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Governments must ask people which feelings matter not just ask how happy they are - say economist & former Cabinet Secretary

Governments around the world have been wrestling with attempts to use data on people’s happiness to shape policy and public spending decisions, but they have been missing a crucial step according to new research by University of Warwick economist Professor Andrew Oswald and former Cabinet Secretary Lord (Gus) O’Donnell.

Tue 13 October 2015, 11:06 | Tags: Research, Economics

The University of Warwick explores new ways of teaching and learning with the ‘Dark Would’

The Institute for Advanced Teaching and Learning (IATL) at the University of Warwick has created the ‘The Dark Would’ a collaborative project facilitating new ways of teaching and learning.

Tue 13 October 2015, 11:00 | Tags: University of Warwick, IATL, Education

Researchers call on Cleobury Mortimer residents to help shape policing

Residents living in Cleobury Mortimer are being encouraged to complete a short online survey which will help shape the future of policing and put them in with a chance of winning £100.

Mon 12 October 2015, 12:46 | Tags: Research, Law, Psychology

University of Warwick lecturer launches unique writer development scheme for Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic children's writers

A new writer development scheme for Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic children’s writers is seeking applications. Funded by The Arts Council and The Publishers’ Association, the Megaphone scheme is led by Leila Rasheed who is the author of the Chips, Beans and Limousines series, and teaches Writing For Children on the University of Warwick’s MA in Writing.

Mon 12 October 2015, 11:13 | Tags: Publishing, writing, English, Academic Staff

The Princess Royal visits University of Warwick to celebrate its 50th Anniversary

Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal visited the University of Warwick to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the awarding of its Royal Charter of Incorporation.

Fri 09 October 2015, 09:55

University of Warwick and National Grid seek to expand their £1.5 million partnership

This week the University of Warwick and National Grid have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to extend the successful strategic alliance they have operated for last two years. To date that alliance has engaged in over £1.5 million worth of research and studentships in areas such as: electricity transmission asset management, gas transmission, microtunnelling, and cyber security.

Wed 07 October 2015, 17:15 | Tags: Business Members, Business, Engineering

University of Warwick introduces pioneering new campus cycle scheme UniCycles at Warwick

On Saturday 3 October the University of Warwick introduced a new cycle scheme on campus, UniCycles at Warwick, in partnership with German company nextbike. It is hoped that the UniCycles at Warwick will help to create an even greener more accessible campus at the University of Warwick.

How using your contacts can harm your business

New research has suggested the adage ‘it’s not what you know, but who you know’ as one to avoid in business. Networking is seen as the way to progress a career, but companies hiring through business contacts could be harming their performance.

Tue 06 October 2015, 12:35 | Tags: WBS, Research, Business

Warwick to award honorary degree to Janet L. Yellen Chair of the US Federal Reserve System

The University of Warwick has announced today, Monday the 5th of October 2015, that it is to award an Honorary Doctor of Laws (LLD) to Janet L. Yellen, Chair of the US Federal Reserve System (often known as “the Fed”). The award will be made at a ceremony to be held in Washington DC on 19 November 2015.

Mon 05 October 2015, 15:57 | Tags: Economics

Love, loss and longing: the Warwick Prize for Writing 2015 announces shortlist

The Warwick Prize for Writing announces today, 2 October 2015, its shortlist of six titles under consideration for the £25,000 biennial literary award. The prize, which is run by the University of Warwick, is uniquely international and cross-disciplinary award, open to any genre or form of writing. The theme for this year’s prize is ‘Instinct’.

European funding grant boosts Liberal Arts at Warwick

The University of Warwick has been awarded a prestigious grant to develop the teaching of Liberal Arts degrees in partnership with a number of other European universities.

Mon 05 October 2015, 10:40 | Tags: Liberal Arts

Latest table gives University of Warwick a full house of top 100 world rankings

The University of Warwick has now achieved a full house of the top 100 university world rankings, as the THE today declares today, Thursday 1st October 2015, that Warwick has leapt 23 places to be ranked 80th in the world in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2015-16.

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