Month: October 2014

Capital City Vision: Cardiff’s Future

Posted on 31 October 2014 by Hywel Thomas

We work closely with Cardiff City – we have regular meeting with staff from the Council to discuss how we can best cooperate to support the City’s economic development and fulfil our obligations as a civic University. We are also actively involved with the Cardiff Capital Region initiative; the Vice-Chancellor is the Vice Chair of
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GW4 Alliance Launch

Posted on 29 October 2014 by Colin Riordan

Tonight I spoke on behalf of the four Vice-Chancellors at the launch of the GW4 Alliance, which we held at the House of Commons. The Alliance brings together the combined strengths of the universities of Bath, Bristol, Cardiff and Exeter and gives us the critical mass to succeed in an increasingly competitive and research-intensive environment.
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Recognition of Service Awards

Posted on 28 October 2014 by Colin Riordan

I very much enjoyed hosting the University’s annual Recognition of Service Awards in the Hadyn Ellis Building. The event is a celebration for members of staff who have worked at the University for 25 or 40 years. It gives the University a chance to say thank you to all these individuals for their long service,
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UEB 27 October 2014

Posted on 27 October 2014 by Mairwen Harris

A business case from the School of Optometry (OPTOM) on expansion of their postgraduate taught programme was discussed. The paper outlined expansion plans for the provision of PGT courses for UK and overseas optometrists and eye care professionals based on a track record of success and set out how clinical space and staff structure could be
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British Council Roundtable

Posted on 27 October 2014 by Colin Riordan

As Chair of the UK HE International Unit I was invited to present to a British Council Roundtable discussion at the Royal Society.The discussion was on strengthening collaboration with higher education institutions in Germany. Why would we wish to do this? Well, besides being our biggest trading partner, Germany is also the country with which
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Stonewall Cymru Workplace Conference

Posted on 24 October 2014 by Colin Riordan

This morning I spoke at the Stonewall Cymru Workplace Conference as part of the opening plenary panel alongside Ruth Hunt, Chief Executive of Stonewall, Dame Rosemary Butler AM, Presiding Officer, National Assembly for Wales and Amy Stanning, who works for Barclays as Service Director, Home Solutions. Ruth gave a brilliant speech (I hear a lot of
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Launch of the Flagship Engagement Projects

Posted on 21 October 2014 by Colin Riordan

Tonight I had the pleasure of launching our flagship engagement projects at the Senedd with the First Minister, Carwyn Jones. The projects aim to improve health, education and wellbeing, reduce inequality and tackle poverty, among other goals. All this will be done hand-in-hand with the communities involved. These are ambitious aims which are closely aligned
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