November 2008 News Archive

United Nations Appointment for Professor

November 3, 2008

Professor Denis Murphy of the Faculty of Health, Sport and Science has recently been invited to advise the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (FAO) as an expert on crop biotechnology.

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DNA in the Dock: the National DNA Database on trial

November 3, 2008

Should the DNA of every person in Britain be placed on the National DNA Database? That is the question to be addressed by twelve specially chosen jurors at Cardiff Crown Court on Saturday 8 November, 2008.

Tagged: hesas

Short sprints could be better for you

November 3, 2008

Exercising more like a child could be more beneficial to your health than traditionally adult activities like jogging, new research has revealed.

Tagged: hesas research

Exclusive Scholarship for Social Work Student

November 4, 2008

University of Glamorgan final year Social Work student Andrew Woolley, 24, has won a scholarship of more than £25,000 to fund his postgraduate study in America next year.

Tagged: hesas

Wales must tackle Bullying at Work Day

November 12, 2008

1 in 4 people in the UK have suffered at the hands of bullies at work.

Tagged: business research

Springboks in Training at Glamorgan

November 4, 2008

Top sports facilities at the University of Glamorgan have been home to the South African rugby team this week as prepare for this weekend’s game against Wales.

Tagged: sport

Merthyr’s Newest Art Gallery

November 5, 2008

Friday, 31st October, saw Merthyr Tydfil’s town centre link bridge from the college car park to the town centre transformed into the ‘Bridge Gallery’ as a Glamorgan GATES exhibition was launched. The exhibition, launched to celebrate Big Draw day, included the work of 70 participants who took part in a month long art project that spanned the whole borough. Over 80 people and passers by were treated to a poetry reading by Andrew Thomas from Merthyr College.

Tagged: cell community

Glamorgan GATES Artwork Exhibited at Cyfarthfa Art Gallery

November 7, 2008

Earlier this year a community painting of Merthyr’s historical and picturesque Pontygwaith Bridge was created by 12 local people during Adult Learners’ Week at a Glamorgan GATES arts taster session.

Tagged: cell

FSB survey names banks as one of the biggest growth barriers for small businesses

November 7, 2008

Banks are among the biggest blocks to the growth of small businesses, the Federation of Small Businesses’ (FSB) biennial survey of sector trends has revealed.

Tagged: business research

Aberystwyth Twins Settle into Uni Life

November 10, 2008

Aberystwyth twins Steffan and Lowri Lewis, 18, are settling into university life in South Wales.

Tagged: welsh

Students Capture University on Film

November 10, 2008

When the University of Glamorgan launched a competition to find a student video that would promote the University to potential students, the judges were looking for something that would really capture the imagination.

Tagged: corporate students

Conference to Focus on Carers’ Rights

November 11, 2008

Prime Minister Gordon Brown will give an introductory video message of support for a Cardiff conference on carers’ rights being run jointly by the law schools at the University of Glamorgan and Cardiff University this Friday, 14th November.

Tagged: hass

Welsh Boxers Profiled in New Book

November 13, 2008

Fighting, brawling, scrapping, call it what you will boxing is as popular as ever in Wales, thanks mainly to Joe Calzaghe’s global success as world champion.

Tagged: hass

Puttnam calls for compulsory carbon footprint restrictions

November 14, 2008

Everyone in Wales will have their own compulsory carbon footprint ceiling by 2020, film-maker-turned-politician David Puttnam claimed the last night, 13th November, at the University of Glamorgan’s Lord Merlyn Rees lecture.

Tagged: cci corporate

CEREA Develops Hospice for the Valleys

November 14, 2008

Experts at the University of Glamorgan are managing the development and construction of a state-of-the-art hospice for Blaenau Gwent.

Tagged: fat

Scouting for Girls at ATRiuM

November 14, 2008

British band ‘Scouting for Girls’ made a guest appearance at the University of Glamorgan’s ATRiuM building this afternoon, 14th November.

Tagged: cci

Students Shortlisted for Ffresh Awards

November 17, 2008

Students from the Cardiff School of Creative & Cultural Industries feature prominently in the shortlist for the 2009 Ffresh, the Student Moving Image Festival of Wales.

Tagged: cci

Use the Internet to Increase Sales During the Downturn

November 17, 2008

Nearly half of small businesses that use the Internet to advertise their firm increase turnover by one fifth, according to new figures released by the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) and compiled by Dr Gary Packham in the Glamorgan Business School.

Tagged: business

Lighting Experts Give Glamorgan Workshop

November 18, 2008

World leading event lighting specialist ‘High End Systems’ has provided University of Glamorgan Lighting Design and Live Event Technology students with a unique opportunity to gain experience working with some of the industry’s top equipment and professionals.

Tagged: fat

Creating New Futures for Welsh Social Entrepreneurs

November 18, 2008

A major conference takes place in Cardiff on Thursday 20 November to mark Social Enterprise Day, part of Enterprise Week 2008.

Tagged: business

Glamorgan academic’s new role in global futures think-tank

November 19, 2008

Martin Rhisiart, Director of the Centre for Research in Futures and Innovation (CRI-FI) at the Glamorgan Business School, University of Glamorgan, has become the new Chair of the UK Node of the Millennium Project, a global think-tank which operates under the auspices of the World Federation of United Nations Associations (WFUNA).

Tagged: business research

Hands on Science Brings Science to Public

November 20, 2008

Children and parents alike will be able to take one step closer to science next month as the first ever ‘Hands on Science’ festival opens in Cardiff from 6th – 13th December.

Tagged: cell

Business School Launches New Scholarship

November 21, 2008

University of Glamorgan student 18 year-old Chris Last from Gilfach Goch is the very first recipient of the Michael Moran Scholarship which has been launched by family and friends of the popular local businessman.

Tagged: business

Future Sporting Stars Rewarded

November 24, 2008

The young sports stars of the future were awarded scholarships at the University of Glamorgan this month.

Tagged: sport

Maths Celebrates 40 years with Keynote Lectures

November 24, 2008

Over 200 Sixth form maths students from all over Wales gathered at the University of Glamorgan this month for the unique opportunity to listen to an afternoon of lectures given by a Cambridge University Professor and a representative from the Royal Statistical Society.

Tagged: fat schools

PhD student explores the world of girl gangs

November 24, 2008

National media interest in gangs in the United Kingdom has grown exponentially in recent years. University of Glamorgan PhD student Sarah Elliott is combining her interest on the influence of gender and crime to investigate the role and structure of girl gangs in the United Kingdom.

Tagged: hass research

Business Expert to Advise Urdd

November 25, 2008

Gethin While of the Centre for Research in Futures and Innovation (CRI-FI) at the University of Glamorgan will be working with Urdd Gobaith Cymru in developing its longer term corporate strategy.

Tagged: business

Botswana Students Enrol on Glamorgan Course

November 25, 2008

12 students from Botswana have begun a three year course at the University of Glamorgan to gain post registration qualifications in midwifery and nursing.

Tagged: hesas

Disabled people more likely to experience bullying and harassment at work

November 27, 2008

Disabled people and those with long term ill-health are facing higher levels of hostile and negative treatment in the workplace according to new research published by the Equality and Human Rights Commission today.

Tagged: business research

Pupils get hands on with healthcare

November 27, 2008

School pupils from Ysgol Gyfun Cwm Rhymni spent the day at the University of Glamorgan’s clinical simulation centre this week.

Tagged: hesas

Australians in Training at Tyn y Wern

November 27, 2008

This week the Australian rugby team have been in training at the University of Glamorgan’s playing fields at Tyn y Wern.

Tagged: sport