Cardiff University Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Unit welcomes Phil Swan

12 October 2017

Phil Swan

We would like to welcome and introduce Phil Swan the new Business Development Manager in the Continuing Professional Development Unit.

“I am particularly excited to work with the academic departments to help disseminate the wealth of knowledge and expertise we have within the University to private, public, and third sector organisations. I can support researchers, academics or professional services staff to disseminate academic research to business and industry through practical, engaging and impact-focused training programmes. I’m joining an excellent team recognised for their client-centred customer service approach, and they have already made me feel very welcome.”

Phil joined the CPD Unit on 9th October having previously worked in an international development role at Swansea University which saw him working throughout the Middle East, as well as China and Russia. Before this, Phil has worked in industry-facing business engagement roles at Cardiff University, Aberystwyth University and the University of Bedfordshire.

Phil is responsible for supporting colleagues in the development and delivery of CPD activities and he will be the principal liaison between the CPD Unit and the College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences.  His approach is to develop collaborative partnerships with client organisations and colleagues, in a way that is focused on flexible and tailored learning solutions, as well as the development needs of individual learners.

This appointment will bring new expertise to the CPD Unit, which provides a range of opportunities for businesses including short courses, specialist training, bespoke opportunities and blended learning solutions.  The Unit offers a gateway to the wide range of expertise available within Cardiff University, working with academic staff to facilitate the dissemination of the University’s research and knowledge to the business community. The team have a wealth of experience in developing and delivering successful CPD activities through an annual open programme and working with businesses and academic schools on bespoke CPD courses.

Contact Phil if you are an organisation with a training need or an academic keen to develop training solutions but not sure where to start:

Phil Swan, Business Development Manager

Tel: +44 (0)29 2087 4638 / Email: SwanP1@cardiff.ac.uk