The University of Wolverhampton is holding a series of online
chats to help celebrate the first ever national Universities
Members of the public will be able to find out more about the
University if they log on to themed chats taking place all week
from today (MON).
This is part of a nationwide campaign, which will see over 100
universities and linked organisations highlighting the essential
role that universities play in sustaining our society, culture and
Ashar Ehsan, Director of Marketing and Communications at the
University of Wolverhampton, said: “We hope that the people will
join us to explore what our students, researchers and staff are
“We are extremely proud of the value the University of
Wolverhampton adds to the region’s culture and economy; not only do
our staff and students generate world-leading research, but we also
assist businesses in the area to deliver solutions and train
members of the workforce.”
The online chats will cover various topics from business,
teaching and learning and research to arts, culture and sport. They
will take place from 12.30 - 1.30pm Mon-Fri this week. To log on
and find out more see www.wlv.ac.uk/bigidea.
Nicola Dandridge, Chief Executive, Universities UK, said: “Our
universities are so much more than the teaching institutions for
which they are often only recognised. For the first time we’ve
brought all of the country’s higher education achievements under
one single banner, to highlight what else our universities have to
offer on a local and national level.
“We have such a strong story to tell in the UK about our
world-class universities and how they make such a major
contribution to so many different areas of our lives.
“Quite apart from the transformative effect of higher education
on students, our universities are an integral part of society –
from the training of teachers, doctors and sports professionals; to
the development of future fuels, groundbreaking medicines, new
technologies, or improved nutrition.”
Universities Week is running from 14-20 June 2010, throughout
the UK. With other activities taking place throughout June,
Universities Week is the most comprehensive festival of our
universities that we’ve ever seen.
To find out what’s going on in your area, visit www.universitiesweek.org.uk.
Alternatively, show your support for our universities by joining
the campaign’s Facebook fan page at: www.facebook.com/ukuniversities
For more media inquiries please contact Emma Kilvert in the
Media Relations Office on 01902 322003.
Date issued: Monday 14 June 2010
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