Board member news

Understanding our challenges

Posted on 5 December 2014 by Claire Sanders

Colleagues on the University Executive Board had told me that hosting one of The Way Forward – Making it Happen workshops is fun. However, I was still a little nervous. Only six months at Cardiff I feared that I would not have the institutional knowledge required to make the event a success.  I needn’t have
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Innovation networks

Posted on 5 December 2014 by Hywel Thomas

The Vision2020 Network is a collaboration platform for research organisations and companies participating in the Horizon 2020 EU funding programme.  The University hosted the annual Policy Hub Members’ meeting on 4th & 5th December 2014.  The event was attended by numerous partners, including CERN, LEITAT, International Knowledge and Innovation Unit, KU Leuven, Kings, Imperial and
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CBI Wales Annual Dinner

Posted on 4 December 2014 by Hywel Thomas

The CBI Wales Dinner is an important annual event in the calendar, as part of the ongoing engagement with business organisations in Wales.  As usual, I hosted a table at this year’s gathering, which took place in City Hall, on 4th December.  The dinner attracts Wales’ business leaders, ministers and the media and it is
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Welsh launch of the GW4 alliance

Posted on 25 November 2014 by Elizabeth Treasure

This evening we held the Welsh launch of the GW4 alliance in the Wales Millennium Centre.  University staff were joined by Mr Ken Skates (Welsh Government Deputy Minister for Culture, Sport and Tourism), Professor Sir Eric Thomas (Vice-Chancellor, University of Bristol), Professor Jane Millar (Pro Vice-Chancellor for Research, University of Bath), Professor Sir Steve Smith
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South Korean research visit

Posted on 25 November 2014 by Hywel Thomas

Over the last week I have been in South Korea to attend a meeting of the Underground Research Facilities Network of the International Atomic Energy Agency. The Geoenvironmental Research Centre covers a range of geoenvironmental sustainability issues and a major focus of our work is the safe geological disposal of high level nuclear waste. There
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Celebrating excellence awards

Posted on 20 November 2014 by Jayne Sadgrove

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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The Bards of Wales

Posted on 20 November 2014 by Elizabeth Treasure

Today I had the honour of entertaining the Hungarian Ambassador, Peter Szabadhegy, for lunch.  It was his first visit to Wales and I’m sure he enjoyed our Welsh hospitality. We also introduced him to some of our Hungarian students. I am always delighted to see the levels of engagement and enthusiasm from our students. They certainly made sure
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New sports facilities for students

Posted on 19 November 2014 by Patricia Price

Today I attended the official opening of the fantastic new “3rd generation” pitch at the Cardiff University Sport Fields in Llanrumney. The pitch was co-funded by the University and the Welsh Football Trust and we were delighted to have Welsh Football Team Manager, Chris Coleman, with us to cut the ribbon. It was particularly good
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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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