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Supporting a power shift from Westminster to the West Midlands

Paul Noon, pro-vice-chancellor for Enterprise and Innovation at Coventry University, welcomes the new West Midlands Metro Mayor and suggests a collective effort is required to help him achieve his ambitions for the region. (Originally posted on Insidermedia.com 10/05/2017) After months of campaigning with debate and discussions taking place across all four corners of the region and…

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Guest Blog: Social Transformations

A guest blog by Research Assistant Rebecca Fisher  Society is currently facing pressing challenges such as climate change, struggling economies and immigration. Such global issues are exacerbated by high levels of unemployment, disease, poverty and conflict in certain countries. Many agree that change needs to take place, but perhaps the answer is to take action further…

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HORIBA MIRA and Coventry University launch Autonomous Vehicle Research Centre

HORIBA MIRA, a world-leader in vehicle engineering, research and product testing has joined forces with Coventry University to launch a brand new automotive research centre dedicated to developing intelligent, connected vehicle technology. The Centre for Connected & Autonomous Automotive Research will pioneer and test new developments to support the rapid growth within the global intelligent…

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Further food for thought on health and wellbeing in the workplace

Anne Coufopoulos, a dietitian and specialist in public health from Coventry University’s faculty of health and life sciences, offers some pointers for how businesses can create a healthier working environment. Back in January I wrote about the potential business benefits of encouraging good nutrition amongst employees but, as important as healthy eating is, there’s more to maintaining…

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Boost for arts organisations as new business support project kicks off 

A new £400k initiative led by Creative United and supported by Coventry University’s Centre for Business in Society (CBiS) will provide free business advice to culture and arts organisations, companies and entrepreneurs around the UK. The Arts Council England-funded ‘Prosper’ programme aims to support around 70 organisations in the arts, museum and library sectors by…

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Honorary degree for esteemed engineer and tunnelling expert

A leading civil engineer and world renowned authority on tunnelling is to receive an honorary degree at Coventry University London’s graduation ceremony on Friday, 7 April. Terry McDonald (left), Managing Director of TM Tunnelling Ltd, will be made an Honorary Doctor of Technology (Hon DTech) in recognition of the contribution he has made to his…

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Education Select Committee Brexit inquiry

Brexit will allow some universities to ‘go global’ while others will reduce in size – Professor John Latham, Vice-Chancellor of Coventry University tells MPs. Giving evidence to the Education Select Committee at Oxford University back in January on the impact of Brexit on higher education, Prof Latham said: “Brexit doesn’t give us more advantage to…

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Peugeot group’s past takeovers cast a shadow over Opel and Vauxhall

Published on The Conversation. Written by Andrew Noakes, Senior Lecturer in Automotive Journalism, Coventry University   Pity the car maker trying to get coverage this week for a shiny new model or revised range at the Geneva International Motor Show. The biggest topic of conversation there will not be anyone’s latest offering. Instead it will be the news…

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Gearing up for the Industrial Devolution

Paul Noon, pro-vice-chancellor for enterprise and innovation at Coventry University, discusses devolution and how the region’s universities can play a key role in helping the West Midlands to grow and prosper. In May this year, the West Midlands will elect its first ever metropolitan mayor. This is a significant moment for the region as we…