Month: March 2020

Message from the Vice-Chancellor to staff

Posted on 27 March 2020 by Colin Riordan

Dear colleague, It has only been two weeks since we began seriously to move into crisis management mode, though it seems a lot longer. In that time we have achieved an enormous amount, thanks to the hard work, dedication and commitment of colleagues across the University, and the good sense and co-operation of our students.
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Message from the Vice-Chancellor to students

Posted on 24 March 2020 by Colin Riordan

Dear student, The Prime Minister’s announcement of even tougher measures to halt the spread of coronavirus signals a fundamental shift in the way we live our lives. However difficult this is, it does mean a temporary halt to the freedoms we all enjoy. I must stress that we all have a duty to follow and
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Message from the Vice-Chancellor to students

Posted on 24 March 2020 by Colin Riordan

Dear student, The Prime Minister’s announcement of even tougher measures to halt the spread of coronavirus signals a fundamental shift in the way we live our lives. However difficult this is, it does mean a temporary halt to the freedoms we all enjoy. I must stress that we all have a duty to follow and
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Message from the Vice-Chancellor to staff

Posted on 24 March 2020 by Colin Riordan

Dear colleague, Monday evening’s address to the nation by the Prime Minister, announcing more stringent measures to control the spread of coronavirus, marks a significant shift for all of us, not only practically, but emotionally and psychologically. Clearly, it is of paramount importance that we follow instructions to stay within our household groups and to
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Message from the Vice-Chancellor to staff

Posted on 19 March 2020 by Colin Riordan

Dear colleagues, I’m conscious that most of my recent updates have focused on our move to support remote working in light of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. For those members of staff still adjusting to home working, we have put lots of information on the intranet to help support you. However, I am very mindful of
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Message from the Vice-Chancellor to students

Posted on 17 March 2020 by Colin Riordan

Dear student, You will be aware that I wrote to you last night following the Prime Minister’s latest announcement in response to the Coronavirus pandemic. The changes have caused concern and uncertainty and I want to reassure you that we are doing everything possible to support our students and staff in these extremely difficult and
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Message from the Vice-Chancellor to staff

Posted on 16 March 2020 by Colin Riordan

Dear colleague, I am writing with an important update on our contingency planning for Coronavirus (COVID-19) at the University. All of our decisions to date have been made with the safety of our students, staff and the wider community at the forefront of our mind. Today, we are looking at the way we work and
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Message from the Vice-Chancellor – Coronavirus

Posted on 12 March 2020 by Colin Riordan

Dear colleagues and students, I am writing to update you on the University’s response to the developing Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. As some of you will be aware, a University-wide contingency group has been meeting regularly since this issue first emerged in December. It is important to steer the right course between over-reaction and complacency, but
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Colin Riordan

Message from the Vice-Chancellor to staff

Posted on 6 March 2020 by Colin Riordan

Dear colleague, You may have seen the news of the first case of Coronavirus (COVID-19) in the Cardiff area that has been confirmed by Public Health Wales (PHW). Whilst this may cause concern, Dr Giri Shankar, Incident Director for the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak response at Public Health Wales, is clear: there is no additional
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