Gweithgarwch

Transforming Children’s Lives: in Zambia

28 June 2017

Blog Post Author: Professor Judith Hall Making a difference, its said such a lot. Our own lives are short and we have limited opportunities to do that ‘making a difference’ thing. We have our own struggles for our own families, but truly in Western Europe, we are better off than most any other place in the world. To
Read more

If There Isn’t A Bridge, Find A Canoe

15 May 2017

Blog Post Author: Mr Adam Cairns Why Widening Experience Opens A Door To Possibility Last autumn I was invited to visit Namibia by colleague and friend Professor Judith Hall. Judith is the driving force behind a number of development efforts directed at sub-Saharan Africa and leads Cardiff University‘s relationship with the University of Namibia. During my
Read more

You want to give back to our Global Society?

18 August 2016

Blog Post Author: Professor Judith Hall We are all so privileged.  Even in a global recession, we are all so privileged, many of us really feel this and want to give something back.  People come and talk to me all the time about sharing their knowledge, skills and expertise, of giving something back.  The United Nations Sustainable
Read more

Exchanging Cultural Understandings of Child Neglect

30 June 2016

Blog Post Author: Victoria Sharley, Doctoral Student, CASCADE (Children’s Social Care Research and Development Centre), School of Social Sciences, Cardiff University. Child neglect is the most common form of child maltreatment in Wales. It represents the largest category of abuse on the Child Protection Register, and unlike other forms of abuse which are in decline, neglect
Read more

“Across the Oceans and the Continents”

13 June 2016

Blog Post Author: Professor Judith Hall The Vice-Chancellor of the University of Namibia, Professor Lazarus Hangula, and the Pro Vice-Chancellor for Research, Innovation and Development, Professor Kenneth Matengu visited Cardiff in late May. The visit is part of the Phoenix Project led by Professor Judith Hall.    Professor Hangula said of our Phoenix Project Collaboration:  “Despite our geographic differences
Read more

Zebra Politics

10 June 2016

Blog Post Author: Mark Kelson Does the zebra have black with white stripes or white with black stripes? Scientifically speaking they are black with white stripes. However, I often indulge a more poetic description for problems like this taking inspiration from Seamus Heaney’s “Lovers on Aran” “Did sea define the land or land the sea? Each
Read more

Learning about University Teaching across Continents

8 June 2016

Blog Post Author: Dr Clare Kell The University of Namibia recognises the power of education to support individual and community development. Working towards its vision ‘to be a beacon of excellence in teaching, research and extension services’ UNAM launched its Diploma in Higher Education (similar to PgCUTL) in March 2016 with a cohort of academic and learning
Read more

Multilingual Namibia

6 June 2016

Blog Post Author: Professor Loredana Polezzi, Professor of Translation Studies Language is the ultimate human technology, our most complex and vital tool. Without effective communication, our best plans fail and our best intentions remain unfulfilled. Yet language is not just a technology, it is an integral part of the social fabric of our lives, and it
Read more