Outward Mobility As a student or staﬀ of Cardiﬀ Met there are many opportunities to participate in Outward Mobility. Students and staﬀ can study or work at over 1,000 universities across six continents. Opportunities are available from a variety of sources; for example, European Commission funded projects, Cardiﬀ Met Short Term Mobility Funding, Santander Scholarships and to Cardiﬀ Met’s Transnational Education (TNE) Partners.
Wales based partners: Acorn Learning Solutions Bridgend College Cardiﬀ and Vale College Coleg y Cymoedd
Cardiﬀ Met has many global connections and is associated with high-calibre partners in the UK and internationally. Cardiﬀ Met degree programmes are available to study in a variety of locations around the world. All of Cardiﬀ Met’s collaborative programmes are thoroughly vetted and are subject to regular and on-going checks to ensure the quality and standards of approved programmes oﬀered are of the highest standard. Below is a list of our TNE partners:
Above: Cardiﬀ Met alumnus Luke Evans volunteering at a Sport Cardiﬀ event in Cardiﬀ Bay.
WORKING WITH OTHERS TO STRENGTHEN HIGHER EDUCATION This key strategic objective of the University continues to be under-pinned in a number of ways through collaboration and partnerships. Examples include the popular public and inaugural academic lectures held through the year, and the hosting and organising of a wide range of public events. The International Association for Food Protection's (IAFP) European Symposium has long been shaping the future of food safety by providing a forum for the exchange of ideas with colleagues from across Europe working within industry, government and academia. These included hosting of the 11th IAFP European Symposium on Food Safety. The University's Food Industry Centre was responsible for managing this prestigious event, which was attended by several hundred food industry professionals.
The Service Design for Public Services (SPIDER) conference, organised by the University and Cardiﬀ Council, brought together more than 140 staﬀ working within public services from across the UK and the Continent of Europe to debate how design can make public services more eﬃcient, innovative and simple to navigate. The event funded by the European Commission, sought to stimulate new ideas, projects and connections which can contribute to tackling youth unemployment, to enhancing health and social care and to developing a culture of innovation across Europe.
A joint venture agreement with Cardiﬀ City Council has seen Cardiﬀ Met Sport assume responsibility for the delivery of Sport Development for the City, strengthening the University’s relationship with key stakeholders such as Sport Wales and Cardiﬀ City FC. The project will boost the sporting lives of 60,000 schoolchildren in 22 secondary schools and 101 primary schools. The initiative will also link with 400 community clubs and manage the hundreds of volunteers who have registered to help at major events.
The Cardiﬀ School of Education (CSE) is working with the Welsh Government to undertake further work in developing materials for schoolchildren in Wales to improve the country’s performance in the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA). Following a 2012-13 project within CSE’s Department of Initial Teacher Training, the Welsh Government have now commissioned CSE to produce a variety of classroom materials for KS3 and KS4 addressing the science skills pupils’ need to perform well both in PISA and at GCSE.
Cardiﬀ Met has been shortlisted in the Research Councils UK & PraxisUnico Impact Awards for its Knowledge Innovation Technology Exchange (KITE) project, in the ‘Outstanding Knowledge Exchange and Commercialisation Initiative’ category. KITE has increased sales of Welsh-based food and drink products by £75m, seven times above the target set and two years ahead of schedule.
Cardiﬀ Met Erasmus students in Denmark
International TNE partners: Applied Science University (ASU), Bahrain
Arab Academy for Science and Technology (AAST), Egypt City Unity College (CUC), Greece and Cyprus
Cardiﬀ Met Overseas Oﬃces
CTI Group (CTI), South Africa
Omani National Day at Cardiﬀ Met
East Asia Institute of Management (EASB), Singapore
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Gulf College (GC), Oman Overseas oﬃces
European funded projects
Cardiﬀ Met’s India oﬃce is in Delhi. It opened in April 2012 and plays an important role in supporting the University's activities in India. It oﬀers enhanced support for students, forging wider and deeper relationships with in-country partners, and provides further opportunities for educational partnerships in India.
Erasmus+ funded projects (formally known as Erasmus Mundus and Tempus) are an integral part of Cardiﬀ Met’s Internationalisation Strategy.
Cardiﬀ Met’s China oﬃce is in Beijing. It opened in June 2014, and provides Cardiﬀ Met students, sponsors and partners with professional help and advice. The Oﬃce also hosts Cardiﬀ Met strategic partners - Cardiﬀ and Vale College and Cardiﬀ Business Council, which helps promote the Cardiﬀ and Wales brand in China.
Cardiﬀ Met is the leading UK University in the coordination of Erasmus Mundus Action 2 Projects. This success brings Cardiﬀ Met’s overall funding to circa €27 million, and a portfolio of 6 coordinated Erasmus Mundus Action 2 Projects, 12 partner Erasmus Mundus Action 2 Projects, and 2 coordinated Tempus Projects.
Hong Kong University (HKU), China International College of Business and Technology (ICBT), Sri Lanka London School of Commerce (LSC), London (and overseas campuses) Modern University for Business and Science (MUBS), Lebanon Dancers at ICBT graduation ceremony in Sri Lanka
Rotary Club international dinner, Cardiﬀ
Perrotis College (PC), Greece
ICBT Cardiﬀ Met team in Sri Lanka
Planet EDU/QAI, India
Cardiﬀ Met is also involved in the new calls for Erasmus+ and has been awarded new EU and International credit mobility funding. This year the University has secured funding of more than €600,000 for student and staﬀ international exchanges with Brazil, China, Egypt, Europe, India, Indonesia, Lebanon and Morocco.
Renmin University (RMU), China Samsung Art and Design Institute (SADI), South Korea Superior Institutions for Science and Technology (SIST), Morocco Universal Business School (UBS), India Graduation ceremony celebrations at MUBS in Lebanon
Lynn Davies and Lord Sebastian Coe at Cardiﬀ Met's China oﬃce
Varna University of Management (VUM), Bulgaria
Cardiﬀ Met students and staﬀ visit Renmin University in China
English and Welsh language versions of this publication can be found at: cardiﬀmet.ac.uk/adolygiadblynyddol
From left to right, The Right Honourable The Lord Mayor of Cardiﬀ Councillor David Walker, Honorary President & Pro-Chancellor of Cardiﬀ Metropolitan University; Barbara Wilding, CBE, QPM, Chancellor & Chair of the Board of Governors; and Professor Antony J Chapman, President & Vice-Chancellor.
CHANCELLOR’S MESSAGE Chancellor and Chair of Governors Barbara Wilding, CBE, QPM In common with my colleagues past and present on the governing body, I acknowledge the responsibilities bestowed on us as governors since incorporation in 1992 to determine the University’s vision, mission and strategic direction and ensure its sustainability and development as an autonomous, vibrant and innovative institution. The success of any governing body is dependent to a large extent, of course, upon the support of the executive. In this regard I am pleased to acknowledge and applaud the work and support of the Vice-Chancellor, the executive and all members of staﬀ as we work together to maintain an institution focussed on academic excellence, employability, widening access and equality of treatment and opportunity for all. Since 1996 the Lord Mayor of the City of Cardiﬀ has been appointed each year to the honorary position of President. In more recent years the institution, as UWIC, achieved research degree awarding powers, seceded from the University of Wales, gained university title and in 2011 adopted its current name. Having taken stock of these achievements, essential to the University’s autonomy and independence, the Board of Governors became increasingly conscious that Cardiﬀ Metropolitan University was the only University in Wales and one of very few in the UK that did not have a Chancellor. In July this year, therefore, the Board of Governors resolved to establish the position of Chancellor, an honorary position that will play no part in governance but rather will lead in matters ceremonial and ambassadorial, working in partnership with the Lord Mayor as Honorary President and Pro-Chancellor. It is my great honour to have been invited to be the ﬁrst Chancellor and to have been installed in that position. I wish to record my gratitude to all those who have given freely of their time and skills as governors over the years and have contributed to the institution’s development into a modern and successful university. The Board of Governors and Executive are pleased to recognise and celebrate the hard work and achievements of staﬀ and students in the past year, as well as looking forward to exciting prospects in the next academic year.
PICTURES FROM 150TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATIONS
VICE-CHANCELLOR’S MESSAGE This has been an exceptionally important year for Cardiﬀ Metropolitan University as the University celebrated its 150th anniversary. A wide number of events were held to mark this landmark, one highlight being a dinner at Cardiﬀ City Hall attended by hundreds of our stakeholders and friends, including over a hundred international partners. That event saw Barbara Wilding, Chair of the Board of Governors, installed as the University’s ﬁrst Chancellor.
THRIVING AND EFFECTIVE RESEARCH AND PARTNERSHIPS
Cardiﬀ Metropolitan University marked its 150th anniversary with a series of celebrations throughout the year. These included a service at Llandaﬀ Cathedral, a dinner at City Hall to celebrate the University’s relationship with the City of Cardiﬀ and a series of high-proﬁle public lectures.
President & Vice-Chancellor Professor Antony J Chapman
The results of the 2014 UK Research Excellence Framework were published in December. 80% of the University’s submission was ‘internationally excellent’ (3*) or ‘world leading (4*), placing Cardiﬀ Met as the highest ranking ‘post-1992’ University (and 41st overall) in the ‘Times Higher Education’. The institutional ranking based on ‘impact’ placed Cardiﬀ Met 50th overall and second highest ‘post-1992’ UK University.
150th Anniversary Service at Llandaﬀ Cathedral
The University has its roots in technical drawing and design, following the establishment of Cardiﬀ School of Art and Science in 1865, but it was not until after 1992 that our stakeholders began to speak of us as “Cardiﬀ’s New University” (or as “Cardiﬀ’s Post-’92 University”). We were into the latter stages of these 150 years before we qualiﬁed for ‘university title’. These days we are accountable to very many in society (locally, in Cardiﬀ, Wales, the UK and more globally), but in governance terms we are an autonomous body. Very important to us, our Cardiﬀ ‘parentage’ continues to be recognised and celebrated through successive Lord Mayors having served as the University’s Honorary President and now, with the inauguration of the role of Chancellor, as the University’s ‘Pro-Chancellor’. Cardiﬀ is developing as a world capital, and we play a strong role in its International agenda. We do that through internationalising our curricula (and so preparing our students for a global market-place), and through strong international partnerships. Cardiﬀ Metropolitan University now has around 5,000 full-time students from over 125 countries worldwide studying at centres across the world. We have developed a splendid Beijing Oﬃce, near Tiananmen Square, which we are pleased to share with the Cardiﬀ Business Council and with Cardiﬀ & Vale College, and we also have an oﬃce in Delhi. We have partnerships in Bangladesh, Bulgaria, Egypt, Greece, Hong Kong, India, Lebanon, Malaysia, Morocco, Oman, Serbia, Singapore, South Korea and Sri Lanka.
Cardiﬀ Met attained Wales’ ﬁrst Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) accredited FabLab, a stimulating base for Cardiﬀ School of Art and Design’s public engagement, research, enterprise and teaching activities.
The Most Reverend, Dr Barry Morgan Archbishop of Wales, leading the 150th Cathedral Service
David Emanuel opens the new Cardiﬀ School of Art & Design building
DELIVERING A HIGH-QUALITY LEARNING EXPERIENCE Carnival atmosphere at Cardiﬀ Met Fest
Enjoying the fun at Cardiﬀ Met Fest
The University has achieved a number of successful outcomes as it focusses on the delivery of a high quality learning and teaching experience.
The Cardiﬀ School of Art & Design (CSAD) building on the Llandaﬀ Campus is a signiﬁcant capital investment by the University, improving the environment and facilities for students in this School.
We are now the UK’s top ‘Post-’92 university’ in research quality, and 94% of our home students are in employment or further study inside six months of graduation.
An evening with John Cridland, Director General of the CBI
Since its formation, the University has been committed to a belief in the maxim, adopted many years ago, that “the most valuable possession is knowledge”. Our vision emphasises high-quality student-centred provision and internationallyrelevant curricula. I am extremely proud to reﬂect over the University’s many achievements this year, and I look forward to what is yet to come for the University, its students, staﬀ, global partners, friends and alumni.
Above: Cardiﬀ Met honours the six programmes which received 100% overall satisfaction in the National Student Survey. (Left to right): Professor Jacqui Hare, Deputy Vice Chancellor Cardiﬀ Met, Malcolm James (Programme Director BA (Hons) Accounting & Finance), Dr Jane Dorrian (Programme Director BA (Hons) English and Contemporary Media, Julie Duﬀy (Programme Director BSc (Hons) Complementary Healthcare (with Practitioner status), the Right Honourable The Lord Mayor of Cardiﬀ Councillor David Walker, Honorary President & ProChancellor, Professor Antony J Chapman, President & Vice-Chancellor, Denise Parish Programme Director BSc (Hons) Human Nutrition and Dietetics, Soﬁa Santos (representative for the BSc (Hons) Sport Coaching and BSc (Hons) Sport Development.)
The new CSAD building, which was opened by alumnus and fashion designer David Emanuel, provides a centre of excellence and high performance in research and teaching. It was awarded a Royal Institute of British Architects Award at a reception hosted by the Royal Society of Architects in Wales.
Cardiﬀ Met now has the greatest number of National Teaching Fellows in Wales.
The 2014-15 academic year saw Cardiﬀ Met win a number of awards and accolades that reﬂect its achievements. Cardiﬀ Met’s Centre for Student
Researchers in the FabLab created prosthetic hands using its 3D printing facility for a ﬁve-yearold boy born without fully-formed ﬁngers on his right hand and an eight-year-old girl born with rudimentary digits at the end of her left hand. The prosthetic hand designs were downloaded from the ‘Enabling the Future’ project – a global network of volunteers who promote the “amazing potential” of 3D printing for children without limbs – and the various parts were then 3D printed in the FabLab at Cardiﬀ School of Art and Design. The assembly took two hours and the device cost just £60.
Experts at Cardiﬀ Met have helped design and bring to market an innovative new child sun safety product, after two parents approached Cardiﬀ School of Art and Design for help in developing a solution to children's safety in the sun at school. The University engaged undergraduate and postgraduate students in the product development, as well as oﬀering world-class support from its MITaccredited FabLab.
The outcome - Solar Buddies - is a reﬁllable touchfree sun-cream applicator. It features a chunky, easy-grip bottle, a roller ball to control the ﬂow of the lotion and a sponge to help rub the lotion into the skin, making it easy for children and teachers to apply. The venture has been supported by Melanoma UK.
Graduation at Wales Millenium Centre
City of Cardiﬀ 150th celebratory dinner
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Research into helmet safety in cricket carried out by Dr Craig Ranson, a Senior Lecturer and Programme Director in Sport and Exercise Medicine at Cardiﬀ Met, has led to the British Standard being updated for World Cricket. Dr Ranson, who is part of the International Cricket Council Medical Panel, is working with other experts in Cardiﬀ Met to develop protective clothing for players, umpires and batting coaches, which aims to limit head injuries within cricket and certain other high impact sports.
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The University has had a UK patent granted for the design of collapsible obturators for Laparoscopic Trocars. The designs were produced by Ben Mazur, an Access to Masters student at Cardiﬀ Met. Laparoscopic procedures oﬀer huge patient beneﬁts including reduced post-operative pain, infection and scarring. Research and Enterprise Services at Cardiﬀ Met is working with Ben Mazur to take the innovation to market.
Cardiﬀ Met has re-signed a three year partnership agreement with Spanish banking group Santander, which will see staﬀ and students beneﬁt from £143k during 2015 - 16. The funding will support a range of activities including student and staﬀ projects both within the UK and overseas, entrepreneurship education and student placements within local businesses.
Trans National Education (TNE) TNE countries include: Bangladesh Bulgaria Cyprus Egypt Greece Hong Kong India
Lebanon Malaysia Morocco Serbia Singapore South Korea Sri Lanka
Bahrain, China and Oman are planned to start in 2015 - 16.
Destinations of Leavers of Higher Education survey 94% of our graduates secured employment or entered further study within six months of graduation, according to the latest data. This is the highest ﬁgure of any modern university in Wales.
Entrepreneurship was awarded the National Guardian University Award for Entrepreneurship. The awards showcase best practice and achievement in higher education throughout the UK. Cardiﬀ Met was once again rated as one of the
British Universities & Colleges Sport
Women’s Rugby 1st Women’s Squash 1st Netball 1st Women’s Indoor Cricket Championship Women’s Rugby 2nd Men’s Rugby 1st
Championship Championship Championship
National Student Survey (NSS)* In the National Student Satisfaction survey for 2014-15, 83% of our students said they were satisﬁed with the quality of their course. This was the highest ﬁgure of any modern university in Wales. Six of our courses received 100% satisfaction: • Accounting and Finance • English and Contemporary Media • Complementary Healthcare • Human Nutrition and Dietetics • Sport Coaching • Sport Development
55% Undergraduate 2% Research
most environmentally-friendly higher education institutions in the UK, according to the People & Planet University League table.
Cardiﬀ-based students including South Wales based collaborative partnerships 10000
within the nationally-recognised league table's 'First Class' category. The University has also retained the Gold
Corporate Health Standards Award for a further three years.
Knock out Finalists 2014 - 2015
The University was ranked second in Wales
The Higher Education Academy (HEA) has awarded the Cardiﬀ School of Education’s Gary Beauchamp and the Cardiﬀ School of Art and Design’s Ingrid Murphy with National Teaching Fellowships, recognising outstanding achievement in learning and teaching in higher education.
Historic Cost Surplus 2002 - 03 to 2014 - 15 £
Above: Five-year-old Cian Morris and eight-year-old Emilie Riddell with their new prosthetic hands from Cardiﬀ Met’s FabLab.
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Total Students 20000
43% Taught Postgraduate
Total Students 20000 London-based and overseas-based students 10000
Published on Dec 15, 2015