Month: July 2015

Colin Riordan

Vice-Chancellor’s July all-staff email

Posted on 31 July 2015 by Colin Riordan

Dear colleague We’re almost at the end of another academic year, and what a year it’s been. We had a fantastic result in the Research Excellence Framework and have scored some excellent successes in research grants, particularly in relation to CUBRIC II and the new Institute for Compound Semiconductors. The School of Planning and Geography
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Graduation 2015: Celebrating student success

Posted on 17 July 2015 by Ross (MSc Urban and Regional Development, PGT Scholar)

Today saw the conclusion of our 2015 Graduation celebrations. Graduation Week is undoubtedly a high point in the academic year. It’s an opportunity to recognise all the effort and commitment from students and staff – and their families – that results in each graduate getting the chance to cross the stage. It’s easy to focus on how much university life has changed over the past few decades.
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Catalysts, clean water and pure green

Posted on 17 July 2015 by

I visited Professor Graham Hutchings’s Cardiff Catalysis Institute (CCI) this week. The visit was truly fascinating. The research that the CCI conducts (and there are around 70 researchers in the busy labs spread across Main Building) is not just interesting, it’s ground-breaking research with real potential to save lives, improve health and clean up the
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UEB 6 July 2015

Posted on 6 July 2015 by Mairwen Harris

Professor Price updated UEB on the recent Learning and Teaching day which had had strong academic engagement.  It was noted that further contributions to the debate can be made via Twitter #HE2030. Professor de Leeuw noted that she had recently visited the Universidad de la Habana in Cuba which run undergraduate programmes and could provide
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#HE2030 – what will today’s three-year olds expect of their university experience?

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

I thoroughly enjoyed chairing the lively panel discussion that concluded our very well attended Education Portfolio Showcase today. The topic in question was “What will learning and teaching look like in our sector in 2030?” and discussion was wide-ranging. What will today’s toddlers expect of their university experience? How might new technologies impact on the
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