Vice-Chancellor news

University Induction

Posted on 16 September 2014 by Colin Riordan

After being inducted myself as a Fulbright Commission Board member yesterday it was good to lead the Induction session for new staff at Cardiff University today. Whenever I can I like to deliver the Induction session. It’s great to meet new staff, introduce them to the University and answer their questions. We run Induction every
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Fulbright Commission Induction

Posted on 15 September 2014 by Colin Riordan

The Fulbright Commission was established in 1948 and aims to foster cultural understanding through educational exchange between the UK and the US. I was asked to be on the Board of Commissioners at the end of last academic year. I was delighted to accept this as fostering educational exchange links is something that is very
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Universities UK Members’ Annual Conference, 9 – 11 September 2014

Posted on 11 September 2014 by Colin Riordan

In mid-September I attended the UUK annual conference in Leeds.  This year’s theme was ‘strength in diversity’. The key message was that universities are in a unique position – leaders of change that can help deliver diverse opportunities and transform the lives of many. Speakers at the conference included Professor Sir Christopher Snowden, President, Universities
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NATO after the Wales Summit conference

Posted on 2 September 2014 by Colin Riordan

Two days before the NATO Summit on the 4-5 September, Cardiff University hosted a major academic conference entitled NATO after the Wales Summit. I was delighted to welcome 150 leading international thinkers and decision makers in international security and defence to the Pierhead Building, Cardiff Bay. The aim was to discuss the objectives and functions
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