Board member news

Continuing education – an embodiment of our civic mission

Posted on 26 March 2018 by Gary Baxter

Universities in the UK are currently having a tough time, subject to brickbats from multiple media commentators. Various agendas are being pushed. Higher education is either run as a business, or not sufficiently customer-focussed; ‘fat cat salaries’ are paid to senior staff while students face life-long debt: most worryingly, expert knowledge is devalued and learning
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Student Innovation Festival

Posted on 9 March 2018 by Amanda Coffey

As a leading research-intensive University, Cardiff understands the socio-economic benefits of bringing great ideas to life. Innovation builds great partnerships to tackle ‘real world’ issues – from public health to policing and pollution. Students with soaring imaginations instinctively rise to the challenge of tackling these and other big ideas. Our Student Ambassadors who have volunteered
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Increasing the skills of staff and students to deliver engagement

Posted on 15 February 2018 by Hywel Thomas

Colleagues across the University have been increasing their skills to deliver effective, evidenced and high-quality engagement through the Engagement capacity building programme run by Research and Innovation Services. Fully evaluated by the Engagement team, during 2016/17 the programme included the development and delivery of 14 training courses, 12 downloadable resources, creating and promoting video case
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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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National Software Academy

Posted on 8 January 2018 by Rudolf Allemann

In December I had the pleasure of visiting the National Software Academy (NSA) in Newport. Having been aware of the success of the Academy and heard so much about the unique teaching approach I was keen to see the NSA for myself. The National Software Academy is an exciting initiative by Cardiff University, in partnership
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