Wolverhampton Poverty Truth Showcase

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Chancellor's Hall, University of Wolverhampton

City Campus Wulfruna (South) | Wulfruna Building| Wolverhampton | WV1 1LY

Wulfruna Street



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Wolverhampton Poverty Truth has for the last year, been creating spaces for people to talk about experiences of poverty.

We will be starting promptly at 2pm, but tea / coffee and pastries will be served from 1:30pm.

We started in April 2017 with a question: ‘What if people who have directly experienced poverty were involved in making the decisions about how to tackle poverty in Wolverhampton?’​

Working closely with other Poverty Truth Commissions across the UK, Transforming Communities Together has brought together a group of people with experience of poverty and hardship (Grassroots Voices) with some of Wolverhampton's civic and business leaders - the City Shapers.

For over a year, the Grassroots and City Shaper groups have partnered to investigate three poverty topics in detail and have been working TOGETHER to form solutions.

During this time, they have also built relationships and a shared understanding, which will last a long time.

Join us as they share their learning and insight.


What are my transport/parking options for getting to and from the event?

University of Wolverhampton, Wulfruna Street, Wolverhampton, WV1 1LY

By road

Junction 10 of the M6 is the nearest motorway junction. The University is split into two sites - City Campus North and South - both of which are signposted from the Ring Road and the A449.

Although there is only very limited metered parking by the main reception on Wulfruna Street, there are a number of public pay car parks within walking distance.

Of these, the Civic Centre car park, at the end of Wulfruna Street, or the long-term car park off Whitmore/Broad Street are the closest.


* General parking spaces are indicated on the Wolverhampton Street Map (PDF 1,851K, Downloads file).

* Details of the type of parking (public, disabled or staff) can be found on our interactive campus map.

By public transport

By bus

Buses come into the city centre from all over Wolverhampton and the West Midlands.

By train

The train station is on the main London, Birmingham, Manchester, Liverpool and Edinburgh lines. The station is on Railway Drive, just outside the Ring Road.

By Metro

The Midland Metro offers a service every 10 minutes throughout the day from Birmingham Snow Hill to Wolverhampton St Georges terminus via West Bromwich.

On foot

The City Campus is right in the centre of Wolverhampton. It is a seven-minute walk from both the train station and St Georges Metro terminus, and a five-minute walk from the main bus station.


From the train station - as you exit walk straight ahead and veer right across the road bridge going over the ring road.

From the bus station - walk stratight ahead as you exit, past WH Smiths on your left and continue to the crossroads.

At the cross roads continue straight ahead down Lichfield Street, you will see the Britannia hotel and The Grand Theatre on your left as you continue down the road.

At the next junction where you reach Indi bar and the Royal London Buildings turn right – you will see The George in front of you. This is the beginning of the 'University Quarter'

From the Metro - upon exiting the Metro station, walk towards Primark, cross the road and then take a right alongside Marks and Spencers

Continue along this road - it will bend slightly to the right and then back to the left. Keep going until you reach a crossroads - you will have Indi Bar on your left.

Cross over and continue on the same direction around the Royal London Buildings. You should now see The George in front of you.


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City Campus Wulfruna (South) | Wulfruna Building| Wolverhampton | WV1 1LY

Wulfruna Street



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