Month: June 2016

Colin Riordan

Vice-Chancellor’s all-staff email – June 2016

Posted on 30 June 2016 by Colin Riordan

Dear colleague We find ourselves in the United Kingdom in a position of turbulence and uncertainty that many of us have not experienced in our lifetimes. The turbulence is political and financial, and is likely to have increasing negative effects on the real economy, although it is to be hoped that eventually we will emerge
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UEB 27 June 2016

Posted on 27 June 2016 by Mairwen Harris

UEB discussed the issues relating to the recent Brexit vote. It was agreed that a Contingency Group be formed and should continue to meet over the summer period to ensure information and messages were shared in what will be a fast moving environment and communication on the consistent message to be conveyed was shared across
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Colin Riordan

Message from the Vice-Chancellor

Posted on 24 June 2016 by Colin Riordan

Dear colleague The outcome of the EU referendum is clear: in due course Britain will leave the EU. The process will in all likelihood take some considerable time; it is not possible at the moment to say exactly how long, but it will be years rather than months. Although in the meantime there will be
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Encouraging the mental health debate

Posted on 21 June 2016 by Claire Sanders

Mental health is one of the most significant issues of our time. One in four of us will experience mental health problems and the impact on individuals and society cannot be underestimated. Social media and in particular blogs, have become important channels for those living with mental ill health to share their experiences and reduce
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UEB 20 June 2016

Posted on 20 June 2016 by Mairwen Harris

It was noted there was currently no formal mechanism for the activities of the Compound Semiconductors Centre to be reported to UEB. It was agreed that six-monthly reports on the progress and activities of the Compound Semiconductors Centre should be received by UEB. The final strategy workshops were being held on 28 June 2016 and
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Shining summer sunshine on our ideas and partnerships

Posted on 20 June 2016 by Hywel Thomas

Miraculously, the sun has been visible across Wales in recent weeks. And we’ve been taking advantage of this rare phenomenon to shine light on our innovative partnerships. Over the next four months, we’re showcasing our brightest ideas and research, bringing around 20 Cardiff University events together under the umbrella – or parasol, perhaps – of
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Adjustment and Clearing

Posted on 15 June 2016 by Elizabeth Treasure

Part of my portfolio is to ensure that the university admits the appropriate number of home and international, undergraduate and postgraduate students with people who will benefit from a Cardiff University education. While we admit the majority of our students through the main application process we also use Adjustment and Clearing for some of our
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UEB 13 June 2016

Posted on 13 June 2016 by Mairwen Harris

It was noted that the latest issue of Challenge Cardiff had been published with a new publication Home of Innovation also now available. It was noted that Professor de Leeuw had attended the announcement of the Regius Professorships in Manchester on 6 June 2016. The award of a knighthood to Sir David Grant for his
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Cardiff academics at the Hay Festival

Posted on 13 June 2016 by Hywel Thomas

One of the most prestigious festivals involving Cardiff University academics is the Hay Festival at Hay on Wye. Last week, six presentations were made – known as the Cardiff Series – by representatives of Cardiff University including Cardiff Business School, the School of Geography and Planning, the School of Biosciences, the School of Medicine and
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Centre for Student Life consultation event

Posted on 8 June 2016 by Patricia Price

I’m delighted that the University Council has now approved the case to build a Centre for Student Life on Park Place, next to the Students’ Union. It represents a once-in-a-generation investment in the student experience at Cardiff University and will transform the delivery of non-academic student services.
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