November 2010 News Archive

UHOVI (Universities Heads of the Valleys Institute) launched today

November 3, 2010

Today (Wednesday 3rd November) sees the official launch of UHOVI, the groundbreaking Higher Education initiative for the Heads of the Valleys region. Welsh Assembly Government Minister for Education, Leighton Andrews AM will formally launch the project during an event this morning in Llanhilleth, Blaenau Gwent.

Tagged: academic courses elearning merthyrcollege national partnercolleges regeneration VIPs

Aurora Lighting give Lighting Design students a taste of industry technology in their mobile showroom

November 5, 2010

Leading lighting company Aurora Lighting have brought the cutting edge of lighting technology to the University of Glamorgan’s Treforest campus in a huge mobile showroom, giving students a taste of the latest industry developments.

Tagged: fat lighting lighting & live event

Giving Patients’ Families a Voice

November 5, 2010

Understanding illness through the experience of patients and their families is the focus of a new research project being carried out by academics at the University of Glamorgan and Cardiff University.

Off Sick: Narratives of Illness Past and Present breaks new ground in bringing together literary scholars, historians, medical practitioners, social scientists, and artists, to explore the experiences of people and families in South Wales who have been affected by severe or long-term illness. The Project Director, Dr Martin Willis, of the University of Glamorgan’s English department, said “by bringing together perspectives on illness in the present and from the past, we learn a lot more about ourselves and our communities.”

Tagged: hass research

Tri-Nations train to top of their game at Glamorgan Sports Park

November 10, 2010

As the world’s elite rugby stars run onto the Millennium Stadium pitch, there is growing international awareness that they have trained at the University of Glamorgan to be on top of their game.

Tagged: sport

New book explores impact of groundbreaking drama Cathy Come Home

November 12, 2010

The impact of groundbreaking drama Cathy Come Home is explored in a new book out today (Friday 12th November).

Its story is very simple: Cathy (Carol White), newly arrived in London from the provinces, meets and marries Reg (Ray Brooks) and starts a family. An accident results in Reg losing his job, and the film charts their remorseless descent through the housing system, which is revealed as being inadequate and heartless. By the end of the film, Cathy and her three children are in a hostel for the homeless, from which she is eventually evicted. Finally, in one of the most emotional scenes in the history of television drama, Cathy’s children are forcibly removed from her by social services on Liverpool Street Station.

Tagged: cci research

Global drivers of change and their implications for national research priorities

November 17, 2010

Dr Martin Rhisiart, Director of Glamorgan Business School’s Centre for Research in Futures and Innovation, is undertaking a project for Forfás, the national policy advisory body for enterprise and science in Ireland, on global drivers and trends and their implications for research investment in Ireland.

Tagged: business research

Social enterprises could play a greater role in Wales’s economic development, says Assembly committee

November 18, 2010

University of Glamorgan experts have informed a major report from a cross-party group of Assembly Members, calling for better utilisation of the social enterprise sector in Wales.

Tagged: academic bus business

Men should not be put off fostering

November 18, 2010

Men should not be put off becoming foster carers and have a vital role to play as role models for vulnerable children, leading charity the Fostering Network has said today with the launch of a new book.

For many children in care living with a male foster carer has been their first positive experience of an adult male, giving them the chance to explore how to form trusting relationships with men and to have contact with men who understand their needs.

Tagged: cci hesas research

Enterprise Research Recognised at Leading International Conference

November 22, 2010

A research paper co-authored by Professor Gary Packham and Dr Brychan Thomas, together with Dr Piers Thompson of UWIC and Dr. Robbie Williams (both previously of Glamorgan Business School) examining the “Shortages of IT Skills in UK SMEs”, has been awarded one of the best paper prizes at the 33rd Institute for Small Business and Entrepreneurship (ISBE) conference held in London.

Tagged: business research

John Selway exhibition opens 29 November at Oriel y Bont

November 23, 2010

A major exhibition by leading British pop artist John Selway is launched next week at the University of Glamorgan’s Oriel y Bont Gallery in Treforest.

Tagged: arts hass

Launch of new Centre for Crime and Social Justice linking universities across Wales

November 24, 2010

The University of Glamorgan and Aberystwyth University have joined with five other universities across Wales to form the Welsh Centre for Crime and Social Justice (WCCSJ), which will be formally launched at the Senedd at 5.00 p.m. today, Wednesday, November 24, 2010.

Tagged: hass research

Website helps patients share their cancer stories

November 24, 2010

Welsh patients have recorded their own personal cancer stories for a unique website designed to help people who are worried that they may be at risk of inheriting cancer.

The new website – – will be officially launched by Rt Hon Carwyn Jones, First Minister of Wales on Thursday 25th November between 6–8 at the University of Glamorgan’s ATriuM campus in Cardiff.

Tagged: cci hesas research

Dame Tanni and the University of Glamorgan unveil state-of-the-art valleys sport facility

November 24, 2010

Paralympian joins British Lion, regional rugby stars and local children in sporting celebration

Tagged: hesas sport VIPs