We are delighted to be planting a significant number of trees and hedgerow plants this winter; this planting will extend habitats and create wildlife corridors. Find out more about how we are ‘leading by example’ in biodiversity.
With increased pressure on businesses to be flexible, resilient, increase efficiency and to meet sustainability goals there is an unprecedented need for new skills in the workforce. WMG has launched the Skills Centre, offering an ever changing and growing range of courses to meet current and future industry and business needs. The Centre is launching with seven new courses in innovative technologies ranging from energy systems, intelligent vehicles, digital and manufacturing.
The first stage of the Warwick Institute of Engagement’s (WIE) collaboration and co-production fund has been completed. Awards of up to £3,000 were available to support activities that focus on building new, or strengthening existing, relationships, with local, regional, and national community partners, groups or organisations. See the selected 4 awardees and find out more about their projects.
External: Farewell to the 'warm, energetic and good natured' Warwick University lecturer who did so much for the Leamington music scene
Tributes have been paid to the late Dr Iain Smith by his family and the friends who he made through his work in academia and his love of music
Congratulations to Andrew McIntosh, selected as this year's Community winner! Discover all #WarwickAutumn social media winners and hear feedback from local professional photographer and expert, Jamie Gray.
Hear from Shannon Stevenson, Community Communications Executive and Coventry local, in her latest blog.
Matthew Thompson, a Warwick Medical School student who volunteered at Nuneaton's George Eliot Hospital, used specialist equipment to take photographs of staff in their working environment in the summer of 2020. He did this to illustrate the range of people involved in the care of patients during the pandemic, and has now had the portraits put on display as a photography exhibition at the hospital.
We caught up with Matt Raw, the artist commissioned to turn a huge section the outer wall by the main entrance of the brand-new Faculty of building into a beautiful mural. Matt’s ceramic artwork, which is now complete after three years, is called Faith in the Miraculous. It reflects everything we hope the new building will help bring to life – collaboration, creativity and innovation. Learn more.
The new Faculty of Arts building will open its doors on 6th December to students, staff and the public and will put collaboration and engagement at the heart of a new campus 'cultural quarter'. The new building provides an interdisciplinary learning and research space and will also host events and exhibitions open to all. Learn more about this new, exciting development!
A new role has been created in WMG, University of Warwick, entitled 'The Lord Bhattacharyya Chair in Education', to continue the late Lord Bhattacharyya's legacy enhancing WMG’s academic expertise in the understanding, development and teaching of engineering and manufacturing internationally.
Yesterday there was an incident at Sherbourne accommodation on campus. Three people were involved, and it resulted in one of them being taken to hospital with what are thought to be non life-threatening injuries. The individual is in a stable condition. The incident was isolated, it has now concluded and the police are investigating.
Please be advised the A46 north bound exit slip road will be closed overnight on the 18 November 2021 between 20:00 and 06:00 to allow works to be carried out in the area in preparation for the arrival of bridge beams later this month.
A46 Stoneleigh Junction - bridge beam delivery - CLOSURE OF A46 - Saturday 27 & Sunday 28 November 2021
On the morning of Saturday 27 November at 00:01, both north and south bound carriageways on the A46 are to be closed between Thickthorn island at Kenilworth and Stivichall interchange at Coventry. This closure will remain in place until the evening of Sunday 28 November.
TeenTech City of Tomorrow will see Coventry school children make a city of recyclable household items, with help from researchers at WMG, University of Warwick who will teach them all about sustainability. A select few ideas – buildings and technology- will then be exhibited at the Coventry Transport Museum.
We welcomed the Bolivian president to campus last week, a Warwick Alumnus in Economics who inspired a group of gathering students, answering their questions about his studies and time at Warwick. You can find out more and watch the interview.
Open to all, we will be holding our annual act of remembrance on the Piazza this Armistice Day 11 November from 10:45am. You can also join us on Remembrance Sunday 14 November and watch the Big Screen streaming the coverage of the Remembrance Day commemorations at the Cenotaph in Whitehall.
Do you have any old, unused, personal laptops that you no longer use? Older laptops can be converted into Chromebooks and the aim of this project is to provide as many converted Chromebooks as possible to Afghan refugee families living in the local area.
Join us, in person or online, for a day of inspiration, networking, innovation and catching up. We will have lots to show you – our space is newly refurbished and ready for innovating! We also have a new Esports space and kit, Incubator and Accelerator programmes and spaces, and you can meet the team too!
Dr Rob Howes, Director of the Rosalind Franklin Laboratory, has been appointed as honorary Warwick Medical School Professor
The Rosalind Franklin Laboratory aims to create and upskill scientists with a programme of training and, with close links to universities, inspire a new generation to choose a career in STEM. Find out more about the partnership.
Congratulations to the student Warwick Human Powered Submarine Team who were recognised for their work on Godiva Submarine at the International Submarine Races.
New business Accelerator hub to support and empower students, local entrepreneurs, and local business owners
NatWest and the University of Warwick are opening a new business Accelerator hub on the University’s campus, with the focus on supporting and empowering students, local entrepreneurs, and local business owners to grow their businesses. Applications are now open for local businesses and students to join the first cohort, starting in January.
We’ve been invited to send a delegation to the COP26 summit in Glasgow in recognition of our efforts pointing the way ahead on sustainability.
Jim Eaves, the University's very own Executive Chef from Warwick Conferences, has been recognised as a Culinary Hero for his work and volunteering efforts during the pandemic. He was one of 44 chefs who got nominated for the Craft Guild of Chefs: Culinary Awards, all being recognised for the work of chefs across the country who have worked tirelessly to put people and their community first.
Hear from Nigel Driffield, a Warwick world-leading researcher who has helped bring £1 billion of investment to Birmingham, inspired by the mass unemployment of 1980s to help make a difference, seeing economics as a force to improve people's lives.
In the next local history series, Jill Kashi of Westwood Heath History Group shares research on the history of Tocil House Farm.
Local residents of Coventry and Warwickshire are invited to equip themselves with the skills to save a life thanks to University of Warwick students who are holding a public CPR awareness event to mark #RestartAHeart day on Saturday 16 October.
The success of Warwick Scholars, a social mobility scheme that addresses the barriers to attainment, progression, and success by enabling students from the least socially mobile communities to reach their academic potential and thrive during their studies at the university, has been recognised at an awards ceremony held at the House of Lords.
Delegates will engage directly with Warwick researchers working at the forefront of developing interdisciplinary ways to help address the challenges of sustainability across our region. Find out more.
It's World Space Week!
World Space Week is an international celebration of science and technology and their contribution to making our world a better place.
Find out how Coventry Very Light Rail (VLR) took a major step forward on 24 September as Coventry City Council and Warwick Manufacturing Group, University of Warwick showcased a breakthrough new track design which aims to drive down the costs associated with the installation of urban light rail.
We aim to share information about local roadworks activity that may cause disruption to people travelling to and from campus.
You may want to be aware of these roadworks in the coming weeks, when planning your journey to campus.
The University of Warwick has been recognised as the best university in the UK for teaching quality by The Good University Guide, the internationally respected British university rankings guide published by The Sunday Times.
We were also recognised as runner up University of the Year.
This week we’re celebrating the opening of our new Esports Centre with a special two-day celebration of all things esports. The centre will help build on the success of Warwick’s esport competitors, who this year retained the title of UK Esports University of the Year for the third time in succession. Find out more.
Over the summer, four of our PhD students begin their three-month placements at the Rosalind Franklin Laboratory (the ‘Megalab’ in Leamington Spa), as part of its new pilot scheme to support the prestigious Midlands Integrative Bioscience Training Partnership (MIBTP).
Prof. Lord Bhattacharyya building named one of the UK’s best new buildings in RIBA 2021 National Awards
The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) has today (Thursday 9 September) announced the 54 winners of the 2021 RIBA National Awards for architecture, which includes the Professor Lord Bhattacharyya building, home to NAIC (National Automotive Innovation Centre) at WMG, University of Warwick. Find out more.
Micromobility refers to small lightweight efficient vehicles, which can be used to make short distance journeys. The future of micromobility is incredibly topical, and to bring together all aspects of it WMG, at the University of Warwick, hosted the UK’s first live micromobility event. The event not only saw the demonstration of many new exciting and existing micromobility vehicles from e-scooters to e-cargo bikes, but also outlined the opportunities for the UK to lead this sector in battery development and recycling, human factors and behavioural change, materials development and more.
There will be overnight road closures of the A46 between Monday 6th September - Thursday 9th September to install the narrow lanes, subject to the progress of the Highways England’s resurfacing scheme on the A46 between M40 junction 15 and Leek Wootton. Find out more.
West Midlands Cycle Hire is coming to University of Warwick, linking our campus into a network of 1500 hire bikes and 170 docking stations across the region.
Coventry City of Culture Trust is looking for 10 individuals or groups who have a passion for their local area and its residents.
They can offer you the resources, training and support you need to bring your ideas to life.
- Do you have a great idea for a project that will benefit your community?
- Do you organise activities that bring people together in your area?
- Can you bring community members together to co-create a project?
- Would you like to gain the skills and confidence to turn your idea into a reality?
Visit the City of Culture webpages for more details and information on how to apply.
Between 31 August and 7 December, roadworks are planned to take place on Westwood Heath Road between the two junctions of Ten Shilling Drive and Roughknowles Road. Coventry City Council have indicated that there may be 2 way or 3 way temporary traffic lights at times during these works— delays are possible.