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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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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…

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Technology and Legislation are changing our relationship with the car

PARADIGM SHIFTS IN TECHNOLOGY AND LEGISLATION ARE CHANGING OUR RELATIONSHIP WITH THE CAR, AND NOW IT’S TRANSPORT’S TIME TO SHINE Guest post from Ed Stubbs, Senior Lecturer in Automotive and Transport Design at Coventry University One of the unexpected side-effects of the rapidly-approaching autonomous car movement is that our historical relationship with the car – the…

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Multiplicity: The Varied Roles of Universities Supporting Small Businesses

Guest blog by: David Pickernell: Visiting Professor, International Centre for Transformational Entrepreneurship, Coventry University 2016 has heralded a period of significant uncertainty for the UK economy, and this is likely to continue for several years. It is precisely during such times, however, that innovation, enterprise and entrepreneurship become even more important, as new products, services,…

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The future of retail looks Amazoning!

Are Amazon about to change the face of retail forever? The online giant has already revolutionised the way we buy things. They are the biggest name in online shopping and have been for some time. They pioneered next day delivery services like Prime and now even have a service where you can get same-day delivery…

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Industrial strategy statement

Commenting on the launch of the industrial strategy today (23 January 2017) Professor John Latham, Vice Chancellor of Coventry University and Chair of University Alliance, a group of universities focused on preparing students for a career in industry and the professions said: “Universities will be key to the success of this industrial strategy, and we…

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Uni’s cyber security spin-out given GCHQ boost

A spin-out spawned from a link-up between Coventry University and tech transfer firm Crossword Cybersecurity has been selected to join a GCHQ-backed initiative to tackle online threats. CyberOwl, which launched last year with investment from Mercia Fund Management, is one of only seven start-ups invited onto the unique accelerator which is run by GCHQ and…

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Coventry University links up with environmental company

Coventry University have partnered with a Lancashire-based environmental company to help increase the amount of wildlife and environmentally-friendly areas in urban areas.   SEL Environmental have entered into a Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) with the University’s Centre for Agroecology and Water Resilience (CAWR), to deliver the benefits of green space and wildlife friendly habitats into the…

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Coventry Commercial Design Competition (A&H)

This competition is open to all staff and students in the faculty of Arts & Humanities Ever watched The Apprentice and thought ‘I could do better?’ Maybe you’ve seen a gap in the market for a new type of hair-dryer, drinks bottle or mobile app? Enter our Commercial Design Competition for a chance to win £10,000…