Phoenix Project

If There Isn’t A Bridge, Find A Canoe

Posted on 15 May 2017 by Chris Juniper

Blog Post Author: Mr Adam Cairns Why Widening Experience Opens A Door To Possibility Last autumn I was invited to visit Namibia by colleague and friend Professor Judith Hall. Judith is the driving force behind a number of development efforts directed at sub-Saharan Africa and leads Cardiff University‘s relationship with the University of Namibia. During my
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You want to give back to our Global Society?

Posted on 18 August 2016 by Chris Juniper

Blog Post Author: Professor Judith Hall We are all so privileged.  Even in a global recession, we are all so privileged, many of us really feel this and want to give something back.  People come and talk to me all the time about sharing their knowledge, skills and expertise, of giving something back.  The United Nations Sustainable
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Exchanging Cultural Understandings of Child Neglect

Posted on 30 June 2016 by Chris Juniper

Blog Post Author: Victoria Sharley, Doctoral Student, CASCADE (Children’s Social Care Research and Development Centre), School of Social Sciences, Cardiff University. Child neglect is the most common form of child maltreatment in Wales. It represents the largest category of abuse on the Child Protection Register, and unlike other forms of abuse which are in decline, neglect
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“Across the Oceans and the Continents”

Posted on 13 June 2016 by Judith Hall

Blog Post Author: Professor Judith Hall The Vice-Chancellor of the University of Namibia, Professor Lazarus Hangula, and the Pro Vice-Chancellor for Research, Innovation and Development, Professor Kenneth Matengu visited Cardiff in late May. The visit is part of the Phoenix Project led by Professor Judith Hall.    Professor Hangula said of our Phoenix Project Collaboration:  “Despite our geographic differences
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Zebra Politics

Posted on 10 June 2016 by Chris Juniper

Blog Post Author: Mark Kelson Does the zebra have black with white stripes or white with black stripes? Scientifically speaking they are black with white stripes. However, I often indulge a more poetic description for problems like this taking inspiration from Seamus Heaney’s “Lovers on Aran” “Did sea define the land or land the sea? Each
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Learning about University Teaching across Continents

Posted on 8 June 2016 by Chris Juniper

Blog Post Author: Dr Clare Kell The University of Namibia recognises the power of education to support individual and community development. Working towards its vision ‘to be a beacon of excellence in teaching, research and extension services’ UNAM launched its Diploma in Higher Education (similar to PgCUTL) in March 2016 with a cohort of academic and learning
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Multilingual Namibia

Posted on 6 June 2016 by Chris Juniper

Blog Post Author: Professor Loredana Polezzi, Professor of Translation Studies Language is the ultimate human technology, our most complex and vital tool. Without effective communication, our best plans fail and our best intentions remain unfulfilled. Yet language is not just a technology, it is an integral part of the social fabric of our lives, and it
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Statistical Convergence

Posted on 3 June 2016 by Chris Juniper

Blog Post Author: Dr Mark Kelson, Research Fellow in Statistics There is a comforting nature to randomness. It is one of those things in life on which you can rely, whether it be examining knife crime in London or exploring the distribution of the lottery numbers. It turns out that randomness is pretty predictable. How reassuring it is then to discover that
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International Opportunities for Anaesthetists in Wales

Posted on 30 March 2016 by Chris Juniper

Cardiff University’s Phoenix Project is working closely with colleagues in Namibia to develop Anaesthesia.The Phoenix Project in Namibia you like to get involved?  We are running an Airway Conference June 7th – 9th, we have our experienced Welsh volunteer Anaesthetists, but we’re looking for a couple more teach with us.  Please contact me if you’re
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