Month: October 2014

UEB 20 October 2014

Posted on 20 October 2014 by Mairwen Harris

A paper proposing an Open Access Publications Policy for the University was presented to UEB.  The policy will enable the University to comply with funders’ requirements and be well prepared for the next REF cycle. The policy will help promote the University’s research by making as many outputs as possible publicly available as soon as
Read more

Celebration event for Commonwealth Games student athletes

Posted on 17 October 2014 by Ross (MSc Urban and Regional Development, PGT Scholar)

I was delighted to host a celebratory event to congratulate the eight students who competed at the Commonwealth Games this summer. The students all benefitted from the University’s High Performance Programme (HPP) which supports the sporting and academic careers of talented aspiring athletes while raising the standard of sport at Cardiff University. Five of the
Read more

Visit of the Italian Ambassador

Posted on 16 October 2014 by Paul Jewell

Cardiff University students had an opportunity to meet the Italian Ambassador on his visit to the University today. Mr Pasquale Terracciano visited the School of Modern Languages as part of celebrations to commemorate Italy taking over the revolving presidency of the EU. It was a wonderful occasion and the Ambassador was truly impressed by the
Read more

Cardiff and the Welsh Language

Posted on 15 October 2014 by Mairwen Harris

Our commitment to Welsh culture, on which the health of its language so much depends, is outlined in the The Way Forward 2012-17. Here it is stated that we aspire to be a “world-leading” institution, which as well as striving for research excellence, fulfils its “social, cultural and economic obligations to Cardiff, Wales and the world.”
Read more

UEB 13 October 2014

Posted on 13 October 2014 by Mairwen Harris

UEB discussed the programme for the Away Days the following week. Agreeing that the main sessions will be on the financial model, research income and NSS assessment and feedback targets. It was noted that additional circular digest referencing the OSHEU guidance on Ebola would be issued. UEB received the following regular reports Report on Engagement
Read more

Diamond Review of Higher Education Funding

Posted on 10 October 2014 by Colin Riordan

Back in Cardiff today and I attended the third meeting of Sir Ian Diamond’s Review of Higher Education Funding in Wales. The Minister for Education, Huw Lewis AM, established this review in the spring of 2014. As Chair of Universities Wales (formerly Higher Education Wales) I am a member of the panel. The results of the
Read more

Anglo-Swedish-Scottish Higher Education Policy Seminar

Posted on 10 October 2014 by

I attended this event organised by the Leadership Foundation for Higher Education (LFHE) at the University of Edinburgh. The seminar provides a forum for Vice-Chancellors and senior HE managers from the UK and Sweden to debate and explore policy issues that are or will affect the sector. If you’re interested you can see the programme
Read more