May 2012 News Archive

Transit of Venus 2012

May 1, 2012

A lecturer in Astronomy at the University of Glamorgan is encouraging the public to take advantage of a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to watch the Transit of Venus.

Tagged: astronomy forthcomingevents hesas highlights science

EU Commission representative to attend Europe Day 2012

May 1, 2012

Swansea’s Liberty Stadium will be flying the EU flag to welcome guest speaker Brigitte Brockmoeller to the University of Glamorgan’s Work Based Learning and Foundation Degree Programmes’ Europe Day celebrations on Wednesday 9th May.

Tagged: business corporate

“Mega Moon” fears are lunacy

May 4, 2012

A Welsh astronomer has dismissed fears that the “mega moon” due to appear in our skies on Saturday night (May 5) could lead to natural disasters, as is being suggested by some astrologers.

Tagged: astronomy forthcomingevents hesas

Glamorgan students selected to work for Olympic Broadcasting Services (OBS)

May 8, 2012

As preparations gather pace for the 2012 Olympics, students at the University of Glamorgan will be playing their own role in the worldwide media coverage of the Games.

Tagged: careers cci employability fat lighting & live event media Olympics radio studentsuccess tv

Martial Arts director Gareth Evans visits Glamorgan

May 8, 2012

Glamorgan graduate Gareth Huw Evans, director of martial-arts action movie The Raid, will visit the University of Glamorgan’s ATRiuM campus next week.

Tagged: alumni careers cci

Publication of 'Best configuration of hospital services for Wales: A Review of the evidence'

May 9, 2012

An independent review of what clinical evidence says about hospital services in Wales, published today (Wednesday 9 May 2012), concludes that patients in Wales are not getting the best possible outcomes from their hospital care and there is a strong case for changing the way some hospital services are organised.

Tagged: academic community medical Nursing public-services publications research sustainable communities

[Platffôrm12] showcases Glamorgan fashion work

May 11, 2012

Fashion students from the University of Glamorgan hold their end of year showcase from 7pm tonight (Friday 11 May) at the National Museum Cardiff.

Tagged: cci design fashion parents studentsuccess

International Criminal Investigation Research Network (CIRN) Launched

May 11, 2012

Dr. Fiona Brookman, Reader in Criminology Deputy Director of the Centre for Criminology the University of Glamorgan, has unveiled the International Criminal Investigation Research Network (CIRN), a new network that puts law enforcement agencies from around the world in touch with each other to share best practice and information.

Tagged: criminology fbs

Glamorgan lecturer shortlisted for Wales Book of the Year Award 2012

May 11, 2012

TS Eliot prize-winning poet and Glamorgan lecturer of English and Creative Writing, Professor Philip Gross, has been shortlisted in the Poetry category for this year’s Wales Book of the Year Award.

Tagged: academic awards english fbs forthcomingevents parents

Student Nadine off to the Amazon

May 11, 2012

No mobile phone, ipad or creature comforts while spending weeks in a hot, humid jungle isn’t everyone’s idea of fun, but that’s exactly where a student from the University of Glamorgan is heading next spring.

Tagged: english international languages parents

Building the skills of the financial and professional workforce of the future

May 14, 2012

First Minister of Wales Carwyn Jones AM will today, Monday 14th May, launch the University of Glamorgan’s Centre for Financial and Professional Services at an event for the business community in Cardiff Castle.

Tagged: accounting fbs financial law

‘The Raid’ directed by Glamorgan graduate Gareth Evans released today

May 18, 2012

The hit martial-arts action movie, The Raid, written and directed by Glamorgan graduate Gareth Huw Evans, is released today (18 May 2012).

Tagged: alumni careers cci employability highlights international parents studentsuccess

Glamorgan midwifery student wins British Journal of Midwifery Practice Award

May 21, 2012

Cheri Angharad Price, a third year Bachelor of Midwifery (Hons) student at the University of Glamorgan has won the British Journal of Midwifery Practice Award in the ‘Student Midwife of the Year’ category.

Tagged: awards hesas midwifery parents studentsuccess

Glamorgan students take part in Olympic Torch Relay

May 21, 2012

Representatives from the University of Glamorgan will be carrying the Olympic Flame as it continues to make its 8,000 mile journey around the UK.

Tagged: community Olympics parents studentsuccess

Glamorgan makes strategic business growth appointments

May 22, 2012

The University of Glamorgan has appointed John Francis as its new Director of Business Development and Brian Porter as Head of Development and Alumni Relations.

Tagged: business corporate

Glamorgan students commissioned to produce artwork for new hospital

May 22, 2012

Second year BA Art Practice students at the University of Glamorgan have been commissioned to produce artworks for Cynon Valley’s newest hospital.

Tagged: art computing fbs parents studentsuccess

Business leaders share skills for success

May 23, 2012

Five, free, workshops are on offer throughout June and July for the Welsh business community.

Tagged: business conferences fbs forthcomingevents

Glamorgan University astronomers boost ESA’s asteroid hunt

May 23, 2012

A partnership with the University of Glamorgan’s Faulkes Telescope Project (FTP) promises to boost the European Space Agency’s research, while helping school students to discover potentially dangerous space rocks.

Tagged: astronomy hesas schools science

Glamorgan fashion student shortlisted in international competition

May 25, 2012

A University of Glamorgan fashion student has become one of only four from the UK selected to take part in a prestigious international competition.

Tagged: awards cci fashion highlights international parents studentsuccess

The Transit of Venus: public lecture

May 25, 2012


DATE: Thursday 31 May 2012 at 7.30pm

EVENT: The Transit of Venus: public lecture

Martin Griffiths, Senior Lecturer in Astronomy will outline the history of transits of Venus, their importance, and will present advice on how to observe the transit safely.

Tagged: astronomy forthcomingevents hesas

Memories of 1962 smallpox outbreak in Wales collected in online archive

May 30, 2012

A four-month long experiment in the use of social media to gather people’s memories about the 1962 smallpox outbreak in Wales has created a permanent online archive.

Tagged: academic cci community history journalism radio research

Trio from Glamorgan take to the stage at the 2012 Hay-on-Wye Festival

May 31, 2012

University of Glamorgan authors Professor Christopher Meredith, Tiffany Murray and Professor Philip Gross are among the stars of the 2012 Hay Festival, which begins today (31 May) and runs until 10 June.

Tagged: academic arts english fbs forthcomingevents highlights parents