Month: November 2014

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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Learning and teaching innovation in Singapore and Australia

Posted on 17 November 2014 by Patricia Price

I have just returned from a two-week tour of universities in Singapore and Australia, which was both exhilarating and exhausting in equal measure. The aim of the trip was to deepen my understanding of how research-intensive universities internationally are approaching the complex business of learning, teaching and supporting students in the twenty-first century. Cardiff University
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A new Joint College for Chinese Studies

Posted on 13 November 2014 by George Boyne

Today I attended the signing of a new agreement with Beijing Normal University. The agreement, signed by our VC and the President of BNU, lays the foundations for the development of a new Joint College, the Beijing Normal-Cardiff Chinese College. This College will be home to a flagship programme, a dual degree in Chinese Studies,
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Hadyn Ellis distinguished lecture

Posted on 13 November 2014 by Colin Riordan

Shami Chakrabarti, the Director of the human rights and civil liberties organisation Liberty, came to the University on 13 November to deliver the annual Hadyn Ellis lecture. Shami has just published a book called On Liberty, which was also the title of her lecture. She made a witty, passionate and highly effective defence of the
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Making it Happen workshops

Posted on 12 November 2014 by Mairwen Harris

To date just over 300 members of staff have been on The Way Forward – Making it Happen workshops. Since the feedback for the 2013/14 sessions has been so positive the University has decided to run a similar programme during 2014/15. The big difference this year is that you’re all invited to apply if you want
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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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DECIPHer Management Board Meeting

Posted on 7 November 2014 by Elizabeth Treasure

Today I attended and chaired the DECIPHer Management Board. DECIPHer stands for Centre for the Development and Evaluation of Complex Interventions for Public Health Improvement.  It is a strategic partnership between Cardiff, Bristol and Swansea universities.  Its research focusses on three key areas relating to the health of young people: tobacco, alcohol and drugs; obesity, physical activity
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Cardiff Futures

Posted on 5 November 2014 by Claire Sanders

Since joining Cardiff University I have been struck by the amount of time and effort put into staff development. One of the many advantages of these programmes is the opportunity to meet colleagues from across the University. This was certainly the case at the Cardiff Futures evening dinner on Wednesday 5th November. Cardiff Futures was
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