Month: March 2015

Libraries: yesterday, today and tomorrow

Posted on 31 March 2015 by Jayne Sadgrove

As a Cardiff alumna, I was delighted to attend the celebration to mark the refurbishment of the ground floor of the Arts and Social Sciences Library ASSL on Tuesday evening. New self-service facilities for issuing and returning books, an automatic book sorter, bright new informal seating areas, a larger short loan area enclosed by glass
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Vice-Chancellor’s March all-staff email

Posted on 31 March 2015 by Colin Riordan

Dear colleague Yesterday I took part in a photo shoot for the Students’ Union’s joint campaign with the University to persuade students to register to vote.  This involved giving away free ice cream on a beautiful but freezing March day.  It seemed to be working very well though, which is good because as I mentioned
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Equal pay at 45

Posted on 27 March 2015 by

Equal pay at 45 was the title of Baroness Randerson’s speech last night and refers to the fact that it is 45 years since the Equal Pay Act was introduced.  I was extremely proud to host the event, and more so once I heard the Baroness’s opening remark on how visiting Cardiff University is like
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HEFCE REFlections Event

Posted on 26 March 2015 by Paul Jewell

The Higher Education Funding Council for England HEFCE recently held their first event reflecting on the REF 2014 process and the lessons to be learned. The event was hosted by Madeleine Atkins (Chief Executive) and David Sweeney (Director of Research, Education & Knowledge Exchange) of HEFCE and included presentations from the Rt Hon Greg Clark MP
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UEB 23 March 2015

Posted on 23 March 2015 by Mairwen Harris

UEB received a business case on a proposal to redevelop the first and ground floors of the Students’ Union building. The case sponsored by Professor Price, PVC for Student Experience and Academic Standards, and put together by the Students’ Union would improve the Senghennydd Road entrance to the building and remove the secluded overhang. It
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UEB 16 March 2015

Posted on 16 March 2015 by Mairwen Harris

UEB received a business case from the College of Biomedical and Life Sciences proposing a new Cardiff University biobank. The new biobank would combine the eight separate biobanks that the University currently operates. It would also ensure consistent governance and bring the University in line with Russell Group competitors. UEB agreed to progress subject to
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Working together to achieve good policy for all

Posted on 3 March 2015 by Ross (MSc Urban and Regional Development, PGT Scholar)

It was a pleasure to be present for a University-led fringe on mental health research at the Welsh Liberal Democrat conference this weekend.  The session, entitled “Combatting Stigma, Changing Lives: Driving New Approaches to Mental Health” brought together expertise from the National Centre for Mental Health, based at the University, along with the party’s leader
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Transforming learning and teaching at Cardiff: get involved!

Posted on 2 March 2015 by Ross (MSc Urban and Regional Development, PGT Scholar)

Today I have launched an open call to the academic community for expressions of interest in contributing to a multi-million pound portfolio of work I am leading to transform the student and staff experience of learning and teaching at Cardiff University. The Education Change Portfolio comprises four major Programmes, each leading a series of projects:
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UEB 2 March 2015

Posted on 2 March 2015 by Mairwen Harris

The PVC for Student Experience and Academic Standards updated UEB on the results of the recent Student Union election.  The Student Union elected officers’ team had now been announced and for 2015/16 and it will be 86% female and 14% male.  The exact opposite gender balance of the current year.  Claire Blakeway has been elected
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