2013 News Articles

Wednesday 08 October 2014

Expert comment on the jukebox musical and the fate of 'Viva Forever'

Sarah has been responsible for the creation of numerous Musical Theatre courses; both at level three and Foundation Degree level. Previously, she successfully managed a large ...

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Tuesday 07 October 2014

Book launched to celebrate University’s heritage

'Opening Doors in the Heartlands: A History of the University of Wolverhampton' tells the story of the University from its early roots as the Wolverhampton Mechanic’s ...

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Tuesday 07 October 2014

Expert comment on Sir Alex Ferguson

By Andy Lane, Professor of Sports and Exercise Psychology at the University of Wolverhampton. Andy is accredited by the British Association of Sport and Exercise ...

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The Accessible Planet

Tuesday 07 October 2014

Graduate creates informative website for wheelchair users

Scott Smith, who graduated from the University in July 2011 with a BA (Hons) Business & Marketing degree, has teamed up with Robin Surgeoner MBE to create ‘The ...

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Ace Academy

Friday 03 October 2014

University of Wolverhampton launches secondary academy

The Ace Academy, in Alexandra Road, Tipton opened last year following a £24 million pound Building Schools of the Future re-build, and is the first secondary school to be ...

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Friday 03 October 2014

University to host Budget event

The ‘Live Budget Event’, hosted at the University of Wolverhampton Science Park, will see an open forum taking place after the Budget has been broadcast live on ...

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Plans for new Science Centre

Friday 26 September 2014

Plans for new Science Centre submitted

‌Plans for the new development have now been submitted to Wolverhampton City Council for approval. These include redeveloping the current five storey MB building, which ...

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Thursday 25 September 2014

Placement scheme set for national launch

Companies can find out how a placement can help their business at the national launch of the Step Placement programme on Wednesday, 27 February 2013. Step gives students and ...

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Thursday 08 May 2014

University of Wolverhampton announced as British Judo Centre of Excellence

Following the independent performance review undertaken earlier this year, one of the key recommendations was to establish a Centre of Excellence for the sport in England to ...

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Abdul Alam and Alice Beckley

Thursday 31 October 2013

Students win cash prizes for achievement

Abdul Alam and Alice Beckley, who both study Biomedical Science at the University, were rewarded with £400 each for their efforts. The award was given by the Paycare ...

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Mike Wright, executive director for Jaguar Land Rover (JLR)

Tuesday 29 October 2013

Hundreds pack University for business lecture

Mike Wright, executive director for Jaguar Land Rover (JLR), was the key speaker at the University’s Crystal Lecture. The Crystal Lecture is a free annual event is organised ...

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Denise Lewis

Monday 28 October 2013

Olympic champ Denise to open Judo centre

The heptathlete, who was crowned champion at the 2000 Sydney Olympics, will cut the ribbon, officially opening the centre, on Tuesday, November 12, at the University’s ...

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Monday 28 October 2013

Educational roadshow to showcase University life

The ‘First Steps to University Roadshow’, taking place between November 5-8, will see academic staff members and current students from the University delivering ...

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Lianne Bradbury, University of Wolverhampton’s Armed Forces Co-ordinator

Monday 28 October 2013

Armed Forces worker invited to Number 10

Lianne Bradbury, armed and uniformed services co-ordinator for the University, has been invited to Downing Street to meet with David Cameron and talk about her work. The ...

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The Annual Recruitment Fair

Friday 25 October 2013

Employment fair draws crowds

The annual Recruitment Fair, held on 16-17 October, enabled leading employers such as HMRC, Capgemini, Moog, Enterprise Rent-A-Car, and Marstons PLC to promote their graduate jobs ...

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Counter Culture

Friday 25 October 2013

Arena Theatre announces funding success for new education project

The project will take place in Wolverhampton, and is designed to create new opportunities for young people. Working with pupils from West Park Primary School and Penn Hall School, ...

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Friday 25 October 2013

Fairtrade event to be hosted by University

The event, to be held on Saturday 2 November, is an opportunity for Fairtrade campaigners and delegates representing towns and cities across the region to come together to discuss ...

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speech from Vice-Chancellor Geoff Layer

Thursday 24 October 2013

Walsall campus celebrates half-century milestone

Since originally forming in 1963, the Walsall location has been a key part of the University’s operations, specialising in sport, performing arts and education. Over the ...

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Six students from the University of Turin

Wednesday 23 October 2013

Exchange programme celebrates fourteenth year

Celebrating its fourteenth year, the exchange was originally set up in 1999 thanks to the assistance of Professor Giuseppina Cortese in Turin. The students stayed with families in ...

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Wednesday 23 October 2013

Football club to work with University on events course

Wolverhampton Wanderers FC is just one of a group of companies and organisations which will work with people taking the Masters course in Event and Venue Management. The ...

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Lynne Pennells

Tuesday 22 October 2013

Admin worker exhibits artwork in major gallery

In her day job, Lynne Pennells works as the recruitment and events co-ordinator for the University of Wolverhampton, painting in the evenings and at weekends. But now her hobby is ...

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Dr Palaniappan Ramaswamy

Monday 21 October 2013

University expert gets funding for Parkinson’s project

Dr Palaniappan Ramaswamy, from the University’s Faculty of Science and Engineering, is set to work with the University of Malaysia, Perlis, on the project. The two ...

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Friday 18 October 2013

Theatre to stage equality talk

The event, entitled ‘The Dracula Syndrome! Who’s afraid of the man in the mirror?’, will feature a lecture from Dr Lez Henry, founder of BLK Friday, former ...

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memorandum of understanding at the House of Lords

Thursday 17 October 2013

Malaysian agreement for University of Wolverhampton

A memorandum of understanding was agreed between the University of Wolverhampton and Universiti Malaysia Sabah (UMS) last week. It will see both higher education institutions ...

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Wednesday 16 October 2013

Expert comment on student evaluations

Dr Mike Lambert is a published author and a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.  Dr Matt O'Leary has worked as a teacher/teacher educator and educational researcher ...

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Wednesday 16 October 2013

Jaguar Land Rover boss to inspire with guest lecture

Mike Wright, executive director for the firm, which has a huge engine plant based in Wolverhampton, is set to speak at this year’s Crystal Lecture. The free annual event is ...

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DualEnergy X-Ray Absorptiometry (DXA) scanner

Tuesday 15 October 2013

University provides specialist advice to top footballers

The £70,000 scanner, based at the University’s Walsall Campus, tests bone health and is being used to provide advice about body composition and potential injury ...

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Katrina Johnson, representing The British Embassy, and a speech from Anthea McIntyre MEP, Member of the European Parliament for the West Midlands

Tuesday 15 October 2013

Brussels office unveiled by University

The office’s unveiling was marked in a ceremony held at the British Residence in Brussels on September 16, entitled ‘Brussels Launch, Research and Business Growth ...

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This is a image of Dr George Kassimeris used for the article named - National acclaim for terrorism book

Monday 14 October 2013

Terrorism expert to lead new riot study

Dr George Kassimeris, Reader in Terrorism and Political Violence at the University, will lead a visit to Athens for professionals involved in training on different aspects ...

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Plans for new Business School building 1

Monday 14 October 2013

Business School plans get green light

Wolverhampton City Council approved plans for the £18m project to build a new flagship building at the junction of Molineux Street and Camp Street at the City Molineux ...

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Thursday 10 October 2013

University experts to improve online searches

Experts from the University’s Department of Mathematics and Computer Science have been given more than £9,300 by the firm to make it easier for browsers to find ...

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Thursday 10 October 2013

Healthcare conference to be held by University

The “Inspiring Innovation in Healthcare” conference, to be held on Tuesday 15 October, will bring together a panel of experts and keynote speakers from the healthcare ...

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Wednesday 09 October 2013

Expert comment on the benefits of music

Andrew is accredited from the British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences (BASES) for scientific support and research. He is a Chartered Psychologist with the British ...

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Wednesday 09 October 2013

House of Lords reception to mark University’s 21st

Dignitaries, including University alumni, honorary graduates, politicians, and leaders in busines and education were invited to the Westminster venue on Tuesday (October 8) for ...

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Wednesday 09 October 2013

Prestigious businesses to speak at event

The day will be hosted by Innovation 1st, a project part-funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF), in partnership with AVM Impact. The event, to be held in the ...

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Monday 07 October 2013

University scientists to give pioneering London lectures

Professor John Howl and Dr Sarah Jones, of the University’s Faculty of Science and Engineering, will helm a four-day course in the capital, at the Royal Society. To an ...

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Friday 04 October 2013

University student lands editorial role

Louise Goodyear, who is based at the University’s education centre in Burton, beat the competition to be named the editor for the Adult Branch section of the “Nursing ...

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Friday 04 October 2013

Mobile office project launches online

The University of Wolverhampton, together with the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF), is helping to fund the Agile Office Demonstrator scheme, which will show companies ...

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Thursday 03 October 2013

Expert comment on Rough Sleeping Children

Kate's current research focuses on social problems such as intimate partner violence, the evaluation of specialist domestic violence courts, and women and children rough sleepers, ...

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Wolves legend Jody Craddock gave students a lesson in goalscoring at the launch of a new sports pitch.

Thursday 03 October 2013

Wolves star helps launch University sports pitch

The University of Wolverhampton has completed work on the Sports Zone, an all-weather outdoor court for student use. It is situated on North Road, in the grounds of the ...

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Wednesday 02 October 2013

Expert comment on families with disabled children

Dr Emira is a fellow of the Higher Education Academy and a member of a panel of experts at Mentaur on the first consultation of quality of life of individuals with ...

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Wednesday 02 October 2013

Local business champions to share innovation

The Wolverhampton Business Champions Innovation Series, organised by the Wolverhampton Business Champions and University of Wolverhampton, is backed by high profile companies and ...

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Monday 30 September 2013

Best of Black Country manufacturing showcased at event

The West Midlands Manufacturing Club – a sub-division of the University of Wolverhampton – is organising the event to support local businesses. The event, taking place ...

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Monday 30 September 2013

Youngsters get a taste of university with free classes

The University is hosting a series of classes which demonstrate the content of many of its courses. These are being aimed at primary, secondary and college pupils, and include ...

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Friday 27 September 2013

Prestigious equality award for University

The Athena Swan charter recognises and celebrates good employment practice for women in the SET subject areas in higher education and research. The University has now been ...

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Thursday 26 September 2013

Expert comment on Michael Le Vell and defendant anonymity

Richard researches principally in the areas of the law of evidence, public order law and criminal law. Richard formerly worked in private practice as a criminal law solicitor in ...

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Louise Colver and Natasha Skeen

Thursday 26 September 2013

Librarian scoops jackpot on TV quiz

Louise Colver, from Shobnall in Burton, along with former colleague Natasha Skeen, walked off with the £3,000 prize on BBC1’s Pointless. The show, presented by ...

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Jodie Brooks

Thursday 26 September 2013

Graduate nurse to front NHS recruitment drive

Walsall Healthcare NHS Trust is this week launching a campaign to recruit 100 band 5 nurses and using existing nurses to promote it. Among those chosen is Jodie Brooks, who works ...

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Matt Weston and Mike Chinn

Tuesday 24 September 2013

Graduates join forces with TV presenter for project

Matt Weston and Mike Chinn, the creators of video production company Stone’s Throw Media, and photographer Alex Styles were all involved in the product’s launch ...

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Woodhouse Primary Academy

Monday 23 September 2013

Primary Academy unveiled by University

Woodhouse Primary Academy, situated in Quinton, Birmingham, officially opened on 1st September 2013 under the sponsorship of the Education Central Multi-Academy Trust (MAT), an ...

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Professor Stephen Badsey

Friday 20 September 2013

Married war historians to give talk in Tokyo

Professor Stephen Badsey and Dr Phylomena Badsey have been invited to the International Forum on War History, which will be held in the Japanese capital on September 25 and ...

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Thursday 19 September 2013

Teens offered free art course by University

Lessons including drawing, computer games design, animation and costume design will be available to teenage students as part of a 30-week project. The University is taking part in ...

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Wednesday 18 September 2013

Top business course now available online

The Masters in Business Administration (MBA) is one of two qualifications being offered as distance-learning courses. The MBA is internationally recognised and is often required ...

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Kathleen Fabre

Wednesday 18 September 2013

University graduate scoops award

Kathleen Fabre, who recently graduated from the University with a First Class honours degree in BA (Hons) Fine Art, was selected as the recipient of the “Wolverhampton Art ...

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Tuesday 17 September 2013

Bursaries on offer through University scheme

The initiative, funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF), gives businesses and charities the opportunity for financial gain through their employment of a University ...

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Tuesday 17 September 2013

University offering free workshops for businesses

The workshops, to be held on Wednesday 25 September at the Wolverhampton Science Park, have been developed by Innovation 1st, a University of Wolverhampton project partly financed ...

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Rosie Walton

Monday 16 September 2013

First Class Graduate wins prize

Rosie Walton, a graduate from the University’s School of Law, Social Sciences and Communications, has been awarded the School’s Caparo Prize due to her outstanding ...

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Monday 16 September 2013

Academic's research highlights centre's success

Dr Steve Iafrati, Senior Lecturer and Course Leader in Social Policy at the University, undertook the investigation into Park House to analyse its social return on investment. At ...

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Lisa Potts-Webb

Friday 13 September 2013

George Medal winner marks graduation

Lisa Potts-Webb was awarded the George Medal in 1997 after protecting children at the nursery in Blakenhall she then worked at, from a machete wielding attacker. Lisa was awarded ...

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Ian Cumming OBE

Friday 13 September 2013

Health education head given degree honour

Ian Cumming OBE became the first chief executive of Health Education England when it was started in June last year by the Government. And at a ceremony at the University’s ...

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Thursday 12 September 2013

Expert comment on The X Factor

X-Factor Returns - Can Strictly be far behind? Saturday 31st August 8.00pm, and 10 million viewers saw the return of ITV1’s ratings topping talent ...

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Professor Laura Serrant-Green

Thursday 12 September 2013

Ambassadorial role for Professor

Professor Laura Serrant-Green, Associate Dean of Research & Enterprise in the University’s School of Health & Wellbeing, has been announced as the latest Ambassador ...

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Roderick Wilkes

Thursday 12 September 2013

Award for West Midlands businessman

Roderick Wilkes, formerly Chief Executive of the Chartered Institute of Marketing and a visiting lecturer at Wolverhampton Polytechnic, was presented with an Honorary Degree of ...

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Wednesday 11 September 2013

Expert comment on the firefighters strike

Professor Seifert's main research activities include industrial relations, trade unions, collective bargaining, strikes, union-Labour relations, the left in British unions, and ...

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Cheryl Etches OBE

Wednesday 11 September 2013

Honorary award for Chief Nurse

Cheryl Etches OBE, who has held the position since 2005, was presented with an Honorary Degree of Doctor of Science at a ceremony on Thursday 12 September. The honour from the ...

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Wednesday 11 September 2013

Expert comment on Friday the 13th

Coral is a Health and Care Professionals Council registered (HCPC) Consultant Forensic Psychologist, a Chartered Scientist, and a Higher Education Academy National Teaching ...

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Wednesday 11 September 2013

University to open Brussels office

The University is setting up an office in the Belgian capital located close to national embassies and the European Parliament buildings, which will open next week. It’s ...

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Louise Brooke-Smith

Wednesday 11 September 2013

Chartered surveyor honoured by university

Louise Brooke-Smith, President Elect of the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors, received an Honorary Degree of Doctor of Technology on Tuesday, September 10. The School of ...

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Richard Howells, founder and Director of Bronze Software Labs Ltd

Wednesday 11 September 2013

University facilities on show at event

The event, designed to showcase the accommodation at the centre, included an entertaining talk from guest speaker Richard Howells, founder and Director of Bronze Software Labs ...

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Tuesday 10 September 2013

Nursing advice on offer from University

The event, to be held at Meeting Point House, Telford, on Saturday 14 September, is a joint initiative between the University and RAFT (Rights and Fairness Telford), and will take ...

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Jaki Graham

Tuesday 10 September 2013

Soul star Jaki given honorary award

Throughout her long career, Jaki Graham has scored six UK top 20 singles and two top five singles in the US dance charts. In 1994, she had an international number one smash ...

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Dr Meena Dhanda

Monday 09 September 2013

University philosopher to lead caste research

Dr Meena Dhanda, Reader in Philosophy and Cultural Politics at the University, will head up a team of academics to carry out the study on behalf of the Equality and Human Rights ...

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Rajinder Mann

Monday 09 September 2013

Social justice campaigner awarded by University

Rajinder Mann is the chief executive of the Network for Black Professionals – a UK-wide group which supports black, Asian and minority ethnic people in their professional ...

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Professor John Traxler

Monday 09 September 2013

University professor wins top prize for research

John Traxler, the University’s Professor of Mobile Learning, was given the £500 award for his contribution to a project which aims to examine the ethical issues of ...

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Monday 09 September 2013

Medicinal potential of plants explored by Professor

Professor Satya Sarker, based in the University’s Faculty of Science and Engineering, has spent the past three years exploring the potential of plants from the Sunderbans, ...

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Friday 06 September 2013

BBC wildlife event to feature University

The ‘Summer of Wildlife’ day, to be hosted at Sutton Park, Sutton Coldfield, between 10am – 5pm on Saturday 14 September, will see staff and students from the ...

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Thursday 05 September 2013

Expert comment on changes to Maths and English GCSE rulings

This comment is a reaction to a new Government initiative stating that students who fail to achieve at least a grade C in English and Maths GCSEs will have to continue studying ...

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Thursday 05 September 2013

Business workshops offered by University

The University, working in partnership with the Shropshire based procurement initiative COGS, have created the workshops with the aim of providing expert knowledge for firms in ...

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Kevin Rowland

Wednesday 04 September 2013

Dexys singer Kevin given University award

The Dexys Midnight Runners frontman – famed for their 1982 smash hit Come On Eileen – said he was proud to be given the honour at a recent ceremony. The ...

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Kathy Smallwood-Cook

Wednesday 04 September 2013

Medal winning Olympian Honoured

Kathy Smallwood-Cook, a three-time Olympic medal winner, was presented with an Honorary Degree of Doctor of Letters at a ceremony on Monday 9 September. The honour from the ...

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Wednesday 04 September 2013

Expert comment on Seamus Heaney

Seamus Heaney Seamus Heaney, who died last week, is perhaps the only poet for whom a minute's silence will ever be held at a major sporting event: 80,000 Gaelic football fans paid ...

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Wednesday 04 September 2013

Hit TV show filmed at University gym

A new series of the show is currently being filmed and for one of the programmes, producers shot a segment at the University’s City Fitness Centre. The Channel 4 series ...

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Graduation Students

Tuesday 03 September 2013

Thousands of students celebrate graduation

The graduation ceremonies will take place at Wolverhampton’s Grand Theatre, where the students and their families will collect their degree scrolls in cap and gown. A total ...

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Tuesday 03 September 2013

UK has half the rate of high staff sickness of Germany, research says

The fall was partly due to the UK not having strong employment protection and lower sick pay, the British Sociological Association’s conference on work, employment and ...

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Monday 02 September 2013

Expert comment on Transfer Deadline Day

Andrew is accredited from the British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences (BASES) for scientific support and research, and is a Chartered Psychologist with the British ...

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Lifelong Learning Programme

Monday 02 September 2013

University develops translation software to help foreign medics

Staff from the University of Wolverhampton with project partners in the UK, Spain and Germany have spent the last 18 months helping to complete the Towards European Language ...

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Wednesday 28 August 2013

Hundreds of students receive scholarships

More than 770 National Scholarships were awarded to new UK/EU students due to start at the University in the coming academic year in September. The scholarship is awarded to high ...

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Wednesday 28 August 2013

Centre for University research established

The Research Hub, located in the University’s Harrison Learning Centre, has been formed as part of the University’s commitment to developing and implementing applied ...

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Tuesday 27 August 2013

University strives for world-leading research profile

A £6m investment to fund research has been made over the next three years, with the primary focus being the recruitment of new academic staff that will significantly enhance ...

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Tuesday 27 August 2013

University cyclist completes challenge for charity

Paul Boden, based in the University’s architecture department, recently took part in the ‘Wiggle Mountain Mayhem’ challenge, the world’s largest mountain ...

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Friday 23 August 2013

University sparks interest with fire investigation course

The course – an MSc in Fire Investigation – is being run for the first time at the University in October, in collaboration with West Midlands Fire Service. Over the ...

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Adam Hart-Davis

Friday 23 August 2013

TV star Adam Hart-Davis to speak at business event

The broadcaster, known for his shows Local Heroes and What the Romans Did For Us, will give the speech as part of an event called “From ideas to reality – getting help ...

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Thursday 22 August 2013

Expert comment on the intelligence dilemma

The Intelligence Dilemma The appalling murder of Daniel Pelka by his mother, Magdelena Luczak, and her partner, Mariusz Krezolek, has yet again been followed by ...

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Thursday 22 August 2013

Thousands visit University for open day opportunities

The establishment opened its doors to visitors on Saturday, August 17 and showed guests and students-to-be around both its city and Walsall campuses. During the day, prospective ...

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MB Building plans

Thursday 22 August 2013

New Science Centre gets underway

The current five storey MB building, which fronts onto Stafford Street is being redeveloped, which involves demolishing a current single storey extension and creating a bigger six ...

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We are a Living Wage Employer

Tuesday 20 August 2013

University signs off on pay rises for low earners

Staff on the lowest pay bands at the establishment are now being paid the national Living Wage rate of £7.45 an hour. The measures were first established in January and now ...

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Monday 19 August 2013

University to award honours

In total 10 people will receive honorary degrees from the University during this year’s graduation ceremonies in September at the city’s Grand Theatre. The recipients ...

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Simeon Chandra

Friday 16 August 2013

New student president promises "more than just degree”

Simeon Chandra has been elected to the top spot by his peers, taking over from Dan Batchelor, who has been in the role for the past year. And Simeon said one of his key aims for ...

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Thursday 15 August 2013

Students hit phones to snap up Clearing places

As students across the country finally discovered their A-level grades, many of them hit the phones to secure a place on their choice of course. At the University’s MX ...

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City Campus

Thursday 15 August 2013

On-the-spot offers at University open day

The University will host the event at its Wolverhampton and Walsall Campuses on Saturday, August 17, from 10am to 3pm. Visitors can get advice on courses and campus life and, for ...

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Lichfield street throughout the ages

Wednesday 14 August 2013

Bid to get Black Country picture archive online

The University, together with the Express and Star, is applying for funding for an ambitious project to transfer about 700,000 historic images of the area to an internet ...

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Tuesday 13 August 2013

Student satisfaction grows at University of Wolverhampton

The ninth National Student Survey (NSS) asks students from all over the country for their opinions on their university and the services it provides. Overall satisfaction at the ...

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Tuesday 13 August 2013

Thousands of calls expected for Clearing

On Thursday, pupils across the country will receive their A-level results and, for some who may not get the grades they were expecting, or those who are still yet to apply, ...

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Monday 12 August 2013

Clearing lines open early for "beat the rush" day

While A-level results will not be made available until Thursday, August 15, some pupils studying BTEC or Access courses will already have their grades before then. As a ...

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Monday 12 August 2013

Biomedical project lands European funding

Dr Jan Martin, a principal lecturer in Biomedical Science & Physiology at the University, has teamed up with institutions from four European countries for the €100,000 ...

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The British Olympic Judo Team

Friday 09 August 2013

Olympic Judo team trains at University

The squad is currently completing last-minute training at the University’s Walsall Campus, ahead of the 2013 World Championships in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, later this ...

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Plans for new Business School building 1

Wednesday 07 August 2013

Plans for new business school submitted

The planned £11m building would be situated at the junction of Molineux Street and Camp Street at the University’s City Molineux campus. The six storey flagship ...

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Tuesday 06 August 2013

University gears up for Clearing

On Thursday 15 and Friday 16 August representatives from the University will be out in the community at the Bullring, Birmingham, and the Merry Hill shopping centre, Dudley, to ...

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Thursday 01 August 2013

Expert comment on anonymity and the web

Anonymity and the Web Cyber bullying is a recent phenomenon, with health impacts. Recent postings on Twitter have contained threats of rape and murder, Facebook messages have been ...

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Thursday 01 August 2013

Expert comment on A Level Results Day

‘A’ Level Results Day – Thursday 15th August This Thursday (August 15th) lots of students will receive their ‘A’ level results and the ...

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Rhiannon Baggott

Thursday 01 August 2013

Student's research poster lands prize

Rhiannon Baggott, a third year PhD student at the University, claimed one of the poster abstract prizes on offer by the European Society for Microcirculation (ESM) at this ...

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Wednesday 31 July 2013

People's Choice Apprentice inspires young entrepreneurs

Adam Corbally, runner up in last year’s battle for ‘The Apprentice’ crown and winner of The Radio Times People’s Choice, hosted a workshop about starting ...

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Tuesday 30 July 2013

Businesses to take lead in reducing fuel poverty

Stafford and Rural Homes (SARH) and South Staffordshire Housing Trust Association (SSHA), which own and manage a combined 11,000 homes in Staffordshire, are supporting a challenge ...

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the Mayor, Councillor Christine Mills

Monday 29 July 2013

Charity cheque handed over to Mayor

A total of £1,100 was raised through this year’s staging of the University of Wolverhampton’s annual charity golf day, organised by Principal lecturer at the ...

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Friday 26 July 2013

Short courses offered by University

Commencing on Monday 29 July, the courses will run as intensive one week modules and may be used towards an MA in Film Studies at the University in the future. The courses include ...

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Kevin Hogan presents Barbara Hodson with flowers on her retirement from the University.

Thursday 25 July 2013

Barbara steps down after years of dedicated service

Barbara Hodson started working for the organisation at the age of 16, firstly in Dudley and then in Wolverhampton at the then Polytechnic. She started as a trainee technician and ...

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Monday 22 July 2013

Conference launches new nursing masters

The University will be offering an MSc in Nursing from October 2013 with the aim of developing registered nurses to be flexible and adaptable practitioners enabling them to engage ...

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Wednesday 17 July 2013

University spot-on for web TV show

Copa90, an interactive football lifestyle and original content channel on YouTube, approached the University to help it get to the bottom of the physical and psychological strains ...

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Tuesday 16 July 2013

Top scientist gives Wolverhampton lecture

Lord Winston, known as a professor, medical doctor, scientist, television presenter delivered a lecture to an audience of Black Country school pupils and teachers as well as ...

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Friday 12 July 2013

Marketing opportunities explored by seminar

The event, entitled ‘Marketing in the Social Media Age’ is to be hosted by the Wolverhampton Business Solutions Centre in association with The Marketing Exchange. It ...

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Wednesday 10 July 2013

Conference on criminology held

The British Society of Criminology Conference, held from Tuesday 2 July to Thursday 4 July, aimed to tackle whether criminology is still fit for purpose and if there is a need for ...

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Wednesday 10 July 2013

Business programme celebrates successful year

Launched in July 2012, the Knowledge Exchange and Enterprise Network (KEEN) is a business growth programme led by the University which aims to give local businesses the ...

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Tuesday 09 July 2013

World-renowned scientist to visit University

The renowned Lord Winston, known as a professor, medical doctor, scientist, television presenter and politician, will give a talk to an audience of school pupils and teachers, ...

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Friday 05 July 2013

Sri Lankan students celebrate graduation

On Tuesday 25 and Wednesday 26 June 2013 more than 80 students came together in Colombo to mark the occasion. The University offers degree courses with its partner institutions ...

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Friday 05 July 2013

Concrete development tackled by student

Philip Owens, who also makes up one third of the industrial consultancy firm ‘Nustone Ltd’, is investigating a way to vary concrete density using combinations of ...

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Thursday 04 July 2013

University graduate employment rate rises

The Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education (DLHE) Survey is a national annual survey of everyone who has recently qualified from any university or HE college in the ...

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Tuesday 02 July 2013

Student's logo lands national prize

Kelly-Anne Swift, a third year Learning Disability Nursing DipHE student, saw her design claim the “Modernising Learning Disability Logo” prize at the Positive Choices ...

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Monday 01 July 2013

Expert comment on the importance of bike riding

Dr Tracey Devonport has authored more than 30 peer refereed journal articles and produced two books, and is accredited with the British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences ...

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Monday 01 July 2013

Expert comment on formal testing of children at nursery

Formal testing of children at nursery This blog post from Dr Judy Whitmarsh is in relation to the debate over formal testing of children at nursery, conducted by Sir Michael ...

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Monday 01 July 2013

Expert comment on the enduring legacy of Bruce Lee

The enduring legacy of Bruce Lee July 20 2013 marks the 40th anniversary of Bruce Lee's death. I was way too young to watch Enter the Dragon (1973) when it was ...

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Monday 01 July 2013

Expert comment on Sir Liam Donaldson & public health

Ranjit currently leads and co-ordinates the School’s public health and wellbeing portfolio. His specialist teaching areas include transcultural and BME health issues, public ...

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Monday 01 July 2013

Psychology conference to focus on online matters

The two day event, entitled ‘Social networking in cyberspace’, will see academics from various disciplines presenting their research on online communication and social ...

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Monday 01 July 2013

Expert comment on Wimbledon

Andrew is accredited from the British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences (BASES) for scientific support and research, and is a Chartered Psychologist with the British ...

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Monday 01 July 2013

Prime Minister gives green light to University scheme to aid forces’ dependants

Prime Minister, David Cameron, announced the details of successful bids to the Armed Forces Covenant (LIBOR) Fund on Saturday as part of Armed Forces Day. The University’s ...

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Friday 28 June 2013

Orchards becomes latest sponsored academy

The Orchards Primary Academy, in Rhayader Road, Northfield, Birmingham is the fifth school to be sponsored by Education Central Multi-Academy Trust (MAT), within the University of ...

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Friday 28 June 2013

Saddlers tested by University

The state-of-the-art facilities, located at the University’s Walsall Campus, hosted the players on Wednesday 26 June as they look to begin their preparations for the ...

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OCNWMR - Vice-Chancellor of the University of Wolverhampton, Professor Geoff Layer and CEO of the Open College Network West Midlands Region Chris Assheton signing the progression information documents agreement.

Thursday 27 June 2013

University signs up to new agreement for Access students

Access courses are designed for adults who want to start on a path into higher education either to pursue a particular career or who want to enjoy learning at a higher level and ...

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Thursday 27 June 2013

Public Health on agenda for Wolverhampton Debates

Sir Liam Donaldson will give a talk titled Health, Wealthy and Wise at the event taking place at Wolverhampton Wanderers’ Molineux Stadium on Friday 28 June 2013. It will ...

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Matt Jones' book cover design for Penguin competition

Wednesday 26 June 2013

Graduate's design lauded at prestigious awards ceremony

Matt Jones, a recent MA Digital and Visual Communications student at the University, claimed second place for his ‘The Wind in the Willows’ cover design at the 2013 ...

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Tuesday 25 June 2013

Students vie for international game development crown

The team, made up of current students and recent graduates, are one of just fifteen groups selected by a panel of industry experts for the final of the “Dare to be ...

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Faculty of Science and Engineering, Ndy Ekere, Suzi Perry and Vice-Chancellor, Professor Geoff Layer.

Friday 21 June 2013

University launches new Science and Engineering faculty

The  was officially launched at an event at the University’s City Campus on Wednesday 19 June by Honorary Graduate Suzi Perry. Suzi, who fronts the BBC’s ...

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fifth annual Times Higher Education Leadership and Management Awards

Friday 21 June 2013

University picks up industry accolade

The Wolverhampton Business Solutions Centre is collaboration between the University of Wolverhampton, the City of Wolverhampton College, the Black Country Chamber of ...

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Thursday 20 June 2013

Overseas conference to mark 21st anniversary

The event, ‘Global Higher Education: Partnerships & Opportunities’, is being staged in Colombo between 24-26 June 2013 for international education partners. The ...

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Roger Wilson from the Forestry Commission with members of the “Improving Forest Governance” course delegation at Cannock Chase

Thursday 20 June 2013

Cannock Chase visit highlights University's quest to protect forestry

A course aiming to assist the international drive to protect the world’s tree population is once again being hosted by the University of Wolverhampton. The “Improving ...

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Wednesday 19 June 2013

University duo investigate network's impact

Dr Mahmoud Emira and Karl Royle, both from the University’s Centre for Development and Applied Research in Education (CeDARE), are investigating the mission and values of ...

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Scifest

Wednesday 19 June 2013

Experience the magic of science and engineering

‌Scifest, which was launched last year, is holding a huge free event on Saturday 22 June 2013 at the University’s City Campus, Wulfruna Street from 10 – ...

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Tuesday 18 June 2013

European placement scheme to aid graduates

The 12 week work placement, provided by the EU’s ‘Lifelong Learning Programme’, is an estimated €250,000 project which will assist up to 60 unemployed ...

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The annual Business Achievement Awards

Tuesday 18 June 2013

A night of celebration for University

The annual Business Achievement Awards, which aims to highlight the University’s commitment to enterprise and student employability, saw winners from six different ...

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Friday 14 June 2013

Research funding awarded to University duo

Jodie Betham, a second year BSc (Hons) Psychology student, and Dr Niall Galbraith, Senior Lecturer and Undergraduate Course Leader in Psychology, have been awarded £1600 by ...

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Friday 14 June 2013

University to open new information and advice centre to public

The University bought the former Varsity pub, which sits on the corner of its City Campus at the junction of Stafford Street and Wulfruna Street last year. It will house an advice ...

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Thursday 13 June 2013

University to host popular research conference

This year’s conference, to be held by the School of Education Futures at the University, is titled ‘Research, in Dialogue’ and will be held on Thursday 20 ...

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Thursday 13 June 2013

Children and War: Past and Present

The international multidisciplinary conference will be held at the University of Salzburg, Austria, on 10-12 July 2013 in association with the United Nations Office of the Special ...

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Wednesday 12 June 2013

Expert comment on Bollywood

"This year is the 100th anniversary of the first Bollywood movie. I was never a fan of Bollywood as a kid. In fact, I hated it. We had one TV and video recorder in the house ...

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Wednesday 12 June 2013

Expert comment on faith-based school selection

Dr Emira is specialised in Professional Studies in Education. His main research areas include Social Inclusion and Educational Policy and Practice. To ban or not to ban 'faith ...

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Wednesday 12 June 2013

University to mark 21st anniversary

On 17 June 1992 Wolverhampton Polytechnic became the University of Wolverhampton as a result of the Further and Higher Education Act. And on 17 June 2013 guests from across the ...

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Wednesday 12 June 2013

University takes science to the streets of Wolverhampton

Following on from the success of Sci-Fest last year, the University is running the week-long event again this year. The event includes a week of events aimed at school pupils of ...

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Wednesday 12 June 2013

Expert comment on the Queen's Coronation

Paul is a published author on topics such as visual communications and the media. His current active research interests centre on the areas of News Values, TV journalism, the ...

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Tuesday 11 June 2013

On the spot offers from University

The “on the spot offer” initiative will see the University having the chance to make unconditional offers to prospective students, based on suitable confirmed grades, ...

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First Class Award and ranked 39 out of 143 universities in the People & Planet Green League 2013

Tuesday 11 June 2013

First for University of Wolverhampton in People and Planet Green League 2013

The University was given a First Class Award and ranked 39 out of 143 universities in the People & Planet Green League 2013. This was a jump of 14 places and compares to the ...

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Monday 10 June 2013

Shortlist for University awards finalised

The Business Achievement Awards, to be held on Wednesday 12 June at Molineux Stadium in Wolverhampton, will showcase the University’s successful collaborations with ...

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Sunday 09 June 2013

Accelerated degree created for industry

The Bachelor degree level course, entitled BEng (Hons) Manufacturing Engineering, is an employer-sponsored degree developed with the industry for the benefits of both employers ...

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Thursday 06 June 2013

School students join forces with University for police app

Researchers from the University have teamed up with the West Mercia Police to assist students from St Michael’s C of E School, Rowley Regis, in the development of ideas for ...

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Wednesday 05 June 2013

Expert comment on Nick Drake

Matt has worked as an engineer and producer since 1996, engineering and producing recordings for both major and independent labels. As a guitarist he has signed recording and ...

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Mitchel Emms 2

Wednesday 05 June 2013

University backing Mitchel to become The Voice

Mitchel sung his way into Danny O’Donoghue’s final three acts for the live shows, which get underway on BBC1 this Friday. The University of Wolverhampton ...

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Wednesday 05 June 2013

Student lands scholarship into cancer cell research

Nikita Dhingra, a second year BSc Medical Science student at the University, has been awarded a prestigious Biomedical Vacation Scholarship by the Wellcome Trust. Nikita’s ...

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Wednesday 05 June 2013

Marketing event to aid international development

The event, co-organised by the Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM) and the University’s Business School, will include keynote speakers Sue Rennie and David Witton. The ...

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Tuesday 04 June 2013

Languages initiative to be highlighted at conference

‘Going Places with Languages in Europe’, a project co-ordinated by the University, is a Transfer of Innovation project and is part of the Lifelong Learning Programme ...

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designed by Benjy James Young

Monday 03 June 2013

Directing the designs

The West Midlands Director of the Year Awards has become the IoDs most successful annual event attracting a high standard of entrants. The organisation felt it was only fitting ...

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Monday 03 June 2013

New overseas partnership for University

A delegation from the Ogun State Institute of Technology (OGITECH), Nigeria, recently visited the University to explore opportunities for academic collaboration and to sign a ...

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Mitchel Emms

Friday 31 May 2013

Student bidding for place in Voice Live Final

Mitchel Emms is fighting to impress his mentor Danny O’Donoghue and be chosen as one the Script frontman’s three acts to compete in the live finals. The 19-year-old ...

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Thursday 30 May 2013

What is Art? Students display their work to the public

Final year students will be exhibiting their projects within a gallery setting. The show will display a wide variety of disciplines including animation, computer games design, ...

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Thursday 23 May 2013

Annual golf day to aid charities held

The University’s annual City of Wolverhampton charity golf day was held at Perton Park Golf Club in Wolverhampton on Friday 17 May, and featured 18 teams made up of staff ...

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Tuesday 21 May 2013

Professor to present webinar on findings

Andrew Lane, Professor of Sport Psychology at the University, has spent four years conducting the EROS (‘Emotion Regulation of Others and Self’) project. His webinar ...

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Monday 20 May 2013

Students illustrate their talents to the world of literature

Masters student at the University, Matt Jones, has been selected for a prestigious national competition, while undergraduate student Amy Evans has secured the printing of her ...

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Friday 17 May 2013

Talent spotting Paralympians of the future

The University Walsall Campus will play host to the Black Country SMILE 2013 event on Friday, 24 May 2013. Around 200 young people from mainstream and special schools will take ...

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Friday 17 May 2013

Innovative integration project launched

The ‘Languages in Media’ (LiMe) project aims to support adult migrant learners by providing them with interactive tools to decode language and culture as portrayed in ...

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WITCH (Wolverhampton Instrument for Teaching Computation from Harwell)

Thursday 16 May 2013

Students reunited with World’s Oldest Computer

In 1957, Wolverhampton and Staffordshire Technical College won a competition to house the Harwell Dekatron computer, and renamed it the WITCH (Wolverhampton Instrument for ...

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BA Fine Art student Kathleen Fabre

Thursday 16 May 2013

Student sculptures to highlight landmark anniversary

The three pieces of public art, installed at the City, Telford, and Walsall campuses respectively, have each been designed by students from the University’s School of Art ...

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Wednesday 15 May 2013

Expert comment on what makes a winning team

Andy is accredited by the British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences (BASES) for scientific support and research as well as being a Chartered Psychologist with the British ...

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Wednesday 15 May 2013

Expert comment on badger cull

Summer badger cull In the next few weeks trials will be taking place with trained contractors attempting to cull badgers (largely by shooting) to wipe out TB in parts of Somerset ...

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Wednesday 15 May 2013

Local motoring hero given recognition with help from the University

Dr Richard Hawkins has gathered information to tell the story of the life and achievements of John Marston who created the Sunbeam brand, which has been included in the ...

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Wednesday 15 May 2013

Expert comment on Accident and Emergency figures

By Accident or design? "There has been much press coverage recently concerning the apparent crisis in emergency services, and in particular the provision of care within ...

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Wednesday 15 May 2013

Expert comment on the 25th anniversary of the Soviet Union's declaration of withdrawal from Afghanis

Stephen is an internationally acknowledged specialist on military-media issues since the middle 19th Century and has published over eighty books and articles on military and ...

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Wednesday 15 May 2013

Expert comment on FHM Top 100 Sexiest Women 2013

William's teaching areas include a module, based on his research, entitled Body, Sexuality and Identity, as well as final year modules on Global Media/Global Culture and Media, ...

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Wednesday 15 May 2013

Expert comment on Mental Health Awareness Week

Lucy's main areas of teaching include Innovations in Mental Health and Exploring Contemporary Issues in Mental Health. Last week was National Mental Health Awareness Week in ...

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Wednesday 15 May 2013

Green Shoots Fund launched

The scheme is being run alongside the Express and Star newspaper with the money coming from the Government’s Regional Growth Fund. The Express and Star Green Shoots Fund ...

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Wednesday 15 May 2013

Expert comment on IDAHO

So, what’s IDAHO? A day to celebrate the seventh least densely populated state of the USA? Sadly, no. In fact, IDAHO is that odd acronym which stands for the International ...

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Wednesday 15 May 2013

Expert comment on Eurovision 2013

By Steve Cooper, Senior Lecturer in Popular Music. Steve is a well-established guitarist who has performed and recorded throughout the UK & Europe for more than fifteen years. ...

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Carl Clinton

Wednesday 15 May 2013

University students volunteering success

The winner of the Volunteer of the Year Award was Carl Clinton, from Wolverhampton. The TESOL and Linguistics student won the highly prestigious award for his work with Re-Entry. ...

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Ehsan Mohammadi

Wednesday 15 May 2013

Student lands prestigious scholarship

Ehsan Mohammadi, a PhD student in the third year of his doctorate, has been awarded the Eugene Garfield Doctoral Dissertation Scholarship for 2013. He will now fly to Vienna in ...

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Tuesday 14 May 2013

University psychologist collaborates in truth-telling project

The study, entitled ‘Helping to sort the liars from the truth-tellers: The gradual revelation of information during investigative interviews’, found that drip-feeding ...

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Tuesday 14 May 2013

University to highlight deaf support at festival

‘Deaffest’, to be held at the Light House, Wolverhampton, between May 17-19, brings together the deaf community from around the world and is seen as the UK’s ...

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Monday 13 May 2013

Students join forces for charity effort

Matt Robinson, a first year BSc (Hons) Commercial Management & Quantity Surveying student at the University, is the creator and lead organiser of the ‘Zombie 500’ ...

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Monday 13 May 2013

University of Wolverhampton provides opportunities for children in Costa Rica to learn English

The joint initiative with the Costa Rica Multilingüe Foundation, a non-profit organisation based in Costa Rica gave over 30 students a once in a lifetime opportunity to ...

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Friday 10 May 2013

Student concepts for local projects to be showcased

Since January, the civil engineering students have been working on design projects which create original solutions to local and national infrastructure issues. The projects ...

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Friday 10 May 2013

University to host fun day

The event, to be held at the University’s Walsall Campus, will take place on Saturday 18 May and everyone is invited. Activities on the day will include a circus workshop, ...

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Friday 10 May 2013

VideoTag, A Social Tagging Experiment – Play, Watch, Tag and Explore

This pioneering experiment, entitled VideoTag led by PhD Student, Stacey Lewis, will help to understand how useful tagging can be at describing the content of a video. It could ...

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Thursday 09 May 2013

Student hopes to be The Voice

Mitchel Emms sang the Foo Fighters’ ‘Best of You’ on the hit BBC 1 show last month, winning the support of The Script frontman. The 19-year-old from Burntwood in ...

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Wednesday 08 May 2013

Expert comment on the Dams Raid

By Peter Preston-Hough, Visiting Lecturer in Military History at the University of Wolverhampton. Peter's research areas and areas of expertise include Air Power; the ...

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Wolverhampton International Links Association (WILA)

Tuesday 07 May 2013

University of Wolverhampton rewarded for developing international links

The awards were given by the Wolverhampton International Links Association (WILA) and presented by the Mayor of Wolverhampton, Cllr Christine Mills at an exclusive reception held ...

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