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The University of Wolverhampton was created in 1992 from Wolverhampton Polytechnic. The main campus is at Wulfruna Street in Wolverhampton itself (in the West Midlands) Though there are three other campuses of the university too based across the West Midlands and Shropshire (Wolverhampton, Walsall and Telford).

Facilities

The University of Wolverhampton has a huge range of facilities. You can take a tour of our facilities and have a look at what we have to offer - [1]

Libraries

Each of the campuses has its own library, the biggest being the Harrison Learning Centre at City Campus. It is four floors high with a computer suite on the top floor. There are private study rooms for when you need a quiet space and group rooms for preparing group assignments. We also have learning centres in Telford and Walsall. [2]

The whole University has wifi enabled so you can bring along your laptop and get down to some study!

 
 
General Information
Established:
1992
Location:
Wolverhampton UK, UK
Address:
University of Wolverhampton, Wulfruna Street, Wolverhampton, WV1 1SB
Telephone:
+441902321000
Website:
SU/Guild website:
UCAS Code:
W75
Type:

 
 
Statistics
Total students:
24,020
Undergrad:
19,710
Postgrad:
4,310
Part-time:
7,135
International:
16%
Mature:
67%
Male:female
42:58
Staff:
857
Typical offers:
140-300
Applicants per place:
5

IT and Computing

There are around 2,500 computers across the University for Staff and Students to use in Open Access areas, School computer labs and Learning Centres.

School Facilities Most Schools have their own computer labs, some of which are open to everyone, and others just for students of that School. Get details of locations and opening hours from the School Office. If you need help when working in these labs, contact the School Technical staff.

Learning Centres There are computer facilities in the Learning Centre on each campus, and some also provide access to other equipment such as video cameras, scanners, etc. These are open to all staff and students. Opening hours vary, but some of their IT suites open at weekends and during the night. If you need help when working in these labs, contact a member of Learning Resources staff.

Technology Centre - MI Building The Technology Centre on City Campus has over 600 PCs for students to use and a variety of Teaching Spaces. If you need help when working in this building, please visit the IT Helpdesk in MI101.

Social Learning Spaces You'll find 'Social Learning Spaces' or 'Meeting to Learn' areas on most campuses. These provide a relaxed space where you can use a computer whilst chatting to your friends over a cup of coffee. They are equipped with wireless networks, so if you have a laptop with wireless capability you can use it to access the Internet in these areas.

Wireless Networks There are numerous wireless networks across the University, enabling you to access the Internet from a computer with wireless hardware. Find out how to get connected to the wireless networks. There's also a wireless printing service, enabling you to print from any device connected to the University wireless network.

University Accommodation All study bedrooms in University accommodation have Internet access provided via a wired network point. Most shared areas and bedrooms are also covered by the wireless network.

Facilities for Users with Disabilities Specialised equipment, software and support is available to help users with disabilities to use the IT facilities. Please have a look at the page about the Student Enabling Centre for more details. Teaching Technology Equipment in Teaching Rooms

IT Services has some responsibility for Teaching Technology (AV) Equipment. [3]

Sports

Study facilities Walsall Campus’ multi-million pound Sports Centre is recognised as one of few Judo Centres of Excellence in the UK by the British Judo Association, and has hosted the British Judo Championships and was a venue for Olympic hopefuls. You’ll find a 12-court sports hall, floodlit 6-lane synthetic athletics track and football pitch, plus a 20m x 10m swimming pool, tennis courts, and extensive sports fields.

We offer a well-equipped set of physiology, biomechanics and social science labs, as well as a duel energy X-Ray absorptiometry (DXA) suite. The state of the art DXA suite allows us to carry out bone mineral density scans to screen for health issues such as osteoporosis, and also to make sophisticated body composition assessments.

Our labs are used to support teaching on several of our courses, to support both elite and non-elite athletes, as well as for sport, exercise, and health related research. The physiology labs have facilities for online gas analysis, blood analysis and 12 lead ECG monitoring in addition to blood pressure measurement, lung function evaluation and body composition assessment.

Our biomechanics lab includes a video editing suite, force platforms, motion analysis system and EMG muscle activity monitoring system. Our social science lab has facilities such as two interview pods with high-tech recording facilities that will allow the simulation of various social environments in which aspects of human interactions and behaviour can be captured and analysed. In addition, we have various portable systems for off-site and field-based testing.

Recreational facilities Sports facilities at both Walsall and City Campus are open to staff, students and the public. Our base at City Campus in MD building has a gym, functional training and conditioning rooms and a four court sports hall. There is also a floodlit outdoor pitch available exclusively to students, all year round. At Walsall Campus, facilities include a gym & weights room, 12 court sports hall and dojo, swimming pool, athletics track, all weather pitch, several grass pitches and tennis and netball courts. Special membership rates are available for students, staff and the general public, and students living in University accommodation get off-peak membership as part of their halls fees.

Take a 360 tour - [4]

Welfare

We pride ourselves on the support we give our students. We have a dedicated support team which help you with all aspects of University life [5]

Banks

There are a large variety of high street banks within walking distance from City Campus. There is also a cash machine located within the Students' Union on the main campus (MD Block). It is well sign posted should you need to find it.

Transport

There is a free inter-campus bus service running between all campuses. City campus is also a very short walk from Wolverhampton train, bus and Metro stations.

Careers service

The universities in house job centre 'The Workplace' can see to all your employment needs whilst at the university. They will help you find part time or vacation work if needed.

Religious facilities

Whether you follow a religion or not, our friendly team at the Chaplaincy will welcome our students. Offering a comfortable TV lounge, you can meet your friends, have a coffee, or simply take a quiet moment to gather your thoughts.

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Bars, Pubs and clubs

There are a number of bars, pubs and clubs around Wolverhampton city centre, and Walsall town centre. The majority also host special 'student nights', giving access to cheap drinks and deals with a valid uni ID card, or NUS card. The civic centre in the city centre also hosts a number of popular concert events throughout the year.

The union has approved clubs such as Babylon as student-safe nights out. The union officers and societies also hold a number of events within 'The Venue', which has a bottle bar on site.

Events

An up-to-date list of UWSU events can be found at the website below:

http://www.wolvesunion.org/ents/eventlist/

Accommodation

Our University accommodation provides excellent value for money - with a host of extras included in the rent including: - 24-hour security and caretaking service - All utilities - heating, gas, electricity, water - Basic contents insurance - Wireless or plug-in internet access in your room and communal areas. - Free sports membership.*

  • Terms and conditions apply.

Facilities

We have invested millions of pounds in our teaching facilities to ensure our students experience a world-class learning environment. We don't just invest in our academic facilities - our fantastic social and recreational facilities allow our students to make their most of their time at University.

Residences

Residences are offered on all Campuses and are all University owned with the exception of Fiveways Hall in City Campus. Different price ranges are available.

Private Accommodation

Following a year in halls, a lot of students choose to move into shared houses, or further accommodation with their halls' group.Wolverhampton Student Pad was set up to put all of this information in one place for you, so you can search for all types of accommodation, from a house share to a new halls of residence.

Private sector

Student's Union

The University of Wolverhampton Students' Union (UWSU) has been established for over 80 years, and continues to this date to represent, support, and work with students to develop a quality environment for our current and incoming cohort.

UWSU offers a number of facilities to its members, including the Advice and Support Centre, social spaces at City and Walsall Campuses, a range of varied sports clubs and societies, a fully functional student voice system, and an executive team who will campaign with you for issues that you care about.

Each year, a new executive team is voted in via Autumn and Spring elections to represent students in a variety of positions. We have four full-time officers, and nine part-time positions.

Advice and Support Centre

Two one-stop shops for current students have been created in MI and MX buildings. Both centres house front-line student support services, ranging from enrolment to timetable queries to assignment submission. MI Student Centre is also home to the Student Enabling Centre, which supports students with disabilities and specialist needs, while MX houses helpdesks for financial queries and International students. [6]

City Students' Union

Our Students' Union is located at the heart of our City Campus and offers students a bright and inviting area to meet new people, grab a bite to eat, socialise with friends or kick back and relax in between lectures.

Walsall Squeezebox

Squeezebox is our Union cafe offering a variety of snacks and drinks. Follow them on Twitter @squeezeboxxx

UWSU Sports & Societies

We have over 60 societies including groups based on hobbies, interests, charities, faiths, sports, causes and politics. We are passionate about sport and believe it is an integral part of the student experience. We run a wide range of sports to ensure our students have fun, keep fit and meet new people.

Volunteering

We have links with over 150 voluntary and community groups throughout the Black Country, ranging from small volunteer-led groups to large national charities. Since 2008, University of Wolverhampton students have contributed over 2 million pounds worth of volunteering hours to the local community - gaining valuable experience and making a real difference to the local area.

Investment

The University is embarking on a major £60 million redevelopment of its Campuses.

Investment in Telford Innovation Campus The investment will provide advanced new engineering facilities as part of the University’s response to the regional and national shortage of qualified engineering graduates. New courses will be offered in the areas of automotive and motorsport engineering, chemical engineering and electronic and telecommunications engineering for 2015-16, followed by the introduction of food engineering and aerospace engineering in 2016-17. More about the investment in Telford Innovation Campus.

Rosalind Franklin Science Centre The main development work on City Campus has involved the creation of new science facilities and labs for the Faculty of Science and Engineering by redeveloping the existing MB building. Work to the outer structure is complete, converting the current five storey building, which fronts onto Stafford Street, into a bigger six storey building covering more than six thousand square metres. The contemporary look building features state-of-the art lab facilities for around 2,500 undergraduate and postgraduate students and is home to around 150 staff. It also includes an area from Stafford Street through which the public can view the inside of the building and see experiments and teaching in action. The new building will re-open as part of a phased approach, with the first part opening in September 2014 and the remainder in December 2014. More about the new Science Centre.

New Business School building Plans have recently been submitted for a new teaching building for the University of Wolverhampton Business School. The six storey flagship building will be a combination of teaching and social learning space and aims to reflect the Business School's growing reputation and engagement with the business community in the region.

It is proposed that the £11million development will include lecture, tutorial and seminar rooms, offices and a central social space and café. Find out more about the plans for the new Business School building.

Research Hub A new Research Hub has been created on the first floor of the Harrison Learning Centre. The purpose-built space is the base for a range of teams that provide support for research students and staff. Find out more about the Research Hub.

University Sports Zone A floodlit, all-weather sports facility within the grounds of Lomas Street Halls of Residence. The secure area is available free of charge to all students without the need to book. Former Wolves centre-back Jody Craddock officially opened the facility in October 2013. Find out more about the Sports Zone.


Applying to Wolverhampton

Thinking of applying to Wolverhampton? We have created a guide for you to make the process as simple as possible - [7]

The George The historic George hotel in the heart of Wolverhampton has been transformed into a central focal point for guidance, advice and information about accessing higher education. Specialist advisors in The Gateway @The George offer help with finding a course, financing studies and how to make an application.

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