Karen Holford

Karen Holford


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Reid review of Research and Innovation Funding in Wales

Posted on 13 June 2018 by Karen Holford

The recent publication of Professor Graeme Reid’s review of Research and Innovation Funding in Wales is cause for celebration. I sat as a member of his advisory panel, looking at the strengths, gaps and future potential to grow strong research and innovation activity. It built on Professor Ian Diamond’s recommendations for research funding and knowledge
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Help us to know you better

Posted on 17 May 2018 by Karen Holford

I am passionate about equality and for me that means not only promoting equal rights but also ensuring equality of treatment and opportunity for all our staff.  When I look around at some of the committees and boards within the University, I get a sense that the make up of these is not representative of
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BME+ Book Club Cafe

Posted on 12 February 2018 by Karen Holford

On 25 January I was delighted to be invited to speak at the launch of the Black and Minority Ethnic (BME)+ Book Club Café, a new initiative aimed at supporting diversity, promoting an open and inclusive environment whilst building helpful constructions of the BME+ student and staff experience.  This is a safe space where all
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Friends of Enfys

Posted on 25 August 2017 by Karen Holford

I will soon be reading through our submission to the Stonewall Workplace Equality Index. The submission allows us to measure our commitment to LGBT equality and to assess where we need to focus in order to reinforce our commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion. The work we do in this area has really struck a
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The power of mentoring

Posted on 24 May 2017 by Karen Holford

As a University we have a long tradition of our staff playing an active role in our local communities. Many of us are members of advisory boards, trustees, governors, or volunteers with community groups. Many of us also have formal and informal mentoring roles with people of all ages and from diverse backgrounds. In whichever
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Celebrating talented women in Wales

Posted on 23 March 2017 by Karen Holford

Last Monday’s event at the Senedd, Cardiff was a truly inspiring day for women in STEM, with leaders from all levels in business, academia and government joining forces to tackle the issue of the lack of women in science, technology, engineering and maths in Wales. Organised by the WISE campaign, and joined by HRH The
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