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Study shows rats might be off the hook for the Black Death 

16 Jan 18

New research suggests that rats may not have caused the deadly spread of the plague in the Middle Ages , after all.


Local news
1 out of 5 university students in Birmingham are international 

16 Jan 18

The proportion of international students in Birmingham universities stayed the same for the last four years, while the total number of students in the city increased in the same period.


Blog comment
Emma supports growing calls for Channel 4 to come to the West Midlands 

12 Jan 18

Emma Reynolds, Labour MP for Wolverhampton North East is supporting calls for Channel to move to the West Midlands when they leave their current offices.


News
Boris Johnson brands Toby Young the ‘ideal man’ for universities regulator 

3 Jan 18

The Foreign Secretary insisted Mr Young would bring independence, rigour and caustic wit to the role…


Blog feature
Midlands Innovation announces plans for technology transfer 

20 Dec 17

Midlands Innovation, a group of eight universities and one of the UK’s most influential academic collaborations, has launched its plan for collaboration in technology transfer.


Business
Approved supplier into 3D scanning framework for Universities & Colleges 

11 Dec 17

Central Scanning are pleased to be an official supplier into the 3D Printers, 3D Scanners and associated consumables (LAB1009 AP) framework.


Blog comment
The Digital Revolution 

4 Dec 17

We seem to be making real progress on the Smart Staffordshire work, in which the county council is working with our universities, businesses and the Staffordshire public sector.


News
Region well placed to capitalise on economic benefits of HS2, says leader of Staffordshire County Council 

30 Nov 17

Our region will be perfectly placed to capitalise on any economic benefits from high speed rail, Staffordshire County Council’s leader has claimed.


Blog comment
In Favour of Trigger Warnings 

22 Nov 17

Comment Writer Emilia Lavender argues Universities should use trigger warnings The post In Favour of Trigger Warnings appeared first on Redbrick .


Sport
Birmingham Pussycats Perform at Xplosion Event 

20 Nov 17

Guest writer Molly Sutton discusses the cheerleading aspect of one of the universities biggest sports events, Xplosion.


News
University staff threaten to STRIKE over pensions row 

17 Nov 17

Lectures, classes and exams at around 50 universities could be affected if the University and College Union (UCU) pushes ahead with walkouts…


News
It’s official – Coventry University comes out top for nurturing enterprise 

16 Nov 17

Coventry beats seven other universities for national entrepreneurship award…


News
UK universities slip down global rankings for most employable graduates 

16 Nov 17

Four UK institutions made it into the top 30…


Blog comment
Prejudice in University Admissions Needs To Stop 

9 Nov 17

Comment Writer Lily Haugh explores elitism and prejudice at Oxbridge and other Russell Group universities, arguing that it needs to end The post Prejudice in University Admissions Needs To Stop appeared first on Redbrick .


News
Universities warned over freedom of speech and soaring pay for staff 

27 Oct 17

Under the proposals, universities will have to publish the pay of anyone earning more than 100,000, and give an explanation if someone is earning in excess of 150,000…


Council
Coventry amongst winners of funding to upgrade testing infrastructure for connected and autonomous vehicle (CAV) technology. 

20 Oct 17

The government has announced winners of a £51 million competition to develop world leading self driving car testing infrastructure with Coventry based universities and industry.


News
How UK universities are generating nearly £100BILLION per year for economy 

16 Oct 17

Higher education institutions also support nearly a million jobs…


Business
Agri-tech Growth and Resources for Innovation 

10 Oct 17

Businesses in the Marches region seeking to innovate with new products or processes in the agri-tech and agri-food sectors have a new source of support, thanks to the launch of a new scheme run by Aston and Harper Adams Universities and funded…


Blog feature
Universities global connectivity via the air transport network gives significant insight to global rankings 

6 Oct 17

The demand for higher education is on the rise and so is the cost of education.


Blog comment
Education opportunities for local businesses 

6 Oct 17

Birmingham universities offer free talent, training and support services to local SMEs.


Blog comment
Freshers Week: Why Was I Never Offered a Free Salad? 

5 Oct 17

Ida Thagesen comments on the unhealthy habits of English universities The post Freshers Week: Why Was I Never Offered a Free Salad? appeared first on Redbrick .


News
The universities with most attractive students revealed – and Coventry’s ranking may surprise you 

24 Sep 17

Naturally, many London universities feature on the list…


Blog feature
Warwick named in UK’s top 10 by Good University Guide 2018 

22 Sep 17

The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2018 has named the University of Warwick as one of the UKs top 10 universities and 1st in the West Midlands.


Blog feature
Professor Nasir Rajpoot and Dr Emma Pickwell-MacPherson receive Wolfson Research Merit Awards 

21 Sep 17

Two University of Warwick academics have been recognised by the Royal Societys Wolfson Merit Award scheme, awarded to outstanding scientists to support their research careers at UK universities.


Blog feature
Lawn Tennis Association 

18 Sep 17

Clubs, local authorities and educational institutions (schools, colleges and universities, etc) have the opportunity to come together with other local partner organisations to apply for capital funding to create a community tennis network in their …