- Posted by: Valerie Vaz MP
- Category: News
On Wednesday, 18 October, I attended the University of Wolverhampton reception in the Lords to celebrate the 25th anniversary of Lord Swraj Paul as Chancellor and the achievements of students at the Walsall Campus. The University of Wolverhampton provides the West Midlands and beyond with highly qualified, professional graduates, and its mission is to create opportunities for graduates.
The University’s Walsall Campus has a multi-million pound Sports Centre, with excellent facilities, expert staff and highly equipped sports science laboratories, and a 12-court, multi-activity sports hall, a six-lane, floodlit athletics track, all-weather floodlit pitch, throws and jumps area & a dance studio. The Walsall Campus is also home to the British Judo Association who live, train and compete right on campus.
I met Abi Daré, (above) a Nigerian University of Wolverhampton alumni and author of the New York Times Bestseller ‘The Girl with the Louding Voice‘. I also met alumni Theo Johnson, a Film Maker, Actor, Script Writer, BBC 1Xtra Presenter and Motivational Speaker.
The University of Wolverhampton is once again in the top ten universities for social mobility, and at the reception, presented its widening participation credentials:
- 71% of students are the first in their family to enter university – this ranks the University of Wolverhampton first in the country for such students;
- More than half of students are mature (aged 21 and over);
- 55% are from Global majority backgrounds;
- 77% live within a 20-mile distance of the University;
- 89% of alumni are employed or continuing their education within 15 months of graduating, and 77% of those are within the West Midlands region.
If you want to find out more, or are looking to apply, please visit www.wlv.ac.uk