Board member news

Images of Research

Posted on 3 February 2017 by Nora de Leeuw

Cardiff University Doctoral Academy has been operational since the start of the current academic year and I recently had the pleasure of attending their ‘Images of Research’ event. This is a truly unique event that brings our postgraduate community together, including researchers, academic staff and professional services. The event was the culmination of a University
Read more


National University of Ireland visit

Posted on 2 February 2017 by Karen Holford

The College of Physical Sciences & Engineering recently hosted a benchmarking visit on 16 and 17 January from counterparts at the National University of Ireland, NUI, Galway, as they prepare to merge two of their Colleges. Over the course of two days the NUI Galway team met with the Vice-Chancellor, Pro Vice-Chancellors, University Senior Staff
Read more


The future of UK research and scholarship: a panel debate

Posted on 6 December 2016 by Nora de Leeuw

Academia Europaea Cardiff Knowledge Hub organised a panel session on 11 November at CUBRIC to explore ideas about how best to pursue European and other international collaborations in a post-Brexit world. I was one of five invited panellists, with Professor Peter Halligan, Chief Executive of the Learned Society of Wales, moderating the session. Professor Richard
Read more


National Software Academy first year anniversary

Posted on 24 November 2016 by Karen Holford

This month saw the first anniversary and launch of Cardiff University’s National Software Academy in Newport, welcomed by Julie James, Minister for Skills and Science. The NSA offers an innovative degree-programme whereby students work alongside experienced software engineers from leading organisations on real-life projects throughout their three years of study. This gives the students first-hand
Read more


Laura Tenison’s Home of Innovation lecture

Posted on 22 November 2016 by Hywel Thomas

I am delighted to say we launched our ‘Home of Innovation’ lecture series in great style with an excellent talk from Laura Tenison MBE, Managing Director of JoJo Maman Bébé. A passion for innovation and ethical business shone through as Laura outlined her personal journey in a lecture entitled: ‘Doing well whilst doing good- ethical
Read more


Celebrating our excellent people

Posted on 22 November 2016 by Jayne Dowden

Last night I had the honour to host our annual Celebrating Excellence Awards.  The awards are a celebration of exceptional people who work tirelessly to improve the student experience, encourage innovation in our learning and teaching and who are so creative in how they improve life in our University, our community and in many cases
Read more


Building partnerships with India

Posted on 16 November 2016 by Nora de Leeuw

Professor Nora de Leeuw, Pro Vice-Chancellor, International and Europe with Vice-Chancellor of BITS Pilani, Professor Souvik Bhattacharyya – 05 November 2016 The Indian higher education system is set to face an unprecedented transformation over the coming decade, with tens of millions of new university places required to meet the needs of the fast growing young
Read more


Celebrating place-based innovation

Posted on 14 November 2016 by Elizabeth Treasure

Science and Innovation Audits (SIAs) winners pose with Rt Hon Greg Clark MP and Innovate UK’s Dr Ruth McKernan. (L-R) Neil Bradshaw, University of Bristol, Sam Turner, University of Sheffield, Elizabeth Treasure, Cardiff University, Pam Waddell, Birmingham Science City, Philip Extance, Aston University, Rt Hon Greg Clark MP, Secretary of State for Business, Energy and
Read more


12 internships with Cardiff and Vale College

Posted on 11 November 2016 by Elizabeth Treasure

I’d like to tell you about an important project that the University is involved in. We’ve just taken on 12 young interns with conditions such as autism spectrum disorder and/or learning disabilities as part of Project SEARCH, which 20 years ago was the brainchild of the Director of Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center. Erin Riehle realised
Read more


Developing skills and capacity for engagement

Posted on 10 November 2016 by Hywel Thomas

Colleagues across the University have been increasing skills and confidence to deliver effective, robustly-evidenced, high-quality engagement through a capacity-building programme. During 2015/16 the programme included the development and delivery of 12 training courses, 16 downloadable resources, five case studies and the provision of bespoke support and advice for strategic bids. The sheer volume of individuals
Read more