The University of Wolverhampton is a British university located on four campuses across the West Midlands, Shropshireand Staffordshire. The city campus is located in Wolverhampton city centre, with a second campus at Walsall and a third inTelford. There is a fourth campus at Burton-upon-Trent where many of the nursing students reside.
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 eight academic schools and 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. It is a member of Million+, the University think-tank.