Tuesday 18 July 2017

‘The Girls of the Period Playing Ball’: The Hidden History of Women’s Football 1869 – 2015

Professor of Sport Jean Williams takes a look at the history of women's football, which once saw women banned from competing


Wednesday 12 July 2017

Wolves Photofest 2017 - Yasmin Qureshi

Yasmin Qureshi, Photography degree student, blogs about the Wolves PhotoFest.


Wednesday 28 June 2017

Cyber Security - How Secure is Your Business?

Katie Wood, senior lecturer at the University of Wolverhampton, discusses the topic of cyber security and how IT skills gaps in your business could put it at risk.


Wednesday 14 June 2017

Modern Politics Returns to the 1970s

With a strong Labour campaign and an unexpected outcome, it looks like a return to the 1970s for modern politics. And that’s no bad thing, says Professor of Labour and Social History Keith Gildart.


Tuesday 06 June 2017

Theresa May must resist playing politics with terrorism

Theresa May has a serious terrorist problem in her hands – there’s no question about it. In the space of less than three months, the UK has suffered 3 terrorist attacks, resulting in 32 deaths and there is most probably more to come, if we are being brutally honest with ourselves.


Tuesday 23 May 2017

As the Manchester Arena attack shows, terrorism has changed for good

The threat of indiscriminate terror, even if our intelligence and police work improves a great deal, will be with us for some time. That's why we must understand its root causes rather than just try to defend against it.


Monday 15 May 2017

After the NHS hacking - who is really to blame?

So the NHS got hacked last Friday. Already evidence of “the blame game” is beginning to appear. Why were the NHS using outdated / unpatched systems? Why did the NSA “loose” a cyber weapon? Why did Microsoft stop patching XP?


Monday 08 May 2017

Who will Protect Us from Westminster?

The Precarious Position of Human Rights Protection in the UK after Brexit


Thursday 23 March 2017

Professor of Security comments on the Westminster Attacks

Professor George Kassimeris, Professor of Security Studies at the University of Wolverhampton, has been researching and writing on terrorism and political violence for more than 20 years.


Tuesday 21 March 2017

Martin McGuinness: A tale of two halves?

The death of Martin McGuinness will inevitably lead to a period of reflection on both his personal activities and his legacy.


Thursday 16 March 2017

International Women’s Day

For International Women’s Day, Acting Dean of the Faculty of Science and Engineering and Professor of Science Education Nazira Karodia presented the University of Wolverhampton’s first Athena Swan Gilkison lecture. The event celebrated the University’s female professors. Here, Professor Karodia summarises some challenges in STEM education and the future.


Friday 10 March 2017

Out of Sight: Regulation, Social Control and the Criminalisation of Homelessness

A Coventry man has just been sentenced to four weeks in jail for being homeless and begging in a car park.[i] Professor Kate Moss asks: ‘Is this a good use of prison and does this approach demonstrate good governance or public policy?’


Monday 06 March 2017

Apprenticeships - what goes around comes around?

When the Statute of Artificiers was passed in 1563, there were many more apprentices in the City of London than there were university students or graduates.


Monday 27 February 2017

Life lessons: What England men’s Six Nations rugby team teaches us about resilience

In a modern society where tolerance of failure can be low and fear of failure paralysing, it is important to learn how to manage adversity. England Rugby has shown that it is possible to create a climate where growth follows failure. This is something everybody can learn from.


Monday 27 February 2017

Trump's vendetta against the US media is about political survival

The on-going toxic vendetta between President Trump and the American media establishment (New York Times, Washington Post, CNN, and NBC etc.) regarding fake news, alternative facts, lies and hypocrisy has to do with only one thing: political survival.


Monday 20 February 2017

Left behind or out in front?

An article published in the Guardian last week asked what would happen if a university went bust.


Wednesday 08 February 2017

Avoiding Hackers – When is the best time to patch?

Tony Proctor gives his expert opinion on why not upgrading to the latest software can leave websites vulnerable to hacking.


Friday 27 January 2017

“350 years and a Civil War too late to Broaden the Exercise of the Prerogative:” Brexit and the Judgement of the UK Supreme Court.

Recently we blogged about the High Court ruling regarding the challenge to Theresa May’s ability to trigger Article 50


Monday 09 January 2017

Comment on tube strikes

The immediate cause of the current 24-hour tube strike on the London Underground is about staffing levels and associated society issues.


Wednesday 04 January 2017

How will HE tackle the big issues in 2017?

Brexit means Brexit and we will have to help Theresa May make the best of it, says Andy Westwood


Wednesday 04 January 2017

Why Hygge Is The Word That Sums Up 2016

In the list of new words to enter the dictionary in 2016 - Trumpism, Brexit, post-truth - hygge seems somewhat out of place. Or does it?