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International Academy News & Events

2016 News and Events

    • International Academy has teamed up with partner organisations across Europe to develop a new programme called Assess Well. It targets people in the wellness sector who do not have English as a first language.
    • University picks up Express and Star's Business of the Year Award
    • 24 July - 7 August: Join us for a two week celebration of learning and culture at the Wolverhampton Summer School 2016
    • Satisfaction rates among students at the University of Wolverhampton are at their highest ever level according to the results of a new national survey. Find out more
    • International Academy staff visit Cyprus International Education & Career Exhibition 19/02/16
    • Visit from the Centre for African Entrepreneurship and Leadership (CAEL)
    • International Academy staff visit Japan, Taiwan and South Korea 03/03/16
    • First Newsletter for Assesswell Project
    • The International Fair was a great success.  Check our Facebook pages to find out more https://www.facebook.com/wlvia/
    • The International Academy will soon be providing IELTS Preparation courses for students who want to reach IELTS 6.0 and 7.0. IELTS 7 is required by professional registration bodies (such as the Nursing and Midwifery Council) and enables you to apply for undergraduate and postgraduate study. Find out more www.wlv.ac.uk/ielts
    • The International Academy attended the 4th meeting of all the partners involved in the ELVETE project, which took place in Porto, Portugal this week. The meeting went well with some clear actions for everyone between now and the end of the project. For more information on the project please see the project website: www.elvete.eu
    • The Wolverhampton Summer School and Partner Celebratory fortnight 2016 is providing a fantastic experience for our students. 
    • International students celebrate the Summer School 2016, IELTS launch and Anniversary BBQ at Priorslee Hall  Find out more and see the Press Release
    • ELVETTE recently held the second focus group in Bulgaria that was also recorded on video and broadcasted on the Bulgarian TV SAT COM. Find out more https://www.facebook.com/groups/664889660329021/
    • The International Academy was pleased to welcome visitors from the English UK Central Familiarisation Trip on 01/09/16. The programme included a tour of Telford Innovation Campus and presentations were given by Angela Molinari, Acting Principal, Adam Yardley, Short Course Course Leader and Rachel Henley, Business Development & Project Manager at the International Academy, University of Wolverhampton. Find out more https://www.facebook.com/wlvia/
    • The International Academy welcomed a visit from the University of Wolverhampton's Regional Officers on 07/09/16.
    • The Business Development & Project Manager from the International Academy, University of Wolverhampton visited Brussels on the 13th September and delivered a presentation on the ‘English for Fun’ project. The meeting was a European-wide event hosted by the European Regions Research & Innovation Network (ERRIN).
    • The International Academy has welcomed 26 International Foundation Year students from around the world on the 27/09/16.The course prepares students for their next level of study.  Find out more about the IFY course.
    • The International Academy has welcomed groups of talented Italian students to the Summer School 2016. These students have taken part in option animation and professional communication classes. Find out more and see some of their work  https://www.facebook.com/wlvia/
    • We have two new Extended International Foundation Year courses starting at the International Academy which we feel are exciting additions to our current course offerings. The programmes allow students to complete this IFY programme on a single CAS, undertaking specialist English language skills training as well as modules available on the current International Foundation Year. Find out more at https://www.wlv.ac.uk/…/extended-international-foundation-…/
    • The Vet4StartUp workshop went really well on the 15.11.16. All the attendees enjoyed the seminars on how to start a business and network effectively. Rachel Henley, Business Development and Project Manager for the International Academy also gave an introductory talk about the Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) for entrepreneurs. Find out more about Vet4StartUp
    • The International Academy welcomed members of the English UK Central (EUKC) on the 15th November 2016. Members were given a guided tour of Priorslee Hall, our student accommodation and Telford Innovation Campus facilities.
    • The ELVETE Final Multiplier Conference, took place in Brussels on the 29th November 2016. The conference was a forum to present the results of 3 years of work, looking at ‘employer-led vocational education’ across Europe. Over 50 people attended the conference with representatives from around 20 different countries where they discussed how employers are involved in setting the curriculum for vocational education. For more details about the conference, email ELVETE@wlv.ac.uk
    • The International Academy represented the University of Wolverhampton at the Routes into Languages, Translation and Interpreting Conference held on the 30th November 2016. We found it to be a very interesting and worthwhile conference for all attendees who took part. Employer, Student and Alumni Panels were held throughout the day with speakers from the European Commission, the British Translation Industry and GCHQ. Taster sessions were held during the afternoon and the event was aimed at Sixth Form and Undergraduate Students who are thinking of a career in the translation and interpreting industry.  Find out more www.facebook.com/wlvia
    • Our International Foundation Year students have joined us from across the globe.  Find out more about how the IFY course will help them progress to undergraduate degree study at the University of Wolverhampton.
    • The Refugee and Migrant Centre (RMC) was named as one of five winners by the Guardian Newspaper in December after being shortlisted from over 900, small and medium sized charities across the UK.  The International Academy is very proud to have been involved in this project which  is a partnership between: Wolverhampton Refugee & Migrant Centre (WRMC), University of Wolverhampton (International Academy), University of Wolverhampton Chaplaincy and Transforming Communities Together (a partnership between the Urban Church Fund and Lichfield Diocese). The aim of the project was to provide English language courses for Asylum seekers, refugees and migrants who are living in or near Wolverhampton, and access support through WRMC.
    • We welcomed visitors to the International Academy from our International Centre and Hubei Provincial Education Department on Tuesday 17/01/17. These delegates were given a tour of our facilities and a presentation from Mr A Yardley, Short Courses Course Leader, which focused on our Teacher Development, Summer School, Pre-sessional, International Foundation Year and Post Graduate courses.Mr Dong-You, Deputy Director-General of Hebei Provincial Education Department presented Mr A MacDonald, International Foundation Year Course Leader, with a beautiful gift and we look forward to developing this educational relationship and progressing international cooperation in the future. https://www.wlv.ac.uk/ia










2015 News and Events

2017 News and Events

  • Wolverhampton Experience 2017 (TNE): 23rd July - 6th August
  • The International Academy Summer School  - 3rd July - 1st September 2017
  • The ELVETE Multiplier Event took place in Italy on the 8th of February and was broadcast live over the web! Find out more https://youtu.be/RlcMjTffBH4
  • We took part in the Career Development Week in February with an organised trip to Liverpool and attendance at the Careers Fair.
  • On March 10th Jose Martinez, Language Co-ordinator, University of Wolverhampton, Monica Cozzone and Amanda Giles attended the Routes into Languages Year 9 Language day at City Campus. This event promoted languages for local school childen with inspirational talks from local business executives and a marketing activity related directly to language learning and its relevance to business.
  • Julie Humble and Amanda Giles have taken part in the Assess Well project 3rd Partner Meeting in Italy on the 21st March 2017.  This meeting aims to enhance links with project partners and enable successful project activity.
  • Mr Adam Yardley is visiting universities in China and South Korea to promote the International Academy courses, re-establish links with universities we have historic relationships with and visit our Regional Office Representative Mr Bob Zhang .  Whilst visiting he will be giving presentations and promoting the Summer School programmes at the International Academy which have proven to be a continued success.  Find out more about our Summer School programmes www.wlv.ac.uk/summerschools.
  • Mr Alistair MacDonald will be supervising the Wolverhampton English Proficiency Examinations in China during the week 15/04/17- 31/04/17.  He will be visiting Shenzen, Guangzhou, Kunming, Chengdu, Changsha, Xiangtan, Xiaogan, Luoyang, Lanzhou, Tianshui and Changchun.  Find out more about the Wolverhampton English Proficiency Test.
  • Our new IELTS Preparation courses start on the 25th April 2017.  Find out more www.wlv.ac.uk/ielts
  • Our Pre-sessional English and Academic Skills Elementary course has become shorter with new start dates to enable entry to degree courses starting in January.
  • If you want to find out more about English Language provision at the International Academy why not come to our Free Information Evening on Thursday 29th June 2017, 6.00pm - 7.30 pm. Take a look at the leaflet for the Information Evening for English Language Courses (PDF 144K, Downloads file)
  • Mr Dilwyn Owen is currently teaching Pre-sessional English at the Longre School, Changsha, China to enable students to progress onto degree courses at the University of Wolverhampton.  07/07/17 Find out more  www.facebook.com/wlvia and take a look at our Press Release
  • The International Academy was pleased to receive a visit from the members of the EUKC pre-ALPHE fam trip group on the 01/09/17.  These representatives received talks and tours from Ms Angela Molinari, Acting Principal of the International Academy and Mr Adam Yardley, Short Courses Course Leader.
  • We have had a fantastic experience with all of our Summer School students this year who have come from Nepal, Japan, China, South Korea, Finland, Spain, Senegal, Germany and Italy to take part in our varied and cultural and Educational programme.  Take a look at our Press Releases.
  • The European partners taking part in the ‘Assess Well’ project visited the International Academy on the 26th and 27th September.  These five organisations from Spain, Germany and Italy work in the wellness sector and are developing a new vocational course focused on teaching technical English for those working in Spa Management and the delivery of Spa treatments such as facials and massage services. Find out more about the Assess Well project and take a look at the latest Press Release.
  • Adam Yardley, Short Courses Course Leader recently visited China on the 12th and 13th of October with Quinhua Guo, Managing Director of Education to promote courses across the University of Wolverhampton.