Looking to the millennium
Wolverhampton Polytechnic was operational by the
creation of five faculties; Applied Science, Art and Design, Arts,
Engineering and Social Sciences. The functional units were operated
by committees such as the Academic Board, Faculty Boards, Planning
and Standing Committees, Committee of Deans.
During the seventies, Wolverhampton was attracting students from
Iran, Malaysia and Nigeria, many studying on engineering,
business and computing courses. In addition to students, academic
delivery overseas was also beginning to flourish. With the faculty
of Art and Design entering into academic exchange programmes with
Alfred University (New York), and the Faculty of Education began
consultancy work in Egypt.
Mergers with Teacher Training Colleges in Wolverhampton and
Dudley in the 1970s and in Walsall in 1989 played a part in the
institution’s expansion, and in 1992, with an ambitious new campus
in Telford under construction, it was granted University
By 2008 the University had c23,000 student on four campuses
(Wolverhampton, Telford, Walsall and Compton Park).
Having invested close to £125m on campus developments the
University is well placed to understand that the student is
at the heart of any future developments.