College of Medicine 2013 Slideshow

College of Medicine 2013
Learning and Teaching goes from
strength to strength
“Over 90% of our students are in
employment or further education in the first
year after graduation”
2012/2013 sees highest undergraduate pass rate yet with 6
Awards given for achievement
National Student Satisfaction survey ranks Biochemistry at
95% and Genetics at 91%
Margam laboratories refurbished for Biochemistry and
Genetics teaching
GEM teams brings the National All-Wales Medical and Dental
Education ‘Future Directions’ Conference to Swansea
Students experience international and wilderness
medicine in Chili and the Gambia
GMC continue to be satisfied
All four years now studying together at Swansea bringing
the total to 280 medics
Postgraduate Research Conference a resounding success
New MSc courses in Leadership and Autism up and running
It’s not all work and
no play though...
The Eisteddfod continues to be
a big success
MedSoc hosts its
first 4All Ball
Swansea wins the Varsity 21-13
In 2011/12 we earned £7.2m...
In 2012/13 we earned £11.7m!
Prof. Ronan Lyons secures £2.5m from the MRC for the
Farr Institute
Prof. David Ford signs us up to the Big Data family with
£7.96m from the ESRC
EPSRC granted £500,000 to CNH and Human
Computer Interactions research group to become
a Global NanoHealth Hub
Prof. Steve Conlan wins A4B
award of £767,000
EPSRC renewed a 5-year centre grant for the UK
National Mass Spectrometry Facility worth £3m
Dr. Yuqin Wang secures $400,000 from BBSRC
Prof. Bill Griffiths wins £687,000 from BBSRC
It’s no wonder Prof. Ian Russell’s submission to
REF reported a ‘very impressive 6 years’!
ILS2 named winner of the Best Education Building
Award by Swansea Council
ILS now home to 13 Client Organisations plus an
ever-growing list of Affiliates
BioBreakfast Series re-launches to a full house
First Minister officially opens CIPHER worth £4.3m
ILS2020 programme begins
Data Science Building gets the go-ahead
JCRF hosts its first overnight stay clinical trial in August
College welcomes ABMU staff to run JCRF
the red
The College gets to spread
its vision to visitors from near
and far including...
Chief Medical Officer
Dr Ruth Hussey
MRC Chief Science Officer
Declan Mulkeen
Former Chairman and CEO of Sony
Sir Howard Stringer
Science Innovation Team of the
British Consul in Chicago
Jack Westwood
Vice Chancellor of Federal and State Relations at
Texas A&M University
Guy Diedrich
Wales Rugby Manager
Warren Gatland
We also have Government endorsements...
Mark Drakeford launches ‘Help is at Hand’
Edwina Hart AM announces launch of new
Swansea supercomputing hub
Welsh Office Minister Baroness Jenny
Randerson praises our
“considerable and rapid development over the last decade and
new approach to educational training”
ILS and Grove host OPAN exhibition on the Art and Science of Ageing
College welcomes Graham Hartill as its first Writer in Residence
Researchers encourage school children to continue studying
STEMM subjects
GEM 2nd Year Leifa Jennings wins University’s Research as Art Competition
with ILS Post Doc Miranda Whitton named runner up
We’re a generous bunch too...
11 COMets Race for Life for Cancer Research
Prof. Frances Rapport
shaves her hair off for
Prof. Mike Gravenor
opens his garden with the
National Garden Scheme
for Macmillan Cancer
Central Admin Unit
fundraise for MedSoc
by dressing up Paul
Roberts as a
Kangaroo for the day
Steven Macey
walks and cycles 350 miles
barefoot in aid of Epidermolysis
Bullosa (EB)
8 academics and clinicians,
including Profs Marc
Clement, Mark Rees, Julian
Halcox, swim the channel to
raise £100,000 for Heart
Prof. Marc Clement, Ina Laura
Pieper, Brian Perkins and
Ruth Clement climb Mount
Kilimanjaro for St David’s
Medical Foundation
...and SDMF gives back with 5 seed corn grants to
members of the College, ILS, Morriston and Singleton
Appointments and Achievements
Prof. Keith Lloyd, Prof. Ronan Lyons, Prof. Mark Rees, Prof. Ian Russell, Prof John
Williams appointed to NISCHR Senior Faculty
Prof. Steve Kelly, Prof. Keith Lloyd and Prof. Ronan Lyons elected as Fellows of the
Learned Society of Wales
Prof. Martin Sheldon awarded fellowship of the Royal College of
Veterinary Surgeons
Appointments and Achievements
Dr Farah Bhatti shortlisted for Asian Woman of Achievement Award
Dr Shareen Doak appointed as Expert Member on Government
DNA damage committee
Kate Chapman wins “Young Scientist Award” and “Welsh Livery
Guild Travel Scholarship”
Appointments and Achievements
BEACON project shortlisted for an EU Regiostars awards
University retains Athena Swan Bronze Award
College welcomes Prof. Hilary Lappin-Scott
as our new PVC and Prof. Andrew Davies as Chair of
ABMU Health Board
Congratulations and thanks to all staff on new appointments and
responsibilities in line with the new strategy
…not forgetting the unsung heroes from the Operational
side, Cafe Glas, Marketing, Central Admin, HR office and Research office
In 2004/05, the College had just 38 GEM students
and 88 staff
In 2013/14 we have 418 GEM, Genetics and Biochemistry
students and over 600 staff
So, we’re going to celebrate by...
Launching the Swansea Medical Society
Watching the whole College graduate together in July – from
Undergraduate to GEM and Postgraduate
Topping out the Data Science Building
Commissioning a commemorative book
We couldn’t have done
it without YOU!
Here’s to another
successful decade...
Merry Christmas and a
Happy New Year!
Nadolig Llawen
a Blwyddwn
Newydd Dda!

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