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Building a local business with support from Warwick’s Creative Futures Incubator programme

We chatted with Beth and Dom from Common Story about their business, their experience with the University of Warwick’s Creative Futures Incubator and life at 1 Mill Street, now that they’re coming to the end of their time in the incubator’s first cohort.

Tue 02 Mar 2021, 18:00 | Tags: hp-newsfeed, Warwickshire

We hear from a local M-Bee-A graduate

Burton Green resident Alan Deeley shares his journey from MBA student to community beekeeper on the Warwick campus.

Thu 22 Apr 2021, 18:00

Happy Earth Day 2021

Hear from some of our staff and students on what sustainability means to them and how they are making positive impact on helping the environment and reducing waste.

Thu 22 Apr 2021, 10:07 | Tags: Community Region

City Nature Challenge

Coventry will be taking part in the City Nature Challenge for the first time this year and we are encouraging people to get involved on campus and in the local area. Between 30th April and 3rd May naturalists, bird watchers, conservation groups and keen wildlife spotters from over 400 cities worldwide will be out and about recording the nature in their local areas so why don’t you join them?

Thu 22 Apr 2021, 09:59 | Tags: Community Region

Exploring the history of the local area

Jill Kashi introduces some of her research with Westwood Heath History Group; they’re looking at the Westwood area, which includes the University campus. Find out more.

Thu 22 Apr 2021, 09:55 | Tags: Community Region


University Pay by Mobile: Temporary reduction in parking charges

From the 19th April - 30th June, the Full Day tariff between Monday - Friday for the University’s Pay By Mobile service will be at the reduced rate of £3.50. More information about car parking can be found on an ongoing basis on the Car Parking webpages.


Warwick team win University Challenge Grand Final

Warwick’s University Challenge team has won the 2021 University Challenge Grand Final!

Mon 12 Apr 2021, 16:04 | Tags: hp-newsfeed

Funding for new research to deliver cleaner and greener chemicals

Researchers have been awarded funding to work with a global leader in the speciality chemicals industry to create cleaner and greener chemical processing methods for everyday products in a bid to help the government meet its carbon neutral targets.

Mon 12 Apr 2021, 16:03 | Tags: hp-newsfeed

Supporting the wellbeing of dads of disabled children

A group of Coventry and Warwickshire dads have created a set of online videos to help fathers of disabled children be the best dads that they can be.

Mon 12 Apr 2021, 16:03 | Tags: hp-newsfeed

Warwick students join huge volunteering effort at Coventry Foodbank 

Just before the Easter weekend, two conscientious groups of Warwick students joined forces with other members of the local community to volunteer for Coventry Foodbank, helping to pack 3,100 food parcels to ensure local vulnerable families don’t go hungry this Easter.

Thu 01 Apr 2021, 18:25 | Tags: Community Region hp-newsfeed Coventry

Warwick in top 10% of English universities for “Public and community engagement” and top 20% for “Working with Business”

The Government’s new Knowledge Exchange Framework (KEF) report published today, Wednesday 31st March 2021, shows that, in among universities and higher education providers in England, Warwick is in the top 10% for “Public and community engagement” and the top 20% for “Working with business”.

Thu 01 Apr 2021, 16:05 | Tags: Community Region

You can apply for a Community Partnership Grant

Applications of up to £1000 are now open for Coventry based community groups and organisations seeking to develop and deliver events or projects in partnership with University of Warwick staff and students, as part of UK City of Culture 2021.

Thu 01 Apr 2021, 15:22 | Tags: Community Region City of Culture

Gordon Strachan brings one of UK’s most successful football education programmes to the University

The Strachan Football Foundation, one of the UK’s most successful football education programmes, has announced today, Wednesday 31st March 2021, that it is to move its growing programme of sporting and educational support for young people to the extensive and world class sports facilities at the University of Warwick.

Wed 31 Mar 2021, 10:41 | Tags: Community Region

WATCH: How our research tackles the big issues affecting today’s rapidly changing world, and is helping create a brighter, healthier and more sustainable future for all of us

Through our research we’re helping deliver major impact across a number of areas – from supporting the government’s Covid-19 response, to mental health, cancer diagnosis, improving equality in the arts and improving job quality. Discover how we're working on the future with this video.

Mon 29 Mar 2021, 13:55 | Tags: Community hp-newsfeed West Midlands Region

Gibbet Hill PV panels installation: Site Set Up Notification

Evo will be on site from the 12-17 April installing PV panels on the roof of the building. Access is needed to make the final connection into the substation, although we would anticipate this being done on a weekend to minimise disruption. Find out more.

Sat 27 Mar 2021, 09:51 | Tags: Community

Coventry's Very Light Rail Vehicle now ready for testing

Over the last two years researchers from Warwick Manufacturing Group (WMG) from the University of Warwick and TDi Ltd, have been designing and building the new Coventry Very Light Rail vehicle for Coventry City Council, which will see an electric powered, zero-emissions, lightweight, rail-based public transport system arrive in Coventry. The vehicle is being moved from NP Aerospace in the city for some static software testing before moving to a dedicated track at BCIMO in Dudley.

Fri 26 Mar 2021, 09:23 | Tags: Region

Coventry volunteers join forces to pack 3,100 food parcels to ensure city children do not go hungry this Easter

EXTERNAL LINK TO COVENTRY OBSERVER: 32 Warwick students volunteered at the foodbank on Tuesday 23 March and packed 725 food parcels that will be going out to local families with children who receive free school meals over the Easter break.
Thu 25 Mar 2021, 10:57 | Tags: hp-newsfeed

Opening our new Interdisciplinary Biomedical Research Building

The IBRB is now complete, bringing to life the University’s commitment to delivering world-leading research in neuroscience, microbiology and infection, cell biology, and disease models. Learn more about this impressive new building and hear from some of the people who'll be using it.

Thu 25 Mar 2021, 07:40 | Tags: Community Region

HS2 Fund supports Warwick Arts Centre 20:20 project

Warwick Arts Centre has been successful in its bid to the HS2 Community and Environment Fund (CEF) and have secured £250,000 towards their Warwick 20:20 project.

Fri 19 Mar 2021, 12:00 | Tags: hp-newsfeed

30 Warwick students qualify for finals of Elon Musk’s tunnelling competition

A team of 30 Warwick students – known as the Warwick Boring team – are headed to Los Angeles this summer to take part in Elon Musk’s tunnelling competition organised by The Boring Company.

Fri 19 Mar 2021, 09:48 | Tags: hp-newsfeed

Vaccination programme in Coventry and Warwickshire boosted by medical students

Trainee doctors at Warwick Medical School continue are putting their passion for patients to use during the pandemic as they assist with efforts to get the people of Coventry and Warwickshire vaccinated against Covid-19.

Wed 17 Mar 2021, 16:00 | Tags: hp-newsfeed, Leamington Spa, Coventry

Our Warwick students helping French senior citizens beat loneliness in lockdown

Hear from students from the School of Modern Languages and Cultures, supporting the French elderly in lockdown by chatting to them virtually online.

Wed 17 Mar 2021, 10:20 | Tags: Community

Temporary construction on Gibbet Hill Road: Monday 22 March

On Monday 22 March, McVeigh will be on site constructing a ramp adjacent to Warwick Business School on Gibbet Hill Road for six weeks. Find out more.

Mon 15 Mar 2021, 10:40 | Tags: Community Region

Can you spare an old unused laptop to help a local school?

We've got a team of Technology Volunteers ready to inspect, wipe and repurpose old laptops to help local school pupils without adequate access to technology. Find out how to support this great project.

Thu 11 Mar 2021, 16:14 | Tags: Community Region hp-newsfeed

Our amazing student volunteers

See some examples of what our students have been doing locally and find out who to contact if you would like to recruit some volunteers for a project in the community.
Wed 10 Mar 2021, 13:30 | Tags: Community

An exciting update about Warwick Arts Centre

Newly unveiled artist's impressions of Warwick Art's Centre's development, plans to reopen and summer programme.


This International Women’s Day, we #ChooseToChallenge

Today is International Women’s Day, an annual event when we promote gender equality, recognise the achievements of women, and work to understand the challenges that lie ahead of us as we work to become a more equal society.

Each year has a theme, and this year it is #ChooseToChallenge:

“A challenged world is an alert world. Individually, we're all responsible for our own thoughts and actions - all day, every day. We can all choose to challenge and call out gender bias and inequality. We can all choose to seek out and celebrate women's achievements. Collectively, we can all help create an inclusive world.

From challenge comes change, so let's all choose to challenge.”

Mon 08 Mar 2021, 13:41

Would you like to work with a Warwick intern in your charity or SME?

Would you like a Warwick undergraduate student to intern with your small business or charity this year? The Warwick Internship Programme offers 222-hour, flexibly-worked, managed internships on a full or part-time basis (or a combination of the two) starting April to early June.

If you can offer project-based opportunities through remote-working or in a Covid-secure environment, you may be able to access £2100-2500 of funding grants towards an internship. If you’re interested, visit the programme website for more information.

Vacancies can be submitted from now until 26 April.

Thu 04 Mar 2021, 12:21 | Tags: Region hp-newsfeed

Royal Academy of Engineering announces new Lord Bhattacharyya bursary winners for students in the West Midlands

Students across the West Midlands have been awarded a series of bursaries as part of the Royal Academy of Engineering’s Lord Bhattacharyya Engineering Education Programme. The winners have been announced on the second anniversary of death Lord Bhattacharyya and the programme is named in his honour

Mon 01 Mar 2021, 16:03 | Tags: hp-newsfeed, West Midlands Region

Ingenuity 2021 - registration deadline: 28 February

A partnership between universities, corporates, SMEs, and public and third sector organisations, seeks to find the brightest ideas that will have the greatest impact in the UK across four themes:

Building Community, Tackling Climate Change, Improving Health, and Creating Prosperity

Ingenuity is looking to financially invest and support bold new business ideas that will tackle society’s challenges.

We, the University of Warwick, are very proud to be hosting Ingenuity West Midlands, enabling us to explore challenges with a regional focus.

Thu 25 Feb 2021, 10:56 | Tags: hp-newsfeed

Coventry City of Culture 2021: Become a City Host volunteer

External link to City of Culture webpages: The City of Culture Trust are looking for 5,000 volunteers throughout the year, to spend as much or as little time as they can, to showcase our city. Take a look to see how you could be involved.

Thu 25 Feb 2021, 09:23 | Tags: Region hp-newsfeed Coventry

WATCH: How technology at Warwick is supporting West Midlands Police in collecting evidence for investigations

Professor Mark Williams, of WMG at the University of Warwick, discusses and demonstrates the scanning technology his team uses to support the work of West Midlands Police in collecting forensic evidences as part of investigations, including suspected murders, on BBC Two's Forensics: The Real CSI.

Mon 22 Feb 2021, 13:29 | Tags: hp-newsfeed

New funding for Universities working together on Covid-19 pandemic modelling to advise Government bodies

A national consortium, being co-lead by Professor Matthew Keeling here at Warwick, brings together leading mathematical and statistical research modellers from seven UK universities, whose work will produce in depth predictions about the Covid-19 pandemic.

Mon 22 Feb 2021, 13:09 | Tags: hp-newsfeed

Nearly 50 academics from Warwick Business School named among world's top scientists

Almost 50 past and present Warwick Business School professors have been ranked among the world’s top two per cent of scientists.

Mon 22 Feb 2021, 13:07 | Tags: hp-newsfeed

Council called on to help encourage more bike shops to open in Warwickshire so they can offer discounts to residents cycling to work

External link to Leamington Courier article: The call came as councillors considered a project organised by public health expert Dr Paul Coleman, from the University of Warwick, which encouraged council staff to leave their cars at home and walk, cycle or catch the bus to work

Thu 18 Feb 2021, 13:34 | Tags: Community hp-newsfeed Leamington Spa West Midlands Region


Exploring the impact of COVID-19 on BAME carers in Coventry and Leicester

The impact of COVID-19 on older people and their carers in Coventry and Leicester’s BAME communities will be explored as part of a major new study into how social and economic inequalities have affected health and care provision during the pandemic.

Thu 11 Feb 2021, 15:44 | Tags: hp-newsfeed

Temporary Reduction In Parking Charges

The weekday parking charge for Warwick’s Pay by Phone system is now £2.50 per day. The reduced rate will be reviewed at the end of term.
Fri 05 Feb 2021, 10:21 | Tags: Community

Warwick economist will help map the route to a healthier and fairer food system

Residents in the West Midlands could enjoy healthier and more affordable food in the future thanks to a new research project involving the University of Warwick.

Fri 05 Feb 2021, 10:17 | Tags: Community Region

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