Jayne Dowden

Jayne Dowden


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Celebrating our excellent people

Posted on 22 November 2016 by Jayne Dowden

Last night I had the honour to host our annual Celebrating Excellence Awards.  The awards are a celebration of exceptional people who work tirelessly to improve the student experience, encourage innovation in our learning and teaching and who are so creative in how they improve life in our University, our community and in many cases
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Libraries: yesterday, today and tomorrow

Posted on 31 March 2015 by Jayne Dowden

As a Cardiff alumna, I was delighted to attend the celebration to mark the refurbishment of the ground floor of the Arts and Social Sciences Library ASSL on Tuesday evening. New self-service facilities for issuing and returning books, an automatic book sorter, bright new informal seating areas, a larger short loan area enclosed by glass
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Higher Education for the Nation

Posted on 22 January 2015 by Jayne Dowden

Today I attended the Higher Education Funding Council for Wales (HEFCW) Annual Meeting. It was a good opportunity to meet HEFCW Council members as well as counterparts from other Welsh universities. There was a real buzz around how well Welsh Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) performed in REF 2014.  David Allen, Chair of HEFCW noted that
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Celebrating excellence awards

Posted on 20 November 2014 by Jayne Dowden

This evening I hosted the Celebrating Excellence awards which recognise colleagues who have demonstrated an outstanding commitment and contribution to the University.  The awards highlighted 39 truly exceptional members of staff and teams that had been shortlisted as finalists after being nominated by their peers. Each of them are playing a vital part in helping
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Paying the Living Wage

Posted on 3 November 2014 by Jayne Dowden

Earlier this week I met two members of staff, Wayne Jacobs and Sue Rogers. Not unusual for a Chief Operating Officer you might think but Wayne and Sue are two of over 150 staff to have benefited from a major shift in University policy.
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