Month: March 2018

Vice-Chancellor’s all-staff email – March 2018

Posted on 27 March 2018 by Colin Riordan

Dear colleague March has been another very difficult month for the universities involved in the USS dispute, and Cardiff of course has been no exception. It rapidly became clear that we employers had dramatically underestimated the strength of feeling that the original UUK proposal would provoke, and the move to negotiate under the auspices of
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Continuing education – an embodiment of our civic mission

Posted on 26 March 2018 by Gary Baxter

Universities in the UK are currently having a tough time, subject to brickbats from multiple media commentators. Various agendas are being pushed. Higher education is either run as a business, or not sufficiently customer-focussed; ‘fat cat salaries’ are paid to senior staff while students face life-long debt: most worryingly, expert knowledge is devalued and learning
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UEB, 19 March 2018

Posted on 19 March 2018 by Mairwen Harris

UEB received a paper on a benchmarking group of universities for Cardiff to compare itself when reviewing The Way Forward key performance indicators (KPIs). UEB received a draft paper on monitoring The Way Forward 2018-2023 and how progress towards the KPIs will be reported noting the use of a RAG methodology and timescales for the
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Message from the Vice-Chancellor

Posted on 16 March 2018 by Colin Riordan

Message from the Vice-Chancellor: Action short of a strike and phased pay deductions We understand that colleagues who are participating in industrial action care passionately about their students, and regret what they sincerely see as a necessity for continued action. On that basis, and within the constraints of action short of a strike, we take
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UEB, 12 March 2018

Posted on 12 March 2018 by Mairwen Harris

UEB received a verbal update on the industrial dispute. It was noted that the Vice-Chancellor and Professor Holford were meeting with the President, Secretary and one other member from the People and Planet student society today. It was noted that HEFCW had offered funding for a degree apprenticeship and a paper on degree apprenticeships for
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