University first to make government commitment
The University has made a public commitment to support to our Armed Forces by signing a Corporate Covenant to coincide with other events in the region to celebrate Armed Forces’ Day.
The Corporate Covenant is a Government led initiative and includes a pledge to support service personnel and their families in areas of life including education, medical matters, accommodation, and family employment.
Whilst Corporate Covenants have been signed my many businesses across the country, the University of Wolverhampton is the first higher education institution to do so.
Former Lieutenant Colonel, Helen Lloyd Wildman, the University Registrar and Secretary at the University of Wolverhampton, was presented with a Veterans’ Award on Armed Forces’ Day last month.
Helen said: “As a veteran myself, I understand the complexities of Army life and the challenges they bring not just to the serving soldier or officer but to their families too.
“At the University of Wolverhampton, we recognise those challenges and we are dedicated to going that extra mile to remove barriers to study and to provide military students and their families with every opportunity to pursue their educational goals and to realise their ambitions.”
The University is currently running a successful business start-up programme for the families of service personnel, funded from the LIBOR fund, enabling participants to start up their own businesses, which can then be transported from place to place, as the service member is relocated.
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Date Issued: 15 July 2014
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