2013 News Articles

Lord Jim Knight

Wednesday 08 October 2014

Lord to speak at science and engineering event

A Lord and former government minister is to speak of the importance of science and engineering at a University event. Lord Jim Knight, will give a talk as part of a University of ...

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Wednesday 08 October 2014

University language project holds free welcome lunch

A University of Wolverhampton learning project which uses TV soaps and other media to help develop language skills will hold a free welcome lunch. The ‘Languages in ...

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Wednesday 08 October 2014

Apprentice star to share business tips with wannabe entrepreneurs

A former The Apprentice finalist will offer his top business tips at a free event organised by the University of Wolverhampton. Nick Holzherr made the final cut on the 2012 series ...

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Rowan Williams

Wednesday 08 October 2014

Former Archbishop of Canterbury to give University lecture

The former Archbishop of Canterbury, Rowan Williams, is to host a debate on poverty at the University of Wolverhampton. Dr Williams will give the unique lecture at the ...

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Wednesday 08 October 2014

Expert comment on the jukebox musical and the fate of 'Viva Forever'

Sarah has been responsible for the creation of numerous Musical Theatre courses; both at level three and Foundation Degree level. Previously, she successfully managed a large ...

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Tuesday 07 October 2014

Book launched to celebrate University’s heritage

'Opening Doors in the Heartlands: A History of the University of Wolverhampton' tells the story of the University from its early roots as the Wolverhampton Mechanic’s ...

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Tuesday 07 October 2014

Expert comment on Sir Alex Ferguson

By Andy Lane, Professor of Sports and Exercise Psychology at the University of Wolverhampton. Andy is accredited by the British Association of Sport and Exercise ...

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The Accessible Planet

Tuesday 07 October 2014

Graduate creates informative website for wheelchair users

Scott Smith, who graduated from the University in July 2011 with a BA (Hons) Business & Marketing degree, has teamed up with Robin Surgeoner MBE to create ‘The ...

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Ace Academy

Friday 03 October 2014

University of Wolverhampton launches secondary academy

The Ace Academy, in Alexandra Road, Tipton opened last year following a £24 million pound Building Schools of the Future re-build, and is the first secondary school to be ...

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Friday 03 October 2014

University to host Budget event

The ‘Live Budget Event’, hosted at the University of Wolverhampton Science Park, will see an open forum taking place after the Budget has been broadcast live on ...

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Plans for new Science Centre

Friday 26 September 2014

Plans for new Science Centre submitted

‌Plans for the new development have now been submitted to Wolverhampton City Council for approval. These include redeveloping the current five storey MB building, which ...

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Thursday 25 September 2014

Placement scheme set for national launch

Companies can find out how a placement can help their business at the national launch of the Step Placement programme on Wednesday, 27 February 2013. Step gives students and ...

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Thursday 08 May 2014

University of Wolverhampton announced as British Judo Centre of Excellence

Following the independent performance review undertaken earlier this year, one of the key recommendations was to establish a Centre of Excellence for the sport in England to ...

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Fermentation

Friday 20 December 2013

Scientists improve health benefits of bacteria

Scientists at the University of Wolverhampton have discovered a way to improve the body’s health-boosting bacteria. A team of researchers from the University’s ...

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Professor John Traxler

Friday 20 December 2013

University expert to advise world governments on mobile technology

A scientist from the University of Wolverhampton is leading a group of experts in advising international governments how best to use mobile technology. Professor John Traxler, the ...

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Wednesday 18 December 2013

Young sports stars inspired at University event

Around 150 young athletes have been inspired to promote sport at an event held at the University of Wolverhampton. The Young Sport Ambassador event offered 150 of the West ...

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Suzanne Payne

Tuesday 17 December 2013

Graduate needs peak fitness for charity challenge

A graduate nurse from the University of Wolverhampton is planning to scale a Canadian mountain to raise money for charity. Suzanne Payne, who works in the intensive care unit at ...

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Forensic science experts back University courses

Monday 16 December 2013

Forensic science experts back University courses

Two forensic science courses offered by the University of Wolverhampton have been recognised for their quality by a top authority. The University’s HND in Forensic Science ...

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Monday 16 December 2013

Work experience scheme for graduates wins funding

A University of Wolverhampton project helping graduates get paid work placements has won nearly £90,000 funding. The Step programme puts graduates into extended work ...

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Thursday 12 December 2013

University helps create crack cyber-security team

The first Midlands branch of a cyber-security professional body has been created at the University of Wolverhampton. The Institute of Information Security Professionals (IISP) ...

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Wednesday 11 December 2013

Hundreds of students attend recruitment events

More than 400 students and graduates packed a series of recruitment events held at the University of Wolverhampton. The events were held at the University throughout November, ...

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Lifelong learning programme

Wednesday 11 December 2013

University to develop online tool for deaf learners

A University of Wolverhampton project to build an online learning tool for deaf media students has won nearly £250,000 in funding. The SignMedia SMART initiative aims to ...

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Stephen Badsey, Professor of Conflict Studies

Tuesday 10 December 2013

Publisher works with University on military history series

A new line of military history books overseen by experts from the University of Wolverhampton is to be published. The Wolverhampton Military Studies Series is being released by ...

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University wins funding for postgraduate places

Tuesday 10 December 2013

University wins funding for postgraduate places

The University of Wolverhampton has won funding to provide dozens of postgraduate bursaries for students. The institution was picked by the Higher Education Funding Council for ...

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Monday 09 December 2013

Free talk to give firms funding tips

The University of Wolverhampton is inviting experts to give a free talk about finding business funding. With the rapid expansion of online networking, there has never been more ...

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Roger Milla (centre-left) and Professor Ndy Ekere (centre right) with representatives from the University of Wolverhampton and the Roger Milla Foundation.

Wednesday 04 December 2013

University strikes partnership with African World Cup hero

Vulnerable children in West Africa will benefit from a new IT facility provided by the University of Wolverhampton. The University has joined forces with former Cameroon ...

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Tuesday 03 December 2013

Students grab opportunities at University’s first law fair

Hundreds of students and graduates aspiring to a career in the legal sector have packed out the University of Wolverhampton’s first law fair. More than 250 people visited ...

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Professor Ian Oakes

Tuesday 03 December 2013

University rooms given top tourism award

Accommodation offered by the University of Wolverhampton has been given a top award by tourism experts. The Innovation Campus at the University’s Telford site, has been ...

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Monday 02 December 2013

University of Wolverhampton committed to helping students

The University of Wolverhampton is reassuring students applying for places next year that it will continue to support the number of scholarships available following Government ...

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John Traxler

Monday 02 December 2013

Technology professor gives talk on improving African mining

A professor from the University of Wolverhampton has told experts how mobile technology could be used to raise skill levels in African miners. John Traxler, the University’s ...

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University's research shows dancers suffer from lack of sunlight

Friday 29 November 2013

University's research shows dancers suffer from lack of sunlight

Pioneering research by the University of Wolverhampton has shown that lack of sunlight can impair the performance of elite ballet dancers. Experts from the University have been ...

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Unsung hero launch event

Thursday 28 November 2013

University’s Armed Forces project praised by top commander at launch

A University of Wolverhampton project supporting the Armed Forces has been praised as “innovative” and “much needed” by a top Army commander. Brigadier ...

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Wednesday 27 November 2013

Overseas students lands Youth Council role

A student from a Sri Lankan college affiliated with the University of Wolverhampton is celebrating after being elected onto a prestigious council. Sadham Zarjahan, a student at ...

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Professor Kate Moss

Tuesday 26 November 2013

Professor to speak at prestigious summit

‌An expert in human rights based at the University of Wolverhampton has been invited to give a presentation at a global event. Professor Kate Moss, from the ...

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Tuesday 26 November 2013

Bullring event to showcase University courses

Advice to prospective students will be served up at a special event hosted in the Bullring Shopping Centre by the University of Wolverhampton. The event, to be held on the weekend ...

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Tuesday 26 November 2013

University course receives prestigious accreditation

An innovative music course created by the University of Wolverhampton has been awarded accreditation by an organisation made up of audio industry professionals and academics. The ...

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Monday 25 November 2013

Explosive launch for new chemistry course

The University of Wolverhampton’s first pure chemistry degree in more than a decade is set to arrive with an explosive launch. Demand for the subject has grown in recent ...

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Thursday 21 November 2013

Expert comment on the Black Country Dialect

By Josiane Boutonnet, Senior Lecturer in English Language at the University of Wolverhampton. Josianne's main research interests relate to the study of language and humour, ...

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Delegates who have completed the first programme on the Supporting the unsung hero project

Thursday 21 November 2013

Armed forces project praised by Prime Minister to be officially launched

University of Wolverhampton project which helps dependents of Armed Forces members is to be officially launched. Top military personnel are set to attend the event, which marks ...

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Wan Li Low

Wednesday 20 November 2013

Biologist smells success in the air

A microbiologist from the University of Wolverhampton has been given a national award for a project using bacteria to eliminate bad smells. Dr Wan Li Low has been working with ...

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Wednesday 20 November 2013

Overseas students to celebrate graduation

Over 100 students are to celebrate their success at this year’s annual Hong Kong graduation ceremony hosted by the University of Wolverhampton. The event will see students ...

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Wednesday 20 November 2013

Expert comment on National Anti-Bullying Week

By Dr Neil Duncan, Senior Lecturer in Special Needs and Inclusion Studies at the University of Wolverhampton. Dr Duncan's work on bullying is ground-breaking in that it ...

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Tuesday 19 November 2013

Engineering degree offered by University

A two year course benefitting regional employers within the manufacturing engineering sector is to be launched by the University of Wolverhampton. The degree level course, ...

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Chief Executive of Wolverhampton Homes, Lesley Roberts and Vice-Chancellor of the University of Wolverhampton, Professor Geoff Layer, signing the MOU.

Tuesday 19 November 2013

New Agreement to provide more student placements

The University of Wolverhampton has signed a 15 year agreement with a housing provider and two construction firms to provide training and work opportunities for both students and ...

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Monday 18 November 2013

Expert comment on the closure of walk-in centres

By Jim Bethel, Senior Lecturer in the School of Health and Wellbeing at the University of Wolverhampton. Closure of Walk-in Centres Recent government suggestions that walk-in ...

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Monday 18 November 2013

Prince’s Trust to work with University on event course

Youth charity The Prince’s Trust is to offer students on a new course at the University of Wolverhampton real-world experience in event hosting and organisation. The ...

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Thursday 14 November 2013

Psychology conference returns for second instalment

A conference focusing on research into psychological matters is to once again be hosted by the University of Wolverhampton. Returning for a second year, the “Research ...

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Wednesday 13 November 2013

Graduate scheme boosts University’s Chinese links

A scheme designed to give graduates the chance to teach English abroad has been launched by the University of Wolverhampton. The initiative, created in partnership with three ...

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Judo opening

Wednesday 13 November 2013

British Judo’s Centre of Excellence opens its doors

Olympic gold medallist Denise Lewis OBE launched the British Judo Association’s brand new Centre of Excellence today, November 12, at the University of Wolverhampton’s ...

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Tuesday 12 November 2013

Medical course on offer from University partnership

A combined pathway course for biomedical students has been created by the University of Wolverhampton in partnership with a healthcare institution in the Caribbean. The course is ...

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Adam Lewis

Tuesday 12 November 2013

Degree on hold for student cyclist

A student at the University of Wolverhampton is putting his education on hold to pursue his dream of becoming a professional cyclist. Adam Lewis, a BA (Hons) Accounting and ...

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Thursday 07 November 2013

University to offer first pure chemistry degree in over a decade

The University of Wolverhampton is to offer a pure chemistry degree for the first time in more than ten years, due to growing demand. Interest in the subject has grown in ...

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Tuesday 05 November 2013

Firms seeking dozens of graduates for paid job placements

The University of Wolverhampton is looking for nearly 25 graduates to fill paid West Midlands work placements. The Knowledge Exchange and Enterprise Network (KEEN), part-funded by ...

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Adam Keane

Monday 04 November 2013

Student lands place on prestigious cultural programme

A student from the University of Wolverhampton is celebrating after being chosen for a national project focused on intercultural awareness. Adam Keane, a second year student in ...

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Friday 01 November 2013

University to offer new courses to Sri Lankan students

The University of Wolverhampton is to improve its links with an overseas college by offering several new courses to its students. The University has been working in partnership ...

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Friday 01 November 2013

Sikh Channel welcomes University graduate

A graduate from the University of Wolverhampton is celebrating after landing a placement with a global TV channel. Kiranpreet Hothi, who graduated from the University’s BA ...

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Abdul Alam and Alice Beckley

Thursday 31 October 2013

Students win cash prizes for achievement

Abdul Alam and Alice Beckley, who both study Biomedical Science at the University, were rewarded with £400 each for their efforts. The award was given by the Paycare ...

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Mike Wright, executive director for Jaguar Land Rover (JLR)

Tuesday 29 October 2013

Hundreds pack University for business lecture

Mike Wright, executive director for Jaguar Land Rover (JLR), was the key speaker at the University’s Crystal Lecture. The Crystal Lecture is a free annual event is organised ...

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Denise Lewis

Monday 28 October 2013

Olympic champ Denise to open Judo centre

The heptathlete, who was crowned champion at the 2000 Sydney Olympics, will cut the ribbon, officially opening the centre, on Tuesday, November 12, at the University’s ...

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Monday 28 October 2013

Educational roadshow to showcase University life

The ‘First Steps to University Roadshow’, taking place between November 5-8, will see academic staff members and current students from the University delivering ...

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Lianne Bradbury, University of Wolverhampton’s Armed Forces Co-ordinator

Monday 28 October 2013

Armed Forces worker invited to Number 10

Lianne Bradbury, armed and uniformed services co-ordinator for the University, has been invited to Downing Street to meet with David Cameron and talk about her work. The ...

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The Annual Recruitment Fair

Friday 25 October 2013

Employment fair draws crowds

The annual Recruitment Fair, held on 16-17 October, enabled leading employers such as HMRC, Capgemini, Moog, Enterprise Rent-A-Car, and Marstons PLC to promote their graduate jobs ...

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Counter Culture

Friday 25 October 2013

Arena Theatre announces funding success for new education project

The project will take place in Wolverhampton, and is designed to create new opportunities for young people. Working with pupils from West Park Primary School and Penn Hall School, ...

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Friday 25 October 2013

Fairtrade event to be hosted by University

The event, to be held on Saturday 2 November, is an opportunity for Fairtrade campaigners and delegates representing towns and cities across the region to come together to discuss ...

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speech from Vice-Chancellor Geoff Layer

Thursday 24 October 2013

Walsall campus celebrates half-century milestone

Since originally forming in 1963, the Walsall location has been a key part of the University’s operations, specialising in sport, performing arts and education. Over the ...

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Six students from the University of Turin

Wednesday 23 October 2013

Exchange programme celebrates fourteenth year

Celebrating its fourteenth year, the exchange was originally set up in 1999 thanks to the assistance of Professor Giuseppina Cortese in Turin. The students stayed with families in ...

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Wednesday 23 October 2013

Football club to work with University on events course

Wolverhampton Wanderers FC is just one of a group of companies and organisations which will work with people taking the Masters course in Event and Venue Management. The ...

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Lynne Pennells

Tuesday 22 October 2013

Admin worker exhibits artwork in major gallery

In her day job, Lynne Pennells works as the recruitment and events co-ordinator for the University of Wolverhampton, painting in the evenings and at weekends. But now her hobby is ...

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Dr Palaniappan Ramaswamy

Monday 21 October 2013

University expert gets funding for Parkinson’s project

Dr Palaniappan Ramaswamy, from the University’s Faculty of Science and Engineering, is set to work with the University of Malaysia, Perlis, on the project. The two ...

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Friday 18 October 2013

Theatre to stage equality talk

The event, entitled ‘The Dracula Syndrome! Who’s afraid of the man in the mirror?’, will feature a lecture from Dr Lez Henry, founder of BLK Friday, former ...

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memorandum of understanding at the House of Lords

Thursday 17 October 2013

Malaysian agreement for University of Wolverhampton

A memorandum of understanding was agreed between the University of Wolverhampton and Universiti Malaysia Sabah (UMS) last week. It will see both higher education institutions ...

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Wednesday 16 October 2013

Expert comment on student evaluations

Dr Mike Lambert is a published author and a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.  Dr Matt O'Leary has worked as a teacher/teacher educator and educational researcher ...

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Wednesday 16 October 2013

Jaguar Land Rover boss to inspire with guest lecture

Mike Wright, executive director for the firm, which has a huge engine plant based in Wolverhampton, is set to speak at this year’s Crystal Lecture. The free annual event is ...

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DualEnergy X-Ray Absorptiometry (DXA) scanner

Tuesday 15 October 2013

University provides specialist advice to top footballers

The £70,000 scanner, based at the University’s Walsall Campus, tests bone health and is being used to provide advice about body composition and potential injury ...

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Katrina Johnson, representing The British Embassy, and a speech from Anthea McIntyre MEP, Member of the European Parliament for the West Midlands

Tuesday 15 October 2013

Brussels office unveiled by University

The office’s unveiling was marked in a ceremony held at the British Residence in Brussels on September 16, entitled ‘Brussels Launch, Research and Business Growth ...

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This is a image of Dr George Kassimeris used for the article named - National acclaim for terrorism book

Monday 14 October 2013

Terrorism expert to lead new riot study

Dr George Kassimeris, Reader in Terrorism and Political Violence at the University, will lead a visit to Athens for professionals involved in training on different aspects ...

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Plans for new Business School building 1

Monday 14 October 2013

Business School plans get green light

Wolverhampton City Council approved plans for the £18m project to build a new flagship building at the junction of Molineux Street and Camp Street at the City Molineux ...

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Thursday 10 October 2013

University experts to improve online searches

Experts from the University’s Department of Mathematics and Computer Science have been given more than £9,300 by the firm to make it easier for browsers to find ...

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Thursday 10 October 2013

Healthcare conference to be held by University

The “Inspiring Innovation in Healthcare” conference, to be held on Tuesday 15 October, will bring together a panel of experts and keynote speakers from the healthcare ...

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Wednesday 09 October 2013

Expert comment on the benefits of music

Andrew is accredited from the British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences (BASES) for scientific support and research. He is a Chartered Psychologist with the British ...

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Wednesday 09 October 2013

House of Lords reception to mark University’s 21st

Dignitaries, including University alumni, honorary graduates, politicians, and leaders in busines and education were invited to the Westminster venue on Tuesday (October 8) for ...

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Wednesday 09 October 2013

Prestigious businesses to speak at event

The day will be hosted by Innovation 1st, a project part-funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF), in partnership with AVM Impact. The event, to be held in the ...

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Monday 07 October 2013

University scientists to give pioneering London lectures

Professor John Howl and Dr Sarah Jones, of the University’s Faculty of Science and Engineering, will helm a four-day course in the capital, at the Royal Society. To an ...

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Friday 04 October 2013

University student lands editorial role

Louise Goodyear, who is based at the University’s education centre in Burton, beat the competition to be named the editor for the Adult Branch section of the “Nursing ...

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Friday 04 October 2013

Mobile office project launches online

The University of Wolverhampton, together with the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF), is helping to fund the Agile Office Demonstrator scheme, which will show companies ...

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Thursday 03 October 2013

Expert comment on Rough Sleeping Children

Kate's current research focuses on social problems such as intimate partner violence, the evaluation of specialist domestic violence courts, and women and children rough sleepers, ...

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Wolves legend Jody Craddock gave students a lesson in goalscoring at the launch of a new sports pitch.

Thursday 03 October 2013

Wolves star helps launch University sports pitch

The University of Wolverhampton has completed work on the Sports Zone, an all-weather outdoor court for student use. It is situated on North Road, in the grounds of the ...

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Wednesday 02 October 2013

Expert comment on families with disabled children

Dr Emira is a fellow of the Higher Education Academy and a member of a panel of experts at Mentaur on the first consultation of quality of life of individuals with ...

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Wednesday 02 October 2013

Local business champions to share innovation

The Wolverhampton Business Champions Innovation Series, organised by the Wolverhampton Business Champions and University of Wolverhampton, is backed by high profile companies and ...

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Art work by Graduate Ruth Joplin

Tuesday 01 October 2013

Graduate artists exhibit their work

Artists graduating from the University of Wolverhampton will display their work in a special exhibition. The University has organised The MA Public View to showcase some of the ...

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Monday 30 September 2013

Best of Black Country manufacturing showcased at event

The West Midlands Manufacturing Club – a sub-division of the University of Wolverhampton – is organising the event to support local businesses. The event, taking place ...

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Monday 30 September 2013

Youngsters get a taste of university with free classes

The University is hosting a series of classes which demonstrate the content of many of its courses. These are being aimed at primary, secondary and college pupils, and include ...

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Friday 27 September 2013

Prestigious equality award for University

The Athena Swan charter recognises and celebrates good employment practice for women in the SET subject areas in higher education and research. The University has now been ...

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Thursday 26 September 2013

Expert comment on Michael Le Vell and defendant anonymity

Richard researches principally in the areas of the law of evidence, public order law and criminal law. Richard formerly worked in private practice as a criminal law solicitor in ...

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Louise Colver and Natasha Skeen

Thursday 26 September 2013

Librarian scoops jackpot on TV quiz

Louise Colver, from Shobnall in Burton, along with former colleague Natasha Skeen, walked off with the £3,000 prize on BBC1’s Pointless. The show, presented by ...

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Jodie Brooks

Thursday 26 September 2013

Graduate nurse to front NHS recruitment drive

Walsall Healthcare NHS Trust is this week launching a campaign to recruit 100 band 5 nurses and using existing nurses to promote it. Among those chosen is Jodie Brooks, who works ...

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Matt Weston and Mike Chinn

Tuesday 24 September 2013

Graduates join forces with TV presenter for project

Matt Weston and Mike Chinn, the creators of video production company Stone’s Throw Media, and photographer Alex Styles were all involved in the product’s launch ...

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Woodhouse Primary Academy

Monday 23 September 2013

Primary Academy unveiled by University

Woodhouse Primary Academy, situated in Quinton, Birmingham, officially opened on 1st September 2013 under the sponsorship of the Education Central Multi-Academy Trust (MAT), an ...

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Professor Stephen Badsey

Friday 20 September 2013

Married war historians to give talk in Tokyo

Professor Stephen Badsey and Dr Phylomena Badsey have been invited to the International Forum on War History, which will be held in the Japanese capital on September 25 and ...

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Thursday 19 September 2013

Teens offered free art course by University

Lessons including drawing, computer games design, animation and costume design will be available to teenage students as part of a 30-week project. The University is taking part in ...

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Wednesday 18 September 2013

Top business course now available online

The Masters in Business Administration (MBA) is one of two qualifications being offered as distance-learning courses. The MBA is internationally recognised and is often required ...

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Kathleen Fabre

Wednesday 18 September 2013

University graduate scoops award

Kathleen Fabre, who recently graduated from the University with a First Class honours degree in BA (Hons) Fine Art, was selected as the recipient of the “Wolverhampton Art ...

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Tuesday 17 September 2013

Bursaries on offer through University scheme

The initiative, funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF), gives businesses and charities the opportunity for financial gain through their employment of a University ...

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Tuesday 17 September 2013

University offering free workshops for businesses

The workshops, to be held on Wednesday 25 September at the Wolverhampton Science Park, have been developed by Innovation 1st, a University of Wolverhampton project partly financed ...

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Rosie Walton

Monday 16 September 2013

First Class Graduate wins prize

Rosie Walton, a graduate from the University’s School of Law, Social Sciences and Communications, has been awarded the School’s Caparo Prize due to her outstanding ...

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Monday 16 September 2013

Academic's research highlights centre's success

Dr Steve Iafrati, Senior Lecturer and Course Leader in Social Policy at the University, undertook the investigation into Park House to analyse its social return on investment. At ...

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Lisa Potts-Webb

Friday 13 September 2013

George Medal winner marks graduation

Lisa Potts-Webb was awarded the George Medal in 1997 after protecting children at the nursery in Blakenhall she then worked at, from a machete wielding attacker. Lisa was awarded ...

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Ian Cumming OBE

Friday 13 September 2013

Health education head given degree honour

Ian Cumming OBE became the first chief executive of Health Education England when it was started in June last year by the Government. And at a ceremony at the University’s ...

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Thursday 12 September 2013

Expert comment on The X Factor

X-Factor Returns - Can Strictly be far behind? Saturday 31st August 8.00pm, and 10 million viewers saw the return of ITV1’s ratings topping talent ...

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Professor Laura Serrant-Green

Thursday 12 September 2013

Ambassadorial role for Professor

Professor Laura Serrant-Green, Associate Dean of Research & Enterprise in the University’s School of Health & Wellbeing, has been announced as the latest Ambassador ...

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Roderick Wilkes

Thursday 12 September 2013

Award for West Midlands businessman

Roderick Wilkes, formerly Chief Executive of the Chartered Institute of Marketing and a visiting lecturer at Wolverhampton Polytechnic, was presented with an Honorary Degree of ...

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Wednesday 11 September 2013

Expert comment on the firefighters strike

Professor Seifert's main research activities include industrial relations, trade unions, collective bargaining, strikes, union-Labour relations, the left in British unions, and ...

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Cheryl Etches OBE

Wednesday 11 September 2013

Honorary award for Chief Nurse

Cheryl Etches OBE, who has held the position since 2005, was presented with an Honorary Degree of Doctor of Science at a ceremony on Thursday 12 September. The honour from the ...

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Wednesday 11 September 2013

Expert comment on Friday the 13th

Coral is a Health and Care Professionals Council registered (HCPC) Consultant Forensic Psychologist, a Chartered Scientist, and a Higher Education Academy National Teaching ...

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Wednesday 11 September 2013

University to open Brussels office

The University is setting up an office in the Belgian capital located close to national embassies and the European Parliament buildings, which will open next week. It’s ...

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Louise Brooke-Smith

Wednesday 11 September 2013

Chartered surveyor honoured by university

Louise Brooke-Smith, President Elect of the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors, received an Honorary Degree of Doctor of Technology on Tuesday, September 10. The School of ...

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Richard Howells, founder and Director of Bronze Software Labs Ltd

Wednesday 11 September 2013

University facilities on show at event

The event, designed to showcase the accommodation at the centre, included an entertaining talk from guest speaker Richard Howells, founder and Director of Bronze Software Labs ...

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Tuesday 10 September 2013

Nursing advice on offer from University

The event, to be held at Meeting Point House, Telford, on Saturday 14 September, is a joint initiative between the University and RAFT (Rights and Fairness Telford), and will take ...

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Jaki Graham

Tuesday 10 September 2013

Soul star Jaki given honorary award

Throughout her long career, Jaki Graham has scored six UK top 20 singles and two top five singles in the US dance charts. In 1994, she had an international number one smash ...

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Dr Meena Dhanda

Monday 09 September 2013

University philosopher to lead caste research

Dr Meena Dhanda, Reader in Philosophy and Cultural Politics at the University, will head up a team of academics to carry out the study on behalf of the Equality and Human Rights ...

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Rajinder Mann

Monday 09 September 2013

Social justice campaigner awarded by University

Rajinder Mann is the chief executive of the Network for Black Professionals – a UK-wide group which supports black, Asian and minority ethnic people in their professional ...

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Professor John Traxler

Monday 09 September 2013

University professor wins top prize for research

John Traxler, the University’s Professor of Mobile Learning, was given the £500 award for his contribution to a project which aims to examine the ethical issues of ...

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Monday 09 September 2013

Medicinal potential of plants explored by Professor

Professor Satya Sarker, based in the University’s Faculty of Science and Engineering, has spent the past three years exploring the potential of plants from the Sunderbans, ...

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Friday 06 September 2013

BBC wildlife event to feature University

The ‘Summer of Wildlife’ day, to be hosted at Sutton Park, Sutton Coldfield, between 10am – 5pm on Saturday 14 September, will see staff and students from the ...

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Thursday 05 September 2013

Expert comment on changes to Maths and English GCSE rulings

This comment is a reaction to a new Government initiative stating that students who fail to achieve at least a grade C in English and Maths GCSEs will have to continue studying ...

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Thursday 05 September 2013

Business workshops offered by University

The University, working in partnership with the Shropshire based procurement initiative COGS, have created the workshops with the aim of providing expert knowledge for firms in ...

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Kevin Rowland

Wednesday 04 September 2013

Dexys singer Kevin given University award

The Dexys Midnight Runners frontman – famed for their 1982 smash hit Come On Eileen – said he was proud to be given the honour at a recent ceremony. The ...

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Kathy Smallwood-Cook

Wednesday 04 September 2013

Medal winning Olympian Honoured

Kathy Smallwood-Cook, a three-time Olympic medal winner, was presented with an Honorary Degree of Doctor of Letters at a ceremony on Monday 9 September. The honour from the ...

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Wednesday 04 September 2013

Expert comment on Seamus Heaney

Seamus Heaney Seamus Heaney, who died last week, is perhaps the only poet for whom a minute's silence will ever be held at a major sporting event: 80,000 Gaelic football fans paid ...

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Wednesday 04 September 2013

Hit TV show filmed at University gym

A new series of the show is currently being filmed and for one of the programmes, producers shot a segment at the University’s City Fitness Centre. The Channel 4 series ...

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Graduation Students

Tuesday 03 September 2013

Thousands of students celebrate graduation

The graduation ceremonies will take place at Wolverhampton’s Grand Theatre, where the students and their families will collect their degree scrolls in cap and gown. A total ...

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Tuesday 03 September 2013

UK has half the rate of high staff sickness of Germany, research says

The fall was partly due to the UK not having strong employment protection and lower sick pay, the British Sociological Association’s conference on work, employment and ...

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Monday 02 September 2013

Expert comment on Transfer Deadline Day

Andrew is accredited from the British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences (BASES) for scientific support and research, and is a Chartered Psychologist with the British ...

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Lifelong Learning Programme

Monday 02 September 2013

University develops translation software to help foreign medics

Staff from the University of Wolverhampton with project partners in the UK, Spain and Germany have spent the last 18 months helping to complete the Towards European Language ...

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Wednesday 28 August 2013

Hundreds of students receive scholarships

More than 770 National Scholarships were awarded to new UK/EU students due to start at the University in the coming academic year in September. The scholarship is awarded to high ...

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Wednesday 28 August 2013

Centre for University research established

The Research Hub, located in the University’s Harrison Learning Centre, has been formed as part of the University’s commitment to developing and implementing applied ...

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Tuesday 27 August 2013

University strives for world-leading research profile

A £6m investment to fund research has been made over the next three years, with the primary focus being the recruitment of new academic staff that will significantly enhance ...

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Tuesday 27 August 2013

University cyclist completes challenge for charity

Paul Boden, based in the University’s architecture department, recently took part in the ‘Wiggle Mountain Mayhem’ challenge, the world’s largest mountain ...

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Friday 23 August 2013

University sparks interest with fire investigation course

The course – an MSc in Fire Investigation – is being run for the first time at the University in October, in collaboration with West Midlands Fire Service. Over the ...

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Adam Hart-Davis

Friday 23 August 2013

TV star Adam Hart-Davis to speak at business event

The broadcaster, known for his shows Local Heroes and What the Romans Did For Us, will give the speech as part of an event called “From ideas to reality – getting help ...

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Thursday 22 August 2013

Expert comment on the intelligence dilemma

The Intelligence Dilemma The appalling murder of Daniel Pelka by his mother, Magdelena Luczak, and her partner, Mariusz Krezolek, has yet again been followed by ...

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Thursday 22 August 2013

Thousands visit University for open day opportunities

The establishment opened its doors to visitors on Saturday, August 17 and showed guests and students-to-be around both its city and Walsall campuses. During the day, prospective ...

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MB Building plans

Thursday 22 August 2013

New Science Centre gets underway

The current five storey MB building, which fronts onto Stafford Street is being redeveloped, which involves demolishing a current single storey extension and creating a bigger six ...

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We are a Living Wage Employer

Tuesday 20 August 2013

University signs off on pay rises for low earners

Staff on the lowest pay bands at the establishment are now being paid the national Living Wage rate of £7.45 an hour. The measures were first established in January and now ...

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Monday 19 August 2013

University to award honours

In total 10 people will receive honorary degrees from the University during this year’s graduation ceremonies in September at the city’s Grand Theatre. The recipients ...

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Simeon Chandra

Friday 16 August 2013

New student president promises "more than just degree”

Simeon Chandra has been elected to the top spot by his peers, taking over from Dan Batchelor, who has been in the role for the past year. And Simeon said one of his key aims for ...

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Thursday 15 August 2013

Students hit phones to snap up Clearing places

As students across the country finally discovered their A-level grades, many of them hit the phones to secure a place on their choice of course. At the University’s MX ...

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City Campus

Thursday 15 August 2013

On-the-spot offers at University open day

The University will host the event at its Wolverhampton and Walsall Campuses on Saturday, August 17, from 10am to 3pm. Visitors can get advice on courses and campus life and, for ...

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Lichfield street throughout the ages

Wednesday 14 August 2013

Bid to get Black Country picture archive online

The University, together with the Express and Star, is applying for funding for an ambitious project to transfer about 700,000 historic images of the area to an internet ...

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Tuesday 13 August 2013

Student satisfaction grows at University of Wolverhampton

The ninth National Student Survey (NSS) asks students from all over the country for their opinions on their university and the services it provides. Overall satisfaction at the ...

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Tuesday 13 August 2013

Thousands of calls expected for Clearing

On Thursday, pupils across the country will receive their A-level results and, for some who may not get the grades they were expecting, or those who are still yet to apply, ...

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Monday 12 August 2013

Clearing lines open early for "beat the rush" day

While A-level results will not be made available until Thursday, August 15, some pupils studying BTEC or Access courses will already have their grades before then. As a ...

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Monday 12 August 2013

Biomedical project lands European funding

Dr Jan Martin, a principal lecturer in Biomedical Science & Physiology at the University, has teamed up with institutions from four European countries for the €100,000 ...

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The British Olympic Judo Team

Friday 09 August 2013

Olympic Judo team trains at University

The squad is currently completing last-minute training at the University’s Walsall Campus, ahead of the 2013 World Championships in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, later this ...

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Plans for new Business School building 1

Wednesday 07 August 2013

Plans for new business school submitted

The planned £11m building would be situated at the junction of Molineux Street and Camp Street at the University’s City Molineux campus. The six storey flagship ...

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Tuesday 06 August 2013

University gears up for Clearing

On Thursday 15 and Friday 16 August representatives from the University will be out in the community at the Bullring, Birmingham, and the Merry Hill shopping centre, Dudley, to ...

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Thursday 01 August 2013

Expert comment on anonymity and the web

Anonymity and the Web Cyber bullying is a recent phenomenon, with health impacts. Recent postings on Twitter have contained threats of rape and murder, Facebook messages have been ...

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Thursday 01 August 2013

Expert comment on Zero Hours contracts

Zero Hours contracts - nothing new under the sun In the Victorian era there were sweatshops, child labour, few worker rights, and casual employment with no guaranteed income. We ...

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Thursday 01 August 2013

Expert comment on A Level Results Day

‘A’ Level Results Day – Thursday 15th August This Thursday (August 15th) lots of students will receive their ‘A’ level results and the ...

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Rhiannon Baggott

Thursday 01 August 2013

Student's research poster lands prize

Rhiannon Baggott, a third year PhD student at the University, claimed one of the poster abstract prizes on offer by the European Society for Microcirculation (ESM) at this ...

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Wednesday 31 July 2013

People's Choice Apprentice inspires young entrepreneurs

Adam Corbally, runner up in last year’s battle for ‘The Apprentice’ crown and winner of The Radio Times People’s Choice, hosted a workshop about starting ...

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Tuesday 30 July 2013

Businesses to take lead in reducing fuel poverty

Stafford and Rural Homes (SARH) and South Staffordshire Housing Trust Association (SSHA), which own and manage a combined 11,000 homes in Staffordshire, are supporting a challenge ...

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the Mayor, Councillor Christine Mills

Monday 29 July 2013

Charity cheque handed over to Mayor

A total of £1,100 was raised through this year’s staging of the University of Wolverhampton’s annual charity golf day, organised by Principal lecturer at the ...

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Friday 26 July 2013

Short courses offered by University

Commencing on Monday 29 July, the courses will run as intensive one week modules and may be used towards an MA in Film Studies at the University in the future. The courses include ...

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Kevin Hogan presents Barbara Hodson with flowers on her retirement from the University.

Thursday 25 July 2013

Barbara steps down after years of dedicated service

Barbara Hodson started working for the organisation at the age of 16, firstly in Dudley and then in Wolverhampton at the then Polytechnic. She started as a trainee technician and ...

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Monday 22 July 2013

Conference launches new nursing masters

The University will be offering an MSc in Nursing from October 2013 with the aim of developing registered nurses to be flexible and adaptable practitioners enabling them to engage ...

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Wednesday 17 July 2013

University spot-on for web TV show

Copa90, an interactive football lifestyle and original content channel on YouTube, approached the University to help it get to the bottom of the physical and psychological strains ...

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Tuesday 16 July 2013

Top scientist gives Wolverhampton lecture

Lord Winston, known as a professor, medical doctor, scientist, television presenter delivered a lecture to an audience of Black Country school pupils and teachers as well as ...

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Friday 12 July 2013

Marketing opportunities explored by seminar

The event, entitled ‘Marketing in the Social Media Age’ is to be hosted by the Wolverhampton Business Solutions Centre in association with The Marketing Exchange. It ...

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Wednesday 10 July 2013

Conference on criminology held

The British Society of Criminology Conference, held from Tuesday 2 July to Thursday 4 July, aimed to tackle whether criminology is still fit for purpose and if there is a need for ...

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Wednesday 10 July 2013

Business programme celebrates successful year

Launched in July 2012, the Knowledge Exchange and Enterprise Network (KEEN) is a business growth programme led by the University which aims to give local businesses the ...

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Tuesday 09 July 2013

World-renowned scientist to visit University

The renowned Lord Winston, known as a professor, medical doctor, scientist, television presenter and politician, will give a talk to an audience of school pupils and teachers, ...

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Friday 05 July 2013

Sri Lankan students celebrate graduation

On Tuesday 25 and Wednesday 26 June 2013 more than 80 students came together in Colombo to mark the occasion. The University offers degree courses with its partner institutions ...

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Friday 05 July 2013

Concrete development tackled by student

Philip Owens, who also makes up one third of the industrial consultancy firm ‘Nustone Ltd’, is investigating a way to vary concrete density using combinations of ...

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Thursday 04 July 2013

University graduate employment rate rises

The Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education (DLHE) Survey is a national annual survey of everyone who has recently qualified from any university or HE college in the ...

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Tuesday 02 July 2013

Student's logo lands national prize

Kelly-Anne Swift, a third year Learning Disability Nursing DipHE student, saw her design claim the “Modernising Learning Disability Logo” prize at the Positive Choices ...

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Monday 01 July 2013

Expert comment on the importance of bike riding

Dr Tracey Devonport has authored more than 30 peer refereed journal articles and produced two books, and is accredited with the British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences ...

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Monday 01 July 2013

Expert comment on formal testing of children at nursery

Formal testing of children at nursery This blog post from Dr Judy Whitmarsh is in relation to the debate over formal testing of children at nursery, conducted by Sir Michael ...

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Monday 01 July 2013

Expert comment on the enduring legacy of Bruce Lee

The enduring legacy of Bruce Lee July 20 2013 marks the 40th anniversary of Bruce Lee's death. I was way too young to watch Enter the Dragon (1973) when it was ...

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Monday 01 July 2013

Expert comment on Sir Liam Donaldson & public health

Ranjit currently leads and co-ordinates the School’s public health and wellbeing portfolio. His specialist teaching areas include transcultural and BME health issues, public ...

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Monday 01 July 2013

Psychology conference to focus on online matters

The two day event, entitled ‘Social networking in cyberspace’, will see academics from various disciplines presenting their research on online communication and social ...

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Monday 01 July 2013

Expert comment on Wimbledon

Andrew is accredited from the British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences (BASES) for scientific support and research, and is a Chartered Psychologist with the British ...

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Monday 01 July 2013

Prime Minister gives green light to University scheme to aid forces’ dependants

Prime Minister, David Cameron, announced the details of successful bids to the Armed Forces Covenant (LIBOR) Fund on Saturday as part of Armed Forces Day. The University’s ...

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Friday 28 June 2013

Orchards becomes latest sponsored academy

The Orchards Primary Academy, in Rhayader Road, Northfield, Birmingham is the fifth school to be sponsored by Education Central Multi-Academy Trust (MAT), within the University of ...

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Friday 28 June 2013

Saddlers tested by University

The state-of-the-art facilities, located at the University’s Walsall Campus, hosted the players on Wednesday 26 June as they look to begin their preparations for the ...

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OCNWMR - Vice-Chancellor of the University of Wolverhampton, Professor Geoff Layer and CEO of the Open College Network West Midlands Region Chris Assheton signing the progression information documents agreement.

Thursday 27 June 2013

University signs up to new agreement for Access students

Access courses are designed for adults who want to start on a path into higher education either to pursue a particular career or who want to enjoy learning at a higher level and ...

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Thursday 27 June 2013

Public Health on agenda for Wolverhampton Debates

Sir Liam Donaldson will give a talk titled Health, Wealthy and Wise at the event taking place at Wolverhampton Wanderers’ Molineux Stadium on Friday 28 June 2013. It will ...

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Matt Jones' book cover design for Penguin competition

Wednesday 26 June 2013

Graduate's design lauded at prestigious awards ceremony

Matt Jones, a recent MA Digital and Visual Communications student at the University, claimed second place for his ‘The Wind in the Willows’ cover design at the 2013 ...

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Tuesday 25 June 2013

Students vie for international game development crown

The team, made up of current students and recent graduates, are one of just fifteen groups selected by a panel of industry experts for the final of the “Dare to be ...

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Faculty of Science and Engineering, Ndy Ekere, Suzi Perry and Vice-Chancellor, Professor Geoff Layer.

Friday 21 June 2013

University launches new Science and Engineering faculty

The  was officially launched at an event at the University’s City Campus on Wednesday 19 June by Honorary Graduate Suzi Perry. Suzi, who fronts the BBC’s ...

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fifth annual Times Higher Education Leadership and Management Awards

Friday 21 June 2013

University picks up industry accolade

The Wolverhampton Business Solutions Centre is collaboration between the University of Wolverhampton, the City of Wolverhampton College, the Black Country Chamber of ...

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Thursday 20 June 2013

Overseas conference to mark 21st anniversary

The event, ‘Global Higher Education: Partnerships & Opportunities’, is being staged in Colombo between 24-26 June 2013 for international education partners. The ...

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Roger Wilson from the Forestry Commission with members of the “Improving Forest Governance” course delegation at Cannock Chase

Thursday 20 June 2013

Cannock Chase visit highlights University's quest to protect forestry

A course aiming to assist the international drive to protect the world’s tree population is once again being hosted by the University of Wolverhampton. The “Improving ...

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Wednesday 19 June 2013

University duo investigate network's impact

Dr Mahmoud Emira and Karl Royle, both from the University’s Centre for Development and Applied Research in Education (CeDARE), are investigating the mission and values of ...

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Scifest

Wednesday 19 June 2013

Experience the magic of science and engineering

‌Scifest, which was launched last year, is holding a huge free event on Saturday 22 June 2013 at the University’s City Campus, Wulfruna Street from 10 – ...

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Tuesday 18 June 2013

European placement scheme to aid graduates

The 12 week work placement, provided by the EU’s ‘Lifelong Learning Programme’, is an estimated €250,000 project which will assist up to 60 unemployed ...

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The annual Business Achievement Awards

Tuesday 18 June 2013

A night of celebration for University

The annual Business Achievement Awards, which aims to highlight the University’s commitment to enterprise and student employability, saw winners from six different ...

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Friday 14 June 2013

Research funding awarded to University duo

Jodie Betham, a second year BSc (Hons) Psychology student, and Dr Niall Galbraith, Senior Lecturer and Undergraduate Course Leader in Psychology, have been awarded £1600 by ...

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Friday 14 June 2013

University to open new information and advice centre to public

The University bought the former Varsity pub, which sits on the corner of its City Campus at the junction of Stafford Street and Wulfruna Street last year. It will house an advice ...

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Thursday 13 June 2013

University to host popular research conference

This year’s conference, to be held by the School of Education Futures at the University, is titled ‘Research, in Dialogue’ and will be held on Thursday 20 ...

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