Month: December 2014

Vice-Chancellor’s December all-staff email

Posted on 18 December 2014 by Colin Riordan

Dear colleague Well it’s been a long wait but finally the results of the Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2014 are in, and it’s great news for Cardiff. Amongst UK universities we rank fifth behind top-ranked Imperial College London, then LSE, Oxford and Cambridge for the quality of our research. We rank second in the UK
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Forward thinking innovation and engagement

Posted on 16 December 2014 by Hywel Thomas

It was wonderful to see so many staff at Main Building yesterday for the internal launch of our flagship engagement projects. Some of you were simply finding out more about our plans to help transform communities in Wales and further afield, while others wanted to know how they could get involved. The five projects aim
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UEB 15 December 2014

Posted on 15 December 2014 by Mairwen Harris

UEB was informed that two University enterprises had won awards at the recent MediWales Innovation Awards – the Welsh Wound Innovation Centre and the Welsh Institute of Minimal Access Therapy (WIMAT). UEB was presented with a paper that outlined an action plan identifying specific actions that could be undertaken during the current academic year to
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UEB 8 December 2014

Posted on 8 December 2014 by Mairwen Harris

UEB received a paper on the new Shared Parental Leave legislation.  It was noted that the Shared Parental Leave Regulations came into effect on 1 December 2014 and apply to mothers/fathers (or their partners) of babies due on or after 5 April 2015 or who were matched or placed for adoption after that date.  The
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Understanding our challenges

Posted on 5 December 2014 by Claire Sanders

Colleagues on the University Executive Board had told me that hosting one of The Way Forward – Making it Happen workshops is fun. However, I was still a little nervous. Only six months at Cardiff I feared that I would not have the institutional knowledge required to make the event a success.  I needn’t have
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Innovation networks

Posted on 5 December 2014 by Hywel Thomas

The Vision2020 Network is a collaboration platform for research organisations and companies participating in the Horizon 2020 EU funding programme.  The University hosted the annual Policy Hub Members’ meeting on 4th & 5th December 2014.  The event was attended by numerous partners, including CERN, LEITAT, International Knowledge and Innovation Unit, KU Leuven, Kings, Imperial and
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Engagement with Germany

Posted on 5 December 2014 by Colin Riordan

Because of my academic background and fluent German I often find myself on brief visits to Germany, at the invitation of a university or other organisation related to higher education. It’s another opportunity to get Cardiff’s name out there and to pick up ideas from others as well as contribute on what I’ve learned from
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CBI Wales Annual Dinner

Posted on 4 December 2014 by Hywel Thomas

The CBI Wales Dinner is an important annual event in the calendar, as part of the ongoing engagement with business organisations in Wales.  As usual, I hosted a table at this year’s gathering, which took place in City Hall, on 4th December.  The dinner attracts Wales’ business leaders, ministers and the media and it is
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UEB 1 December 2014

Posted on 1 December 2014 by Mairwen Harris

UEB received an updated business case for the Information Security Framework (ISF).  UEB agreed to fund the additional capital funding request and that the business as usual revenue funds would need to be actioned through the next planning, performance and budgeting round.  The University’s Strategic Planning Engagement return to HEFCW was agreed.  It was noted
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