Board member news

Learning and teaching innovation in Singapore and Australia

Posted on 17 November 2014 by Patricia Price

I have just returned from a two-week tour of universities in Singapore and Australia, which was both exhilarating and exhausting in equal measure. The aim of the trip was to deepen my understanding of how research-intensive universities internationally are approaching the complex business of learning, teaching and supporting students in the twenty-first century. Cardiff University
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A new Joint College for Chinese Studies

Posted on 13 November 2014 by George Boyne

Today I attended the signing of a new agreement with Beijing Normal University. The agreement, signed by our VC and the President of BNU, lays the foundations for the development of a new Joint College, the Beijing Normal-Cardiff Chinese College. This College will be home to a flagship programme, a dual degree in Chinese Studies,
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DECIPHer Management Board Meeting

Posted on 7 November 2014 by Elizabeth Treasure

Today I attended and chaired the DECIPHer Management Board. DECIPHer stands for Centre for the Development and Evaluation of Complex Interventions for Public Health Improvement.  It is a strategic partnership between Cardiff, Bristol and Swansea universities.  Its research focusses on three key areas relating to the health of young people: tobacco, alcohol and drugs; obesity, physical activity
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Cardiff Futures

Posted on 5 November 2014 by Claire Sanders

Since joining Cardiff University I have been struck by the amount of time and effort put into staff development. One of the many advantages of these programmes is the opportunity to meet colleagues from across the University. This was certainly the case at the Cardiff Futures evening dinner on Wednesday 5th November. Cardiff Futures was
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Insider Business and Education Partnerships Awards

Posted on 5 November 2014 by Hywel Thomas

I had the pleasure of attending the first Insider Business and Education Partnerships Awards which recognise the impact of collaboration and innovation between universities and businesses. The event was a huge success for Cardiff University, with two of our spin-out companies taking three of the nine awards on offer at the event. Medaphor won the
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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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Capital City Vision: Cardiff’s Future

Posted on 31 October 2014 by Hywel Thomas

We work closely with Cardiff City – we have regular meeting with staff from the Council to discuss how we can best cooperate to support the City’s economic development and fulfil our obligations as a civic University. We are also actively involved with the Cardiff Capital Region initiative; the Vice-Chancellor is the Vice Chair of
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