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Cardiff Met Conferences Keeping you in the Know Recent Events - CyberFirst Launched in May 2016, CyberFirst is a pivotal part of the UK government’s National Cyber Security Programme. QA, working in partnership with GCHQ and the Smallpeice trust, develops and delivers a range of exciting, hands-on cyber security training events for teenagers at UK universities and colleges nationwide. During summer 2017 Cardiff Met successfully hosted three residential training events welcoming over 150 students on the CyberFirst Defenders, Futures and Advanced courses. A number of industry partners were involved in the courses including guests speakers from the MOD, CyberSecurity Challenge, Cisco, BeCrypt and BAE. Each course ran over 4 to 5 days and was aimed at 14-17 year olds, encouraging further education in the

field of Computer Science and ultimately leading to to careers in cyber security. This in the long term will aim to fulfil the cyber security skills gap for the UK. Cardiff Met are looking forward to welcoming CyberFirst back for a one day conference in January and they’ll be running more summer courses again

Presbyterian Church

“All the arrangements went very well with the assistance of the friendly and efficient conferencing and catering staff.” Presbyterian Church

next year. For further information about the CyberFirst courses please email cyberfirst@smallpeicetrust.org.uk

“88% of students rated the venue Good or Excellent”

This July, Cardiff Met welcomed over 120 people from around Wales for The Presbyterian Church of Wales annual residential conference. The event took place over two days and consisted of plenary sessions along with bookshops, stalls and smaller meetings. The full cooked breakfasts, buffet lunches and 3 course evening meals where all served in our K1 restaurant and accommodation was provided in our new en-suite rooms which are in close proximity to the Conference Rooms. The group brought smiley faces to the campus and brightened up our mornings with their harmonious morning worship sessions. Being largely a Welsh speaking group with two thirds of their churches working through the medium of Welsh, the conference team were delighted to be able to practise their Welsh!

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ICAS ICAS is a professional body for more than 20,000 world class business men and women who work in the UK and in more than 100 countries around the world. ICAS is an educator, examiner, regulator and thought leader. Throughout 2016/17 Cardiff Met were pleased to host over 35 ICAS training days in our Cyncoed Conference Rooms as well as their final exams in our Llandaff Main Hall.

“The support from the team was fantastic and extremely helpful. A real credit to Cardiff Met.” ICAS

A Summer of Sport Over the summer Cardiff Met welcomed hundreds of delegates for day meetings, residential conferences, language schools and training camps. This year saw record numbers of sports

events. Cardiff Met boasts a portfolio of world class sport facilities which cater for everyone from elite athletes to budding juniors. Many groups choose Cardiff Met due to the ease

of having all the facilities on one site, including the sports facilities, accommodation and catering. This summer we were pleased to host:

FAW Referee Conference

Sport Cardiff

Henley Hawks Rugby Club

Parramatta Cricket Academy, Australia

Welsh Rugby Union - U18s Dragons Camp

Schools Hockey Tournament

Merchant Taylors School

Ireland Rugby League

Welsh Rugby League

England Woman’s Rugby Union

Botswana Athletic Team

Leicester RFU

Zambian Athletics Team

Irish Basketball Women’s U17s

Inferno Racing Cross-fit Competition

“The team were extremely professional and helpful in arranging our event and made the whole process quite straightforward.” Irish Basketball

For an aerial tour of the sports facilities at Cardiff Met, click here

“Cardiff Met Uni was terrific. The room format was perfect and the laundry / breakfast and social services were ideal. Even on the only rainy day, we were able to fill the day with interesting activities and fun.” Parramatta Cricket Group (Australia) 02


Quirky Fact

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We’re on TV! Cardiff Met’s facilities have recently been used for filming on Doctor Who, Casualty and Pobl y Cwm. Keep your eyes peeled when you next watch the box to see if you can spot us!

We now offer our customers the chance to book our Conference Rooms online. The new facility allows users 24 hour access to browse availability, check prices and further details as well as make a booking.

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Focus on Health and Safety Health and Safety is one of the key priorities at Cardiff Met and is not to be overlooked when organising a conference or event. The job of the event organiser is to plan, manage and monitor events to ensure the safety of both the staff and the visiting public. Things to consider include the scale and type of event including people and traffic management as well as ensuring understanding and awareness of risk assessments and evacuation procedures. The Conference Team at Cardiff Met review health and safety for each event and have been brushing up on their emergency skills this summer with Evac chair training and fire extinguisher awareness.

AED Defibrillators Watch this short video to learn how a defibrillator works

AED Defibrillators are located at every Cardiff Met campus

If you’re managing an event and need help with health and safety you can find some useful information at the HSE website.

Sustainable Restaurant Association Award At the recent Sustainable Restaurant Association (SRA) awards, Cardiff Met were nominated for the ‘Feed People Better’ award, coming second place behind Jamie’s Italian. Our Head of Catering Andrew Phelps and his

deputy Karen Thorne received the award from the SRA president Raymond Blanc. Cardiff Met are delighted to be the first university in Wales to receive 3 gold stars from the Sustainable Restaurant Association.

Autumn Offer Book your first event with us and receive a 20% discount off your room hire and a free afternoon tea platter. Terms and Conditions apply.

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New Outdoor Athletics Facility and 3G Rugby Pitch

Our newly refurbished and updated outdoor athletics facility has long been anticipated in the athletics fraternity, and we are excited for all of our stakeholders and users that we will now be able to provide a state of the art outdoor athletics facility alongside our prestigious National Indoor Athletics Centre. The facility will become a pivotal training centre for high performance athletes, University athletes, the local community as well as our junior athletics academy – the Cardiff Archers.

The new facility was officially opened on 4th September by Professor Cara Aitchison, Darren Campbell, Aled Davies, Colin Jackson, Christian Malcolm and Jamie Baulch. Olympic silver medalist and two-time World Champion Colin Jackson said: “This new track is fantastic. I brought a group from Australia here to have a look around for possible Summer training camps when they come over for the European Athletics season. They know the value of having everything they want under one roof from an indoor and outdoor track to gym and accommodation – they thought it was phenomenal here.”

In addition to the athletics facility there is also a new 3G rugby pitch which will provide an all-weather rugby training and competition facility.

Have you got a meeting or event coming up that we could assist you with? Give us a call on 029 2041 6181/2 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 - November 2017  
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