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. Focusing on the city of Birmingham, the research team will map the current food system in the region, then explore what changes could provide fairer access to healthier and more environmentally sustainable food for everyone.
€2 million has been awarded by the European Commission to the EUTOPIA community of universities — of which the UK’s University of Warwick is a founding member — with the purpose of opening up academic research to businesses, policy-makers, and the wider public.
Freelancers urged to get involved with new study exploring their importance to the creative industries
Creative Freelancers living and/or working in Coventry, Waltham Forest and Northumberland are being urged to get involved with a new study into the contribution of freelance workers to the economic and place-based impacts of the creative industries. Warwick's Institute of Employment Research is one of the partners carrying out the research, which is commissioned by the Creative Industries Policy and Evidence Centre (PEC).
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.
Minerva Nottingham, a new collaboration between the University of Nottingham, Nottingham Trent University (NTU) and Minerva Business Angels, part of the University of Warwick Science Park, has held its inaugural pitching event at NTU. The new group aims to raise the profile of opportunities both for growth companies and potential investors in Nottingham and the wider D2N2 LEP area.