Wednesday, 28 November 2018

Sheaffer donates collection of books to University library

A collection of inspirational books has been donated to the University of Wolverhampton by Cross Sheaffer Pen & Art Supply Company.

Cross Sheaffer is a designer and manufacturer of writing instruments and creative tools. It has sponsored Faculty of Arts Visual Communication students over the past five years, helping to support them with research projects and materials.

The books, which have all been shortlisted for the ‘Cross Sports Book of the Year Award’ are all written by key sports figures, personalities and celebrities covering a range of disciplines including rugby, football, cricket, ice-skating and athletics. Some are signed by the authors.

Jessica Glaser, Senior Lecturer in Graphic Design at the University, said: “Sheaffer has worked with the Wolverhampton School of Art for several years, supporting students and offering prize awards for our graduates.

“The messages in the books are both aspirational and inspirational, detailing personal journeys covering success and ambition which will be of interest, in particular, to our students.

“We hope that the collection will be enjoyed by everyone who visits the Harrison Library at City Campus in Wolverhampton.”

Maggie Ayliffe, Head of the University of Wolverhampton School of Art, said: “We work with a number of businesses and employers to offer students additional support, whether that be through graduation prizes or through work placements, live projects or visiting lectures.

“Cross Sheaffer has been a valued supporter of the School of Art for a number of years and this very kind book donation is very much appreciated.”

The donated books include the autobiography, ‘Proud’ by British Lions rugby player, Gareth Thomas which tells his story as the world’s most prominent athlete to come out as a gay man. The collection also includes Fear Less – the amazing underdog story of Leicester City by Jonathan Northcroft.

Saturday, 24 November 2018

Norton Canes School Visits University of Wolverhampton School of Art

Students from Norton Canes School have made a return visit to Wolverhampton School Of Art.

"The visit has certainly given students food for thought and has made them realise a little more, the possibilities in Arts based education in the future. Hopefully planting the seed for aspiration" said Alexina Evans, Head of Art at Norton Canes. "My students really enjoyed the day" she continued "and have told me that it was 'It was the best trip ever,' 'this has been an amazing day,' 'I think I could come here, as I really loved what we did.'

Sandwell College Students Image Making in the School of Art

Students from Sandwell College have visited the University of Wolverhampton School of Art to work with academics on image making projects.

"The visit has shown students what great study options in the creative industries are available on their doorsteps, in the Midlands" said Terry Baker, Tutor from Sandwell College. "The day also provided invaluable insights into careers they could go into by introducing them to case studies of School of Art Alumni now working in the creative industries" he continued.

Wednesday, 14 November 2018

Heath Park School - a Taste of University Life

Sixth form students from Heath Park School have visited the University of Wolverhampton to experience a taste of life in Wolverhampton School of Art.

"We are keen to support our students interests and ambition in art and design and bringing a group to sample the facilities and atmosphere of the University and the Art School is really beneficial" said Jessica Kendrick, Art Teacher at Heath Park School. "Our students really enjoyed image making through print making, fashion design and photographic portraiture" she continued.

Tuesday, 6 November 2018

Moseley Park School - image making workshops at Wolverhampton School Art

Staff and students from Moseley Park School have made a return visit to Wolverhampton School of Art for image making workshops.

"The more Moseley Park students can experience university, the more informed choices they can make about studying art and design at degree level" said Emma Chalstrey, Head of Art at Moseley Park School. "It gives them confidence that they could apply to university as a way to rewarding careers in the arts. After our visit last year, a number of our students applied to Wolverhampton School of Art and are now enjoying their studies at the University."