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February 13, 2007

Warwick Podcasts scoops Gold

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The University of Warwick’s podcast programme has won a gold at the West Midlands Institute of Public Relations PRide Awards.

Podcasts have become an integral part of the way in which Warwick communicates with its students, staff and general public. The programme won first place in the best use of Photography, Design or New Media category.

Today’s the day the teddy bears see the doctor

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Every bear that ever there was gathered at a Coventry primary school for a special clinic for sick teddies.

Children at Frank Whittle Primary School were recently invited to take their furry friends into the classroom to meet medical students from the University of Warwick.

The students are members of the Warwick Teddy Bear Hospital and they use the bears to help dispel some of the anxiety children feel when they visit the doctor.Warwick Teddy Bear Hospital is a public health project aimed at children between the ages of three to seven years.

Students volunteered half a million pounds in 2006

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Student volunteers from the University of Warwick contributed half a million pounds of their time to community projects in 2006, according to figures released today.

More than 2000 students volunteered their free time to 830 projects in schools, hospitals and old people’s homes in the Coventry area last year.

Michael Nyman sings for supper to receive Honorary Doctorate

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Michael Nyman found himself singing for his supper with the premier of his new specially-written fanfare when he collected an Honorary Doctorate from the University of Warwick.

The British composer, pianist, librettist and musicologist has been a regular and popular performer at the University’s Warwick Arts Centre for many years. He has performed there with the Michael Nyman Band and most recently as solo pianist in the show The Piano Sings.

The Future of Airbus

Dr John Garside – Principle Fellow of WMG at the University of Warwick is a veteran of the British aerospace industry.

Contact him on 02476 524740, or via the press officer on 07876 217740.

Last year BA Systems sold its share in Airbus. With no stake at the table it has condemned wing manufacture to long-term declince.

The French and German governments treat Airbus as a nationalised industry and a source of jobs, while in the UK this is a secondary consideration to profitability.

With China entering the market it seems certain that manufacture of wings will leave the UK and, in 20 years time, 12,000 jobs currently in Britain will be gone.

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