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 is a very well equipped University specialising in some very wide and varied courses. In addition to have the oldest undergraduate War Studies course in Britain , Wolverhampton also has a very well equipped Glass and ceramics department.
This variation goes to show that Wolverhampton is very much a University that is looking to the 'future' in the courses that it offers. While traditional courses are offered, Wolverhampton has one of the best psychology departments in the country, Wolverhampton focuses on the needs of the local demographic.
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. The whole areas are also wifi enabled so you can bring along your laptop and get down to some study!
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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.
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.
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.
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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.
An up-to-date list of UWSU events can be found at the website below:
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.
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.
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.
Your Executive Officer Team
The executive team of the University of Wolverhampton Students' Union from the end of July is:
President - Daniel Batchelor
Academic VP - Marie Cheer
Welfare VP - Iwuese Nyager
Activities VP - Joanna Zielinska
City Campus Officer - Gurjit Rai ('Gee Gee')
Walsall Campus Officer - Sam Oakes
Telford Campus Officer - [Position Vacant]
Events & Activities Officer - Marcello Nobrega
International Students' Officer - [Position Vacant]
Environmental Officer - Kayode Olaniyan
Communications Officer - [Position Vacant]
Post-graduate Students Officer - [Position Vacant]
Part-time Students' Officer - [Position Vacant]
Advice and Support Centre
City Students' Union
UWSU Sports & Societies
Generally good. New students should be warned not to visit Legends, Sugar or walk via alleyways - especially Molineux alley - after dark. Walsall campus has a fantastic friendly environment, while Telford, Compton and Burton are quiet campuses where very little ever happens.
The locals are nice and (usually) polite, although racial tensions are sometimes (rarely) evident. It is strongly recommended that the local 'culture' is sampled, namely going to a Wolves home game. The supporters are some of the most passionate in the country, and although the football may not blow you away, the atmosphere will.
Wolves is not the prettiest place in the world to live, try coming in via train and you will see what I mean. But, the city has had a large student population for many years and a lot of the shops, bars etc. do have student nights and/or offer a student discount. Large parts of the University have been re-built in recent years and the main campus building is brand new.
The University is not one of the best in the league tables, that is a fact. However, that should not put you off too much, Wolverhampton is one of the quickest growing and improving Universities in the country. Subjects such as Psychology broke into the top 10 recently, and that is part of a wider growing trend.
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