Violet O'Gorman

Considering life after Brexit – is Britain going to join the TPP?

British ministers have held informal discussions on the possibility of joining the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), according to reports published recently by the BBC and Financial Times. The TPP is a proposed free trade group, uniting 11 member countries: Canada, Australia, Chile, New Zealand, Brunei, Singapore, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, Peru and...
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Posted Jan. 29, 2018

Warwick student awarded prestigious Young Astronomer Award

A second-year Physics student at Warwick University, Thomas Killestein, has been awarded the prestigious 2016 Sir Patrick Moore Prize for his contribution to astronomy. He was presented the prize at a meeting of the British Astronomical Association (BAA) in London, at the end of January 2017. The Prize was made...
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Posted Feb. 23, 2017

Elsewhere at Warwick – 09/02/17

This week includes University Challenge, a student on The Chase, ‘Be the Candidate’ sessions, LGBTUA+ History Month and the university’s Real Ale Festival. Warwick University Challenge team loses in first quarter-final round Following two successful matches placing them in the quarter-finals, the Warwick University Challenge team were beaten on Monday...
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Posted Feb. 9, 2017

Elsewhere at Warwick – 11/1/17

Rootes Grocery Store installs 6 self-service checkouts Rootes Grocery Store on campus has installed 6 self-service tills over the Christmas break. The installations were prompted by the store’s frequent busy lunchtimes, which lead to long queues at the checkouts, and a commitment to listening to customers and improving customer experience...
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Posted Jan. 11, 2017

New student apartments to be built in Kenilworth

Planning permission has been granted to build more than 100 student apartments in Kenilworth, which will hopefully be ready in time for students in the 2019 academic year. As well as 105 student apartments, the new development will also be home to five new retail units for the town. The...
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Posted Dec. 28, 2016

Leamington Pump Rooms: Garden refurbishment begins

Refurbishment work on the Grade II listed gardens of the Royal Pump Rooms in Leamington started this week. The work will cost £1.2 million, and has been mainly financed by a £1 million grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund. In addition to this, Warwick District Council and ‘Friends of the...
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Posted Nov. 29, 2016

Elsewhere at Warwick – 28/09/16

This week’s Elsewhere at Warwick includes a story about the Warwick University Challenge team, Warwick Arts Centre Christmas tree light up, a student housing day hosted by the Students’ Union (SU), an art and science collaboration and creator of the cat sculpture on campus giving a talk about her work....
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Posted Nov. 26, 2016