Hons) Policing provides a solid foundation for a career in the force or related professions through academic study and a work placement. Chief Constable of Staffordshire ...

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Friday 11 June 2010

Terrorism Expert Organises International Workshop on Preventing Violent Extremism

Dr George Kassimeris, Senior Research Fellow in Conflict and Terrorism in the , organised the workshop with a 57,000-euro European Mobility grant from the Leonardo da Vinci ...

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Wednesday 09 June 2010

Tough win at Shropshire Business Awards

company Tough Furniture Ltd is celebrating after winning the Technology, Enterprise and Innovation Award at the Shropshire Business Awards. Craven Arms based Tough Furniture was ...

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Monday 07 June 2010

Followers of fashion hit the catwalk

students will be holding a fashion show at Wolverhampton Art Gallery on Wednesday, 9 June 2010. The show celebrates the newly refurbished Victorian room at the Museum and several ...

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Friday 04 June 2010

Young designers exhibit at University

Creative pupils from across Wolverhampton are to showcase their design ideas at the city’s University. The A-Level Design Show at the University of Wolverhampton gives Year ...

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Thursday 03 June 2010

Judging a book by its cover …

Matt Jones, from Oakengates, Telford, has reached the finals of the prestigious Penguin Design Award 2010. The 23-year-old created an innovative and contemporary cover design for ...

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Wednesday 02 June 2010

University opens doors to visitors

The University will host the event at its Wolverhampton City and Walsall Campuses on Saturday, 12 June 2010. There will be an opportunity to meet lecturers, chat to current ...

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Tuesday 01 June 2010

Students celebrate success at awards

More than 140 people attended the Employment and Volunteering Awards to recognise the achievements of students throughout the year. A number of awards were presented at the ...

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Tuesday 01 June 2010

Students exhibit at annual show

The will host its Undergraduate Degree Show from Saturday 5 June 2010. Each year final year students from the Design and Applied Arts, Digital Media, Fine Art & Photography ...

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Tuesday 01 June 2010

The University of Wolverhampton has launched a new regional office in Cyprus to provide information

The Eastern Mediterranean Regional Office (EMRO) is based in Nicosia and has opened to build on the University’s previous success in the country. The island is also close to ...

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Thursday 27 May 2010

Trainee solicitors set up free legal advice clinic

The advice clinic, supported by Talbots Solicitors, is run by law graduates studying the Legal Practice Course (LPC), which is the vocational stage of training for ...

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Wednesday 26 May 2010

Work begins on University performing arts centre

The first sod was cut by the Vice Chancellor, Professor Caroline Gipps, at a ceremony at the Walsall Campus on Tuesday, May 25 2010. The centre, which will be known as The ...

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Tuesday 25 May 2010

University scoops top global learning technology impact award

- the ‘high impact’ use of technology. The Instructional Management Systems (IMS) Learning Impact Awards took place in California last week with a shortlist drawn from ...

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Tuesday 25 May 2010

Spotlight on global citizenship

Professor of Higher Education, Glynis Cousin, will present the talk on Wednesday, 2 June 2010 at 6pm. The lecture, titled Global Citizenship and a Cosmopolitan Outlook, will take ...

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Monday 24 May 2010

Design awards for innovative packaging ideas

It is the second year in a row that students have been successful at the International StarPack Awards. This year Lisa Woodland, who is studying a BA (Hons) Graphic ...

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Friday 21 May 2010

Student achievement recognised

The University will be hosting its Employment and Volunteering Awards ceremony on Wednesday, 26 May 2010 from 11am to 1pm. Last year the University hosted its first Volunteer ...

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Friday 21 May 2010

University gets stamp of approval

The University successfully applied for The Frank Buttle Trust Quality Mark for Care Leavers in Higher Education. To achieve the Quality Mark, the University’s student ...

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Thursday 20 May 2010

Talk on Britain’s oldest computer at its former home

The WITCH (Wolverhampton Instrument for Teaching Computation from Harwell) was installed at what is now the University in 1957. The computer was used as a teaching aid until 1973 ...

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Thursday 20 May 2010

Eco expert to inspire staff at launch event

Rob Holdway advises companies and Government in the UK and around the world on how to reduce the environmental impact of their business. He will be speaking at Wolverhampton ...

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Monday 17 May 2010

University helps city fill empty shops

The shop, named ‘WLV’, has been launched in partnership with Wolverhampton City Council and the Wolverhampton City Centre Company to help tackle the number of empty ...

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Friday 14 May 2010

Gala show for dance students

Students in their first, second and third years of courses at the will be taking part in the event on Wednesday, May 19 and Thursday, May 20 2010. The Gala Show will take place at ...

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Thursday 13 May 2010

Photographer to present talk

A guest talk by Gavin Watson will take place on Wednesday, 19 May from 2pm to 4pm in the MC001 lecture theatre at City Campus. Gavin is the photographer behind the book ...

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Thursday 13 May 2010

Focus on financing small businesses

Professor Khaled Soufani, from Canada, will discuss financing small businesses at the lecture on Tuesday, 18 May 2010. Professor Soufani is an Associate Professor and Director of ...

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Monday 10 May 2010

Spotlight on university and business links

Professor Ian Oakes, Pro Vice-Chancellor Research and Enterprise, will present the lecture on Wednesday, 19 May 2010 at 6pm. The lecture, titled the role of university-business ...

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Wednesday 05 May 2010

Triple hope for Shropshire companies

The companies are nominated for Shropshire Business Awards after working with the University on its programme. The awards ceremony is due to take place on Friday, June 4 2010 at ...

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Tuesday 04 May 2010

Research looks at ethics of using new technology in education

- out by a University of Wolverhampton expert. Professor of Mobile Learning, John Traxler, has received funding from the Higher Education Academy (HEA) for the project. With a ...

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Tuesday 04 May 2010

University nominated for prestigious global learning award

The Instructional Management Systems (IMS) Learning Impact Awards are designed to recognise and reward the use of influential technology in the support of learning worldwide. The ...

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Friday 30 April 2010

Top gigs for music students

Talented University of Wolverhampton music students will be performing gigs in professional venues around the region as part of their degree course. Third year students on the BA ...

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Thursday 29 April 2010

Top award for mature student

Nigal Goodship, from Stourbridge, has been named winner of a West Midlands Regional Adult Learners’ Week award. He will be presented with a certificate and a £200 ...

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Thursday 29 April 2010

Public lecture on effective teaching

Professor Jo Allan will present the lecture at the University’s Walsall Campus on Wednesday, 5 May 2010. The lecture, titled Perceptions of HE teaching effectiveness: ...

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Wednesday 28 April 2010

Spaghetti Junction inspires opening ceremony

 international gymnastics championship. Dennie Wilson is working as Artistic Director and Choreographer for the European Gymnastics Championships 2010, which are being held ...

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Tuesday 27 April 2010

George Alagiah to visit University

The event on Friday, 30 April 2010 is open to all and will cover a range of topics including sustainability, international trade and engagement with Fairtrade. The panel ...

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Friday 23 April 2010

Principal Designate Appointed to the North East Wolverhampton Academy

Bal took up her post as Principal Designate on April 19 and becomes Principal when the Academy opens in September 2010. The Academy, which has a Business, Enterprise and ...

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Friday 23 April 2010

Students debut new opera

The music department has written and will perform the original opera, titled The Mad Day, with pupils from High Arcal School in Dudley and the English Touring Opera. The opera ...

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Thursday 22 April 2010

New agreement for health staff and students

Progression Agreements enable students at colleges in the region and experienced health employees to move onto recognised higher education qualifications with the ...

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Wednesday 21 April 2010

Ways to inspire students highlighted

Professor Christine Hockings will discuss inclusive learning and teaching methods in higher education on Wednesday, 28 April 2010 at 6pm. The lecture will take place in MC001 at ...

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Wednesday 21 April 2010

Students perform at International Dance Festival

The University of Wolverhampton's student dance company has been working with the internationally renowned choreographer Rosie Kay to create a contemporary piece titled ...

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Tuesday 20 April 2010

Tamara offers fashion fix

Student Tamara Joseph is displaying her designs at the Four Seasons Couture Fashion Show at The Public, in West Bromwich, on Friday, April 23 2010 at 7pm. The event, organised by ...

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Monday 19 April 2010

Students raise thousands for regional charities

The business students were tasked with planning and hosting a fundraising event for the Severn Hospice in Shropshire and Compton Hospice in Wolverhampton. To raise the impressive ...

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Monday 19 April 2010

Travel expert highlights ash cloud effects

according to a senior tourism academic. Peter Robinson, Senior Lecturer (Leisure Industries)at the University of Wolverhampton, said the effects could have a much longer term ...

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Friday 16 April 2010

Log on to social networking event

Issues around online etiquette, emotions and the information people disclose about themselves will go under the spotlight at the first Social Networking in Cyberspace conference ...

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Thursday 15 April 2010

Business expert to speak at University

Anthony Glossop, Chairman of St Modwen Properties PLC, will visit the University’s Telford Campus on Wednesday 28 April, 2010. The seminar, from 12.30pm to 1.30pm, will ...

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Wednesday 14 April 2010

Recognition for photography student

Marinos Thoma, 23, was named winner of the 2010 Coventry Open award. Marinos, from Cyprus, is in the third year of a BA (Hons) Degree in Photography at the University’s ...

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Thursday 08 April 2010

New Fire and Rescue course to be launched

The new BSc (Hons) Fire and Rescue aims to prepare students for a challenging career in the fire service through academic study and work placements. A Memorandum of Understanding ...

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Wednesday 31 March 2010

University launches new game and degrees at Gadget Show

Staff and students from the School of Computing and IT (SCIT) are exhibiting at the event at the NEC in Birmingham from April 7 to 11 2010. The University’s Games Society ...

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Wednesday 31 March 2010

New qualification to help teachers gain top marks

The University of Wolverhampton is a member of Teach West Midlands, which is leading the new Masters in Teaching and Learning. The degree has been specifically designed to support ...

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Monday 29 March 2010

Graduation ceremonies to celebrate success

Ceremonies for 600 Postgraduate and students will take place on Wednesday 31 March and Thursday 1 April 2010. Family, friends and University staff will also attend the ...

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Friday 26 March 2010

Clean bill of health for city’s community healthcare buildings

The energy efficiency of Wolverhampton City Primary Care Trust’s buildings has been analysed by the PCT working with the University of Wolverhampton and Ingham Diagnostic ...

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Thursday 25 March 2010

Research into whiteboard use in classrooms

The study by the Learning Technologies Team at the Midlands Leadership Centre aims to develop guidelines for teachers and other practitioners who use whiteboards in primary and ...

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Thursday 25 March 2010

Breakfast seminar for businesses

Roy Taylor, from Malthouse Engineering Ltd, will explain the benefits his company has gained from working in partnership with the University of Wolverhampton at a free breakfast ...

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Thursday 25 March 2010

National final for art student

Carlton Smith, 26, from Wolverhampton, was named as one of three regional finalists in the Art of Nurture competition held at Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery last week. He was ...

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Wednesday 24 March 2010

Governor receives sporting honour

Dr Josh Johnson has been presented with an 8th Dan black belt for his contribution to the sport locally, nationally and internationally. Josh runs the JJ Karate Academy in ...

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Tuesday 23 March 2010

Focus on waterfronts at international event

The 4th International Ajman Urban Planning Conference will take place from Monday, March 29 to Wednesday, March, 31 2010 at Ajman University, Ajman, in the United Arab ...

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Tuesday 23 March 2010

Nursery chalks up top marks

The Little Scholars nursery, based in the Randall Lines building at City Campus, received the top grade following a recent inspection. The glowing report praised the extremely ...

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Tuesday 16 March 2010

Celebration of SPEED success

The Student Placements for Entrepreneurs in Education West Midlands (SPEED WM) programme gives students the opportunity to set up their own business while they are still at ...

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Monday 15 March 2010

Public lecture about Robotics

Professor of Robotics Ian Sillitoe will present the lecture on Wednesday, 17 March 2010 at 6pm. The talk is titled Computational Aspects of Robotics: Novel Sensory Processing ...

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Monday 15 March 2010

Student democracy revitalised

It is anticipated that a record number of students will vote next week (w/c MAR 15) as candidates compete for students’ votes around university campuses. The student funding ...

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Monday 15 March 2010

Lecture to examine police corruption

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Tuesday 09 March 2010

Money laundering laws under the spotlight

The lecture by Professor of Law Andrew Haynes will take place on Wednesday, 14 April at 6pm. The lecture, titled the relationship between anti-laundering laws and civil liberties, ...

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Monday 08 March 2010

Staff and students celebrate opening of new centre

Staff at offered pastries and pizzas throughout the day, as well as helping existing students fill in ‘PR1’ forms, which ensures they get the funding available to ...

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Monday 08 March 2010

Official Recognition for University Catering Services

The team has received Hospitality Assured Accreditation, the formal standard for Service and Business Excellence. Emma Furnival, Assistant Director, said: “We are delighted ...

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Sunday 07 March 2010

Annual Celebration of Justice held in City

A Service to Celebrate the Administration of Justice in the Black Country was held at the Collegiate Church of St Peters in the city centre on Sunday (MAR7). The event was ...

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Wednesday 03 March 2010

Top scientific award for Ph.D graduate

Dr Ranjan Bhattacharyya has been named Asian Scientist of the Year 2009 by theWorld Association of Soil and Water Conservation (WASWAC). Ranjan, a scientist of Vivekananda ...

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Tuesday 02 March 2010

Construction law under the spotlight

Professor of Construction and Engineering Law Issaka Ndekugri will examine trends in the resolution of such disputes and the market for professional services to resolve issues at ...

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Monday 01 March 2010

Former businessman, 63, starts new nursing career

Arthur Louis had worked in the manufacturing business all his life before retiring to Cyprus. But after only six months, he realised that he was not ready for a life of leisure ...

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Friday 26 February 2010

New international link agreed

The University recently signed a new Memorandum of Cooperation (MOC) with Bishop Heber College in Tiruchirappalli, South India. The agreement enables the college to offer an ...

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Thursday 25 February 2010

Student entrepreneurs rise to the challenge

Teams were asked to present their business plan to a panel of judges as part of a student challenge at a Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) employment skills ...

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Thursday 25 February 2010

Gifted biomedical science students awarded prizes

Two talented students from the University of Wolverhampton will be rewarded for their outstanding academic work by Trustees of the Paycare Charity Trust at a special ...

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Thursday 25 February 2010

Find a new course at Postgraduate event

The University is hosting a on Wednesday, 24 February 2010 for people interested in a range of part-time and full-time courses and individual research. The event from 5.30pm to ...

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Wednesday 24 February 2010

Open Day welcomes visitors

The event on Saturday, 6 March 2010 will take place at the Wolverhampton City and Walsall Campuses. There will be information about courses, a chance to look around the student ...

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Monday 22 February 2010

Nominations open for volunteer award

The award recognises students who have made a significant and meaningful contribution to the community by volunteering. It is the second year the University has run the Volunteer ...

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Monday 22 February 2010

New radio show hits the airwaves

The ‘Be Heard!’ radio production enabled blind and partially sighted people, aged 13 to 25 years old and living in and around Wolverhampton, to make their own radio ...

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Wednesday 17 February 2010

Step on board to drive career forward

The University is hosting the (KTP) Grad Bus on Wednesday, 24 February 2010 as part of the. The bus will be outside the Harrison Learning Centre on City Campus from 11am to 3pm. ...

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Wednesday 17 February 2010

Fairtrade Fortnight fun at University

People will be encouraged to take part in the Big Swap to see if they can spot the difference between a regular cuppa and Fairtrade tea from Monday, 22 February 2010. The ...

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Tuesday 16 February 2010

Step up to Sport Relief challenge

The Walsall Campus is set to host the event on Sunday, 21 March 2010 and people are encouraged to sign up to take part. Fundraisers completing three and six mile runs will set off ...

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Monday 15 February 2010

Prestigious honour presented in the United Arab Emirates

His Highness Lieutenant General Sheikh Saif Bin Zayed Al Nahyan is a pioneer in the realm of change and development and has made an outstanding contribution to society. Senior ...

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Monday 15 February 2010

Degree of success for pupils

More than 150 sixth form students have been studying modules for a semester at the University to gain credits towards degree courses. The pupils from schools and colleges across ...

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Friday 12 February 2010

Applications soar for University of Wolverhampton

The number of students applying to the University is up by 30% compared with last year. So far, there have been 16,176 applications to Wolverhampton, compared to 12,442 in 2009. ...

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Friday 12 February 2010

Packed audience for Sir Ian Blair lecture

Sir Ian, one of the UK’s most informed speakers on strategic policing and security matters, gave a free public lecture about his experiences in the top policing role in the ...

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Friday 12 February 2010

Chief Constable to give guest lecture

Chris Sims will talk about the role of the Chief Constable in the 21st Century at a free public lecture on Wednesday, 17 February 2010. The event at 6pm has been organised by ...

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Friday 05 February 2010

New role for Helen

Helen Wildman took up the post in January this year and is looking forward to getting to grips with the new role. Her main areas of responsibility are IT Services, Marketing and ...

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Thursday 04 February 2010

New Centre to tackle brain tumours

The Brain Tumour UK Neuro-Oncology Research Centre at the University of Wolverhampton is combining two teams of experts to identify the genes that trigger the toughest childhood ...

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Wednesday 03 February 2010

Sir Ian Blair to speak at University

is to visit the University of Wolverhampton. Sir Ian will give a guest lecture on Tuesday, February 9, 2010. Sir Ian held the top policing job in the country from 2004-08. After ...

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Monday 01 February 2010

International leaders visit University

The 13 participants from countries including Afghanistan, Pakistan, India and Burma are visiting as part of the prestigious Chevening Fellowship Programme, funded by the UK ...

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Thursday 28 January 2010

National award for student

Fiona Hopkins, from Codsall, Wolverhampton, has been named Xcel IT and Computer Science Student of the Year. Fiona gained a first class BSc (Hons) in German and Information ...

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Monday 25 January 2010

Fairytales take to the stage

The third year Drama students will perform The Grimm Tales at The Arena Theatre in Wolverhampton. The production is part of the students’ Popular Performance module and will ...

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Thursday 21 January 2010

The gateway to a new you

Staff at The Gateway will be able to offer people individual advice about courses, the application process, financial support and student life. The centre, based in a prominent ...

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Wednesday 20 January 2010

Crime expert receives book recognition

Dr Kate Moss is the author of Security and Liberty, Restriction by Stealth which has been nominated for the Hart Socio-Legal Book Prize. The book, published by Palgrave Macmillan, ...

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Monday 18 January 2010

New online survey for early years staff

The (CeDARE) has been commissioned to undertake a three-year national evaluation of early years professionals. An online survey has been launched for people with Early Years ...

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Wednesday 13 January 2010

Concentration camp survivor to give lecture

Watch Holocaust survivor Martin Stern tell his story to ITV news Dr Martin Stern will present the lecture at the University’s City Campus on Wednesday, 20 January 2010 at ...

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Tuesday 12 January 2010

Vision for the future

There are 500 places available for 13 and 14 year olds in Wolverhampton, Walsall, Dudley and Sandwell to attend the annual Vision Conference. The event on Tuesday, 19 and ...

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Monday 11 January 2010

University appoints new Chairman of Governors

Michael Elliott, Director of Culture at the Department of Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS), was previously Deputy Chair and took on the new role in November. He is stepping into ...

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Friday 08 January 2010

Leading experts to attend University seminar

An expert from the Home Office’s Violent Crime Unit will be among the speakers at the event at the School of Health and Wellbeing on Monday, 25 January 2010. The seminar ...

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Tuesday 05 January 2010

Business and Finance Fair to Offer Opportunities

A Business and Finance Recruitment Fair has been organised by the University’s Careers & Employment Services, in partnership with the Business School. It will take place ...

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Monday 15 June 2009

High profile exhibition for University of Wolverhampton graduate

Yasemen Hussein graduated from the University of Wolverhampton in 1994 with a BA (Hons) 3D Glass degree. She has since opened her own studio and secured several high-profile ...

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