Board member news

Welsh School of Architecture Summer Exhibition

Posted on 4 July 2019 by Rudolf Allemann

Recently, the Welsh School of Architecture hosted an evening of celebrations to mark the opening of their Summer Exhibition. This annual student-led event showcases the wide variety of work from students across Master’s and Bachelor’s degrees in the School.  Work presented included a fascinating project from MArch1 students on their ideas for a new centre
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University of Wales Air Squadron

Posted on 9 May 2019 by Rudolf Allemann

I recently attended the Universities of Wales Air Squadron’s (UWAS) Annual Dinner, where I enjoyed hearing about the many ways in which our students get involved in training and development activities with the RAF and other areas of the Armed Forces. UWAS is one of 15 air squadrons in the UK and provides flying and
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Data Science Academy

Posted on 30 January 2019 by Rudolf Allemann

Developments in technology dominate the headlines these days. The digital sectors contribute billions to the economy and an estimated 1.2 million more people with specialist digital skills are needed by 2022. This is an exciting time for tech industries and for those charged with educating the next generation of digital specialists. This week colleagues from
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Student graffitti ideas for Talybont

Posted on 20 December 2018 by Nora de Leeuw

On 31 October I was delighted to attend the second BME+ Book Club Café, held as part of the University programme of events for Black History Month. The book, The Autobiography of Malcolm X, was chosen by Fadhila Al Dhahouri, President of the Students’ Union.  The students and staff who attended spoke openly of their
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Committed to our technicians

Posted on 9 November 2018 by Karen Holford

Technicians are a vital part of this and every university.  They are an innovative community with a diverse range of talents across a broad array of disciplines.  They provide the technical expertise that is essential to support teaching, research and knowledge transfer.   I’m sure many undergraduate and postgraduate students will, like me, remember the kind
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Improving the digital learning environment

Posted on 17 September 2018 by Amanda Coffey

I am delighted to launch our student app in time for a new academic year. Students can now access services and personalised information in one place in a simple and convenient way from their phones. The app can help them plan their day, giving them more time to focus on their study and extracurricular activities. The app
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Institute of Coding Launch

Posted on 2 July 2018 by Rudolf Allemann

Recently I had the pleasure of visiting the House of Lords with staff and students from the School of Computer Science and Informatics for the formal launch of the Institute of Coding. The Institute of Coding is a consortium of over 60 partners from academia, industry and not for profit organisations, backed by £20m of
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Why we’re committed to our technical staff

Posted on 2 July 2018 by Jayne Sadgrove

In a large University like Cardiff, there are many different activities needed to support our teaching and our research. Across the University, there are hundreds of technical colleagues working in a diverse range of roles in labs, classrooms, and offices. They may not all have ‘technician’ in their job title but one thing they all
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Reid review of Research and Innovation Funding in Wales

Posted on 13 June 2018 by Karen Holford

The recent publication of Professor Graeme Reid’s review of Research and Innovation Funding in Wales is cause for celebration. I sat as a member of his advisory panel, looking at the strengths, gaps and future potential to grow strong research and innovation activity. It built on Professor Ian Diamond’s recommendations for research funding and knowledge
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Your chance to view University-sponsored Crown

Posted on 5 June 2018 by Hywel Thomas

You may have heard about the University’s civic mission and how we’re committed to improving the health, wealth and wellbeing of Wales. We’re proud to be a Welsh university and it’s important that we demonstrate the many ways that we benefit our country and its people. From paying the Living Wage to working with schools
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