Month: June 2015

Colin Riordan

Vice-Chancellor’s June all-staff email

Posted on 30 June 2015 by Colin Riordan

Dear colleague You may have seen a recent article in Times Higher Education in which Mr Rob Behrens, chief executive of the Office of the Independent Adjudicator for Higher Education, is quoted as saying that the excessive drinking culture at universities is leading to ‘laddish behaviour on campus, which has been linked to a number
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UEB 29 June 2015

Posted on 29 June 2015 by Mairwen Harris

UEB noted that the GW4 draft research vision had been well received at the recent GW4 Board meeting.  Agreement had been reached on the four research themes to be taken forward: Cities; Data Analytics; Healthy Living (Cardiff to coordinate); and Sustainable Futures. It was noted that HEFCE’s consultation on the review on quality assessment had
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Times Awards High

Posted on 22 June 2015 by Claire Sanders

Cardiff University was well represented at the annual Times Higher Education Leadership and Management Awards last week. An extraordinary event, with hundreds packed into the basement of a London hotel and with Jack Whitehall as host, the evening posed some logistical challenges for the Cardiff team. Changing at the Reading service station on the way
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Wales University Royal Naval Unit

Posted on 13 June 2015 by Patricia Price

Today I had the pleasure to be the Guest of Honour at the Wales University Royal Naval Unit (URNU) Ceremonial Leavers’ Divisions passing out parade. We were extremely fortunate with the weather, which kindly cleared so that the Division could take place in the dry! ‘Divisions’ are a traditional Royal Naval ceremony dating back to
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Careers and Employability Celebration Evening

Posted on 9 June 2015 by Patricia Price

I was delighted to attend the Careers and Employability celebration this evening. The event celebrated the amazing achievements of so many of our students who have engaged in a range of co-curricular activities this year, including acting as Student Mentors, participating in Enterprise challenges and completing the Cardiff Award.  The evening was hosted by the
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UEB 8 June 2015

Posted on 8 June 2015 by Mairwen Harris

UEB received a paper providing an update on all European Structural Funds proposals in development at the University, including the project FLEXIS the outcome for which is due to be known on 24 June 2015. UEB agreed to accept the ERDF East Wales capital award of £4.6 million for CUBRIC II. UEB received the draft
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Growing leadership capacity in learning and teaching

Posted on 4 June 2015 by Patricia Price

The Leadership and Management Development Programme for Research Team Leaders is an established and successful part of our staff development portfolio. Today we held the final session of Leading Teaching Teams, a new short course focussed on development of leadership capacity in learning and teaching, run in conjunction with the Leadership Foundation for Higher Education.
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UEB 3 June 2015

Posted on 3 June 2015 by Mairwen Harris

Professor Price noted that the recent Routes into Languages Cymru event hosted by the School of Modern Languages had showcased outreach projects and been very well attended. Attention was also drawn to the British Council’s Language Trends Wales survey of modern foreign language teaching in Welsh secondary schools and the worrying trends. The publication of
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Going Global 2015

Posted on 2 June 2015 by Colin Riordan

On 1 June I attended Going Global 2015, which is the British Council’s high-profile annual conference, attracting higher education delegates from all over the world. I spoke myself at a session on how UK universities can maintain their values while internationalizing, essentially saying that just as at home, we must always keep our charitable object
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