Colin Riordan

Colin Riordan


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Vice-Chancellor’s all-staff email – November 2017

Posted on 30 November 2017 by Colin Riordan

Dear colleague November has seen two long-awaited announcements. The Higher Education Funding Council for England revealed the rules for the next Research Excellence Framework, and the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy published its white paper on Industrial Strategy. These are both matters of great interest to us, but neither document contained any big
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Vice-Chancellor’s all-staff email – July 2017

Posted on 27 July 2017 by Colin Riordan

Dear colleague You may have seen that the Cabinet Secretary for Education, Kirsty Williams, has announced reforms to the student support system in Wales arising from the review of Welsh higher education finances conducted by Sir Ian Diamond, along with an inflationary increase to tuition fees following similar moves in England and Scotland. What sets
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Vice-Chancellor’s all-staff email – March 2017

Posted on 31 March 2017 by Colin Riordan

Dear colleague Now that the Prime Minister has invoked Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty the clock is ticking, and it won’t be long before serious negotiations are underway. As I understand it, the difficult questions we face around our participation in future EU research funding and collaboration mechanisms, and around student and staff mobility,
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Vice-Chancellor’s all-staff email – January 2017

Posted on 31 January 2017 by Colin Riordan

Dear colleague As I write the news is dominated by the United States travel ban, the immediate political aims of which are clear enough (fulfilling a campaign pledge) though it seems unlikely that the practical ramifications, unintended effects, longer-term political consequences or the broader moral implications have been sufficiently considered, if at all.  The human
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