One of the University's key priorities is to positively influence everyday life - by providing people with the skills, knowledge, technology and often equipment to make a real difference. Bringing people together to bring about such change is often the starting point.
During this month...
The University's Law School took on the challenge of enlightening people about the sweeping changes that could be brought about by the new Human Rights Act. In conjunction with the Wolverhampton Law Society, it hosted the 'Human Rights - Facts or Fiction' conference in the month that individuals were given more power to settle disputes in British courts, rather than facing long delays in taking cases to the European Court in Strasbourg.
The Law School also joined three other universities to launch the West Midlands Legal Practice Course Providers Consortium. The West Midlands forms the second largest legal centre in the United Kingdom. Law firm partners and training managers were invited to a free seminar to ensure future training best meets the needs of local firms.
The School of Nursing and Midwifery played a major role at a health promotion day organised by Walsall Health Authority. The 'Because You're Worth It' event aimed to raise the self-esteem and awareness of local youngsters, giving information on sexual health, careers and education options. In Walsall, 12 girls in every 1,000 currently become pregnant before they are 16.
And the University's Professor Mike Jackson joined former BBC TV political correspondent John Cole, Minister for Local Government and the Regions Hilary Armstrong and over 140 other representatives taking part in a special Employment Forum for the West Midlands. The Forum was designed to promote employment in the region and Mike headed a workshop on 'The Possibilities of E-Commerce'.
"By using different styles of text in the image, I wanted to convey the variety of topics used for stimulating debate"