Meeting updates

UEB 14 September 2015

Posted on 14 September 2015 by Mairwen Harris

UEB received a paper on higher education funding and one on higher education regulatory changes. They flagged some of the potential issues with likely regulatory changes in England and the possible effects on Wales. It was noted that the Disabled Student Allowance (DSA) was being cut for English domiciled students but not for Welsh domiciled,
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UEB 7 September 2015

Posted on 7 September 2015 by Mairwen Harris

UEB received the final two work streams reports for Research Forward – Outputs and Open Access and PGR. The overall report and recommendations are due to be presented to UEB on 12 October. The changes in College Dean roles were noted. Professor Gill Bristow had been appointed Dean of Research for the College of AHSS
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UEB 6 July 2015

Posted on 6 July 2015 by Mairwen Harris

Professor Price updated UEB on the recent Learning and Teaching day which had had strong academic engagement.  It was noted that further contributions to the debate can be made via Twitter #HE2030. Professor de Leeuw noted that she had recently visited the Universidad de la Habana in Cuba which run undergraduate programmes and could provide
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UEB 29 June 2015

Posted on 29 June 2015 by Mairwen Harris

UEB noted that the GW4 draft research vision had been well received at the recent GW4 Board meeting.  Agreement had been reached on the four research themes to be taken forward: Cities; Data Analytics; Healthy Living (Cardiff to coordinate); and Sustainable Futures. It was noted that HEFCE’s consultation on the review on quality assessment had
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UEB 8 June 2015

Posted on 8 June 2015 by Mairwen Harris

UEB received a paper providing an update on all European Structural Funds proposals in development at the University, including the project FLEXIS the outcome for which is due to be known on 24 June 2015. UEB agreed to accept the ERDF East Wales capital award of £4.6 million for CUBRIC II. UEB received the draft
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UEB 3 June 2015

Posted on 3 June 2015 by Mairwen Harris

Professor Price noted that the recent Routes into Languages Cymru event hosted by the School of Modern Languages had showcased outreach projects and been very well attended. Attention was also drawn to the British Council’s Language Trends Wales survey of modern foreign language teaching in Welsh secondary schools and the worrying trends. The publication of
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UEB 18 May 2015

Posted on 18 May 2015 by Mairwen Harris

UEB received a presentation on the Staff Survey results.  It was noted that there was a 63% response rate, up 6% from 2011 survey.  Further analysis of the results would be done before being distributed to staff via Blas. It was noted that GW4 features prominently in the National Centre for Universities and Business State
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UEB 11 May 2015

Posted on 11 May 2015 by Mairwen Harris

UEB received a paper outlining the proposed governance arrangements for the two new Innovation Buildings.  It was agreed that a revised paper would come back to UEB the following week to align more closely with the current remits for the Building Projects Steering group and a slightly amended membership. UEB received a paper analysing the
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UEB 27 April 2015

Posted on 27 April 2015 by Mairwen Harris

Professor Boyne, PVC Head of College for Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences, noted that he had led the recent The Way Forward: Making it Happen workshop.  There was good engagement and lots of ideas from a well-attended event mainly comprising of Professional Services staff. He noted one idea that had particularly struck him on the
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UEB 20 April 2015

Posted on 20 April 2015 by Mairwen Harris

UEB received an oral update on the ‘size and shape’ work that Planning has been doing during the year. UEB will received a summary of numbers of students by College and type (UG, PGT, PGR and Home/EU and International) together with student:staff ratios at a later meeting. UEB received a paper from the Director of
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