July 2005

The Higher Education Academy announces its National Teaching Fellowships and the University is the only institution to have three winners. Dr Deirdre Burke, Senior Lecturer in Religious Studies and Student Support Co-ordinator, Dr Alison Halstead, Dean of Learning and Teaching, and Julie Hughes, Senior Lecturer in Education, receive awards worth £50,000 for their outstanding contribution to learning and teaching. The University is delighted by their success.
 
Walsall Sports Centre is announced as a venue to train judo hopefuls for the 2012 London Olympics. The Centre had been presented with a National Lottery Blue Plaque, an honour given to select sporting venues in support of London’s bid.
 
Primary school teacher training at the University chalks up top marks. Ofsted inspectors put the University in the top banding possible – alongside Cambridge and Manchester.
 
A fun summer school organised in conjunction with Schools and Colleges Liaison sees youngsters translating signs around Molineux Stadium into different languages to help Wolves welcome international players for the coming season.
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