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Cardiff Met Conferences Keeping you in the Know Recent Events Prisoners’ Education Trust On 16th September 2016 Cardiff Met hosted the Prisoners Learning Alliance conference at Llandaff campus. Over 150 prison educators, academics, support staff and prison professionals from all over the UK attended, to discuss how education can play a significant part in helping reduce reoffending. The conference was launched by Chair of Governors Barbara Wilding and included a keynote speech from a Prisoners’ Education Trust alumni and current Cardiff Met student who presented his learner journey and how Cardiff Met has helped him turn his life around.

“Lunch, venue and location were all very high quality and we enjoyed the Welsh cakes too! Thank you so much for your incredible organisation and help putting the conference together.” Prisoners’ Education Trust

Photos by Laurynas Taunys

Downs Syndrome Association of Wales On the weekend of 22-24 July we hosted a residential event for the Downs Syndrome Association. The group came together to discuss and plan how they can contribute to the training programme for professionals across Wales. An important aspect of the course is the opportunity for professionals to hear directly from individuals with Down’s syndrome. They shared their experiences to tell professionals about their lives and to help in changing people’s attitudes.

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Event Planning Tip Delegates remember the environment and especially the food and beverage. Conference guests’ requirements and preferences are greater than ever so consider including healthy, vegetarian and gluten free options.

“The lovely en-suite bedrooms and attractively designed conference rooms gave a very professional feel to the event. The catering and support from onsite staff made for a stress free conference. In particular we were grateful that staff made an extra effort to ensure that our guests with learning disabilities felt welcome and had everything they needed. We would definitely look to use this venue again.” Downs Syndrome Association


Recent Events Continued

“We would like to thank Cardiff Met for helping to make our ‘Ceramica’ conference such a great weekend. The accommodation was excellent and the delegates were well looked after by the staff at this excellent venue.” South Wales Potters

South Wales Potters For the second time running South Wales Potters held their residential weekend at Cardiff Met, with two well-known ceramicists being invited to demonstrate their work. The Science Lab proved a perfect space for renowned ceramicists Clare Wakefield and Doug Fitch to demonstrate their particular skills, and gave the delegates a chance to try out some of the techniques in the ensuing workshop sessions.

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Procurex Wales Live 2016 This month Cardiff Met Conferences took part in the Procurex Wales event. It was great to meet some of our existing customers and to make so many new acquaintances too. Cardiff Met Conferences is a selected supplier for the NPS Conference Facilities framework so it was a fantastic opportunity to promote the framework with the delegates. Are you part of the public sector? Get in touch and find out how we can help you within the NPS framework conferenceservcies@cardiffmet.ac.uk.


WHAT’S NEW Summer Renovations More en-suite bedrooms The sun shone on the Cyncoed residences this summer bringing a whole new orange themed make-over to 30 new en-suite rooms. The new rooms offer threequarter sized beds and a large and contemporary kitchen/ diner with seating area and TV. With everything on one campus, including catering, social areas and sports facilities Cyncoed campus makes the perfect choice for residential events and training camps. Have you got a residential event in mind for 2017? Why not take advantage of our early bird offer. Check availability and find out more.

NIAC Athletics Centre gets a new ‘Track’ The National Indoor Athletics Centre (NIAC) at Cyncoed campus now has its own new café, The Track. Zoom in and pick up a Costa Coffee or a filled baguette. Perfect for an energy boost prior to any event! Find out more about our other hospitality outlets at Cardiff Met and view our virtual tours.

Tasty New Menus This autumn we’ve been busy putting our heads together with the catering department to create fantastic new hospitality menus.


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Our exciting new menus have options for everyone including individual buffets for delegates with special dietary requirements. These menus include vegan, lactose free, nut free, gluten free and vegetarian. You’ll also find our award winning Eatwell menus which were designed in conjunction with our School of Health Sciences and the Workplace Health and Wellbeing Group.

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Early bird offer Book your summer residential event at Plas Gwyn Campus by the end of November and receive a 10% discount on your booking.

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We’ll spoil you! Book a conference room this side of Christmas and receive a complimentary cake platter or selection of macaroons from our new menu.

Get organised for 2017… We’ve got handy desk calendars to give away! Drop us an email at conferenceservices@cardiffmet.ac.uk and we’ll send you one of our smart calendars in the post.

What’s on the agenda? We’re filling up for the summer period next year so book early to avoid disappointment. In 2017, we are looking forward to hosting a variety of events from medical conferences and language schools to sports championships;

Church in Wales Annual Meeting

UCAS HE Convention

Presbyterian Church General Assembly

Telynau Harps Weekend

Teach First Conference

Mediconf UK Medical Conference and Exhibition

International Residential Language School

Have you got a meeting or event coming up that we could assist you with? Give us a call on 029 2041 6181 to arrange a show round of our facilities or to receive a competitive quotation for your next event.

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Conference Services Newsletter - October 2016 (External)  

Conference Services Newsletter - October 2016 (External)