The University of Wolverhampton
Events and seminars

Events and seminars

Events and seminars

The university has a number of events and seminars designed to help businesses start, grow or learn new skills.

Take a look below at what's coming up at the University of Wolverhampton.

January 2015

Getting to grips with Innovation Support 

Date: Tuesday 20th January 2015

Time: 7.00am - 11.00am

Venue: Wolverhampton Business Solutions Centre, WV10 9RT

Book:  Click here to register your place

Applying for regional grant funding can often be a complex, confusing and time consuming process.  This event, aimed at West Midlands and Black Country SME’s, will offer support in applying for regional innovation support grants such as the IPSS Project product development grant (PDG) and the Growth Hub Innovation Centre Support (ICSG) grants.  The session will start with an insightful no-nonsense guide from regional Intellectual Property (IP) Specialists Wynne and Jones on ‘How to play Monopoly and win; a non-nonsense guide to making the Patent Box work for you’

Opportunities will be available for 1-2-1 sessions with experienced innovation advisors and industry experts.  They will review your application (or pre-application ideas) before offering guidance and support with the application process.  Delegates are also invited to attend bite-sized sessions around some of the key compliancy areas that can affect the success of funding applications, such as eligibility, financial compliance and defrayal.  Completed applications will be fast tracked through the decision-making process to allow grants to be released and successful applicants will be notified within a week of the event. All delegates will be able to access ongoing, support with grant applications once the event has taken place. 

The benefits of actively managing energy

Date: Wednesday 21st January 2015

Time:  7.30am - 10.30am

Venue: Dudley Advance - The Centre of Advanced Manufacturing and Engineering College, Dudley College

Book: Click here to register your place

A recent survey by Siemens has found spiralling energy costs have become a primary concern for the UK manufacturing industry with a large proportion of the companies confirming that energy costs were a ‘business critical issue’. The manufacturing sector has been facing rising costs for a number of years and if these costs are not kept under control, the stability of the industry cannot be guaranteed. 

Come and learn how to understand and reduce your company’s energy costs. Also find out how you could receive a free environmental and energy audit to help your business implement real improvements* (*Subject to certain criteria)

Business Start-up Seminar

Date: Thursday 22nd January 2015

Time: 10.00am - 1.00pm

Venue: Wolverhampton Business Solutions Centre

Book: Click here to register your place

This seminar is designed to assist people set up and run a successful new venture. It will cover a variety of aspects involved with setting up a new business, including:

  • Business planning
  • Finance
  • Taxation

Aimed at individuals thinking of or just starting a potential business, the seminar offers a structured approach to identifying opportunities, planning for success and ensuring a better chance of survival. 

Religious expression in the workplace and the contested role of law

Date: Thursday 22 January 2015

Time: 6:30pm - 8:30pm

Venue: MA221, Council Room University of Wolverhampton, Wulfruna Street WV1 1LY

Book:  RSVP by Tuesday 23 December: call: 01902 322 145 or email:

The first title in Routledge’s new Religion and Law series, edited by Professor Norman Doe, Andrew Hambler's book addresses the role the law plays in resolving conflicts in the workplace arising when employees wish to express their religious beliefs in various ways – and when employers try to stop them.

The book considers the definition and underlying motives of religious expression, exploring the different ways it may impact the workplace (e.g. through dress, speech or conscientious objection to certain work tasks). Andrew identifies principled responses to workplace religious expression within a liberal state, comparing this to the law applying in England and Wales and its interpretation by courts and tribunals.

The book determines the extent to which freedom of religious expression for the individual enjoys legal protection in the workplace in England and Wales, and asks whether there is a case for changing the law to strengthen that protection.

The topical subject of this book will be of interest to organisational policy-makers as well as legal and industrial relations academics and those with an interest in religious liberty.

February 2015

Please check back for February events