The Arediou Vouppes project has been examining a Late Bronze Age
settlement in the Cypriot rural hinterland, specifically focusing on the
archaeological characterisation of a little-known type of agricultural
site. A key aspect of the project has been to promote a wider
understanding of the value and relevance of the past (both recent and
ancient) as a means of safeguarding the archaeological record for future
generations through the encouragement of local engagement in the
construction of narratives of cultural heritage. Our primary beneficiaries
have been identified as members of the local Cypriot community at Arediou,
although we have also sought to foster an improved sensitivity to
community perspectives of `the past' from heritage custodians in Cyprus
which will inform their practice.
`Zanzibar Soccer Queens' has had a series of cultural, social and
policy impacts since 2008.
These impacts include the emancipation of the players (`Women
Fighters'), improved respect and understanding of Muslim
women, better health and wellbeing of women and girls in Zanzibar through
increased involvement in sports, and a change in government policy to
allow girls in Zanzibar to play football in schools. The film's screenings
have also been used to raise issues from racism in football to health
matters such as HIV/AIDS.
[Throughout this template, references to underpinning research are
numbered 1-6; sources to corroborate are numbered 7-10]
Geiriadur Prifysgol Cymru (GPC) is a historical dictionary
similar to the Oxford English Dictionary, and is the acknowledged
authority on the spelling, derivation and meaning of Welsh words. Apart
from its scholarly uses, it is used in all areas of the Welsh public
sphere, providing the lexical information necessary to produce terminology
for bilingual documentation in fields such as government, education,
health, law and business. GPC has always had a network of
voluntary readers and informants, and uses both old and new media to seek
examples of contemporary usage and to promote public interest in the
language. A concise version of the dictionary has been freely available
online since 2003, and a full version will be launched in 2014.
Professor Mike Philips' research has contributed to understandings of
coastal erosion causes, its impacts, mitigation and adaptation strategies.
His research and his involvement in numerous policy networks including
most notably the Global Forum on Oceans, Coasts, and Islands (GOFCI) has
influenced coastal policy discussion and outcomes at a global level. The
research has led to coastal tourism and climate change being considered at
the highest political level. This is evidenced by Phillips's contribution
to international policy documents and processes, such as Rio +20, and wide
public and professional recognition.
IMAGINES is an interdisciplinary project and research group exploring the
influence and impact of antiquity on modern cultures. The project
addresses the reception of antiquity in film, theatre, dance, opera,
sculpture, architecture, painting, graphic novels, design and photography
and other forms of visual culture. The project has sought to make its work
accessible to the public through a series of exhibitions and talks, while
it has also sought to engage members of the creative and cultural
industries such as art professionals in the fields of architecture, music,
graphic novels, and the theatre.
Following the 2005 inauguration of the joint Non-Destructive Testing
Validation Centre with TWI Ltd at Port Talbot, UWTSD: Swansea Metropolitan
established a Knowledge Transfer Centre (KTC) in 2008 with European
Regional Development Funds (ERDF) and UWTSD funding. The role of the KTC
is to support Welsh Manufacturing Industry in the conjunction of NDT with
Composites Fabrication. With additional funding from the pan-Wales ASTUTE
project, two Prince of Wales Innovation Scholarships, two EPSRC/Industry
CASE studentships, one in NDT and the other in Composites, the Unit has
assisted 46 companies across Wales, undertaken 32 collaborative industrial
projects and has created 5 jobs. Investment induced has totalled £282,482
to date and the Unit has established itself as a leading NDT centre of
expertise. Industrial engagement includes research and development with
leading NDT companies such as TWI Ltd, Silverwing Ltd, Oceaneering Ltd,
and manufacturing companies such as Calsonic Kansei Ltd, Tata Steel and
United Aerospace Ltd.
Belron® is the world's largest dedicated vehicle glass repair and
replacement company, operating in 35 countries and serving 10 million
motorists each year. Annual turnover exceeds 2.7 billion Euros. In 2007,
Prof Donne published the first ever peer-reviewed paper on vehicle glass
repair, which demonstrated that the resin injection process significantly
reduced the residual stress in a chipped windscreen. This research was
significant in providing objective and independent evidence that the
Belron® repair process generates strong repairs. This research work and
other research projects undertaken by Prof Donne have been used to support
the Belron® advertising message worldwide which has led to motorists'
increased awareness of windscreen repairs. Annual repair jobs have
consequently increased by 26% over the period 2008 to 2012.
The Newport Ship Project is a collaborative project with the University
of Wales Trinity Saint David as the academic lead, working with the
Newport Museum and Heritage Service (Newport City Council) and the Friends
of the Newport Ship, to protect, understand and display the most
substantial medieval ship found in Britain in modern times. Impacts are
demonstrated through a) significant developments in professional practice
in the museum sector and b) in community engagement and educational
outreach spheres which have seen substantial public collaboration and
learning clustered around a major heritage project.
This project has contributed to Welsh culture by increasing appreciation
of the poetry of one of the finest exponents of the bardic tradition, by
using that poetry to promote understanding of the literature and history
of medieval Wales, and by collaborating with other organisations to
further their promotion of Wales's cultural heritage. Impact has been
achieved by innovative use of digital technology and by dissemination
focusing on significant sites and artefacts featured in the poetry.
The Design Policy Group has directly influenced the design innovation
policies of the UK and EU Governments since 2008. We will evidence a clear
link between the unit's research and the EU's 2010 `Innovation Union'
policy and 2013 Action Plan, demonstrate that they provided important
underpinnings for the Welsh Government's 2013 `Innovation Strategy for
Wales' and that the group directly engaged in the UK's Design and
Innovation Policy debate through invited membership of a House of Lord's
[Throughout this template, references to underpinning research are
numbered 1-6; sources to corroborate are numbered 7-15]