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A University of Creativity and Opportunity I succeeded Professor Caroline Gipps as Vice-Chancellor of the University of Wolverhampton in August 2011. When I joined, I found the institution to be in an excellent position in terms of its academic reputation and delivery, student experience, finances and regional and international partnerships, and this is really testament to Caroline’s strong leadership. As I talked to staff, students and other key stakeholders during my first 100 days, a common theme began to emerge. Our students are proud of their learning environment, and of the academic staff. It was also clear that the University has a significant role to play in the social and economic regeneration of our region. We developed a new strategic direction in the autumn of 2011. A wide consultation exercise took place with staff, students, and regional partners – both in the UK and overseas – and key businesses in the region. In our new strategy, we have decided that we need to treat our students as connected partners. Our focus should be their learning experience and their journey after completing their studies. If we are to fulfil our core mission and stay true to our values; being ethical, respectful, inclusive and fair; acting professionally, transparently, and confidently, and challenging when engaging with key communities, our immediate region will benefit from highly skilled employable graduates.

Professor Geoff Layer Vice-Chancellor August 2011 onwards

Let’s also not forget our place in the world. Through our curriculum developments, our graduates will be digitally literate, global citizens, and it is important that they and we recognise opportunities overseas. The business community, now more than ever before, will need the help of our experts. Our advice, innovation and entrepreneurial spirit will build on the business strategies of companies within our region and further afield. Our new direction will stimulate enterprise and assist companies with their specific needs so that we can, through a partnership model, begin to come through the economic gloom of the last few years. As the new academic year began, we committed to invest and support our research capacity. The University performed well in the Research Assessment Exercise (RAE 2008), and preparations for the Research Excellence Framework (REF 2014) are well underway. We had some significant achievements in 2010-11, and I hope you enjoy reading about them. Higher education institutions such as ours will face many challenges over the next few years, but I am confident that our new strategic direction will ensure that we continue to grow and prosper with our partners – students, staff, and businesses, regional and international stakeholders.

Professor Caroline Gipps Vice-Chancellor October 2005 – July 2011

On behalf of the Board of Governors, I commend this report to you. It provides a valuable insight into the significant achievements of our students and staff. Professor Geoff Layer was welcomed as Vice-Chancellor by the University community towards the end of the 2010-11 academic year, following the retirement of Professor Caroline Gipps. Under Professor Gipps' leadership, the University had built up solid foundations in learning and teaching, research and business engagement. The developments during her six years as Vice-Chancellor have helped the University prepare for the challenges that lie ahead, and I would like to express my sincere thanks to her. The academic year 2010-11 will also be remembered for university students across the UK making their voices heard on the subject of higher education funding. This was a stark reminder of the generational impact of decisions made following the Browne Review. It was also an indication that the student remains at the heart of our higher education system, and that universities must focus their efforts on the quality of the student experience they offer more than ever before. The University is well placed to tackle the many challenges faced by the sector and I hope you enjoy reading this report which outlines some of our key achievements.

Michael Elliott Chair of the Board of Governors

Contents Inspiring through Learning and Teaching Research with Impact A Global Vision Open for Business

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Individual Excellence Honoured Guests Vital Statistics Taking the Lead

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Enhancing the student experience through creative and innovative teaching and learning is at the heart of the University’s ethos. Throughout the 2010/11 academic year, we have continued to listen to what is important to our students and to invest in first-class facilities and equipment. Our mission is to provide a high standard academic environment that enables our students to flourish, develop and grow. Hitting the high notes Wolverhampton was proud to become only the third University in the UK to have All-Steinway School status. This prestigious recognition for its new multi-million pound Performance Hub means that 90% of the University’s piano stock are from the renowned Steinway family of brands. Steinway and Sons pianos are widely regarded as the finest in the world, and are favoured by top performers such as Elton John, Billy Joel, Harry Connick Jnr and used at concert venues such as Symphony Hall, Birmingham.

Serious about arts education The University’s strong reputation in arts education was recognised by the Arts Council in 2011. The Black Country Children’s Service Improvement Partnership (BCCSIP), operated by the University, applied for funding to develop arts education across the region. Over 1,300 applications were received by the national fund, and the University was delighted to secure circa £3.5m over the next three years. A second application to develop community engagement projects at the Arena Theatre to raise aspirations among children also received circa £340,000 over three years.

Nursing education in good health The School of Health and Wellbeing was one of the first to gain approval from the Nursing and Midwifery Council to deliver new education standards. The new standards are critical to enable nurses to develop the skills they need to meet the changing needs of patients. They will help future nurses care for an ageing population, with growing numbers of people with long-term conditions, and meet rising patient expectations.

Recognition for information management professionals The University signed a Memorandum of Co-operation with private provider, Avoca Systems. Health informatics is the practice of information management and data processing in healthcare, and the Avoca Higher Diploma in Health Informatics is the first qualification to allow professionals in this area to gain a qualification formally recognised as being equivalent to degree level studies through workplace experience.

Sign up for another language An online learning tool to enhance the career prospects of Deaf people working in the media industry is being developed alongside European partners. The University’s Institute for Media Arts secured a £310,000 grant from the Leonardo Da Vinci programme of the European Union for the two-year Sign Media project, which will provide interactive exercises in written English taught through the sign language of each partner country. This will mean there will be three versions of the innovative course, related to British Sign Language (BSL), Italian Sign Language (ISL) and Austrian Sign Language (ASL).


through Learning






Impact with

Wolverhampton continues to build a strong reputation in academic excellence and scholarship. We’re advancing knowledge in an exciting range of fields with pioneering research that has practical relevance and significance to the real world and our communities.

Emotional control Sports Psychologist, Professor Andy Lane, is part of the national Emotional Regulation of Others and Self (EROS) project, which involves a team of researchers examining different types of psychology, covering areas such as work, social and sports. Professor Lane’s work was awarded the ‘Inspire’ mark, meaning it has been inspired and recognised by the London 2012 Olympic Games.

Insight into rough sleepers Little is known about the experiences and circumstances of women who sleep on the streets. The University is working with partners across Europe on an important two-year research project looking at the lives of women who have suffered domestic violence and sleep rough. Working with partners in Spain, Sweden, Hungary and Belgium, Wolverhampton academics are studying the needs of women sufferers of domestic violence who now sleep rough and supporting them back into mainstream society. The £620,000 pioneering research, funded by the European Union, will assist the development of national and EU policies, together with creating knowledge transfer activities aimed at grass roots organisations and statutory agencies.

Helping nurses to develop good practice in prison work A new initiative with NHS West Midlands will provide nurses working in prison healthcare with training and development to help them become leaders. A £250,000 grant from the Burdett Trust for Nursing is funding a three-year project to enable nurses to apply holistic evidence-based nursing practice to the benefit of the offender health community. Some of the grant will be used to fund a Burdett Trust Reader at the University who will support nurses on the programme through supervision and also work with expert research and leadership mentoring teams.

Safe haven The University is joining forces with a local charity on a two-year research project to explore the provision of counselling services available to victims of domestic violence. The Haven Wolverhampton, an independent charity which provides emergency refuge and community support services to women and children affected by domestic violence, was awarded funding through the EU’s Daphne programme. The charity will work closely with representatives from the School of Health and Wellbeing at the University and partners from across Europe to explore issues around availability, funding, effectiveness and attitudes towards counselling services for victims of domestic violence.

A Gl bal

China raises glass to Wolverhampton art

The University is proud to have established strong links in India, and was delighted to award honorary degrees to three distinguished figures in the country. Finance Minister, Honourable Shri Pranab Mukherjee and Leader of the Opposition, Mr Arun Jaitley, both received an Honorary Degree of Doctor of Letters at a ceremony in New Delhi. This was followed by a presentation in Chennai to the Editor-in-Chief of The Hindu, Mr Narasimhan Ram, who was conferred an Honorary Degree of Doctor of Social Sciences. The University’s Chancellor, The Rt Hon Lord Paul of Marylebone, PC, was among those at the prestigious occasions, which recognised the individuals’ outstanding contributions to society and their impressive careers.

The new Shanghai Museum of Glass welcomed creations by three current and former members of staff and two graduates from the School of Art & Design. The Director of the Shanghai Museum of Glass, Professor Zhuang Xiaowei, is a Masters graduate in Glass from the University, and selected the artwork for inclusion in the collection due to the impact studying at Wolverhampton had on his career.

Axing illegal logging Experts at the University secured a £1.5 million grant to reduce illegal logging in Africa. The four-year project has received funding from the European Commission and will focus on how forests are governed and managed in the West and Central Africa region. The Centre for International Development and Training (CIDT) at the University will lead the project in Cameroon, Democratic Republic of Congo, Ghana and Liberia.

Helping Palestine go digital An exciting new partnership was agreed with one of the world’s leading universities. Stanford University in the USA will work with Wolverhampton to help the Birzeit University’s Najjad Zeeni Centre for IT Excellence in Palestine to develop the use of digital technology for educational purposes. The work will include collaborative research projects, the creation of courses using digital technology and the development of a joint Masters programme that will lead to opportunities for student exchange.

Indian students get British style insight Fashion students from India visited the University in June as part of an art and design summer school. The 12 students from the National Institute of Fashion Technology visited the city as part of an exchange programme. The course aimed to introduce the students to the British Arts and Crafts Movement. Students attended lectures, seminars and workshops to develop their understanding of British style, trends and design techniques.

Celebrating our global community Organised each year by the International Centre team, the International Festival is now an established and well-supported event in the University calendar. In 2011, the vibrant festival was held over a three-day period and featured Olympic sports and dance and music from around the world.


Honours in India





Open for As a connected University at the heart of our local, national and international communities, we strive to be collaborative, innovative and entrepreneurial. Our strong business partnerships are testament to a culture of enterprise and highlight our commitment to regeneration and expanding the knowledge economy. Global business links for city

A new deal

The city welcomed a high-level trade delegation from the Indian industrial powerhouse of Bangalore, building on a Memorandum of Understanding signed by the Confederation of Indian Industry, Wolverhampton City Council and the University in 2010. The government and trade officials spent two days discovering what opportunities the city had to offer for investment and co-operation.

The University has forged a new partnership with a leading organisation which safeguards the standards of education and business links. A Memorandum of Co-operation was signed with the Institute for Education Business Excellence (IEBE). This will enable the Institute to develop its Professional Development programme, allowing its members the opportunity to take qualifications and courses right up to Masters level. The Institute draws its membership from practitioners within a wide range of roles in schools, colleges, businesses and specialist organisations in the UK and overseas.

Technological boost A new project was announced which aims to help small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) explore and adopt new technologies that will have a positive impact on their business. Part-funded by the European Regional Development Fund, the Innovation 1st scheme aims to demonstrate cutting-edge technologies at a new state-of-the-art Visualisation Centre at the Telford Campus. Businesses have access to specialist advice and events, and direct assistance on a one-to-one basis, to enable them to take their ideas forward.

Smooth operator The University hosted a number of high-profile business people during the 2010/11 academic year to give engaging and inspiring lectures for staff and students. Among those present was founder of the successful smoothie company Innocent, Richard Reed, who attended Enterprise Fest, which allows students to find out more about graduate opportunities, careers and employability and self-employment.

Conference corner Nine modern conference rooms, which have been completely refurbished and equipped, were officially opened at the Telford Campus in 2011. These include an IT suite, a relaxed conference guest lounge and a spacious exhibition and event catering area, to meet the needs of a range of companies and organisations.

Business SPEEDY students Enterprising students, who launched their own companies alongside their studies, showcased their business successes at a special exhibition. The SPEED WM programme allows students on any course to develop their business ideas while receiving specialist business advice and support. The SPEED Stars 2011 exhibition enabled the talented entrepreneurs to meet and network with local business people, and companies on display included a homeopathy practitioner, a quirky fashion brand and a commercial video production firm.

Enterprising catwalk queen One of the SPEED stars hit the catwalk at London Fashion Week 2011 with her latest collection. Fashion designer and entrepreneur Tamara Joseph’s Spring/ Summer Collection 2011 was selected for an emerging designer’s showcase with high-profile company, Fashion’s Finest. The Senior Fashion Technician, who is also studying a Masters in Fashion and Textiles, launched her own business ‘Catalyst by Tamara Joseph’ with help from the SPEED WM programme.

Individual Excellence Our staff, students and graduates are the best ambassadors for the University and we are proud of all their achievements. We would like to take this opportunity to celebrate and recognise some of their diverse successes which help to build the profile and reputation of the institution. Transformational learning Innovative senior lecturer in English, Dr Rosie Miles, has gained a national reputation for e-learning and this was recognised with a prestigious Higher Education Academy Award. The National Teaching Fellowship acknowledges her exceptional contribution to learning and teaching, which has inspired hundreds of students and academics at Wolverhampton and across the country.

Oscar recognition There are few accolades more recognisable than an Oscar, and one of our talented graduates clinched a golden statuette for his work on the ground-breaking film, Inception. Peter Bebb was part of the team that won a coveted Academy Award for the film’s pioneering visual effects. Peter, who graduated with a BA (Hons) Wood, Metals and Plastics (3D Design) in 1996, rubbed shoulders with the stars at the glittering award ceremony in Los Angeles.

Accolade for mentor A University of Wolverhampton Business School lecturer won a national award for her work on a mentoring project with West Midlands Police. Jenni Jones collected the British Association for Women in Policing Special Recognition Award 2011. Jenni designed a mentoring scheme for West Midlands Association of Women in Policing as part of her PhD which focused on mentoring and learning.

Volunteering pays off The University encourages students to volunteer alongside their studies as a way of giving back to the wider community and boosting employability. Dedicated student, Ann Hayward, received two awards as a result of her part-time work as a student employment advisor. BA (Hons) Interpreting (British Sign Language/ English) student Ann was presented with National Job Shop Employee of the Year and Regional Student Employee of the Year at The Student Employee of the Year Awards.

Illustrating success Creative Illustration student, David Baines, reached the national finals of an art competition held at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London. David won the regional stage of the Lloyds TSB Art of Nurture contest with his design to illustrate the theme of ‘we succeed together’. Six of the 13 regional finalists were studying Illustration or the Illustration and Graphic Communication subjects at Wolverhampton, and Joanna Ladowska also won the ‘People’s Prize’.

Academic rewards Two students were rewarded for their outstanding academic work at a special ceremony. Trustees of the Wolverhamptonbased Paycare Charity Trust annually award prizes to the highest achieving student in the first and second years of the Biomedical Science undergraduate study programmes at the School of Applied Sciences. First year winning student, Cabdulmalik Maxamed, and second year winning student, Jatin Bhagat, each received £400 from Paycare Charity Trust chair, David Clegg.





Honoured High-profile figures who make a significant contribution to their field of expertise provide inspiration for our students, graduates and staff. Each year we are proud to recognise achievements across a broad range of specialisms through the conferment of honorary degrees. In 2011, we presented awards to a number of outstanding individuals.

Tony Hazell

Tony Hazell School of Health and Wellbeing Honorary Degree of Doctor of Science Chair of the UK Nursing and Midwifery Council since January 2009, Professor Tony Hazell is also the first Lay Council member appointed as Chair by the Privy Council and served as a lay member of the Health Professions Council from 2002-2008. Tony studied at Bristol, then Cardiff universities. His early career in the Probation Service and social work led to almost 30 years as an academic and a Masters degree from Brunel University (1984). Member of the UK Central Council for the Education and Training of Social Workers (1991-1995); non-executive Director of the Velindre NHS Trust (1998); and Chair of the Trust Board (2001, 2004-2008). He spent 12 years at University of Wales Institute Cardiff as an Academic Board member; six as an elected member of the Board of Governors, and retired as Assistant Principal in 2004. Professor Hazell continues to work closely with the School of Nursing and Midwifery Education at Cardiff University.

guests Constance Briscoe School of Law, Social Sciences and Communications Honorary Degree of Doctor of Laws Constance Briscoe graduated from Newcastle University in 1983 and became a member of the Inner Temple. In 1985, she qualified as a barrister and joined Michael Mansfield at Tooks Court Chambers as a criminal advocate. In 1987, she joined the chambers of Barbara Calvert QC, practising family and criminal law. Appointed a Recorder of the Crown Court in 1996, she became one of the country’s first black part-time judges. In 1998, she was appointed a Recorder sitting in the family courts and two years later, Recorder with civil jurisdiction.

Constance B riscoe

In 2006, she received the Leadership and Diversity award; was nominated Woman of the Year; and wrote her first book, Ugly – since translated into 16 languages – about her life as a child. Her second book, Beyond Ugly (2008) maps out her career as a young barrister. She has continued to write and her first crime book was published in August 2011.

Dave McKean School of Art and Design Honorary Degree of Doctor of Design Dave McKean is an award-winning illustrator and designer whose works include The Magic of Reality (Richard Dawkins), The Savage and Slog’s Dad (David Almond), The Fat Duck Cookbook (Heston Blumenthal), What’s Welsh for Zen? (John Cale), Wizard & Glass (Stephen King), Mr. Punch, Signal to Noise, and Coraline. He has illustrated hundreds of book and comic covers including: Neil Gaiman’s The Graveyard Book and Sandman series; his own Pictures That Tick and award-winning Cages, and erotic novel Celluloid.

Dave McKean

He has created CD covers for artists including: Michael Nyman, Alice Cooper, Altan, Bill Bruford, Bill Laswell, Tori Amos, Frontline Assembly and John Cale. He has designed characters for two Harry Potter films, directed five short films and two feature films: MirrorMask and Luna, and is currently editing his third film, The Gospel of Us with Michael Sheen. His paintings, drawings, photographs and narrative works have been exhibited in America, Europe and Japan.

Honoured Suzanne Bardgett School of Law, Social Sciences and Communications Honorary Degree of Doctor of Arts Suzanne Bardgett is Head of Research at the Imperial War Museum, London. After working in the fields of education, publications and exhibitions at the Museum, from 1986 to 1995 she was general editor of the Imperial War Museum Review. From 1995 to 2000, she led the team that created the Holocaust Exhibition, and subsequently directed the exhibition Crimes Against Humanity: An Exploration of Genocide and Ethnic Violence. From 2004 to 2007, she facilitated a Bosnian team’s creation of the Srebrenica Memorial Room in Bosnia-Hercegovina.

Suzanne Bardget t

From 2008, she led a programme to reinvigorate research at the Museum. She is one of the four organisers of the conference Beyond Camps and Forced Labour: Current Research into Survivors of Nazi Persecution; has published numerous articles and edited two books: Belsen 1945: New Historical Perspectives, and Survivors of Nazi Persecution in Europe after the Second World War: Landscapes after Battle Volumes 1 and 2.

Una O’Brien School of Health and Wellbeing Honorary Degree of Doctor of Science Una O’Brien joined the Department of Health in 1990 and has been permanent secretary since November 2010. She has held a variety of roles in government and in healthcare organisations. In 2005, Una completed a three-year secondment as director of clinical governance and development at University College London NHS Foundation Trust. Between 1998 and 2001, she was the secretary to the Bristol/Kennedy Inquiry, a major public inquiry into the NHS.

Una O’Brien

Other previous roles include director general of policy and strategy at the Department of Health, private secretary to the minister for health, principal private secretary to the secretary of state for transport, and deputy director in the prime minister’s efficiency unit. In the 1980s, she helped establish London Lighthouse, a pioneering voluntary sector provider of services for people with HIV and AIDS. Una is a graduate of Oxford University and the London School of Economics, and was a Kennedy Scholar at Harvard.

School of Sport, Performing Arts and Leisure Honorary Degree of Doctor of Letters Craig Parnham was born in Bridgnorth in 1973. Playing for local cricket and hockey clubs, his sporting ambitions led to his first hockey Great Britain cap in 2000 and first England cap in 2001. A near-fatal injury from an opposing player’s stick in 2001 required his larynx to be rebuilt, but a remarkable recovery of just four months resulted in him leading England at the World Cup. Craig has represented England 51 times and Great Britain 64 times; played in the 2000 Champions Trophy, 2002 World Cup and Commonwealth Games, 2003 European Cup, and 2000 and 2004 Olympic Games. A coaching career upon retirement has resulted in notable achievements. Craig is due to graduate from the UK Sport Elite Coach Apprentice Programme and to complete a Postgraduate Diploma in Elite Coaching. He is currently working with the GB squad preparing for the London 2012 Olympics.

Craig Parnham

David Reekie School of Art and Design Honorary Degree of Doctor of Arts Born in London in 1947, David Reekie studied Glass and Ceramics at Stourbridge College of Art; and Art, Design and Technology at Birmingham College of Art Education. A founder member of British Artists in Glass, David has lectured throughout the world including: Pilchuck Glass School, USA; Sars Poteries, France; Ezra Glass Studios, Japan; Espace Verre, Canada; Australia School of Art; the University of South Australia; Fire Station Artists’ Studios, Dublin and at the Wanganui Glass Festival, New Zealand.

David Reekie

He has been awarded a Fellowship in Glass by Lincolnshire and Humberside Arts, and Winston Churchill Fellowship to study Alternative Architectural Glass in the USA; appointed an International Council Member to Pilchuck Glass School, and Member of the Advisory Council for North Lands Creative Glass, Scotland; shortlisted for the 1998 Jerwood Prize for Glass and 2006 Coburg Glass Prize in Germany; had work selected for exhibition at the G8 Summit; and been invited to attend a reception given at Buckingham Palace to celebrate British design.


Craig Parnham





Honoured Toni Fazaeli School of Education Honorary Degree of Doctor of Education Toni Fazaeli joined the Institute for Learning (IfL); the professional body for teachers and trainers across further education and skills; as its first chief executive in June 2008. Toni’s career began in teaching, and she has taught in schools, prisons, further and adult education. Before joining the IfL she was a senior civil servant with policy responsibilities for further education; national director in quality and standards; inspector for the Further Education Funding Council; and an officer for adult education in Leicestershire Local Education Authority.

Toni Fazaeli

Focusing on teaching, training, learning, educational policy and research, Toni has visited education and other-sector organisations internationally for benchmarking practice and learning from difference. She mentors and coaches individuals, with a focus on people from black and minority ethnic backgrounds, and occasionally visits older people in residential homes as a volunteer tutor. Toni is married and has four children.

Dave Heeley School of Sport, Performing Arts and Leisure Honorary Degree of Doctor of Letters Dave Heeley discovered he was going blind aged 10. At 17, his career ambitions shattered, Dave decided to be positive, and enrolled at Queen Alexandra College for the Blind. His life changed overnight when he was introduced to his first guide dog. Since that day, Dave has competed in numerous marathons and challenges, including The Ultimate Challenge (2008) – 7 marathons in 7 days on 7 continents – the first blind person to achieve this. The Challenge launched Dave’s new career as a motivational speaker.

Dave Heeley

In 2008 Dave (and his running guide) won the BBC Midlands Sports Outstanding Sporting Achievement award. Presented with the Contribution to the Community award by West Bromwich Albion FC, Dave’s charity work has also been recognised with invitations to Buckingham Palace and the House of Lords. 2011 saw Dave complete the epic Top2Toe Challenge: cycling over 700 miles and running 10 marathons in 10 days from John O’Groats to Land’s End. He completed his 10th consecutive Great North Run three weeks later.

guests Hugh Meynell MBE University of Wolverhampton Business School Honorary Degree of Doctor of Business Administration Hugh Meynell was born in Albrighton in 1931 and educated at Ampleforth. Commissioned for National Service spent in Germany, a career at Meynell & Sons followed for 40 years, where Hugh was the 6th generation. The Company developed new products in demand to the needs of the market: making water pumps, gas and electrical fittings and plumbing products. Hugh pioneered Safemix Thermostatic Showers into their range for the QE2 liner, Buckingham Palace and many hospitals.

Hugh Meynell MB E

Hugh developed exports, started companies in Japan and America and was responsible for worldwide sales to 53 countries. The Company was sold to Caradon in 1988. Hugh undertook voluntary work including being: Shropshire Chairman of St John Ambulance, Chairman of the Rural Development Commission, and High Sheriff of Shropshire. He is currently president of the Shrewsbury Flower Show. He founded the County Air Ambulance Trust in 1992 which raises ÂŁ2 million pa to support air ambulances at Cosford, Strensham and Stafford. He was awarded an MBE in 2000.

Tony Collins University of Wolverhampton Business School Honorary Degree of Doctor of Business Administration Born in Sedgley; where he still lives; Tony Collins left school at 16 to start an apprenticeship with Rockwell-Thomson. He became a qualified chartered management accountant, rising to a Fellow of the Institute in 1987. He has held a number of financial positions and in 1989 became financial director at GEC Cannon Industries based in Coseley. In 1993, Tony moved to train-building company, GEC Alstom Metro-Cammell. He progressed to become commercial director, leading the negotiation team who sold the Pendolino Tilting Trains to Virgin. He joined the Virgin Rail Group as major contracts director in 1999 responsible for introducing the Pendolino and Voyager trains into passenger service and overseeing the upgrade to the West Coast mainline infrastructure. In 2004, Tony became the chief executive and today has responsibility for Virgin Rail business which carries 30 million people a year, employs 3,500 people and has a turnover of ÂŁ900 million pa.

Tony Collins

Statistics Vital

Student numbers

Staff numbers

Data source HESA return and SITS, November 2011

Data source University of Wolverhampton staffing reports, November 2011

Academic School School of Art & Design University of Wolverhampton Business School School of Applied Sciences School of Technology School of Education School of Sport, Performing Arts and Leisure School of Health and Wellbeing School of Law, Social Sciences and Communications Other Total

Level of study



1,367 2,270 2,043 3,859 3,867 1,946 4,455 3,324 76

5.9 9.8 8.8 16.6 16.7 8.4 19.2 14.3 0.3






Undergraduate Postgraduate taught Postgraduate research

13,310 1,804 123

5,570 2,226 174

18,880 4,030 297







% Gender

Asian Bangladeshi Asian Chinese Asian Indian Asian other Asian Pakistani Black African Black Caribbean Black other Other White & Asian White & Black African White & Black Caribbean Mixed other White Not known

284 674 2,626 803 1,354 1,295 1,006 177 275 132 53 367 136 13,041 984

1.2 Female 2.9 Male 11.3 Total 3.5 5.8 5.6 4.3 0.8 1.2 0.6 0.2 1.6 0.6 56.2 4.2






13,387 9,820

57.7 42.3



Staff group Admin, Professional Academic Manual Total Working patterns



1,133 48.46 812 34.73 393 16.81 2,338 100 No.


Full-time Part-time Total

1,667 671 2,338

71.3 28.7 100




Female Male Total Ethnicity

1,374 58.77 964 41.23 2,338 100 No.


White - British 1,888 80.75 Asian or Asian British - Indian 180 7.70 Black or Black British - Caribbean 64 2.74 Other White background 60 2.57 Black or Black British - African 23 0.98 White - Irish 19 0.81 Other Asian background 17 0.73 Chinese 16 0.68 Asian or Asian British - Bangladeshi 12 0.51 Asian or Asian British - Pakistani 11 0.47 Mixed - White and Black Caribbean 11 0.47 Other Black background 10 0.43 Other Ethnic background 10 0.43 Other Mixed background 6 0.26 Mixed - White and Black African 5 0.21 Mixed - White and Asian 3 0.13 Not known 3 0.13 Total




Financial summary 2010/11

Applied research and development forms part of other operating income. 21%

For our full financial statement for the year ended 31 July 2011, visit:

38% 39%




Income Funding Council Grants Academic Fees and Support Grants Other operating income Research Grants and other contracts Endowment income and interest receivable* Total



63,996 61,557 34,997 2,709 475

39 38 21 2 0



£25.5m £25m


£22.1m £20.9m £20m


*Less than 1%



5% 2% £10m


How the income was used Staff costs Other operating expenses Depreciation Interest payable Total




87,222 53,445 8,032 3,073

58 35 5 2



£0m 2006/07




Financial year



Income for applied research and development





Taking lead Board of Governors



Professor Caroline Gipps Vice-Chancellor

Mr M Elliott Deputy Chair Ms K Gee

Professor Sir Geoff Hampton Deputy Vice-Chancellor

Professor C V Gipps

Garry Sproston Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Director of Finance

Independent Members

Professor Judith Burnett Acting Pro Vice-Chancellor, Academic


Ms K Copestake Mr I Hyde Dr J Johnson Cllr. K S Sahota Mr J Sharp Mr S Towe CBE Dr S Walford Mr J Woolridge CBE

Jane Nelson Pro Vice-Chancellor, Student Affairs Professor Ian Oakes Pro Vice-Chancellor, Research and Enterprise Helen Lloyd Wildman Pro Vice-Chancellor and Director of Corporate Services

Co-opted Members Ms C Burgher Professor M Chambers Mr J Chorley Ms L Cutting Ms A Kimbley

Academic Board Nominees Dr B Conway Mr J Pymm

Student Nominee Member Mr K Harris

Deans Professor Judith Burnett Dean, School of Law, Social Sciences and Communications Dr Bryony Conway Dean, School of Art and Design Professor John Darling Dean, School of Applied Sciences Professor Kit Field Dean, School of Education Dr Anthea Gregory Dean, University of Wolverhampton Business School Professor Linda Lang Dean, School of Health and Wellbeing Professor Rob Moreton Dean, School of Technology

John Pymm Dean, School of Sport, Performing Arts and Leisure Jon Elsmore Dean of Students

Senior Management Group Tony Lee University Secretary and Clerk to the Board of Governors Colin Addy Director, IT Services Nigel Babb Director, Strategic Developments Professor Glynis Cousin Director, Institute for Learning Enhancement Ashar Ehsan Director, Marketing and Communications Marc Fleetham Director, Business Solutions/ Regional KTP Manager Janette Gilder Director, Project Support Office Jo Gittens Director, International Henry Gun-Why Director, Estates and Facilities Andrew Holding Head, Finance Fiona Parsons Director of Learning and Information Services Paul Travill Academic Registrar Roger Williams Director, Personnel

Taking the Lead into 2012

Lord Paul of Marylebone Chancellor

Professor Geoff Layer Vice-Chancellor

Michael Elliott Chair of the Board of Governors

Professor P f Sir Geoff Hampton Deputy Vice-Chancellor, External Affairs

Professor P f A Ann H Holmes l Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Academic

Jane Nelson Pro Vice-Chancellor, Student Recruitment

Professor Ian Oakes Pro Vice-Chancellor, Research and Enterprise

Helen Lloyd Wildman The Registrar

Andy Holding Finance Director

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