Claire Sanders

Claire Sanders

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Welsh Brexit Blog

Posted on 5 April 2017 by Claire Sanders

Brexit is likely to be the defining political and economic issue of the next few years. There will be a need for critical thinking, honest debate and broad opinion to help shape the future of Wales and the UK as we prepare to leave the European Union. On the day Article 50 was triggered, we
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Embracing speak week

Posted on 7 February 2017 by Claire Sanders

We are an innovative and ambitious university currently going through a major process of change. It is important to communicate this change and to listen to different views from across the university. This week is student and staff speak week – an opportunity for both students and staff to give their feedback to help us
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Record entries for half marathon

Posted on 28 September 2016 by Claire Sanders

A record 22,000 people have signed up for Sunday’s Cardiff University/Cardiff Half Marathon, with a further 3,000 registered for a series of slightly less demanding races on Saturday. The half marathon, of which we’re title sponsor, is now a highlight of the Welsh sporting calendar, establishing itself as the second largest half marathon in the
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Encouraging the mental health debate

Posted on 21 June 2016 by Claire Sanders

Mental health is one of the most significant issues of our time. One in four of us will experience mental health problems and the impact on individuals and society cannot be underestimated. Social media and in particular blogs, have become important channels for those living with mental ill health to share their experiences and reduce
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Half Marathon excitement

Posted on 3 March 2016 by Claire Sanders

Registration for mass participants in the IAAF/Cardiff University World Half Marathon has re-opened today by popular demand following the announcement of the Great Britain team for the event. The race, which will take place on Saturday 26 March, could be the largest athletics meeting in Wales since the 1958 Commonwealth Games. We have secured the
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Improving internal communications

Posted on 20 January 2016 by Claire Sanders

One of my biggest challenges at a University with over 6,000 staff is internal communications. In the central communications team we produce staff Blas on a weekly basis to keep staff engaged with important changes and news, and in January 2014 we launched a new intranet for the University. However, we wish to do much
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Times Awards High

Posted on 22 June 2015 by Claire Sanders

Cardiff University was well represented at the annual Times Higher Education Leadership and Management Awards last week. An extraordinary event, with hundreds packed into the basement of a London hotel and with Jack Whitehall as host, the evening posed some logistical challenges for the Cardiff team. Changing at the Reading service station on the way
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Driving innovation in small to medium enterprises

Posted on 28 January 2015 by Claire Sanders

Cardiff University Innovation Network hosted a packed event for small to medium enterprises (SMEs). It was organised with the Vision 2020 Network, a collaboration platform for research organisations and companies participating in the Horizon 2020 EU funding programme. Cardiff University is a founding member of Vision 2020, along with 36 other leading European universities and research
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