Month: September 2014

HMC (Headmasters’ and Headmistresses’ Conference)

Posted on 30 September 2014 by Colin Riordan

Cardiff University’s Business School hosted the Q&A for the Universities Panel of the Headmasters’ and Headmistresses’ annual conference. The delegates decamped from the Celtic Manor to the University for this session and I sat on the panel. It was chaired by Chris Ramsey (Headmaster of King’s School Chester and Chairman of the HMC/GSA Universities Committee),
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Vice-Chancellor’s September 2014 all-staff email

Posted on 30 September 2014 by Colin Riordan

Dear colleague I’m writing this on my journey back from leading a Cardiff University delegation to Leuven in Belgium, during the course of which I signed an agreement with my counterpart at KU Leuven, Professor Rik Torfs, establishing our two universities in a key strategic partnership. We received an extremely warm welcome, our visit coinciding
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Opening of the new Business School building

Posted on 29 September 2014 by Colin Riordan

It was a real pleasure for me to formally open the new Cardiff Business School Postgraduate Teaching Centre. This £14.5m building will provide a learning and teaching hub with state-of-the-art lecture theatres, executive study zones and a high-tech ‘trading room’ to attract the very best business students from around the world. The new Centre embodies
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UEB 29 September 2014

Posted on 29 September 2014 by Mairwen Harris

UEB received a report on The Way Forward: Making it Happen workshops that ran during 2013/14. The report summarised the findings of a review, based on an analysis of the outputs, an online survey, a focus group and some one-to-one follow up interviews. Overall the workshops had been a success in terms of getting staff to
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UCAS Board Meeting

Posted on 26 September 2014 by Colin Riordan

As an UCAS Board member I attend regular Board Meetings. This meeting was in London and followed our annual Strategy Day. For more information on the Board members please see http://www.ucas.com/about-us/inside-ucas/ucas-board-executive/meet-ucas-board#
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The Way Forward: Making it Happen

Posted on 26 September 2014 by Colin Riordan

This edition of Blas brings you up-to-date with a recent refresh of The Way Forward. It explains the growing significance of innovation and gives you details of our forthcoming Innovation Fast Forward Festival. It also explains some of the projects that came out of last year’s The Way Forward: Making it Happen sessions and explains a key change in this
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The Cardiff Woman

Posted on 25 September 2014 by Karen Holford

Professor Karen Holford – The Cardiff Woman At the end of September I hosted the inaugural “Cardiff Woman” event.  This was the first in a series of events that aims to enable networking and discussion on topics that impact women in higher education. It was great to be able to open the event with the
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UCAS Strategy Day

Posted on 25 September 2014 by Elizabeth Treasure

I attended the UCAS Strategy Day with the Vice-Chancellor today. At the meeting, held at the University of London, we reflected on the strategy for 2010-2015 and reminded ourselves exactly how much the context and external environment has changed since its inception. Much of the day was spent looking at a new strategy for 2015-2020
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