The Vice Chancellor of the University of Wolverhampton - Professor Geoff Layer OBE - presented the University of Wolverhampton prize for the top Indian female runner in the Jaipur Marathon in India on Sunday 25th January.
The delagation from the University of Wolverhampton included the Director, International - Jo Gittens and South Asia Regional Office Head - Pragyat Singh both of whom took part in the marathon.
This Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between Sangam University and the University of Wolverhampton has been signed with the objective of fostering collaboration between the two institutions to promote academic and research interactions as well as scientific cooperation. The two institutions have agreed to explore and implement mutually rewarding viable initiatives focused on, among others, areas of academic cooperation which include Student exchange for study, research, or work internships; Collaborative research; Co-sponsorship of academic projects, and conferences; Sharing of scientific information on areas of mutual interest; Development of special academic programs of mutual interest as well as other academic collaboration including curriculum and faculty exchange.
The MoU was signed by Prof BR Natarajan President (Vice Chancellor) on behalf of Sangam University and Professor Geoff Layer Vice Chancellor (who has recently been appointed Deputy Lieutenant for the region) on behalf of University of Wolverhampton, UK.
The University of Wolverhampton will be visiting Rajasthan from 21st January until 26th January 2015. The delegation includes the Vice-Chancellor of the University of Wolverhampton Geoff Layer along with the Director, International Jo Gittens and the Head of International Recruitment Laurence Foure. During this time the Vice-Chancellor will be aiding the start of the Jaipur Marathon in Rajasthan on 25th January 2015. The event will start at 7.00am from Albert Hall and is expected to have 10,000 people taking part. The audience of 40,000-50,000 people will include Bollywood stars Sonam Kapoor, Arbaaz Khan, Malaika Arora Khan and Pulkit Samrat but to name a few!
The Vice-Chancellor will be a guest of the Governor of Rajasthan for the Republic Day Parade on 26th January 2015. Republic Day is one of three national holidays in India and is the celebration of the Constitution of India. The parade comprises of marching and mounted contingents, various military vehicles, military bands, cultural tableaux and aircraft in addition to cultural performers and schoolchildren, India's Republic Day Parade in New Delhi is the most spectacular regular parade in the world.
Using mobile devices such as smartphones in education will be the focus of a special workshop hosted by the University of Wolverhampton in Kazakhstan.
The three-day event aims to share research and expertise in the area of mobile learning, which involves devices such as MP3 players, laptops and tablets.
The workshop, from February 11th to 13th will take place in Almaty, Kazakhstan, and is funded by the British Council.
Professor in mobile learning John Traxler is a leading expert in the area. He said: “The workshop aims to combine British experience with the possibilities mobile learning offers for Kazakhstan.
“Mobile learning has the power to transform the education experience for children and young people in the country, providing access to online sources and global information."
The workshop has been organised in collaboration with Almaty Management university. As well as contributions from early career researchers, there will be insights from experienced mentors and from the British Council.
A University of Wolverhampton student from the Dominican Republic has won a national award for an essay she wrote on construction management
Angelica Salas was among 23 students from the Central American country who came to Wolverhampton last year to study Masters programs as part of an initiative sponsored by her government.
Angelica (22), who is from Santo Domingo, is studying an MSc in Civil Engineering Management and was encouraged to enter the national student essay competition run by the Joint Tribunals Commission (JCT).
Working to the title of What can be done to simplify construction? her entry looked at how the concepts of lean construction and Building Information Modelling (BIM) could be applied to the design stages of a project to simplify the whole construction process.
Judges picked out her essay as the outstanding entry and Angelica received a £1,000 cash prize at an awards ceremony at the Royal Institute of British Architects in London on Thursday 12 June 2014, beating off competition from students from Kings College, London and University of Cambridge.
Angelica said: “I couldn’t believe it when I was told that I had been picked out as the winner. When I entered I never even considered that my entry may win.
“It feels amazing to know that I have won a competition open to students from across the UK. My family and friends went crazy when I told them the news.
“I’ve really enjoyed my time at the University of Wolverhampton, it really has been a great opportunity. The weather and life is very different than back home but it has been easy to adapt to.”
When Angelica finishes her course in October she plans to stay in Wolverhampton to do a PhD in transport at the University.
She added: This is an area I have become very interested in during my MSc and I think that I can gain and develop vital knowledge and skills that I can then take back to the Dominican Republic and help my country.
“I would definitely recommend studying at a UK university like Wolverhampton.”
Angela Nash, Senior Lecturer in Architecture and Built Environment at the University said: “Angelica’s essay formed part of her assessment for a postgraduate module in Construction Project Management Strategy. The assessment was composed with entry to this competition in mind and her essay was so good that I recommended that she enter. I am delighted that she did, with only hours to spare to the deadline. I’d like to congratulate Angelica both on the award and for reacting swiftly to a wonderful opportunity.”
We regularly travel overseas to meet with students interested in studying at the University of Wolverhampton.
We are always pleased to meet prospective students and hope you will be able to join us at one of the events below.
Upcoming Recruitment Events
BRUNEI - Findlay UK Study Fair 2015, E2 1st Floor,
Abdul Razak Complex, Jalan Gadong Bandar Seri
16th February 2015
2.00pm - 7.00pm
BRUNEI - Education UK Exhibition 2015, Indera
Samudra Grand Hall 1-3, Empire Hotel & Country Club, Jerudong
17th February 2015
2.00pm - 7.00pm
BRUNEI - Education UK Exhibition 2015, Auditorium,
Maktab Duli Pengiran Muda, Gadong
18th February 2015
9.00am - 1.00pm