A force for driving educational and cultural strategy for the City and the Region
The University is committed to having a student body that is balanced and diverse in terms of background and experience drawn from the Region, nationally and internationally with all the educational and cultural benefits that such diversity brings.
As part of our strategy for widening participation, we have made a clear commitment to ensuring that, as fees increase, students with genuine financial need are in receipt of good advice and appropriate financial assistance.
Our aim is to ensure that no student has legitimate reason to be deterred from applying to Wolverhampton because of the costs of living and studying here.
The University has a well established programme of outreach activities designed to raise level of attainment, aspirations and applications among under-represented groups.
Once they are at the University, we are committed to ensuring that all our students benefit from an excellent teaching and learning experience as well as extra-curricular opportunities, including a range of community volunteering programmes, that enable students to develop as individuals and enhance future employability.
We provide a range of student services to ensure student welfare and a successful passage through University life and beyond, including:
- Health advice
- Specialist provision for disabled students
- Sport and exercise facilities
- Financial advice
- Support via the University of Wolverhampton Students’ Union
- University Faith’s Centre
- Nursery facilities
In the wide cultural context, the University both collectively and through the encouragement of societies and individual initiative seeks to play a very active role in the community it serves.
For example, we run a successful small scale Theatre – the Arena Theatre, which compliments larger arts venues in the City; the field, pitch and track facilities we own as well as the indoor sport and fitness facilities are open to wider community use as are our learning centres (libraries).
Though both staff and student representation on civic, voluntary, faith and cultural bodies, the University remains a key participant in the diverse cultural and community life of the City and the Region.