Welcome to the October issue of WLVdialogue.

With news of the economic downturn still dominating, the University is delighted to have secured funding for a business initiative which  is helping companies in the region. 

September saw thousands of students graduate from the University at our annual ceremonies. It was a wonderful occasion and the University also presented Honorary awards to many notable figures. Among them were comedian Frank Skinner and food writer and cook Nigel Slater. We caught up with them after the ceremonies.

Elsewhere you’ll find research into child stars and the effects of fame and find out from our academics on page 8 what really makes the X-Factor as the popular show takes over Saturday nights on the small screen.

We hope you enjoy this latest issue of WLVdialogue. We’re delighted to have been shortlisted for a CIPR Pride Award in the Best Newspaper/Magazine category. Winners will be announced at the end of November.
Best wishes
Emma Kilvert

What's in the October issue




Graduation Feature

  • Educating Frank
    Comedian Frank Skinner on how learning changed his life
  • Cooking class
    Honorary award recipient Nigel Slater returns to his roots




What's on guide

  • Events coming up at the University.


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