22 June 2015
Senior management team 'highly commended' at Times Higher Education awards
The University's senior management team has been 'highly commended' for its leadership and management.
The University Executive Board (UEB) was recognised in the Outstanding Leadership and Management Team category at the annual Times Higher Education Leadership and Management Awards (THELMAs) last night (18th June 2015).
The category recognises the UK university able to demonstrate the greatest breadth and depth of leadership and management skills.
The University of Newcastle secured the overall prize.
Vice-Chancellor, Professor Colin Riordan said: "I am delighted that the work of the University's senior management team has been recognised by the wider higher education community.
"When I first arrived at Cardiff University we embarked on a programme of investment and change. The Way Forward became the blueprint for our ambition.
"Key to delivering The Way Forward was ensuring we had the right team in place to take staff and students and our wider communities with us on our journey.
"I have always believed we have the right senior management team in place which is why it is so satisfying we've been recognised in this way."
The UEB was not the only University team to be singled out for recognition at last night's awards.
The University's Library Service played a key role in securing the Outstanding Library Team prize for The Wales Higher Education Libraries Forum (WHELF).
WHELF is comprised of the National Library of Wales and all 10 Welsh higher education institutions and Welsh NHS Libraries.
Led by Cardiff University, which chaired both the working and the steering groups, it was praised for being a genuinely collaborative process, with all the member libraries playing a full and active part.
It is a groundbreaking partnership designed to deliver a library management system for the whole country.
Professor Riordan added: "Libraries are the lifeblood of any University and ours is no different.
"Particular praise has to go to Janet Peters and her team for their efforts in developing and driving forward and delivering Wales's first University library service for the whole of Wales.
"From world-leading academics to our dedicated professional services teams, I am extremely proud to say that we have some truly outstanding people working tirelessly to deliver our strategic ambitions."
Finally, the University's College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences was shortlisted but missed out to the University of Birmingham in the Outstanding Departmental Administration Team category.