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WLV@lumni ezine

Your monthly newsletter with all the latest news and updates from the alumni office.

October 2015 edition

Graduation 2015

Last month we welcomed another year of proud graduates into the WeLoVe Alumni Association as over 4,000 students crossed The Grand Theatre stage at this year's Graduation celebration. Also joining them were leading figures in their respective fields who we were proud to award Honorary Degrees, including TV presenter, George Clarke; Jazz musician, Clare Teal; and Paralympian, Danielle Brown MBE. Read more about Graduation 2015.  

Graduation ball

We celebrated our first Graduation Ball on 26th September at the Molineux’s Stan Cullis stand. The evening’s entertainment was provided by local favourites, Miss Fortunes, who played to a sold out event of over 350 people. We managed to raise a staggering £8,416 from ticket sales which will all be going towards the University's Student Hardship Fund. View the photo gallery.

WeLoVe Alumni Association

As of September we officially re-launched as the WeLoVe Alumni Association. Those of you who graduated this year may have seen us at your drinks reception giving out freebies with our fantastic new logo on. The change was made as part of our continued commitment to support our Alumni and to promote the benefits we can offer you as much as possible. Keep an eye out WeLoVe Online coming soon!

The next issue of WLV Life magazine is due out in February. In this edition, we’ll be taking an in-depth look at sport and exercise in the University community, including an interview with Paralympian, Danielle Brown; research into Dance Science by world-leading academic, Professor Matt Wyon; and what our experts think about the increasing success of women's sports teams compared to their male counterparts. It’ll definitely be one to look out for if your New Year’s resolution is to get healthier!

Alumni stories

Do you have an interesting story about where your career has taken you since graduating? If so, we'd would love to hear from you. Tell us where you are now by visiting: www.wlv.ac.uk/alumnistories or get in touch at: alumni@wlv.ac.uk

Come and attend an event at the University

Annual Recruitment Fair
Wednesday 21 and Thursday 22 October 2015, 11am-3pm

Harrison Learning Centre and Students' Union

Meet over 90 exhibitors offering a range of opportunities including: 

  • Graduate Jobs
  • International Opportunities
  • Graduate Schemes
  • Starting your own business
  • CV clinic and careers advise

For more information visit: www.wlv.ac.uk/recruitmentfair

Crystal Lecture
Thursday 22 October 2015

Keynote speaker: Mike Clasper, President of the Chartered Management Institute.

Book your free place online 

National Graduate Development Programme - Open Day
Wednesday 18th November, 1.30pm-3pm

Chamber Room, Civic Centre, Wolverhampton

This two-year management development programme run by the City of Wolverhampton Council has aminimum starting salary of £22,958 p/a and will lead to a postgraduate qualification in Strategic Leadership.

Booking is essential. Please email your CV to: WXPTEAM@wlv.ac.uk quoting NGDP in the subject line. For further information call 01902 321691 and speak to Jo Terry, Employer Liaison Co-ordinator

‌The right postgraduate qualification could open new and exciting career opportunities.

20% Loyalty Discount

We know that the cost of postgraduate study can be a barrier for many students. That’s why we offer a discount of 20% on postgraduate course fees for alumni who completed a full undergraduate degree at the University of Wolverhampton, no matter how long ago that was.

This generous discount applies to most Master’s degree courses, so find out more about eligibility, terms and conditions now.

Part-time study options

Returning to University for a postgraduate qualification doesn’t mean having to study full time. In fact, the majority of our courses can be studied on a part-time basis. If you choose to study for a Master’s degree, for example, that would usually mean studying over a two year period instead of one. This is the perfect way to combine your studies with work or family commitments. Over half of our postgraduate students actually study part-time.

Find the ideal course for you today – simply use our course finder to find the subject you’re interested in – the ‘Study Mode’ section on the right will show whether your course is available part-time. 

New Knowledge Transfer Partnership role

  • Role: KTP in Bioremediation (Microbiologist/Chemist)
  • Company: Rozone Ltd, Darlaston, West Midlands
  • Salary: £20,000 to £23,000
  • Duration: 21 month fixed term contract

There’s currently a fantastic Knowledge Transfer Partnership role available for a graduate with a 2:1 or above in a Bioscience discipline and lab-based experience (for example, Microbiology, Biological Sciences and Chemistry). The goal of the project is to establish range of environmentally-friendly products for oil and grease removal and disposal. The successful candidate will be working on biological treatment processes, chemical analyses and facilitating development of new products. As this is a KTP scheme you will be employed by the University of Wolverhampton and will be based at Rozone in Darlaston. Significant time will be spent using the new science laboratory provision at the University of Wolverhampton. You must be willing and able to travel independently both within the UK and overseas.

To apply for this position email forward your CV and supporting statement, quoting reference Roz/Oct15 to: Mktp1@wlv.ac.uk

Closing date: Tuesday 3rd November 2015

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