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Appointments to the Research Councils 2015

Posted on November 24, 2014

Do you want to be part of decision making at the heart of science and research, helping build a globally competitive, knowledge-based UK economy?

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Gideon Calder's inaugural lecture available to watch

Posted on November 14, 2014

If you missed the inaugural lecture of Professor Gideon Calder on November 11, 2014, you can watch the video online here.

You can also download the lecture notes here.

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Research Student representation on Research Programmes Sub Committee

Posted on November 3, 2014

Would you like to be a Research Student member of the University’s Research Programmes Sub Committee?

We are currently seeking expressions of interest for research student representation on the University’s Research Programmes Sub Committee (RPSC), chaired by Professor Paul Roach. The terms of reference of the Committee include identifying and disseminate good practice in the delivery of research degrees. RPSC meets five times per year and meetings are held on a Wednesday afternoon at 2pm on Trefforest Campus.

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Research Student Representation at Research Programmes Sub Committee

Posted on November 3, 2014

We are currently seeking expressions of interest for research student representation on the University’s Research Programmes Sub Committee (RPSC), chaired by Professor Paul Roach. The terms of reference of the Committee include identifying and disseminate good practice in the delivery of research degrees. RPSC meets five times per year and meetings are held on a Wednesday afternoon at 2pm on Trefforest Campus.

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Research Degree Examining & Chair of Viva: USW Practice (10/12/14 & 25/2/15)

Posted on October 28, 2014

USW is committed to ensuring that all appointed research degree examiners and independent chairs receive regular updates to enable them to perform their roles effectively. The workshop will focus on USW examination processes and regulations – and how this fits in with the QAA. The session will also be useful for Supervisors who are not familiar with USW examination processes.

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Higher Academic Award Committee Vacancy

Posted on October 27, 2014

We are currently seeking expressions of interest for membership of Higher Academic Awards Committee as a ‘nominee of the Chair’, Professor Julie Lydon.

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New report examines NHS services in mid Wales

Posted on October 24, 2014

A new report commissioned for the Welsh Government to specifically examine NHS services in mid Wales, recommends that the three Local Health Boards of Hywel Dda, Powys and Betsi Cadwaladr form a partnership to better serve the people of mid Wales, including through an agreed and supported vision, which confirms Bronglais will remain an acute centre for specialist care.

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Can your research contribute to the future success of Welsh sport?

Posted on October 22, 2014

Welsh Elite Performance Sport Innovation Network (WEPSIN) is a Welsh Government funded organisation that seeks to draw on academic expertise from science, medicine and technology to work with Welsh Business and Industry to deliver cutting edge solutions for high performance Welsh sport.

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Guoping Liu included in Thomson Reuters Highly Cited Researchers 2014

Posted on October 21, 2014

Prof Guoping Liu Guoping Liu, Professor of Computing, Engineering and Science at the University of South Wales, has been named among the world’s 2014 Highly Cited Researchers by Thomson Reuters.

Spotlighting some of the standout researchers of the last decade, the list includes more than 3,000 authors worldwide in 21 science and social science fields.

They represent the top 1 per cent of researchers most cited in their specialty areas.

Prof Liu’s research focuses on the theory and technology of networked multi-agent control systems.

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How feeling sad can make you happy

Posted on October 15, 2014

Professor Steve Smith

Steve Smith, Professor of Political Philosophy and Social Policy, is researching how the experience of melancholy can enhance happiness and wellbeing – and the practical applications of this

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Lecturer wins British Academy grant for research

Posted on October 7, 2014

A University of South Wales lecturer has been awarded a grant from the British Academy for research into what inspires people to write.

Dr Angharad Saunders, Senior Lecturer in Human Geography, has been awarded a grant from the British Academy to carry out a research project on travel and writing.

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Q&A: Kip Jones on the Art of Academic Blogging

Posted on September 8, 2014

Amy Genders a USW research student recently interviewed Kip Jones to find out more about how he uses social media to share his research and his advice for other academics who want to try their hand at blogging.

KIP JONES, an American by birth, has been studying and working in the UK for more than 15 years. Under the umbrella term of ‘arts-based research’, his main efforts have involved developing tools from the arts and humanities for use by social scientists in research and its impact on a wider public or a Perfomative Social Science. Jones is Reader in Performative Social Science at the Centre for Qualitative Research at Bournemouth University.

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Applications are invited for the titles of Reader and Professor

Posted on August 15, 2014

Applications for Readerships and Professorships will be considered by the Higher Academic Awards Committee in December 2014 and the deadline for submissions to the Research Office for this meeting is Friday 5th September 2014.

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Inga Burrows on BBC Radio Wales

Posted on August 13, 2014

Creative Industries academic to appear on BBC Radio Wales.

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Higher Academic Awards - Call for Applications

Posted on July 28, 2014

The Higher Academic Awards Committee considers applications and proposals for the conferment of readerships, professorships, visiting professorships, visiting fellows and emeritus professorships. They also consider applications for the award of higher doctorates.

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