Emergency Management & Resilience Centre

Where innovative teaching, research and practice combine

The Emergency Management & Resilience Centre (EMRC) continue to provide high quality university courses.  These are ideal for those looking for career advancement, seeking to move into an emergency planning, business continuity, disaster management, or other resilience related career.  These courses aim to enhance your professional credibility and employability; will develop your personal and professional practice; and provide you with knowledge and understanding of essential concepts, up-to-date research and evolving practice both within the UK and internationally.

Over time the development of related courses, research and practice engagement across the University of Wolverhampton has opened up opportunities to engage with others and provide a wider offering. The portals below provide links and access to a wide range of activities linked to emergency management across the University of Wolverhampton.


I'm pleased to announce that recruitment to our new Postgraduate Certificate and MSc Emergency Management & Resilience courses starting in October 2023 is now open for applications. This is a fully updated course founded on and replacing our previous and very popular MSc Emergency Planning, Resilience & Response course. You can view the details of the course here and if you have any questions or wish to discuss your options please do contact me directly.

These revised courses take a particular focus on our developing field in a changing world and in the repercussions of ongoing and challenging world.  We especially focus on underpinning emergency management frameworks, the challenges of learning lessons, developments in societal resilience, identifying and managing risk and continually strive towards further professionalisation within our field.  The emerging field of Disaster Science, which is starting to provide a much needed identify for emergency management locally and globally, provides a clear cornerstone which provides a solid, if developing, foundation for these courses.

Whilst our main focus is on applying knowledge to UK emergency management and resilience, that knowledge comes from sources worldwide.  We take a complete view of emergency management to further the preparedness, response and recovery arrangements within the UK and so this course, whilst relevant to everyone worldwide, will be of particular interest and use for Emergency Management professionals within the UK, or those aspiring to move into such a role.


Part two of the Manchester Arena was published on the 3rd November 2022 concerning the preparedness and response of each emergency service following the explosion on 22nd May 2017.

You can read the full report at https://manchesterarenainquiry.org.uk/volume-two-report/.

Professor David Proverbs talks us through some of the contributing factors to flooding in the UK - including climate change and a rapid increase in urbanisation. 

The Emergency Planner Apprenticeship programme is currently being developed and the consultation is now closed.  However, you can view details of the consultation here.

For more information or if you wish to engage the Trailblazer Group please contact Emma-Jane Beattie, Emergency Planning Manager at the Shrewsbury and telford Hospitals NHS Trust at emma-jane.beattie@nhs.net.

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