News in brief

Boost for graduate jobs in the West Midlands

A recession-busting scheme at the University which offers graduates employment with innovative companies is currently recruiting. The Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) programme gives graduates the opportunity to work for companies for between 10 weeks and 36 months and currently has a number of vacancies in the West Midlands.

Graduates become a project manager from day one whilst earning a competitive salary. Graduates are encouraged to register at www.wmktp.org.uk 

Top award for Fairtrade Fortnight

The University of Wolverhampton has fought off tough competition to clinch a top award for its commitment to Fairtrade.

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

During Fairtrade Fortnight in March, the University organised a series of events for staff and students to help spread the Fairtrade message.

New funding for bioenergy research

University experts have secured a £51,000 grant to undertake research into bioenergy.

The project will look into the financial viability of using sources of bioenergy in the West Midlands. The University of Wolverhampton Business School was awarded £51,000 over three years by the John Oldacre Foundation.

The aim of the research is to help enterprising people in rural areas look at sources of energy, such as wind power, biomass and the growth of crops to generate energy.