2014 News Articles

Tuesday 23 December 2014

Awards for inspirational academics

Dr Stephanie Brewster, Dr Matt Smith and Dr David Ellis have all been made Senior Fellows of the Higher Education Academy (HEA).The honour recognises their contribution to ...

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Tuesday 23 December 2014

International conference examines current research into Nazi persecution

Professor Dieter Steinert has co-organised the Beyond Camps and Forced Labour Conference which will take place at the Imperial War Museum in London next month (JAN).The aim is to ...

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Tuesday 23 December 2014

Student dancer reaches world championship final

Dance student, Sophie Webb has succeeded in obtaining second place in this year’s World 10 dance championships for her talents in ballroom dancing. The award-winning dancer ...

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business

Monday 22 December 2014

University launches new employability award

The Enterprise and Employability Award allows students to show employers that they have gained relevant experience through work placements and voluntary activities.To achieve the ...

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Thursday 18 December 2014

Student poet wows Black Country judges

The poem titled ‘The Taste of War’ written by Gaynor Beesley, who studies Creative and Professional Writing and English Literature, has been awarded first prize ...

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Thursday 18 December 2014

Wolverhampton has world leading research

Research at the University of Wolverhampton has been commended and is at its highest ever level according to an assessment of all UK universities activity, published today. The ...

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Tuesday 16 December 2014

Leading figures in education appointed as Professors

Alan Tuckett was Chief Executive of the National Institute of Adult Continuing Education (NIACE) from 1988 to 2011 and launched the annual Adult Learners’ Week. He is ...

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Martin Chambers

Friday 12 December 2014

University Governor wins National Achiever Award

University Governor wins National Achiever Award Martin Chambers, Framework Director at the West Midlands based contractor Shaylor Group, won the top award at a ceremony held in ...

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Keyboard

Friday 12 December 2014

University to host mobile learning workshop in Kazakhstan

The three day event aims to share research and expertise in the area of mobile learning, which involves devices such as MP3 players, laptops and tablets. The workshop, from ...

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Friday 12 December 2014

University awarded prestigious scholarships

A total of 13 awards are being made in music technology, engineering and science as part of the GREAT Britain Scholarships – India 2015 initiative.The University was awarded ...

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Friday 12 December 2014

University works with West Midlands Police to tackle ‘hidden crime’ in the city

Operation Sentinel is a joint partnership between West Midlands Police and community members, aimed at protecting vulnerable people in the city. It focuses on reducing child ...

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business

Tuesday 09 December 2014

Careers service shortlisted for top award

The University is in the running for Best University Careers/Employability Service Award in the National Undergraduate Employability Awards 2015.The winner of the ...

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Thursday 04 December 2014

University to open new centre in Telford

The University of Wolverhampton is to open a new centre at Telford’s new multi-million pound Southwater complex. An agreement has been made with Telford and Wrekin Council ...

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Wednesday 03 December 2014

University continues to partner with national law firm

The mentoring scheme will provide an opportunity for final year undergraduates and LPC students to gain guidance and advice from local professionals as they look to embark on ...

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Wednesday 03 December 2014

New Dean for University’s Faculty of Social Sciences

Miceal Barden took up the role last month and brings with him a wealth of academic and management experience. Prior to joining Wolverhampton, he headed up Manchester Law ...

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Monday 01 December 2014

University students pack out Careers Fair

Over 250 students and graduates visited a careers fair at the University’s city campus, for the chance to discover more about these sectors from a variety of employers. The ...

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Unsung hero awards

Monday 01 December 2014

Celebration and success for Armed Forces community business start-ups

The University of Wolverhampton’s award winning business-start up programme, ‘Supporting the Unsung Hero’, has been specifically tailored to meet the needs of ...

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Thursday 27 November 2014

Event set to boost travel and tourism career opportunities

The Institute of Travel and Tourism (ITT) Future You on the Road: University of Wolverhampton event is aimed University and college students seeking a career in the industries. ...

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Vice-Chancellor, Professor Geoff Layer, Minister for Sport and Tourism, Helen Grant MP, and Kerrith Brown, Chair of the British Judo Association.

Monday 24 November 2014

Government minister visits Judo Centre

Helen Grant MP, Minister for Sport and Tourism, visited the Walsall Campus as part of a regional visit.The minister, who was under-16 Judo Champion in North of England and ...

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Greg Whyte OBE

Thursday 20 November 2014

Celebrity sports trainer to visit University

Former Olympian Professor Greg Whyte OBE, who also trained Gary Barlow, Cheryl Cole and Chris Moyles to climb Mt. Kilimanjaro, will share his experiences with students from the ...

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Tuesday 18 November 2014

University welcome students from Turin

Ten students from the University of Turin attended lectures in the Faculties of Arts, Social Sciences and Education, Health and Wellbeing as part of an exchange programme between ...

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Tuesday 18 November 2014

University students snap Wolves experience

‌Charlotte Walker and Ben Mortimer, two second year students studying Photography at the University of Wolverhampton have secured a seasonal placement with Wolverhampton ...

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Tuesday 18 November 2014

Nursing expert takes up national role

Professor Laura Serrant has been seconded to the Chief Nursing Officer for England’s team for a year as Research Lead for Compassion in Practice.She will lead the national ...

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Monday 17 November 2014

University of Global Opportunity

As part of Global Entrepreneurship Week, the University are hosting a series of activities and challenges within their Enterprise Department in collaboration with SPEED ...

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Friday 14 November 2014

Student’s charity receives almost £30,000 from Children in Need

Sian McGuinness, who studies at the University of Wolverhampton, recently won the 2014 Contribution to the Community Award at the Signal Radio Pride in the Community Awards ...

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Tablets

Thursday 13 November 2014

Top accreditation for Pharmacy course

The General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC) awarded the University full accreditation for the next six years for the Master of Pharmacy (MPharm) degree course. This follows a ...

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Wednesday 12 November 2014

University to host prestigious military history conference

The annual British Commission for Military History New Research conference highlights current research undertaken by postgraduates and early career historians. More than ...

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Wednesday 12 November 2014

Pioneering Music Course partnership leads to Scottish first

The University has partnered with the national Academy of Music and Sound to deliver BA (Hons) Performance Industry (Top-up) courses. It is the first time students have been ...

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Rosalind Franklin Building

Tuesday 11 November 2014

First phase of new Science Centre opens to students

The ground and first floors of the Rosalind Franklin Building in Stafford Street have been completed by contractors Kier. The first phase completion means the main entrance and ...

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Microscope

Monday 10 November 2014

New treatment for cervical cancer developed using anti-alcohol drug

The ring delivers the drug Disulfiram direct to the cervix in a controlled and sustained manner, potentially reducing the need for surgical intervention and providing a novel ...

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Friday 07 November 2014

Over 1500 students and graduates attend University Recruitment Fair

Organised over 2 days, the Annual Recruitment Fair attracted over 70 top employers and volunteering organisations including; Irwin Mitchell, UTC Aerospace, Enterprise Rent-a-Car, ...

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Friday 07 November 2014

University shortlisted by Wolverhampton Law Society

The University of Wolverhampton Legal Advice Centre has been shortlisted as Community Champion of the Year by the Wolverhampton Law Society. The Law society recognises the ...

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Wolves Academy

Thursday 06 November 2014

New Wolves academy classroom named after Sir Geoff

The University is the principal sponsor for the new £7m facility at Compton Park, which was officially opened today (Thursday November 6 2014) It features an indoor 3G ...

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Aeroplane

Thursday 06 November 2014

New airport security screening method more than 20 times as successful at detecting deception

A study found that airport security staff caught ‘mock’ airline passengers with deceptive cover stories more than 20 times as often as those who examined body language ...

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Wednesday 05 November 2014

University’s First World War Study Day

The University invites members of the public to attend a First World War day-school ‘Soldiers and Sisters: British Medicine on the Western Front.’ The study day will ...

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Racing car

Wednesday 05 November 2014

University takes delivery of new racing car for students

The University of Wolverhampton has bought a Formula Renault car as part of its plans to offer a range of Motorsport and Automotive Engineering courses from 2015.  A ...

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Wednesday 05 November 2014

Gene ‘switches’ could predict when breast cancers will spread to the brain

Scientists have found a pattern of genetic ‘switches’ – chemical marks that turn genes on or off - that is linked to breast cancer’s spread to the ...

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Tuesday 04 November 2014

University Film Makers attend Royal Television Awards

  Students and graduates from the University’s School of Media attended the awards ceremony as finalists of the Student Awards. Over 350 guests attended the black ...

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Denise Lewis launching the Institute of Sport at the University

Friday 31 October 2014

New sports Institute launched by Denise Lewis

The Institute of Sport brings together all the University sporting activities, including degree courses, multi-million facilities, research, staff expertise and participation in ...

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Friday 31 October 2014

Innovative software to assist people with autism

Open Book adapts documents into a format that is easier for those with autism spectrum disorders to understand. The software can replace complex words with simpler ...

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Volunteer Central

Friday 31 October 2014

A bright future for student volunteers

The University has officially opened Volunteer Central at their city campus to get more students involved in volunteering. Volunteer Central is a partnership between the ...

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Thursday 30 October 2014

New sports Institute launched by Denise Lewis

The Institute of Sport brings together all the University sporting activities, including degree courses, multi-million facilities, research, staff expertise and participation in ...

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Wednesday 29 October 2014

Businessman brings a touch of class to University

Sir Peter attended the University on October 23 to deliver a key note speech at the annual Crystal Lecture on the topic ‘Building a World Class Business from ...

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Health Features UTC

Tuesday 28 October 2014

Get the UTC experience

Get the UTC experience Young people and parents can find out more about attending a University Technical College at a special event in Wolverhampton this week.‌‌ The UTC ...

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Tuesday 28 October 2014

University hosts Newly Qualified Teachers' Conference

The National Union of Schoolmasters, the Union of Women Teachers and OFSTED, presented engaging and highly informative keynote lectures on what Newly Qualified Teachers ...

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Unsung heroes

Friday 24 October 2014

‘Supporting the Unsung Hero’ project wins Army Families Federation Community Award

The Army Families Federation (AFF) Community award was presented in recognition of the Armed Forces Dependants’ Business Start-Up Programme ‘Supporting the Unsung ...

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Friday 24 October 2014

Conference to influence policy around women rough sleepers

'Empowering Women Rough Sleepers to Protect Themselves from Violence on the Streets' will look at best practices and influence national policy.   The aim of the conference is ...

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Monday 20 October 2014

Denise Lewis to launch new sports Institute

The Institute of Sport aims to inspire the next generation of sport professionals through teaching, research and increasing participation in sport. Retired British heptathlete ...

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Thursday 16 October 2014

Creative students to hear from Nike boss

David Odusanya studied Communication Design, Design and Visual Communications at the University between 1988 and 1991. He went into graphic design and after working with an agency ...

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Wednesday 15 October 2014

Children get a taste of University

The Black Country Children’s University™ (BCCU) which comprises three campuses in Wolverhampton, Sandwell and Dudley,launched on October 1at the Performance Hub at the ...

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Monday 13 October 2014

University to host media taster day

The University’s School of Media is hosting a day of activities for sixth form students and teachers to showcase its Media, Film and Broadcasting courses and ...

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Monday 13 October 2014

Dance Graduate to appear on The Apprentice

Jemma Bird, an Operations Manager from Walsall, studied BA (Hons) Dance at the University from 2009 to 2012. The 26-year-old will be pitting her wits against the other ambitious ...

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Thursday 09 October 2014

Great round for charity by University golfers

The annual event has been running for five years and features teams made up from University staff and businesses. A total of 18 teams took part at Perton Golf Club and a total of ...

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Thursday 09 October 2014

New era for Staffordshire primary school

Pye Green Valley Primary marked becoming Pye Green Academy on 1 October with a day of celebrations. The school, in Hednesford, is now under the sponsorship of the Education ...

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Thursday 25 September 2014

Girls invited to engineer career at University

Secondary school pupils from Coppice Performing Arts School, in Wolverhampton, are being invited to learn more about engineering as a career to try and boost numbers of female ...

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

Thursday 25 September 2014

University offering students Army training

‌The University has been working with 143 (West Midlands) Brigade and 4 Mercian Regiment to develop The University of Wolverhampton Reserve Platoon. The platoon offers ...

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Professor Andy Lane

Thursday 25 September 2014

Sports psychologist stars in penalty films

‌Andy Lane, Professor of Sports Psychology at the University starred alongside renowned former players Matt Le Tissier and Glenn Hoddle in making the films for Adidas as part ...

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Tun Datuk Seri Panglima Haji Juhar bin Datuk Haji Mahiruddin - Head of State for Sabah

Thursday 25 September 2014

From Wolverhampton to Malaysian head of state – University honours inspirational graduate

‌Tun Datuk Seri Panglima Haji Juhar bin Datuk Haji Mahiruddin, is Head of State for Sabah, one of three states of Malaysia, located in the eastern part of the island of ...

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UoW students perform at OMG Live

Wednesday 24 September 2014

University Students perform at OMG Live

‌The festival kicked off on 24 April at the LG Arena Forum Live in Birmingham where student bands were joined by the likes of X Factor’s Union J and boy-band ...

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Wednesday 24 September 2014

Winner of an AUA Award for Innovative Involvement

Janice Stanton, Senior Quality Officer at the University has won the ‘Association University Administrations’ award for Innovative Involvement. Janice was nominated ...

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Wednesday 24 September 2014

New course to help tackle hospital waiting times

The University’s School of Pharmacy is one of three selected by the West Midlands Office of Health Education England to run a fast-track pilot of their established ...

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Wednesday 24 September 2014

Spring Graduation 2014

Three graduation ceremonies will be held for over 830 School of Health and Wellbeing and Postgraduate students on Wednesday 16 and Thursday 17 April 2014. Honorary degrees and ...

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Wednesday 24 September 2014

University hosts an Evening with Dougal Irvine

Musical Theatre Network and the University are jointly hosting the event at the University’s Performance Hub, Walsall Campus, where Dougal will share songs and craft from ...

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Wednesday 24 September 2014

SPEED Plus business showcase event

A SPEED Plus networking and showcasing event will take place on Friday 30 May, from 9am until 12pm at The Molineux, Waterloo Road based in Wolverhampton. SPEED Plus is a business ...

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Nurses Day

Wednesday 24 September 2014

International Nurses Day

The University’s Faculty of Education, Health and Wellbeing held an event on12 May to celebrate the contribution of student nurses and educators to the nursing ...

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Wednesday 24 September 2014

New lecture series launched to mark Great War Centenary

The lectures will be a joint venture with The Western Front Association, which educates the public in the history of the Great War, and will run until 2018 as part of Centenary ...

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Tuesday 23 September 2014

University hosts Rail Supply Chain event

Companies will receive information on how they can take advantage of opportunities resulting from the investment in the existing infrastructure and future high speed rail ...

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Tuesday 23 September 2014

Business School Charter

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Angelica Salas Contruction Award

Tuesday 23 September 2014

Dominican Republic Student scoops UK construction award

Angelica Salas was among 23 students from the Central American country who came to Wolverhampton last year to study Masters programs as part of an initiative sponsored by her ...

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Monday 22 September 2014

Students' Brief Encounter with fashion

‘A Brief Encounter with Fashion’ reflected the nostalgia of travel and the chance encounters of passengers.  The show celebrated the achievements of students ...

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Thursday 18 September 2014

BBC Director General honoured

Tony Hall, Lord Hall of Birkenhead, was presented with an Honorary Degree of Doctor of Arts on Friday, 12 September. The award was presented at Wolverhampton Grand Theatre as part ...

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Wednesday 17 September 2014

Top accolade for University Sign Language Interpreting course

The National Registers of Communication Professionals working with Deaf and Deafblind People (NRCPD), the UK’s registration body for sign language interpreting, reviewed the ...

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Wednesday 17 September 2014

Top accolade for University Sign Language Interpreting course

The National Registers of Communication Professionals working with Deaf and Deafblind People (NRCPD), the UK’s registration body for sign language interpreting, reviewed the ...

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Tuesday 16 September 2014

Honorary Degree for inspirational professor

Professor Elizabeth Hughes has been presented with an Honorary Degree of Doctor of Science from the Faculty of Education, Health and Wellbeing in recognition of her significant ...

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Tuesday 16 September 2014

Honorary Degree for Olympian Denise

Denise received an Honorary Degree of Doctor of Letters from the Faculty of Education, Health and Wellbeing on Monday, 8 September, recognising her sporting success and ...

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Tuesday 16 September 2014

SPEED Plus Regional Showcase and Networking event

, part funded by the European Regional Development Fund is a business start-up project which offers a business support package to its successful participants in the form of ...

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Tuesday 16 September 2014

University to host national health conference

The event, to be held at Walsall Campus, will feature influential speakers and expert panelists with extensive experience of public involvement across the NHS. The aim is to ...

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Saturday 13 September 2014

On-the-spot offers at Open Day

The Open Day will take place on Saturday, 16 August 2014 at the Wolverhampton and Walsall campuses from 10am to 3pm. Visitors will be able to look around the facilities, tour the ...

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Friday 12 September 2014

Honorary Degree for Paralympian Sarah Storey

In an international career spanning more than 20 years, Sarah has won 11 gold, eight silver and three bronze medals across six Paralympic Games. Great Britain’s most ...

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Friday 12 September 2014

Inspirational ballet Director honoured

David Bintley CBE was awarded an Honorary Degree of Doctor of Philosophy from the Faculty of Arts on Wednesday, 10 September. He completed his training at the Royal Ballet School ...

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Friday 12 September 2014

Talented artist to feature in national exhibition

Artist Jonathan Meira, from Retford in Nottinghamshire, is the first student from Wolverhampton to have been selected for Bloomberg New Contemporaries, the leading UK graduate ...

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Friday 12 September 2014

University graduate cycles 300 miles for charity

Arun Singh, Compliance Support Assistant at the University’s Project Support Office has cycled over 300 miles, through three countries, in three days with the Punjabi Wolves ...

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Friday 12 September 2014

Student satisfaction remains high

The tenth National Student Survey (NSS) asks students all over the country what they think of their University and the services it provides. This year’s survey revealed that ...

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Thursday 11 September 2014

Conference to examine sporting opportunities

Ruth Holdaway interpreted the conference theme, Opportunity Through Sport. Dr Richard Medcalf, conference organiser and Principal Lecturer, said: “The theme of the ...

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Thursday 11 September 2014

Recognition for excellent research

The University has retained the European Commission HR Excellence in Research Award, it was announced this week. A high profile panel reviews the University and makes the award ...

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Thursday 11 September 2014

University captures Black Country Echoes

The university will join the celebrations of the Black Country Echoes working with local people who share the enthusiasm of recording its history. Black Country Echoes is a ...

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Thursday 11 September 2014

Course for budding Omani business leader

The 37 graduates have developed business ideas and pitched them to a Dragons’ Den style panel of entrepreneurs as part of the course.The ideas included an image and beauty ...

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Thursday 11 September 2014

University sends pupils on science mission

Mission Transmission is an interactive event to explore how disease is transmitted between humans in the community. The event will take place at the University’s Arena ...

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Thursday 11 September 2014

Student mother first for degree

Melissa Hall, who studies Broadcasting and Journalism at the University of Wolverhampton, has graduated with ‘first class honours’ in her Bachelor of Arts Degree. ...

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Thursday 11 September 2014

University gears up for Clearing

People who are unsure of what to do next can talk through their options with experts at 13 school and college campuses on Thursday, 14 August 2014. In addition, people can call ...

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Tuesday 09 September 2014

University honours NHS specialists

Dr Matthew Brookes and Dr James Cotton are newly conferred members of the University Professoriate in the Faculty of Education, Health and Wellbeing.   Honorary ...

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Tuesday 09 September 2014

New student hardship fund in memory of Lord Bilston

Lord Bilston was a campaigner for social inclusion and justice, and the new Dennis Turner Opportunity Fund has been named in his memory with kind agreement of his family. The Fund ...

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Monday 08 September 2014

Veterans from famous WW2 campaign to take part in 70th anniversary event

Operation Market Garden, which inspired the 1977 blockbuster film A Bridge Too Far, was an audacious attempt by the Western Allies to seize a crossing over the Rhine into Germany ...

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Monday 08 September 2014

Award For Deaf Charity Boss

Susan Daniels OBE, CEO of the National Deaf Children’s Society, received an Honorary Degree of Doctor of Letters.  The award was presented during a graduation ceremony ...

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Monday 08 September 2014

Eureka Moment For Business Innovation

The University of Wolverhampton are inviting small businesses to have their Eureka! Moment and discover how they can develop their businesses through ...

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Friday 05 September 2014

University honour for Museum Chairman

The Chairman of the Black Country Living Museum Trust has received an Honorary Degree of Doctor of Business Administration from the University of Wolverhampton. John H. Hughes has ...

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Friday 05 September 2014

Businessman Receives Honour

A successful Aldridge businessman has received an honorary fellowship from the University of Wolverhampton.Ian Aspley was presented with the honorary by the Wolverhampton Business ...

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Thursday 04 September 2014

University Honours Business Champion

Dr Russ Bromley has been a research and development technologist, production engineer, manufacturing manager, sub-contract negotiator, sales director, managing director, ...

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Monday 01 September 2014

Thousands celebrate graduation

Around 3,600 students will don caps and gowns to celebrate their achievements at the University of Wolverhampton’s graduation ceremonies. A total of 17 ceremonies will take ...

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Springfield Brewery

Monday 01 September 2014

University To Buy Former City Brewery Site

The University of Wolverhampton has unveiled multi-million plans to transform the site of a former brewery in the city to create a new hub for construction education. A deal has ...

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Thursday 28 August 2014

University to support Music Festival

The University is set to attend this year’s Fusion Festival in collaboration with the sponsorship they secured with Birmingham’s number one radio station, Capital ...

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Zoe Harrison Students' Union president 2014

Wednesday 27 August 2014

Students elect new president

Zoe Harrison, 23, has been selected to be the President of the University’s Students' Union after being nominated by students. The new president aims to encourage students ...

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Tuesday 26 August 2014

Business project to be extended

The University of Wolverhampton is leading a consortium of universities in delivering a support programme designed to help small to medium sized enterprises (SMEs) in the region ...

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Jodie Myers

Friday 22 August 2014

Student’s delight at silver medal

Jodie Myers won her silver medal in the female judo over 78kg category in Glasgow and is now back in training at the British Judo Centre of Excellence at the University’s ...

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Capital Breakfast’s Dan and Katy

Tuesday 19 August 2014

Capital FM visit University Campuses

The University has welcomed Capital FM breakfast presenters, Dan and Katy to take a tour of the University’s City and Walsall campuses on August 4. On their tour, Dan and ...

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Monday 18 August 2014

£500,000 investment in engineering facilities

The new facilities are being created over the summer at the Telford Innovation Campus for the new academic year starting in October 2014. Existing laboratories and workshops will ...

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Friday 15 August 2014

New professors help boost University research profile

The University of Wolverhampton has confirmed its investment to research with seven new professorial appointments and four readers. The appointments are recognition of the ...

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Friday 15 August 2014

Name of new Science Centre revealed

Rosalind Franklin was a pioneering British scientist who made important contributions to the discovery of DNA but whose role is often overlooked. The University wanted to honour ...

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Thursday 14 August 2014

Clearing calls to University increase

By 10am on Thursday (14 Aug), more than 1,300 applicants had called the University’s Clearing hotline – an increase of about 30% on last year. By 2pm, the University ...

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Suzi Perry

Thursday 14 August 2014

Suzi Perry to star at University business event

The Innovation 1stproject at the University of Wolverhampton, part-funded by the European Regional Development Fund, is hosting the free business event. ‘Innovating and ...

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Wednesday 13 August 2014

Inspirational people to be honoured

Twelve people will receive awards in recognition of their significant achievements and contribution to their field of expertise during this September’s graduation ...

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Tuesday 05 August 2014

University’s Stafford base opens its doors

The Gateway, based in the Grand Hall at the front of the building, is a new advice and information centre for people who want to find out more about the University and its ...

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Thursday 31 July 2014

Professor to join royalty for centenary event

Professor Gary Sheffield will attend the opening of a major new photographic exhibition, Fields of Battle, Lands of Peace 1914, in the presence of HRH The Duke of Kent on Monday ...

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Gareth Prosser, Wolves Academy Manager

Thursday 31 July 2014

Wolves and University of Wolverhampton in Major Sponsorship Deal

The six figure deal, which lasts for the next three seasons, will see the University’s logo positioned on the front of all the Academy age groups playing shirts, up to and ...

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Tuesday 29 July 2014

Date for University’s new Stafford centre opening revealed

The University recently announced it had secured the use of part of the historic Shire Hall in the town’s Market Square following an agreement with Staffordshire County ...

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Tuesday 29 July 2014

University business development for Management Partner of the Year

nFocus, a Software Testing Consultancy has won this year’s Microsoft’s ‘Lifecycle Management Partner of the Year’ award.The awards recognise partners who ...

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Friday 25 July 2014

University summer school

The summer school will run from July 28 and end on August 8 at the University of Wolverhampton’s City Campus. Short courses provide the opportunity for graduates to achieve ...

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Friday 25 July 2014

Students awarded for excellence

Lecturers throughout the UK nominated students who they felt deserved the Institute of Travel and Tourism (ITT) ‘Student of the Year Awards.’    The awards ...

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Monday 21 July 2014

‘Outstanding’ nursery to be transformed

Little Scholars Nursery, at Randall Lines Halls of Residence in Molineux Street, will be extensively refurbished over the summer. The £180,000 expansion will transform the ...

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Friday 18 July 2014

Judo stars go for Gold

Jodie Myers, aged 19, is studying Event and Venue Management and trains at the University’s British Judo Centre of Excellence. Some of her fellow team-mates also train at ...

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UTC

Friday 18 July 2014

Work on new Health Sciences UTC to start

The Health Futures UTC is being sponsored by the University of Wolverhampton, the West Midlands Ambulance Service, the Midcounties Co-operative Pharmacy, with 23 employer and ...

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Australian Judo team

Thursday 17 July 2014

Aussie judo team return to University Campus

This Week saw the return of the Australian National Judo team to the University’s Walsall Campus. The British Judo Association Centre of Excellence, based at the campus, is ...

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National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT) and the Institute of Apparel Management

Wednesday 16 July 2014

Fashion fix for Indian students

The 16 students from the National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT) and the Institute of Apparel Management (IAM) in India were in the city earlier this month (JUL). The ...

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Wednesday 16 July 2014

Nomination event for NatWest Venus Awards

Innovation 1st, a University of Wolverhampton project part-funded by the European Regional Development Fund, invites both men and women to a free business event. The nomination ...

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Wednesday 16 July 2014

University lecturer directs epic show

Peter Cann has directed ‘A World beyond Man’ which is set to hit the stage on July 23 at the University’s Arena Theatre. ‘A World beyond ...

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Tuesday 15 July 2014

University first to make government commitment

The University has made a public commitment to support to our Armed Forces by signing a Corporate Covenant to coincide with other events in the region to celebrate Armed ...

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Laura Serrant

Tuesday 15 July 2014

Professor on list of inspiring women

Professor Laura Serrant was among Health Service Journal’s (HSJ) annual Inspirational Women, and attended a private reception to network and celebrate their success. The ...

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Silverstone student engineers

Thursday 10 July 2014

Student engineers to race at Silverstone

The 15 students from the Cape Peninsula University of Technology in Cape Town have been staying at the Telford Innovation Campus ahead of the Formula Student competition at ...

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Aimee Millward

Thursday 10 July 2014

Student’s Guilty Passion for Fashion

Aimee Millward, who is in her final year at University studying Fine Art, has been selected to be Guiltyvine’s ‘Artist in Season’ after entering a competition ...

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Tuesday 08 July 2014

University launches presence in Vietnam

A regional representative based in Ho Chi Minh City has been appointed to provide advice and guidance to prospective students wishing to study at the University. A delegation from ...

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Amanda Shipley Catering and Retail Operations Manager

Tuesday 08 July 2014

University Manager scoops award

Amanda Shipley of the University of Wolverhampton has been awarded CUBO’s Business Manager of the Year. The CUBO Awards were held at the Royal Holloway, University of London ...

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Monday 07 July 2014

Government funding boost for science park

The Government today announced £138m worth of funding for the Black Country Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) as part of the Growth Deal. The University has been ...

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Friday 04 July 2014

Students dare to be digital

Students from the University of Wolverhampton are one of just fifteen groups selected by a panel of industry experts for the final of the ‘Dare to be Digital’ ...

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Student,  Thomas Worth, cycles with Army Reserve

Friday 04 July 2014

Student cycles with Army Reserve

Thomas Worth, who has recently completed his degree in War Studies at the University of Wolverhampton, has returned from Cyprus after taking part in a cycle challenge set by the ...

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Thursday 03 July 2014

More in store at University’s SciFest

The festival, in its third year, is a week-long celebration of science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) which culminates in a free family day on Saturday 5 July ...

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Thursday 03 July 2014

University of Wolverhampton boosts economic growth

The Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education (DLHE) Survey is a national audit of everyone who has recently graduated from university or HE college in the UK. Each year ...

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Tuesday 01 July 2014

Funding boost for Arena Theatre

The theatre, which is part of the University of Wolverhampton, has been awarded £110,000 each year for the next three years until 2017/18. The 150 seat theatre in Wulfruna ...

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Tuesday 01 July 2014

University and Birmingham Arts Partnership to lead Bridge programme

The investment by Arts Council allows the creation of an ambitious new region-wide partnership between the University of Wolverhampton and Birmingham Arts Partnership. This builds ...

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Tuesday 01 July 2014

University and Birmingham Arts Partnership to lead Bridge programme

The investment by Arts Council allows the creation of an ambitious new region-wide partnership between the University of Wolverhampton and Birmingham Arts Partnership. This builds ...

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Tuesday 01 July 2014

New health degree to be launched

The University is one of the first to introduce a new Postgraduate Diploma Physician Associate Studies, which starts in October 2014. Physician Associates (PAs) support ...

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Monday 30 June 2014

Cash bursaries of up to £850 available for West Midlands businesses

The first phase of the Graduate Bursary Scheme offered 63 bursaries to local businesses. Now the University has been awarded 80 additional cash bursaries of up to £850 to ...

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Monday 30 June 2014

University to host World War Masterclass

The University of Wolverhampton’s First World War research group is offering unique opportunities to explore key topics of ‘Command in War’ through lectures, ...

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Friday 27 June 2014

University supports Academy in new online degree

The Academy of Music and Sound has announced the UK’s first online ‘blended learning’ degree in Performance Industries. The Music Instrument Retail ...

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Friday 27 June 2014

University’s Former Army Officer Awarded

Lieutenant Colonel Helen Lloyd Wildman, is the University Registrar and Secretary at the University of Wolverhampton and will be presented with a Veterans’ Award on Armed ...

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Michael Elliott

Thursday 26 June 2014

New role for Chair of Governors

Michael Elliott has been announced as the next Chief Executive of the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music. He is currently the Chief Executive of the Royal Scottish ...

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Thursday 26 June 2014

University’s Opportunity Fayre

Year 12 and 13 students from local sixth forms and colleges will have the opportunity to discover a range of inspiring workshops and presentations hosted at the University of ...

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Adam Checkley at top of the world

Thursday 26 June 2014

KEEN Student snaps Manager Position

‘Top of the World’ banqueting suite, owned by Utopia’s Clubs, has appointed Adam Checkley as its first Events and Conference Manager. The 21 year old obtained ...

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Thursday 26 June 2014

University receives £116,000 for student sport

The University is one of 54 universities to benefit from nearly £10 million of funding to help get nearly 180,000 new students playing sport. The Try It, Love It, Live It ...

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Wednesday 25 June 2014

Charter award for Business School

The Small Business Charter Award scheme has already helped 4,700 students to find work placements in Britain’s exciting micro-business and start-up sector. Small Business ...

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Tuesday 24 June 2014

Award for inspirational lecturer

Dr Paul Hooley, Senior Lecturer in Cell and Molecular Biology, has been made a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (HEA). The honour recognises Dr Hooley’s ...

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UWBS new business school 2

Friday 20 June 2014

New business school gets underway

The six-storey building will serve the University of Wolverhampton’s Business School, providing a combination of social and learning space for undergraduate, postgraduate ...

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Thursday 19 June 2014

Scientists reach finals of national tech competition

Dr Sarah Jones and Professor John Howl, from the School of Pharmacy, have been selected as finalists in the Royal Society of Chemistry's Emerging Technologies Competition ...

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Wednesday 18 June 2014

University launches Facebook Competition

SciFest is a week-long celebration of science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) at the University of Wolverhampton. The University’s ‘Science Shack’ ...

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Lord Paul Business Award

Tuesday 17 June 2014

Top award for international project

The international collaboration with the University of Maiduguri in Northern Nigeria aims to increase the number of small to medium sized enterprises (SMEs) in a country troubled ...

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Lord Paul Business Award

Monday 16 June 2014

Honour for University Chancellor

The Rt Hon Lord Paul of Marylebone, PC was awarded the honour for his outstanding contribution to industry, education and philanthropy by the Black Country Asian Business ...

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Monday 16 June 2014

Regional nursing experts to attend landmark summit

The meeting will bring together leaders in nursing research from the region’s universities for the first meeting of its kind in the UK on Friday, 20 June 2014. The Summit ...

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Monday 16 June 2014

Graduates to boost skills in workshop

Budding graduates are invited to attend an interactive workshop taking place at Thinktank Museum, based in Birmingham, on Friday 4 July from 9:30am to 2pm. The event will be ...

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Monday 16 June 2014

University’s Paralympians of the future

For the third year running, the University’s Walsall Campus played host to the Black Country ‘SMILE’ event on Friday 6 June. Over 200 young people with special ...

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Thursday 12 June 2014

University launches new International Academy

A brand new International Academy will be based at Telford Innovation Campus, providing language and study skills support for overseas students, as well as social and cultural ...

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Thursday 12 June 2014

University academy receives inspection praise

Tame Valley Academy in Chillinghome Road, Birmingham joined the Education Central Multi-Academy Trust (ECMAT) in December 2012. ECMAT, which is part of the University, works with ...

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Tuesday 10 June 2014

Youngsters get a taste of University life

Year six students will be able to discover the concept of University, during this year’s summer school, led by the University of Wolverhampton. This week, the Performing ...

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Monday 09 June 2014

Midlands photo archive project wins Heritage Lottery Fund support

The partnership, set up by regional daily newspaper the Express & Star with the University of Wolverhampton and WAVE: the museums, galleries, archives of Wolverhampton, will ...

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Monday 09 June 2014

University hosts international experts

More than 40 participants from 13 countries in Africa and Asia are taking part in the Improving Forestry Governance programme at the University’s Telford Innovation ...

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Student Midlands Design Awards - John Grice

Monday 09 June 2014

Student designs awards for Midlands award ceremony

Josh Grice, who studies Illustration and Graphics, has designed the trophies for the West Midlands Institute of Directors’ award ceremony, at Edgbaston cricket ground. Josh, ...

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Charity Cycle Tracy Davenport

Monday 09 June 2014

University Academic cycles to extreme lengths for charity

Tracey Devonport, Reader in Sport and Exercise Psychology at the University of Wolverhampton will be raising money for charity, along with her family, in a UK cycle ...

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Volunteer Jack Guishard

Friday 06 June 2014

University student volunteering success

Jack Guishard, who has completed his final year studying for a degree in Medical Science, has been presented with this year’s ‘Volunteer of the Year Award.’ The ...

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Friday 06 June 2014

University manufacturing the future

The University’s Innovative Product Support Service (IPSS) project and Shrewsbury-based company IngPro Ltd, are holding an event aimed at the West Midlands manufacturing ...

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Wednesday 04 June 2014

University set to host Sikh Exhibition

The University of Wolverhampton are inviting members of the public, staff and students to take part in a series of events in relation to Sikh beliefs. The event is set to take ...

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Wednesday 04 June 2014

Two new key appointments at University

Dr Anthea Gregory has been appointed as Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic) and Jackie Dunne as Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Access and Lifelong Learning) Dr Gregory is currently Dean of ...

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Tuesday 03 June 2014

Fashion Students take the Catwalk

Fashion and Textiles students will be presenting a fashion show at Wolverhampton Grand Station on Wednesday 4 June 2014.  The ‘Brief Encounter with Fashion’ ...

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Art degree show

Tuesday 03 June 2014

University’s annual art show to open

Each year, final year students celebrate their time at the University by showcasing their work to local schools, colleges, businesses, regional arts organisations, alumni and the ...

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Thursday 29 May 2014

University academy to receive national award

Smestow School has been presented with a SSAT Educational Outcomes Award for outstanding progress. The school has been recognised as one of the best schools in the UK for ...

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Wednesday 28 May 2014

Award to support child psychology research

The Undergraduate Research Assistantship Scheme is awarded by the British Psychological Society (BPS) as a way to encourage undergraduate psychology students to get involved in ...

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University Of Wolverhampton New Business School

Tuesday 27 May 2014

University awards contract for new business school build

The International support services and construction group were chosen after a tender process was run for the construction of the new building. The £18m project is designed ...

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Tuesday 27 May 2014

Recognition for University manager

Amanda Shipley has been with the University for just over three years and has been committed to making positive changes. She has been shortlisted for the Colleges and Universities ...

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Friday 23 May 2014

Lecture examines wartime footage

Members of the public are invited to the lecture, which will be presented by Stephen Badsey, Professor of Conflict Studies. Professor Badsey is an internationally acknowledged ...

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Wednesday 21 May 2014

University to open doors in Stafford

After ongoing talks, the University has secured the use of Shire Hall in the town’s Market Square to house a new advice and information centre for prospective students and ...

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Wednesday 21 May 2014

New building enhances University presence in Mauritius

More than 120 students currently study with the University in Mauritius and the new Branch Campus building will enable this number to expand significantly. Based in the ...

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Wednesday 21 May 2014

University to run Performing Arts Summer School

The Performing Arts Summer School will take place from Monday 9 June to Friday 13 June at the University’s Performance Hub at Walsall Campus. Over 300 primary school ...

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Professor Kit Field

Tuesday 20 May 2014

Academic wins top honour for University

Professor Kit Field, the University’s Head of Academic Practice, currently seconded to the post of Executive Head at a Black Country academy, was given the prestigious title ...

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Tuesday 20 May 2014

University receives awards for sustainable catering

Its latest accolade is the Food for Life Catering Mark Bronze Award, which recognises best practice regarding fresh, seasonal, healthy meals and sustainable sourcing, at Telford ...

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Tuesday 20 May 2014

University to headline Made in the Midlands

The University’s Faculty of Science and Engineering has secured the headline sponsorship package for the Made in the Midlands exhibition. The exhibition is to be held at ...

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Ben Kelly, lecturer of Art and Design at University of Wolverhampton

Monday 19 May 2014

University Lecturer to visit art display

Ben Kelly has been invited by Clark Art Ltd to take part in an exhibition of Northern art at Manchester City’s Etihad stadium.  ‘A Northern Perspective’ is ...

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Staff Moonwalk for Breast Cancer

Thursday 15 May 2014

University Staff Moonwalk for Breast Cancer

The University team ‘The Wolverines’ took part in the 26 mile moon walk on 10 and 11 May. The Wolverines consisted of the University’s Institute of Sport ladies: ...

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Laura Serrant and Jane Cummings

Wednesday 14 May 2014

Queen’s Nurse title awarded to Professor

Laura Serrant, Professor of Community and Public Health Nursing, has been recognised for her contribution to community nursing. Professor Serrant has worked with Government ...

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Tuesday 13 May 2014

Conferencing offers career boost to students

Leisure Industries students from Wolverhampton Business School have been taking part in the Residential Conference Centre School programme. A pilot scheme was launched in ...

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Monday 12 May 2014

University continues to provide more overseas experience

The University is set to work with the Erasmus+ Programme to provide student placements in a range of overseas locations including France, Spain, Italy, Holland and ...

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Gifted and Talented STEM workshop

Friday 09 May 2014

Gifted and Talented school pupils attend University Workshop

The University’s ‘Gifted and Talented STEM workshop’ saw 75 local school pupils studying Key Stage 4 Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) subjects ...

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Friday 09 May 2014

Student shortlisted for annual Design Award

Art and Design student, Aleksandrs Golubovs has been shortlisted for the Penguin Random House Design Award. The award comprises the Penguin Adult Prize and Puffin Children’s ...

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Student Nursing Times Awards

Thursday 08 May 2014

National award for innovative nursing initiative

The National Junior Leadership Academy is led by Professor Laura Serrant from the University of Wolverhampton, and Stacy Johnson and Dr Aru Narayanasamy, University of ...

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Thursday 08 May 2014

University riot workshop in Athens

The workshop ‘Why do people riot?’ is being held at the Hellenic Foundation for European and Foreign Policy (ELIAMEP) Institute in Athens from Monday 5 May to ...

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The Employment and Volunteering Awards

Wednesday 07 May 2014

Employment and Volunteering Awards 2014

The Employment and Volunteering Awards organised by ‘The Workplace’ at the University took place on Thursday 1 May 2014 at Wolverhampton Science Park. Over 150 ...

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Tuesday 06 May 2014

Artwork at The George

Artwork, including ceramic baby booties and ornate glass paperweights, is on display and available for sale at The Gateway@The George in Wulfruna Street. A range of limited ...

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Tuesday 06 May 2014

Telford developments see increased demand for University conferencing facilities

The Priorslee site has recently been given a £500,000 refurbishment to revamp its 460 bedrooms and received a three-star campus accommodation rating from VisitEngland ...

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Friday 02 May 2014

Newly Qualified Teacher wins Award

Joanne Babb was presented with her award at the annual ‘Worshipful Company of Educators, Trust Fund Awards.’ The awards recognise the excellence and innovation in ...

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Dr Opinderjit Kaur Takhar

Friday 02 May 2014

Academic contributes to national Sikh report praised by PM

The British Sikh Report 2014 is the only statistical data available in relation to the UK Sikh community and will be used to help better understand and meet its needs. Dr ...

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David Luckhurst and Professor Iain Stewart

Friday 02 May 2014

University science technician scoops national award

David Luckhurst was one of the winners in the Higher Education Academy STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) Technician of the Year Awards for 2014. He has been ...

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Thursday 01 May 2014

Prestigious award for historian’s research book

Each year, the Society for Army Historical Research, Britain's most prestigious military history society, awards the Templer Medal for the most significant book about the British ...

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Thursday 01 May 2014

Innovative nursing project shortlisted for award

The National Junior Leadership Academy is led by Professor Laura Serrant from the University of Wolverhampton, and Stacy Johnson and Dr Aru Narayanasamy, University of ...

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The Realf Family and friends

Wednesday 30 April 2014

Family’s generous donation towards Brain Tumour Research Centre

‌The Realf family, from Rugby, along with their friends, have put their efforts into fundraising since their son Stephen was diagnosed with a Brain Tumour in 2008. The ...

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