Month: May 2017


The power of mentoring

Posted on 24 May 2017 by Karen Holford

As a University we have a long tradition of our staff playing an active role in our local communities. Many of us are members of advisory boards, trustees, governors, or volunteers with community groups. Many of us also have formal and informal mentoring roles with people of all ages and from diverse backgrounds. In whichever
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UEB, 22 May 2017

Posted on 22 May 2017 by Mairwen Harris

It was noted that Professor Luc Sels had been elected as the new Rector of KU Leuven from 1 August 2017, replacing Professor Rik Torfs. Professor Dylan Foster-Evans had been appointed as the Head of the School of Welsh from 1 August 2017, succeeding Professor Sioned Davies who had held the headship for over 20
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My first thirty days

Posted on 16 May 2017 by Rudolf Allemann

On 3 April I took up post as Pro Vice-Chancellor of the College of Physical Sciences and Engineering, with just two weeks to transfer from my previous role as Head of the School of Chemistry. The first thirty days have been a learning curve – I have met with many colleagues, discovered committees I didn’t
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UEB, 15 May 2017

Posted on 15 May 2017 by Mairwen Harris

UEB received the latest drafts of the new strategy, sub-strategies, key performance indicators and lead indicators. It was agreed that the high-level and sub-strategies would now be made available on the intranet as drafts for consultation.  UEB would need to sign off the final version on 5 June in order for them to make their
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Sharing expertise and embracing knowledge

Posted on 15 May 2017 by Hywel Thomas

It was a great privilege to host Professor the Lord Darzi of Denham for our second ‘Home of Innovation’ lecture. Academics, business leaders and clinicians heard how the future of surgery will be increasingly shaped by people working together across disciplines – data analytics, robotics, machine learning. Lord Darzi showed how scientific advances – including
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UEB, 8 May 2017

Posted on 8 May 2017 by Mairwen Harris

It was noted that Mr Chris Jones had been appointed as the new Head of Communications. It was noted that, due to the general election, the Welsh Government announcement over Diamond had been delayed. It was noted that the University’s bid to Welsh Government to host the Wales Centre for Public Policy had been successful.
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