Meeting updates

UEB 16 February 2015

Posted on 16 February 2015 by Mairwen Harris

UEB received a paper from the PVC for Research, Innovation and Enterprise on the Research Infrastructure Fund (RIF).  It was agreed to continue the £2M RIF investment for 2015/16 but that the scheme should be reviewed for the year after with detailed priority listing of research equipment to be developed. UEB received a discussion paper
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UEB 9 February 2015

Posted on 9 February 2015 by Mairwen Harris

UEB discussed the outline programme for the forthcoming GW4 Away Day. The draft Staff Survey 2015 was received by UEB.  It was noted that this would be the third survey.  An outline of the proposals for the post-survey process and reporting was also noted. The University’s TRAC return was noted.  The return would be used
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UEB 2 February 2015

Posted on 2 February 2015 by Mairwen Harris

UEB received a paper outlining The Way Forward KPI criteria.  It was agreed that the baseline year for all the KPI criteria should be 2012/13, i.e. the year that the Vice-Chancellor arrived. A paper outlining UEB’s high level risks was reviewed.  It was agreed that this risk register would now go to Audit Committee, Policy
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UEB 26 January 2015

Posted on 26 January 2015 by Mairwen Harris

The Vice-Chancellor announced that Ms T J Rawlinson, the new Director of Development, will be joining the University Executive Board when she takes up post on 2 February.   It was noted that a main element of the next reiteration of The Way Forward would be to find another source of income and the Director of
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UEB 19 January 2015

Posted on 19 January 2015 by Mairwen Harris

UEB reviewed a paper outlining progress on the development of new University Research Institutes (URIs).  At its meeting on 7 July 2014 UEB gave in-principle approval to the development of four new URIs and renewal of the existing ones, subject to successful completion of identified milestones. This paper provided an update on the existing URIs
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UEB 12 January 2015

Posted on 12 January 2015 by Mairwen Harris

UEB welcomed Professor Nora de Leeuw, Pro Vice-Chancellor for International and Europe, to her first Board meeting. UEB received a business case for the establishment of a National Software Academy to be based in Newport. This built on an earlier paper that went before UEB on 30 June 2014 and saw the approval of a
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UEB 15 December 2014

Posted on 15 December 2014 by Mairwen Harris

UEB was informed that two University enterprises had won awards at the recent MediWales Innovation Awards – the Welsh Wound Innovation Centre and the Welsh Institute of Minimal Access Therapy (WIMAT). UEB was presented with a paper that outlined an action plan identifying specific actions that could be undertaken during the current academic year to
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UEB 8 December 2014

Posted on 8 December 2014 by Mairwen Harris

UEB received a paper on the new Shared Parental Leave legislation.  It was noted that the Shared Parental Leave Regulations came into effect on 1 December 2014 and apply to mothers/fathers (or their partners) of babies due on or after 5 April 2015 or who were matched or placed for adoption after that date.  The
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UEB 1 December 2014

Posted on 1 December 2014 by Mairwen Harris

UEB received an updated business case for the Information Security Framework (ISF).  UEB agreed to fund the additional capital funding request and that the business as usual revenue funds would need to be actioned through the next planning, performance and budgeting round.  The University’s Strategic Planning Engagement return to HEFCW was agreed.  It was noted
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UEB 24 November 2014

Posted on 24 November 2014 by Mairwen Harris

UEB received a report on the incoming visiting fellows and seedcorn fund initiative that ran during 2013/14.  That information on whether the seedcorn funding had resulted in jointly authored papers will be known at the end of the academic year when feedback on the schemes has been requested but the incoming visiting fellows were from a number of
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