May 2009 News Archive

World Expert to Deliver Lecture on Bats

May 7, 2009

A world leading expert in the ecology of bats is to deliver his first ever lecture in the UK at the University of Glamorgan on 13th May.

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Adult Learners’ Week Taster Sessions

May 1, 2009

The University of Glamorgan and Mind Cymru will be working in partnership during Adult Learners’ Week, 11th – 15th May, to run a project designed to raise awareness of learning opportunities in further and higher education among people in South Wales with mental health issues.

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Local Company Launches University Scholarship

May 5, 2009

Pontypridd based company Complete Background Screening (CBS) has launched a scholarship open to students starting at the University of Glamorgan this year.

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Gig-Arts tour launches at Royal Welsh College

May 5, 2009

Leading young musicians, artists, designers and actors from Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama and University of Glamorgan will be collaborating with volunteers from BSkyB’s The Bigger Picture and Gig-Arts for a free dynamic arts enterprise event on Thursday 7th May.

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ATRiuM Academic Visits Tainan University

May 6, 2009

Leading international applied drama scholar, Dr Rea Dennis, has recently completed a comprehensive tour of Taiwan, the small island off the east coast of Mainland China.

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One in Three Second-Hand Hard Disks Contain Sensitive Information

May 7, 2009

New research from the Faculty of Advanced Technology at the University of Glamorgan has revealed that a significant number of computer hard drives that are bought second-hand still contain sensitive company and personal information.

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Glamorgan Storyteller ‘Kicks’ Into Reading

May 7, 2009

A unique project to help get children into reading will be the focus of a BBC Wales documentary to be broadcast tonight.

The programme covers some of the work of Dr Pat Ryan, Research Fellow at the George Ewart Evans Centre for Storytelling, at the University of Glamorgan.

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Adult Learners' Week in Merthyr

May 8, 2009

The Merthyr Tydfil based Glamorgan GATES project is holding a wealth of activities for this year’s Adult Learners’ Week 11th – 15th May.

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GlamStart Scoops National Award

May 8, 2009

The annual Universities and Colleges Information Systems Association (UCISA) Award for Excellence, sponsored by Eduserv, has been won this year by University of Glamorgan for ‘GlamStart’, its online induction programme for students.

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Storytelling and Gender – join in the debate.

May 8, 2009

Prize winning author Maria Warner will give the annual lecture at a Storytelling Symposium in Cardiff next week.

Her lecture Scheherazade’s Way: Magic and Transformation in the Tales of the 1001 Nights next Friday evening (15th May), kicks off a weekend of storytelling celebration and discussion in the University of Glamorgan’s ATRiuM campus, as part of The George Ewart Evans Centre for Storytelling’s Third Annual Lecture and Symposium ‘Storytelling and Gender’.

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Glamorgan Wins Heist Award

May 8, 2009

The University of Glamorgan last night scooped an award at the prestigious Heist Awards for Education Marketing held at the Royal Courts of Justice in London.

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University Gets Full Marks in Teaching Review

May 11, 2009

The University of Glamorgan has received a glowing report for the quality of its teaching in the latest review by the Quality Assurance Agency (QAA).

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Glamorgan Students in Ignite Challenge

May 11, 2009

University students from across South Wales have taken part in a week long business challenge to make as much profit as possible from only £50.

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Academic Leads Marketing Lecture

May 14, 2009

International retailing has grown phenomenally in recent years and like many UK cities Cardiff boasts a significant presence of international retailers. The opening of St David’s 2 will increase their presence with German luxury retailer Hugo Boss an example of a recently announced arrival.

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Youth Conference

May 15, 2009

As the devolved government of Wales moves into its second decade, the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences will host a conference on Tuesday 19th May on Children and Young People in Wales Today.

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Supply Chain Wales Conference

May 15, 2009

For survival in challenging times, strategic management of an organisation’s supply chain and its procurement processes is vital to face the current challenges on a regional, national or global basis.

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Transformations: An Art Exhibition

May 19, 2009

‘Transformations’, an art exhibition which will bring together the work of two local artists for the very first time, opens at the University of Glamorgan’s Ty Crawshay art galleries this week.

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Glamorgan Project Short listed for National Award

May 21, 2009

The University of Glamorgan’s ‘Telling Stories, Understanding Real Life Genetics’ project has been short listed in the ‘Best use of new media’ category in this year’s Association of Healthcare Communicators & Communicating Health Awards.

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Welsh Storyteller Celebrated at Hay Festival

May 22, 2009

As part of the Hay International Festival, Professor Hamish Fyfe of the Cardiff School of Creative and Cultural Industries, University of Glamorgan, will chair a discussion on the life and legacy of the great writer and pioneer oral historian George Ewart Evans.

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Pro Vice-Chancellor in National Review Team

May 26, 2009

Julie Lydon, Pro Vice-Chancellor at the University of Glamorgan has been part of a national committee looking at the effects of new technologies on students in the UK.

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Local Charity Benefits From Community Art Exhibition

May 27, 2009

Wednesday, 20th May, saw the opening of the first Glamorgan GATES art group exhibition at Cyfarthfa Museum and Art Gallery. The exhibition has over 60 artworks on display created by 17 artists. The exhibition runs until 14th June and all the profits will be donated to Cancer Aid Merthyr Tydfil.

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TV Presenter backs new approach to dementia care

May 27, 2009

TV Presenter Fiona Phillips has lent her support to a new concept in care and accommodation for people with dementia being pioneered within Wales. The concept will dramatically improve the quality of life for dementia sufferers and allow them to continue living with their loved ones: an option not available within current residential or nursing home models.

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Breaking Down Barriers for Business

May 27, 2009

The Welsh Assembly Government has published an important research report investigating the barriers that small and medium-sized enterprises in Wales face in accessing public sector contracts.

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Glamorgan’s Journalism Course Wins Top Accreditation

May 28, 2009

The University of Glamorgan’s degree course in Journalism has won full accreditation from the Broadcast Journalism Training Council (BJTC).

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