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Government should use apprenticeship levy to support technical education programmes that boost skills, argues Professor Lord Bhattacharyya

Chairman of WMG at the University of Warwick also says industry must demand programmes that are “built on real business need”

Thu 30 July 2015, 10:25 | Tags: University of Warwick, WMG Academy, Skills, WMG, Politics

Warwick students to present at MIT in international synthetic biology competition

Undergraduate and newly graduated students from Warwick University will be travelling to MIT, Boston, this September 24-28 to compete in a global synthetic biology competition.

Thu 30 July 2015, 10:25 | Tags: University of Warwick, Students

Why do people believe 9/11 was an inside job?

The reasons why some people believe bizarre conspiracy theories are set to be explored in a new project by a philosopher from the University of Warwick. Professor Quassim Cassam has been awarded £250,000 by the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) to study what he calls ‘intellectual vices’.

Thu 30 July 2015, 09:57 | Tags: University of Warwick, Philosophy

WMG Academy Young Engineers are given the tools to succeed

The WMG Academy for Young Engineers in Coventry has received a Coordinate Measuring Machine (CMM) on loan from WMG, at the University of Warwick. The machine will assist students with verification and measurement when producing parts, ensuring they are trained in the most efficient industrial processes and with the same equipment used by world leading manufacturing companies.

Thu 23 July 2015, 12:17 | Tags: WMG Academy, WMG, Students, Engineering

First graduate & first 200,000 hours of high tech study from new Jaguar Land Rover & WMG programme

The very first Masters student graduated, on Tuesday 14th July, at the University of Warwick from a technology programme which trains staff from across Jaguar Land Rover. From the shop floor to senior managers, and from all disciplines, the Technical Accreditation Scheme (TAS) is designed to develop employees skills to help create the next generation of vehicles and staff across Jaguar Land Rover have now completed over 200,000 hours of study in the new programme.

Warwick students providing legal aid to USA’s death row inmates

Ten law students from the University of Warwick are about to travel to the United States to help provide legal representation on behalf of prisoners who have been sentenced to death. They are taking part in a unique internship programme, which provides an exclusive opportunity to work on some of the country’s most prominent capital punishment cases.

Thu 16 July 2015, 10:49 | Tags: University of Warwick, Students, Volunteering, Law

On receiving an Honorary Degree from the University of Warwick, Krishnan Guru-Murthy reflects on his work - the day after his interview with Jeremy Corbyn

Channel 4’s Krishnan Guru-Murthy gave a podcast interview yesterday (14 July) at the University of Warwick immediately after receiving an Honorary Doctorate of Letters. Speaking after picking up the University of Warwick award – just a day after his highly-charged interview with Jeremy Corbyn – the TV broadcaster also discussed his self-critical nature and how he consistently reflects on his most recent interviews.

Cell structure discovery advances understanding of cancer development

University of Warwick researchers have discovered a cell structure which could help scientists understand why some cancers develop. For the first time a structure called ‘the mesh’ has been identified which helps to hold together cells. This discovery, which has been published in the online journal eLife, changes our understanding of the cell’s internal scaffolding.

Wed 15 July 2015, 15:53

Warwick researchers in major new autism mental health study

Experts from the University of Warwick are working with the UK’s leading autism research charity, Autistica, on a ground-breaking new project on the mental health of children with autism.

Wed 15 July 2015, 09:51 | Tags: Health, Research, Education

University of Warwick Honorary Graduate Sir Peter Bazalgette on how class conflict popularised Big Brother in the UK

In the week of the Big Brother final we publish this podcast interview with Sir Peter Bazalgette who brought the Big Brother TV format to the UK. The interview was recorded on the occasion of him receiving his Honorary Doctor of Letters from the University of Warwick. He reflects on how Big Brother was predicted by the 1968 television play “The Year of the Sex Olympics” and how class conflict popularised Big Brother in the UK.

Wed 15 July 2015, 08:33 | Tags: Media, Celebrities and Personalities

Family support more important than pre-school care in securing children’s wellbeing

The government needs to focus as much on supporting deprived and disadvantaged families as it does on increasing the number of hours of free pre-school care if it is to secure the best outcomes for young children, according to new research from the University of Warwick.

Tue 14 July 2015, 11:12 | Tags: Research, Education, History

Council enhances its Socially Responsible Investment Policy

At its meeting on 8 July our University considered ideas brought forward by Warwick’s students on how the University’s investment policy could approach the use of fossil fuels.

Fri 10 July 2015, 12:30 | Tags: University of Warwick

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