Colin Riordan

Colin Riordan


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Green energy – powering the future

Posted on 18 November 2019 by Colin Riordan

At our annual University Executive Board away day in September we had a PESTLE session to explore the Political, Economic, Social, Technological, Legal and Environmental risks, challenges and opportunities facing the University.  We will share future PESTLE sessions in our blog. I invited Professor Jianzhong Wu, Head of Department for Electrical and Electronic Engineering, School
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Digital disruption: Are robots taking our jobs?

Posted on 13 November 2019 by Colin Riordan

At our annual University Executive Board away day in September we had a PESTLE session to explore the Political, Economic, Social, Technological, Legal and Environmental risks, challenges and opportunities facing the University. We will share future PESTLE sessions in our blog. I invited Professor Phillip Brown, Distinguished Research Professor, from the School of Social Sciences
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Three challenges for Higher Education in Wales

Posted on 17 October 2019 by Colin Riordan

At our annual University Executive Board away day in September we had a PESTLE session to explore the Political, Economic, Social, Technological, Legal and Environmental risks, challenges and opportunities facing the University.  We will share future PESTLE sessions in our blog. I invited Professor Calvin Jones, Deputy Dean for Public Value and External Relations, Cardiff Business
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Vice-Chancellor’s all-staff email – September 2019

Posted on 3 October 2019 by Colin Riordan

Dear colleague When I was a student of German literature back in the late 1970s I remember obtaining real satisfaction from understanding the novella form and recognising the various features that distinguished it in the German tradition. One of these was the ‘unerhörte Begebenheit’ — the unheard-of event, to translate more or less literally —
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Environmental expert advises UEB

Posted on 26 September 2019 by Colin Riordan

At the recent UEB away day we had a PESTLE session to explore the Political, Economic, Social, Technological, Legal and Environmental risks, challenges and opportunities facing the University.  We will share future PESTLE sessions in the UEB blog. I invited Professor Lorraine Whitmarsh, Director – Centre for Climate Change and Social Transformation to help us
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Vice-Chancellor’s all-staff email – June 2019

Posted on 8 July 2019 by Colin Riordan

Dear colleague Earlier in the month I attended a meeting of university leaders in Hamburg, on the topic of Universities and Society (the topics of necessity have to be quite broad). It was striking that so many universities across the world — though not universally — are facing similar developments to those we have noted
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Vice-Chancellor’s all-staff email – May 2019

Posted on 31 May 2019 by Colin Riordan

Dear colleague The announcement of the Prime Minister’s resignation and the prospect of a successor in place by the end of July clearly in one sense creates a transformed position for the country. In another, unless there is a general election (which appears unlikely given the woeful performance of the Conservative Party in recent elections),
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Vice-Chancellor’s all-staff email – April 2019

Posted on 8 May 2019 by Colin Riordan

Dear colleague As we know it is essentially parliamentary arithmetic that has caused the Brexit chaos, along with the fissuring of traditional parties along broadly Leave/Remain lines (though it is a lot more complicated than that of course). The rise of new groupings, and the breaking of new constitutional ground in terms of the relationship
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