Month: February 2017


UEB, 27 February 2017

Posted on 27 February 2017 by Mairwen Harris

It was noted that Professor Jones and colleagues had attended the Medical Research Council interview for the Dementia Research Institute, the outcome of which should be known shortly. The high turnout for the Students’ Union Elected Officer elections and the election of Hollie Cooke, the current Vice-President for Welfare, as President was noted. A longlist
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UEB, 13 February 2017

Posted on 13 February 2017 by Mairwen Harris

Dr Tim Bradshaw, Acting Director at the Russell Group, joined UEB for the first item. Dr Bradshaw outlined the current key policy issues for the Russell Group which included the HE and Research Bill, TEF, REF, Brexit and visa and immigration. It was noted that the preferred candidate for the post of Director of Finance
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Supporting those hidden figures

Posted on 8 February 2017 by Karen Holford

It’s been an important and encouraging couple of weeks for the promotion and support of women in STEM. Last week I was delighted to hear that the Welsh Government has accepted all the recommendations outlined in the Talented Women for Successful Wales report that I co-authored with Professor Hilary Lappin-Scott from Swansea University. The report
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Embracing speak week

Posted on 7 February 2017 by Claire Sanders

We are an innovative and ambitious university currently going through a major process of change. It is important to communicate this change and to listen to different views from across the university. This week is student and staff speak week – an opportunity for both students and staff to give their feedback to help us
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UEB, 6 February 2017

Posted on 6 February 2017 by Mairwen Harris

The announcement that Sir Mark Walport had been appointed as the Chief Executive of the UKRI, with the Government’s Chief Scientific Adviser role now vacant, was noted. The comment that staff were slipping behind uploading their publications onto ORCA and should be reminded that failure to do this could affect their participation in REF. It
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Images of Research

Posted on 3 February 2017 by Nora de Leeuw

Cardiff University Doctoral Academy has been operational since the start of the current academic year and I recently had the pleasure of attending their ‘Images of Research’ event. This is a truly unique event that brings our postgraduate community together, including researchers, academic staff and professional services. The event was the culmination of a University
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National University of Ireland visit

Posted on 2 February 2017 by Karen Holford

The College of Physical Sciences & Engineering recently hosted a benchmarking visit on 16 and 17 January from counterparts at the National University of Ireland, NUI, Galway, as they prepare to merge two of their Colleges. Over the course of two days the NUI Galway team met with the Vice-Chancellor, Pro Vice-Chancellors, University Senior Staff
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