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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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”.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Hear from students from the School of Modern Languages and Cultures, supporting the French elderly in lockdown by chatting to them virtually online.
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.
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.
Newly unveiled artist's impressions of Warwick Art's Centre's development, plans to reopen and summer programme.
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
Daughter's campaign to honour city councillor, who first came to the city as an undergraduate student at the University of Warwick
External link to Coventry Telegraph news article
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.
University of Warwick offers to help 5 more creative businesses - 6 months free in a 5G enabled business incubator
The University of Warwick is looking for the next cohort of creative businesses that it can help with its Creative Futures programme and business have just over two weeks to apply to be part of it - applications will close on 15th February 2021.
Take a look at some photography by some of our friends who live near the University campus.
Due to the perceived risk of picking up germs from areas such as the grab-poles on trains, buses and trams, a team including researchers from WMG at the University of Warwick have come up with a solution. Find out more.
Researchers at the University of Warwick and University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire (UHCW) NHS Trust will be investigating whether a tailored online exercise and support programme would benefit those experiencing long-term symptoms of Covid-19 – what has been dubbed ‘long Covid’.
Warwick Arts Centre has been awarded a £1.9m grant allowing work on the completion of the renovation of the arts centre to continue despite the financial challenge caused by Covid-19.
We recently celebrated completion of the final storey of the new Faculty of Arts Building with a ‘topping out’ ceremony. Take a look at how the building is taking shape.
With thanks to the University of Warwick, BT and Warwickshire County Council, ten new businesses will be the first to benefit from a new Creative Futures Accelerator Programme in Leamington Spa’s Creative District that will help those businesses become part of the UK’s largest creative cluster outside Greater London.
The Coventry Very Light Rail (VLR) is an innovative light rail system which will be battery powered, lightweight and rail-based. In March 2019 a 3D simulation of the vehicle was released, and even with Covid-19 lockdowns, the vehicle build is progressing on schedule at NP Aerospace in Coventry.
For many years, at the end of the summer term, we would welcome our local community volunteers onto campus to help the RAWKUS Project collect food surplus and other items that were no longer needed from campus accommodation. This year, the challenges of Covid-19 meant we had to adapt our usual approach to ensure surplus items did not go to waste.
We rose to the challenge and had tremendous success after colleagues from numerous teams at the University stepped up. In total, we were able to donate around 100m³ of products – more than double the size of donations from previous years.
We're aware of the following scheduled road closures in the area surrounding our campus.
The Warwick campus is to become an Athletes Village during the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games.
We’ll be hosting international athletes at our multi award-winning campus hospitality venues, Warwick Conferences, and providing unlimited training access in our world-class Sports & Wellness Hub, which is part of a £49m investment into campus sports at Warwick.
Read about the project and how our academics are involved.
Two University Building Projects have been shortlisted in the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) Regional Awards
Two building projects recently completed for the University have been shortlisted in the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) regional awards in the Midlands, with final judging for the winner taking place later in the year.
The two projects are the Professor Lord Bhattacharyya Building hosting the National Automotive Innovation Centre (NAIC) and Phase 1 of the Cryfield Village Student Accommodation. Both buildings dramatically enhance the University campus and provide world class facilities for research, teaching and living.
They are extremely energy efficient (EPC A) and sustainable (Breeam Excellent), incorporating renewable energy systems and are assisting the University in the journey towards carbon net zero. Most importantly the buildings are now enriching the experience for staff, students, visitors and the Universities industrial partners, bringing more employment to the region.
Image: Nick Dimbleby
Whilst the UK has been in lockdown during the COVID-19 pandemic, Gill Frigerio, an Associate Professor in the Centre for Lifelong Learning, has been crocheting coronaviruses to raise money for local charities.
Each week she raffled off her bespoke creations to support different causes in the West Midlands. Tickets were available for anyone to buy for a donation of £5 each. Earlier this month she hosted her ninth (and final) raffle, reaching a grand total of £2,300.
Six Warwick social science researchers have become members of the West Midlands Police & Crime Commissioner’s new Academic Advisory Board.
Dr Ana Aliverti, Professor Jo Angouri, Professor Jackie Hodgson, Professor Vanessa Munro, Professor Tom Sorell and Professor Azrini Wahidin will share research and expertise with the West Midlands Police & Crime Commissioner, David Jamieson.
The board brings together academics from the region’s universities who have expertise in political governance, policing, social cohesion, criminology and social work to share research and identify new and creative ways they can work together with the police to reduce crime in the West Midlands.
Whilst the UK has been in lockdown during the COVID-19 pandemic, Gill Frigerio, an Associate Professor in the Centre for Lifelong Learning at the University of Warwick, has been crocheting coronaviruses to raise money for local charities.
The Building Fabric team from Estates Maintenance has recently completed a community project at St Peter’s Primary School in Leamington Spa.
With the majority of the team on furlough, colleagues wanted to put their building maintenance skills to good use during this time, to help the community.
Team member Nicola Austin, whose daughter attends the school, identified the project and set the ball rolling several weeks ago. She liaised with the school, doing the preparation work and co-ordinating the team throughout.