Board member news

Chinese New Year

Posted on 10 February 2020 by Rudolf Allemann

Last week I attended a reception at the Senedd to mark Chinese New Year. Despite the difficulties facing China at the moment it was an upbeat event, celebrating Chinese and Welsh culture and the long-standing connection between the two countries through business, culture and academia. The Minister for International Relations and Welsh Language, Eluned Morgan,
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Improvement but much work to do

Posted on 17 December 2019 by Robert Williams

Today the University published its financial statements for the year ended 31st July, 2019. I wanted to take this opportunity to explain the results which, for many reasons, are more complicated than usual. It has been a challenging year but some of the difficult decisions we have made are starting to bear fruit. Our income
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Commitment wall

Posted on 3 December 2019 by Karen Holford

At our senior staff conference in October we dedicated an afternoon to exploring issues of race equality.  We were joined by the Students’ Union Sabbatical and Campaign Officers as well as the Chairs of the University’s Race Equality groups in recognition that responding meaningfully to these issues will require a whole University approach. It was
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Xiamen University Malaysia (XMUM) agreements

Posted on 5 November 2019 by Rudolf Allemann

Earlier this month I visited Xiamen University Malaysia (XMUM) on behalf of the University to sign two strategic progression agreements. XUMU is the sister campus of our Strategic Partner, Xiamen University. It opened in 2016 and is the first overseas campus by a premier Chinese institution. It currently has 5000 students with capacity to grow
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Data Science Academy

Posted on 4 November 2019 by Rudolf Allemann

Last week we welcomed our first cohort of students to the newly launched Data Science Academy. This joint collaboration between the School of Computer Science and Informatics and the School of Mathematics is the home to three innovative postgraduate programmes; MSc Cyber Security, MSc Artificial Intelligence and MSc Data Science and Analytics. The DSA aims
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Welsh School of Architecture Summer Exhibition

Posted on 4 July 2019 by Rudolf Allemann

Recently, the Welsh School of Architecture hosted an evening of celebrations to mark the opening of their Summer Exhibition. This annual student-led event showcases the wide variety of work from students across Master’s and Bachelor’s degrees in the School.  Work presented included a fascinating project from MArch1 students on their ideas for a new centre
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University of Wales Air Squadron

Posted on 9 May 2019 by Rudolf Allemann

I recently attended the Universities of Wales Air Squadron’s (UWAS) Annual Dinner, where I enjoyed hearing about the many ways in which our students get involved in training and development activities with the RAF and other areas of the Armed Forces. UWAS is one of 15 air squadrons in the UK and provides flying and
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Data Science Academy

Posted on 30 January 2019 by Rudolf Allemann

Developments in technology dominate the headlines these days. The digital sectors contribute billions to the economy and an estimated 1.2 million more people with specialist digital skills are needed by 2022. This is an exciting time for tech industries and for those charged with educating the next generation of digital specialists. This week colleagues from
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Student graffitti ideas for Talybont

Posted on 20 December 2018 by Nora de Leeuw

On 31 October I was delighted to attend the second BME+ Book Club Café, held as part of the University programme of events for Black History Month. The book, The Autobiography of Malcolm X, was chosen by Fadhila Al Dhahouri, President of the Students’ Union.  The students and staff who attended spoke openly of their
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Committed to our technicians

Posted on 9 November 2018 by Karen Holford

Technicians are a vital part of this and every university.  They are an innovative community with a diverse range of talents across a broad array of disciplines.  They provide the technical expertise that is essential to support teaching, research and knowledge transfer.   I’m sure many undergraduate and postgraduate students will, like me, remember the kind
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