With the countdown at just one year to go, we’re helping set the West Midlands stage as our region hosts the Commonwealth Games in 2022. Read on to find out more about Warwick’s role and how our facilities will be used by 2,000 world-class, international athletes.
Earth Overshoot Day marks the date (29 July 2021) when humanity’s demand for ecological resources and services in a given year exceeds what Earth can regenerate in that year. We are consuming and destroying too much for our planet to remain habitable. Find out more and see how you can help to move the date back.
We've just launched a new Network, in partnership with University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire (UHCW) and Bruntwood SciTech, called the West Midlands Health and Wellbeing Innovation Network. The Network will find and develop the next big innovations in healthcare transformation.
See research from Christine Ennew, Provost at the University of Warwick suggest why Government, academia and industry must pull together to combat the climate crisis effectively.
In June this year, Coventry got its first Walk Talk Walk global organisation called Run Talk Run, which was founded by Jess Robson in London in December 2017. The idea was to make movement and wellbeing support less intimidating and more accessible in the communities. The walks take place every Thursday evening at 18:30, starting from the Warwick Sports and Wellness Hub. The routes are planned around the campus area and are usually 3 to 5k long, taking about an hour to complete
We are pleased to announce that we have been shortlisted for two different awards this year for the Social Mobility Awards and Student Social Mobility Awards 2021.
An engineering research team at WMG (Warwick Manufacturing Group) at the University of Warwick have vividly brought to life one of Coventry’s medieval buildings using 3-D virtual reality technology in a new City of Culture exhibition. Find out more and how to attend the exhibition.
Resonate Festival announces 2Tone: Lives and Legacies Screenings – Women Pioneers - Coventry Cathedral, Saturday July 24
Women trailblazers of the 2Tone and ska post-punk music scene of the late 1970s are being celebrated in an evening of film screenings and lively discussion at Coventry Cathedral later this month. The free event is running as part of Resonate Festival, a year-long themed programme of public conversations, talks, exhibitions, film festivals, walking tours, debates and a family festival day organised by The University of Warwick, a principal partner in Coventry UK City of Culture 2021.
University staff have provided advice and assistance getting the megalab up and running. The University is also providing facilities to assist with the recruitment and selection and training activities for new starters.
University of Warwick finalists in sustainability awards for universities and colleges - Green Gown Awards 2021
We're pleased to share that our hard work towards sustainability as individuals, in our research and teaching, as well as how we run and develop the University in the long run, has been recognised in this year's Green Gown Awards.
We are delighted to share the news of a new partnership between our university and University College Birmingham!
The University of Warwick’s free Creative Futures Incubator based in Leamington Spa’s co-working space 1 Mill Street is already powering up new local businesses, but now is also powering pedestrians up the Parade in Leamington, with 2 e-trikes. These innovative pedicabs provide a creative, environmentally friendly way for residents to get around the town centre and access the shops.
The programme returned for its seventh series, filmed at UHCW NHS Trust, following the everyday, personal experiences of workers and patients alike, the new series of Hospital tells the story of the NHS in unprecedented times. It also features the research of our own Professor Siobhan Quenby of Warwick Medical School profiles her leading research into miscarriage.
Twenty Secondary Art and Design Trainees who have worked in local schools across the region are showcasing their work with pupils. Plus see some examples of the artwork created in an online exhibition.
Our emeritus Professor who discovered an anti-viral drug and became a British triathlon champion at 81!
Meet Professor Nigel Dimmock who just became a British Olympic Distance Triathlon Champion in the over 80s group, proving that you’re never too old to take part! You can learn more about Nigel’s journey in the Leamington Courier article.
Our students among other UK universities helped support the blood cancer charity in recruiting more than 1,000 students to sign up to the stem cell donor register from their ‘Marrow’ Society. Warwick Marrow raised £3,091 which contributed to the overall total of £26,293 for the charity. Find out more.
Discover the unique story for the rebuilding of the cathedral, one of Britain’s greatest post-war buildings, following its destruction in 1940. The new BBC Four documentary Coventry Cathedral: Building for a New Britain features a wealth of rarely-seen archive film, along with voices from yesterday and today.
The Estates Department offer a range of exciting opportunities. Do you know someone who might be interested? Let them know!
If you’re interested in starting your return to education but aren’t sure if you have the confidence or skills to study for a degree, why not join CLL’s free online summer gateway starting later this month? Successful completion of the course guarantees an interview for the 2+2 degree pathway.
The aim of this event was to inspire primary school children and their families from the local community about the history of Coventry's textiles, linking this to modern day technology and programming skills that are really important for children to learn. Find out more about the day and view our gallery.
We now have our very own podcast! In this episode we speak to Professor Michael Scott and Professor Helen Wheatley about Warwick's involvement with City of Culture. Listen in to discover how public engagement at the University links in to the city's culture. Plus you can learn all about our very own Resonate Festival!
Award winning artist Laura Dicken is looking for participants from the city’s migrant and diaspora communities to take part in a collaborative and inclusive portrait project celebrating Coventry’s diversity. Find out more.
Dr Jo Trowsdale, Associate Professor of Education, Arts and Creativity, is asking for different views on whether Coventry is a city renowned for making things, for inventing and re-inventing. Tell us what you think by taking part in a short survey.
Together with Coventry University, on 24-25 June we’re hosting a major summit of regional and national leaders to present plans for the impact and legacy of cultural mega-events like City of Culture. Register for free tickets to receive reminders, further information and the latest updates about the programme.
Dr Ben Richardson from our Department of Politics and International Studies and his colleagues in the Colonial Hangover project, along with Margaret Rushton at Leamington History Group and local historian Jane Croom, have sought to elaborate this imperial history through a walking tour of the town that you can take using the guide they have put together. Download the guide here and take the tour.
Our Wellesbourne campus has become a partner in the Arden Farm Wildlife Network Tree Sparrow Project. The project brings together like-minded farmers to share best practice on how to improve their farm for wildlife whilst maintaining a productive farm. See how funding secured by the network has enabled us to install tree sparrow boxes as well as a barn owl box and restore their habitat and nesting sites.
Apprenticeships Minister opens £10 million WMG Degree Apprenticeship Centre, at the University of Warwick
On Thursday 17th June 2021 Gillian Keegan MP, the Minister for Apprenticeships and Skills, formally opened the WMG Degree Apprenticeship Centre, at the University of Warwick.
Find out about Creative Futures, a gateway between the University and the region’s creative industries. Leamington Spa is the UK’s largest creative cluster outside Greater London and Creative Futures provides an exciting opportunity for any business to develop entrepreneurial skills, test, launch and pitch ideas and get 6 months of free space and support to develop your creative enterprises.
Coming to campus – a beautiful new eco-park that creates a green ecological area with nature reserves, a recreational space for the whole community and our neighbours including walking and cycling paths, and a dedicated space for generating renewable energy.
Take a look at some photography by some of our friends who live near the University campus.
Three University of Warwick academics have been recognised in the 2021 Queen’s Birthday Honours List.
The University of Warwick has been named as one of the UK’s top 10 and one of the Europe’s top 20 universities in two new league tables.
The new tables find that Warwick has risen in the 2022 QS World University Rankings to at 61st in the world – making Warwick one of Europe’s top 20 universities – and has been placed 10th in the UK by the Complete University Guide.
Two Warwick researchers are presenting at this week’s Climate Exp0 online conference, organised by the COP26 Universities Network and the Italian University Network for Sustainable Development (RUS).
Warwick - UK’s top esports university - invests £275,000 in new esports centre and seeks backers to bring skills, tourists, and new opportunities to Coventry and Warwickshire
The University of Warwick has announced that is investing £275,000 of its own earned income into establishing a new flexible esports centre to be located at the heart of Warwick campus. It will operate alongside new facilities to stimulate innovation in the, in the newly named ‘Junction’ facility.
Are you a community performance group based in Coventry and Warwickshire and interested in showcasing your creativity during the City of Culture year? This is an opportunity for existing local amateur and community performance groups for youth or student performance, amateur theatre, dance groups, choirs and more!
Highways England is investing in the A46 in Coventry to unlock congestion, improve journey reliability and support economic growth across the West Midlands. Between now and when the new junction opens in Spring 2022, there will be changes to the road layout and at times some lanes or roads may be closed. You’ll still be able to get to where you need to go, but the road network may be busier than usual so allow extra time for your journey.
How we are mobilising people to find the sound of Coventry in year-long festival to Resonate with City of Culture
We are launching the Resonate Festival, an exciting and wide-reaching programme of events designed to spark creativity, connectivity, collaboration and conversations amongst across the City. Discover some of the events announced today (Monday 10 May 2021) and how you can get involved.
Finding effective ways of minimizing CO2 emissions has become a major focus for governments around the world, with the UK becoming the first major economy to pass a net zero emissions law, requiring all greenhouse gas emissions be reduced to net zero by 2050.