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ONLINE MASTER’S COURSES SUCCESSFULLY LAUNCHED AT UNIVERSITY OF WOLVERHAMPTON 

Seven new fully online courses at the University of Wolverhampton have formally started after welcoming their first cohorts of students last week. 

The new Master’s courses in business and psychology, have a specific focus on developing progressive, compassionate and ethical professionals and leaders. 

The new courses are Master of Business Administration (MBA), MBA Finance, MBA Entrepreneurship, MBA Psychology, MSc Psychology, MSc Organisational and Business Psychology, and MSc Psychology of Mental Health and Wellbeing. 

With multiple intakes per year, it’s expected that student numbers will continue to grow under this exciting new venture.

   

Professor Alex Forsythe, Institutional Lead for Online Learning, said, “It’s brilliant to now have students starting on these courses that we have designed and with Higher Education Partnership (HEP).

 

“We also worked in collaboration with national and international governing bodies, students, national and international subject experts and employers to ensure our students are ready for the graduate workplace by the time they have completed the course.”

 

MSc Computer Science programmes will be joining the platform in June and there are a number of other new developments in the pipeline. 

Anyone that would like to know more about the University of Wolverhampton online courses, and the new model that has been launched, can visit the online Master’s website. 

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NEW ORGANIC CORN SNACKS ARRIVE AT MERRY HILL

Merry Hill has added to its growing number of independent eateries, after welcoming a new family-owned cup corn retailer to the centre. 

Located on the upper mall near Eat Central, Yummy Cup Corn serves freshly cooked sweetcorn without any preservatives with each serving made from organic corn sourced from a world-renowned supplier. 

The new store is yet another exciting addition to the thriving food and drinks scene at the shopping destination, following on from the arrival of bubble tea specialist, Bubblycious in April and family-run eatery, The Indian Tavern Bar & Grill, which opened at The Waterfront in November. 

Duncan Burns, Marketing Manager at Merry Hill said, “We are thrilled to be welcoming Yummy Cup Corn at Merry Hill, offering even more food options for our shoppers to try at the centre. 

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WHG HELPS TACKLE LONELINESS IN WALSALL 

whg has brought in a team of experts to help tackle the isolation and loneliness of some of its customers. 

The Midlands’ landlord has recruited four Kindness Champions to work alongside and support customers who are feeling alone, as part of its Kindness Counts project. 

The project has been launched in response to the challenges some households have experienced during the pandemic. 

During lockdown, whg rang 8,000 of its customers to check in on their welfare. Almost a third of those contacted were affected by loneliness or isolation. 

It is one of several initiatives being launched as part of the work the Walsall Together Partnership is doing, to support the building of resilient communities, in order to reduce health and social inequalities and improve outcomes for the people of Walsall. 

The Kindness Champions, who are all whg customers, are considered ‘experts’ due to their life experience and ability to engage with people who can be forgotten or hidden within communities. 

They will offer a programme of activities with the aim of increasing confidence and self-esteem and provide opportunities for social contact. 

These will include a befriending service, bringing young people together through gaming and identifying and supporting customers who are carers and may struggle to think about their own needs. 

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