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From teenage school student to doctoral researcher, WMG’s ‘Class of 2016’ to share their year of learning online

Lord BhattacharyyaWMG at the University of Warwick has launched the ‘Class of 2016’, an exciting new initiative to showcase its world class education programmes, and the opportunities they offer people at any stage of their career.

WMG’s Chairman, Professor Lord Bhattacharyya, is passionate about education and ensuring that industry has the right skills base on which to sustain its future.

He explains: ‘I started out as an apprentice, and it is that grounding that has shaped my whole career. I worked my way up through the ranks, so I know first-hand what it takes to work hard to achieve career goals. I feel strongly that everyone, at any stage of their career, should have the opportunity to develop their skills, which is why workplace learning and technical education is at the very core of WMG.”


New Partnership to Identify Cyber Security Talent of the Future

Carsten MapleA 24 hour hackathon is to mark the start of a new partnership between WMG’s Cyber Security Centre at the University of Warwick and the digital identification company Callsign.

The WMG Cyber Security Centre will partner with Callsign to work on the future security of digital identities.

In particular they will work together to develop and support cyber security talent. This supports the government’s own strategy for cyber security and is an area that Professor Tim Watson and Professor Carsten Maple, both from WMG’s Cyber Security Centre, have significant national and international reputations – they both sit on national bodies in this field and are key influencers in cyber security policy.

Wed 17 Jun 2015, 13:41 | Tags: Cyber Security Centre Undergraduate Research

Warwick team geared up and ready to race

Formula Student 2014Engineering students from the University of Warwick are gearing up for an international racing event which will see them go head to head with their friends and rivals at Monash University.

Warwick Racing, assisted by staff from WMG and the School of Engineering, are taking their racing car (WR4) to compete in the UK Formula Student competition at Silverstone racetrack this July.

In the run-up to the competition the two sides, Warwick Racing and Monash Motorsport, have come together at the University of Warwick to share expertise as part of the Monash-Warwick Alliance.

Despite the spirit of friendly pre-race collaboration, the two sides will be pitted against each other in the three-day event starting on 9 July.


University of Warwick students battle to become Britain’s greenest drivers

Eco Driving Challenge Handover at WarwickStudents drive across England, Scotland and Wales to compete in Formula Student Diesel Eco Driving Challenge powered by Bosch on 19 – 21 June.

Engineering students from The University of Warwick have taken part in a non-stop driving challenge across the length of Britain in a bid to be crowned the nation’s most economical drivers.

The inaugural three-day competition, which started on June 19, will go via 46 universities and is being jointly run by Formula Student and Bosch.

Each team will drive a section of the route – while having their eco-driving ability measured by on-board computers - before passing the vehicle on to the next university. The University of Warwick team set off from WMG on June 19, and drove 21 miles to Birmingham University.

Thu 20 Jun 2013, 15:44 | Tags: Undergraduate Education

Warwick students only UK team to win place in world robot championship

Warwick Mobile Robotics 2013Engineering students at the University of Warwick are the only UK team to qualify for a place in a global competition to design and build a search and rescue robot.

Each year a team of students enter The European RoboCup Rescue competition, but this year’s team has gone one better and qualified for a place in the World RoboCup Rescue 2013.

The Warwick Mobile Robotics (WMR) team will be pitted against teams across the world for a chance to win the coveted championship in the Netherlands. They are currently the only UK team to be entered into the competition, which takes place in June.

Fri 10 May 2013, 15:36 | Tags: Undergraduate Education

Winning Warwick Racing team defend championship title in electric Grand Prix

evgp_team_2.jpgEngineering students at the University of Warwick aim to defend their championship title at this year's Electric Vehicle Grand Prix (EVGP) in the United States.

The WMG sponsored team of eight students have designed and built an electric-powered go-kart and to improve on last year's winning kart they have reduced the weight by 20%, making it lighter on the track.

The EVGP competition consisted of two races, the first on the Purdue University go kart track on 27th April and the second on the Indianapolis Motor Speedway track on 12th May.

 

Thu 28 Mar 2013, 11:40 | Tags: Undergraduate Education

Warwick Racing Team at Silverstone

2012 Warwick Racing TeamWarwick Racing, a team of final year mechanical, manufacturing, automotive and electronic engineering students competed with their single seater racing car in the annual IMechE Formula Student Competition at Silverstone this month.

The 2012 competition was the largest ever, with 134 teams from 34 different countries taking part. The Warwick team placed very highly in a number of events, achieving 3rd for their Business Presentation, 9th for Costing, and were nominated for the Airbus Teamwork Award. Overall they ranked 10th among UK teams. There was bitter disappointment however when a collision two laps before the end forced them to withdraw from the Endurance event which carried the major points.

However, the team weren't down for long as they have managed to secure another year’s sponsorship from Bosch Engineering worth €6000 and Bosch were able to directly recruit 3 (possibly 4) of the team for Graduate positions. The team’s professional approach also means that they are likely to maintain a number of other sponsorship agreements.

Mon 23 Jul 2012, 17:35 | Tags: Steve Maggs Undergraduate Education

A Robot, a Car and an Electric Go-kart: On Tour

Staff and students from WMG have been visiting local schools in order to inspire and encourage young people to think about a career in engineering, technology or research and development.

Continuing our programme of engaging with schools through on-site events, visits and external events, staff and students have so far been into schools in the Leamington and Coventry areas to highlight research projects undertaken through Warwick Innovative Manufacturing Research Centre (WIMRC), and student projects with the help of the undergraduate engineering students.

Wed 21 Dec 2011, 16:38 | Tags: Steve Maggs Undergraduate Education

Warwick Mobile Robots 'rescue' Ortis on the Gadget Show

Two of the robots developed by Warwick Mobile Robotics have been featured on Channel 5's Gadget Show (9th May 2011).

Tue 10 May 2011, 15:43 | Tags: Undergraduate

Warwick Racing car team aim for top five finish at Formula Student Competition

wfs_1011.jpgA team of engineering students at the University of Warwick are just weeks away from completing development of a ‘formula student’ racing car.

Warwick Racing, which consists of 12 final year engineering students, had been tasked with designing, manufacturing and testing a single seater WR1 racing car which they will enter into the annual Formula Student Competition at Silverstone in July.

Thu 24 Mar 2011, 10:34 | Tags: Steve Maggs Undergraduate

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