Month: May 2015

Vice-Chancellor’s May all-staff email

Posted on 29 May 2015 by Colin Riordan

Dear colleague The General Election result has given us a good deal more clarity than anybody expected. For one thing, we now know that there will be a referendum on continued membership of the European Union. Of course there will be different views within the academy, but I am certain that the interests of this
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Have we turned the corner on languages?

Posted on 22 May 2015 by Colin Riordan

That was the thought running through my head when I attended the launch of the Cardiff University Languages for All scheme in the Students’ Union on Thursday 21 May. The British propensity to avoid learning languages is well known, and indeed languages in schools and universities have been in long-term decline. For a Germanist like
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UEB 18 May 2015

Posted on 18 May 2015 by Mairwen Harris

UEB received a presentation on the Staff Survey results.  It was noted that there was a 63% response rate, up 6% from 2011 survey.  Further analysis of the results would be done before being distributed to staff via Blas. It was noted that GW4 features prominently in the National Centre for Universities and Business State
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UEB 11 May 2015

Posted on 11 May 2015 by Mairwen Harris

UEB received a paper outlining the proposed governance arrangements for the two new Innovation Buildings.  It was agreed that a revised paper would come back to UEB the following week to align more closely with the current remits for the Building Projects Steering group and a slightly amended membership. UEB received a paper analysing the
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The Way Forward: Making it Happen

Posted on 1 May 2015 by George Boyne

Last week I facilitated my second The Way Forward: Making it Happen session. Once again, it was a well attended session with enthusiastic and engaged staff from across the University.  I met staff who I wouldn’t normally meet, learned some things about the University I didn’t know (mostly good!) and heard some great ideas. One
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