Coventry one of the best cities in the world for students, according to QS rankings

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Coventry has been judged one of the top 50 cities in the world - and the 5th best in the UK - in which to study by independent higher education experts QS Quacquarelli Symonds, compilers of the QS World University Rankings portfolio. The city, home to both the University of Warwick and Coventry University, was ranked 42nd in the world overall and also ranked second in the world behind only Melbourne, Australia for its student mix.

Emerging from Lockdown: The Coventry Grid Project 2021

4 days 15 hours ago

A ground-breaking photographic project will chart the centre of Coventry as it emerges from the post-Covid lockdown.
Emerging from Lockdown: The Coventry Grid Project 2021 is a mass participation, map-based photographic survey of central Coventry – and it is looking for people to take part. Open to all, the project will see local people chart a small area of Coventry city centre, capturing it as the Covid restrictions are lifted.

Two Warwick academics elected Fellows of the British Academy

1 week ago

Two University of Warwick researchers have been elected as Fellows of the British Academy in recognition of their contribution to the social sciences, humanities and the arts. Professor Anne Gerritsen (History) and Professor Shirin Rai (Politics and International Studies) are among 84 new Fellows announced by the prestigious institution, which was founded in 1902 as the UK’s national academy for the humanities and social sciences.

£100,000 funding to launch Health and Wellbeing Innovation Network to cultivate the next healthcare innovators

1 week ago

Businesses aiming to move into or grow within the healthcare, technology and wellbeing sectors can harness university and hospital expertise and resources, as well as specialist work space and business support, through a new network launched by the University of Warwick in partnership with University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire (UHCW) NHS Trust and Bruntwood SciTech.

WMG Visualisation Engineers use VR to help recreate experience of Medieval Coventry Weaver’s House during Coventry’s year as UK City of Culture

1 week 6 days ago

Coventry is not only famed for its Cathedral, two tone music and the automotive industry, it is also famous for its weaving, in fact the medieval Weaver’s House still stands as an attraction today in Coventry's Spon Street. In 1540 John Croke and his family would have been making cloth on a wooden loom in the Weaver’s House, and whilst you can go to the house, the opportunity to experience the home exactly how it would have been for John and his family is now possible, thanks to Visualisation researchers from WMG (Warwick Manufacturing Group) at the University of Warwick.

Resonate Festival announces 2Tone: Lives and Legacies Screenings – Women Pioneers - Coventry Cathedral, Saturday July 24

1 week 6 days ago

Women trailblazers of the 2Tone and ska post-punk music scene of the late 1970s are being celebrated in an evening of film screenings and lively discussion at Coventry Cathedral later this month. The free event is running as part of Resonate Festival, a year-long themed programme of public conversations, talks, exhibitions, film festivals, walking tours, debates and a family festival day organised by The University of Warwick, a principal partner in Coventry UK City of Culture 2021.

 

Teardrop star reveals hidden supernova doom

3 weeks ago

University of Warwick astronomers have made the rare sighting of two stars spiralling to their doom by spotting the tell-tale signs of a teardrop-shaped star, the tragic shape is caused by a massive nearby white dwarf distorting the star with its intense gravity, which will also be the catalyst for an eventual supernova that will consume both

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