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Innovation – the centre of corporate strategiese
Lord Sainsbury, UK Minister for Science and Innovation
British Innovations
On the road again
Christopher Macgowan, Chief Executive, Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders
Fossil Fuels – An Energy source for the Future
Greg Lewin, President, Shell Global Solutions
Chain of success
Kenny McKay, Director, and Will Wright, Manager, Restructuring practice at KPMG
Innovation and the Patent Office
Lawrence Smith-Higgins, Head of Awareness Information & Media The UK Patent Office
Benefits of association
Dr Michael Moore, CEO, PIramed Ltd
Innovation and strength in the UK biotech sector
Aisling Burnand, Chief Executive, BioIndustry Association
Simfonec: Helping make good research BIG business
Heron Evidence Development: Successful deal of missed opportunity
Springwell Ltd: Match-maker for Innovative Technologies
Korn/Ferry International: Pharmaceutical companies desire to break the mould
A quality core interface
Dominique Kleyn head of BioPharma Business Development, Imperial College London
Evolutec Group: Creating a range of commercial options
Moving forward
Dr Ceri Williams, Senior Manager, Science and Innovation at Yorkshire Forward and Dr Danielle Hankin, Bioscience Cluster Manager
Oxitech: Revolutionising SIT Programmes
Oxford Expression Technologies: Meeting the needs of the post-genomic era
Business Services
Innovating business related services
Norma Rose, Director-General, Business Services Association
BT: Innovation Strategy and Innovation Continuum
UK Film Council: How the UK wins in the international film industry?
On the defence
Major General Alan Sharman CBE, Director General, Defence Manufacturers Association
ProEtch: Precision parts of quality
Wallop Defence Systems: Aircraft Countermeasures and the Dual Spectral Threat
Education, Education, Education
Ruth Kelly, Secretary of State for Education and Skills
Applied Sciences at Wolverhampton - Innovation in Higher Education Professor Trevor Hocking, Associate Dean, International Development
Wind energy
Marus Rand, Chief Executive, British Wind Energy Association
Vital energy
Ian Leitch, Commercial Director, Energy Industries Council
Waterman Group: Solutions to solve climate control legislation
Winning the war against germs
Dr Ron Mitchell, Managing Director, GB Environmental
Show me the money! Funding for innovation – who can help?
UK: Innovation Nation?
Launching the “Innovation Nation?” initiative
Innovation in the 21st Century
Gemma Harman, Director of Strategy & Media, BT Chief Technology Office
UK Manufacturing - a driving force for innovation
Andrew Manly, Director General, Manufacturing Technologies Association
Waterman Group: Single project model 3D
Renishaw: Achieving global manufacturing competitiveness in the UK
Yorkshire Forward
The European Nanotechnology Trade Alliance
Del Stark, Chief Executive, European Nanotechnology Trade Alliance
University research drives a new wave of innovation
Omar Cheema, Nanotechnology Business Development, Imperial College London
Oxford Instruments: Enabling nanoscience and nanotechnology
Semefab (Scotland): A real driver of change
Metal Nanopowders: New products that meet your needs
Regional Development
London Development Agency: One jump ahead
91Advantage West Midlands: At the heart of it all 95


Applied Sciences at Wolverhampton - Innovation in Higher Education

An interview with Professor Trevor Hocking, Associate Dean, International Development

What are the benefits of an international student attending the Wolverhampton School of Applied Science?

At Wolverhampton, international students have access to over 70 undergraduate and postgraduate science awards, offering innovative training in vocational subjects and graduate skills. We have been welcoming international students for many years ? we understand their needs and provide that extra support which helps achieve success

What percentage of your students come from overseas?

Across the University there are currently 1400 international students, around 10 per cent of our full-time numbers. In Applied Sciences, we typically receive over one hundred international students each year.

As a department, what are your requirements from an international student regarding education visas?

The requirements are standard across the University; students must have a formal acceptance letter for one of our courses and have paid a deposit towards their fees ? full details are available from our International Office at

What are your qualification requirements for an international student to gain entry?

Students have to have the equivalent of 2 A-level passes in relevant subjects, plus an English qualification equivalent to an IELTS score of 6.0 or a TOEFL score of 550.

Where can an international student find information regarding your post and undergraduate courses?

The easiest way is via our website: or email to

What are the payment methods for students applying to the School of Applied Sciences and is any financial assistance available?

The University offers discount payment schemes for advance or prompt payment. There is also a discounted combined tuition and accommodation package. The University?s scholarship scheme is open to students outside the UK. Full details at

With regard to accommodation, what help is offered by the University?

Over 2,000 places are available in halls of residence, with 24 hour caretaking and CCTV for added security, with free wireless network access included. International students may reserve a place in a hall as soon as they have been accepted on a course.