We are leading on levelling up

We believe that universities are about transforming society by ensuring the needs of their Place and people are at the heart of what they do.

As the University of Opportunity, our Place informs the courses we teach, the research we invest in and the skills we equip people with.

Our strategy in Health illustrates our commitment to Place. We work in partnership to ensure healthcare education is delivered in the communities in which our students will work as qualified professionals. We offer healthcare education at multiple locations, helping the region to become self-sufficient in health professionals.

Our research supports local initiatives such as the STORK Programme, where we work in collaboration with neonatal units at local hospital trusts, public health directorates and the Lullaby Trust to help decrease infant mortality by developing training and behavioural interventions guided by the best scientific evidence. This commitment to delivering education, skills and research in partnership with the communities we serve is at the heart of our Strategy.

Levelling Up

As a city and institution, we have been at the heart of the Government’s levelling up agenda, which has seen the establishment of the first governmental department secondary headquarters outside of London for the Department of Levelling Up, Housing and Communities.

This has seen the University being awarded £17m to establish the National Brownfield Institute which officially opened in September 2022 on our flagship Springfield Campus development. Further funding bids have been submitted by the council to develop the Green Innovation Corridor which will link the Springfield site and the University Science Park, providing further regeneration and funding for the city.

We have three extensive campuses spread across the region which have seen significant investment in recent years, and are providing our students and academic communities with access to outstanding facilities. This is complemented by the University of Wolverhampton Science Park which is home to tenant businesses and supports the development of innovative companies.