Board member news

The National Eisteddfod of Wales

Posted on 31 July 2017 by Hywel Thomas

Professor Thomas in the Cardiff University tent at the 2016 Eisteddfod with Secretary of State for Wales, Alun Cairns Thousands of visitors to this year’s National Eisteddfod in Anglesey, which runs from 4-12 August, will hear about the huge contribution that Cardiff University makes to Wales. Led by Dr Hefin Jones and the Engagement team,
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Celebrating our excellence in architecture

Posted on 29 June 2017 by Rudolf Allemann

As Pro Vice-Chancellor it is important to me to have regular contact with colleagues and students across the College of Physical Sciences and Engineering, and visits to each of our seven Schools are planned over the next few months. Over recent weeks I’ve made a number of visits to the Welsh School of Architecture. I
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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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