Colin Riordan

Colin Riordan


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Message from the Vice-Chancellor to staff

Posted on 12 October 2020 by Colin Riordan

Dear colleague I am writing to follow up on information posted on our intranet last Friday, which alerted staff to increased coronavirus (COVID-19) testing at one of our University residences over the weekend and into the coming week. This followed an increase in positive tests and students self-isolating in Talybont South. Over the weekend we
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Further local coronavirus restrictions

Posted on 25 September 2020 by Colin Riordan

Dear colleague, We have been advised by Welsh Government that Cardiff will be subject to further coronavirus restrictions. As a result, new measures will come into force from 18.00 on 27 September 2020.  They are designed to protect people’s health and restrict the spread of the virus. As a part of the local community, we
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Message from the Vice-Chancellor to staff

Posted on 10 September 2020 by Colin Riordan

Dear colleague, As we approach the new term I thought I would share with you some thoughts about our approach to accommodating students on campus, and to the blended learning strategy which will see all students having regular opportunities for face to face teaching whilst many classes will be delivered online. Current challenges and our
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Message from the Vice-Chancellor to staff

Posted on 25 August 2020 by Colin Riordan

Dear colleague, As one colleague observed to me earlier this month, ‘2020 is the gift that keeps on giving’. The dramatic u-turn on A-level grades that took place just as the main phase of confirmation and clearing was closing has introduced an extraordinary level of uncertainty and movement in universities throughout the UK. Given the
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Message from the Vice-Chancellor

Posted on 22 July 2020 by Colin Riordan

Dear colleague, Almost as surprising as the dramatic changes wrought by COVID-19 have been the ways in which many aspects of academic life have proceeded as they would in any other year, albeit by different means and sometimes in a different form. Undergraduate assessment is complete, exam boards have been held and degrees awarded. As
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