agreement sealing the close relationship between the University of
Wolverhampton and Wolverhampton Wanderers Football Club (Wolves)
has been signed.
The University is collaborating with Wolves on
the development of a number of joint activities, including
volunteering opportunities for students, guest lectures, research
and staff development opportunities.
A Memorandum of Collaboration was signed by University of
Wolverhampton Vice-Chancellor, Professor Geoff Layer, and Wolves
Chairman, Steve Morgan OBE, who received an honorary degree from
the University last year.
Professor Layer said: “The University has a strong relationship
with our neighbours at Wolves, and both organisations play a major
role in the economic and social life of the city and wider region.
This agreement enables us to pursue new avenues to develop our
partnership through exciting opportunities for students and
graduates, an annual guest lecture and also research activity. We
look forward to working together on initiatives that will not only
benefit the University and the football club, but also the local
Steve Morgan said: “We are delighted to have signed this new
agreement with the University of Wolverhampton. The football club
is proud of its record in supporting the local community through
our Community Trust Programme and we look forward to involving
students in this important work. The agreement also presents an
exciting opportunity for our staff to increase their knowledge and
experience through collaborative work and professional
The agreement was signed at an event to
celebrate the 80th anniversary of the University of Wolverhampton
Business School, held at the Molineux Stadium on Thursday, 6
October 2011, at which Steve Morgan was the guest speaker.
Activities between the partners are set to include involving
University students in the successful Wolves Community Trust
Programme, the football club’s official charity, through the
University’s Active Volunteers scheme.
Opportunities for internships for students will be identified
and a Professional Development Programme for Football Club staff
Graduates will benefit through the potential development of
graduate enterprise opportunities and the Morgan Foundation
The partners will also work together to identify sports and
health related collaborative research opportunities for University
Another plan is to hold an annual guest lecture by key Wolves
staff at the University.
Steve Morgan received an Honorary Degree of Doctor of Letters
from the University in September 2010 in recognition of his
significant services to the home building industry and his
entrepreneurial flair and passion for sport and leisure.
Picture: Steve Morgan, Chairman of Wolves and
Vice-Chancellor of the University of Wolverhampton, Professor Geoff
Layer, sign the Memorandum of Collaboration.
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