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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.

Swedish Collaboration brings Major Funding Success for Glamorgan History

November 2, 2012

University of Glamorgan historian Chris Evans has won funding worth £330,000 over the next three years in partnership with Professor Göran Rydén of Uppsala University in Sweden. Their project, Places for Making, Places for Taking: Metals in the Global Eighteenth Century, has been awarded a coveted grant by the Swedish funder Riksbankens Jubileumsfond.

Swansea Copper Research Project visits Australia

September 13, 2012

A major research project led by Professor Chris Evans at the University of Glamorgan is to visit South Australia to hold an international workshop on the subject of ‘Swansea Copper’.

Glamorgan Records Office Open Session

September 12, 2012

The Glamorgan Records Office is visiting the University of Glamorgan on Friday 5th October to present an open session on how records can be best utilised by knowledge thirsty researchers.

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.

20 PhD full scholarships announced by Glamorgan

September 4, 2012

To mark its 100th birthday the University of Glamorgan is looking for 20 bright new research stars to begin fully funded PhD study opportunities worth a total value of £900,000.

Making the impossible, possible - supercomputing for computational biology

July 31, 2012

Fujitsu is supporting HPC Wales in providing high performance computing to academic and business institutions in Wales, helping to revitalize the Welsh economy.

Glamorgan's Research in University Alliance Publication

June 28, 2012

The University of Glamorgan’s Centre of Excellence in Mobile Applications and Services (CEMAS) is featured in a national publication 'Problem Solved: university research answering today’s challenges’ which has been launched this week.

Glamorgan Professor receives CBE in Queen's Birthday Honours list

June 16, 2012

Professor Stuart Cole has been awarded a CBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours list.

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.

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.

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.

Peter Hain on building democracy in South Africa and Northern Ireland: 2012 Lord Merlyn Rees lecture

March 21, 2012

As democracy in South Africa comes of age and Northern Ireland continues on the path to peace, The University of Glamorgan invites you to The 2012 Lord Merlyn Rees Lecture.

Building democracy: lessons from South Africa and Northern Ireland
Rt. Hon. Peter Hain MP

Thursday 26 April 2012
at 6pm
Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama

Project to ‘clean up’ the use of coal

March 12, 2012

The University of Glamorgan, as coordinator of a collaborative consortium of 13 EU partners, has secured over €9 million from the European Commission for a research project which will investigate how coal can be burnt so as to facilitate Carbon Capture and Storage, thereby minimising CO2 emissions to the environment.

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.

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.

Welsh Crucible: call for applications now open

January 31, 2012

The call for applications has now opened for the Welsh Crucible, a prestigious professional and leadership development programme for the future research leaders of Wales.

Grassroots arts activity makes ‘significant contribution’ to civil society

January 10, 2012

Professor Hamish Fyfe, of the University of Glamorgan’s Cardiff School of Creative & Cultural Industries is one of the academics responsible for a report, released this week by the Third Sector Research Centre, stating that grassroots arts activity makes a ‘very significant and positive contribution’ to the development of Civil Society.

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.

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.

History Professor Scoops Prestigious Funding Award

August 8, 2011

Dr Chris Evans University of Glamorgan historian Dr Chris Evans is to lead a major international research project supported by The Leverhulme Trust

Comparing the Arab Spring with the fall of the Berlin Wall “is farce”

June 24, 2011

With repressive regimes falling across the Middle East and North Africa, the world is seeing the biggest movement to democracy since the fall of Communism. But is history repeating itself, or is the “Arab Spring” something totally different?

First Minister to open Cyfrwng Media Wales Conference: 16-17 June 2011

June 7, 2011

The First Minister will open the the Cyfrwng Media Wales Conference, one of Europe’s leading conferences for television, new media, film, radio, journalism, performance and visual art, on Thursday 16 June 2011.

Attended by academics, students and media industry professionals, it aims to address some of the key issues facing the media in Wales and other small nations today. This year’s conference is being hosted by the Centre for the Study of Media and Culture in Small Nations from 16-17 June at the University of Glamorgan’s ATRiUM in Cardiff.

Award-winning Poets Share their Experiences of Illness

May 23, 2011

At an event at the University of Glamorgan on Monday June 6th, the T. S. Eliot prize-winning poet Professor Philip Gross and former National Poet of Wales Gwyneth Lewis will be in conversation with academics Professor Maggie Kirk and Dr Martin Willis about their experiences of illness and medical care.

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.

Women’s Entrepreneurship Hub project deemed a success by Brussels

May 5, 2011

The recently completed two year, three country Women’s Entrepreneurship in the European Union (WEEU) Project, led by Christine Atkinson, Head of the University of Glamorgan’s Women’s Entrepreneurship Hub: Centre for Enterprise has just received a positive report from the Brussels appointed external expert assessor.

Laser Technology Set to Revolutionise Manufacturing

May 5, 2011

Researchers at the University of Glamorgan have innovated a laser that is set to transform manufacturing.

Using Stories To Connect Communities

April 14, 2011

The next George Ewart Evans Centre for Storytelling annual symposium on Storytelling and Translation will take place at the University of Glamorgan’s Atrium campus in Cardiff on 6th and 7th May 2011.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Watchdog finds too many passengers in Wales are being ‘kept in the dark’

February 24, 2011

Passenger Focus is calling for real-time information at every unstaffed station as a minimum standard, waiting area improvements and encouragement of community-station partnerships following passenger research in Wales.

The independent passenger watchdog with the Wales Transport Research Centre has investigated why passenger satisfaction with stations in Wales is consistently lower than the Great Britain average. Passenger Focus has discussed its findings with the Welsh Assembly Government during the course of the research, so has welcomed its recent promises to address information and accessibility issues, particularly as part of future franchise considerations. However, the watchdog is pushing for action to be taken sooner rather than later.

One passenger commented: “Real-time information would be good, I was once stuck for 30 minutes at the station, there had been an accident affecting the line, but I had no way of getting any information.”

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.

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.

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.

Blaina Cricket Club Takes to the Field to Track Down its History

December 22, 2010

Collection Provides Rich Resource for Theatre Research

December 16, 2010

A collection of theatre programmes covering performances by Dame Judi Dench, Sir John Gielgud and Lord Olivier has been unveiled at the University of Glamorgan.

Welsh Crucible promotes interdisciplinary collaboration and innovation

December 8, 2010

A new initiative will bring together bright thinkers from different academic disciplines and industries across Wales to find solutions to some of today’s complex challenges.

The newly launched Welsh Crucible is a programme of personal, professional and leadership development for 30 promising research leaders of the future who are building their careers in Wales.

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?

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 – – 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.

Launch of new Centre for Crime and Social Justice linking universities across Wales

November 24, 2010

The University of Glamorgan and Aberystwyth University have joined with five other universities across Wales to form the Welsh Centre for Crime and Social Justice (WCCSJ), which will be formally launched at the Senedd at 5.00 p.m. today, Wednesday, November 24, 2010.

Enterprise Research Recognised at Leading International Conference

November 22, 2010

A research paper co-authored by Professor Gary Packham and Dr Brychan Thomas, together with Dr Piers Thompson of UWIC and Dr. Robbie Williams (both previously of Glamorgan Business School) examining the “Shortages of IT Skills in UK SMEs”, has been awarded one of the best paper prizes at the 33rd Institute for Small Business and Entrepreneurship (ISBE) conference held in London.

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.

Global drivers of change and their implications for national research priorities

November 17, 2010

Dr Martin Rhisiart, Director of Glamorgan Business School’s Centre for Research in Futures and Innovation, is undertaking a project for Forfás, the national policy advisory body for enterprise and science in Ireland, on global drivers and trends and their implications for research investment in Ireland.

New book explores impact of groundbreaking drama Cathy Come Home

November 12, 2010

The impact of groundbreaking drama Cathy Come Home is explored in a new book out today (Friday 12th November).

Its story is very simple: Cathy (Carol White), newly arrived in London from the provinces, meets and marries Reg (Ray Brooks) and starts a family. An accident results in Reg losing his job, and the film charts their remorseless descent through the housing system, which is revealed as being inadequate and heartless. By the end of the film, Cathy and her three children are in a hostel for the homeless, from which she is eventually evicted. Finally, in one of the most emotional scenes in the history of television drama, Cathy’s children are forcibly removed from her by social services on Liverpool Street Station.

Giving Patients’ Families a Voice

November 5, 2010

Understanding illness through the experience of patients and their families is the focus of a new research project being carried out by academics at the University of Glamorgan and Cardiff University.

Off Sick: Narratives of Illness Past and Present breaks new ground in bringing together literary scholars, historians, medical practitioners, social scientists, and artists, to explore the experiences of people and families in South Wales who have been affected by severe or long-term illness. The Project Director, Dr Martin Willis, of the University of Glamorgan’s English department, said “by bringing together perspectives on illness in the present and from the past, we learn a lot more about ourselves and our communities.”

JPR: Rugby “must wake up” to injury crisis

October 27, 2010

British Lion launches medical research partnership with University of Glamorgan

See images of the event here

Former British Lion and Wales captain JPR Williams is warning the rugby world that it must “wake up” to the rising tide of injuries caused by the modern game. The consultant surgeon, who won 55 caps playing for Wales, makes the comments as he launches a research partnership with the University of Glamorgan in South Wales to quantify and address the problem. A major conference on rugby injuries is taking place on Thursday 28 October at the University, with former British Lions and experts from the playing, coaching, medical and research world debating how the rugby players of today can be protected and treated.

New funding facility for innovation in the humanitarian sector

October 14, 2010

A new landmark grant making facility to support greater operational innovation within the humanitarian sector was launched today, Thursday 14th October.

Telling the Story of Grassroots Cricket

September 22, 2010

The opportunity to capture cricket’s importance in the lives of ordinary people, and celebrate the grassroots game is the focus of an exciting new project between the George Ewart Evans Centre for Storytelling at the University of Glamorgan and MCC.

Centre for Enterprise sponsors South Wales Business Awards

September 15, 2010

WS Marketing is pleased to announce that the Centre for Enterprise, University of Glamorgan has become one of the feature sponsors of the South Wales Business Awards 2010.

The Centre for Enterprise has partnered with the South Wales Business Awards, to become one of its major sponsors for 2010. The University of Glamorgan is also the sponsor of the most recent category – “Social Enterprise of the year”.

The awards since their launch in 2008, have celebrated the best in South Wales business. Last year’s awards were attended by over 170 of the most successful business people in South Wales.

Founder of the South Wales Business Awards, Wesley Skene says “We’re delighted to be working with the Centre for Enterprise. As one of the UK’s most successful universities, Glamorgan is a champion of entrepreneurship and contributes greatly to the Welsh business community. The South Wales Business Awards is looking forward to enjoying a successful partnership with the Centre for Enterprise for many years to come”

Professor Gary Packham, Director for Enterprise at the University of Glamorgan said “the University is proud to be associated with the South Wales Business Awards. Wales has many businesses which are achieving great things in a difficult economic climate and it’s essential that they’re given the recognition they deserve. We are delighted to be involved and look forward to helping the awards grow and highlight Welsh business successes.”

Welsh women entrepreneurs fly the flag in France

September 15, 2010

To mark the end of the two year, three country Women’s Entrepreneurship in the European Union (WEEU) project, delegates from across Europe are travelling to a conference in Paris to exchange best practice and new ideas on teaching and learning for women entrepreneurs. Led by the Women’s Entrepreneurship Hub: Centre for Enterprise of the University of Glamorgan, with the support of the EU Lifelong Learning Programme, the WEEU project has brought together businesses and higher education institutions in Wales, France and Lithuania to work on the development of innovative teaching and learning approaches to equip today’s women entrepreneurs with the knowledge and skills to succeed in the future and play a full part in the economic recovery of the next few years and beyond.

Hospice of the Valleys Moves a Step Closer

September 9, 2010

A permanent base for palliative care in the Borough of Blaenau Gwent has moved a stepped closer with the unveiling of the master plan for the Hospice of the Valleys in Ebbw Vale.

Currently the Hospice of the Valleys team provides specialist palliative care at home for patients living within the borough of Blaenau Gwent. Over the past 14 years the number of people cared for by the Hospice has increased by 88% to 550 patients. The Hospice has outgrown its present offices and needs a new, purpose built Hospice Centre that will more adequately cater for its current and future needs.

Creating national identity through theatre

September 8, 2010

This week academics from the world of theatre and performance will converge on the University of Glamorgan’s ATRiuM campus in Cardiff for the fifth annual TaPRra (The Theatre & Performance Research Association) conference.

Wales leads the way in fight against climate change

September 8, 2010

Wales is set to become the first country in the world to mobilise a national response to climate change.

At yesterday’s launch (7 September, 2010) by HRH Prince Charles, of the Size of Wales project, speakers and guests heard that the country was poised to help sustain an equivalent area of tropical forest in Africa, reaping benefits for communities both there and at home.

Successful first year for Bwcabus

August 26, 2010

An award winning transport project that is revolutionising public transport in West Wales celebrated its first birthday on 24th August.

French Muslims – Exploring the Issues

August 23, 2010

The dilemmas faced by Muslims living in France are examined in a new book out early next month.

Entrepreneurship Vital to Economic Recovery

July 23, 2010

The ERP does not go far enough in explaining how the new infrastructure will be implemented to maximise the opportunities for entrepreneurs and innovative growth oriented businesses according to Professor Gary Packham, Director of the University of Glamorgan’s Centre for Enterprise.

Glamorgan Spin-Out GeoVS Ltd Secures £250,000 Investment

July 21, 2010

The University of Glamorgan spin-out company, GeoVS Ltd, has secured a £250,000 equity investment from Commercial Funding Provider for SMEs, Finance Wales, to continue developing its interactive 3D visualisation and simulation software platform used in marine and geo-modelling applications including underwater planning, maritime navigation and vessel traffic management.

Bwcabus Wins National Award

July 19, 2010

The Bwcabus project scooped top honours in the National Transport Times Awards in Manchester last week.

Super Computer puts Research on the Fast Track

July 12, 2010

A new super computer that can handle and analyse massive amounts of data at high speed, is set to benefit a number of research projects at the University of Glamorgan.

Glamorgan Assists Sustainable Development in Uganda

July 6, 2010

Working with the people of Uganda to create opportunities for carbon positive investment in their land, and peacefully resolving potential land conflicts, is the focus of a research project based at the University of Glamorgan.

Women leading the way to recovery

June 24, 2010

“Inspiring Teaching and Learning for Welsh Women Entrepreneurs beyond 2010”
ATRiuM, University of Glamorgan Cardiff Campus
Tuesday 29 June 2010

The next generation of women entrepreneurs will share knowledge and skills from across Europe at a major event on Tuesday, 29 June 2010. Based at the University of Glamorgan’s Business School, the Women’s Entrepreneurship Hub: Centre for Enterprise will present teaching methods and research findings aimed at achieving success for female business leaders.

University and Anevia Develop New Set-Top Box Technology

June 18, 2010

The Integrated Communication Research Centre (ICRC), based at the University of Glamorgan, has created a new, feature-packed set-top box that aims to revolutionize the TV viewing experience. MediaShare was developed in partnership with Anevia who supplies the head-end technologies.

No stopping the revolutionary Bwcabus

June 16, 2010

BWCABUS is revolutionising public transport in rural west Wales.

The outreach bus service is exceeding all expectations having carried its 10,000th passenger three-months ahead of schedule.

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.

Investigating Torchwood

June 10, 2010

As news of the return of Torchwood was announced, a symposium that will examine its cultural impact is being held at the University of Glamorgan’s Cardiff School of Creative & Cultural Industries next week, Friday 18th June

University Boost for Welsh Digital Games Industry

June 7, 2010

Ensuring the Digital Games industry in Wales can compete with the rest of the UK will be the focus of a new knowledge transfer centre at the University of Glamorgan.

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

Economic Downturn Affects Workplace Bullying and Harassment

May 27, 2010

In the current economic climate, are the challenges faced by organisations and their leaders having an impact on staff motivation and heightening feelings of bullying and harassment?

Autism in an ageing population

May 12, 2010

Tuesday’s meeting of the Welsh Assembly Cross Party Autism Group (CPAG) looked at how autism affects older people, and heard from Professor Ian Stuart-Hamilton of the University of Glamorgan. Professor Stuart-Hamilton conducted research on behalf of the Welsh Assembly Government’s ASD strategic action plan with a number of older people with autism in Wales, to find out how health and social services could better meet their needs.

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.

Storytelling and Science

May 10, 2010

Storytelling and Science will be the theme of The George Ewart Evans Centre for Storytelling’s Fourth Annual Symposium to be held at the University of Glamorgan’s ATRiuM campus in Cardiff later this week.

Accelerating the Intellectual Property Pipeline

April 21, 2010

An event explaining how academics with intellectual property and ideas can engage with Business Angels and their networks in order to accelerate the commercialisation of intellectual property and ideas.takes place at the University of Glamorgan on Friday April 30th, 10am – 2pm.

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.

Empty Buildings or Creative Spaces?

March 22, 2010

Turning empty buildings into hubs of creativity and innovation will be the focus of an event being held at the Muni Arts Centre in Pontypridd next week.

International Women’s Day- Encouraging Entrepreneurship

March 8, 2010

Helping women to overcome the barriers they face in business is a priority for the Women’s Entrepreneurship Hub, Centre for Enterprise, at the University of Glamorgan.

Doctor Who and Torchwood: Perceptions of Wales

March 1, 2010

Audience Council Wales and the University of Glamorgan will later this week (Friday 5th March) host a seminar to discuss the outcomes of research on portrayal conducted by the University on behalf of the Audience Council. This research considered the impact of Network television programmes on the perception of Wales and gave particular consideration to the impact of Doctor Who and Torchwood.

2010 Ursula Masson Memorial Lecture and Book Launch

February 26, 2010

Professor June Hannam of the University of the West of England will give the second Ursula Masson Memorial Lecture at 6.00 pm on International Women’s Day, Monday 8th March 2010, in the Glamorgan Conference Centre at the University of Glamorgan, Pontypridd, under the auspices of the Glamorgan Centre for Gender Studies in Wales.

Glamorgan Researcher Nominated for Media Award

February 24, 2010

Kick into Reading, a documentary made by Boomerang TV for BBC Wales last year, which focused on the work of Pat Ryan, has been shortlisted for an award at the Celtic Media Festival to be held in Northern Ireland in April.

Is (Temperature) Measurement Necessary or Important?

February 22, 2010

In everyday life people hardly give measurement a second thought. If they do it’s around things such as litres of fuel, weight of food, distances to places. Despite the general lack of awareness of the importance of measurement it is nevertheless essential for the proper functioning of any modern society.

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.

Making Archaeological Data Easily Accessible

February 10, 2010

Accessing findings from archaeological excavations will soon become easier thanks to researchers at the University of Glamorgan.

The University’s Hypermedia Research Unit has recently been awarded £110k from the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) for its Semantic Technologies Enhancing Links and Linked data for Archaeological Resources (STELLAR)project – a collaboration with York University’s Archaeology Department and English Heritage.

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.

Tonight's Inaugural Professorial Lecture has been Cancelled

January 12, 2010

Unfortunately due to the forecast of more bad weather affecting the area the Professorial Inaugural due to be given by Professor Christopher Meredith “Making, Saying and the Impulse to Write” scheduled to take place at 5.30pm has been cancelled.

University Leads the Way in Power train and Battery Technology

December 22, 2009

Battery and energy storage systems of the future are being put through their paces at the University of Glamorgan thanks to funding from A4B.

Glamorgan Professor Appointed to Advise Select Committee

December 21, 2009

Professor Catherine Farrell has been appointed as a special Adviser to the Welsh Affairs Committee in the House of Commons to undertake a review of the recently proposed Legislative Competence Order (LCO) on Education (relating to School Governance).

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.

PhD Studentship - QoS and Routing in Encrypted Networks

December 8, 2009

This industry funded research project is in partnership with QinetiQ Ltd. The company is a leading international provider of technology-based services and solutions to the defence, security and related markets; and work with government organisations, predominantly in the UK and USA including defence departments, intelligence services and security agencies.

To Value the Land: Narratives and Perspectives

December 1, 2009

The impending global land crisis will be the topic of the next Inaugural Professorial Lecture at the University of Glamorgan next week, Tuesday 8th December 2010.

Future Scenarios for the Arts in Wales

November 24, 2009

For the first time in almost a decade, those at the forefront of the arts in Wales have been asked to comment on what the future holds for the sector.

Glamorgan Goes Global on Women’s Enterprise Day

November 13, 2009

Staff from the Women’s Entrepreneurship Hub (Centre for Enterprise) at the University of Glamorgan, will be promoting welsh women entrepreneurs on Women’s Enterprise Day, Wednesday 18th November. The celebration is part of Global Enterprise Week which takes place from 16th to 22nd November

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.

Representing the War on Terror

November 4, 2009

The ways in which television drama and documentary have represented the war on terror since 9/11 will be examined at the University of Glamorgan on 21st November

The phrase ‘the War on Terror’ has become shorthand for the West’s response to the attack on New York’s twin towers in September 2001, and has never been far from our television screens since.

Involvement and Participation in Public Services - Citizens and Consumers

November 3, 2009

The involvement and participation of citizens in policy making will be the focus of the next Inaugural Professorial Lecture at the University of Glamorgan.

Using the ‘Voice, Choice and Exit’ framework, Professor Catherine Farrell will review and evaluate citizen and consumer involvement and participation as the model upon which to improve public services.

Cyber Crime Results Revealed

October 26, 2009

UK first survey revealed at Summit shows shocking state of e-Crime problem- and it’s all of our jobs to fight it.

Glamorgan Technology and Innovation Showcase

October 8, 2009

An event aimed at encouraging collaboration between higher education and business will be held at Cardiff City Stadium next week.

Former Senior Army Medic Joins Glamorgan

September 29, 2009

Alan Hawley CBE has joined the University of Glamorgan as Professor of Disaster Studies and will head up its new Disasters and Resilience Centre. The Centre will progress all aspects of the study of disasters and provide expert consultancy as required to others.

Life on Mars? With the current energy concerns in the UK it is like being back in the 70s again.

September 29, 2009

In the first of the University of Glamorgan’s Inaugural Professorial Lectures for the 2009/10 academic year, Professor Andrew Geens will look at our fleeting concerns about energy over the past few decades and how this has influenced his research.

Glamorgan Historian’s Funding Success

September 24, 2009

Glamorgan historian Dr Jonathan Durrant has won one of the first grants awarded under the Vitae Innovate scheme.

Enterprise Applications Could Transform Industry

September 22, 2009

Mobile applications aimed at business users have the potential for real economic impact according to a key industry figure.

Speaking at NGMAST 2009, Dr Walter Tuttlebee OBE, CEO of Mobile VCE said that enterprise applications could change the way business is conducted and transform industry.

Rolling Road Will Accelerate R&D in Green Automotive Technologies

September 9, 2009

The most advanced rolling road system of its kind in the UK is being built in Wales and will be capable of testing pure electric, hybrid electric as well as traditional internal combustion engine components.

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 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.

Free Course Aims to Encourage Women’s Enterprise

August 5, 2009

A free summer school to help women develop their entrepreneurial skills will take place at the University of Glamorgan in September.

Organised by the Women’s Entrepreneurship in the European Union (WEEU) project, with the support of the Lifelong Learning Programme of the European Union, the weeklong event will be held at the University’s ATRiuM campus in Cardiff between 9.30am and 4.30pm, Monday 14th September to Friday 18th September inclusive.

New Bullying at Work Study

July 23, 2009

The UK’s only centre for research into workplace behaviours is looking for people who have been bullied in the workplace to take part in its important research.

Working Lives

July 21, 2009

Funded by the Welsh Education Research Network (WERN) and the Economic & Social Research Council (ESRC), the ‘Working Lives’ research team is led by Dr Lynne Gornall, Centre for Enterprise, University of Glamorgan and brings together members from multiple academic disciplines across three Higher Education Instiutions in South Wales

Putting children first

July 17, 2009

Research conducted by a Glamorgan PhD student has helped to ensure that the needs, rights and wellbeing of asylum seeking children are at the heart of policy and service provision in Wales.

Glamorgan PhD research forecasts changes in housing market

July 16, 2009

Dr Stuart Paris, who received his PhD in a ceremony at the University of Glamorgan this week, has developed models that can predict changes in the housing market.

Education is Key to Disaster Preparedness

July 1, 2009

Educating local communities and empowering them to communicate their concerns is essential if we are to improve disaster preparedness, a conference heard yesterday.

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.

Glamorgan Business School Welcomes Female Inventors

June 26, 2009

Glamorgan Business School will sponsor a welcome reception for forty national and international guests from the Global Women Inventors and Innovators Network at the University’s Cardiff campus, the ATRiuM on Monday 29th June.

TaleEnders at the npower Ashes

June 19, 2009

Monday 22nd June sees the opening of the official “The npower Ashes come to Cardiff” exhibition in the Old Library in Cardiff, in advance of the first npower Ashes Test at the SWALEC Stadium from 8th-12th July.

Encouraging Entrepreneurship

June 19, 2009

Entrepreneurship should be embraced by everybody and not just seen as a business skill a conference in Brussels heard on Wednesday.

Dr Jennifer Law appears before the Treasury Select Committee as an expert witness

June 18, 2009

Dr Jennifer Law from the Department of Social Sciences in HaSS has recently appeared before the Treasury Select Committee as an expert witness.

Adults with Autism – the Unseen Population

June 16, 2009

Many adults and older people with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) could be living with the condition without even realising it.

Professor’s Work in Community Regeneration Honoured with an OBE

June 15, 2009

Professor Dave Adamson, Director of the University of Glamorgan’s Centre for Regeneration and Sustainable Communities has been awarded an OBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List.

International Festival First for Cardiff

June 15, 2009

The first international festival celebrating film and poetry in the UK was held in Cardiff last week at the University of Glamorgan’s ATRiuM building.

University Spinout Shortlisted for Top Award

June 10, 2009

University of Glamorgan spinout company RUMM Ltd has been shortlisted for the UK-wide ‘Impact Awards’, organised by Unico.

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.

Breaking Down Barriers for Business

May 27, 2009

The Welsh Assembly Government has published an important research report investigating the barriers that small and medium-sized enterprises in Wales face in accessing public sector contracts.

Welsh Storyteller Celebrated at Hay Festival

May 22, 2009

As part of the Hay International Festival, Professor Hamish Fyfe of the Cardiff School of Creative and Cultural Industries, University of Glamorgan, will chair a discussion on the life and legacy of the great writer and pioneer oral historian George Ewart Evans.

Storytelling and Gender – join in the debate.

May 8, 2009

Prize winning author Maria Warner will give the annual lecture at a Storytelling Symposium in Cardiff next week.

Her lecture Scheherazade’s Way: Magic and Transformation in the Tales of the 1001 Nights next Friday evening (15th May), kicks off a weekend of storytelling celebration and discussion in the University of Glamorgan’s ATRiuM campus, as part of The George Ewart Evans Centre for Storytelling’s Third Annual Lecture and Symposium ‘Storytelling and Gender’.

Glamorgan Storyteller ‘Kicks’ Into Reading

May 7, 2009

A unique project to help get children into reading will be the focus of a BBC Wales documentary to be broadcast tonight.

The programme covers some of the work of Dr Pat Ryan, Research Fellow at the George Ewart Evans Centre for Storytelling, at the University of Glamorgan.

One in Three Second-Hand Hard Disks Contain Sensitive Information

May 7, 2009

New research from the Faculty of Advanced Technology at the University of Glamorgan has revealed that a significant number of computer hard drives that are bought second-hand still contain sensitive company and personal information.

ATRiuM Academic Visits Tainan University

May 6, 2009

Leading international applied drama scholar, Dr Rea Dennis, has recently completed a comprehensive tour of Taiwan, the small island off the east coast of Mainland China.

BBC and Arts and Humanities Research Council publish findings of research partnership

April 30, 2009

The BBC and the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) are set to publish papers arising from their research partnership the ‘Knowledge Exchange Programme’.

The project was launched in 2007 to gain audience insights outside the scope of the BBC’s own in-house research, and give the academic community the benefit of unprecedented access to BBC archive material and internal data. Having disseminated the findings internally, some have been put into already working practice with the BBC

University Launches Innovative Technology Partnership

April 23, 2009

The news of a major industrial collaboration to produce the world’s first commercially viable bi-polar lead acid battery was announced today at the opening of the UK’s first Advanced Bi-polar Battery Development research facility.

Reading Ghosts - Reading Money

April 16, 2009

Are ghosts more material entities than they initially appear to be? All will be revealed at a public lecture at the University of Glamorgan.

Bridging the Digital Divide in Wales

March 31, 2009

A consortium led by the Wales Co-operative Centre has been awarded the contract to deliver Communities 2.0 a new initiative to tackle digital exclusion in Wales, Deputy Minister for Regeneration Leighton Andrews announced today.

Glamorgan Professor to Advise on the Future of Research and Innovation in Wales

March 31, 2009

Professor Brian Hobbs, Pro-Vice Chancellor (Research) at the University of Glamorgan has been appointed to the HEFCW Research, Innovation and Engagement Committee for the next three years. The role of the committee is to advise the Funding Council on its strategies for innovation, engagement with external stakeholders (Third Mission) and research activities and the policies and principles that need to underpin them in the long term, including funding arrangements.

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.

Professor Hobbs Co-Chairs Prestigious Group on Humanitarian Aid

March 24, 2009

Professor Brian Hobbs, Pro-Vice Chancellor (Research) at the University of Glamorgan has become the co-chair of a UK steering group aimed at improving relationships between Universities and the charitable Non-Governmental Agencies (NGOs) working in the fields of disaster relief and humanitarian assistance.

Researching Practice in Drama and Dance

March 11, 2009

University of Glamorgan drama academics Sam Boardman Jacobs and Rea Dennis from the Cardiff School of Creative & Cultural Industries have both been exploring new territory in practice as research in drama and dance this year.

The Dr Who Influence?

February 27, 2009

Researchers at the University of Glamorgan have been comissioned by the BBC Trust to examine the impact of landmark BBC Wales drama series on the way that Wales in general, and Cardiff and South Wales in particular, are represented.

Sustainable Regeneration: Breaking the Barriers

February 17, 2009


A one day conference and launch of the Centre for Regeneration and Sustainable Communities.

Thursday 26th February, Glamorgan Business Centre, University of Glamorgan

Do you have a Cuban Connection?

February 13, 2009

If you have an ancestor who went to Cuba in the nineteenth century, University of Glamorgan historian Dr Chris Evans would like to hear from you. He’s writing a book called Slave Wales, which looks at the importance of Atlantic slavery in Welsh history.

Plays for Today? BBC television drama of the 1960s and 70s revisited

February 9, 2009

Professor Stephen Lacey will examine the ‘Golden Age’ of television drama in a lecture at the University of Glamorgan’s ATRiuM campus in Cardiff tomorrow night (Tuesday 10th February).

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.

University Launches First Research Journal

January 21, 2009

The first edition of the ‘Journal of Applied Research in Higher Education’ has been published by the University of Glamorgan.

Research at Glamorgan receives international recognition

December 18, 2008

Professor David Halton Quote The University of Glamorgan has achieved excellent results in the Research Assessment Exercise (RAE) 2008, confirming its status as one of Wales’ research active universities. More than seventy per cent of Glamorgan’s research activity was assessed as being of a quality recognised internationally for its originality, significance and rigour with around 10% of this research recognised as world-leading.

The cost of crime against business Soars

December 4, 2008

Small businesses lose an average of £13,500 each because of crime every year, while more than two thirds of businesses are victims of crime, according to the latest survey released by the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) and compiled by Dr Gary Packham at the Glamorgan Business School.

Disabled people more likely to experience bullying and harassment at work

November 27, 2008

Disabled people and those with long term ill-health are facing higher levels of hostile and negative treatment in the workplace according to new research published by the Equality and Human Rights Commission today.

PhD student explores the world of girl gangs

November 24, 2008

National media interest in gangs in the United Kingdom has grown exponentially in recent years. University of Glamorgan PhD student Sarah Elliott is combining her interest on the influence of gender and crime to investigate the role and structure of girl gangs in the United Kingdom.

Glamorgan academic’s new role in global futures think-tank

November 19, 2008

Martin Rhisiart, Director of the Centre for Research in Futures and Innovation (CRI-FI) at the Glamorgan Business School, University of Glamorgan, has become the new Chair of the UK Node of the Millennium Project, a global think-tank which operates under the auspices of the World Federation of United Nations Associations (WFUNA).

Wales must tackle Bullying at Work Day

November 12, 2008

1 in 4 people in the UK have suffered at the hands of bullies at work.

FSB survey names banks as one of the biggest growth barriers for small businesses

November 7, 2008

Banks are among the biggest blocks to the growth of small businesses, the Federation of Small Businesses’ (FSB) biennial survey of sector trends has revealed.

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.

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.

University’s Hydrogen Fuelled Bus Nominated for Prestigious Award

September 30, 2008

The University of Glamorgan has been shortlisted for Outstanding Contribution To Innovation and Technology at the forthcoming Times Higher Education Awards 2008 for its hydrogen fuelled bus project.

One in Five Second Hand Mobiles Contain Sensitive Data

September 26, 2008

New research from BT, the University of Glamorgan and Edith Cowan University in Australia has revealed that a significant number of hand-held communication devices which are bought second-hand still contain sensitive company and personal information.

Cardiff’s Creative economy and culture set to benefit from University

September 17, 2008

A conference which will bring together organisations in the creative industries sector to work with university research staff was held at the University of Glamorgan’s ATRiuM building in Cardiff this week (17th September).

New Centre to Tackle Workplace Bullying Launched at the House of Lords

September 16, 2008

Bullying and stress in the workplace could be costing organisations in the UK a staggering £13.75billion a year*.

Mobile Technology Event gets International Support

September 16, 2008

An international forum which will look at the future of the telecommunications industry across the globe is being held in Cardiff this week (16th – 19th September).

New multi-million pound project to help create Wales of tomorrow

September 11, 2008

Leading Welsh universities have come together to deliver a £9M project which will help government, policy makers, and businesses better tackle major social problems in Wales.

Drama Lecturer in New York Performance

August 29, 2008

Rea Dennis, a senior lecturer in drama at the University of Glamorgan is taking part in a performance as part of ‘Performing the World ’08’ (PTW ’08), an international conference and festival that will take place from 2nd – 5th October in New York City.

Changing Attitudes of Rugby Supporters

August 26, 2008

Most Welsh rugby fans no longer enjoy watching their local rivals lose, a major study into Wales’ switch to regional rugby has found.

In a paper due to be published by the University of Wales Press in the Contemporary Wales series, it is revealed that supporters of most teams in Wales are less likely than before the reorganisation to want other Welsh sides to be beaten.

Improvements in local resilience planning vital

July 18, 2008

The developed world and developing countries need to improve local and community based resilience planning, reduce their dependence on the emergency services and improve their ability to respond immediately to unexpected events.

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.

International Conference to Focus on Cultures of Translation

June 24, 2008

An international conference focusing on various aspects of adaptation into film, performance, television, radio and other media will be held at the ATRiuM this week (26th – 28th June).

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.

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

University of Glamorgan goes Inside Coal House

June 2, 2008

As work begins on a second BBC Wales Coal House series, now set in the 40s, the University of Glamorgan is holding a symposium on Tuesday 3rd June, Inside Coal House, looking at the series and its representation of coalfield communities.

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.

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.

Bullying of teachers a massive and highly damaging problem

May 8, 2008

Nearly 80 per cent of teachers have been bullied over the last two years, a new survey has suggested.

Criminal Investigations to Benefit from Mobile Phone Research

April 28, 2008

High tech research being done at the University of Glamorgan could change the way mobile phones are used in criminal investigations across the world.

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.

Entrepreneurship is Vital for Raising Prosperity in Deprived Communities

March 18, 2008

Increasing entrepreneurial activity is critical in addressing economic inactivity and raising levels of prosperity within the poorer communities in Wales.

Tales of Welsh Cricket Clubs to be Recorded

March 18, 2008

The memories of players and supporters from cricket clubs across Wales are being preserved for all time as part of a project being carried out by the University of Glamorgan and Glamorgan Cricket.

Tale Enders Project Launch

March 12, 2008


WHAT: Launch of the ‘Tale Enders’ project by the University of Glamorgan and Glamorgan Cricket.

WHEN: Tuesday 18th March at 10.30am (lunch provided)

WHERE: ATRiuM building, Adam Street, Cardiff.

Theatre Book in line for Top Award

February 27, 2008

The Society for Theatre Research has today announced its short list for the Theatre Book Prize for books published in 2007.

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.

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.

Cricket Research Project Announced

February 13, 2008

Glamorgan Cricket has this week announced a partnership called `Tale-Enders’ with The University of Glamorgan as part of the Museum of Welsh Cricket project at the cricket club’s redeveloped stadium in Cardiff.

Wales leads the way in food science

February 6, 2008

Science graduates are being offered a stepping stone towards high-flying careers in the food and drink industry thanks to new courses being launched in Wales.

Major Small Business Project Comes to Wales

January 29, 2008

The contract to complete one of the UK’s largest studies of small businesses has been awarded to a team of academics based at the Welsh Enterprise Institute at University of Glamorgan Business School and Cardiff School of Management at the University of Wales Institute, Cardiff (UWIC).

Sweeney Todd DVD Appearance for Professors

January 24, 2008

Professors Richard Hand and Mike Wilson from the Cardiff School of Creative & Cultural Industries will be appearing on the DVD version of Tim Burton’s critically acclaimed new film Sweeney Todd, starring Johnny Depp and Helena Bonham Carter.

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.

£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.

WTRC part of winning team for National Transport Framework Contract

January 2, 2008

The Wales Transport Research Centre, based at the University of Glamorgan, is part of a consortium which has been awarded a Framework Consultancy Contract by the Assembly Government.

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.

Wales on Course to Provide World Class R&D for Powerboats

November 27, 2007

Welsh R&D expertise has the potential to provide significant benefits to the world of powerboat racing, according to researchers at the University of Glamorgan.

First Minister speaks on The Representation of Welsh Identity Abroad

November 13, 2007

Wales’ First Minister, the Rt Hon Rhodri Morgan AM will address The Representation of Welsh Identity Abroad at a symposium organised by the University of Glamorgan’s Centre for the Study of Media and Culture in Small Nations today (13th November 2007).

£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.

Life on Mars Symposium

November 8, 2007

A conference which will be the first ever to take a close look at the ground breaking drama ‘Life on Mars’ is being held at the University of Glamorgan’s Cardiff School of Creative & Cultural Industries (CCI) this month, 16th November.

Launch of UK research into bullying amongst teachers and lecturers

October 15, 2007

A UK-wide investigation into bullying amongst teachers and lecturers has been launched by the Teacher Support Network Group and the University of Glamorgan.

Study Underway for Wales’ Transport Research Hub

October 4, 2007

Transport experts at the University of Glamorgan have secured a bid worth almost £45,000 to investigate the feasibility of establishing an innovative new Research Hub which will allow a range of public and private sector organisations to work together to address transport issues in Wales.

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.

Hydrogen Powered Bus Revealed

September 25, 2007

A prototype mini bus fuelled by hydrogen and created in Wales will be showcased for the first time in London this week, 25th – 27th September.

Discarded Hard Disk Hold Sensitive Data

September 19, 2007

New research from BT and the University of Glamorgan, Edith Cowan University in Australia and Longwood University in the USA has revealed that a significant number of hard disks which are bought second-hand contain sensitive company and personal information.

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’.

Hard Disk Research Results Revealed

September 13, 2007

Information Security Researchers in the University of Glamorgan’s Faculty of Advanced Technology, have this week announced the results of their annual disk disposal survey.

Coward Play Rediscovered

September 13, 2007

A Noel Coward play, which has remained untouched for almost 90 years, has been rediscovered by academics at the University of Glamorgan’s Cardiff School of Creative & Cultural Industries.

Mobile Technology Event gets International Support

September 10, 2007

An international forum which will look at the future of the telecommunications industry across the globe is being held in Cardiff City Hall this week (11th – 14th September).

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 Researchers Win a Quarter of a Million Pounds in Research Funding in One Week

July 11, 2007

The Research Office is pleased to announce that in the last week, the University has been informed of four separate successful grant applications totalling over a quarter of a million pounds

Digital Storytelling Brings Opportunities for All

June 26, 2007

A ground-breaking bid to help people across the world record and broadcast their own unique digital stories has won £77,000 of funding from the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC).

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).

Visiting Smithsonian Fellow Surveys Welsh Cultural Resources

May 21, 2007

A Curator from the Smithsonian Institution’s Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage will be spending the autumn term as a Visiting Research Fellow at the University of Glamorgan’s new ATRiuM Cardiff campus, which opens this year.

Improvisation Conference First

April 11, 2007

The art of improvisation will be the theme of a conference, organised by the University of Glamorgan in Cardiff this week.

Advisory Posts for Fitness Experts

March 19, 2007

Professors Julien Baker and Bruce Davies of the University of Glamorgan have been appointed to the Welsh Rugby Union’s High Performance Research Advisory Group.

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.

Rugby Support in Wales as Strong as Ever

March 14, 2007

People are just as committed to supporting their regional rugby teams as they were to the Premier teams of four years ago.

Citizens want Health Checks for All in Wales

February 22, 2007

Welsh Version
Fersiwn Gymraeg

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’.

Street Crime Research

November 29, 2006

Street robbers often carry out their vicious crimes for “kicks”, to boost street cred, or are motivated by a sheer desire to fight, a report by the University of Glamorgan says today.

Small Nations: Big Subject

November 23, 2006

The University of Glamorgan is leading the way in academic research, establishing a research centre for the study of media and culture in small nations.

This is the first research centre in the UK and possibly the world to take as its focus of enquiry ‘small nations’.

Sensitive information Remains on Second Hand Disks

August 10, 2006

The University of Glamorgan along with Edith Cowan University in Australia and BT, has issued a report based on research to determine whether second-hand computer disks, purchased from a number of sources, still contained any information having not been effectively erased.

What Gives a Valleys Accent its 'Welshness'?

June 8, 2006

Welsh NHS Gets a Health Check

June 6, 2006

Online Fidelity

February 9, 2006

Research Links Food and Tourism Potential

February 8, 2006

Research to Generate Safer Environments for Older People

February 1, 2006

Forensic Degrees Remain Popular

May 5, 2005

Essays for the Highest Bidder

April 7, 2005

Essays for the Highest Bidder

April 7, 2005

Can Fans Fall In Love With Regional Rugby?

June 1, 2004

Rugby Research Wins Top Prizes for Fans

March 19, 2004

GM-Free Wales - Admirable aspiration or misguided fantasy?

July 15, 2003

Wales to be Transformed by Hydrogen Economy

June 11, 2003

Novel Plant Proteins Help Fight Hepatitis Infection

May 27, 2003

University of Glamorgan Finds the Perfect Beach

May 21, 2003

New Technology Offers Hope to Autism and Social Phobia Sufferers

May 12, 2003

Student is Staying Ahead of the Criminals

May 12, 2003

House Buyers to Benefit from Research Undertaken at Glamorgan

March 25, 2003

Study Highlights Unmet Need for Legal Skills to Support Welsh Agenda

February 24, 2003

University of Glamorgan Psychologists Reveal Rugby Fans Research Findings

November 21, 2002

Chiropractor Highlights Problems Of Work-Induced Back Pain

October 11, 2002

University Launches Research Project into Psychology of Rugby Fans

September 30, 2002

Wales Driving The Future In Hydrogen Research

June 18, 2002

University of Glamorgan Research Highlighted In New Enterprise And Knowledge Transfer Report

May 13, 2002

University of Glamorgan innovation highlighted in new 'Working for Wales' publication

March 25, 2002

University of Glamorgan's Evaluation Institute a European First

March 22, 2002

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