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Gold origin confirmed with first ever neutron star gravitational wave sighting 

16 Oct 17

Gold’s origin in the Universe has finally been confirmed, after a gravitational wave source was seen and heard for the first time ever by an international collaboration of researchers, with astronomers at the University of Warwick playing a leading…


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Professor Celia Lury elected as Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences 

16 Oct 17

The Academy of Social Sciences has awarded a Fellowship to Professor Celia Lury, Director of the Centre for Interdisciplinary Methodologies (CIM) at the University of Warwick.


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One in five witness someone collapse who requires CPR but the majority do not act 

16 Oct 17

An estimated one in five adults in the UK witness someone collapse who needs immediate CPR, yet the majority of people do not act, according to new research funded by the British Heart Foundation and condcuted by Warwick Medical School.


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Milestone hit in the construction of the National Automotive Innovation Centre 

12 Oct 17

The National Automotive Innovation Centre, at the University of Warwick, saw a construction milestone hit, today, with the completion of the external grounds.


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VirionHealth Raises Series A Funding from Abingworth 

12 Oct 17

University of Warwick spin-out company, VirionHealth – a new biotechnology company developing novel therapeutics for respiratory viral infections, has raised £13m in Series A funding from Abingworth.


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Warwick announces shortlist for The Warwick Prize for Women in Translation 

11 Oct 17

Six titles have been shortlisted for the Warwick Prize for Women in Translation, a new prize that aims to address the gender imbalance in translated literature and to increase the number of international women’s voices accessible by a British and …


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Students Zoom In To Win Fastest Car Award In World Finals 

11 Oct 17

Four Coventry teenagers, all students at WMG Academy, Coventry, are celebrating after the car they designed was named the fastest in a worldwide competition.


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Workplace wellbeing needs holistic approach 

10 Oct 17

Erika Kispeter and Sally Wright from the University of Warwick Institute for Employment Research (IER) examined how Suffolk County Council has responded to the challenge of managing mental health at work.


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Universities global connectivity via the air transport network gives significant insight to global rankings 

6 Oct 17

The demand for higher education is on the rise and so is the cost of education.


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The Warwick Business School student inspiring young girls to dream big 

6 Oct 17

Victoria Azubuike is a buzz of energy, relentlessly pursuing projects to help her community that would be a full-time job for most.


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Government announces funding for 100 new degree Apprenticeships at the University of Warwick 

6 Oct 17

The Education Secretary Justine Greening has announced that the University of Warwick has been awarded around a quarter of a million pounds from its new Higher Education Funding Council for England administered Degree Apprenticeships Development Fund.


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Warwick Chemist tackling Tuberculosis awarded Industrial Fellowship 

5 Oct 17

The Royal Commission for the Exhibition of 1851 has awarded Industrial Fellowships worth up to £80,000 to the UK’s 14 most promising young doctoral engineers and scientists including one from the University of Warwick.


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WMG researchers at the University of Warwick part of new national £65 million battery research 

4 Oct 17

WMG researchers, at the University of Warwick, will be a significant part of a new £65 million national battery research initiative.


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Brexit was caused by feelings: older voters not to blame 

4 Oct 17

New research from the University of Warwick finds that many popular theories about Brexit are wrong.


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Pregnancy loss biobank to receive £1.2million in funding 

3 Oct 17

Research to help identify women at risk of pregnancy complications is to receive a huge financial boost, with the Medical Research Council (MRC) awarding The Tommy’s Reproductive Health Biobank a grant of £1.2million.


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WBS expands its London base at The Shard 

3 Oct 17

Warwick Business School is expanding its WBS London base at The Shard in London by agreeing to extend onto the 13th floor of the building.


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Buddhism could help workers be more productive 

3 Oct 17

Not-for-profits and charities should consider using spiritually-informed practices to boost levels of workplace happiness and productivity, claims new research from WBS…


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Head in the clouds: innovative data installation chosen for Seoul Biennale 

2 Oct 17

An innovative installation developed by Dr Nerea Calvillo of the University of Warwick’s Centre for Interdisciplinary Methodologies (CIM) is one of the pieces chosen for display at the 2017 Seoul Biennale of Architecture and Urbanism.


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Professor Lord Bhattacharyya first person ever to receive two particular prestigious Chinese awards on the same day 

2 Oct 17

Professor Lord Bhattacharyya, Chairman and founder of WMG, at the University of Warwick, was on Friday (29th September 2017) bestowed with two prestigious awards from China the Great Wall Friendship Award, from Beijing City, and the Chinese …


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Warwick Quartet-in-Residence tours Brazil with Clelia Iruzun 

29 Sep 17

The Coull Quartet the University of Warwick’s Quartet-in-Residence is to perform at some of Brazil’s most prestigious venues, alongside the distinguished Anglo-Brazilian pianist Clelia Iruzun.


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Islamic Education research network launched at the University of Warwick 

29 Sep 17

Researchers, practitioners and scholars in the field of Islamic education have launched a new international research network, under the umbrella of the Warwick Islamic Education Project, to share ideas and develop best practice in teaching Islam.


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Scientists create endocytosis on demand by ‘hotwiring’ cells 

28 Sep 17

A solution to the problem of creating endocytosis on demand is being compared to ‘hotwiring’ a car.


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Very light rail plans for Coventry move forward 

28 Sep 17

Plans for a very light rail service in Coventry moved a step closer today, with researchers from WMG, at the University of Warwick, unveiling early vehicle concept designs to representatives from Coventry City Council.


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Work experience, contacts and confidence needed to secure fulfilling employment 

28 Sep 17

A new study led by the University of Warwick raises concerns that employment and career development opportunities for young people are becoming polarised between those with the resources to access secure, fulfilling employment and those on the path …


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Trial aims to reduce serious complications caused by delivery of bigger babies 

27 Sep 17

A nationwide study of 4,000 pregnant women is to determine if delivering bigger babies earlier will prevent serious complications during labour and beyond.


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Brain cells that control appetite identified for first time 

27 Sep 17

Dieting could be revolutionised, thanks to the ground-breaking discovery by the University of Warwick of the key brain cells which control our appetite.


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Research finds that UK companies that consider both direct and indirect reshoring of manufacturing gain best performance boosts 

26 Sep 17

A new report launched today (27th September 2017) by researchers at WMG at the University of Warwick, and Reshoring UK, finds that UK companies that consider both direct and indirect reshoring of manufacturing gain best performance boosts and urges …


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Sunday Times ranks 22 Warwick subjects in UK’s top 10 

25 Sep 17

The Times/Sunday Times Complete University Guide 2018 has ranked 22 Subjects in the UKs top 10, including nine in the top 5 with the Warwick Writing Programme ranked 1 st for Creative Writing.


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How will NASA compete in the new space race? 

25 Sep 17

NASAs Douglas Terrier will be revealing how the US space agency is taking on and working with the likes of SpaceX in the new space race at WBS London at The Shard.


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People are reluctant to use public defibrillators to treat cardiac arrests 

25 Sep 17

People are reluctant to use public defibrillators to treat cardiac arrests…


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Warwick named in UK’s top 10 by Good University Guide 2018 

22 Sep 17

The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2018 has named the University of Warwick as one of the UKs top 10 universities and 1st in the West Midlands.


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Professor Nasir Rajpoot and Dr Emma Pickwell-MacPherson receive Wolfson Research Merit Awards 

21 Sep 17

Two University of Warwick academics have been recognised by the Royal Societys Wolfson Merit Award scheme, awarded to outstanding scientists to support their research careers at UK universities.


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Warwick physicists in new $500 million international partnership to probe some of universe’s most mysterious particles 

21 Sep 17

University of Warwick physicists have joined a new $500 million international partnership to probe some of universes most mysterious particles, thanks to the UK Governments investment of 65 million in the programme.


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Study suggests you can ‘pick up’ a good or bad mood from your friends – but it also suggests that depression doesn’t have the same effect 

20 Sep 17

New research suggests that both good and bad moods can be picked up from friends, but depression cant.


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Research shared live across planet at unique student conference 

18 Sep 17

The brightest undergraduate researchers from across the planet will share their research at the fifth International Conference of Undergraduate Research (ICUR) founded by the award-winning Monash Warwick Alliance later this month.


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Antimicrobial resistance tackled with new £2.85m PhD Training Programme 

18 Sep 17

New scientists will be trained to explore ways to tackle antimicrobial resistance – one of the greatest emerging threats to human health with the creation of a 2.85m national PhD Training Programme, funded by the Medical Research Council and part-led…


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Chairman of Tata Sons visits WMG 

18 Sep 17

Professor Lord Bhattacharyya welcomed Mr Chandrasekaran, Chairman of Tata Sons to WMG, at the University of Warwick, on Saturday 16th September.


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Cells programmed like computers to fight disease 

18 Sep 17

Cells can be programmed like a computer to fight cancer, influenza, and other serious conditions thanks to a breakthrough in synthetic biology by the University of Warwick.


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Disorder Contained heads to Shoreditch’s Rich Mix theatre for World Mental Health Day 

14 Sep 17

Researchers from the University of Warwick and University college Dublin (UCD) have teamed up with Coventry based theatre group Talking Birds to explore the devastating effect of solitary confinement in prison in a new play, Disorder Contained: a …


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WMG and Dyson welcome first cohort onto the new engineering degree 

14 Sep 17

Today engineering undergraduates begin their bespoke engineering degree, which has been developed by WMG, at the University of Warwick, in collaboration with Dyson.


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Warwick Prize for Women in Translation longlist revealed 

13 Sep 17

16 titles have been longlisted for the Warwick Prize for Women in Translation, a new prize that aims to address the gender imbalance in translated literature and to increase the number of international womens voices accessible by a British and Irish …


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Garfield Weston Foundation award £250k for Warwick Arts Centre expansion 

13 Sep 17

The University of Warwick has been awarded 250,000 from the Garfield Weston Foundation to support the expansion and upgrade of the Warwick Arts Centre, as part of its 20:20 project.


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Times Higher Education ranks Warwick’s Faculty of Arts in top 40 

13 Sep 17

The University of Warwicks Faculty of Arts has been ranked 37 th in the world by the Times Higher Educations 2018 Subject Rankings.


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Shakespeare’s Globe to commemorate pioneering African-American actor Ira Aldridge 

13 Sep 17

Shakespeares Globe, the University of Warwicks Multicultural Shakespeare Project and Coventrys Belgrade Theatre are to celebrate the life and legacy of the pioneering African- American Shakespearean actor, Ira Aldridge, and to mark the 150th …


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Historic legacies affect climate change survival in Caribbean 

12 Sep 17

The legacies of empire have increased the vulnerability of Caribbean states to climate change, according to University of Warwick expert Dr Leon Sealey-Huggins.


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QS World Graduate Employability Rankings ranks Warwick in world’s top 100 

12 Sep 17

The QS Graduate Employability Rankings 2018 have ranked the University of Warwick in the worlds top 100 universities for graduate employability.


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FT ranks WBS’ MSc Management in Europe’s top 20 

11 Sep 17

Warwick Business School has climbed into Europes top 20 in the Financial Times’ ranking of the worlds top MSc Management programmes.


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Caring for older people in Kenya: research workshop to affect policy 

11 Sep 17

Improving the care of older people, particularly women, in Kenya – and exploring how the state can better recognise and support unpaid or undervalued care work in the country – is the focus of an international workshop taking place in Nairobi this …


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WMG to hold special jobs fair to highlight around 200 available roles 

11 Sep 17

The continued success and growth of WMG at the University of Warwick means that we are now looking almost 200 new recruits to join our team.


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Tweet Life vs Street Life: the gap between content and feelings 

8 Sep 17

Twitter is an unreliable witness to the world’s emotions, according to University of Warwick sociology expert Dr Eric Jensen.