Telford opens doors on its £10 million investment

The University of Wolverhampton is opening its doors to showcase some of its new facilities in Telford following a £10 million investment in engineering.

The University has invested in advanced, new engineering facilities and enhanced courses in response to the regional and national shortage of qualified engineering graduates, focusing on providing students with access to technology at the forefront of engineering developments.

Visitors to the University’s Open Day at Telford Innovation Campus on Saturday 4th February 2017 will be the first to get a glimpse of the new facilities which include new workshops with three car bays, benches and professional tools to support the University of Wolverhampton Race Team (UWR) students’ work on its Formula 3 racing car as well as £100,000 state-of-the-art flight and track simulators.

Professor Ian Oakes, Deputy Vice-Chancellor of the University of Wolverhampton, said: “The £10 million investment in new facilities and a range of new engineering courses is creating a lot of interest and we know that visitors to our Open Day on Saturday will be impressed with the improvements.

“This substantial investment in enhanced provision and expanded facilities demonstrates our commitment to providing the next generation of skilled engineers.  Our new courses combine activity based learning and live industrial project work with a real focus on creativity and employability.”

New courses including BEng (Hons) Motorsport Engineering, BEng (Hons) Chemical Engineering and BEng (Hons) Electronics and Telecommunications Engineering will be complemented by specialist equipment: a design and visualisation facility, wind tunnels, engine test facilities, 3D printing facilities, and laboratories dedicated to electronics and telecommunications, metrology and materials testing research.

Campuses in Telford, Wolverhampton and Walsall will be open at 10.00 am until 3.00 pm on Saturday 4th February 2017.

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For more information please contact the Media Relations Office on 01902 32 2736 or 01902 518647.

Date Issued: 2nd February 2017

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