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Wolverhampton Polytechnic was granted university status and became the University of Wolverhampton. Today our four Faculties offer courses in over 70 different subjects and over 4,000 students graduate from Wolverhampton each year. We continue to invest in our students, staff, alumni and in the local and international community. We have invested more than £125 million on campus developments and teaching facilities, including £50 million on improving our facilities at Walsall Campus; the innovative Performance Hub; new and refurbished Students’ Unions and further modernisation of our Learning Centres.

During the seventies, Wolverhampton was attracting students from Iran, Malaysia and Nigeria, many studying on engineering, business and computing courses. In addition to students, academic delivery overseas was also beginning to flourish. With the faculty of Art and Design entering into academic exchange programmes with Alfred University (New York), and the Faculty of Education began consultancy work in Egypt. Mergers with Teacher Training Colleges in Wolverhampton and Dudley in the 1970s and in Walsall in 1989 played a part in the institution’s expansion, and in 1992, with an ambitious new campus in Telford under construction, it was granted University status. By 2008 the University had c23,000 student on four campuses (Wolverhampton, Telford, Walsall and Compton Park). Having invested close to £125m on campus developments the University is well placed to understand that the student is at the heart of any future developments.

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