December 2011 News Archive

Richard Parks Receives Chancellor’s Medal

December 1, 2011

In a one-off event, the UK’s best known explorer Sir Ranulph Fiennes came together with former Welsh international rugby player, turned adventurer Richard Parks, at the University of Glamorgan last night, 30th November.

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Glamorgan fashion students create Cardiff’s first pop-up clothing store

December 2, 2011

Fashion Students from the University of Glamorgan have opened the first ever pop-up clothing store in St David’s shopping centre, Cardiff.

Tagged: cci fashion

Groundsman of the Year Award 2011

December 5, 2011

Les Gibbs, Grounds Manager at Glamorgan Sport Park, has won the Institute of Groundsmanships’s 2011 Groundsman of the Year Award .

Tagged: sport

Glamorgan interior designers play a part in Welsh Housing Awards success

December 6, 2011

Designs created by University of Glamorgan students played a part in an innovative project that was recently awarded the ‘Making the best use of stock’ award at the annual Chartered Institute of Housing Cymru Awards.

Tagged: awards cci design studentsuccess

Glamorgan graduates join the Spindogs team

December 8, 2011

Cardiff based digital marketing agency Spindogs has further strengthened its team with the appointment of four new recruits, two of which are University of Glamorgan graduates.

Tagged: cci criminology design employability fbs studentsuccess

Senior Citizens celebrate community Christmas with children's carols

December 8, 2011

Over 100 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.

Tagged: corporate

Former Glamorgan PhD student wins MediWales award

December 8, 2011

A screening tool developed by a former PhD student at the University of Glamorgan, which can immediately determine whether newly diagnosed stroke patients show signs of impaired swallowing and need referral for a full swallow assessment when admitted to hospital, has won a MediWales award.

Tagged: awards hesas research

Award winning website recruits its 100th story

December 8, 2011

100 stories later and patients’ experiences are still at the heart of this online, innovative, education tool for health professionals.

Telling Stories, Understanding Real-Life Genetics (TSURLG) is an online teaching and learning tool which enables healthcare professionals to understand the impact of genetics on their professional practice and enhance patient care.

Tagged: academic community hesas medical research

Recognising Young Entrepreneurial Talent

December 13, 2011

The University of Glamorgan presented its third annual Future Entrepreneur Awards this month during the Wales Quality Awards at Cardiff’s City Hall.

Tagged: cci employability enterprise fbs

Award-winning writer pens verse for Glamorgan Christmas card

December 13, 2011

Here University of Glamorgan professor and award winning writer, Philip Gross, explains the inspiration behind his verse of poetry written for the University’s Christmas card.

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Chancellor’s Medal for NHS Manager

December 13, 2011

The University of Glamorgan has awarded a Chancellor’s Medal to one of Wales’ leading procurement specialists Larry Petterson MBE.

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Glamorgan MA Animation students create online Christmas game

December 14, 2011

MA Animation students at the University of Glamorgan have produced an online game to share some Christmas cheer.

Tagged: cci corporate design

Glamorgan aircraft maintenance engineering graduates land jobs with British Airways

December 15, 2011

Three graduates from the University of Glamorgan’s Aircraft Maintenance Engineering degree programme are off to a flying start having been offered jobs at British Airways Maintenance Cardiff (BAMC).

Tagged: aerospace careers employability engineering fat

International Year of Chemistry goes off with a bang at Glamorgan

December 15, 2011

Making ice-cream using liquid nitrogen and finding out how glow sticks work were just two of the experiments conducted by school pupils at the Christmas Flash Bang Chemistry Show at the University of Glamorgan this week.

Tagged: chemistry hesas schools science

Technology giant Intel recruits Glamorgan student

December 16, 2011

Pippa Bleach, a second year student studying Logistics and Supply Chain Management at the University of Glamorgan’s Faculty of Business and Society has recently been recruited by technology giant Intel on a year long placement scheme.

Tagged: careers employability fbs

Graduation week at Glamorgan

December 20, 2011

Welsh poet and playwright Gillian Clarke was awarded an Honorary Doctorate at the University of Glamorgan this week as more than 1000 gained their qualifications.

Tagged: corporate

£500 raised for Welsh Refugee Council

December 21, 2011

Following sales of the University of Glamorgan Christmas card, £500 has been donated to the Welsh Refugee Council.

Tagged: corporate fbs

Glamorgan astronomer considers what the Star of Bethlehem was

December 21, 2011

Dr Paul Roche is an astronomer and head lecturer on the BSc (Hons) Observational Astronomy who researches massive stars and black holes.

Here he talks about the bible story of the “Star of Bethlehem”, which only appears in the gospel of Matthew, and examines the ideas that have been put forward to try and explain what this object might have been – if it existed at all:

Tagged: academic

Research suggests all-male BBC Sports shortlist is down to men's obsession with men

December 22, 2011

Research conducted by University of Glamorgan lecturer, Dr Gabor Horvath, has prompted an academic at Buckinghamshire New University to say that the all-male shortlist produced for this week’s BBC Sports Personality of the Year was predictable: because men are obsessed with men.

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