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Developing efficient mechanisms for energy storage to create a greener future

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.

Thu 06 May 2021, 11:49 | Tags: Community Region

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 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

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

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.

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

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

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.

Mon 01 Feb 2021, 19:36 | Tags: Community Region

Explore our campus gallery of photos shared by our neighbours

Take a look at some photography by some of our friends who live near the University campus.

Sun 24 Jan 2021, 12:10 | Tags: Community hp-newsfeed

Anti-microbial poles for public transport to be made in light of Covid-19 pandemic

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.

Thu 14 Jan 2021, 14:08 | Tags: Community Region

New clinical trial to test whether structured exercise benefits ‘long Covid’ patients

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’.

Thu 17 Dec 2020, 14:06 | Tags: Community

Warwick Arts Centre receives Government Kickstart grant

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.

Thu 17 Dec 2020, 13:14 | Tags: Community

New Faculty of Arts building: Topping out ceremony

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.

Thu 17 Dec 2020, 13:07 | Tags: Community

Creative future for 10 new businesses & 500 innovators at Leamington Spa’s 1 Mill Street

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.

Thu 10 Dec 2020, 14:07 | Tags: Community Region Leamington Spa

Early construction of prototype innovative light rail vehicle for the City of Coventry

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.

Wed 02 Dec 2020, 23:13 | Tags: Community Policy Region hp-newsfeed Coventry

Huge volume of donations given to the local community

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.

Mon 19 Oct 2020, 12:26 | Tags: Community hp-newsfeed

Road closures near the University

We're aware of the following scheduled road closures in the area surrounding our campus.

Wed 26 Aug 2020, 13:00 | Tags: Community hp-newsfeed

Warwick to host Commonwealth Games athletes in 2022

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.

Wed 12 Aug 2020, 13:55 | Tags: Community Region

Memories of Binley Colliery: a community project supported by University researchers

Read about the project and how our academics are involved.

Fri 26 Jun 2020, 14:07 | Tags: Community hp-newsfeed Coventry

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

Tue 16 Jun 2020, 17:33 | Tags: Community hp-newsfeed Campus development

Over £2000 raised for hard hit charities with this crocheted coronavirus raffle

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.

Tue 16 Jun 2020, 12:30 | Tags: Community hp-newsfeed

Warwick researchers join Police and Crime Commissioner’s advisory board

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.

Tue 09 Jun 2020, 14:56 | Tags: Community Region hp-newsfeed

Help raise over £2000 for hard hit charities with this crocheted coronavirus raffle

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.

Thu 04 Jun 2020, 16:00 | Tags: Community Policy Region hp-newsfeed

Estates team give Leamington Spa school a makeover

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.

Tue 02 Jun 2020, 19:00 | Tags: Community Policy Region feature-03 hp-newsfeed

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