Month: November 2016


National Software Academy first year anniversary

Posted on 24 November 2016 by Karen Holford

This month saw the first anniversary and launch of Cardiff University’s National Software Academy in Newport, welcomed by Julie James, Minister for Skills and Science. The NSA offers an innovative degree-programme whereby students work alongside experienced software engineers from leading organisations on real-life projects throughout their three years of study. This gives the students first-hand
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Laura Tenison’s Home of Innovation lecture

Posted on 22 November 2016 by Hywel Thomas

I am delighted to say we launched our ‘Home of Innovation’ lecture series in great style with an excellent talk from Laura Tenison MBE, Managing Director of JoJo Maman Bébé. A passion for innovation and ethical business shone through as Laura outlined her personal journey in a lecture entitled: ‘Doing well whilst doing good- ethical
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Celebrating our excellent people

Posted on 22 November 2016 by Jayne Dowden

Last night I had the honour to host our annual Celebrating Excellence Awards.  The awards are a celebration of exceptional people who work tirelessly to improve the student experience, encourage innovation in our learning and teaching and who are so creative in how they improve life in our University, our community and in many cases
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UEB, 21 November 2016

Posted on 21 November 2016 by Mairwen Harris

The successful events held to celebrate the launch of the Cardiff-Xiamen Strategic Partnership were noted. The Cardiff-Xiamen joint PhD programme for 2017/18 was also highlighted and that the scheme is now up and running and research collaborations should be encouraged. It was noted that the latest issues of Cardiff Connect and Diolch which would be
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Building partnerships with India

Posted on 16 November 2016 by Nora de Leeuw

Professor Nora de Leeuw, Pro Vice-Chancellor, International and Europe with Vice-Chancellor of BITS Pilani, Professor Souvik Bhattacharyya – 05 November 2016 The Indian higher education system is set to face an unprecedented transformation over the coming decade, with tens of millions of new university places required to meet the needs of the fast growing young
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UEB, 14 November 2016

Posted on 14 November 2016 by Mairwen Harris

UEB received a report written by Professor John Goddard, University of Newcastle, on Cardiff University’s innovation and engagement activity which had been commissioned by the Vice-Chancellor to help inform the next iteration of the strategy. It was noted that the Celebrating Excellence Awards event was taking place on 17 November 2016 and Ms Dowden was
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Celebrating place-based innovation

Posted on 14 November 2016 by Elizabeth Treasure

Science and Innovation Audits (SIAs) winners pose with Rt Hon Greg Clark MP and Innovate UK’s Dr Ruth McKernan. (L-R) Neil Bradshaw, University of Bristol, Sam Turner, University of Sheffield, Elizabeth Treasure, Cardiff University, Pam Waddell, Birmingham Science City, Philip Extance, Aston University, Rt Hon Greg Clark MP, Secretary of State for Business, Energy and
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12 internships with Cardiff and Vale College

Posted on 11 November 2016 by Elizabeth Treasure

I’d like to tell you about an important project that the University is involved in. We’ve just taken on 12 young interns with conditions such as autism spectrum disorder and/or learning disabilities as part of Project SEARCH, which 20 years ago was the brainchild of the Director of Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center. Erin Riehle realised
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Developing skills and capacity for engagement

Posted on 10 November 2016 by Hywel Thomas

Colleagues across the University have been increasing skills and confidence to deliver effective, robustly-evidenced, high-quality engagement through a capacity-building programme. During 2015/16 the programme included the development and delivery of 12 training courses, 16 downloadable resources, five case studies and the provision of bespoke support and advice for strategic bids. The sheer volume of individuals
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