September 2013

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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