The DLHE Survey is a national statistical survey all HEIs are required to deliver. This data is integrated into KIS & UNISTATS and used by league tables. Please help Cardiff University be as successful as possible in this by: Telling students that Cardiff University will contact them to find out what they are doing 6 months after they leave. Encouraging them to complete the survey and reminding them how important it is. Making sure that students have up-to-date contact details, particularly non-Cardiff email addresses. Thank you in advance for your help.
Sacred Voices – The Bach Family Cardiff University Chamber Choir John Hugh Thomas (conductor) Friday 1 May 7.30 pm Llandaff Cathedral, Cardiff The Chamber Choir sing a selection of cantatas and motets by members of the Bach family. Cousins, fathers-in-law, sons, brothers and uncles, members of the Bach family were active musicians and composers spanning a period of 200 years. The town in which they were most active continued to call musicians ‘Bachs’ for a number of years after there were any native Bachs active in the area. Tickets £8, £5 Free entry for Cardiff University Students and Staff
Student Workshop Wednesday 6 May 2015, 14:00 – 15:00 Please go to 4i, 4th floor, Students Union This workshop will teach you effective strategies to gain control over your anxiety, enabling you to concentrate and think clearly when studying for and sitting your exams. Coping strategies that you learn in this workshop will stand you in good stead in the workplace. Working to deadlines, planning your time and communicating well with others are all skills that many of you will use every day throughout your working life. Gaining control of your anxiety will enable you to develop these skills effectively and thus improve your employability. To sign up, please go to the following website Exam Anxiety
Student Workshop Tuesday 12 May 2015 18:00-20:00 SSW Room, 1st floor, 50 Park Place This workshop runs each term and is aimed at helping you manage anxiety and stress. We will explore what anxiety and stress look like and how they are maintained. We will then focus on strategies you can use to manage anxiety and stress. These will include tools for managing anxious patterns of thinking, ways to deal with difficult emotions and also ideas for changing unhelpful patterns of behaviour that maintain anxiety and stress. To sign up, please go to the following website Deep Breath: Managing Anxiety and Stress
Student Workshop Tuesday 5 May 2015 2.00-4.00pm Please go to SSW Room, 1st floor, 50 Park Place This workshop aims to help you understand and cope with the feelings of grief we all experience after the death of someone close to us. There is no right or wrong way to express grief. Each bereavement we experience affects us in different ways; with some continuing to have an impact years later. By understanding, and find ways to express your grief so that the impact is more manageable, you will feel more emotionally robust to cope with the day to day stresses of life. To Sign up, please go to the following website
STUDENT WORKSHOP Sometimes the desire for perfection can cause stress anxiety and depression. This workshop will help you to understand the process that leads into, and maintains perfectionism, and the effect it is having on your wellbeing. You’ll be taught techniques and strategies to help you to re-evaluate and change your perfectionist beliefs and behaviours. Strategies that you learn in this workshop will stand you in good stead for coping with the demands of your academic work and in the workplace. Having a healthy balance between high standards and your psychological Wellbeing will enable you to not only acheive your goals, but enjoy life more whilst you are acheiving. To sign up just complete the Online Application form. This Workshop will be held on Thursday 7 May 2015, SSW Training Room, 1st floor, 50 Park Place between 11:00– 13.00 and will be facilitated by Jo Pinder.
Student Workshop Friday 8 May 2015 14:00 – 15:00 SSW Training Room, 1st floor, 50 Park Place This workshop will teach you effective strategies to gain control over your anxiety, enabling you to concentrate and think clearly when studying for and sitting your exams. Coping strategies that you learn in this workshop will stand you in good stead in the workplace. Working to deadlines, planning your time and communicating well with others are all skills that many of you will use every day throughout your working life. Gaining control of your anxiety will enable you to develop these skills effectively and thus improve your employability. To sign up, please go to the following website
Student Workshop Monday 1 June 2015 14:00-16:00 Room 4 J, 4th floor, Students Union This workshop is aimed at helping people cope with low mood and symptoms of depression. We will explore the different types of depression people can experience, how depression can develop and the things that can maintain it. We will explore strategies for improving low mood, including ways to manage negative patterns of thinking, ways to deal with difficult emotions and ways to change unhelpful behaviour. To Sign up, please go to the following website
Student Workshop Friday 8 May 2015, 9:30- 11:30 SSW Room, 1st floor, 50 Park Place This workshop runs each term and is aimed at helping you improve your wellbeing. We will explore what Wellbeing is and the importance of improving emotional, mental and physical Wellbeing. We will then focus on strategies you can use to strike a good balance, look after yourself and improve your wellbeing. To sign up, please go to the following website
The School of History, Archaeology and Religion are hosting the O’Donnell public lecture for 2015.
Title: ‘The Mortimer Family and the Politics of the British Isles in the Late Middle Ages’. by Professor Brendan Smith , Bristol University. Thursday May 7th 5-7pm.
Drinks reception 5-5.45 (Coffee Shop down stairs) Lecture starts 5.45 followed by Q&A’s (Room 2.03) Ends at 7pm
Book tickets via: http://odonnell2015-cardiff.eventbrite.co.uk Bristol University.
To celebrate our 2015 programme of summer languages we’re running an online competition. The competition runs from Monday 27th April to Friday 1st May.
To enter, you’ll need to search around our summer language pages to find our love languages symbol.
Once you spot one hiding on the site, just click on the symbol and fill in which course you would like to study.
The winner will be chosen at random to win one of our summer language courses starting this June/July.
We’ll be dropping clues on our Facebook, Twitter and Google+ sites.
Click here to enter.
The next Languages for All intensive courses will run from 15 – 19 (week 1) and 22 – 26 June (week 2). Intensives are held for five consecutive days at four contact hours per day, at beginners part 1 and part 2 levels only. They are accredited, and held in all six languages.
Applications open online via SIMS on Friday 8 May at 09:30. We offer places on a first-come first-served basis so once they are filled, applications will close for that particular course. You can apply for beginners part 1, or part 2, or both parts 1 and 2 at the same time. You must not however exceed 30 credits over the academic year.
Thursday 30th April 2015, 5pm Graduate Centre, Students Union
Come and answer questions on everything from science to TV, to The End Of The World! Open to all postgraduates and academics, but a particularly great networking event for anyone interested in interdisciplinary science, technology and Tissue Engineering. Free food will be provided and the graduate centre bar will be open for business. £1 per person entrance. Prize for winning team. For those travelling from the Heath Park a minibus will be taking people from the back of Heath Sports and Social Club at 5pm and 5.40pm. Names of teams of 4/5 to be sent to Jane Graves, CITER Administrator GravesJA@cardiff.ac.uk by 29th of April (Pre-registration required). Individuals can also send names to Jane Graves, and will be allocated a team on the night.
For further information please find event on CITER’s homepage.
An Introduction to Taizé Prayer and Meditation 6pm on Monday 27 April at The University Chaplaincy, 61 Park Place
The songs of Taizé are beautifully meditative; they are short and are sung over and over again to aid prayer and meditation. A Taizé prayer service will include several of these songs, along with readings from the bible and a time of silence, all of which are designed to help us to listen and connect with the peace, love and joy that flows from God. The ethos is, to quote the Taize website, that “voices united in song… can give us a glimpse of ‘heaven’s joy on earth’.”
To find out more, and learn some Taize songs, join us for an introduction to Taize (followed by refreshments).
GW4 is an alliance between the universities of Bath, Bristol, Cardiff, and Exeter. It aims to build research communities that enhance the research capability of the region. We are looking into potential tools to foster collaboration across the partner universities. Your feedback will allow us to identify the right tools for you. Below is a link to a short survey that should take no more than 10 minutes to complete. As a thank you, there is a prize draw for a £30 Amazon voucher.
The survey closes at 17:30 on Monday 27 April 2015. The results from this survey will feed into a report that will be available after May 2015.