Meeting updates

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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UEB 17 November 2014

Posted on 17 November 2014 by Mairwen Harris

A short meeting of UEB was held. UEB briefly discussed the progress on the Estates Masterplan and agreed that further discussion would need to take place at the following meeting. UEB received the following regular reports: Innovation System Update PVC Student Experience and Academic Standards Monthly Report  
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UEB 10 November 2014

Posted on 10 November 2014 by Mairwen Harris

UEB received and agreed the institution’s draft response to HEFCE’s survey inviting views on an internationalised system of research assessment. UEB agreed The Way Forward: Progress against targets, business case forward plan and the updated operational plan documents for submission to Policy & Resources Committee and Council. It was noted that an easy to use template
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UEB 3 November 2014

Posted on 3 November 2014 by Mairwen Harris

UEB received a paper on the REF Results Planning.  It was noted that on 16 December 2014, REF institutional results and contextual, comparative data would be received and, using business intelligence tools, the Planning Department would manage the limited data set which would allow benchmarking against the average for each UoA and quartile analysis for each
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UEB 27 October 2014

Posted on 27 October 2014 by Mairwen Harris

A business case from the School of Optometry (OPTOM) on expansion of their postgraduate taught programme was discussed. The paper outlined expansion plans for the provision of PGT courses for UK and overseas optometrists and eye care professionals based on a track record of success and set out how clinical space and staff structure could be
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UEB 20 October 2014

Posted on 20 October 2014 by Mairwen Harris

A paper proposing an Open Access Publications Policy for the University was presented to UEB.  The policy will enable the University to comply with funders’ requirements and be well prepared for the next REF cycle. The policy will help promote the University’s research by making as many outputs as possible publicly available as soon as
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