Month: September 2014

Clinical Board Summit

Posted on 24 September 2014 by

Today I attended the Cardiff and Vale University Health Board Clinical Board Summit. This event was held at City Hall. The Summit was followed by the Annual General Meeting in the evening. For more information on Board members or the University Health Board see their website.
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KU Leuven partnership

Posted on 22 September 2014 by Colin Riordan

The signing of a co-operation agreement with the University of Leuven on 22 September was a landmark for Cardiff University. The partnership will boost research income, create new research collaborations and offer more opportunities for students and staff to study and teach abroad. I travelled to Belgium with fellow UEB members Professor Hywel Thomas and
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Cardiff and Widening Access

Posted on 21 September 2014 by Mairwen Harris

The University’s strategic direction, as set out in The Way Forward 2012-17, and the Education and Students supporting strategy states that Cardiff will recruit the brightest students from all strata of society with a particular focus on underrepresented groups.
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University Induction

Posted on 16 September 2014 by Colin Riordan

After being inducted myself as a Fulbright Commission Board member yesterday it was good to lead the Induction session for new staff at Cardiff University today. Whenever I can I like to deliver the Induction session. It’s great to meet new staff, introduce them to the University and answer their questions. We run Induction every
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Fulbright Commission Induction

Posted on 15 September 2014 by Colin Riordan

The Fulbright Commission was established in 1948 and aims to foster cultural understanding through educational exchange between the UK and the US. I was asked to be on the Board of Commissioners at the end of last academic year. I was delighted to accept this as fostering educational exchange links is something that is very
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UEB 15 September 2014

Posted on 15 September 2014 by Mairwen Harris

In July the Students’ Union presented their 2014 Student Written Submission to Council. This set out their strategy for the academic year 2014/15. The University’s draft response was discussed in UEB and will be presented to Council in October 2014.  It was noted that for the first time the University response included a summary of progress
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GW4 meetings

Posted on 11 September 2014 by

I travelled to Exeter University today to meet with colleagues from our GW4 alliance for a Board meeting. We agreed to develop a five year strategy for the alliance. In the afternoon I sat on the GW4 Building Communities workstream panel to review the initiator and accelerator fund applications. It was agreed to award funding
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Universities UK Members’ Annual Conference, 9 – 11 September 2014

Posted on 11 September 2014 by Colin Riordan

In mid-September I attended the UUK annual conference in Leeds.  This year’s theme was ‘strength in diversity’. The key message was that universities are in a unique position – leaders of change that can help deliver diverse opportunities and transform the lives of many. Speakers at the conference included Professor Sir Christopher Snowden, President, Universities
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Cardiff and Vale University Health Board meeting

Posted on 9 September 2014 by

Today was spent at an all-day Cardiff and Vale University Health Board meeting at the Heath. As an Independent Member of the Board I attend many events like this during the year. This was the first Board meeting after the summer recess and gave me a chance to reconnect with our colleagues from the Health
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