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Warwickshire's suffrage history to be told across the region in 2018

Warwickshire Women and the Fight for the Vote,

One hundred years ago thousands of people were on the march to get the vote for women. Although the focus of the women’s suffrage movement is often on London and on major figures such as Emmeline Pankhurst and Emily Wilding Davison, these talks by leading political historian, Professor Sarah Richardson of the University of Warwick's Department of History, will uncover the unsung and unknown activists from the largely rural county of Warwickshire.

Tue 06 February 2018, 11:54 | Tags: Community Publicengagement History

'Ghost Town' Project Launches with Haunting in Coventry City Centre, 16-20 April 2018

A week-long pop-up exhibition celebrating Coventry’s local history via the television archive will be held at Theatre Absolute’s Shop Front Theatre, 38 City Arcade, Coventry, CV1 3HW between the 16th and 20th April 2018. Visitors will engage with various screens (including a pair of vintage living room sets) displaying programmes made in and about Coventry, many of which have not been seen since their original broadcast.

Highlights include the documentary Coventry Kids: People of a Restless City (BBC, 1960), Philip Donnellan’s lyrical documentary about a multi-cultural postwar Coventry, About Religion: The New Coventry Plays No. 1: ‘This is the End’ (ITV/ATV, 1962), the first of a series of modern religious plays written especially for the new Coventry Cathedral, and Arena: Rudies Come Back or The Rise and Rise of 2-Tone (BBC2, 1980) an investigation of the pop music genre at the heart of Coventry’s music scene in the 1980s, produced by Alan Yentob for BBC Bristol.

Applications open for our free Sutton Trust summer schools

Warwick’s Sutton Trust Summer School provides you with a fantastic opportunity to experience life as if you were a first-year undergraduate! Each subject stream will involve a mix of lectures, seminars or lab sessions, and you will be taught by some of our leading academics and post-graduate students.

You will improve your research and presentation skills through taking part in a group project within your subject, supported by our team of current Warwick students who will be working with you throughout the week.

We have also planned a full social programme for the evenings, including a Formal Dinner on our last night, giving you the all-round student experience!

Find out more about courses available and how to apply.

Tue 06 February 2018, 11:29 | Tags: Schools, Widening Participation

Warwick's new Sports Hub 'topped out'

A new multi-million pound Sports Hub at the University of Warwick is one step closer to completion after contractor Willmott Dixon hosted a topping out ceremony today, which traditionally signifies the structure has reached its maximum height.

Due to complete in March 2019, the new Sports Hub will create one of the best sports facilities at a UK university.

Wed 31 January 2018, 16:52 | Tags: Community Region warwick sport feature-03 Campus development

Science on Show at Warwick

Young science explorers from across the region will be able to sit in a submarine, search the skies for stars and use physics and chemistry to make ice-cream at the University of Warwick’s Science Gala this month.

The free public event, which takes place on Wednesday 31 January, aims to open the doors of some of the scientific facilities at Warwick, and offer a hands-on experience for children and young people, their teachers and families, as well as anyone interested in finding out more about science and technology.

Tue 30 January 2018, 16:45 | Tags: WMG, School of Life Sciences, Schools, School of Engineering, Chemistry, Physics

Talk to experts about the University of Warwick’s cancer research

People from across the region are being invited to spend the evening in conversation with some the University of Warwick’s cancer research team next week (Tuesday 30 January).

The Cancer Research Centre Ideas Café aims to create a relaxed environment in which experts can tell members of the public about the latest research being carried out at Warwick. There will also be time for discussion about cancer, with the aim of listening to the views and ideas from the public and informing future research.

Tue 30 January 2018, 16:42 | Tags: Publicengagement, feature-03, Cancer research

WMG graduates who worked while studying already promoted

Gordon Harris from Solihull has worked in engineering for almost thirty years, and has just gained long-wished-for academic qualifications – boosting his career – after graduating with the first cohort from the Applied Engineering Programme (AEP) at WMG, University of Warwick.

Ashley Pickard from Redditch – who also graduated this week - joined JLR as a structural test fitter in 2012. When the opportunity arose to be sponsored by the company to study for a WMG degree whilst still being able to work, he jumped at it.

Coventry schoolchildren to bring the idea of cultural exchange and shared heritage to life

Following the city’s winning bid to become UK City of Culture, Coventry schoolchildren are taking part in a new competition to bring the idea of cultural exchange and shared heritage to life. The Two Chairs Creative Writing competition, which is open to all across the UK invites people to see the world from the ‘other’ perspective.

Inspired by the Hafez-Goethe Monument of two empty chairs, the competition was started by Dr James Hodkinson of the University of Warwick and asks entrants to write and submit pieces in English or German, whether they be poems, short stories or prose, that express what the chairs say to them.

Prizes of £250 will be awarded to the winners of the Under 18 and Over 18 categories in both English in German.

Electric vehicle experts to answer public’s questions at Warwick

Get your questions about electric cars and the future of British transport answered by leading experts in academia and industry at the University of Warwick next week.

Wed 17 January 2018, 16:51 | Tags: Publicengagement Region WMG West Midlands Region Engineering Energy

Willmott Dixon inspires next generation in Warwick

Willmott Dixon is helping lay the foundations that will attract the next generation of people to the construction industry by offering on-site work experience to hundreds of young people at its University of Warwick project.

Since July, Willmott Dixon has has already welcomed nearly 300 young people to the site through its work experience and site tour programme. The contractor has also been supporting The Prince’s Trust ‘Get Into Construction’ scheme in the Midlands.

Students from both Nottingham Trent University (NTU) and the University of Warwick are also using the project as part of their degree.

Thu 04 January 2018, 16:34 | Tags: feature-04, Schools, Campus development, School of Engineering

Christmas lectures go off with a bang!

Setting crisps on fire, making spinach glow, and detonating hundreds of ping pong balls were just some of the experiments the children attending Warwick’s Christmas lectures were treated to this year.

Mind boggling optical illusions, giant glow sticks, drill-powered umbrellas, and hundreds of bubbles also featured in the interactive shows.

Exhibition challenges stereotype of Down Syndrome

The University of Warwick is hosting a photography exhibition which challenges preconceptions of Down Syndrome.

The exhibition features dozens of children aged from a few weeks to 12 years old who have the condition. The photographs show children dressing up in their favourite clothes - or doing some of their favourite things and aims to emphasise the uniqueness of each child and encourage viewers to see past the diagnosis and see each child’s individual skills and interests.

The exhibition which is being held at the University on Tuesday 5 December has been organised by Warwickshire charity The Ups of Downs and the University’s Warwick Medical School.

Mon 04 December 2017, 16:48 | Tags: WMS, Family

University of Warwick launches the freeflow Festival

To celebrate a new partnership with The Sunday Times/Peters Fraser + Dunlop Young Writer of the Year Award, the University of Warwick has launched the freeflow Festival.

Taking place on Wednesday 29th November 2017, the freeflow Festival is a day packed full of events across campus featuring some of the best names in the literary world including Owen Sheers, Sarah Moss, Natalie Haynes, and Jess Green. In addition, fresh from the Glastonbury stage and a five star run at the Edinburgh Fringe, the poets, rappers, musicians and storytellers - Tongue Fu – will perform at The Assembly in Leamington Spa.

Midlands roads to be UK autonomous vehicle testbed

Roads in Coventry and Birmingham are set to become a world-class UK testbed for developing the next generation connected and autonomous (CAV) vehicles, thanks to a new £25m programme of investment being led by WMG at the University of Warwick.

The pioneering venture, undertaken by a consortium of research and industry partners, will make UK roads ready for CAVs by developing wireless networks, analysing how vehicles behave in real urban environments and involving the public in their evaluations.

The UK Central CAV Testbed will be based on 80 kilometres of urban roads in Coventry and Birmingham, creating a world-leading connected infrastructure and eco-system, and positioning the Midlands as a centre for cutting-edge automotive and communication technologies.

Mon 06 November 2017, 14:41 | Tags: WMG, hp-newsfeed, Coventry

Warwick to showcase business support services to SMEs

The University of Warwick is joining forces with the region’s first Coventry and Warwickshire Business Festival to showcase its range of business support services to SMEs on Monday 20thNovember.

Warwick’s annual Meet the University event aims to inform ambitious businesses of the wide range of SME services the University is able to provide, including research and development, academic expertise, recruiting students, training current staff, hiring facilities and accessing start-up support and funding.

Mon 06 November 2017, 14:40 | Tags: Region hp-newsfeed Coventry Warwickshire West Midlands Region

Warwick to support new Hereford engineering university

The Department for Education today announced a further £15-million in seed funding to put in place the foundations to build a bold, new and different university opening in Hereford in 2020. The new university for Hereford is being created in partnership with the University of Warwick and Olin College of Engineering in the United States.

Mon 06 November 2017, 14:38 | Tags: School of Engineering

SafeJawz says Fangs for the help at Halloween to WMG at the University of Warwick

West Midlands sportswear company SafeJawz have said thanks, or rather Fangs, for the help that WMG researchers at the University of Warwick have given them in the development of their new range of self-fit mouth guards which are designed to make gum shields a desirable piece of sports equipment as opposed to a nuisance item that can hinder performance.

Mon 06 November 2017, 14:36 | Tags: WMG, Coventry

WMG technology helps Midlands cycle company create next generation bicycles for Transport for London

Engineers from WMG, at the University of Warwick, are providing advanced technology support for Stratford-Upon-Avon’s Pashley Cycles, England’s longest established bicycle manufacturer who, with Serco, who this week won the contract to supply the next generation of bicycles for the Transport for London (TfL) Cycle Hire Scheme.

Under the new contract Serco will introduce bicycles, made by Pashley in the company’s home town of Stratford-Upon-Avon, using WMG’s technical support and advice to help create cycles that are 10% lighter than the current model and that are designed to give a more manoeuvrable and comfortable riding experience.

Mon 06 November 2017, 14:34 | Tags: WMG, hp-newsfeed, Warwickshire

Welcome event held for students new to living in Leamington

Students new to living in Leamington have been welcomed to the town by various organisations and the town’s Member of Parliament at a community event in Old Town.

The event - the first of its kind in the town - was organised by Warwick Students’ Union and held at the Brunswick Hub in Shrubland Street with the aim of helping the students to settle in to their new surroundings and to find out more about the various health and wellbeing services available to them.

Thu 19 October 2017, 11:55 | Tags: Community Leamington Spa

OneCov2017 is a success

Partnership for Coventry’s event OneCov2017 invited people from communities across the city to come together to listen to and learn from each other’s experience of living in our city of many cultures – and to talk about ideas for how to live and work better together for the city.

Guests discussed their concerns for the city, shared many examples of effective ways in which Coventry people make our diverse city work well, and talked about possible ways to increase cross-community understanding in future.

OneCov2017 was organised in partnership with the University of Warwick’s Community Engagement team, and was planned and facilitated by a group of 27 community facilitators from a wide range of ages, backgrounds and communities.

Thu 19 October 2017, 11:52 | Tags: Community hp-newsfeed Coventry

Government announces funding for 100 new degree apprenticeships at the University of Warwick

The Education Secretary Justine Greening has announced that the University of Warwick has been awarded around a quarter of a million pounds from its new Higher Education Funding Council for England administered Degree Apprenticeships Development Fund. The university will use this to create a half million pound package to develop around 100 new degree apprenticeships each year.

The first 80 degree apprenticeships (in Civil Engineering and Social Work) will join the University of Warwick in 2018, with a further 100 new degree apprenticeships joining in 2019 and 120 in 2020. This will be in addition to around 400 apprentices in manufacturing engineering degree programmes that are already studying and working with WMG at the University of Warwick.

Wed 18 October 2017, 11:19 | Tags: WMG, feature-02, Widening Participation, Degree Apprenticeships

Warwick students help pull three motorbikes, 28 cycles and 40 trolleys from Leamington canal

Students from the University of Warwick were among the volunteers working with the Inland Waterways Association and the Canal and River Trust to clear a stretch of the Grand UnionCanal in Leamington Spa at the weekend.

In addition to tyres, fishing line and plastic bags, the team pulled three motorbikes, 28 bicycles and 40 shopping trolleys from the watery depths, as well as several pushchairs, a pram, a complete ‘Pay and Display’ sign on a pole and the street sign for Llewellyn Road.

Wed 18 October 2017, 10:51 | Tags: warwick volunteers, feature-01, Leamington Spa, Warwickshire

CanCan you make it?

Join a Neverending CanCan, make a bin burp, scream to control a scooter and warm up while you talk as the Open Citizens project from Coventry City of Culture takes over the city 16-22 October.

Mon 16 October 2017, 14:08 | Tags: hp-newsfeed, City of Culture, Coventry, Family

New exit from Science Park now open

We've finished work on the new exit from the Science Park onto Kirby Corner Road. This new, left turn only exit will support those exiting the Science Park towards Gibbet Hill Road, avoiding Lynchgate Road and reducing congestion in that area.

Wed 04 October 2017, 16:53 | Tags: hp-newsfeed, Coventry, Campus development

Coventry's final bid has been sent to London!

Coventry's team have delivered the final bid to be UK City of Culture in 2021 to the Department for Culture, Media and Sport. See what's on and how you can still get involved to show the judges why Coventry needs this.

Tue 03 October 2017, 10:15 | Tags: Region hp-newsfeed City of Culture Coventry West Midlands Region

Very light rail plans for Coventry move forward

Plans for a very light rail service in Coventry have moved a step closer, with researchers from WMG, at the University of Warwick, unveiling early vehicle concept designs to representatives from Coventry City Council.

The project, funded by the Government’s Local Growth Fund through the Coventry and Warwickshire Local Enterprise Partnership and West Midlands Combined Authority Devolution Deal (which is subject to approval of the business case), is set to better connect the City. This will use a state-of-the-art rail system which will be cheaper, quieter and more environmentally friendly than anything currently available.

Mon 02 October 2017, 10:43 | Tags: Region WMG hp-newsfeed Coventry West Midlands Region

Garfield Weston Foundation award £250k for Warwick Arts Centre expansion

The University of Warwick has been awarded £250,000 from the Garfield Weston Foundation to support the expansion and upgrade of the Warwick Arts Centre, as part of its 20:20 project.

Thu 14 September 2017, 10:28 | Tags: Warwick Arts Centre, hp-newsfeed

WMG to hold special jobs fair to highlight around 200 available roles

The continued success and growth of WMG at the University of Warwick means that we are now looking almost 200 new recruits to join our team. The search is on to find engineers, researchers, project managers, data analysts, software developers, and technicians.

To help with our search we’ll be holding a recruitment open day at our International Digital Laboratory at the University of Warwick on Saturday 16 September 2017.

On the day attendees will have the chance to tour our world-class research facilities, and staff from our various research areas will be on hand to explain what it’s really like working at WMG. There will also be the chance to join a tour of our state-of-the-art research facilities to check out the sort of projects you could work on.

Warwick schools outreach shortlisted for award

Warwick’s 'Chemistry in schools outreach programme' has been shortlisted in the Times Higher Education Awards 2017 ‘Widening participation or Outreach Initiative of the Year’ category.

Thu 07 September 2017, 16:23 | Tags: Community hp-newsfeed Schools Family Chemistry

Join us at Coventry parkrun this Saturday, 9th September 2017

Every weekend, about 500 people take part in Coventry Parkrun around the War Memorial Park. If you’re in the area this weekend, why not cheer on or join a very special crew in orange who are jogging, walking, and even pushing buggies around the park's 5k route to fundraise for the Warwick Cancer Research Centre?

Wed 06 September 2017, 15:39 | Tags: Community Coventry Cancer research

University of Warwick students take Kenilworth Arts Festival into second season

The Kenilworth Arts Festival will return this month bringing a host of award-winning musicians, best-selling authors and outstanding emerging talent to the town.

The new look festival, now in its second year, is the brainchild of Warwick post-graduate students Lewis Smith and Charlotte Thomas. It runs from 17 – 23 September with events taking place in a range of exciting and intimate venues around Kenilworth.

New exit from Science Park

Work has commenced on creating an additional exit from the Science Park onto Kirby Corner Road. This new, left turn only exit will support those exiting the Science Park towards Gibbet Hill Road, avoiding Lynchgate Road and reducing congestion in that area.

The City Council are undertaking the works which are due to complete before the start of term, but will involve work on the main carriageway of Kirby Corner Road on the weekend of 16 and 17 September. There will be a local road diversion in place during this weekend, but access to Westwood Campus and all Kirby Corner Road frontages will not be affected.

Wed 06 September 2017, 10:03 | Tags: Coventry, Campus development

Maria and her 'Superhero' son raise money for Warwick Cancer Research Centre

A University of Warwick employee and her disabled son have taken part in the Superhero Triathlon to raise money for Warwick Cancer Research Centre.

Together they completed the half triathlon, of a a 400m swim, 10k bike ride and 2.5k run, in 1 hour 14 minutes.

Wed 06 September 2017, 08:29 | Tags: hp-newsfeed, Cancer research

Warwick Arts Centre’s temporary theatre build begins

Construction work has begun on Warwick Arts Centre’s temporary theatre – The Goose Nest – this week (14th August 2017).

The new 280 seater auditorium will be open for nine months, from October 2017 – June 2018, whilst Warwick Arts Centre’s Theatre and Studio spaces are refreshed and renovated as part of the venue’s 20:20 project. The three year development will see the venue go through some major changes and improvements to the building, parts of which date back to 1974.

Tue 15 August 2017, 16:50 | Tags: Warwick Arts Centre, Campus development

Coventry City Council leaders visit leading automotive centre

WMG, at the University of Warwick hosted a visit from the leader, and deputy leader, of Coventry City Council who were keen to see for themselves the significant investment in automotive research within the City.

Cllr Duggins and Cllr Khan were given tours of the National Automotive Innovation Centre and Energy Innovation Centre, both lead by WMG, where research and development focuses on energy, batteries and autonomous vehicles.

Tue 15 August 2017, 10:12 | Tags: Region WMG Coventry West Midlands Region

Coventry’s Sidney Stringer Academy a local ‘hub’ for Classics

The University of Warwick has honoured an acclaimed Classics expert who has helped open up the ancient world to state school pupils including many in Coventry.Professor Paul Cartledge received an honorary doctor of letters (Hon DLitt) from the University of Warwick during its summer graduation ceremonies. Professor Cartledge has had a distinguished career as an academic and is the Honorary Patron of Classics For All.

One the schools currently benefiting from the charity Classics For All, is Coventry’s Sidney Stringer Academy in Coventry, which is acting as a local ‘hub’ for Classics in the region. The University of Warwick is supporting this initiative through the involvement of Michael Scott as director of the Sidney Stringer Classics hub, by inviting the school to take part in a Schools’ Classics Drama Day, and also in a Latin Inscriptions project.

Wed 26 July 2017, 15:54 | Tags: Schools, Classics

Nuneaton mother inspires family to return to education

A Nuneaton mother who returned to education and graduated from the University of Warwick this week has inspired her whole family to do the same.

Former bank manager, Susan Adcock, 53, has gained a 2:1 in Social Studies through Warwick’s Centre for Life Long Learning. Now her husband, daughter and son have all taken or enrolled on courses at the university too.

After seeing Sue’s achievements, her daughter Sam Jackson, 30, enrolled on the course and has just completed her first year of the same degree, and Sue’s son Scott, 23, will start this year. Husband Michael, 54, has successfully completed the Centre’s Gateway to Higher Education course, a free 18 week programme that allows adult learners to sample what it would be like to return to education without committing to a full degree.

Warwick Arts Centre’s temporary Theatre Gets Cracking New Name

Warwick Arts Centre has named its new 280 seater temporary theatre, ‘The Goose Nest’ following a student vote lead by the Creative Warwick team at Warwick Students’ Union.

Tue 18 July 2017, 14:49 | Tags: Warwick Arts Centre, Campus development

City of Culture chair "hard at work" on Coventry's final bid

Speaking at the University of Warwick after receiving an Honorary Doctorate David Burbidge, chair of the Coventry 2021 bid, said “We’re in the final shortlist now, which we are thrilled about. It was announced late on Friday and we had a day of celebration on Saturday, then it was back to work. We’re now hard at work, working towards the final bid”.

Tue 18 July 2017, 14:04 | Tags: Region hp-newsfeed City of Culture Coventry

WMG and Jaguar Land Rover in electrifying £5.7 million Prosperity Partnership

WMG at the University of Warwick has been awarded £5.7 million by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) to form a Prosperity Partnership with Jaguar Land Rover that could literally be described as ”electrifying”.

Mon 17 July 2017, 14:00 | Tags: Community WMG hp-newsfeed Coventry

Thousands donated to cancer research at the University of Warwick

Cancer research in the region has received a boost thanks to the former Lord Mayor of Coventry Cllr Lindsley Harvard. At the start of his term in office Cllr Harvard chose the University of Warwick’s Cancer Research Centre as one of his official charities.

Mon 10 July 2017, 09:18 | Tags: Community Region feature-03 Coventry Cancer research

Summer holiday activities 2017

Looking for activities for children over the summer holidays? Check out at what's on offer on campus.

We offer a general scheme for ages 5-14, specialist sports camps or week long themed activites at Warwick Arts Centre.

Thu 22 June 2017, 13:46 | Tags: Warwick Arts Centre, warwick sport, Schools, Family

Watch - or serenade! - Cirque Bijou at Godiva Festival

This year's Godiva Festival is set for a Sunday circus spectacular, thanks to the team behind the bid to be UK City of Culture in 2021.

As part of Coventry City of Culture Trust’s bid events programme, Cirque Bijou will be performing at the UK’s biggest free festival on Sunday, July 9, presenting ‘New Day’, an exciting outdoor circus show, specially created for Godiva Festival.

The 25 minute show, which will run twice a day, will reach a dramatic finale with a daredevil highline walk, accompanied by a Coventry community choir singing ELO’s Mr Blue Sky – and organisers are appealing for people to join the choir.

Wed 21 June 2017, 08:42 | Tags: City of Culture, Coventry

Women's Tour 2017 storms through Warwick campus

On Friday 9 June, we partnered with Warwickshire County Council to welcome Stage Three of the 2017 Women’s Cycle Tour to our region and on to our campus.

Tue 20 June 2017, 08:23 | Tags: Region warwick sport Kenilworth Leamington Spa Warwickshire

Tea party to celebrate girls in engineering at WMG Academy Solihull

Girls in Solihull are invited to a tea party next week to celebrate Women in Engineering Day.

The event, at WMG Academy in Chelmsley Road, on Thursday 22nd June, is aimed at encouraging girls into careers in science, technology, engineering and maths.

Mon 19 June 2017, 14:52 | Tags: WMG, hp-newsfeed, Schools

WMG student praised for tireless work in the local community

One of our e-Business Management students Saknakosnak Prum (Nak) has been awarded the prestigious “Chevening Volunteering Award" for his tireless work with the local Canley community.

Nak, originally from Cambodia, who is a Chevening scholar, has been praised as a ‘great ambassador for the University.’ Despite his demanding Master’s schedule, over the past year he has also worked alongside Warwick Volunteers in the local community helping at special Easter events, Pop Up Cafés and on the creation of the Canley community garden.

In addition Nak has also volunteered at CoderDojo events with Technology Volunteers and helped out at the Wheels for All Santa Ride, approaching everything with great energy and enthusiasm.

Nak was presented with his award from the Chevening Secretariat at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office in London in June.

Mon 19 June 2017, 14:46 | Tags: WMG, warwick volunteers, hp-newsfeed, Coventry

Kids Summer Holiday Sports Camps for 4+

This summer let your children take part in the sports that you know they love, as well as trying something new for the first time. We offer a range of sporting sessions in swimming, tennis, badminton, football and climbing, in a fun, friendly and relaxed environment. It’s also a great way to meet new friends and to get out of the house over the long summer holidays.

Wed 31 May 2017, 14:52 | Tags: warwick sport, Schools, Family

National Express funding: helping disadvantaged students succeed

Gifted and talented youngsters from less advantaged backgrounds have more opportunities to study at the University of Warwick, thanks to funding of £30,000 from the National Express Foundation.

The bursary will support eight scholars per year - and students from black and ethnic minority (BME) backgrounds, those who grew up in care, and students with disabilities, are encouraged to apply.

Thu 25 May 2017, 09:02 | Tags: hp-newsfeed, Schools, Widening Participation

Year 10 Shooting the Past Project

Shooting the Past is a new, collaborative project between UniTracks, and the Departments of History and Film & TV at the University of Warwick. The project was one of two options available to the Year 10 UniTracks groups during the spring term (the other being the Big Deal with Warwick Business School).

Campion School, Leamington Spa and Harris Church of England School, Rugby were among the schools who chose to take part.

Lust, love and lies; Warwick to broadcast live open air opera

World-class opera performances will be broadcast live and free of charge for the University community and members of the public at the University of Warwick this summer. They will be beamed live from the Royal Opera House in London directly to the Big Screen on the main campus piazza on Tuesday 4 July (La traviata) and Friday 14 July (Turandot).

The first screening is La traviata on Tuesday 4 July, followed by Turandot, which includes the world-famous aria “Nessun Dorma” on Friday 14 July. The live broadcasts feature exclusive backstage footage and competitions, all adding to these special events in Warwick’s summer social calendar.

Ministers announce £4.25 Million funding for battery and autonomous vehicle research at WMG

Business Secretary Greg Clark and Transport Minister John Hayes have announced a range of research funding which included a total of £4.25 million for a high energy battery research project, and an autonomous vehicle research project at WMG at the University of Warwick.

Tue 11 April 2017, 12:49 | Tags: WMG, hp-newsfeed, West Midlands Region

Easter holiday activities on campus

Looking for activities for children over the Easter holidays? Check out at what's on offer on campus.

Wed 22 March 2017, 15:37 | Tags: Community warwick sport Family

Warwick hosts Industrial Strategy workshop for the region

Last Friday, Warwick hosted a successful workshop to feed into the Government’s Industrial Strategy with stakeholders from across the West Midlands.

Tue 21 March 2017, 16:49 | Tags: Community Region West Midlands Region

Coventry launches the new 10 year cultural strategy for the city

Coventry is a dynamic place of invention, cultural diversity and youthful ambition and is proud to be a leading city of culture in modern Britain.

That’s the key vision of the new city-wide Coventry Cultural Strategy 2017-27 which has been launched with Coventry’s business and cultural partners, artists and community leaders at an event hosted by The Herbert Art Gallery & Museum.

Its development has been funded by Arts Council England (ACE) and Coventry City Council, with support from both the University of Warwick and Coventry University, and is based on an extensive consultation process.

Tue 21 March 2017, 08:35 | Tags: hp-newsfeed, City of Culture, Coventry

Mayoral Elections: Warwick sponsors public debates

4th May 2017 will see the election of the first West Midlands mayor, arguably the most important vote for the region since Brexit. But despite the huge impact this result promises to have on the area, public awareness and understanding of the mayor’s role remains low. Warwick has teamed up with West Mids Elects to back four public debates and generate vital support for the election.

Mon 20 March 2017, 11:20 | Tags: Community Region West Midlands Region

Come and play with our technology

Members of the local community will have the chance to get their hands on the toys of the future and cutting-edge technology - at the University of Warwick’s Engineering Day this month.

The School of Engineering is opening its doors to the public, allowing YOU to try its mind-controlled Scalextric set, smell with an electronic nose that can sniff out diseases, and see a smoke-ring cannon in action!

Wed 08 March 2017, 16:30 | Tags: Community Publicengagement School of Engineering

We're partnering with Warwickshire County Council to support the Women's Tour in Warwickshire

Warwickshire County Council announced that, in partnership with the University of Warwick, the county will be hosting Stage Three of the forthcoming Women's Tour on Friday 9 June.

The launch, held at the world class campus of the University of Warwick where the Tour will pass through, was attended by many of the region's top sportswomen including Kenilworth's World and European Champion rider Ciara Horne of the Cervelo Bigla team.

Thu 02 March 2017, 11:41 | Tags: Community warwick sport Kenilworth Leamington Spa Warwickshire

You chance to join us for Go Green Week

This year, we've worked with Coventry University and Coventry City Council to run the biggest Go Green Week our region has ever seen. Be a part of Go Green Week 2017 and help make Coventry and the University cleaner, greener and healthier for everyone.

Tue 28 February 2017, 13:47 | Tags: Coventry, environment and sustainability

New scheme to help more disadvantaged young people in Warwickshire into Higher Education

The University of Warwick, as a part of the National Collaborative Outreach Programme (NCOP) is working with nine schools and colleges across seven wards in Warwickshire to increase participation in higher education.

Evidence collected by the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) has shown that there are young people in these areas who are achieving the qualifications they need to benefit from higher education, but are not currently doing so.

Fri 17 February 2017, 15:41 | Tags: hp-newsfeed, Warwickshire, Schools

Warwick in the region: Coventry and Warwickshire Champions

Over 200 business and organisation leaders from across the West Midlands gathered in Birmingham on Friday morning at the fifth anniversary Coventry and Warwickshire Champions meeting, hearing from leaders of key regional organisations, including Warwick’s Vice-Chancellor and President Stuart Croft, on how collaboration across the region is critical to raise its profile.

New Warwick Sport App

Warwick Sport is launching its brand new mobile app, making it much easier for you to book your activities and keep up to date with all the latest news and offers.

Discover the latest courses, classes, events, timetables, news and other programmes as we strive to become the most active campus community in the UK by 2020.

Tue 07 February 2017, 15:05 | Tags: warwick sport

Multi-prize winning academy race team reach national finals

Last week the WMG Academy for Young Engineers race team, Academy Racing, won 3 awards at the regional F1 in schools competition finals and motored their way into the national finals hosted by Silverstone Circuit, the home of British motor racing.

The regional finals took place at the Shireland Collegiate Academy in Smethwick. Academy racing, headed up by Eddie Hodierne (17) won awards for best research and development, best team identity and were awarded second place overall.

Tue 07 February 2017, 12:33 | Tags: Community hp-newsfeed Coventry Schools

Celebrating Chinese New Year with Kenilworth PHAB

Kenilworth PHAB came to the Warwick campus to celebrate the Chinese New Year. This event was actually originally suggested by one of the PHAB members, who used to live in Malaysia when he was younger.

There was a huge turnout, with over 20 PHAB members and 12 student volunteers. The room was beautifully decorated with red paper lanterns and filled with Chinese New Year songs too!

Thu 02 February 2017, 11:19 | Tags: warwick volunteers, hp-newsfeed, Kenilworth

£3.2m funding for Midlands-based high performance computing centre

The Midlands Innovation group of universities, which includes the University of Warwick, have been awarded £3.2million from the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) to establish HPC Midlands Plus – a centre of excellence in high performance computing (HPC).

Thu 02 February 2017, 10:59 | Tags: hp-newsfeed, Coventry, Warwickshire, West Midlands Region

Secretary of State visit to WMG

The Rt Hon Greg Clark MP, the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, visited WMG, at the University of Warwick, on Friday 20th January 2016, taking up an invitation to see for himself the work underway to complete the new £150 million National Automotive Innovation Centre on the University Campus.

Tue 24 January 2017, 10:50 | Tags: Region WMG West Midlands Region

£2.2m award by the Department of Transport for ZAPINAMO and WMG to trial new technology for charging electric commercial vehicles

Transport Minister John Hayes has announced that ZAPINAMO has been awarded £2.2m by the Department of Transport, the Office for Low Emission Vehicles and InnovateUK under the Low Emissions Freight Trial to work with WMG and others to trial technology for ultra high speed rapid and movable charging technology for commercial vehicles.

Thu 19 January 2017, 11:31 | Tags: WMG, Coventry, West Midlands Region

Estates Office named "Employer of the Year" by City College Coventry

The Estates Office has been named "Employer of the Year" in City College Coventry's 2016 Shine Awards.

We were nominated by City College's Carpentry Assessor who was impressed with the work of our own Lee Cartwright and his support for the 3 apprentices training on campus. The award comes in recognition of Lee’s commitment to ensuring the apprentices benefit from a well-rounded experience, his proactive approach, and the way he goes above and beyond, making sure the University maintains a strong relationship with the College.

Tue 10 January 2017, 09:09 | Tags: hp-newsfeed, Coventry

Consultation on proposed new multi-storey car park

3pm to 7pm, Monday 16 January 2017,
The Oculus, room OC1.03,

The University is hosting a drop-in consultation on plans for a proposed new multi-storey car park to be located on existing surface parking, next to University House.

Wed 04 January 2017, 08:25 | Tags: hp-newsfeed, Campus development

February Half Term Holiday Scheme now open for booking

We are excited to announce the first February halfterm Scheme.

Our holiday scheme programme has been created with the help of primary educationalists to answer a real need in the University community and beyond.

Visit our holiday scheme webpages for more information and to book.

Tue 03 January 2017, 11:44 | Tags: hp-newsfeed, Schools

Christmas Toy Collection for Coventry Children

Staff and students from across the University have very generously contributed hundreds of toys and gifts for looked after and vulnerable children in Coventry.

Father Christmas himself helps to give out the presents at Coventry City Council's annual Christmas party for vulnerable and looked after children.

It is a sad truth that for many of these children, this might be the only present they receive this Christmas.

Wed 21 December 2016, 11:28 | Tags: Community warwick volunteers Coventry

Wheels for All Santa Ride 2016

University of Warwick students, staff and Warwick Volunteers joined Coventry Wheels for All and Coventry City Council staff on a fun and festive Santa Ride despite the misty December day - and raised money for Coventry Wheels for All.

Tue 06 December 2016, 17:09 | Tags: Community Coventry

New million pound Coventry and Warwickshire Hub for developing advanced lightweight metals

WMG, at the University of Warwick, will be building on its reputation in materials research, as it is set to be a hub for the development and application of advanced lightweight metals, thanks to a £1m Growth Deal award from the Coventry and Warwickshire Local Enterprise Partnership (CWLEP).

The award will create a local network of knowledge, equipment and skills – supporting WMG to share its expertise on steels and other advanced materials with companies in the CWLEP area.

Thu 01 December 2016, 08:56 | Tags: WMG, Coventry, Warwickshire, West Midlands Region

Sign up to Santa Ride 2016

12.30pm, Tuesday 6 December, Cryfield Sports Pavilion

Enjoy a leisurely lunchtime bike ride on a 2 mile traffic free route through the Warwickshire countryside. Bring your own bike, use a the University of Warwick's Unicycles hire bikes or borrow one of ours. Wheels for All Adapted bikes are available on request.

To make it even more fun Santa suits and refreshments are provided.

Donations are invited to support new adapted bikes for Wheels for All Coventry. (Suggested donation £5 students, £10 staff).

Meet at the Cryfield Pavilion at the University Warwick.

Tue 29 November 2016, 11:52 | Tags: Community Coventry

University of Warwick public sculpture wins prestigious Marsh Award

A sculpture on the University of Warwick campus by one of Britain’s greatest living artists has been awarded the Public Monuments and Sculpture Association’s (PMSA) Marsh Award forexcellence in public sculpture 2016.

Entitled ‘Habitat’ the artwork by David Nash OBE RA was installed in Diamond Wood on the university campus to mark the University’s 50th anniversary last year.

Tue 29 November 2016, 09:46 | Tags: Warwick Arts Centre, hp-newsfeed

Baroness Ashton becomes our first ever woman Chancellor

The Senate and Council of the University of Warwick have agreed to appoint The Rt Hon. The Baroness Ashton of Upholland GCMG PC as the University of Warwick’s new Chancellor, succeeding Sir Richard Lambert who concluded his time as Warwick’s Chancellor at the end of the 2015-16 academic year. Lady Ashton will take up the role with effect from the 1st of January 2017, when she will become the first ever female Chancellor of the University of Warwick.

Thu 17 November 2016, 10:30 | Tags: hp-newsfeed, Senior Staff Appointments

University announces further funding for Leamington Street Marshals

The University of Warwick has announced it will continue to fund the Leamington Street Marshals for a further five years. The scheme helps both safeguard students after a night out and promotes positive community relations by encouraging students to behave responsibly whilst walking through residential areas.

Started in 2013 the scheme is a partnership between the University of Warwick, the Students' Union, Warwick District Council, Warwickshire Police and SafetyNet Security Group and is funded by the University. A similar scheme was launched in Canterbury in 2015 and other towns and cities across the UK are now considering using this model.

Thu 17 November 2016, 09:10 | Tags: Community Leamington Spa

WMG gets budding engineers in Coventry primary school revved up about a life in engineering

Local budding engineers from a Coventry’s Howes Primary School will be working alongside researchers from WMG, at the University of Warwick, to get a taste of what a career in engineering is really like by building and racing their own electric vehicles.

Thu 17 November 2016, 09:04 | Tags: Coventry, Schools

Midlands start-up scene revealed at Conference

Stephen Roper, Professor of Enterprise, will reveal the latest data on the Midlands start-up scene at the Enterprise at Warwick Conference 2016.

The conference, in conjunction with Global Entrepreneurship week, will be hosted by Warwick Business School and sponsored by UBS and will see a host of academics and entrepreneurs talk on topics ranging from how to create an innovation culture, the importance of an enterprise education to how Brexit will affect the start-up environment.

Thu 17 November 2016, 08:56 | Tags: WBS, hp-newsfeed, West Midlands Region

Students help with canal clean up

Our student volunteers joined volunteers from Tesco and local residents to take part in the autumn canal clean up in Leamington Spa on Sunday 23 October.

Thu 27 October 2016, 10:03 | Tags: Community warwick volunteers Leamington Spa

Warwick talks skills, innovation and expertise at Conservative Party Conference event

Innovation, skills and expertise were key themes at Warwick’s Conservative Party Conference fringe event on Powering Productivity.

The University of Warwick hosted a packed fringe event on “Powering Productivity” at the Conservative Party Conference in Birmingham on Monday 3 October 2016. The audience of elected councillors, policy makers and other public sector representatives came to hear how devolution of power to the region will better enable decisions to be made about how to drive it forward.

Tue 11 October 2016, 11:32 | Tags: Region hp-newsfeed

Coventry Godiva Lions find out how their donation will help to fight cancer

Following a generous donation to our cancer research work, Coventry Godiva Lions visited Professor Peter Sadler's team to find out about their pioneering work in new anti-cancer drug development.

Our Cancer Research Centre works closely with the existing Warwick Clinical Trials Unit to fuse elements of cancer clinical trials with clinical sciences at University Hospitals Birmingham (UHB) and University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire (UHCW).

Find out more about cancer research at Warwick and how you can help here.

Thu 06 October 2016, 16:33 | Tags: Community Coventry Cancer research

FarGo Village and Warwick University to host academics and artists exhibition

To celebrate Coventry’s bid for the UK City of Culture in 2017, the University of Warwick and Fargo Village are bringing artists and academics together for an exhibition of local artists work. The exhibition will invite applications from 17 artists (from all mediums and crafts) and 17 PhD students at the University of Warwick. The artists will create pieces based on the research ideas of PhD students from the University of Warwick. The exhibition will get underway on November 26, 2016.


Mon 26 September 2016, 15:11 | Tags: City of Culture, Coventry

Opera classes to help vulnerable feel better

OPERA could help improve life for vulnerable people in Leamington. Free weekly classes are being launched for those over the age of 18 suffering from dementia, Alzheimer’s and other mental health issues. Warwick University student and Leamington resident Nic Miller hopes the two hour workshops will help improve well-being and encourage some of the most vulnerable members of society to socialise.

Mon 26 September 2016, 15:05 | Tags: warwick volunteers, Leamington Spa

Your chance to explore science labs at Warwick

Members of the public are to be given behind-the-scenes access to scientific laboratories at the University of Warwick, as well as the chance get to grips with cutting-edge research. Over the next year, the School of Life Sciences will be running open events, allowing people of all ages to come along and find out how the natural world works – from the human brain, to antibiotics and climate change.

Wed 21 September 2016, 14:21 | Tags: Community Publicengagement hp-newsfeed School of Life Sciences

University shortlisted for six Tourism and Culture awards

The Coventry and Warwickshire Tourism and Culture awards are of real significance for our region, which boasts a phenomenal amount of world class assets for visitors to the area and locals alike to enjoy - and we've been shortlisted in six categories.

The winners will be announced at the Ricoh Arena on 22 September. Get involved on Twitter using #cwtca2016.

Wed 21 September 2016, 14:18 | Tags: Community Publicengagement Warwick Arts Centre Coventry Warwickshire

Former Kenilworth Mayor gives diabetes research at Warwick Medical School a boost

Councillor Michael Coker has chosen to make a donation of £3,000 to the University of Warwick’s Diabetes research groups and a similar amount to South Warwickshire Diabetes UK from his charitable fund. The money has been raised over the last year through local events including a golf day at Kenilworth Golf Club.

Wed 14 September 2016, 15:51 | Tags: WMS, Kenilworth

Two Chairs Exchange: Coventry Peace Day

To celebrate Coventry Peace Day, passers-by in Friargate on Wednesday 21 September will be invited to participate in two-minutes of silent, mutual contemplation with a stranger and reflect upon the experience, drawing on the age-old image of ‘two chairs’ that connect people across cultural, religious and historical divides.

Hear from Dr James Hodkinson from the School of Modern Languages and Cultures on the project, and on rethinking his approach in order to reach a diverse public with his research.

Wed 14 September 2016, 11:07 | Tags: Community

Warwick students two of the directors of Kenilworth Arts Festival

Kenilworth Arts Festival is an exciting new festival taking place across a range of venues in the historic town of Kenilworth between the 12-18 September.

There are close connections between the festival and the University, as not only is Warwick sponsoring the festival but two directors of the festival, Lewis Smith and Charlotte Thomas, are current students at Warwick, and a number of the artists are university staff and alumni.

Tue 06 September 2016, 14:16 | Tags: Community Kenilworth

Discover Caribbean past and present at the Belgrade Theatre in Coventry

The ‘Embodied Islands’ exhibition of Caribbean photography organised and curated by the Centre for Caribbean Studies at the University of Warwick will be on show in the Belgrade Theatre in Coventry from 3rd to 28th October.

Tue 06 September 2016, 08:34 | Tags: Community Warwick Arts Centre

Coventry student celebrates exam and apprenticeship success

Hayley McDermott from Coventry is celebrating passing her B-Tech Level 3 in engineering with merit yesterday. Her results have secured her an apprenticeship with Envisage Group, an international design andengineering organisation based in Coventry. Hayley is part of the first cohort to graduate from the WMG Academy that has achieved a 100% pass rate in engineering.

Tue 06 September 2016, 08:31 | Tags: WMG

100% pass rate in engineering - WMG Academy for Young Engineers celebrates its first ever set of Level 3 results

WMG Academy for Young Engineers is today celebrating the success of their Y13 students; their first cohort to graduate with a 100% pass rate in engineering and over a quarter of its students gaining places at Russell Group Universities.

Students have achieved great success in their academic and vocational qualifications with 55% achieving A*-C pass rate.

Tue 06 September 2016, 08:27 | Tags: WMG

Solihull student celebrates exam and apprenticeship success

Chris Nix from Solihull is celebrating Level 3 results that have helped to secure him an apprenticeship with TATA Technologies. Chris is part of the first cohort of students to graduate from the Academy who have achieved a 100% pass rate in engineering.

Students from the WMG Academy for Young Engineers in Coventry have achieved great success in their academic and vocational qualifications with 55% achieving A*-C pass rate.

Tue 06 September 2016, 08:25 | Tags: WMG

Host Employers required for 2016/17 Warwick Graduate Internships Programme

Thanks to part-funding by Santander Universities and generous donations from Warwick alumni and friends, Warwick Graduate Internships 2016/17 (WGI) programme has opened for employer sign-up until 26th September, offering 12 week full-time internships starting in January 2017.

Fri 19 August 2016, 14:29

Next steps towards preventing cancer and Alzheimer’s

A new generation of drugs that prevent cancer and Alzheimer’s could be developed, thanks to research from the University of Warwick.

Wed 17 August 2016, 09:01 | Tags: WMS, hp-newsfeed

Nobel Prize Winner opens Warwick Medical School building

Nobel Prize winner Dr Randy Schekman has given the keynote speech at the opening of the latest addition to Warwick Medical School, University of Warwick. The new extension to the Mechanochemical Cell Biology Building (MCBB) extension houses a new high quality laboratory and space for more researchers to carry out research into diseases such as cancer.

Wed 17 August 2016, 09:00 | Tags: WMS

Apprentice success for 35 students from the WMG Academy for Young Engineers in Coventry

As the first cohort of students from the WMG Academy for Young Engineers, in Coventry, complete their studies, 35 students have already secured apprenticeships and jobs in industry.

Tue 02 August 2016, 10:24 | Tags: Community

Warwick Crop Centre Joins Historic Tractor Parade

Staff and students from the University of Warwick Crop Centre took part in the ‘70 tractors for 70 years’ Massey Ferguson procession organised by Coventry Transport Museum on Saturday 30 July.

Mon 01 August 2016, 11:05 | Tags: Community Publicengagement Region

Coventry schools robotics volunteer gets 1st class degree - and he’s still inventing robotics for local schools

Whitley University of Warwick student Stephen Pithouse has received a first class degree in engineering from the University. Stephen, who attended Whitley Academy School, had not considered even going to University until a team of volunteer University of Warwick students, led by Margaret Low a Principal Teaching Fellow in WMG (Warwick Manufacturing Group), visited his school to help pupils learn about computer programming for robotics.

Mon 25 July 2016, 13:25 | Tags: Community WMG warwick volunteers

Coventry Community Cohesion Awards 2016

Coventry held its sixth cohesion awards earlier this month with fourteen organisations shortlisted in seven categories. The awards celebrate projects which build upon the city’s heritage as a city of peace and reconciliation. The awards highlight examples of good community relations recognising what local people have done for Coventry to remain a cohesive city.

Tue 12 July 2016, 10:55 | Tags: Community

Coventry and Warwickshire Local Government leaders and Universities call for strong Midlands Voice in EU negotiations

Coventry and Warwickshire local government leaders, and the city and county’s two universities, are united in their resolve that the concerns, interests, and indeed opportunities for growth in region must have their voice heard in any forthcoming negotiations following the recent EU referendum.

Fri 01 July 2016, 16:12 | Tags: Community Region hp-newsfeed

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