History, Affiliations and Rankings
The University of Wolverhampton has its roots in the establishment of Mechanics Institutes in the 19th century, which provided vocational and general education to working men. Technical, scientific, commercial, and general classes were also created at the Wolverhampton Free Library. The Municipal School of Art originally began teaching in 1851, and the study of art became a major priority – with new facilities and a new name in 1885. With almost 6,000 students, the College began offering Bachelor's degrees in English, Geography, History, Music, Economics, and Computer Technology in 1966, and the first-degree ceremony was conducted. The College was classified as a Polytechnic on September 1, 1969. In 1977, a new Faculty of Education was added to the existing five faculties of applied science, art and design, arts, engineering, and social sciences. A second Royal visit, this time from HRH The Duke of Kent, formally launched Wolverhampton Polytechnic as a stage VIII Polytechnic institution in 1983 and was followed by a ten-year era of fast growth. The University of Wolverhampton was established in 1992 after Wolverhampton Polytechnic was given university status. The university is affiliated with MillionPlus and consists of 4 main campuses. It has consistently maintained its excellence in the educational sector for over 180 years and has an employability rate of 96%. The University of Wolverhampton provides various undergraduate and postgraduate courses which are delivered by a team of professional educators. This university ranks #1001-1200 in the QS Global World Ranking 2022. These rankings are based on six factors, namely, academic reputation, student-faculty ratio, employer reputation, citation per faculty, international faculty, international student. While in CWUR 2021-2022, the university occupies #1963 positions.
Infrastructure, Campus and Courses
The university has four campuses. The four campuses are located in West Midlands, Staffordshire, and Shropshire in the UK. The main university campus known as the City Campus is located at Wolverhampton city centre in West Midland. This campus houses most of the academic departments, administrative offices, student support facilities, and three residence halls. The University of Wolverhampton has four faculties, that consists of 18 institutes and schools focusing on different subject areas. It offers more than 500 undergraduate, postgraduate and doctorate programs. These programs are offered in arts, engineering, basic and social sciences, architecture, education, environmental studies, liberal arts, and management.
Accomplishments and Alumni
This university has consistently maintained its excellence in the educational sector for over 180 years and has an employability rate of 96%. The University of Wolverhampton also has a notable alumni network. It encourages cultural diversity by offering courses to students from across the globe. Some of the other notable names include Nandcoomar Bodha (Former Politician), Chauhdry Abdul Rashid JP (Birmingham's Former Mayor), Jeff Randall (Business Journalist).
Student Diversity and Visiting Companies
Currently, the university caters to the academic demands of around 24,000 students. Encouraging international admissions promotes a rich cultural diversity. This university is globally renowned as it provides students with the opportunity to explore various career opportunities. This university also provides international students with the option for on-campus employment opportunities. The university admits the top applicants and has a global image for providing the best placement facilities to its graduates.