March 2011 News Archive

Happy St David's Day from around the world

March 1, 2011

Hillary Clinton’s message to Wales: “On behalf of President Obama and the people of the United States, I congratulate the people of Wales as you celebrate St. David’s Day this March 1.”

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Glamorgan students learn secrets of job success from John Lewis

March 2, 2011

Students at the University of Glamorgan are getting insider tips from market leader John Lewis in their quest for graduate jobs.

Tagged: careers conferences employability students studentsuccess

Suffragettes, entrepreneurs, lone mothers, novels, and 1000 women's voices - Glamorgan celebrates International Women's Day online

March 4, 2011

The University of Glamorgan has produced a series of short online lectures with some of its finest academics to celebrate International Women’s Day.

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Last chance to register for 2011 Hydrogen Showcase

March 9, 2011

Friday 18 March is the last opportunity to register for the International Hydrogen Research Showcase 2011.

The high profile three-day symposium will take place from 13 – 15 April 2011 at the University of Birmingham. Professor Richard Dinsdale from the University of Glamorgan will be speaking at the event.

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Merthyr's Economy Boosted as First Minister Opens Workshop Complex

March 16, 2011


A state-of-the-art centre for vocational education has been opened today by Carwyn Jones, First Minister of Wales, at Merthyr Tydfil College. The facilities aim to support and develop industry in the Heads of the Valleys, and are a joint creation of the College and the Welsh Assembly Government. More than 200 full and part-time students from across the construction industry will learn their trades in the new workshops, together with over 100 trainee engineers and motor vehicle mechanics.

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Budget 2011 - Expert commentators available

March 18, 2011

The 2011 Budget is announced in Parliament on 23 March, and University of Glamorgan experts will be explaining through the media what it means.

Tagged: academic corporate newspapers radio research tv welsh

June 16-17: How can small countries protect and grow a distinctive media?

March 21, 2011

The news gets more globalised every day. So how can small countries protect and grow a distinctive media?

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Fujitsu win contract to boost super computing in Wales

March 22, 2011

Global technology giant Fujitsu has today (March 22) been named as the successful bidder to partner with the Universities in Wales to create a unique £40 million world-class super computing network, a research and innovation institute and a skills academy.

The supporting infrastructure will stretch to the four corners of Wales and have a reach across the rest of the globe.

The contract is worth £15 million over four years to Fujitsu, who will provide infrastructure and services.

It represents a quantum leap forward in high performance computing in Wales. It will give Wales the most advanced and evolving computing technology available.

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Glamorgan Professor nominated for Gothic prize

March 24, 2011

Two books written by Professor Andy Smith have been nominated for an international prize for gothic criticism.

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Pro Vice-Chancellor Helen Marshall appointed to board of Coleg Cymraeg Cenedlaethol

March 24, 2011

Appointment of the first directors of the Coleg Cymraeg Cenedlaethol

The first directors of the Coleg Cymraeg Cenedlaethol, which will work with and through all the Welsh universities to deliver increased opportunities for students to study their courses through the medium of Welsh, have been appointed.

Tagged: academic corporate VIPs welsh

Student Nikki has the ‘Design Factor’ for community project

March 28, 2011

A design by University of Glamorgan design student Nikki Howells will be the basis for a major new community project in Newport.

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New Mobile Boost for Wales

March 30, 2011

A £4.9m EU-funded project helping smaller businesses and start-ups in West Wales and the Valleys take advantage of emerging mobile technologies was officially launched by the Deputy First Minister, Ieuan Wyn Jones AM today.

Based at the University of Glamorgan’s Trefforest campus, the Centre of Excellence in Mobile Applications and Services (CEMAS) will be a test bed for small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) to design, develop and protect the creation of new mobile phone services and applications.

It is backed with £2.4m from the EU’s Convergence European Regional Development Fund through the Welsh Assembly Government.

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