Tuesday 21 November 2017

The Christmas Ad - Are you a Lover or a Hater?

BLOG by Sarah Williams: It’s that time of year again, M&S is beguiling us with Paddington’s Innocence, Aldi is wooing us with lovesick carrots and John Lewis is taking on the monster under the bed.

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Mobile Phone Apps

Tuesday 14 November 2017

Smartphones and teenage depression

BLOG: Reports linking teenage depression and smartphones overlook the positive benefits these devices also bring, says Dr Chris Fullwood, Reader in Cyberpsychology.

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Tuesday 07 November 2017

Carles Puigdemont gambled and failed. The consequences will live on

BLOG by Professor George Kassimeris: By heading to Belgium, the president of Catalonia missed his chance to stand up to Madrid – and to show himself as a leader sticking to his principles.

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Friday 03 November 2017

100th anniversary of the Russian Revolution

BLOG: Emeritus Professor in the Faculty of Social Sciences, Professor Mike Haynes, considers the centenary of the Russian revolution.

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money notes

Thursday 02 November 2017

Comment on the interest rate rise

BLOG: Dr Stuart Farquhar comments on the Bank of England announcing a rise in interest rates

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Tuesday 31 October 2017

The psychology of humour and the link to well-being

Funny things – Wolverhampton’s new comedy festival - will be joined on Friday by Dr Tracey Platt, who will be explaining the links between the Psychology of Humour and Well-being.

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Friday 27 October 2017

What happens in Wolverhampton goes to Vegas...

Find out how the University of Wolverhampton is part of the global conversation about musical theatre.

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Tuesday 10 October 2017

Steph's Story: Things Get Better

So here I am writing for Student Stigma and I am excited but I am going to include a trigger warning, just to be considerate.

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Monday 09 October 2017

Consumer label confusion?

Consumer label confusion? Professor Claire Hannibal, who is researching supply chain sustainability, looks at what lies behind the brands.

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Tuesday 03 October 2017

What does the future hold? Four future megatrends and some possibly surprising responses

Why bother with the future? Well hopefully we will all have one. It is the future where we will be spending the rest of our lives.

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Tuesday 03 October 2017

Boris Johnson has demonstrated a capacity for scheming that Machiavelli would have applauded

The UK’s foreign minister, Boris Johnson, is set to address the Conservative Party conference today amidst suggestions that he is deliberately undermining Theresa May’s leadership of the party.

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Tuesday 03 October 2017

Reaction to Catalan referendum

I was born in Barcelona in Catalonia where I spent almost 30 years of my life before moving to the UK. My feelings are hard to describe but I would say they are a combination of sadness and anger.

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Monday 11 September 2017

The trend of food shaming

With what we eat coming under the spotlight more and more, our food choices are frequently being judged as ‘good’ or ‘bad’. Dr Tracey Devonport looks at the increasing trend for food shaming

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Wednesday 06 September 2017

Author Kit de Waal Words of Wisdom for New Students

I was an extremely late starter, not going to University until I was 52 and then only for a year to do a Creative Writing Master’s.

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Friday 01 September 2017

Midlands Movie Interview - Award Winning Director Andrew Rutter

Filmmaker Andrew Rutter recently won Leicester’s 2017 The Short Cinema Main Competition Award for Best Film which is the culmination of many years hard work for the local director.

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Tuesday 29 August 2017

Wayne Rooney retires young?

At the age of 31, record-breaking England goalscorer Wayne Rooney announced his retirement from international football.

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Thursday 24 August 2017

It's all go for judo!

As the World Judo Championships kick off in Budapest (28 August to 3 September 2017), we thought we’d give you the low-down on some of our own sporting successes in judo and beyond.

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Wednesday 23 August 2017

A Lorra Talent

Renowned sculptor Emma Rodgers has exhibited her striking work worldwide, from the Victoria & Albert Museum to the Royal Academy of Art.

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Wednesday 23 August 2017

Fake That! The rise of fake news, and what to do about it

The role of the news media has always had an almost sacred role in democratic societies. But a right to free speech does not entail a duty to tell the truth...

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Wednesday 23 August 2017

Geotourism Potential & Strategies of Geoconservation in Brazil

Caiçara researcher presents her PhD thesis at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, on geotourism potential and strategies of geoconservation on the tourist trails in the region

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Monday 21 August 2017

Day in the life of … Tanweer Ikram

Tanweer Ikram was appointed by the Queen as Deputy Senior District Judge (Chief Magistrate), one of the top roles in the judiciary, earlier this year.

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Monday 14 August 2017

Advice for A-Level Results Day

A-Level results day can be a time of mixed emotions ...

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Monday 07 August 2017

Game of Thrones: Historical facts behind the hype

With a new season of 'Game of Thrones' just beginning, the frenzied fan talk starts once more. Dr Spencer Jones, a Senior Lecturer in Armed Forces and War Studies in the University’s Department of History, Politics and War Studies, takes a look at where the writers have found inspiration in real life historical events for some of the major storylines in the popular fantasy drama.

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Monday 31 July 2017

The secret of the Lionesses' success

These are heady times for England Lionesses as they beat France for the first time in 43 years to reach the semi-finals of Euro 2017. As a nation that identifies football as its national sport, the question many are asking is what is behind this recent success?

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Monday 31 July 2017

Clearing Case Study

My name is Andrew Rigby and I currently study Multimedia Journalism and this is my experience of UCAS clearing.

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Tuesday 18 July 2017

‘The Girls of the Period Playing Ball’: The Hidden History of Women’s Football 1869 – 2015

Professor of Sport Jean Williams takes a look at the history of women's football, which once saw women banned from competing

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Wednesday 12 July 2017

Wolves Photofest 2017 - Yasmin Qureshi

Yasmin Qureshi, Photography degree student, blogs about the Wolves PhotoFest.

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Wednesday 28 June 2017

Cyber Security - How Secure is Your Business?

Katie Wood, senior lecturer at the University of Wolverhampton, discusses the topic of cyber security and how IT skills gaps in your business could put it at risk.

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Wednesday 14 June 2017

Modern Politics Returns to the 1970s

With a strong Labour campaign and an unexpected outcome, it looks like a return to the 1970s for modern politics. And that’s no bad thing, says Professor of Labour and Social History Keith Gildart.

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Tuesday 06 June 2017

Theresa May must resist playing politics with terrorism

Theresa May has a serious terrorist problem in her hands – there’s no question about it. In the space of less than three months, the UK has suffered 3 terrorist attacks, resulting in 32 deaths and there is most probably more to come, if we are being brutally honest with ourselves.

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Tuesday 23 May 2017

As the Manchester Arena attack shows, terrorism has changed for good

The threat of indiscriminate terror, even if our intelligence and police work improves a great deal, will be with us for some time. That's why we must understand its root causes rather than just try to defend against it.

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Monday 15 May 2017

After the NHS hacking - who is really to blame?

So the NHS got hacked last Friday. Already evidence of “the blame game” is beginning to appear. Why were the NHS using outdated / unpatched systems? Why did the NSA “loose” a cyber weapon? Why did Microsoft stop patching XP?

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Monday 08 May 2017

Who will Protect Us from Westminster?

The Precarious Position of Human Rights Protection in the UK after Brexit

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Thursday 23 March 2017

Professor of Security comments on the Westminster Attacks

Professor George Kassimeris, Professor of Security Studies at the University of Wolverhampton, has been researching and writing on terrorism and political violence for more than 20 years.

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Tuesday 21 March 2017

Martin McGuinness: A tale of two halves?

The death of Martin McGuinness will inevitably lead to a period of reflection on both his personal activities and his legacy.

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Thursday 16 March 2017

International Women’s Day

For International Women’s Day, Acting Dean of the Faculty of Science and Engineering and Professor of Science Education Nazira Karodia presented the University of Wolverhampton’s first Athena Swan Gilkison lecture. The event celebrated the University’s female professors. Here, Professor Karodia summarises some challenges in STEM education and the future.

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Friday 10 March 2017

Out of Sight: Regulation, Social Control and the Criminalisation of Homelessness

A Coventry man has just been sentenced to four weeks in jail for being homeless and begging in a car park.[i] Professor Kate Moss asks: ‘Is this a good use of prison and does this approach demonstrate good governance or public policy?’

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Monday 06 March 2017

Apprenticeships - what goes around comes around?

When the Statute of Artificiers was passed in 1563, there were many more apprentices in the City of London than there were university students or graduates.

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Monday 27 February 2017

Life lessons: What England men’s Six Nations rugby team teaches us about resilience

In a modern society where tolerance of failure can be low and fear of failure paralysing, it is important to learn how to manage adversity. England Rugby has shown that it is possible to create a climate where growth follows failure. This is something everybody can learn from.

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Monday 27 February 2017

Trump's vendetta against the US media is about political survival

The on-going toxic vendetta between President Trump and the American media establishment (New York Times, Washington Post, CNN, and NBC etc.) regarding fake news, alternative facts, lies and hypocrisy has to do with only one thing: political survival.

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Monday 20 February 2017

Left behind or out in front?

An article published in the Guardian last week asked what would happen if a university went bust.

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Wednesday 08 February 2017

Avoiding Hackers – When is the best time to patch?

Tony Proctor gives his expert opinion on why not upgrading to the latest software can leave websites vulnerable to hacking.

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Friday 27 January 2017

“350 years and a Civil War too late to Broaden the Exercise of the Prerogative:” Brexit and the Judgement of the UK Supreme Court.

Recently we blogged about the High Court ruling regarding the challenge to Theresa May’s ability to trigger Article 50

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Monday 09 January 2017

Comment on tube strikes

The immediate cause of the current 24-hour tube strike on the London Underground is about staffing levels and associated society issues.

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Wednesday 04 January 2017

How will HE tackle the big issues in 2017?

Brexit means Brexit and we will have to help Theresa May make the best of it, says Andy Westwood

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Wednesday 04 January 2017

Why Hygge Is The Word That Sums Up 2016

In the list of new words to enter the dictionary in 2016 - Trumpism, Brexit, post-truth - hygge seems somewhat out of place. Or does it?

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