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Welcome to the 2012 issue of Warwick Connect...

    There’s so much happening here and the last twelve months have been particularly interesting. There has been success in the rankings, news of developing relationships with universities in the UK and overseas and some fascinating content from the Knowledge Centre. You can catch up with these particular stories in this edition of Warwick Connect.


    International partnerships

    Warwick's new strategic partnerships
    Over the last 12 months Warwick has announced a series of strategic partnerships and collaborations with a number of universities in the UK and overseas. These partnerships will enhance Warwick’s position as a globally connected university and maximise the effectiveness of its teaching and research.

    Knowledge Centre

    The Knowledge Centre - see what you've been missing...
    Launched two years ago Warwick Knowledge Centre has proved to be an important way for the University to disseminate research and a great way for alumni to stay in touch with the latest news from Warwick. If you haven’t visited the site yet you’ve missed out on two years-worth of articles, podcasts and videos showcasing research relevant to today’s world and countless opportunities to expand your knowledge.


    Nurturing talent - Michael Odunlami
    The University is able to support a number of scholarships for academically excellent, financially disadvantaged students thanks to the support of our donors. One of our scholarship initiatives, the Multicultural Scholars’ Programme, provides financial, pastoral and careers support for low income students from poorly represented ethnic minorities entering higher education. Michael Odunlami was a recipient of an MSP scholarship in Law & Sociology and graduated in July 2012 with a 2:1.

    Damian Jones

    Alumni profile - Damian Jones
    When you were watching Meryl Streep’s Oscar –winning performance as Margaret Thatcher in The Iron Lady you
    probably didn’t realise that its producer was a Warwick alumnus. Damian Jones (BA Politics and History 1983-86) was kind enough to take some time away from launching his latest film, Fast Girls, to talk to Warwick Connect.
    Science day

    Inspiring young scientists - school science day
    University staff, graduates and students welcomed local school children and their teachers onto campus in July for our inaugural Student Science Day.

    John Dalton

    Alumni profile - John Dalton
    John Dalton's career (BSc Mathematics 1988-91) has taken a slightly unusual path since leaving Warwick. He’s spent much of that time teaching in Ghana and South Africa. Now based in Stellenbosch, he teaches at Makupula Secondary and has recently become involved with the Warwick in Africa teaching programme.


    Providing better healthcare - Centre for Mechanochemical Cell Biology
    In April 2012 Warwick Medical School launched the Centre for Mechanochemical Cell Biology. Despite the complex-sounding name, the science of mechanochemical cell biology is basic and fundamental: it involves the study of the machinery that organises and moves the cells that make up our bodies. Ultimately, this information is used to provide better healthcare to patients.


    Photo archive - the turbulent 70s
    The 1970s were a turbulent time for the country and universities were not immune to the changes going on around them. Demonstrations and sit-ins were a relatively common feature of student life for British students of the time. Jake Bernard (BSc Engineering 1973-76) took nearly 3,000 photographs documenting student life.

    News stories

    Alumni news
    A round-up of recent Warwick stories

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