Month: November 2014

Vice-Chancellor’s November all-staff email

Posted on 28 November 2014 by Colin Riordan

Dear colleague Following on from last month’s launch of the GW4 Alliance in London, this week we held the Wales launch at the Wales Millennium Centre. It was extremely well attended and I was grateful for the very positive approach of the Welsh Government. The enthusiasm for the project displayed in the speech by Mr
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Innovative approaches to curriculum design and delivery

Posted on 27 November 2014 by Ross (MSc Urban and Regional Development, PGT Scholar)

Today I attended a Westminster Higher Education Forum event on Innovative Approaches to Curriculum Design and Delivery. I have only attended a handful of these events as, like everyone, juggling demands on my time is a challenge. But this one was particularly relevant, given our plans for investment in education at Cardiff. Building individualised pathways
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Ingenious interdisciplinary science

Posted on 27 November 2014 by Colin Riordan

As often as I can make visits to different parts of the University to meet people and inform myself about what we do and what actually happens on the ground. This can be in the Professional Services or in the academic Schools; there are enthusiastic, creative people and fascinating projects happening all over the University.
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Welsh launch of the GW4 alliance

Posted on 25 November 2014 by

This evening we held the Welsh launch of the GW4 alliance in the Wales Millennium Centre.  University staff were joined by Mr Ken Skates (Welsh Government Deputy Minister for Culture, Sport and Tourism), Professor Sir Eric Thomas (Vice-Chancellor, University of Bristol), Professor Jane Millar (Pro Vice-Chancellor for Research, University of Bath), Professor Sir Steve Smith
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South Korean research visit

Posted on 25 November 2014 by Paul Jewell

Over the last week I have been in South Korea to attend a meeting of the Underground Research Facilities Network of the International Atomic Energy Agency. The Geoenvironmental Research Centre covers a range of geoenvironmental sustainability issues and a major focus of our work is the safe geological disposal of high level nuclear waste. There
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UEB 24 November 2014

Posted on 24 November 2014 by Mairwen Harris

UEB received a report on the incoming visiting fellows and seedcorn fund initiative that ran during 2013/14.  That information on whether the seedcorn funding had resulted in jointly authored papers will be known at the end of the academic year when feedback on the schemes has been requested but the incoming visiting fellows were from a number of
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Celebrating excellence awards

Posted on 20 November 2014 by Jayne Sadgrove

This evening I hosted the Celebrating Excellence awards which recognise colleagues who have demonstrated an outstanding commitment and contribution to the University.  The awards highlighted 39 truly exceptional members of staff and teams that had been shortlisted as finalists after being nominated by their peers. Each of them are playing a vital part in helping
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The Bards of Wales

Posted on 20 November 2014 by

Today I had the honour of entertaining the Hungarian Ambassador, Peter Szabadhegy, for lunch.  It was his first visit to Wales and I’m sure he enjoyed our Welsh hospitality. We also introduced him to some of our Hungarian students. I am always delighted to see the levels of engagement and enthusiasm from our students. They certainly made sure
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