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Arena Cafe: 2 for 1 Coffee Offer

Tuesday 13 November 2018

2 for 1 coffee offer at the Arena Cafe throughout November 2018

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Givemas Fayre

Tuesday 13 November 2018

Lighthouse Media Centre will be hosting a ‘Givemas Fayre’ for the festive season on Saturday 8 December from 12pm until 4pm.

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Roar of the Roses…

Friday 13 April 2018pm

Well who knew? Well the whole of the Netballing family actually believed that history could be made by the England Roses at the Commonwealth Games.

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It's all go for judo!

Thursday 24 August 2017pm

As the World Judo Championships kick off in Budapest (28 August to 3 September 2017), we thought we’d give you the low-down on some of our own sporting successes in judo and beyond.

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Game of Thrones: Historical facts behind the hype

Monday 07 August 2017pm

With a new season of 'Game of Thrones' just beginning, the frenzied fan talk starts once more. Dr Spencer Jones, a Senior Lecturer in Armed Forces and War Studies in the University’s Department of History, Politics and War Studies, takes a look at where the writers have found inspiration in real life historical events for some of the major storylines in the popular fantasy drama.

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The secret of the Lionesses' success

Monday 31 July 2017pm

These are heady times for England Lionesses as they beat France for the first time in 43 years to reach the semi-finals of Euro 2017. As a nation that identifies football as its national sport, the question many are asking is what is behind this recent success?

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Clearing Case Study

Monday 31 July 2017am

My name is Andrew Rigby and I currently study Multimedia Journalism and this is my experience of UCAS clearing.

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‘The Girls of the Period Playing Ball’: The Hidden History of Women’s Football 1869 – 2015

Tuesday 18 July 2017pm

Professor of Sport Jean Williams takes a look at the history of women's football, which once saw women banned from competing

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Wolves Photofest 2017 - Yasmin Qureshi

Wednesday 12 July 2017pm

Yasmin Qureshi, Photography degree student, blogs about the Wolves PhotoFest.

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Cyber Security - How Secure is Your Business?

Wednesday 28 June 2017am

Katie Wood, senior lecturer at the University of Wolverhampton, discusses the topic of cyber security and how IT skills gaps in your business could put it at risk.

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Modern Politics Returns to the 1970s

Wednesday 14 June 2017pm

With a strong Labour campaign and an unexpected outcome, it looks like a return to the 1970s for modern politics. And that’s no bad thing, says Professor of Labour and Social History Keith Gildart.

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Theresa May must resist playing politics with terrorism

Tuesday 06 June 2017am

Theresa May has a serious terrorist problem in her hands – there’s no question about it. In the space of less than three months, the UK has suffered 3 terrorist attacks, resulting in 32 deaths and there is most probably more to come, if we are being brutally honest with ourselves.

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As the Manchester Arena attack shows, terrorism has changed for good

Tuesday 23 May 2017pm

The threat of indiscriminate terror, even if our intelligence and police work improves a great deal, will be with us for some time. That's why we must understand its root causes rather than just try to defend against it.

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After the NHS hacking - who is really to blame?

Monday 15 May 2017pm

So the NHS got hacked last Friday. Already evidence of “the blame game” is beginning to appear. Why were the NHS using outdated / unpatched systems? Why did the NSA “loose” a cyber weapon? Why did Microsoft stop patching XP?

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Who will Protect Us from Westminster?

Monday 08 May 2017am

The Precarious Position of Human Rights Protection in the UK after Brexit

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Professor of Security comments on the Westminster Attacks

Thursday 23 March 2017am

Professor George Kassimeris, Professor of Security Studies at the University of Wolverhampton, has been researching and writing on terrorism and political violence for more than 20 years.

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Martin McGuinness: A tale of two halves?

Tuesday 21 March 2017pm

The death of Martin McGuinness will inevitably lead to a period of reflection on both his personal activities and his legacy.

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International Women’s Day

Thursday 16 March 2017am

For International Women’s Day, Acting Dean of the Faculty of Science and Engineering and Professor of Science Education Nazira Karodia presented the University of Wolverhampton’s first Athena Swan Gilkison lecture. The event celebrated the University’s female professors. Here, Professor Karodia summarises some challenges in STEM education and the future.

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Out of Sight: Regulation, Social Control and the Criminalisation of Homelessness

Friday 10 March 2017pm

A Coventry man has just been sentenced to four weeks in jail for being homeless and begging in a car park.[i] Professor Kate Moss asks: ‘Is this a good use of prison and does this approach demonstrate good governance or public policy?’

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Apprenticeships - what goes around comes around?

Monday 06 March 2017pm

When the Statute of Artificiers was passed in 1563, there were many more apprentices in the City of London than there were university students or graduates.

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Life lessons: What England men’s Six Nations rugby team teaches us about resilience

Monday 27 February 2017pm

In a modern society where tolerance of failure can be low and fear of failure paralysing, it is important to learn how to manage adversity. England Rugby has shown that it is possible to create a climate where growth follows failure. This is something everybody can learn from.

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Trump's vendetta against the US media is about political survival

Monday 27 February 2017pm

The on-going toxic vendetta between President Trump and the American media establishment (New York Times, Washington Post, CNN, and NBC etc.) regarding fake news, alternative facts, lies and hypocrisy has to do with only one thing: political survival.

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Left behind or out in front?

Monday 20 February 2017am

An article published in the Guardian last week asked what would happen if a university went bust.

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Avoiding Hackers – When is the best time to patch?

Wednesday 08 February 2017pm

Tony Proctor gives his expert opinion on why not upgrading to the latest software can leave websites vulnerable to hacking.

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“350 years and a Civil War too late to Broaden the Exercise of the Prerogative:” Brexit and the Judgement of the UK Supreme Court.

Friday 27 January 2017am

Recently we blogged about the High Court ruling regarding the challenge to Theresa May’s ability to trigger Article 50

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Comment on tube strikes

Monday 09 January 2017am

The immediate cause of the current 24-hour tube strike on the London Underground is about staffing levels and associated society issues.

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How will HE tackle the big issues in 2017?

Wednesday 04 January 2017pm

Brexit means Brexit and we will have to help Theresa May make the best of it, says Andy Westwood

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Why Hygge Is The Word That Sums Up 2016

Wednesday 04 January 2017pm

In the list of new words to enter the dictionary in 2016 - Trumpism, Brexit, post-truth - hygge seems somewhat out of place. Or does it?

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Brexit, Article 50 and some ‘Old Chestnuts’: Constitutional Law comes to Life.

Tuesday 15 November 2016pm

Professor Kate Moss and Lynn Ellison, from the University of Wolverhampton’s Law School, take an in-depth look at Article 50.

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M&S store closures: "Cost cutting exercises are often about keeping shareholders happy."

Tuesday 08 November 2016am

Expert comment on the news that retail giant Marks and Spencer is to close 60 stores in the UK

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Multilingual Europe - the role of sign languages

Tuesday 18 October 2016pm

Dr Christopher Stone, Senior Lecturer (Interpreting and Deaf Studies), recently spoke in the European Parliament

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Cyber Security – Can we predict the future from the past?

Wednesday 28 September 2016pm

Where do the future cyber threats lie?

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VIDEO: Fab footballer Lowri Walker #BUCSThisGirlCan

Lowri Walker is a third year BSc (Hons) Sport and Exercise Science student at the University of Wolverhampton.

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VIDEO: Judo star Jemima Yeats-Brown #BUCSThisGirlCan

Jemima Yeats-Brown is a first year BSc (Hons) Sports Science student at the University of Wolverhampton.

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New manufacturing centre hosts visit from local MP

Emma Reynolds, MP for Wolverhampton North East, visited the University of Wolverhampton’s £100 million regeneration project at the former Springfield brewery recently.

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VIDEO: Judo star Jodie Caller #BUCSThisGirlCan Week

Jodie Caller is a third year Sports Coaching Practice student at the University of Wolverhampton.

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University chalks up new Teaching Apprenticeships

New Teaching Apprenticeships to enable staff working in schools to upskill and enhance their qualifications have been launched by the University of Wolverhampton.

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Music student tunes into success with her first single

A University of Wolverhampton student is hitting the right note by releasing her first single on Spotify.

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New Partnership blue lights the way for University and Ambulance Service

The University of Wolverhampton and West Midlands Ambulance Service have joined forces to create the UK’s first university-ambulance trust.

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Students to take part in Judo World Championships

Four University of Wolverhampton students will be heading out to Portugal as part of the GB Judo team taking part in a World Championships.

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VIDEO: Partnership with Shrewsbury and Telford Hospitals Trust

The University of Wolverhampton is increasing links with Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital Trust as part of plans to develop the healthcare workforce in the county.

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Public talk sniffs out the importance of smells and behaviour

The University of Wolverhampton is sniffing out the importance of smells and behaviour -building on its research into what the Black Country smells like.

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Graduate choreographs a successful career in dance

A University of Wolverhampton graduate has choreographed a career in dance by setting up the largest professional Bollywood Dance Academy in the North of England.

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Legal advice on offer at pop-up clinics

Law students from the University of Wolverhampton will be providing legal support to the public as part of two pop-up advice clinics.

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Big screen comes to the little theatre in new programme

A Wolverhampton theatre is expanding its opening hours in a bid to provide a greater offer to the people of the city.

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University opens doors to second wave of Degree Apprentices

The University of Wolverhampton is continuing to build on its commitment to providing employers with higher level skills by welcoming its second full cohort of Higher/Degree Apprentices.

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VIDEO: Law student makes most of opportunities

Law student Natassia Smith has Multiple Sclerosis and is making the most of the opportunities and support available at the University of Wolverhampton.

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Contractor announced for Springfield

The University of Wolverhampton has appointed a main build contractor for its new School of Architecture and the Built Environment at its £100m Springfield Campus.

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VIDEO: Experiences of a newly qualified nurse

Lydia Caroline Alexander is a newly qualified nurse, having trained at the Burton Campus of the University of Wolverhampton.

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Apprentice named as award finalist

A University of Wolverhampton Degree Apprentice has been shortlisted for a top award in recognition of her hard work.

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VIDEO: Electric Jaguar project goes live

Business students got a taste of life in the fast lane when a new electric Jaguar came onto campus as part of a marketing module.

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Skills dinner celebrates local Apprenticeships

The University of Wolverhampton hosted the City of Wolverhampton Annual Skills Dinner 2018 in partnership with City of Wolverhampton Council

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New Apprentices lead the way

More than 50 students have started a new Degree Apprenticeship at the University of Wolverhampton which aims to boost the career credentials of aspiring business leaders.

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Award for museums and heritage expert

A leading figure from the West Midlands museums and heritage sector has been honoured by the University of Wolverhampton.

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Graduation case study: Amy Rebic

First Class student Amy Rebic made the most of a work placement and secured a great job at an international banking company.

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Technology leader honoured with degree award

A pioneer for technological innovation has been awarded an honorary degree from the University of Wolverhampton

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Honour for Black Country businessman

A prominent figure in the Black Country manufacturing industry has been honoured by the University of Wolverhampton.

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University tunes in to global music talent project for UK female composers

The University of Wolverhampton has offered to collaborate on a musical celebration of extraordinary women.

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Director shows art of success with honorary award

An award winning artistic director has been awarded an honorary degree from the University of Wolverhampton

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Senior leader engineers success with honorary degree

A senior leader has been awarded an honorary degree from the University of Wolverhampton for his contribution to engineering and manufacturing in the region.

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WLVGRAD: JACK HOBBS EARNS A FIRST CLASS CAREER IN CONSTRUCTION

Jack Hobbs has graduated with a First Class Honours degree in Construction Management and is now starting to build a future with a career in the construction industry.

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Industry figure recognised for building business links

A leading industry figure has been awarded an honorary degree from the University of Wolverhampton

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Famous artists create conversation in the Black Country

The University of Wolverhampton and The New Art Gallery Walsall are hosting a visit by internationally renowned artist, Gilbert & George.

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Award for community activist

A community activist and Windrush campaigner has been honoured by the University of Wolverhampton.

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GRADUATION CASE STUDY: TEMUJIN ERDENE-OCHIR

Securing a highly sought after training contract with a law firm means the sky’s the limit for legal eagle Temujin Erdene-Ochir.

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WLVGRAD: KELLIE MAKES A SONG AND DANCE ABOUT GRADUATING

Kellie is really making a song and dance about graduating after securing a First Class Honours Degree

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WLVGRAD: PAULINA'S TEACHING IS A CLASS ACT

Paulina Byszewska, originally from Poland but living in the West Midlands for the past 17 years, graduated with a degree in Linguistics and TESOL

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Honorary awarded to commercial management leader

An expert in commercial management has been awarded an honorary degree from the University of Wolverhampton

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Local author books an honorary graduate place

A local author has been awarded an honorary degree from the University of Wolverhampton for her literary success.

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Honorary degree is banked by leading business figure

The Chairman of the Banking Standards Board has received an Honorary Degree from the University of Wolverhampton.

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WLVGRAD: SAM CHAMBERS HAS DESIGNS ON GRAPHIC CAREER

Sam Chambers graduated with a First Class degree in Graphic Design and is now drawing up plans for a career in the industry.

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Honour for award-winning novelist

An award-winning novelist and former Wolverhampton lecturer has been honoured for his literary achievements by the city’s University.

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Bentley boss gets hallmark of distinction with honorary degree

The boss of Bentley Motors has been awarded an honorary degree from the University of Wolverhampton for his successful career drive.

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Adult education leader honoured  

A leading figure from the adult education sector has received an honorary degree from the University of Wolverhampton.

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Honour for Wolverhampton businessman

A well-known Wolverhampton businessman has been honoured by the city’s University.

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Nursing apprentice partnership shortlisted for national award

Private Health Care provider, Cygnet Health Care, has been shortlisted for an award for its partnership working with the University of Wolverhampton’s Apprenticeship Hub.

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Nursing student secures social media internship

A University of Wolverhampton student has secured an internship promoting the work of Learning Disability nurses on social media.

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New partnership healthcare course launched

A new course aimed at encouraging students from a wide range of backgrounds to pursue a career in healthcare has been launched by the University of Wolverhampton.

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University taps into new dance science degree

The University of Wolverhampton is introducing a new degree designed to explore the science behind dance.

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Cyber security academic expert attends Brazil summit

A University of Wolverhampton academic has taken his cyber security expertise to South America recently.

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Gearing up for Clearing

The University of Wolverhampton is gearing up to take thousands of calls for Clearing on A-Level Results day.

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CASE STUDY: Start Here Through Clearing: Abbie Martin

For Abbie Martin, it only took one day at a different university to realise she needed to make a change.

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VIDEO: Burton nursing placements

Nursing students at the University of Wolverhampton benefit from a range of placements while studying at the Burton Campus.

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CASE STUDY: Start here through Clearing: Kellie Foster

“When I was offered a place at the University of Wolverhampton, I felt like I could breathe again because I hadn’t let myself down completely which is how I felt.”

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University celebrates graduates at historic honorary event

A celebration lunch was hosted for honorary graduates by the University’s Chancellor, the Rt Hon Lord Paul of Marylebone PC.

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New degree provides pathways to careers in demolition

The University of Wolverhampton has signed an agreement with the Institute of Demolition Engineers (IDE) to provide a new qualification in Demolition Management.

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VIDEO: Studying nursing at our Burton Campus

Nursing students at the University of Wolverhampton's explain why they chose to study at the Burton Campus.

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University mathematicians ranked number one in the world

Mathematicians at the University of Wolverhampton have been ranked number one in the world for their research for the second year running.

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Successful musical is noted in new academic research book

A University of Wolverhampton academic has written a book about the phenomenon of the hit musical, Les Misérables.

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On Behalf of the People: Work, Community and Class in the British Coal Industry, 1947-1994

On 1 January 1947 the British coal industry was formally brought under state control with signs at collieries