Recognising staff commitment
18 December 2012
Combined service of more than 1,000 years was honoured at the University's recent Recognition of Service event.
A total of 35 members of staff received awards for achieving 40 and 25 years of service. They were congratulated and thanked for their contribution to the University by the Vice-Chancellor Professor Colin Riordan and Pro Vice-Chancellor for Staff and Diversity, Professor Terry Threadgold.
Speaking about the event Professor Threadgold said: "I would like to extend my thanks to all those who have been recognised at this year's event. Their loyalty, commitment and support to the University, and us all, over the years has made Cardiff the great university it is today."
One of those to receive an award was Dr Eryl Cox from the Research and Commercial Division. After joining the University in 1987 as a researcher Eryl's career changed direction in the late 90's when she took on the role of Technology Transfer Officer, working with academics to take their research to market.
When talking about her time at the University Eryl said: "This is the most rewarding job I've ever had. I get to interact with academics, helping them work with companies to develop their ideas and research which is incredibly enjoyable and satisfying.
"Every day is different – I certainly can't say that my job is boring. In fact I think I've probably learnt something new every day of my working life.
"Working at Cardiff University has meant something very special to me. It's the place where I've always been most comfortable and happy. The people that I work with and that I have worked with over the past 25 years have all been so lovely – it feels like a big family."
The annual Recognition of Service event is organised by the Human Resources Division as part of the Positive Working Environment initiative.
Messages from some of the University Executive Board
Professor Elizabeth Treasure, Deputy Vice-Chancellor: "Cardiff University's success and outstanding reputation is dependent on the commitment, enthusiasm and loyalty of its staff. Today we are celebrating those members of staff who have served 25 or 40 years at the University. This is an amazing achievement which the University is proud of."
Hugh Jones, Chief Operating Officer: "Universities are communities, and any community depends upon its long-standing members. Whatever roles you have taken during your career with Cardiff University, your memory of events, people and reasons why; your very presence; and the values which you share, help create, and transmit, are key to the University's well-being. You play a big part in our story. Thank you for all that you have done for the University; and many congratulations on reaching this landmark."