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STUDENT BLOG: My Arizona Experience

Friday 07 December 2018

Laura Powell, a third year Multimedia Journalism Student, blogs about her decision to spend a semester at a US university.

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Roar of the Roses…

Friday 13 April 2018

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 2017

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 2017

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 2017

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 2017

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 2017

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 2017

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

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Cyber Security - How Secure is Your Business?

Wednesday 28 June 2017

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 2017

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 2017

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 2017

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 2017

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 2017

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 2017

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 2017

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 2017

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 2017

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 2017

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 2017

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 2017

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 2017

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 2017

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 2017

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 2017

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 2017

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 2017

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 2016

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 2016

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 2016

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 2016

Where do the future cyber threats lie?