Jill Lupupa

Warwick helps boost Coventry’s City of Culture bid

Warwick has partnered up to help gift a £1.5 million boost to Coventry’s arts, culture and tourism as part of the city’s bid to be the 2021 City of Culture.   Coventry is one of just 16 cities to obtain the funding over three years in the Great Place Scheme,...
Read More

Posted Mar. 26, 2017

Bassist to frontman: Ed Nash’s Toothless at the O2 Institute

Following the hiatus of Bombay Bicycle Club, the band’s bassist Ed Nash has brought his own songs to life with his solo project Toothless. The newly-made alternative group includes fellow Bombay drummer Suren de Saram, Bombay collaborator Liz Lawrence, keyboardist Rosa Brook with additional vocals, and David Naftalin on bass....
Read More

Posted Mar. 26, 2017

Communist Party Candidate runs to be West Midlands Mayor

Communist Party candidate Graham Stevenson is running against five candidates to become West Midlands metro Mayor. The election will be taking place on Thursday 4 May. Mr Stevenson, born in Coventry, was a former trade union official in Derbyshire, President of the European Transport Workers Federation (ETF), and is now...
Read More

Posted Mar. 22, 2017

Warwick scientific expertise shapes BBC Radio 4 drama

Scientific expertise at Warwick has shaped the new BBC Radio 4 drama, Resistance, concerning the threat of antibiotic resistance which can have a universal effect. The three-part story airing in March was partly created by Professor Christopher Dowson of Warwick Antimicrobial Interdisciplinary Centre and the Life Sciences department. A turbulent...
Read More

Posted Mar. 11, 2017

Joe Jonas and Sophie Turner spotted in Leamington Spa

DNCE lead singer Joe Jonas and Game of Thrones actress Sophie Turner were seen in Leamington Spa last night on February 25. The two stars were spotted in Bar Angeli on Regent Court shopping centre in Leamington by a star-struck worker and Warwick graduate who took a photo with them...
Read More

Posted Feb. 26, 2017

Warwick and Coventry Vice-Chancellors costly flight expenditure revealed

Vice Chancellors and Deputy Vice-Chancellors of both Warwick and Coventry Universities spent a total of £371,737 on flight expenses from September 2013 to September 2016, as revealed by a Freedom of Information (FOI) request from The Telegraph. Within three years the Vice-Chancellors spent the high amount with flights listed as...
Read More

Posted Feb. 21, 2017

Medieval wall found beneath Coventry car park

A medieval wall was rediscovered on Cox Street car park during a routine survey for the construction of a £50 million student accommodation complex on Fairfax Street. The sandstone wall was located by archaeologists between the ring road and sports centre, opposite to the swimming baths. Diggers and handtools were...
Read More

Posted Feb. 16, 2017

Global Student Stories – 30/01/17

This week’s global student stories include changes in majors taught by universities in Vietnam, Finnish PhD academics migrating from the country, Indian Prime Minister warning academics to guard their freedoms and Swiss Students’ Unions appealing for refugees. Vietnam: Universities focusing on majors easy to teach and learn Majors include those...
Read More

Posted Feb. 3, 2017

Coventry and Warwickshire’s top dogging spots revealed

Dating website Swinging Heaven has revealed the most popular dogging hotspots within Coventry and Warwickshire. 3,000 popular dogging locations were listed across the UK on the website, which attracts approximately 1.8 millions. Lancashire is currently the UK’s top region for dogging, having replaced Surrey. Lancashire holds 216 hotspots for public...
Read More

Posted Jan. 27, 2017

Scholars more likely to leave UK post-Brexit

Fear of a “brain drain” in UK higher education persists as a University and College Union (UCU) survey has shown that two-fifths of university scholars are more likely to leave the UK in the aftermath of Brexit. Three-quarters of continental EU academics in the country along with 40% of UK...
Read More

Posted Jan. 15, 2017

Warwick set to honour respected high-flyers with doctorates

Five individuals will receive honorary doctorates from the University from 18 to 20 January 2017 during the ceremony held at Butterworth Hall in Warwick Arts Centre.   Professor Dusa McDuff, Anne Wood, Professor Jill Lepore, Dame Stella Rimington and Mechai Viravaidya make up the list of honours.   Mathematician and...
Read More

Posted Jan. 6, 2017