March 2010 News Archive

Universities renew commitment to drive forward Wales’ knowledge economy

March 1, 2010

Wales’ leading universities will help mark St David’s Day by renewing their joint commitment to drive forward Wales’ knowledge economy.

The St David’s Day Declaration signed in 2009 by Aberystwyth, Bangor, Cardiff, Glamorgan and Swansea universities committed the universities to act together, combining their strengths and talents in research and innovation to enhance the knowledge economy in Wales.

Tagged: corporate

Doctor Who and Torchwood: Perceptions of Wales

March 1, 2010

Audience Council Wales and the University of Glamorgan will later this week (Friday 5th March) host a seminar to discuss the outcomes of research on portrayal conducted by the University on behalf of the Audience Council. This research considered the impact of Network television programmes on the perception of Wales and gave particular consideration to the impact of Doctor Who and Torchwood.

Tagged: cci research

Ruth Badger Delivers Work Experience Message to Students

March 1, 2010

Star of television series the Apprentice and one of the UK’s most famous female entrepreneurs, Ruth Badger, visited the University of Glamorgan today, March 1st to speak to students about the importance of gaining real life work experience as well as their academic qualifications.

Tagged: careers

PONT team wins Gold Star Award

March 3, 2010

University of Glamorgan staff and students, involved in the PONT project, are celebrating this week after the scheme was awarded two ‘United Nations Gold Star’ awards.

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Cardiff student cricket academy bowls over competition

March 3, 2010

Cricketing legend Jack Russell has given his backing to the re-launch of a university cricket academy based in Cardiff, which in the last five years has helped to develop players to the First-Class game.

Tagged: sport

PONT Calls for Disaster Relief Appeal

March 5, 2010

PONT – the community partnership between RCT/Pontypridd, the University of Glamorgan and Mbale in Uganda has started a disaster emergency relief fund after the district of Bududa was struck by a series of horrendous land slides earlier this week. So far over 400 people are known to have died or are missing, and over 20,000 have been made homeless by the landslides and the resulting flooding. The disaster was due to a combination of torrential rains related to climate change, and deforestation of the slopes.

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My Cardiff Goes Live

March 8, 2010

Students at the University of Glamorgan’s Cardiff School of Creative and Cultural Industries, are working with communities in the city on a local website covering news, events, history and people’s stories. MyCardiff is a collaboration with a network of Communities First groups funded by the Beacon for Wales. It’s live at www.mycardiff.org.uk

Tagged: cci

International Women’s Day- Encouraging Entrepreneurship

March 8, 2010

Helping women to overcome the barriers they face in business is a priority for the Women’s Entrepreneurship Hub, Centre for Enterprise, at the University of Glamorgan.

Tagged: business enterprise research

Glamorgan First in Wales to join iTunes U

March 9, 2010

The University of Glamorgan has become the first university in Wales to join other world-class universities on iTunes U.

Tagged: corporate

Student Anthology celebrates a decade of excellence

March 10, 2010

University of Glamorgan students are ready once again to launch their annual creative writing anthology, ‘DAPS’ on March 12th 2010.

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Glamorgan Academic Says 'Ban the Boss!'

March 10, 2010

‘Less management and more responsibility for the workers’, will be the message Dr Paul Thomas, Glamorgan Business School, will have for employers as part of a new programme for BBC One Wales.

Tagged: business

ATRiuM Open

March 11, 2010

Following its closure earlier this morning, the University’s ATRiuM campus has now reopened.

Tagged: cci

First Campus Rock Academy

March 11, 2010

The First Campus Junior Rock Music Academy has taken place at the University of Glamorgan’s ATRiuM campus in Cardiff where 48 children from across South East Wales were given one-to-one tuition with university graduate students.

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Pupils' film scoops award

March 11, 2010

‘I so want that dress!’, an animated DVD created by 29 young people from Merthyr Tydfil won the ’Best Animation’ category at the International Young People’s Film Festival in Pontypridd recently.

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Famous Pathologist to Visit Glamorgan

March 11, 2010

Famous pathologist and crime novelist Professor Sir Bernard Knight will visit the University of Glamorgan on 16th March, as a building to be used by forensic science students is named after him.

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Famous Pathologist Visits Glamorgan

March 16, 2010

Famous pathologist and crime novelist Professor Bernard Knight visited the University of Glamorgan today, 16th March, as a building to be used by forensic science students is named after him.

Tagged: hesas

Empty Buildings or Creative Spaces?

March 22, 2010

Turning empty buildings into hubs of creativity and innovation will be the focus of an event being held at the Muni Arts Centre in Pontypridd next week.

Tagged: cci research

Marketing Student Lands Dream Job

March 23, 2010

Lee Williams, a second year marketing student at the Glamorgan Business School, has landed a dream work placement with Microsoft after turning down a number of other high profile offers.

Tagged: business employability

Fashion Website Goes Live

March 26, 2010

Fashion students at the University of Glamorgan are launching ‘Cardiff Fashion’ today, 26th March, a website created to highlight some of the exciting things that the Cardiff-based students are up to within the fashion industry.

Tagged: cci

Wales Fraud Forum Established

March 26, 2010

According the figures published by the National Fraud Authority earlier this year, fraud costs the UK £30 billion a year.

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Business Student Reaches Global Competition Final

March 31, 2010

A team of students consisting of Jake Jones from the University of Glamorgan Business School, along with collaborating students from Canadian Partner College, Fanshawe, has made it through to the final of a global student competition.

Tagged: business