Sports Achievement Scholarship
Established: 1992The University of Wolverhampton is a British university located on four campuses across the West Midlands, Shropshire and Staffordshire. The city campus is located in Wolverhampton city centre, with a second campus at Walsall and a third in Telford. There is an additional fourth campus in Wolverhampton at the University of Wolverhampton Science Park. The university also operates a Health Education Centre in Burton-upon-Trent for nursing students. The institution was known as Wolverhampton Polytechnic before gaining university status in 1992. Its roots lie in the 19th Century growth of the Wolverhampton Mechanics’ Institute (founded 1835); the Wolverhampton Free Library (1870); and the School of Art, established in 1851, which came together as the Wolverhampton and Staffordshire Technical College in 1931. The university has seven academic schools/faculties and several cross-disciplinary research centres and institutes. It has approximately 23,000 students and currently offers over 380 undergraduate and postgraduate courses. The university is noted for its success in encouraging wider participation in higher education.