Category Archives: University related

Need somewhere to park your wheels?

Some of you reported (myself included) that you find it difficult to find somewhere to park your bike and that more bike racks around the Cochrane Building at UHW are needed.


Over 40 new bike racks are to be installed around the Cochrane Building and are to due to be ready on Friday 2nd March. Any prizes for most pimped bike?

Cycle safe!

IT Service Desk Change of Contact Details

The IT Service Desk email address is changing. The current address ( is being updated to

The new email address will be live from Monday 4 July.

Following the switch-over, any messages sent to the old address will be automatically forwarded to

The redirect will be in place for the 2016-17 academic year.


A practical guide to conducting a Systematic Review – 4 day course Starting 15th June 2015

This course is tailored to:

  • Postgraduate healthcare researchers
  • Healthcare professionals
  • Policy makers

To book and read more click here

What will you learn?

By the end of the course, attendees should be able to:

  • Develop a focused question
  • Identify the evidence to answer that question
  • Assess the quality/validity of the identified evidence
  • Decide what form of evidence synthesis is most appropriate
  • Present the result to meet the needs of clinicians and other researchers
  • Develop a strategy to publicise the results.

Benefits of attending:

  • Interactive skills development
  • Come with a topic
  • Leave with an outline protocol
  • Tutors with extensive systemic review experience

Covers key aspects

  • Developing a focused question
  • Identifying the literature
  • Selecting and appraising studies
  • Meta-analysis or narrative synthesis
  • Report writing and dissemination


Today is #CardiffO2IMG_5374penDay and we’d like to welcome all budding students to the Health Library. There’s plenty going on – tours of the library, stalls providing course info and plenty of current students and staff around ready to answer your questions.

As if that wasn’t reason enough to pay a visit to the Health Library, we can also entice you with a delicious cake sale – we can confirm that we’ve tested the produce and it is yummy!! David Lawson is raising money for Visually Impaired Children Taking Action and running the London Marathon next week

Visit the library, ask questions and learn about the courses offered, show David your support and fill your faces with cake!

Free-of-charge Microsoft Office software for students

A new initiative from Microsoft to provide the Microsoft Office suite of software free of charge will be launched to current students studying at Cardiff University on Thursday 6th March.

The ‘Student Advantage’ scheme provides current students with free access to the complete Office 2013 suite (including Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Access, Publisher, Outlook and OneNote) on up to five desktop / laptop devices, and additionally on up to five mobile devices.

Current students will be able to download the ‘Student Advantage’ Office suite from their web-based University email account from Thursday 6th March.

More information, including details of how to download Office on a range of devices, is available on the Information Services web pages.

Anatomy Season

This Autumn Clod Ensemble and Wales Millennium Centre present The Anatomy Season – a series of conversations, performances and workshops, inspired by the theme of anatomy.


An Anatomie in Four Quarters –


Anatomical Drawing – Book tickets

Wax Sculpting Anatomy –

Inside Information

Professor Judith Hall, Dr. Tracey Wilkinson and WNO Singer, Ros Evans
Wed 4 Dec | 7pm – 9pm | £8*
Ty Dewi Sant, University Hospital of Wales

Investigate the voice and breathing apparatus with medics and artists in the simulation suites at Cardiff Medical School.

The Poetic Body

Anatomy Through Movement


Anatomy Acts

Artists Talk Anatomy


To book and read more about the work check here,