All News tagged with 'faculty-of-health-sport-and-science'

Adults with learning disabilities must be listened to on abuse

March 6, 2013

Society must be better at listening, believing and doing something when people with learning disabilities say they’ve been abused.

University is closed until Monday 21 January

January 18, 2013

University is closed Friday 18 – Sunday 20 Jan due to severe weather

UK school helps discover a new comet as part of BBC Stargazing Live

January 10, 2013

A UK school working with the Faulkes Telescope Project at the University of Glamorgan has helped an international team of astronomers confirm the discovery of a new comet.

Glamorgan Hosts the Forensic Science Society’s Annual Student Conference

December 4, 2012

The University of Glamorgan will this weekend, 8th December, host the annual Forensic Science Society Student Conference.

Glamorgan wins national award for outstanding student support

November 30, 2012

The University of Glamorgan has won national recognition for the support it provides for its students. The University was awarded ‘Outstanding Support for Students’ Award at the high-profile Times Higher Education Awards in London last night, Thursday 29 November.

Professor is guest of Crown Prince Court of Abu Dhabi

November 15, 2012

The University of Glamorgan’s Professor Denis Murphy is set to be the guest of the Crown Prince Court of Abu Dhabi next week (19th November) as a speaker at a discussion about ‘Policy Options for Food Insecure Countries’.

Sport Wales recognition for Glamorgan

October 31, 2012

The University of Glamorgan has been nominated as a finalist in Sporting Partner of the Year category for the upcoming Sport Wales Coach of the Year Awards, an event that has become a highlight of the sporting calendar for those working ‘behind the scenes’ in Welsh sport.

Professor to represent Wales in China

October 17, 2012

A professor of biotechnology at the University of Glamorgan will represent Wales in November at an international meeting in China to discuss global food security.

Professor Denis Murphy will attend the first forum, 'Food Security Challenges and Solutions’, at the East China University of Science and Technology campus (ECUST) in Shanghai.

Glamorgan sport graduate employed by Crystal Palace Football Club

October 4, 2012

A University of Glamorgan sport graduate is celebrating success having secured a job as Head of Performance Analysis at Crystal Palace Football Club.

National Appointment for Professor Davies

September 11, 2012

Professor Kevin Davies, University of Glamorgan’s Faculty of Health, Sport and Science, has become an elected member of the Council of Military Education Committees (COMEC) of the Universities of the United Kingdom.

Glamorgan staff join board of International Society of Nurses in Genetics

September 6, 2012

Two members of staff at the University of Glamorgan have been voted onto the board of the International Society of Nurses in Genetics.

Glamorgan graduates head to Brazil to develop innovative new rugby programme

August 30, 2012

Two University of Glamorgan graduates are preparing for a unique, year-long experience, coaching rugby in Brazil.

Glamorgan graduate gets a bite at the cherry in Big Apple job

August 28, 2012

A University of Glamorgan graduate from Bridgend has journeyed across the Atlantic to take up a job as a professional fitness trainer with one of New York State’s top sport and fitness facilities.

Aron is an astronomy star

August 24, 2012

The sky’s the limit for a twelve-year-old boy from Treorchy who gained a GCSE in astronomy yesterday, 23 August. What makes it remarkable is that he is four years younger than most students who sat the exam.

Glamorgan graduate employed as digital cartographer

August 21, 2012

A University of Glamorgan graduate has put himself on the map by securing a job as a digital cartographer.

International disaster nursing conference comes to Cardiff

August 20, 2012

BBC Middle East Editor Jeremy Bowen will be the key note speaker at the second International Conference of the World Society of Disaster Nursing (WSDN) being chaired by the University of Glamorgan’s Professor Donna Mead, in Cardiff, on 23-24 August 2012.

Glamorgan graduate employed three days after final exam

August 14, 2012

A former University of Glamorgan student celebrated success after she was employed just three days after her final exam.

Glamorgan graduate developing rugby sevens team for 2016 Olympics

August 8, 2012

A University of Glamorgan graduate, who secured a job as Rugby Development Officer in Abu Dhabi for the United Arab Emirates Rugby Association, will be responsible for developing a competitive rugby sevens team to enter the Rio Olympics in 2016.

Glamorgan chiropractic students help swimmers in their quest for Olympic gold

July 12, 2012

Three final year chiropractic student clinicians from the University of Glamorgan have been giving advice and treatment to a group of swimmers from Cardiff including Olympic hopeful, and member of Team GB, 19 year-old Iuean Lloyd.

Student Appointed as Swansea City Coach

July 9, 2012

University of Glamorgan Football Coaching and Performance student and former professional footballer Kristian O’Leary has been appointed as a coach at Swansea City FC.

Students praised for professionalism

July 4, 2012

A number of Health and Social Care students at the University of Glamorgan were praised yesterday (3 July) for their high standard of care, determination, enthusiasm and professionalism.

University Professor becomes Society of Biology Fellow

July 4, 2012

The University of Glamorgan’s Professor Denis Murphy has accepted a prestigious invitation to become a Fellow of the Society of Biology.

Let’s Talk About Genes and I Don’t Mean Trousers

June 21, 2012

A group of 12 and 13 year old children from Stanwell School in Penarth this week celebrated the completion of a project run by the University of Glamorgan on the subject of cancer genetics – called Let’s Talk About Genes and I Don’t Mean Trousers.

Glamorgan welcomes Global President of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors

June 19, 2012

Malaysia’s See Lian Ong, Global President of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) visited Britain’s University of Glamorgan as they announced that a further two construction and property courses have gained accreditation from the RICS.

The Transit of Venus: public lecture

May 25, 2012

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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.

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.

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.

“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.

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.

New Medicines for Serious Conditions

April 13, 2012

The findings of a citizens’ jury, tasked with deciding whether the benefits of new medications for serious conditions outweigh the side effects, are published today, Friday 13 April 2012.

Glamorgan graduate wins BMA Cymru Wales award

April 4, 2012

British Medical Association Cymru Wales’ Sherman Foundation Fund has awarded a prize to a University of Glamorgan graduate to help her pursue her dream of being a doctor.

Glamorgan lecturer reveals wonders of the night sky in his latest book

February 29, 2012

A new book published today by University of Glamorgan senior lecturer in astronomy, Martin Griffiths, allows the reader to get the best out of observing celestial objects in the night sky.

Talk About Genes – and We Don’t Mean Trousers

February 22, 2012

The University of Glamorgan in partnership with Tenovus, Wales’ leading cancer charity, is working with children in Penarth to investigate the role that family plays in cancer.

Glamorgan hosts international trade and investment delegation

February 21, 2012

The University of Glamorgan Hydrogen Research Centre at Baglan will host a delegation from UK Trade and Investment (UKTI) this week, 23rd February.

Glamorgan Pharmaceutical Science students meet leading pharmaceutical director

February 17, 2012

BSc (Hons) Pharmaceutical Science students at the University of Glamorgan have met with Paul Thomas, Director of Thomas Pharma Limited, as part of an employability module.

Community Health Councils Review for Glamorgan Professor

February 16, 2012

Professor Marcus Longley, Director of the Welsh Institute of Health and Social Care at the University of Glamorgan has been appointed by the Welsh Government to review Community Health Councils in Wales.

DIARY MARKER: Opening of Cardiff City Academy

February 9, 2012

Monday 13th February 2012, 13:00 hrs

Glamorgan Sport Park, Nantgarw (Adjoining Treforest Industrial Estate)

Defining ‘Dignity’ for Older People in Wales

January 31, 2012

A report on the findings of a study on what dignity means to older minority ethnic people in Wales has been launched to mark this year’s Dignity in Action Day, 1st February.

CBBC’s Blue Peter pays a visit to the University as part of Stargazing Live

January 19, 2012

As part of the BBC Stargazing Live series this week, CBBC’s Blue Peter paid a visit to the University of Glamorgan and the Faulkes Telescope project to chat to school student Hannah Blyth about the exciting research that she carried out as part of her work experience placement last summer.

Energy Firm’s Employees Master Renewables and Building Qualifications at Glamorgan

January 5, 2012

Natural Power Wales have announced that two of its highly-skilled employees have graduated from the University of Glamorgan.

Glamorgan Professor discusses pressing issues on BBC Radio 4’s Home Planet

January 5, 2012

Professor of Biotechnology, Denis Murphy , was one of a number of panellists on this week’s BBC Radio 4 programme Home Planet who were asked to discuss the most pressing issue in their particular field.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Sir Ranulph Fiennes and Richard Parks at Glamorgan

November 29, 2011

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WEDNESDAY 30 NOVEMBER 2011, FROM 4PM
UPPER GLYNTAFF CAMPUS, PONTYPRIDD

Industrial Action on 30 November 2011

November 25, 2011

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What is happening?

The trade unions representing University staff have indicated that they will be joining widespread industrial action on Wednesday 30 November. This is a dispute between the trades unions and their members on one side, and the UK Government on the other over public sector pensions. The University anticipates that there will inevitably be disruption to services and teaching on this day.

University Cadets Gather at Glamorgan

November 16, 2011

University cadets from across Wales gathered at the University of Glamorgan last night, 15th November, to showcase the talent of the country’s reserve cadet forces.

Glamorgan student helps discover unique new comet

November 1, 2011

Astronomers at the University of Glamorgan have assisted in the discovery of a unique new comet, only months after a work experience student discovered a series of asteroids while working at the University in the summer.

Visit to Glamorgan strengthens relationship with Switzerland’s Basel University

November 1, 2011

A seminar held today at the University of Glamorgan on sport policy and events coincides with a study visit to Wales by a group of students from Basel University in Switzerland.

Glamorgan Students in Malaysia

October 24, 2011

Student football coaches at the University of Glamorgan will soon be using their expertise to coach grass-roots teams in Malaysia as part of their course.

Prof Damian Bailey appears on BBC Radio 4’s Today Programme

October 11, 2011

Professor Damian Bailey of the Faulty of Health, Sport and Science, appeared on BBC Radio 4’s Today programme this morning, Tuesday 11 October.

Glamorgan graduate scores top job with Cardiff City Football Club

September 30, 2011

A mature student who graduated from the University of Glamorgan has landed his dream job as Sports Scientist with Cardiff City Football Club.

Prof Guwy appears on BBC Wales

September 29, 2011

Professor Alan Guwy of the Faulty of Health, Sport and Science appeared on BBC Wales’ Wales Today programme last night, Wednesday 28th September.

New Professorship for Community Nursing Specialist

September 7, 2011

The Faculty of Health, Sport & Science at the University of Glamorgan has appointed Dr David Pontin to a newly created professorship in community health.

Work experience student discovers asteroids

August 31, 2011

A 6th form student from Cardiff, working on a summer work experience project at the University of Glamorgan, has helped astronomers discover over 20 new asteroids and a comet in the process of breaking up.

Space Ambassador reaches out to Russia in the Space Race

June 29, 2011

Glamorgan’s “Space Ambassador for Wales”, Dr Paul Roche, has been invited to help the British Council build stronger links between space scientists in the UK and Russia.

National accolade for Social Work partnership between Glamorgan and Rhondda Cynon Taff council

June 29, 2011

A partnership between Rhondda Cynon Taff council’s Social Services Training division and lecturers at the University of Glamorgan has achieved national recognition for the development of a study programme for social workers.

University of Glamorgan honours contributions to public life, communities, science, literature, and sport

June 28, 2011

Poet Benjamin Zephaniah and human rights campaigner Shami Chakrabarti are among the distinguished recipients of honorary awards from the University of Glamorgan this summer, with Welsh public figures including WRU chief executive Roger Lewis, Sport Wales chair Professor Laura McAllister, and cricket leader Hugh Morris.

Glamorgan student throws new light on black hole

June 6, 2011

Astronomers based at the University of Glamorgan have joined forces with a first year undergraduate to investigate the odd behaviour of a black hole.

Ex-US Marine Chris O’Morain, a mature student on the new Observational Astronomy degree at Glamorgan, is co-author of a recent Astronomers’ Telegram about a black hole system called GX339-4. These “ATels” are the electronic early-warning system that researchers use to spread information rapidly about exciting new results around the global astronomy community.

Best New University in Wales: Guardian ranks Glamorgan among top three Welsh universities

May 17, 2011

The University of Glamorgan has been rated Wales’s top new university in the Guardian’s prestigious league table, published today.

University of Glamorgan Sport coaching selected for national honours

May 16, 2011

Sport coaching courses at the University of Glamorgan have received national recognition with a prestigious endorsement from Skills Active, the industry’s Sector Skills Council, professional body and national coaching agency.

Glamorgan Experts celebrate the Valleys Discovery Festival

May 16, 2011

Glamorgan experts will be opening up the world of science at a major valleys festival of knowledge.

Air Products to Provide Award-Winning Fuelling Station to the University of Glamorgan

May 9, 2011

Air Products (NYSE:APD) has installed an award-winning Series 100 hydrogen fuelling station at the University of Glamorgan to assist in the development of their hydrogen energy research.

Mental Health Research: What are the risks of that happening?

April 7, 2011

The effectiveness of breakaway training for mental health professionals and the need for regular assessment of patients with command hallucinations will be two of the topics discussed by Professor Paul Rogers at a public lecture at the University of Glamorgan next week.

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.

Understanding mental illness…through board games

February 25, 2011

Bipolar disorder is a severe mental illness, characterised by severe swings from very high to very low moods. People with the condition can often feel frightened and confused, and family members often struggle to understand why their loved ones have these extreme changes in mood. Now, University of Glamorgan experts are testing a new way of understanding the condition on medical professionals in classes at the University, with very promising results.

Extreme weather threatens coastal ecosystems and Food Security

February 15, 2011

Extreme weather events such as the recent floods in Queensland and the high air temperatures of 2010 pose a huge threat to coastal ecosystems and food security according to new research.

Dr Richard Unsworth at the University of Glamorgan together with colleagues from James Cook University (Dr J Haapkylä) and Fisheries Queensland (Dr M Rasheed) have recently completed studies published in PLoS One and Marine Ecology Progress Series on the impacts of climate variability on seagrass meadows and coral reefs in tropical Australia.

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.”

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.

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.

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.

New distance learning MSc in Independent Prescribing

December 20, 2010

The Royal Society of Medicine (RSM), one of the largest providers of continuing medical education in the UK, has teamed up with the University of Glamorgan to provide a flexible distance learning degree in Independent Prescribing (CPD).

The course is aimed at health professionals who currently prescribe – or who will be in a position to prescribe. It will provide professionals with an extended knowledge of the principles of prescribing, including the underpinning science; the psychological, social and physical impact of prescribing, and ethical and legal issues in a complex and constantly evolving area.

Analytical Science…Your Life in our Hands

December 6, 2010

What you eat, what you drink, what you breath, what you touch, what your doctors believe is wrong with you, what the pharma companies supply to make you better, how your waste impacts the environment and controlling the steps to reduce that impact, who is guilty of that heinous crime and what eliminated you from the list of suspects. Why is your company competitive in a global market place despite paying you western European wages? How can we ensure a level playing field for our athletes in 2012?

London must learn lessons from evidence outside England, Rhodri says

December 3, 2010

Former First Minister calls for stronger link between policy and research at University of Glamorgan’s inaugural Dunkerley Lecture

Dame Tanni and the University of Glamorgan unveil state-of-the-art valleys sport facility

November 24, 2010

Paralympian joins British Lion, regional rugby stars and local children in sporting celebration

Website helps patients share their cancer stories

November 24, 2010

Welsh patients have recorded their own personal cancer stories for a unique website designed to help people who are worried that they may be at risk of inheriting cancer.

The new website – www.cancergeneticsstorybank.co.uk – will be officially launched by Rt Hon Carwyn Jones, First Minister of Wales on Thursday 25th November between 6–8 at the University of Glamorgan’s ATriuM campus in Cardiff.

Men should not be put off fostering

November 18, 2010

Men should not be put off becoming foster carers and have a vital role to play as role models for vulnerable children, leading charity the Fostering Network has said today with the launch of a new book.

For many children in care living with a male foster carer has been their first positive experience of an adult male, giving them the chance to explore how to form trusting relationships with men and to have contact with men who understand their needs.

Glamorgan Professor Scoops Prestigious Funding Award

October 19, 2010

University of Glamorgan material scientist, Professor David Antonelli has been awarded £302,844 by the EPSRC (Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council) for a project that will look at the ways in which a number of metal oxides can be used to improve the efficiency of fuel cells.

Patients to benefit as nurses study through the medium of Welsh

October 14, 2010

Bilingual student nurses at the University of Glamorgan are benefiting from the availability of provision in Welsh, with trainees able to gain additional professional capability through the language. The aim of the initiative is to enable nurses to provide a high standard of care to patients in their preferred language, and be confident in delivering professional services bilingually.

UK teachers and students to benefit from galaxy of cosmic resources with launch of ESERO-UK

October 13, 2010

A new collaboration that will use space exploration as a means of exciting young people about science, technology, engineering and mathematics was launched today (13th October) at an event hosted by the Institute of Physics in London. Featuring a recorded message from European Space Agency (ESA) astronaut Tim Peake, the ESERO-UK launch marks the start of an important link between the space sector and the UK education community.

Glamorgan Lecturer Gets UEFA Licence

October 11, 2010

Dave Adams, Senior Lecturer in the Faculty of Health,Sport and Science, has been awarded the UEFA Professional Licence.

Police students seek greater community understanding through Welsh language modules

October 7, 2010

Aspiring police officers studying at the University of Glamorgan are benefiting from the availability of provision of key modules of their courses in Welsh, with Police Sciences students able to develop selected skills in areas of their profession through the language.

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.

Glamorgan Astronomers share their knowledge with the Next Generation

August 27, 2010

University of Glamorgan Astronomers Martin Griffiths and Allan Trow are teaching observational astronomy to school-teachers at the Griffon Educational Observatory in Andalucía.

Harlem's Rugby Renaissance built by Glamorgan students

August 11, 2010

The New York neighbourhood of Harlem is known for its jazz, the singing of Paul Robeson, radical politics and its world-famous basketball stars. Now a group of students from Wales are building another cultural link with the district.

University of Glamorgan launches child protection DVD tool | Prifysgol Morgannwg yn lansio DVD adnodd diogelu plant

August 4, 2010

The future of vulnerable children is the focus of a ground-breaking professional resource, launched today at the National Eisteddfod.

From Striker to Surgeon: Lloyd swaps his footballer’s shirt for doctor’s scrubs

July 20, 2010

Football star Lloyd Evans is progressing up the tables in a very different way.

Lloyd, from Cardiff, has graduated with a First-Class BSc honours degree in Medical Sciences, and will now join the second year of Cardiff University’s prestigious medical degree to become a doctor.

Ben and Nick go straight to the beat from Glamorgan graduation

July 15, 2010

University of Glamorgan students Ben Gwyer and Nick Mills collected their degrees today and will now report for duty as fully-fledged Police Constables. A pioneering partnership between the University and South Wales Police means that they will be appointed automatically, having already been accepted through the recruitment process.

World-leading Johns Hopkins burns surgeon honoured by Glamorgan

July 14, 2010

A pioneering British plastic surgeon at Baltimore’s Johns Hopkins University Hospital was honoured today by the University of Glamorgan.

Welsh conference highlights need to act on dementia

July 8, 2010

There are 750,000 people with dementia in the UK, around 38,000 of them in Wales. This figure is set to reach 48,000 by 2021 and by 2050 an estimated 1.7 million people in the UK will have a form of dementia.

New Project for Glamorgan Science Rapper

June 25, 2010

The world’s leading specialist image agency Science Photo Library has released a rap video ‘A Better View’ featuring University of Glamorgan lecturer Jonathan Chase.

"Houston, we have a programme."

June 25, 2010

Wales’s first ambassador for space is set to embark on a unique mission to encourage schoolchildren to study science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

Japanese Knotweed: An End to the Nightmare?

June 14, 2010

It is dreaded by homeowners and commercial property managers alike– and can cause millions of pounds worth of irretrievable damage to homes and properties across the world. But the knotweed nightmare could be coming to an end, thanks to research being conducted at the University of Glamorgan.

Mini-planetarium shows youngsters the sky’s the limit

June 10, 2010

A hugely successful project which is opening up a new world of science opportunities to youngsters in Wales made its debut at the Senedd in Cardiff today.

University Creates 20 New Science Posts

June 2, 2010

The University of Glamorgan is helping to boost the economy and improve the environment, through the creation of 20 new posts that will drive forward the hydrogen economy in Wales.

The posts encompass chemists, physicists, engineers, biotechnologists, modellers and economists, and will be funded by the £6.3 million CymruH2Wales project that the University launched earlier this year.

Read more in the latest edition of Glamorgan Knowledge

Study into Men’s Urological Services

May 24, 2010

Researchers at the University of Glamorgan’s Faculty of Health, Sport and Science are commencing a unique study looking at men’s experiences of urological services in Wales.

Storytelling and Health | voices of experience

May 10, 2010

A conference at the University of Glamorgan this week (Friday 14th May) will provide an insight into the impact storytelling can have on healthcare delivery and patient care.

Diabetes Course for Healthcare Professionals

May 5, 2010

The University of Glamorgan, in conjunction with Learna Ltd, has launched a course to assist all healthcare professionals in their ongoing training in diabetes.

International Day of the Midwife

May 4, 2010

The University of Glamorgan will be holding a conference to celebrate the International Day of the Midwife this week, Wednesday 5th May.

New £15m Campus for Science and Sport Opens

April 30, 2010

A £15 million investment by University of Glamorgan into a new campus for sport and science students was officially opened today, 30th April by Dr Kim Howells, former Pontypridd MP.

Chiropractors helping Wales to stop smoking

April 27, 2010

The Welsh Institute of Chiropractic has joined forces with Stop Smoking Wales in the fight against tobacco.

Ipsos Mori Chief Delivers Public Lecture

April 23, 2010

Chief Executive of Ipsos Mori, Ben Page, delivered a public lecture at the University of Glamorgan last night (Thursday 22nd April) as part of the lecture series ‘New Thinking in Health and Social Care: Director’s Seminar Series’ being run by the Welsh Institute for Health and Social Care within the Faculty of Health, Sport and Science.

Free Prescriptions Have Minimal Impact on Dispensing Rates

April 12, 2010

The overall impact of free prescriptions on dispensing rates in Wales has been minimal according to research conducted by academics at the University of Glamorgan in collaboration with colleagues at Cardiff and Bangor Universities.

Ipsos Mori Chief to Deliver Public Lecture

April 8, 2010

Chief Executive of Ipsos Mori, Ben Page, will deliver a public lecture at the University of Glamorgan this month (Thursday 22nd April) as part of the lecture series ‘New Thinking in Health and Social Care: Director’s Seminar Series’ being run by the Welsh Institute for Health and Social Care within the Faculty of Health, Sport and Science.

Famous Pathologist Visits Glamorgan

March 16, 2010

Famous pathologist and crime novelist Professor Bernard Knight visited the University of Glamorgan today, 16th March, as a building to be used by forensic science students is named after him.

Famous Pathologist to Visit Glamorgan

March 11, 2010

Famous pathologist and crime novelist Professor Sir Bernard Knight will visit the University of Glamorgan on 16th March, as a building to be used by forensic science students is named after him.

PONT team wins Gold Star Award

March 3, 2010

University of Glamorgan staff and students, involved in the PONT project, are celebrating this week after the scheme was awarded two ‘United Nations Gold Star’ awards.

University Leads the Way in Hydrogen Economy

February 12, 2010

The University of Glamorgan has strengthened its position as a leader in hydrogen energy research, with the announcement today (Friday 12th February 2010) of two funding awards totalling £6.6m.

Glamorgan student midwife wins National Midwifery Award

February 5, 2010

A University of Glamorgan midwifery student has been awarded one of the UK’s top midwifery prizes at the Royal College of Midwives (RCM) Annual Awards, the UK’s most prestigious midwifery awards, held in London on 27th January, 2010.

Student Shortlisted for National Midwifery Award

January 21, 2010

University of Glamorgan midwifery student Charlotte Monnelly has been shortlisted for an award in the prestigious Royal College of Midwives awards.

New Science Communication Book Published

January 18, 2010

University of Glamorgan Science communication experts are once more at the leading edge of developments in the field this week as a new book, written by Professor Mark Brake, is launched internationally by Palgrave MacMillan in the US.

Glamorgan Builds on Biofuel Expertise

January 18, 2010

The University of Glamorgan is celebrating after being awarded £630,000 to develop its research into biological fuel cells.

Top Academic Award for Rugby Player

December 16, 2009

Former Welsh rugby international Kevin Morgan this week, 15th December, collected his MPhil in Physiology from the University of Glamorgan after successful combining a career in professional rugby with academic study.

Big Lottery Fund Award for Glamorgan

December 10, 2009

The University of Glamorgan’s Unit for Development in Intellectual Disabilities in partnership with New Pathways (Merthyr) and Rhondda Cynon Taff People First has been awarded a grant of £417, 633 by big lottery fund logothe Big Lottery Fund.

Images of Sustainability Exhibition

November 30, 2009

A photographic exhibition to coincide with the Copenhagen Climate Conference is being held by the University of Glamorgan’s Department of Science and Sport (Thursday 3 December – Friday 11 December 2009).

Glamorgan’s Disaster Expertise Goes Global

November 6, 2009

The University of Glamorgan’s expertise in disaster studies will be under the international spotlight next week.

Academics from the University will be sharing their knowledge at “Dealing with Disasters- 2009” which takes place on 11th and 12th November in Nepal. The conference series is in its third year and was co-founded by Professor Brian Hobbs, Pro-Vice Chancellor for Research at Glamorgan.

The Future of Wales’ Marine Environment

October 1, 2009

The Royal Geographical Society will hold an open public lecture at the University of Glamorgan on Wednesday 14th October.

Elaine Morgan Building Opens

September 30, 2009

Welsh author and Western Mail columnist Elaine Morgan officially re-opened a building at the University of Glamorgan today, 30th September, which has been named after her.

Elaine Morgan to Open Building

September 25, 2009

Welsh author and Western Mail columnist Elaine Morgan will officially re-open a building at the University of Glamorgan next week, 30th September, which is being named after her.

University Strengthens its Scientific Expertise

September 1, 2009

The University of Glamorgan has appointed two new Professors to strengthen its research in the areas of hydrogen and analytical science.

From Cheek to Court

August 26, 2009

What happens to DNA once it is removed from a suspect’s cheek?

The film From Cheek to Court describes the journey DNA takes from when it is removed from a suspect’s cheek in the custody suite at a police station, to being a profile on the National DNA Database and then how DNA can be used in criminal trial proceedings.

Jeremy Bowen Addresses Disaster Education Conference

August 21, 2009

BBC Middle East Editor Jeremy Bowen gave an insight into his experiences in disaster zones across the globe at a lecture at the University of Glamorgan last night, 20th August.

Jeremy Bowen To Speak at Disaster Education Conference

August 7, 2009

BBC Middle East Editor Jeremy Bowen will be the keynote speaker at a conference on Disaster Education, to be held at the University of Glamorgan later this month.

Website Launches Into Space

July 23, 2009

During a week in which all things space are hitting the headlines, the University of Glamorgan is launching a website for anyone interested in the solar system.

NASA Invitation for Science Communicator

July 17, 2009

University of Glamorgan science communication rapper, Jon Chase has been invited by NASA to guest star at a conference at the University of Washington, in Seattle.

Glamorgan Raps at the Royal Institution

July 3, 2009

University of Glamorgan science communication experts, Jon Chase and Professor Mark Brake, are to star at the Royal Institution this Saturday, 4 July, using science and hip hop music to creatively explore ways in which film and fiction has helped us imagine the future.

Glamorgan Lecturer Scoops Nature Front Cover

June 29, 2009

University of Glamorgan MSc Communicating Science lecturer Dr Toby Murcott has scooped the front page of Nature, the prestigious science journal.

METIman debuts at Glamorgan

June 25, 2009

The METI‘s newest, low-cost wireless patient simulator, METIman has made its UK debut this week at the Third Annual UK Simulation in Nursing Education Conference, hosted at the University of Glamorgan.

School children look to the stars

June 23, 2009

Pupils from Deri Primary School, Bargoed, and Hawthorn High School, Pontypridd, were special guests at the Senedd in Cardiff Bay, on Thursday 18th June.

Patient Simulator Conference Comes to Glamorgan

June 15, 2009

This month (June 24 – 25) over 180 people will gather at the University of Glamorgan for a two day health conference with difference.

Glamorgan Project Wins National Award

June 4, 2009

The University of Glamorgan’s ‘Telling Stories, Understanding Real Life Genetics’ project has scooped the winning prize in the ‘Best use of new media’ category in this year’s Association of Healthcare Communicators & Communicating Health Awards.

TV Presenter backs new approach to dementia care

May 27, 2009

TV Presenter Fiona Phillips has lent her support to a new concept in care and accommodation for people with dementia being pioneered within Wales. The concept will dramatically improve the quality of life for dementia sufferers and allow them to continue living with their loved ones: an option not available within current residential or nursing home models.

Glamorgan Project Short listed for National Award

May 21, 2009

The University of Glamorgan’s ‘Telling Stories, Understanding Real Life Genetics’ project has been short listed in the ‘Best use of new media’ category in this year’s Association of Healthcare Communicators & Communicating Health Awards.

World Expert to Deliver Lecture on Bats

May 7, 2009

A world leading expert in the ecology of bats is to deliver his first ever lecture in the UK at the University of Glamorgan on 13th May.

Hydrogen Centre Visit for Climate Change Champ

April 2, 2009

An environmental champion from Stroud travelled across the Severn Bridge this week to discover how a Welsh University is producing hydrogen from renewable sources.

Glamorgan Science Professor to deliver Faraday Lecture at Royal Institution

April 2, 2009

Professor Mark Brake of the Faculty of Health, Sport and Science is to deliver a lecture in the world-renowned Faraday Lecture Theatre at London’s Royal Institution, next Tuesday, 7 April.

Senior US Nurse Researcher Visits Glamorgan

March 27, 2009

Ms Kathleen Calzone, Senior Nurse Researcher at the Genetics Branch, Center for Cancer Research, National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health is visiting the University of Glamorgan for two weeks.

New Science Facilities on the way at Glamorgan

March 25, 2009

The University of Glamorgan is investing almost £20 million in state-of-the-art facilities for its science and sport students.

Professor Mead Receives OBE at Palace

March 13, 2009

The University of Glamorgan’s Dean of the Faculty of Health, Sport and Science, Professor Donna Mead, traveled to Buckingham Palace this week, Thursday 12th March, to receive her OBE for services to healthcare.

Planetarium Comes to Merthyr

March 2, 2009

South Wales’ only inflatable planetarium will visit Merthyr Tydfil on Thursday 12th March, giving adults and children a unique opportunity to find out more about the night sky.

University Sport Centre one of the best in the country

February 19, 2009

The Centre for Sport, Health & Exercise at the University of Glamorgan, has recently achieved Quest Accreditation for the third time. Quest is the UK Quality Scheme for Sport and Leisure and the only sport ‘charter mark’ recognised by all four Sports Councils.

Royal Honour for Kevin

February 5, 2009

Kevin Davies, Principal Lecturer in the University of Glamorgan’s Faculty of Health, Sport and Science has been appointed Queen’s Honorary Nurse.

Study of Health of Young People First for Wales

February 2, 2009

A unique study, which will monitor the physical health of young people in a South Wales Valleys community, is being carried out by exercise scientists at the University of Glamorgan.

Professor Murphy to Speak at Science Policy Conference

January 26, 2009

Professor Denis Murphy has been invited to share a platform with Ieuan Wyn Jones, Deputy First Minister and Minister for Economic Development plus senior figures from other Welsh universities and the business sector for a one-day conference on ‘Funding, risk and innovation: Wales’s Engagement with Science Policy’ to be held at Cardiff Bay on 26 February.

Liam Scores Top Job with Blues

January 23, 2009

23 year-old University of Glamorgan student Liam Scott is celebrating after landing his dream job working as a development officer for the Cardiff Blues.

Midwifery Wins National Award

January 23, 2009

Midwifery lecturers in the Faculty of Health, Sport and Science have scooped a top award at the Royal College of Midwives’ annual award ceremony.

PONT conference comes to Glamorgan

January 21, 2009

‘PONT’, an organisation which links Pontypridd with Mbale, a town in Uganda held its conference at the University of Glamorgan this week, 21st January.

University Professor Addresses International Science Conference

January 19, 2009

Professor Mark Brake of the University of Glamorgan’s Faculty of Health, Sport and Science is to address an international conference in Dublin this Thursday, 22 January. The conference, ‘Negotiating New Sciences in Society’, is organised by Celsius, Dublin City University’s interdisciplinary research group on science in society.

Professor Mead Awarded OBE

January 5, 2009

The University of Glamorgan’s Dean of the Faculty of Health, Sport and Science has been named in the New Year Honours list. Professor Donna Mead has become an OBE for her services to healthcare.

Second Cardiac Screening Clinic Announced

January 5, 2009

November 1st 2008 saw the launch of the first cardiac screening clinic for young people in Wales at the University of Glamorgan. The second clinic will be held on January 17th 2009.

Forensic Courses Receive Professional Accreditation

December 5, 2008

The University of Glamorgan is the first university in Wales to gain professional accreditation for its Forensic Science courses awarded by the Forensic Science Society.

Pupils get hands on with healthcare

November 27, 2008

School pupils from Ysgol Gyfun Cwm Rhymni spent the day at the University of Glamorgan’s clinical simulation centre this week.

Botswana Students Enrol on Glamorgan Course

November 25, 2008

12 students from Botswana have begun a three year course at the University of Glamorgan to gain post registration qualifications in midwifery and nursing.

Exclusive Scholarship for Social Work Student

November 4, 2008

University of Glamorgan final year Social Work student Andrew Woolley, 24, has won a scholarship of more than £25,000 to fund his postgraduate study in America next year.

Short sprints could be better for you

November 3, 2008

Exercising more like a child could be more beneficial to your health than traditionally adult activities like jogging, new research has revealed.

DNA in the Dock: the National DNA Database on trial

November 3, 2008

Should the DNA of every person in Britain be placed on the National DNA Database? That is the question to be addressed by twelve specially chosen jurors at Cardiff Crown Court on Saturday 8 November, 2008.

United Nations Appointment for Professor

November 3, 2008

Professor Denis Murphy of the Faculty of Health, Sport and Science has recently been invited to advise the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (FAO) as an expert on crop biotechnology.

Students Take Part in Record Attempt

October 30, 2008

University of Glamorgan rugby coaching students will tomorrow, 31st October, lead a world record breaking attempt to achieve the highest number of continuous rugby passes.

Cardiac Screening Clinic Comes to Wales for First Time

October 27, 2008

November 1st 2008 sees the launch of the first cardiac screening clinic for young people in Wales at the University of Glamorgan.

A simple and quick ECG test could save the lives of the twelve healthy young people that die each week in the UK from undiagnosed heart conditions. That is the message being delivered by the Charity Cardiac Risk in Young People (CRY).

UK’s First Hydrogen Demonstration Centre Opens

October 8, 2008

The use of hydrogen as a renewable fuel source will come a step closer this week (9th October) with the opening of a pioneering hydrogen energy research and demonstration centre by the University of Glamorgan.

All-Wales initiative to tackle primary healthcare challenges

October 2, 2008

Primary care plays a crucial role as the front-line service of the NHS, particularly in Wales, which has some of the most disadvantaged communities in Europe. Effective, comprehensive primary care improves not only health but also quality of life.

Student Mixes Science with Rap

September 23, 2008

A postgraduate student at the University of Glamorgan is making it his mission to make science more accessible to the public in his own special way.

Glamorgan Expert's Book on Nutrition

July 28, 2008

A nutritionist has published a no-nonsense guide to children’s nutrition following years of talking to Welsh schoolchildren and parents about obesity.

Science Museum Book Launch for University Academics

July 18, 2008

The latest book by Professor Mark Brake and Reverend Neil Hook, FutureWorld, is launched today, Friday 18th July, by the Science Museum in London.

Karen Makes Learning Childs' Play

July 18, 2008

Karen Parker, Manager of the Play Centre at the University of Glamorgan is celebrating this week after scoring a First Class Honours Degree in Childhood Studies.

Top Honours for Glamorgan Science Professor

July 8, 2008

Mark Brake, Professor of Science Communication at the University of Glamorgan has been elected Fellow of the Institute Of Physics (IoP) in recognition of his public engagement work in science.

International Disaster Management Conference

July 7, 2008

Experts on all areas of disaster management from across the globe will converge on Cardiff this week (10th and 11th July) for a conference on disaster management being organised by the University of Glamorgan.

Glamorgan Astronomers Receive Prize for Public Engagement

July 4, 2008

Astronomers and science communicators at the University of Glamorgan have been awarded a prize for Public Engagement by the Astrobiology Society of Britain.

School Partnership wins Rolls Royce Prize

July 3, 2008

A partnership between Pontygof Primary School in Ebbw Vale and the University of Glamorgan has won a science award from Rolls-Royce plc in recognition of its outstanding contribution to science teaching.

Top Welsh Honour for Midwifery Lecturer

July 1, 2008

Janine Wyn Davies, 51, a Senior Lecturer in Midwifery at the University of Glamorgan has been honoured with an invitation to join the Gorsedd of the Bards of the Isle of Britain.

Astrobiology Conference at Glamorgan

July 1, 2008

The third conference of the Astrobiology Society of Britain, ASB3: The Living Universe, will take place at the University’s ATRiuM campus in Cardiff between 2nd and 4th July.

Europe's First Human Simulator at Glamorgan

June 19, 2008

The University of Glamorgan is now home to Europe’s first ‘iStan’, a state-of-the-art human patient simulator which can help trainee medical professionals to gain as close to real-life experience of treating a patient as possible without working on the real thing.

WIHSC Response to the Proposals to Reorganise NHS Wales

June 10, 2008

The current proposals to re-structure the NHS in Wales offer a golden opportunity to breathe new life into the health service. But the Government must go well beyond changing the structures.

Professor Brings Science to Music Concert

June 9, 2008

Professor Mark Brake of the Faculty of Health Sport and Science, is to work with world-famous Welsh harpist Catrin Finch on a science and music rendition of the Planets by Gustav Holst.

Clean, Green Tribrid Minibus - A First for Europe

June 5, 2008

A carbon free minibus powered by three different green technologies – the first of its kind in Europe – was unveiled and officially launched in Wales today (Thursday June 5 ) – on World Environment Day

Business School Lecturer Appointed as Physical Activity Chair

June 5, 2008

Senior Lecturer, Rob Griffiths, has recently been appointed as chair of the ‘Developing People’ working group for Rhondda Cynon Taf. The group forms part of the Active Living Partnership that aims to increase the levels of physical activity within the local authority and help to achieve the Sports Council for Wales’ objectives.

International Disaster Management Conference

May 15, 2008

An international conference on all aspects of disaster management will take place at the Cardiff International Arena from 10th – 11th July.

New Degree course tackling violence to health care workers

May 12, 2008

A new degree has been validated and launched by the University of Glamorgan’s Faculty of Health, Sport and Science.

The National DNA Database on Trial

May 8, 2008

The Human Genetics Commission has estimated that 25% of the male population and 7% of the female population will soon be on the National DNA database.

Now, a research project led by Dr Rachel Iredale, from the Genomics Policy Unit, at the University of Glamorgan has won funding of £27,914 from the Wellcome Trust to examine just what that means for young people.

Visiting Researcher Award for Glamorgan Professor

April 22, 2008

Julien Baker, Professor of Exercise Physiology from the University of Glamorgan, has been awarded with the International Investigator Award for 2008 by the American Society of Exercise Physiologists (ASEP).

Genetics and Merthyr Youth Project Off to a Flying Start

April 16, 2008

Young people in Merthyr got to grips with genetics and family history when they met for the first time as participants last week in a new genetics project being run by the University of Glamorgan.

Delayed Transfers of Care need a Radical New Approach

April 15, 2008

The number of people stuck in hospital beds that don’t need to be there remains a major problem in Welsh hospitals, despite massive efforts to improve the situation. A radical new approach is now needed to tackle this stubborn problem.

Sports Star Chooses Career in Medicine

March 26, 2008

19 year-old University of Glamorgan student Lloyd Evans has swapped his football boots for a career in medicine after enrolling on a medical sciences course.

Attitudes to Genetic Conditions Explored

February 25, 2008

A grant of £128,000 has been awarded to the Genomics Policy Unit at the University of Glamorgan to fund a two year project which will explore the attitudes of young people in the Valleys to genetic conditions.

Nursing Lecturer’s Brisbane Visit

February 22, 2008

This month Jane Willock Senior Lecturer in Children’s Nursing at the University of Glamorgan, and Children’s Nurse Practitioner at University Hospital of Wales has visited to the Royal Children’s Hospital in Brisbane Australia to conduct a series of workshops.

Hair Breakthrough for Drug Testing

February 19, 2008

Major breakthroughs in the analysis of hair to identify drug and alcohol abuse have been made by researchers at the University of Glamorgan.

Storytelling for Change

January 29, 2008

A unique one day storytelling conference designed to illustrate how both public and private sector organisations are using stories to facilitate change, and to demonstrate the benefits of storytelling to the Welsh public service is being held in Cardiff this week (Wednesday 30th January).

Fuel of the Future to be Developed at Baglan

January 21, 2008

Construction work has started on Wales’ first Renewable Hydrogen Research and Demonstration Centre based on Baglan Energy Park. The £1.7m centre is being developed by The University of Glamorgan in partnership with Neath Port Talbot Council.

Shining a Light on Crime

January 18, 2008

During a recent visit to the University of Glamorgan, Sergeant Nick Cooper of the South Wales Police Surveying Unit demonstrated the University’s terrestrial LiDAR system.

Midwifery Student's Scholarship Win

January 18, 2008

A student from the University of Glamorgan has received a prized scholarship from the Royal College of Midwives (RCM) to attend the International Confederation of Midwives conference in Glasgow in June 2008.

£1.2 million funding for health research

January 17, 2008

A £1.2 million grant to enable research into major health conditions and improve patient care has been announced by Welsh Assembly Government Health Minister Edwina Hart.

Graduation Day at Glamorgan

December 17, 2007

Graduation celebrations got underway at the University of Glamorgan this week, 17th December.

NHS Wales Barometer 2007

December 6, 2007

NHS Wales Barometer 2007 is a report based on the third annual survey by the Welsh Institute of Health and Social Care, based at the University of Glamorgan, of leadership opinion in NHS Wales and its partners.

Students Take Lead in Tag Rugby Festival

November 15, 2007

Young rugby enthusiasts gathered at the University of Glamorgan this month for a tag rugby festival organised by students on the University’s Foundation Degree in Rugby Coaching and B.Sc. (Hons) degree Sport Science and Rugby in conjunction with the Cardiff Blues, Rhondda Cynon Taf and Welsh Rugby Union community rugby development officers.

Comet Holmes over Welsh Skies

November 12, 2007

University of Glamorgan astronomers have photographed periodic comet Holmes, which underwent an outburst last month making it visible to the naked eye.

New Welsh Beacon to bring universities and public closer

November 12, 2007

People in Wales will be able to play a much more interactive role in the work of higher education institutions thanks to a collaborative partnership of leading Welsh organisations.

£5 million Low Carbon Research Institute Launched

November 8, 2007

During a visit to Wales by European Research Commissioner Janez Potocnik to Wales today, 8th November, First Minister Rhodri Morgan announced the Welsh Assembly Government’s approval for four Welsh universities, including the University of Glamorgan, to receive a share of £5.1 million to develop a Low Carbon Research Institute.

Rugby at Glamorgan

October 23, 2007

Rugby Coaching students at the University of Glamorgan have made a fantastic start to the academic year in the vocational elements of the Foundation Degree Rugby Coaching & Performance and Sport Science and Rugby Degree courses.

Drug Abuse in Sport

October 15, 2007

Dr Mike Graham, Professor Bruce Davies and Professor Julien Baker of the University of Glamorgan’s Faculty of Health, Sport and Science presented a keynote lecture at the UK’s first Performance and Image enhancing Drugs conference earlier this month.

Community of Scholars meets Health Minister

October 1, 2007

Research Capacity Building Collaboration, Wales (rcbcwales), an exciting new healthcare initiative was launched last week, 26th September 2007 by Minister for Health Edwina Hart at the Senedd. The aim of this initiative is to develop research capacity in nursing, midwifery and allied health professionals in Wales.

Glamorgan and Cardiff form Astrobiology Partnership

September 20, 2007

Astrobiology experts from the University of Glamorgan and Cardiff University have formed a unique collaboration which will put Wales at the forefront of worldwide research in astrobiology.

Group to take Action against Poverty in Africa

September 17, 2007

‘PONT’, an organisation which links Pontypridd with a town in Uganda will meet at the University of Glamorgan’s Faculty of Health, Sport and Science this week, 22nd September, to showcase a project which will help combat poverty in Africa.

WEDHS honoured at 2007 Diversity Awards

September 13, 2007

At the 2007 Diversity Awards, held at the National Assembly for Wales Sennedd building last Friday, 7th September , Glamorgan’s Wales Equality and Diversity in Health and Social Care Support Service (WEDHS) was honoured with the ‘Educational Body Award’.

Healthcare Doctorate Launched

August 29, 2007

A new doctorate level qualification being launched by the University of Glamorgan will be the only one of its kind in Wales to the aimed at professionals working in the social care sector.

University Professor Leads Disaster Conference

August 28, 2007

Professor Brian Hobbs, Pro Vice-Chancellor of the University of Glamorgan will chair a two-day conference at the Dealing with Disasters Conference 2007: Resilience, Response and Investigation, which is being held at Northumbria University on 5–6 September 2007.

Simulation gives students vital experience

August 23, 2007

Students from the University of Glamorgan’s MSc in Disaster Healthcare course, have taken part in a simulation exercise at the University’s Clinical Simulation Centre to experience how they would cope with a terrorist attack involving smallpox.

Experience the World with Geography

August 20, 2007

The University of Glamorgan’s Geography and the Environment courses provide fantastic opportunities for students to gain a real life insight into geographical processes by completing fieldwork in a wide range of locations.

Glamorgan Astronomers View Meteor Shower

August 13, 2007

University of Glamorgan astronomers recorded a total of 123 meteors during this year’s annual Perseid meteor shower on the night of the 12/13th August. This was a good total despite cloud cover ruining the latter part of the viewing session.

Rugby Coaching Qualification first for Wales

August 7, 2007

Rugby coaches of the future will soon be emerging from the University of Glamorgan as the institution launches Wales’ first foundation degree in rugby coaching and performance.

Forensic Biology Course Launched

August 3, 2007

An exciting, challenging and practical course emphasising the application of biology in forensics investigations is being launched at the University of Glamorgan this year.

Welsh Team Fitness Tested at Glamorgan

June 28, 2007

The Wales rugby team were put through their paces at the University of Glamorgan this week when they undertook VO2 tests in the science labs.

The Future of Forensics Debated

June 25, 2007

Academics from the University of Glamorgan will join some of the UK’s top police officers and experts in forensic science, in a major conference looking at the future of Forensic Science, this week (26th/27th June).

New Recruits Receive Official Warrant

June 20, 2007

The first set of University of Glamorgan police science students to qualify for the Advanced Appointment Scheme received their police warrants at a ceremony this month.

Patients’ Experiences to Inform Health Professionals

June 19, 2007

A unique website, which will help health professionals to better understand peoples’ experiences of living with a genetic condition, will be launched today.

Welsh Team get put through their Paces

June 8, 2007

The Welsh Rugby Union team have undertaken physiological assessments at the University of Glamorgan’s Health and Exercise Science Research Unit, Faculty of Health, Sport and this week.

World-Famous Astrophysicist Joins CASE

May 14, 2007

World-renowned astrophysicist Professor Chandra Wickramasinghe has joined the University of Glamorgan as Visiting Professor to the University’s Centre for Astronomy and Science Education (CASE).

Infrared Astromony Lecture

May 10, 2007

Dr. Rhodri Evans, of the University of Glamorgan’s faculty of Health, Sport and Science this month gave a talk to the Sir William Herschel Group at the Bath Royal Literary and Scientific Institution on his research in infrared astronomy.

Thai Delegation Visits Glamorgan

May 10, 2007

The University of Glamorgan’s Centre for Astronomy and Science Education (CASE) welcomed a delegation from Thailand this week as part of a fact finding mission to find out more about science education in the UK.

NASA Praises University Astronomers

May 9, 2007

NASA has voiced high praise for the work of the University of Glamorgan’s Centre for Astronomy and Science Education (CASE).

Sophia wins bursary for 'excellence' in water study

April 30, 2007

University of Glamorgan student Sophia McKirdy’s environmental research project has won her a bursary from Dwr Cymru Welsh Water.

First Minister Unveils Sculpture

April 26, 2007

A sculpture of the bust of Aneurin Bevan, set to inspire Wales’ nurses and health care workers of the future, was unveiled this week by First Minister Rhodri Morgan at the University of Glamorgan’s Faculty of Health, Sport and Science.

Sky at Night Celebration for Glamorgan Lecturer

April 23, 2007

Dr. Rhodri Evans, senior lecturer in Astrophysics at the University of Glamorgan is appearing in a documentary on S4C this week, 24th April, to talk about the success of the long-running astronomy programme The Sky at Night.

Students Take to the Road for Chiropractic Awareness Week

April 16, 2007

As research reveals that bad posture could be costing people in Wales both their health and their employment, chiropractic students from the Welsh Institute of Chiropractic (WIOC) at the University of Glamorgan are hitting the streets of Cardiff to teach members of the public a 3 minute exercise routine that could help improve their posture.

Glamorgan scientist at 20th Hay Literary Festival

April 2, 2007

Professor Denis Murphy, a biotechnologist from the University of Glamorgan, will speak at this year’s Hay Literary Festival.

Geography Network Launched

March 21, 2007

An initiative led by the University of Glamorgan has seen the launch this month of the South East Wales Geography Network (SEWGN) which will bring together geography teachers and pupils from across the region.

Walter Idris Jones Lecture

March 19, 2007

Dr Rhodri Evans of the University of Glamorgan will deliver the annual Walter Idris Jones lecture on Wednesday 21st March at the University of Wales, Aberystwyth.

Sports Medicine First

March 15, 2007

A centre for sports medicine, the first of its kind in Wales, is being launched today, 15th March, by Assembly Minister for Sport and Culture Alun Pugh.

Wales Leads the Way in Creating Hydrogen Economy

March 12, 2007

The use of hydrogen as a renewable fuel source came a step closer this month with the announcement that a pioneering hydrogen energy research and demonstration centre is to be built on the Baglan Energy Park.

Lunar Eclipse

March 6, 2007

University of Glamorgan astronomers Martin Griffiths, Allan Trow and Catherine Tryfona, assisted by Lee Pullen and a host of students turned out last Saturday, 3rd March, to welcome members of the public who had responded to the invitation to view the total Lunar eclipse.

Glamorgan Project Showcase

February 27, 2007

The Waste Treatment Technology Project, lead by the University of Glamorgan, was one of the key projects showcased at this week’s ‘Pinnacle Live’ event.

Citizens want Health Checks for All in Wales

February 22, 2007

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All people in Wales, no matter what their state of health, should receive a full health MoT after they reach the age of 50. This is one of the key findings of a report to be launched today (22nd February 2007) detailing the findings of a specially convened ‘citizens jury’.

Medical Science Partnership First

February 5, 2007

A unique partnership between the University of Glamorgan and Cardiff University’s School of Medicine will see more opportunities for students to study medicine in Wales.

Cuban Education Delegation Visits Glamorgan

January 29, 2007

This month the University of Glamorgan played host to some of the leading figures in Cuba’s Higher Education system.

Professor Leads NASA Publication

January 8, 2007

Professor Mark Brake of the University of Glamorgan’s Centre for Astronomy and Science Education (CASE) is one of the leading editors launching the European edition of NASA‘s online Astrobiology Magazine.

Police Jobs Secure for Glamorgan Graduates

December 4, 2006

From next year, the top students on the University of Glamorgan’s Police Sciences course will secure jobs with South Wales police on graduating.

Energy Saving Lecture at Glamorgan

November 13, 2006

The University of Glamorgan set the scene for an inspiring and strident lecture on Sustainable Energy this month.

Film Role for CASE

November 9, 2006

The Centre for Astronomy and Science Education has recently worked with Blast Films and the BBC in the production of their Science Fiction Britannia season due to kick off next Monday, 13th November.

Getting Serious About Sustainable Energy

November 1, 2006

Key figures from the renewable energy industry will meet at the University of Glamorgan this month to discuss the UK and Welsh policies on sustainable energy.

Field Course Visits Sicily

October 26, 2006

Second year geography students at the University of Glamorgan took part in a field course this month visiting Mount Etna, Europe’s largest volcano which is currently erupting.

Glamorgan's Lead in Science Shop Initiative

October 23, 2006

A major investment to support regeneration and education in the Heads of the Valleys area in South Wales has been announced today.

Sky Movies Debut for University Professor

October 10, 2006

Professor Mark Brake of the University of Glamorgan’s Centre for Astronomy and Science Education (CASE) will take part in a science fiction documentary this week for Sky Movies.

Citizen's Jury Makes Top Health Decisions

October 3, 2006

A ‘jury’ made up of 16 members of the public will be presenting its verdict next week on the issue of who is responsible for preserving the health of the Welsh nation, what help and information people want, and what role medicines should play in maintaining our health.

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