Alex Toft, Head of Minerva Business Angels, part of the University of Warwick Science Park, has been named a Barclays Entrepreneur Awards Regional Icon. The awards are made to individuals who are local thought leaders of influence, who actively contribute to the development of the local entrepreneurial ecosystem, and who inspire others.
New study will uncover the links between adolescent disability and socio-economic disadvantage in early adulthood
A three-year study at the Department of Sociology of the University of Warwick, funded by the Leverhulme Trust, will explore why disabled young people in England experience social and economic disadvantage into adulthood. The fact that adolescent disability is generally associated with poor educational, social and employment outcomes in adulthood has been well-documented but the reasons why this happens are not as well understood. The new study aims to close that gap.
The final report of the cross-party Youth Violence Commission (YVC), supported by researchers from the University of Warwick and The Open University is launched today (Monday 13 July) calling for specific action to tackle the rising social and financial costs of youth violence.
The University of Warwick’s Centre for Lifelong Learning specialises in helping adult learners achieve personal and professional goals regardless of their previous educational experience, and is urging anyone who has been inspired to return to learning during lockdown to take a look at the courses on offer for the autumn.
The University of Warwick’s Estates team has completed a redecoration and maintenance project at St Peter’s Catholic Primary School in Leamington Spa during lockdown.