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Extending global opportunities

The University’s UK campuses act as a cultural melting pot for over 150 nationalities, enriching the experience of everyone who studies and works in them. We’re also extending the Wolverhampton experience to those who can’t join us here in the UK, so they too can enjoy the opportunities of Wolverhampton, wherever they are in the world.

Omani honours

Two leading figures in education in Oman received honorary fellowships from the University of Wolverhampton.

Lefeer Muhamed Marakkarackayil and Dr Abdullah Saif Ahmed Al-Sabahi are the founders of the Middle East College in Muscat. They both received an Honorary Fellowship in recognition of the development of education in Oman at a graduation ceremony in Wolverhampton.

Mr Marakkarackayil and Dr Al-Sabahi have strong links to the University of Wolverhampton. They are both graduates of the University, and established the Asian Institute of Gaming and Animation in Bangalore in partnership with Wolverhampton in 2007.

Our home in Mauritius

In 2012, the University of Wolverhampton launched a new branch campus in Mauritius as part of its commitment to partnership and development for the global economy.

Work is currently underway on the brand new campus in the Cybercity at Ebene, which will be run in partnership with the Ramnath Jeetah Trust. The University currently has 150 graduates from Mauritius, and offers law degrees and an MA in Education.

The University’s Mauritius Alumni Association has Wolverhampton graduate The Honourable Mr Yatindra Nath Varma, the Attorney General of Mauritius, as its Honorary President.

Gallic graduation

In graduation ceremonies across the globe, Wolverhampton students celebrate their success.

At one special ceremony in 2012, which took place in France, 31 University of Wolverhampton students graduated in MSc Advanced Technology Management at Wolverhampton’s partner institution, Ecole Supérieure des Technologies Industrielles Avancées (ESTIA), in Biarritz.

The UK University and ESTIA became partner institutions in 2005, and the delivery of the programme is part of Wolverhampton’s transnational education partnerships scheme.

Graduate mobility

A £250,000 project, launched in 2012, has enabled University of Wolverhampton graduates to secure valuable experience working in Spain and the Netherlands.

Graduates spent 12 weeks working in companies ranging from engineering and construction to event management and IT firms.

Funding for the scheme, which aims to enhance the graduates’ employability, was provided by the Leonardo Lifelong Learning Mobility programme.

Club gets royal approval

In 2012, students at the University of Wolverhampton welcomed royalty to mark the opening of a new cultural association.

Saudi students in Wolverhampton and Walsall welcomed a member of the Saudi Royal Family to officially open the Saudi Students’ Club, which is recognised and funded by the Saudi Cultural Attaché in London.

The Club will be a focal point for around 200 Saudi students currently studying with the University in the UK.

Centre turns 40

Launched in 1972, the Centre for International Development and Training (CIDT) celebrated its 40th anniversary in 2012.

During its 40 year history, the Centre has played an important role in social and economic development and formed partnerships that have transformed the lives of thousands of people around the globe.

Based at Telford Innovation Campus, the self-financing, not-for-profit Centre aims to reduce poverty and improve livelihoods of vulnerable people in countries such as Nepal, Malawi, Tanzania, Sierra Leone, Botswana, Libya and Afghanistan.

Honorary graduate becomes President of India

The University is delighted that one of its distinguished honorary graduates, Mr Pranab Mukherjee, became the 13th President of India in 2012.

Mr Mukherjee was the Finance Minister of India and Leader of Lok Sabha, the Lower House of the Indian Parliament, when he received the award from the University.

During a ceremony in New Delhi in May 2011, an Honorary Degree of Doctor of Letters was bestowed on Mr Mukherjee in recognition of his outstanding service to Indian society and contribution to international affairs.

International workout

There was a distinct Olympic flavour to the University’s 2012 International Festival.

Energetic University of Wolverhampton students took part in a mini-Olympics featuring the 100 metres, high jump, 110 metres hurdles, long jump and a 6-a-side football tournament. Students also joined their peers at higher education institutions in Malaysia, Japan and Northern Cyprus via live satellite for an international Zumba challenge.

The annual Festival celebrates the diverse cultures of our students and promotes internationalisation, cultural awareness and community wellbeing within the University.