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Welsh Crucible wins Times Higher Award

Welsh Crucible has won the Times Higher Education’s 2013 award for Outstanding Contribution to Leadership Development. Judged to be an initiative which has delivered “game-changing impacts on attitudes and behaviours”, the Welsh Crucible has beaten off competition from five other universities including the universities of Warwick and Sheffield, to the award at a ceremony in

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Welsh Crucible at the European Parliament

Welsh Crucible visited Brussels earlier this week to showcase the benefits of the programme at a reception in the European Parliament. This was a chance for MEPs and the members of the European Commission to hear more about the ways in which the Welsh Crucible is working with the public, policy makers and the media

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Edwina Hart AM Hosts Welsh Crucible Event

Edwina Hart, Minister for Business, Enterprise, Technology and Science, today hosted an event reviewing the successes of Welsh Crucible to date and celebrating its continuation for the next two years. Speakers at the event, held at the Senedd Building in Cardiff Bay, included Jon Kingsbury, Programme Director for the Creative Economy at the National Endowment

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Additional two years’ funding and a broader remit for Welsh Crucible

Supporting Wales’ brightest minds Support for the most talented researchers in Welsh universities, public, private and third sector organisations to work together and make a real impact on the well-being of Wales has been given a welcome boost. The continuation and expansion of the Welsh Crucible has been secured thanks to additional two-year funding from

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Collaborations Start to Emerge at 3rd Lab in Bangor

The 2012 Welsh Crucible participants met this week for the third and final lab in Bangor, where they started planning a number of interdisciplinary collaborations.  The 2012 cohort also examined ways of becoming more enterprising and creative in their work and were joined by a number of speakers, including academic-turned-fashion designer Professor Richard Weston.

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Welsh Crucible Participants Identify Grand Challenges in Research

Welsh Crucible’s 2012 particpants met for the second lab in Swansea on the 28th and 29th of June.  This Lab focused on building research networks.  Participants were joined in their discussions about Grand Challenges in research by the Chief Scientific Adviser for Wales, Professor John Harries.  The thirty participants also worked together on developing strategies

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Welsh Crucible 2012 Launched in Cardiff

The 2012 Welsh Crucible participants met for the first time yesterday at our first lab in Cardiff.  This two day event, which was co-hosted by Cardiff and Glamorgan Universities, saw each of the thirty deliver short presentations about their work, as well as begin to ask questions about who and what their research is for. 

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Participants Selected for Welsh Crucible 2012

The 30 participants for the 2012 Welsh Crucible have now been selected.  This year’s group will be made up of researchers from a broad mix of disciplines from Aberystwyth, Bangor, Cardiff, Glamorgan and Swansea Universities, as well as from Tata Steel and Barnardo’s Cymru.  The group will get together for the first time in Cardiff

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Funding Secured for Welsh Crucible 2012

Following the success of the 2011 programme, we are pleased to announce that we have received funding from the St David’s Day Group of Universities  (Aberystwyth, Bangor, Cardiff, Glamorgan and Swansea) to run Welsh Crucible again in 2012.   Professor Peter Halligan, academic lead on the Welsh Crucible programme, comments “building on last year’s experience, the

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The Western Mail’s Welsh Crucible Series Starts Today

Today’s Western Mail contains a feature article about the Welsh Crucible programme, as well as the first in a thirty week series of research profiles by Welsh Crucible participants.  The article locates the Welsh Crucible initiative in the context of the broader efforts being made by Welsh universities to collaborate and draw upon the very

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