The pandemic increased mental health problems among vulnerable children, with financial strain on parents a major factor, a study by Cardiff University has found. During the pandemic, researchers interviewed 142 five to 10-year-olds who had been identified by schools as "at risk? for mental health problems, and they then compared this to pre-pandemic data.
Post-pandemic pressures and current UK government spending plans suggest tough choices and trade-offs for the next Welsh Government, according to a by Cardiff University's Wales Governance Centre. Finding a "relatively austere? spending scenario for the next Welsh Government, the report will provide sobering reading for the political parties ahead of the May 6 election.
People consume less alcohol as the price of food increases, suggesting this may influence the decision to buy it, a new study led by Cardiff University has found. The research, which is the first to look at the link between alcohol consumption and cost of food, found a 1% increase in food price led to a 1% decrease in alcohol consumption.
Cardiff University's MSc in Cybersecurity has been officially certified by the UK's National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC). The provisional certification has been made in recognition of the high-quality teaching and learning resources offered by the course as well as the breadth of content that is taught throughout the one-year degree programme.
The Vice-Chancellor has extended the University's condolences to members of the Royal Family following the death of His Royal Highness The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh. Professor Colin Riordan said: "I had the immense privilege of welcoming His Royal Highness to the University when he joined Her Majesty The Queen to officially open Cardiff University's Brain Imaging Centre (CUBRIC) in 2016.
Cardiff University retained its HR Excellence in Research Award following a successful external review of how it supports its research staff and their development. The Award demonstrates an organisation's commitment to the implementation of the Concordat to Support the Career Development of Researchers.
A report that examines economic activity in Wales and the impact of the CSconnected Compound Semiconductor community has been published by Cardiff University's Welsh Economy Research Unit (WERU). The South Wales group of compound semiconductor organisations has engaged in a range of high-profile activities funded under the Strength in Places Fund , managed by UK Research and Innovation (UKRI).
Professor Karen Holford has been appointed as Vice-Chancellor of Cranfield University. Professor Holford's appointment draws to a close a forty-year association with Cardiff University, firstly as an engineering student and, following roles in industry with Rolls-Royce and AB Electronics, returning to us as a lecturer and becoming a leading researcher and Professor, Head of School, Pro Vice-Chancellor, and Deputy Vice-Chancellor.
People with green space on their doorstep or access to a private garden reported better health and wellbeing during and after the first lockdown in the UK, according to a new study. Researchers from Cardiff University and Cardiff Metropolitan University have shown that people with a garden and a park nearby were more likely to say they were feeling calm, peaceful and had a lot of energy as compared to those with no access to a garden or living further away from a green space.
Cardiff University has partnered with independent furniture supplier BOF to furnish three of its major new buildings. The Bridgend and Birmingham based company has been awarded the contract to provide furniture for the sbarc spark , Translational Research Hub (TRH) and Abacws buildings via the YPO Furniture Framework following a rigorous competitive tendering process.
A £1.8m project backed by Welsh Government's 'SMART Expertise' programme will help the world's first Compound Semiconductor cluster solve real-world industry challenges and bring economic benefits to Wales.