Board member news


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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My first thirty days

Posted on 16 May 2017 by Rudolf Allemann

On 3 April I took up post as Pro Vice-Chancellor of the College of Physical Sciences and Engineering, with just two weeks to transfer from my previous role as Head of the School of Chemistry. The first thirty days have been a learning curve – I have met with many colleagues, discovered committees I didn’t
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Sharing expertise and embracing knowledge

Posted on 15 May 2017 by Hywel Thomas

It was a great privilege to host Professor the Lord Darzi of Denham for our second ‘Home of Innovation’ lecture. Academics, business leaders and clinicians heard how the future of surgery will be increasingly shaped by people working together across disciplines – data analytics, robotics, machine learning. Lord Darzi showed how scientific advances – including
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Welsh Brexit Blog

Posted on 5 April 2017 by Claire Sanders

Brexit is likely to be the defining political and economic issue of the next few years. There will be a need for critical thinking, honest debate and broad opinion to help shape the future of Wales and the UK as we prepare to leave the European Union. On the day Article 50 was triggered, we
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Heart of the community

Posted on 31 March 2017 by Amanda Coffey

I recently visited Grangetown to meet the people behind our University engagement project that is forging partnerships across the community. The Community Gateway team, working closely with Grange Pavilion Project and Grangetown Community Action, have just been successful in securing a £50,000 Big Lottery Fund development grant to progress their ideas to transform the old
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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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EU grant landmark passed

Posted on 14 March 2017 by Nora de Leeuw

I am delighted to note that we have passed a significant landmark in our drive to establish collaborative research activities with partners around Europe and the world. The Vice-Chancellor opened an event at the Hadyn Ellis Building on 9 March to showcase our EU and International research, and celebrate receiving our 50th grant from the
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Supporting those hidden figures

Posted on 8 February 2017 by Karen Holford

It’s been an important and encouraging couple of weeks for the promotion and support of women in STEM. Last week I was delighted to hear that the Welsh Government has accepted all the recommendations outlined in the Talented Women for Successful Wales report that I co-authored with Professor Hilary Lappin-Scott from Swansea University. The report
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Embracing speak week

Posted on 7 February 2017 by Claire Sanders

We are an innovative and ambitious university currently going through a major process of change. It is important to communicate this change and to listen to different views from across the university. This week is student and staff speak week – an opportunity for both students and staff to give their feedback to help us
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