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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

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.


Royal Academy of Engineering announces new Lord Bhattacharyya bursary winners for students in the West Midlands

Students across the West Midlands have been awarded a series of bursaries as part of the Royal Academy of Engineering’s Lord Bhattacharyya Engineering Education Programme. The winners have been announced on the second anniversary of death Lord Bhattacharyya and the programme is named in his honour

Mon 01 Mar 2021, 16:03 | Tags: hp-newsfeed, West Midlands Region

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


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

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.


Autonomous pods SWARM together like bees in world first demonstration

Autonomous pods born in Coventry are now able to swarm together in a world first, thanks to research by WMG at the University of Warwick in partnership with Aurrigo and Milton Keynes council.

With the concept of driverless pods now more realistic than futuristic, the vehicles are one step closer to being put to use, as they can now help each other to drive and navigate through pedestrian areas around people.


Seventy years of crop research at Warwick’s Wellesbourne campus celebrated at industry event

Industry specialists, researchers and staff – past and present – gathered at Warwick’s Wellesbourne campus on 18 December to mark 70 years of crop research on the site.

The meeting heard from a range of speakers who relayed past successes and described work on future developments. Invited keynote speaker and expert in food policy, Professor Tim Lang, spoke about the importance of vegetables in the UK and Sue Kennedy from Elsoms Seeds gave a commercial perspective on vegetable genetics and breeding – past, present and future.


New series on superbugs, stem cells and more open to the public at University of Warwick’s showcase of science

'Science on the Hill' is a new programme of public engagement events jointly hosted by the University’s School of Life Sciences and the Wellcome-Warwick Quantiative Biomedicine Programme at Warwick Medical School. These interactive two hour events taking place across the academic year will feature 20 researchers giving a birds-eye view of the latest exciting developments in their discipline.

Five free public events that will showcase the cutting-edge research being performed at the Gibbet Hill campus into the building blocks of life, futures in medicine and the factors that define our health are scheduled up to July 2020.


Martin Yardley appointed to role to spearhead the development of the University Of Warwick’s Wellesbourne campus

Martin Yardley, who currently combines the roles of Executive Director of Place at Coventry City Council and the CEO of the Coventry and Warwickshire Local Enterprise Partnership, is to join the University of Warwick in a senior business development role.


Department for Transport to give keynote address at WMG’s Very Light Rail Conference

On the 28th November 2019, Steve Berry OBE, Head of Highways Maintenance, Innovation, Resilience, Light Rail and Cableways at the UK Department of Transport will give the keynote address at the Very Light Rail Conference being held at The Slate on the University of Warwick’s campus. He will speak about the potential for Very Light Rail to transform local public transport.


Local residents entertained, challenged and moved by ESRC Festival of Social Science

More than 500 people took part in the workshops, talks and activities organised by the University of Warwick for this year’s ESRC Festival of Social Science. University researchers took to Coventry and Warwickshire’s streets, bars and community centres to share insights from their work with enthusiastic and interested audiences. The events tackled topics from the nature of time itself and the puzzle of DNA to taxes and accents.

Dr Rachel Turner-King and a team of volunteers organised a pop-up Story Garden in Canley Community Centre, with four themed areas of Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter representing different aspects of learning.


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.

Tue 30 Jan 2018, 16:39 | Tags: Community Region WMG feature-01 West Midlands Region

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 Jan 2018, 16:51 | Tags: Public Engagement Region WMG West Midlands Region

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.


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.


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 Oct 2017, 10:43 | Tags: Region WMG hp-newsfeed Coventry West Midlands Region

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.


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 Aug 2017, 10:12 | Tags: Region WMG Coventry West Midlands Region

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 Apr 2017, 12:49 | Tags: WMG, hp-newsfeed, West Midlands Region

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 Mar 2017, 16:49 | Tags: Community Region West Midlands Region

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 Mar 2017, 11:20 | Tags: Community Region West Midlands Region

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.


£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 Feb 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 Jan 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 Jan 2017, 11:31 | Tags: WMG, Coventry, West Midlands Region

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 Dec 2016, 08:56 | Tags: WMG, Coventry, Warwickshire, West Midlands Region

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 Nov 2016, 08:56 | Tags: hp-newsfeed, West Midlands Region