January 2011 News Archive

Look to the stars with help from Glamorgan-based telescope project



January 5, 2011

Professor Brian Cox and comedian Dara O’Briain - Stargazing Stargazers were urged to look to the skies this new year with a series of events and television programmes – made possible, in part, thanks to a project based at the University of Glamorgan.

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New £4.9m app Centre for University

January 10, 2011

A unique £4.9m centre of excellence to help smaller businesses in the Convergence areas of Wales take advantage of emerging mobile technologies has been announced by Deputy First Minister Ieuan Wyn Jones.

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Royal Gold for Glamorgan Lecturer

January 13, 2011

Gillian Clarke awarded Queen’s Gold Medal For Poetry

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Keeping medicines safe for MaM: Glamorgan expert team nominated for midwifery honour

January 17, 2011

A team of University of Glamorgan midwifery and pharmacy experts has been recognised by the prestigious Royal College of Midwives for pioneering work teaching midwives how to give medicines safely and effectively.

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What Motivates Welsh Women to Exercise?

January 18, 2011

A Glamorgan PhD student is calling on women in Wales to take part in an online survey in order to discover what motivates them to exercise.

Nicola Williams Burnett is undertaking research to discover what motivates, influences and encourages women to take part in physical activity and hopes that her findings will be used to encourage more women in Wales to become physically active.

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Tapping the market for computer games: Glamorgan hosts expert summit

January 19, 2011

Computer games are a multi-billion pound business, and experts on the industry will meet this week at the University of Glamorgan to discuss the opportunities to develop market opportunities between China and the UK.

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Students bring media up to date with Exposure Radio

January 19, 2011

With the modern media reaching us through the internet, twitter and digital as well as the tradional airwaves, students at the University of Glamorgan are learning the ropes by launching their own station, Exposure Radio.

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US and British medics join forces in combat medicine revolution

January 25, 2011

University of Glamorgan training deepens special relationship saving the “unexpected survivor”

Elite army medics from the US and Britain have been pooling their knowledge at the clinical simulation facilities of a leading Welsh university as they learn to work seamlessly together in Afghanistan’s state-of-the-art military hospitals.

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Film students find a ffresh screen for their work

January 26, 2011

Film students from around the world will showcase their work at the Wales Millennium Centre in a unique partnership which brings their work out of the university and into the heart of the Welsh arts scene.

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"Glitter" Fashion Show

January 28, 2011

Glamorgan’s Cardiff School of Creative and Cultural Industries is hosting Glitter, a catwalk fashion show, at the Cardiff Central Library, The Hayes, this Friday 28th January at 7pm.

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Glamorgan team wins JOHNSON’s® Baby Award for Excellence in Midwifery Education

January 31, 2011

A team of midwifes and pharmacists at the University of Glamorgan has won one of the UK’s top midwifery prizes at the Royal College of Midwives (RCM) Annual Awards, the UK’s most prestigious midwifery awards. Grace Thomas, Dr Simon Young, and Debbie Lucey have scooped the ‘JOHNSON’s® Baby Award for Excellence in Midwifery Education’ for their work with the Medicines and Midwives (MaM) project.

The awards were held in London on 19th January, 2011 at the Royal Garden Hotel, Kensington. Attending the ceremony was the RCM General Secretary, Cathy Warwick and broadcaster Natasha Kaplinsky.

The winning entry was an educational package aiming to reduce drug administration errors. Using ‘Turning Point’ technology (inluding giving students individual “Who wants to be a Millionaire?” type handsets for answering multiple choice questions),clinical simulation scenarios were developed to reflect common medicine administration situations with pregnant or postnatal women. These scenarios were filmed and edited to be interspersed with questions which students answered via their handsets.

Sarah Fleury, Professional Communications Manager for Johnson & Johnson, said, “it’s so important to recognise the central role of education in enhancing midwifery skills and capabilities, and in bringing the best evidence based practice into the daily care that midwives provide to mothers and their babies. This award is about acknowledging those who are passionate and committed to making a difference to midwifery education and practice. We congratulate everybody who entered the award, but especially the winning entry from the University of Glamorgan, where Grace and her team displayed such innovation and focus on developing an interactive educational tool for future midwives.”

Cathy Warwick, general secretary of the Royal College of Midwives, said: “This award highlights the important, innovative and pioneering work being done by the team. I congratulate their perseverance and commitment to the profession. It is important for people to know that midwifery education does not stand still. When midwives are given the resources, support and freedom to develop their work, the result is better services, better care and better outcomes for mothers, babies and their families.”

Grace Thomas said: “We are delighted to have won this RCM Award. It really is an honour to have our work highlighted at this level. We have really enjoyed the opportunity to share the MaM (Midwives and Medicine) project and really hope that we can collaborate with other universities to further develop this work.”

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Glamorgan graduates buck the trend with GO Wales success at Mazuma

January 31, 2011

With companies crying out for skilled graduate and work experience counting more than ever, Charlotte Macmillan and James Price have taken advantage of an Assembly scheme to gain jobs at Bridgend accountancy firm Mazuma. The Accountancy and Finance graduates from the University of Glamorgan used the GO Wales scheme to gain paid, project-based work experience which ultimately resulted in a full time role.

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