Colin Riordan

Colin Riordan

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Vice-Chancellor’s all-staff email – May 2018

Posted on 31 May 2018 by Colin Riordan

Dear colleague Mixed news this month on league tables. Three 2018/19 rankings were published, none of them tables that we track to gauge our performance, but it is always worth reviewing what is happening. In the Complete University Guide 2019 we rose three places to be 33rd in the UK and the top university in
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Vice-Chancellor’s all-staff email – April 2018

Posted on 30 April 2018 by Colin Riordan

Dear colleague While the pensions dispute is not yet fully resolved, there is reason to be hopeful that the agreement to suspend industrial action whilst an expert panel is convened to review the 2017 valuation will offer a positive way forward. The key information about the agreement and proposed process is in the public domain,
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Industrial strike action ends

Posted on 13 April 2018 by Colin Riordan

Dear colleague, Today, UCU members have voted in favour of accepting an ACAS proposal for a Joint Expert Panel. This means that all industrial action – including strike action and action short of a strike for the week of 16 April 2018 – has been suspended with immediate effect. I very much welcome today’s decision,
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Vice-Chancellor’s all-staff email – March 2018

Posted on 27 March 2018 by Colin Riordan

Dear colleague March has been another very difficult month for the universities involved in the USS dispute, and Cardiff of course has been no exception. It rapidly became clear that we employers had dramatically underestimated the strength of feeling that the original UUK proposal would provoke, and the move to negotiate under the auspices of
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Message from the Vice-Chancellor

Posted on 16 March 2018 by Colin Riordan

Message from the Vice-Chancellor: Action short of a strike and phased pay deductions We understand that colleagues who are participating in industrial action care passionately about their students, and regret what they sincerely see as a necessity for continued action. On that basis, and within the constraints of action short of a strike, we take
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Strike action: commitment from the Vice-Chancellor

Posted on 5 March 2018 by Colin Riordan

Dear students, Last week was a very difficult week for all of you and I am writing to reassure you that the University’s priority and commitment remains to ensure that all students will have opportunities to demonstrate achievement of the learning outcomes attached to your programmes and modules of study. The bad weather hit just
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