The roots of the University of Wolverhampton lie in the 19th century growth of Mechanics Institutes, which provided vocational and general education for working men.
The Wolverhampton Free Library also developed technical, scientific, commercial and general classes.
We have a variety of undergraduate degree courses for you to choose from and many highly regarded professional bodies are pleased to put their names to our courses. This means that when you study your degree with us, you can be sure they reflect industry practice and professional standards.
Our research activities impact positively on business, the environment, society - and of course, our students. The work we are doing helps to advance knowledge and address real world problems, such as the health of aging populations and sustainable development, in a variety of different ways.
Across the University, there is a growing number of dedicated Research Centres and inter-disciplinary Research Institutes that cover a variety of research topics - ranging from designing for people with dementia, to new discoveries in diabetes.
At Careers, Enterprise and the Workplace we understand that many students come to the University of Wolverhampton not just for their interest in a subject but because they want a successful career and a better life. However, with so much going on, it can sometimes be difficult to find the time to focus on what is important for your future.
There are things that you can be doing from year one to improve your career prospects, so don't leave it to your final year before coming to find out how we can help you. We can give you the time and support you need to think about, plan, prepare and put in place the necessary steps for your career aspirations.
Living in University halls isn't always easy. The most important thing to remember is that you're not alone. Here is some of the support available to you.
Your Facilities Information Hub manages the student accommodation at all campuses across the University. We will assist you if you have any problems in the accommodation or if you are experiencing any difficulties with the people you live with. We will also help you if you want to change rooms or if you have any invoice queries
Accommodation fees are due for payment either:
University of Wolverhampton Students' Union also has a private student accommodation section on its webpages here you'll be able to find a list of letting agencies that allow student lettings.
We have libraries at each of our main campuses: City, Walsall, Telford and Burton. At each of these you can speak to our friendly helpful staff, access print resources, IT equipment and study spaces.
Where you live will be one of the most important factors for a good experience whilst you are in the UK. Make sure you have made all of your arrangements and booked your accommodation before you travel.
You can live within University managed accommodation at the City, Walsall or Telford Campus with the option of either ensuite or standard (shared bathrooms) accommodation. When you are given an unconditional offer from the University book your accommodation straight away to make sure you can be allocated your first preference.
Walsall Sports Centre
City Sports Centre
Special membership rates are available for students, staff and the general public, and students living in University accommodation get off-peak membership as part of their halls fees.
Societies are a great way to meet new people and share a common interest. Societies represent the interests of students, so whether its martial arts, computer games, films, charity, culture, campaigning or religion that you are interested in there is a society you can join.
Internationally recognised qualifications – the University offers over 250 undergraduate and 120 postgraduate courses, many of which are accredited by professional bodies.