University launches new School
The University of Wolverhampton has launched a new
The School of Law, Social Sciences and Communications (LSSC) was
officially launched at a special event attended by staff and
external guests, including Wolverhampton City councillors Gillian
Fellows (Cabinet Member for Schools) and Christine Mills (Cabinet
Member for Children and Young People).
The University’s Vice Chancellor, Professor Caroline Gipps, and
Dean of School, Dr Judith Burnett, gave speeches at the launch on
Wednesday (October 28).
The School also organised a photography competition for students
themed around what student life means to them. Four winners, Kam
Mullah, Dominika Tasarz-Sochacka, Maria Healy and Benjamin Adsett
were selected and first prize went to Kam Mullah who won a signed
Wolves football. Other prizes included cinema tickets, John Smith
book tokens, and a chance to appear as a guest on the local
community radio station WCR FM.
Dr Judith Burnett said: “This vibrant international School
offers tremendous opportunities to business, the public sector and
the communities of the region to expand their horizons, make great
connections, and benefit from the University of Wolverhampton.”
Representatives from the Lighthouse Media Centre; the
Wolverhampton Community Radio (WCR FM); Wolverhampton Citizens
Advice Bureau; the Royal Military Police and from the West Midlands
police constabulary; knowledge transfer partnerships and local law
firms also attended the launch.
LSSC brings together the former School of Legal Studies and
School of Humanities, Languages and Social Sciences, and currently
has around 4500 students including students studying overseas in
Malaysia, China, Hong Kong, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka.
Students can study a range of courses at the School at both
undergraduate and postgraduate level, including Criminology and
Criminal Justice; Law including law qualifying programme; Film,
Broadcasting and Media Studies; Social Policy, Religious Studies
and Social Sciences; History, Politics and War Studies; and World
and Sign Languages including English as a second language, and
English for teachers and trainers.
The School did very well in the recent national research
assessment exercise (RAE 2008), and houses some of the most
successful academics in the region in the areas of law, the
humanities, and social sciences.
For further details about the courses on offer at LSSC, visit
For more information please contact Vickie Woodward in the Media
Relations Office on 01902 322736
Date Issued: Friday, 30 October 2009