September 2010 News Archive

School astronomers lift off with Glamorgan project

September 1, 2010

A pioneering astronomy project to train the next generation of space scientists is lifting off as the new term begins in schools across Wales.

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Digital industries boosted as First Minister opens medialab

September 7, 2010

A state-of-the-art hybrid centre for digital media innovation and enterprise has been opened today by the First Minister of Wales at the University of Glamorgan’s ATRiuM campus in Cardiff. The medialab aims to support and develop the digital media industry in Wales, and is a joint creation of the University’s Creative and Cultural Industries faculty and the Welsh Assembly Government’s European funded Academic Expertise for Business (A4B) programme. Working with the University of Glamorgan’s Centre for Policy & Enterprise in the Creative Industries (PECi), the medialab facility provides entrepreneurs, designers and researchers with the facilities and opportunities they need to create new digital content and applications, developing graduate talent and working with leading media companies on the world stage.

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Wales leads the way in fight against climate change

September 8, 2010

Wales is set to become the first country in the world to mobilise a national response to climate change.

At yesterday’s launch (7 September, 2010) by HRH Prince Charles, of the Size of Wales project, speakers and guests heard that the country was poised to help sustain an equivalent area of tropical forest in Africa, reaping benefits for communities both there and at home.

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Creating national identity through theatre

September 8, 2010

This week academics from the world of theatre and performance will converge on the University of Glamorgan’s ATRiuM campus in Cardiff for the fifth annual TaPRra (The Theatre & Performance Research Association) conference.

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Hospice of the Valleys Moves a Step Closer

September 9, 2010


A permanent base for palliative care in the Borough of Blaenau Gwent has moved a stepped closer with the unveiling of the master plan for the Hospice of the Valleys in Ebbw Vale.

Currently the Hospice of the Valleys team provides specialist palliative care at home for patients living within the borough of Blaenau Gwent. Over the past 14 years the number of people cared for by the Hospice has increased by 88% to 550 patients. The Hospice has outgrown its present offices and needs a new, purpose built Hospice Centre that will more adequately cater for its current and future needs.

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Glamorgan Open Days

September 14, 2010

The University of Glamorgan is holding two open days this week at its Treforest campus for students to study for first degrees, or Masters and doctorates, in 2011.

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Glamorgan business experts provide insights into the mind

September 14, 2010

Experts from the University of Glamorgan will be demonstrating the latest thinking in business management, leadership and development at a prestigious event in Cardiff’s Millennium Stadium. The University’s Commercial Services organisation will exhibit at the skillscymru Careers and Skills for Wales exhibition, from 16th -18th September 2010.

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Welsh women entrepreneurs fly the flag in France

September 15, 2010

To mark the end of the two year, three country Women’s Entrepreneurship in the European Union (WEEU) project, delegates from across Europe are travelling to a conference in Paris to exchange best practice and new ideas on teaching and learning for women entrepreneurs. Led by the Women’s Entrepreneurship Hub: Centre for Enterprise of the University of Glamorgan, with the support of the EU Lifelong Learning Programme, the WEEU project has brought together businesses and higher education institutions in Wales, France and Lithuania to work on the development of innovative teaching and learning approaches to equip today’s women entrepreneurs with the knowledge and skills to succeed in the future and play a full part in the economic recovery of the next few years and beyond.

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Centre for Enterprise sponsors South Wales Business Awards

September 15, 2010

WS Marketing is pleased to announce that the Centre for Enterprise, University of Glamorgan has become one of the feature sponsors of the South Wales Business Awards 2010.

The Centre for Enterprise has partnered with the South Wales Business Awards, to become one of its major sponsors for 2010. The University of Glamorgan is also the sponsor of the most recent category – “Social Enterprise of the year”.

The awards since their launch in 2008, have celebrated the best in South Wales business. Last year’s awards were attended by over 170 of the most successful business people in South Wales.

Founder of the South Wales Business Awards, Wesley Skene says “We’re delighted to be working with the Centre for Enterprise. As one of the UK’s most successful universities, Glamorgan is a champion of entrepreneurship and contributes greatly to the Welsh business community. The South Wales Business Awards is looking forward to enjoying a successful partnership with the Centre for Enterprise for many years to come”

Professor Gary Packham, Director for Enterprise at the University of Glamorgan said “the University is proud to be associated with the South Wales Business Awards. Wales has many businesses which are achieving great things in a difficult economic climate and it’s essential that they’re given the recognition they deserve. We are delighted to be involved and look forward to helping the awards grow and highlight Welsh business successes.”

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Glamorgan-sponsored Business Week opens up opportunities

September 20, 2010

The ninth annual Business Week, organised by the Chambers of Commerce and sponsored by the University of Glamorgan Business School, is taking place from 20–24 September.

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Polish Scholar to Deliver Lectures on Communism’s Impact on Fiction

September 21, 2010

Dr Piotr Zazula will visit the University of Glamorgan this week to deliver two guest lectures as part of the Erasmus Teaching Staff Mobility programme.

A poet, essayist and translator, Dr Zazula teaches American Studies and creative writing at the University of Wroclaw, Poland. He has conducted research on Native American cultures at the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque. His academic interests include history and culture of the American Southwest, contemporary American poetry and Central-European fiction. His publications include two volumes of poetry in Polish, and the book Negotiating Transcendence: Studies in Modern American Poetry.

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Indian High Commission visits Glamorgan to explore global links

September 22, 2010

A senior Indian diplomat has visited the University of Glamorgan to explore closer links between the world’s emerging economy and the University.

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Telling the Story of Grassroots Cricket

September 22, 2010

The opportunity to capture cricket’s importance in the lives of ordinary people, and celebrate the grassroots game is the focus of an exciting new project between the George Ewart Evans Centre for Storytelling at the University of Glamorgan and MCC.

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Glamorgan launches state-of-the-art Students’ Union

September 27, 2010

Olympian Darren Campbell launched the new £5m student union at Glamorgan’s Treforest campus today, Monday 27 September 2010.

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Glamorgan students see the light of latest event technology

September 30, 2010

Students at the University of Glamorgan have enjoyed hands-on experience of some of the world’s leading technology in lighting major events. Experts from international market leader Robe Lighting, which produces lighting for buildings and events including theatres, concert venues and touring shows such as rock musician Mark Knopfler, discussed the challenges of lighting major events and staying ahead of a competitive market.

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Minister announces launch of new Information Technology Management degree for business in Wales

September 30, 2010

There is good news today for both businesses and aspiring young IT professionals in Wales, as Lesley Griffiths AM, Deputy Minister for Science, Innovation and Skills, announces that e-skills UK has teamed up with University of Glamorgan to offer the acclaimed Information Technology Management for Business degree (ITMB).

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