The roots of the University of Wolverhampton lie in the 19th century growth of Mechanics Institutes, which provided vocational and general education for working men. The Wolverhampton Free Library also developed technical, scientific, commercial and general classes.
The university offers a broad range of subjects at foundation, undergraduate and postgraduate level – many accredited by prestigious professional bodies. Over 21,000 students studying at three main teaching campuses in the Midlands and partners nationwide benefit from innovative and excellent teaching from a QAA-commended university listed in the top ten universities for social mobility in a paper published by the Higher Education Policy Institute, with world-class research and a 90% graduate employability rate (Graduate Outcomes report 2023).
Research at the University of Wolverhampton is at its highest ever level according to the Research Excellence Framework 2021. 75% more staff were submitted for the Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2021 than REF2014. The results show that more than half of the University’s research is judged as internationally excellent (3) or world-leading (4).
Sixteen submitted subject areas have research of world-leading standard, including the University’s work on changing perceptions of the Black Country, eliminating gender and race discrimination and improving health outcomes for all.
At Careers, Enterprise and the Workplace we understand that many students come to the University of Wolverhampton not just for their interest in a subject but because they want a successful career and a better life. However, with so much going on, it can sometimes be difficult to find the time to focus on what is important for your future.
There are things that you can be doing from year one to improve your career prospects, so don't leave it to your final year before coming to find out how we can help you. We can give you the time and support you need to think about, plan, prepare and put in place the necessary steps for your career aspirations.
We offer a wide range of support for you as a student, catering for all needs and requirements.
The University of Wolverhampton has over 1,000 accommodation places across threeof our campuses. All our halls of residence are located close to the campuses and areowned by the university. We aim to provide value for money accommodation, with asafe and a comfortable living environment.Living in halls makes it easier for you to start your university life and make friends.All halls are self-catered and are equipped with free internet Wi-Fi access, studyspace and storage.Our accommodation is within easy walking distance from your lecture rooms, and youcan also use the free shuttle bus to get between campuses. For student safety, there is 24-hour security, CCTV on every campus.
The University Library is at the heart of student academic life and offers helpful support and advice to help you with your studies. We have libraries at each of our main campuses: City, Walsall, Telford
Our ASSIST chat service is available 24/7. Outside of core hours, queries will be answered by librarians at other institutions who will be able to answer most enquiries.
Welcome to the University of Wolverhampton. Based at campuses in Wolverhamp-ton, Walsall and Telford we offer a wide range of outstanding facilities to support your learning, whatever subject you’re studying.
WLV Sport is to enable our students, staff and community to engage in sport and physical activity. We provide programmes across active lifestyles, social sport, and elite performance, to ensure everyone has the opportunity to be active.
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.
Our sports facilities include:
Wolves SU offers an inclusive range of services and activities to enhance your student life.
Societies are a great way to meet new people and share a common interest. Societies represent the interests of students, so whether its martial arts, computer games, films, charity, culture, campaigning or religion that you are interested in there is a society you can join.
Internationally recognised qualifications – the University offers over 250 undergraduate and 120 postgraduate courses, many of which are accredited by professional bodies.
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