Following a number of successful Study Trips to universities in Scandinavia, the Netherlands, Switzerland and England, we are pleased to provide details of the next Trip, in May this year, to Cardiff University, in Wales.
Cardiff University is one of the UKs Russell Group of research intensive universities, with an ambitious global strategy, highly rated research, an international staff and student community . As the leading university in Wales, based in the capital city, it also has a significant regional role.
The Trip will focus on the University’s ambitions to be consistently among the top 100 universities in the world, while, as importantly, being an international university that is of benefit to Wales, forms the theme of this Study Trip. The University’s strategic direction, and the ambitious investment programme and structural changes which support that strategy, will be the starting point for our discussions. Presentations will focus on the University’s vision, an assessment of what has been achieved so far and how best to structure the future realisation of the ambition. There will also be a particular focus on how Professional Services can support and sustain this global vision.
A detailed programme and further information is available from the links below. This promises to be an interesting visit to a successful and ambitious university which has undergone significant change, and should be of interest to a wide range of colleagues. Heads of Administration may want to attend personally, with a group of colleagues, or send colleagues who they think might benefit from the trip, both in terms of the content of the programme and the opportunities for networking. We would also like you to make sure that every participant is able to understand the English presentations and participate in the discussions, which will also be in English.
Cardiff is a cosmopolitan and vibrant capital city with excellent transport links. The Cardiff/Wales airport is nearby and the city has a main line railway station with direct (two hour) links to London, and to Bristol and other parts of the UK. The city boasts a range of historic buildings including a castle and the National Museum of Wales as well as the modern Millennium Stadium which plays host to international rugby and football matches. The iconic television programme Doctor Who is filmed on location in Cardiff, often using University buildings, and there is a permanent Doctor Who exhibition centre in Cardiff Bay.
Download a copy of the invitation here: invitation
- The strategy of Cardiff University to become a world-leading university that fulfils its obligations to Cardiff, Wales and the world
- How this strategy is best realised and the likely indicators of success
- The role of Professional Services (administration) in achieving the University’s ambition
- The role of the Cardiff Innovation System in delivering the global and local vision
A full and detailed programme is available to download here: Programme
We had to disappoint some subscribers on previous occasions so we strongly advise you to register as soon as possible. Due to the limited spaces on the Study Trip your registration will be binding. If you cancel your registration before 20 September 2015 we will reimburse 75% of the fee. No reimbursement can be made after that date.
IMPORTANT - The number of participants will be limited (approximately 21 per trip). Please wait for confirmation of your registration before making any travel arrangements.
We believe that these visits will be of great benefit and will add greatly to the services we offer our members. HUMANE will carefully evaluate these visits for their effectiveness and relevance.
Please do not hesitate to contact Jane Hopkinson (firstname.lastname@example.org) should you require any further information.