Celebrating our people
13 June 2011
(left – right) Karen Cooke, Human Resourses; Professor Sheila Hunt, Deputy Pro Vice-Chancellor, Staff and Diversity; and Professor Terry Threadgold, Pro Vice-Chancellor for Staff and Diversity in front of the new exhibition
A new exhibition has been launched in the VJ Gallery to mark the University being awarded the Investors in People accreditation.
A nationally recognised framework, the accreditation demonstrates that the University is committed to improving performance and realising common objectives through the effective engagement, encouragement and development of its people.
With more than 6,000 staff, the University is one of the largest employers in Wales to be awarded the Investors in People accreditation. It is also the first of the Russell Group research intensive universities to gain the standard.
Vice-Chancellor, Dr David Grant, said: “This is an extraordinary achievement for a University of our size and a unique achievement for a Russell Group university.”
The exhibition celebrates the University’s staff
To mark the University’s Investors in People accreditation, a new exhibition in the Main Building’s VJ Gallery was unveiled by the Vice-Chancellor at a celebratory event.
In his speech, Dr Grant said: “We can take tremendous pride in this achievement, which is a key milestone for the University, and sets the standard for how we must operate and how we value everyone”
The striking exhibition features black and white photography and quotes from just some of the University’s diverse community of staff and students both past and present.
From Millicent McKenzie, one of the UK’s first female professors, to President and Nobel Prize winner Professor Sir Martin Evans, each person featured in the exhibition shares what they value about the University.