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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

Coventry's Very Light Rail Vehicle now ready for testing

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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

Vacancies can be submitted from now until 26 April.

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

Coventry City of Culture 2021: Become a City Host volunteer

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

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

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

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

Warwick hails news of landmark Covid-19 vaccination in our region

The eyes of the world turned to Coventry and Warwickshire this month as the very first patient to receive the Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine (outside of a clinical trial) did so at our partner site, University Hospital Coventry.

Wed 16 Dec 2020, 15:31 | Tags: Region West Midlands Region

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

University of Warwick and testing mega lab in Leamington Spa

The University of Warwick is geographically very close to the proposed location of a testing mega lab in Leamington Spa that was announced today (16 November). The University has been asked if we can help with this initiative and we have offered our full support. We believe that we can provide significant assistance that will be crucial to getting the mega lab up and running quickly and effectively.

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

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

How our academics are contributing to the Government's Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies (SAGE)

Discover how our academics in the Zeeman Institute are contributing to the Government's Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies (SAGE) and providing scientific evidence to support the UK's response to COVID-19.

Tue 02 Jun 2020, 12:01 | Tags: Community Policy Region hp-newsfeed

Academic returns to nursing to help NHS in pandemic

Charlotte Croft has swapped the lecture theatre for a hospital theatre after returning to nursing to help the UK's National Health Service (NHS) fight the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Associate Professor of Human Resource Management left her role as a nurse at Nottingham University Hospital in 2013 to work in academia, but decided to answer the Government's call to return to the frontline to help the thousands suffering from coronavirus.

Fri 29 May 2020, 09:49 | Tags: Community Policy Region hp-newsfeed

Researchers call to record the landscape of the pandemic

‘The Viral Archive’ is a collaborative project between archaeologists at the University of Warwick, University College Cork (Ireland), and University College London, that is sending out a global invitation, for you to capture the visual record of the signs, marks, and graffiti that are keeping us safe, together, and uplifted during this pandemic.

So far the team has received over 500 contributions from around the world through their @Viral_Archive Twitter page, and are hoping to grow this as an archive of the times. Examples submitted to date include: pictures of rainbows, decorated trees and painted stones, chalk street art, and virus-related graffiti.

Thu 28 May 2020, 18:00 | Tags: Community Region hp-newsfeed

MBAs help medics across the world facing pandemic

Three Warwick Business School MBA students have set up a programme of free weekly online seminars for healthcare workers across the world to help them cope with the coronavirus crisis.

Wed 27 May 2020, 09:21 | Tags: Community Policy Region hp-newsfeed

Hundreds write letters to say 'thank you' to the NHS

Mya Krishna-Kumar, a first year Maths student at the University of Warwick, was inspired by the weekly clap for carers. She wanted to find a way to connect people with NHS staff, to give a more personal touch. A couple of weeks ago, Mya set up 'Letters for the NHS' – a pairing system where anyone can write to a hard-working healthcare worker.

Fri 22 May 2020, 12:00 | Tags: Community Policy Region feature-01 hp-newsfeed

Expert comment: can our food supply chains cope?

Dr Kate Bailey, a Principal Engineer at WMG, is an expert in food supply chains and has shared her thoughts with us on the challenges our food supply chains have been facing in recent weeks.

Fri 15 May 2020, 18:00 | Tags: Community Policy Region hp-newsfeed

Spotlight on food: how we're helping people access food through COVID-19

Doing the weekly shop, or putting in your regular online delivery order, was something most of us took for granted until the COVID-19 crisis hit. Since the social distancing ‘lockdown’, something as basic as going shopping, or popping to the chemist to pick up a prescription, has become increasingly difficult to navigate for vulnerable and elderly people, as well as those who have found themselves in financial difficulty due to a reduced income.

Thankfully, dozens of community support initiatives have quickly sprung into action to support these groups, and many of our students and staff have been getting involved to help get food and assistance out to where it’s most needed.

Tue 12 May 2020, 11:51 | Tags: Community Policy Region feature-02 hp-newsfeed

Putting Pen to Paper: supporting Hope Coventry's Good Neighbours programme

Lisa Randle, Chef de Partie in Warwick Conferences’ Rootes kitchen, has been putting her writing skills to good use by volunteering as a pen pal befriender through Hope Coventry’s Good Neighbours programme. She is writing letters to vulnerable local people in Coventry.

Wed 06 May 2020, 15:32 | Tags: Community Policy Region hp-newsfeed Coventry

Watch UHCW and Warwick Medical School on BBC Midlands Today

Dr David Gregory-Kumar reports for BBC Midlands Today on University Hospital Coventry and Warwickshire conducting tests for COVID-19 and how Warwick Medical School staff and students are involved.

Tue 05 May 2020, 11:03 | Tags: Community Policy Region hp-newsfeed

Innovative Partner Awarded Contract to develop Very Light Rail trackform

The Coventry Very Light Rail project is about to embark on a new adventure, investigating how to create a low cost trackform for the light rail carriages already in development, thanks to £1.5m funding from West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA), secured by CCC. This project aims to revolutionise affordable public transport in towns and cities.

Fri 01 May 2020, 13:58 | Tags: Region hp-newsfeed

Face masks donated from Beijing to University of Warwick will equip local NHS

Around 1,000 face masks, donated from Beijing to the University of Warwick, will be distributed to NHS key workers across Warwickshire.

Wed 29 Apr 2020, 14:20 | Tags: Community Region feature-02 hp-newsfeed Warwickshire

Staying active at home with Warwick Sport

We've got some resources from Warwick Sport to help you stay active at home.

Fri 24 Apr 2020, 10:34 | Tags: Community Region Warwick Sport feature-03 hp-newsfeed

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