Our staff, students and graduates are the best ambassadors for the University and we are proud of all their achievements. We would like to take this opportunity to celebrate and recognise some of their diverse successes which help to build the profile and reputation of the institution.
Innovative senior lecturer in English, Dr Rosie Miles, has gained a national reputation for e-learning and this was recognised with a prestigious Higher Education Academy Award. The National Teaching Fellowship acknowledges her exceptional contribution to learning and teaching, which has inspired hundreds of students and academics at Wolverhampton and across the country.
There are few accolades more recognisable than an Oscar, and one of our talented graduates clinched a golden statuette for his work on the ground-breaking fi lm, Inception. Peter Bebb was part of the team that won a coveted Academy Award for the film’s pioneering visual effects. Peter, who graduated with a BA (Hons) Wood, Metals and Plastics (3D Design) in 1996, rubbed shoulders with the stars at the glittering award ceremony in Los Angeles.
Accolade for mentor
A University of Wolverhampton Business School lecturer won a national award for her work on a mentoring project with West Midlands Police. Jenni Jones collected the British Association for Women in Policing Special Recognition Award 2011. Jenni designed a mentoring scheme for West Midlands Association of Women in Policing as part of her PhD which focused on mentoring and learning.
Volunteering pays off
The University encourages students to volunteer alongside their studies as a way of giving back to the wider community and boosting employability. Dedicated student, Ann Hayward, received two awards as a result of her part-time work as a student employment advisor. BA (Hons) Interpreting (British Sign Language/English) student Ann was presented with National Job Shop Employee of the Year and Regional Student Employee of the Year at The Student Employee of the Year Awards.
Creative Illustration student, David Baines, reached the national finals of an art competition held at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London. David won the regional stage of the Lloyds TSB Art of Nurture contest with his design to illustrate the theme of ‘we succeed together’. Six of the 13 regional finalists were studying Illustration or the Illustration and Graphic Communication subjects at Wolverhampton, and Joanna Ladowska also won the ‘People’s Prize’.
Two students were rewarded for their outstanding academic work at a special ceremony. Trustees of the Wolverhampton based Paycare Charity Trust annually award prizes to the highest achieving student in the first and second years of the Biomedical Science undergraduate study programmes at the School of Applied Sciences. First year winning student, Cabdulmalik Maxamed, and second year winning student, Jatin Bhagat, each received £400 from Paycare Charity Trust chair, David Clegg.