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Timeline 1971 - 2011

1970-1971 Annual report

Regulations for a Degree of Baccalaureus in Nosocomia (recognised by the General Nursing Council for the purpose of State Registration), have been approved by the University.

The School is proceeding with the appointment (made possible as a result of the generous gift from the Jane Hodge Foundation) of a Director of Advanced Nursing Studies who will be responsible for the preparation of the detailed syllabus for the four year course of study for the B.N. degree, and it is expected that the first students will be admitted to the course at the start of the 1972-3 session."


HM The Queen attending the official opening of UHW and WNSM
HM The Queen attending the official opening of UHW and WNSM

Formal opening of the £20m Medical Teaching Centre incorporating the 800-bedded University Hospital of Wales and the WNSM by HRH The Queen. Gwilym Prys Davies, Chairman of the Welsh Hospitals Board, speaking at the opening says, "It is not only a fine modern building with the best possible equipment and facilities: it is the first of a new integrated teaching hospital/ medical school designed for patient care, medical education and research".

Extending the remit of broadening the academic activities of the WNSM a Director of Nursing Studies is appointed after generous benefaction by the Jane Hodge Foundation. Course of studies leading to Bachelor of Nursing of the University of Wales commences.

Christine Chapman, first Director of Nursing Studies at WNSM.
Christine Chapman, first Director of Nursing Studies at WNSM.

"Miss C Chapman B.Sc (Lond) S. R. N., S. C. M., R. T. N. was appointed Jane Hodge Director of Advanced Nursing Studies from 1st February 1972.  The first students for the Degree in Nursing will be admitted in October 1972" - Annual report Aug 1st 1971- Jul 31 1972, page 7

"A lecturer has also been appointed and will take up her position in September. Detailed planning of the syllabus has been proceeded with and the first students, not exceeding twelve in number will commence in October, 1972, the four years course leading to a degree in nursing."


UWCM wins national UK competition for best designed University Prospectus.

UWCM Prospectus
UWCM Prospectus

The establishment of The Partnership Board with the University of Wales, Cardiff, strengthens the relationship between the two institutions. Three specific areas for development are identified; medical molecular biology neurosciences and societies, health and the environment. 

First cohort of students to pursue the new medical curriculum in Cardiff admitted to the College in September. One of its key aspects; first year one-day clinical attachments. 

Major expansion of the College with the integration of the South East Wales Institute of Nursing and Midwifery Education and the Institute of Health Care Studies, both previously managed by the NHS.


University of Wales College of Medicine and Cardiff University merge.

School of Health Care Studies, Heath Park campus, Cardiff
School of Health Care Studies, Heath Park campus, Cardiff


The title 'Cardiff University' and a new Supplemental Charter is formally granted to the University by the Privy Council on behalf of Her Majesty the Queen, meaning that Cardiff officially becomes a university in its own right and, as a consequence, becomes independent of the University of Wales.

Cardiff University admits the first students to courses leading to Cardiff University degrees. It confirms the position regarding eligibility for Cardiff University awards.


Cardiff breaks into the ranks of the world's top 100 universities for the first time in the Times Higher Educational World University Rankings.


125th Anniversary of Cardiff University.



Cardiff School of Nursing and Midwifery Studies 2011-12 academic year marks 40th anniversary of caring, learning and researching nursing and midwifery in Cardiff University.

Wales’ largest hospital – University Hospital of Wales will celebrate its 40th anniversary this year.