Thomas-Cheetham

Tuesday 13 November 2018

BLOG: They Shall Not Grow Old and the Problem of Historical Generalisation

Peter Jackson’s handling of archive film and sound is masterful and innovative, but his generalised account of the First World War risks re-entrenching some deeply conventional myths and misconception

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ian-unitt

Tuesday 13 November 2018

BLOG: Learning Disability is everybody's field

Learning disability nursing is celebrating its 100th birthday next year, just as I hope to be taking my first steps in this amazing branch of nursing.

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ian-jackson

Monday 12 November 2018

BLOG: The 2018 Budget and Beyond

The 2018 Budget delivered on Monday 29 October by the Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond is likely to be the last fiscal statement before BREXIT which is scheduled on 29 March 2019.

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Thursday 08 November 2018

BLOG: Why did the public support the war from start to end?

As we near the climax of the centenary of the First World War, a nagging question remains: how and why did the British people endure four and a half years of such bloodshed?

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pia-gilland

Friday 26 October 2018

BLOG: Living the American dream

Pia Gilland is undertaking a year-long placement in North East Arizona University in America through the University’s exchange scheme with a number of European and American universities.

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Wednesday 24 October 2018

BLOG: Surviving the first few weeks at University: Charlotte Lem

Charlotte Lem, 21, a third year Multimedia Journalism student, blogs about her experiences and gives advice about what to expect in the first few months of University.

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Andy-Lane

Friday 19 October 2018

BLOG: Keeping exercise on track during winter

As the clocks go back and the nights get darker, it's tempting for people to stay in and exercise less. Who wants to run in the cold or dark or go to the gym when it's chilly?

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Thursday 18 October 2018

BLOG: Snidge Scrumpin’: Mapping Smell and Memory in the Black Country

Sebastian Groes blogs about his new research into what the Black Country smells like. Do we need to pay more attention to smell?

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puffin-crossing

Tuesday 09 October 2018

BLOG: The Hidden Economics of Pedestrian Crossings

The location of the University of Wolverhampton means that various parts of the City Campus are separated by an inner ring road in the central areas.

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Wednesday 03 October 2018

BLOG:The slow downfall of Theresa May

Theresa May is set to deliver her speech to the Conservative Party conference later today. As George Kassimeris explains, the event has been dominated by divisions in the party over Brexit.

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BSL-team

Thursday 27 September 2018

BLOG: Celebrating 25 years of sign language interpreter education

This month, we’re celebrating 25 years of success in sign language interpreter education and training at the University of Wolverhampton.

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Sabine

Thursday 27 September 2018

STUDENT BLOG: Life as an international student

A few years ago I made a decision to study in the UK – and I have never regretted this choice, writes Multimedia Journalism student Sabine Trezune.

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filth

Thursday 20 September 2018

BLOG: Treating people like dirt – how filth and dirt are perceived in society

Exploring the ideas of ‘filth’ and ‘dirt’ in society, I am particularly interested in their relationship to the ‘highest’ values, the ideas of the sacred and the transcendent.

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Monday 10 September 2018

BLOG: Fair play?

Serena Williams’ claims of sexism regarding the way she was treated by umpire Carlos Ramos during Saturday’s US Open final have been backed by high profile figures and organisations.

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Thursday 23 August 2018

BLOG: Lonely in a networked society?

Dr Bianca Fox, Head of Film, Media and Broadcasting and Course Leader for Multimedia Journalism, is researching the connection between social media and loneliness. She talks about her early findings.

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Thursday 23 August 2018

BLOG: Why a second renaissance is vital to keep the arts relevant

Professor Geoff Layer, Vice-Chancellor at the University of Wolverhampton, talks about why a second renaissance is vital to keep the arts relevant

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Friday 17 August 2018

BLOG: The manufacturing revival and finding apprentices to fit

Manufacturing is undergoing an amazing revival in the region and the Elite Centre for Manufacturing Skills (ECMS) has up to 50 apprenticeships available with employers

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Wednesday 01 August 2018

BLOG: Nano Manufacturing: A New Dimension in 3D Printing

3D printing is established as Disruptive Technology with its ground breaking revolutionary benefits in almost all sectors of Manufacturing.

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Tuesday 31 July 2018

BLOG: As Greece Recovers From Trauma, Will Alexis Tsipras Be Able To Re-establis

As Greece Recovers From Trauma, Will Alexis Tsipras Be Able To Re-establish Himself? Professor George Kassimeris, Chair in Security Studies, blogs about what leadership means in times of crisis

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Monday 30 July 2018

BLOG: Chemical Engineering has come of age

Chemical Engineering at the University of Wolverhampton has come of age. This year we graduated our first cohort of students and sent 100% of them off into either the world or work or further study.

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Monday 30 July 2018

BLOG: Why technology is vital to the NHS

Recently, Matt Hancock listed his top three priorities for the NHS as tech, workforce and illness prevention, with the NHS receiving £487m for technology. But where should this money go?

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Monday 23 July 2018

BLOG: The Outsourcing of Student Mental Health Provision - The Real Story

Last week The Guardian newspaper claimed that we were one of three universities which were to outsource its student mental health support service. This couldn’t be further from the truth.

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Tuesday 17 July 2018

BLOG: Why did you use social media today?

Social Cyberpsychology researcher Dr Lisa Orchard takes a look at our motivations for posting on social media.

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Thursday 12 July 2018

BLOG: How to overcome defeat…

Following England’s heart-breaking defeat in the semi-final of the World Cup, Professor of Sports Psychology Andy Lane looks at how we overcome defeat.

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Monday 09 July 2018

A History of the World Cup in Ten Objects Part Four: The Telstar Ball

In a series of blogs, Professor of Sport Jean Williams looks at some of the artefacts that feature strongly in the history of the World Cup.

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Thursday 05 July 2018

STUDENT BLOG: Why I love the NHS

Nursing student Aimie Morgan tells us why she loves the NHS, and how her own experiences led her to seek a career in healthcare.

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Wednesday 04 July 2018

BLOG: What makes a penalty shoot-out successful

With England winning their first ever World Cup penalty shoot out, Professor Tracey Devonport, a sport and exercise psychologist, examines what made them successful.

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Monday 02 July 2018

BLOG: The significance of the NHS

Social historian Dr George Campbell Gosling, author of Payment and Philanthropy in British Healthcare 1918-48 takes a look at its significance and how healthcare was provided before its introduction.

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Monday 02 July 2018

BLOG:A History of the World Cup in Ten Objects Part Three: The Vuvuzela and the music of the World C

In the last of three blogs, Professor of Sport Jean Williams looks at some of the artefacts that feature strongly in the history of the World Cup.

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Friday 29 June 2018

BLOG: Active Learning in Biology, Life Sciences and Biomedical Sciences

The flipped classroom is pedagogical approach that is designed to deliver a more active learning experience for students.

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Thursday 28 June 2018

BLOG: Suicide: so much more than mental health

A new report from the Office of National Statistics reflects an overall ten year increase in student suicide, writes Clare Dickens, Senior Lecturer in Mental Health.

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Friday 22 June 2018

BLOG: A History of the World Cup in Ten Objects Part Two: The First Official World Cup Mascot,Willie

In the second of three blogs, Professor of Sport Jean Williams looks at some of the artefacts that feature strongly in the history of the World Cup.

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Monday 18 June 2018

BLOG: A History of the World Cup in Ten Objects, part 1

In the first of three blogs Professor of Sport Jean Williams looks at some of the artefacts that feature strongly in the history of the World Cup.

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Thursday 14 June 2018

BLOG: How do you physically prepare for a World cup and perform at your optimum?

BLOG: With the first game of Russia 2018 fast approaching, teams are beginning to fine tune their preparations.

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Tuesday 12 June 2018

Grenfell Tower one year on…

Dr Steve Iafrati reflects on the impact and legacy of the Grenfell Tower fire one year on.

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Thursday 24 May 2018

BLOG: GDPR - Getting Data Protection Right

For over a year now I have been trying to get the message out that Data Protection is changing, writes Tony Proctor, Principal Lecturer, Cyber Security.

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Thursday 10 May 2018

BLOG: History Will Judge Eta As A Failed Terrorist Group, But There Are Lessons To Be Learned

The reaction of Alfonso Alonso, the leader of Spain’s governing Popular Party in the Basque region, when asked to comment on Eta’s decision to dissolve itself, spoke volumes.

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Thursday 26 April 2018

The importance of organ donation

Multi-organ transplants are rare but could become more common practice, according to Dr Paraskevi Goggolidou, Senior Lecturer in Clinical Genetics.

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Thursday 19 April 2018

BLOG: How to ensure marathon recovery isn't too painful

Professor Andy Lane is a sports psychologist and marathon runner. He offers some advice to those taking part in Sunday’s London Marathon on how to ensure their recovery isn’t too painful.

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Tuesday 17 April 2018

BLOG: Recovering Lost Commonwealth Musicals - Jack of Spades

Sarah Whitfield, blogs about the lost musical - Jack of Spades. Does the vital relevance of this piece mean that more needs to be done to reinstate it back into the story of the musical in the UK?

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Monday 16 April 2018

BLOG: What makes a gold medal-winning leader?

As England battled Australia in a final of the netball tournament at the Commonwealth Games on Sunday, commentators made numerous references to the role of leadership, writes Dr Chris Sellars.

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Friday 13 April 2018

Roar of the Roses…

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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Wednesday 11 April 2018

BLOG: On Humour

It is a truth widely acknowledged that humour, in its varieties of forms and modalities, occur in all human cultures.

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Wednesday 11 April 2018

BLOG: The Good Friday Agreement at 20

Anniversaries are a time to take stock and the twentieth anniversary of the Belfast/Good Friday Agreement (GFA) is leading to increased analysis and reflection.

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Thursday 05 April 2018

Set your alarms, it's Commonwealth Games time!

Today marks the start of competition of the Commonwealth Games. The Gold Coast of Australia is hosting the 21st Games against the usual backdrop of protests which now accompany global sporting events.

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Friday 23 March 2018

Cambridge Analytica: Mavericks or industry representatives?

BLOG: Thoughts on the recent scandal surrounding the allegations that Cambridge Analytica used data harvested from Facebook users, matching it with answers to a personality questionnaire.

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Tuesday 27 February 2018

BLOG: Accentism – rife in modern Britain

BLOG: Senior Lecturer in English Josiane Boutonnet says, yes, ‘accentism’ is still widespread in the UK:

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Tuesday 06 February 2018

Theresa May and the Legislative Quick Fix

BLOG by Prof Kate Moss: Theresa May and the Legislative Quick Fix

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Friday 26 January 2018

Australian Influenza – Cough and Sneeze Into Your Elbow

Not content with the four-nil drubbing in the Ashes series, Australia now hits us when we are down with Australian ‘flu?

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Tuesday 23 January 2018

The epic political elegance of Emmanuel Macron

BLOG by Prof George Kassimeris: Macron’s visit to the UK underlined his credentials as a transformative political leader.

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Thursday 18 January 2018

Carillion: Taxpayer is left to pay the bill for failure

Mike Haynes, a professor of International Political Economy at the University of Wolverhampton, takes a look at Carillion's collapse in this blog written for the Express & Star.

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Monday 08 January 2018

Whatever happened to our vision of a learning society?

BLOG by Prof Sir Alan Tuckett: Twenty years on from an influential education paper, a conference is set to consider what happened to our vision of a learning society.

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Friday 05 January 2018

BLOG:Chip Vulnerability Affecting Technology

The vulnerability in major chipsets that has been announced this week is being referred to as Spectre and Meltdown.

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Monday 10 September 2018

BLOG: Fair play?

Serena Williams’ claims of sexism regarding the way she was treated by umpire Carlos Ramos during Saturday’s US Open final have been backed by high profile figures and organisations.

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Thursday 20 September 2018

BLOG: Treating people like dirt – how filth and dirt are perceived in society

Exploring the ideas of ‘filth’ and ‘dirt’ in society, I am particularly interested in their relationship to the ‘highest’ values, the ideas of the sacred and the transcendent.

Read more...

Thursday 27 September 2018

STUDENT BLOG: Life as an international student

A few years ago I made a decision to study in the UK – and I have never regretted this choice, writes Multimedia Journalism student Sabine Trezune.

Read more...

Thursday 27 September 2018

BLOG: Celebrating 25 years of sign language interpreter education

This month, we’re celebrating 25 years of success in sign language interpreter education and training at the University of Wolverhampton.

Read more...

Tuesday 09 October 2018

BLOG: The Hidden Economics of Pedestrian Crossings

The location of the University of Wolverhampton means that various parts of the City Campus are separated by an inner ring road in the central areas.

Read more...

Friday 19 October 2018

BLOG: Keeping exercise on track during winter

As the clocks go back and the nights get darker, it's tempting for people to stay in and exercise less. Who wants to run in the cold or dark or go to the gym when it's chilly?

Read more...

Friday 26 October 2018

BLOG: Living the American dream

Pia Gilland is undertaking a year-long placement in North East Arizona University in America through the University’s exchange scheme with a number of European and American universities.

Read more...

Monday 12 November 2018

BLOG: The 2018 Budget and Beyond

The 2018 Budget delivered on Monday 29 October by the Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond is likely to be the last fiscal statement before BREXIT which is scheduled on 29 March 2019.

Read more...

Tuesday 13 November 2018

BLOG: Learning Disability is everybody's field

Learning disability nursing is celebrating its 100th birthday next year, just as I hope to be taking my first steps in this amazing branch of nursing.

Read more...

Tuesday 13 November 2018

BLOG: They Shall Not Grow Old and the Problem of Historical Generalisation

Peter Jackson’s handling of archive film and sound is masterful and innovative, but his generalised account of the First World War risks re-entrenching some deeply conventional myths and misconception

Read more...