December 2010 News Archive

London must learn lessons from evidence outside England, Rhodri says

December 3, 2010

Former First Minister calls for stronger link between policy and research at University of Glamorgan’s inaugural Dunkerley Lecture

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Analytical Science…Your Life in our Hands

December 6, 2010

What you eat, what you drink, what you breath, what you touch, what your doctors believe is wrong with you, what the pharma companies supply to make you better, how your waste impacts the environment and controlling the steps to reduce that impact, who is guilty of that heinous crime and what eliminated you from the list of suspects. Why is your company competitive in a global market place despite paying you western European wages? How can we ensure a level playing field for our athletes in 2012?

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Update on the reinstatement of the University's electronic services

December 6, 2010

As a result of a severe flooding incident last week the University suffered a major IT failure. We are currently in the process of restoring our IT systems, including staff systems, communications networks and this website, which is running with limited functionality at this time.

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December Awards Ceremonies – Extra Ticket Phone In

December 6, 2010

As you may be aware the Extra Ticket Phone for the December Awards Congregations scheduled for 30th November 2010 was postponed. This was as a result of a major incident affecting the University’s IT Infrastructure. We are pleased to inform you that a new date has been set for the Extra Ticket Phone in.

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Welsh Crucible promotes interdisciplinary collaboration and innovation

December 8, 2010

A new initiative will bring together bright thinkers from different academic disciplines and industries across Wales to find solutions to some of today’s complex challenges.

The newly launched Welsh Crucible is a programme of personal, professional and leadership development for 30 promising research leaders of the future who are building their careers in Wales.

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Winning design for Mark, 6

December 9, 2010

A budding artist from Hawthorn Junior School will see his work sent 5,000 people this Christmas, after he won the University of Glamorgan’s Christmas e-Card competition.

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Senior Citizens celebrate community Christmas with children's carols

December 9, 2010

Pensioners from Treforest have enjoyed a festive meal as guests of the University of Glamorgan, marking the friendly relationship between the University and its community.

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Glamorgan’s links with China grow in sharing science and research

December 9, 2010

The University of Glamorgan has hosted the latest in a series of important visits that are developing relations with China’s elite universities and the country’s investment authorities.

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Snow Forecast

December 16, 2010

As you may have seen, snow is forecast over the local area over the next 24-48 hours. While we do not anticipate any major disruption to services, visitors, staff and students are advised to take care when travelling to the University.

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Collection Provides Rich Resource for Theatre Research

December 16, 2010

A collection of theatre programmes covering performances by Dame Judi Dench, Sir John Gielgud and Lord Olivier has been unveiled at the University of Glamorgan.

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Applicant and Open Days Still Going Ahead Next Week

December 17, 2010

The Applicant Day on Monday 20th December and the Open Day on Tuesday 21st December at our ATRiuM campus will be going ahead as planned.

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New distance learning MSc in Independent Prescribing

December 20, 2010

The Royal Society of Medicine (RSM), one of the largest providers of continuing medical education in the UK, has teamed up with the University of Glamorgan to provide a flexible distance learning degree in Independent Prescribing (CPD).

The course is aimed at health professionals who currently prescribe – or who will be in a position to prescribe. It will provide professionals with an extended knowledge of the principles of prescribing, including the underpinning science; the psychological, social and physical impact of prescribing, and ethical and legal issues in a complex and constantly evolving area.

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Councils need to chill out on Christmas celebrations, says religious expert

December 20, 2010

Do councils need to ban Christmas? Most religious faiths are happy to see Christmas celebrated, argues an expert on the sociology of religion. In the latest of the University of Glamorgan’s Christmas Lecture Series, Dr Paul Chambers explores the meanings that people apply to Christmas including its commercialisation, its secularisation and how Christmas allows us to celebrate and reaffirm our relations with others.

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December Awards Ceremonies – Alternative ceremony arrangements

December 22, 2010

The University regrets that the graduation ceremony to be held at 2.30 pm on Friday 17 December had to be cancelled due to the adverse weather conditions.

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The University is closed from the evening of 23rd December

December 22, 2010

The University closes for the Christmas holidays on the evening of Thursday 23d September.

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Blaina Cricket Club Takes to the Field to Track Down its History

December 22, 2010

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Welsh winning poet publishes christmas carol verse

December 23, 2010

TS Eliot Prize and Wales Book of the Year winner Professor Philip Gross has released his first Christmas poem as part of a new online series for the University of Glamorgan.

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House prices will return to normal in 2012 and then boom, predicts University of Glamorgan expert

December 23, 2010

After another bad year in 2011, house prices should return to normality in 2012 and increase to their 2007 levels by 2013. That is the prediction of housing expert Owain Llywelyn, former chair of the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors Wales,in the latest Christmas lecture from the University of Glamorgan.

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