This article was written by Diane Tolley who lives in Canley and is chair of the neighbourhood stakeholders group.
In Memoriam - Queen Elizabeth II
The University of Warwick joins with communities around the world to express our deep sorrow at the death of Her Majesty The Queen.
Like many universities in the UK, the University of Warwick was granted its Royal Charter of Incorporation in 1965 by Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II, and our flags are at half-mast to pay our respects and honour her memory.
The WMG Outreach and SME teams, at the University of Warwick, were pleased to lend their support to the Herbert Art Gallery & Museum, for a unique project inspired by Coventry artist and campaigner, Daniel Lismore. The gallery hosted a series of masterclasses challenging local community groups to create their own mannequins using the techniques and skills adopted by Daniel in his recent exhibition ‘Be Yourself, Everyone Else is Taken.’
Professor Dieter Wolke from the University of Warwick’s Department of Psychology will be bestowed with the rare accolade of an Honorary Doctorate from the University of Helsinki.
The University of Warwick is organising this one-day conference to discuss the global consequences of Russia’s War in Ukraine, for the sustainability of the planet. The ongoing war unleashed by Russia in February 2022 does not only have devastating consequences for Ukraine, but also has a significant impact on the rest of the world. Register now!
The flashing of a nearby star has drawn a team of astronomers including the University of Warwick to a new and mysterious system 3,000 light years from Earth. Astronomers know of about two dozen black widow binaries in the Milky Way. This newest candidate, named ZTF J1406+1222, has the shortest orbital period yet identified, with the pulsar and companion star circling each other every 62 minutes. The system is unique in that it appears to host a third, far-flung star that orbits around the two inner stars every 10,000 years.
Learn more about this discovery and how it was found.
In the next local history series, Jill Kashi of Westwood Heath History Group shares research on the history connections linked to Tocil House Farm.
Our research has been recognised with two Horizon Prizes, which celebrate the most exciting, contemporary chemical science at the cutting edge of research and innovation, while a Warwick chemist is the recipient of a Research and Innovation Prize, which celebrate brilliant individuals across industry and academia.
Thank you to everyone who came to the official opening of the Faculty of Arts Building and subsequent FAB Fest celebration on Friday 20 May. The afternoon was a wonderful example of engagement and creativity as we celebrated all that is unique about the arts at Warwick and establishing our commitment to raising the profile of arts in our community and making it accessible to new audiences.
As part of the summer parking arrangement to support celebrations on campus, Cryfield Village car park will be closed from midnight on the 8th June. Please refer to our where to parkLink opens in a new windowLink opens in a new window map for alternative parking arrangements.
Manufacturing businesses gathered at the University of Warwick’s Wellesbourne Campus last month to hear from Matt Western MP, Chair of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Electric and Automated Vehicles.
Due to the scale and activity from many activities happening on campus, please note that there will be some impact on travel and access. There will be reduced parking on campus between 5 July - 16 August. Thank you for your understanding and support in what will be an incredibly busy but exciting period for our University. We have created this hub to keep everyone informed and we will be updating it regularly.
For the third year running we’re proud to share how our Grounds team will be participating in the Plantlife’s No Mow May initiative and leaving areas of grassland to grow throughout the summer months.
The University of Warwick is one of the UK’s academic research powerhouses - 92% of our research is ‘world leading or internationally excellent’, according to a panel of global experts.
The University of Warwick are proud collaborators of the Coventry City Languages project that aims to celebrate and promote all the languages spoken in the city of Coventry. The local community project has been named 'Parliament UK Community Campaign of the Year' in the Your UK Parliament Awards 2022.
Tickets are now on sale for the Pint of Science Festival, taking place 9-11 May. Featuring talks from Warwick staff and students exploring all things science, the festival will be taking place across Coventry and Warwickshire. Find out more and take part!
Reducing patients’ breathing efforts could be key to success of non-invasive respiratory support in COVID-19 patients
Working with an international team of leading intensive care clinicians, engineering researchers at the University of Warwick have used computational modelling to show that non-invasive respiratory support is more likely to be successful if it allows significant reductions in patients’ breathing efforts.
As we were blown away by your entries to our annual #WarwickAutumn photography and videography competition, we decided to launch another one this spring! Yes, #WarwickSpring2022 is here, and we can’t wait to see all your beautiful creations.
Get out and about, take in the fresh air and get snapping those spring scenes to be in with the chance of winning one of 6 LovetoShop Vouchers.
Find out how to enter and get involved.
We are delighted to welcome back to campus Coventry's Paralympian and History student, Kare Adenegan, as we host the official homecoming celebration ceremony at the Sports and Wellness Hub after Kare won two silver medals at the postponed Tokyo Paralympics 2020 in the T34 wheelchair 100m and 800m events.
Pupils from Bablake and King Henry VIII School were invited to attend the celebratory event as this is where Kare went to school previously. She delivered an inspiring speech followed by taking part in a Q&A session, allowing the children to ask her some questions about her life leading up to becoming a professional athlete, her inspiring story behind why she wanted to become an athlete and to even discuss the innovation behind her wheelchair used for racing.
The University of Warwick and Warwick District Council join forces as leaders from both organisations plated a new tree this week on the University's campus to mark Her Majesty The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee. Find out more.
Rate Your Landlord has now launched at the University of Warwick, Warwick Students’ Union and Unipol Student Homes, with students, landlords, staff, local authority officers and councillors all coming together to build support and celebrate the best landlords in our area. Overall, this will help students make good informed decisions about their next home.
Hear from Robbie Chandler, Warwick Alumnus and Health Manager for Coventry City's Football Club's charity arm, Sky Blues as he talks about how the University of Warwick helped him fulfil his drive to help others and support local communities in Coventry and Warwickshire.
Slice of Science is a free hands-on science event for all the family being held at the University of Warwick Oculus Building this Sunday 13 March, 12pm - 4pm. Find out more.
Following the opening of three new plush cinema screens, the arrival of a vibrant new café bar and restaurant at Warwick Arts Centre completes the final phase of the four-year redevelopment project. Situated in the foyer, the stunning Benugo will open daily from 9am-11pm, serving award-winning carbon-neutral coffee and food. Find out more.
It's Green Week! Discover the events open to all this year and learn more about sustainability and how you can help.
Representatives from University of Warwick (United Kingdom) and the University of Waterloo (Canada) are exploring ways in which each of their flourishing esports activities can be enriched by trans-Atlantic international collaboration. One area of focus will be the upcoming Commonwealth Games which will be hosted in Birmingham UK this summer, with esports included as a pilot event during the Games.
Clean Transport Accelerator launched by NatWest and University of Warwick to help SMEs fast-track their innovations
With transport being the largest carbon emitting sector in the UK, a partnership between NatWest and WMG at the University of Warwick has led to the launch of the Clean Transport Accelerator. It will support businesses which are part of the mobility sector to develop products and services that will play their part in achieving the UK’s net-zero goals.
The University of Warwick (UK) has announced that it will review all its links to Russian State institutions — with a view to terminating contracts where possible — in a bold statement of support for Ukraine from the Vice Chancellor and President, Professor Stuart Croft.
Unfortunately, we have identified some ash trees that need to be felled as they are suffering with ash dieback. Work needs to be carried out as soon as possible to prevent them from deteriorating further and before bird nesting season. This work will be taking place on Friday 18 February 2022, 10am-3pm. The trees are in Tocil Wood, situated along the edge of the cycleway/pathway that runs between the main campus and Gibbet Hill.
In collaboration with Loughborough’s School of Business and Economics, WMG from the University of Warwick will be working with West Midlands Mayor Andy Street to reduce the amount of industrial CO2 in the Black Country.
Pupils and staff from six local schools were welcomed onto our campus to attend an outreach event, hosted by our Widening Participation team. The event was designed to break down perceived barriers, challenge myths about university, and encourage young people to aim high. To help inspire the event, record-breaking runner Nick Butter gave an inspiring talk about his mission to run a marathon in every country in the world and the adventures that he had along the way.
Working in collaboration with the University of Warwick, EY’s independent charity have supported and provided a group of year 12 students in the Midlands with a unique and valuable learning experience, working at the University of Warwick's newly rejuvenated Arts Centre as part of the Smart Future’s Business Experience programme earlier this year.
Take a closer look at some of our Resonate projects and see how they illustrate some of the valuable partnerships we have formed with our local community.
We’re pleased to announce that we have won the Bronze Hedgehog Friendly Campus Award for our efforts, which include building hedgehog houses and bug hotels, litter picking, raising awareness online and on campus and reminding the Grounds team to check for hedgehogs before any work takes place. Find out how you can get involved and help us to achieve Silver accreditation.
During some recent works, our Estates team adapted a suite of rooms to create accommodation for disabled students and their carers to provide an accessible and independent living space. We already have a student making use of this facility, and we hope that this suite will provide a happy home at Warwick for many disabled students to come. Take a look at our new accessible accommodation.
Congratulations to second year Politics and Sociology student, Katie Barber who was invited for an internship earlier in the year, which has led to her appointment to the Board of Trustees. University of Warwick Politics and Economics Graduate, Catriona Heyworth has also been recognised for her successful internship, volunteering for seven weeks with the charity leading on Equality, Diversity and Inclusion.
We've been involved in the ‘Pack for Good’ campaign since 2013, encouraging students to leave unwanted items in designated clothes banks when they are packing. Our students raised £46,928 for the British Heart Foundation (BHF) in 2021, contributing towards our grand total of raising £738,934 for the charity. This money will help fund research into heart disease, stroke, vascular dementia and diabetes.
We've made changes to parking services on campus to create a better, more sustainable and flexible parking experience. We’ve introduced Automatic Number Plate Recognition (ANPR) in all main campus car parks and a new easy to use parking payment app. We’ve also extended evening parking hours (5pm - 8am). These changes will make parking on campus simpler and easier to use, as well as helping us build on our sustainability commitments.