Staffordshire news and blogs Thursday 19 July 2018
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Funding opportunity for community groups who support young people 

18 Jul 18

Councillor Ian Shires (Lib Dem, Willenhall North) is calling on organisations to use £100,000 funding opportunity for local young people Councillor Shires has today called on colleges, universities and community groups in the West Midlands to apply …

When is Freshers Week 2018? Dates for Birmingham City University, Aston University and University of Birmingham students 

10 Jul 18

As a city, Birmingham can boast three brilliant universities…

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How walking down stairs changed my life! 

27 Jun 18

I realised today it is now 10 years since I completed my NVQ Level 3 Diploma in Complementary Therapies at Daventry College.

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Teaching data journalism — fast and slow 

19 Jun 18

Lecture theatre image by judy dean I’ve now been teaching data journalism for over a decade — from one-off guest classes at universities with no internal data journalism expertise, to entire courses dedicated to the field.

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UK Universities host high-profile careers fair in Shanghai 

15 Jun 18

Careers professionals at the Universities of Warwick, Birmingham and Nottingham are busy planning their next business partnership in China after their first joint graduate careers event in country attracted praise from employers, students and alumni.

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Exhibition: Year 11 

6 Jun 18

Exhibition: Work produced by Year 11 Art, Textiles and Food pupils We are hosting an evening on Tuesday 12 th June for pupils, parents, carers, universities and organisations to come and view the fantastic work produced by Year 11 Art, Textiles and …

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Declaration of Intent: the Creation of a European University Alliance 

5 Jun 18

Following executive discussions, detailed planning by academic groups, and the joint signing of key memoranda, the University of Warwick (United Kingdom), the University of Paris Seine (France) and Vrije Universiteit Brussels (Belgium) have declared …

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Warwick Ranked in THE’s World Reputation Rankings Top 100 

31 May 18

The University of Warwick has been named as one the world’s top 100 universities for research and teaching by the Times Higher Education’s 2018 World Reputation Rankings – one of only nine UK institutions to make the list.

University of Birmingham is helping to pay for Irish students to go home and vote in abortion referendum 

25 May 18

Universities across the UK are setting up travel bursaries of up to 110 to help Irish students get home to vote…

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Improved financial regulation deters misconduct, study finds 

24 May 18

Improved regulation has deterred a greater amount of financial misconduct in the UK since the global financial crisis, according to a new study by researchers at UEA, Bangor University, and the Universities of Warwick and Otago.

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Hotter bodies fight infections and tumours better – researchers show how 

21 May 18

The hotter our body temperature, the more our bodies speed up a key defence system that fights against tumours, wounds or infections, new research by a multidisciplinary team of mathematicians and biologists from the Universities of Warwick and …

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US boycott of Chinese researchers could ‘stifle’ global progress, research suggests. 

14 May 18

Academics are warning that proposed measures by the Trump administration to restrict Chinese researchers from working in the US could ‘stifle’ global progress.

Learn about science at your local 

3 May 18

The public science festival, Pint of Science, is coming to Coventry for the first time this year, with experts from the Universities of Warwick and Coventry.

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Coventry’s universities prepare for City of Culture with cultural projects open to all 

30 Apr 18

Coventry’s universities are to embark on a series of collaborations to bring their research directly to Coventrians in the run up to UK City of Culture 2021.

National Express Foundation announces largest ever grants to support young people in our city and beyond. 

27 Apr 18

The National Express Foundation, a charity that helps disadvantaged young people, has today announced a total of £242,760 in community grant and educational bursary funding awards to support local young people across our city, the Black Country and …

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Pint of Science Coventry brings scientists out of the lab and into your local pub 

9 Apr 18

The public science festival, Pint of Science, is coming to Coventry for the first time this year, with experts from the Universities of Warwick and Coventry talking about their research work in a selection of pubs and venues around the city.

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University of Warwick launches major teaching and research collaboration with partners in Paris and Brussels 

28 Mar 18

The University of Warwick has today, Wednesday 28 th March 2018, signed and launched two major teaching and research collaborations with partner universities and colleges in Paris and Brussels.

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Of Abandoned Staff Quarters in Public Universities 

21 Mar 18

Passed by new construction work inside the campus of a local University, which will remain un-named for specific reasons.

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Warwick ranked in world’s top 20 Most International Universities 

14 Mar 18

The University of Warwick has been named as one of the world’s top 20 Most International universities by the Times Higher education ranked 19 th overall and 7 th in the UK.

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Physical Sciences Industry Day to welcome businesses to Warwick 

13 Mar 18

Businesses from around the country are coming to the University of Warwick to learn how they collaborate with one of the world’s leading research universities.

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Women’s strike call 

6 Mar 18

The Birmingham Women’s Strike Assembly explain the reason for their action.

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Newman Hosts Successful Cathedrals Group Choirs Festival 

28 Feb 18

Saturday 24th February saw universities from the Cathedrals Group come together to perform as part of the annual Cathedrals Group Choirs Festival.

Aston University and University of Warwick staff on strike today – what you need to know 

22 Feb 18

Academics at Aston and Warwick Universities are staging the walk-outs in protest at changes to their pensions…

Study examines if starting school later in the day may help GCSE pupils 

21 Feb 18

Experts from the universities of Birmingham, Oxford and Aberdeen are recruiting schools to take part in the study…

Universities to start weeks of strike action 

20 Feb 18

Staff at Aston and Warwick universities are among thousands across the UK who are staging a walkout in a row of future pensions…