University of Wales sponsors Inspire Wales Awards 2010

Posted on 19 April 2010
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Our Global Academy Office in the Technium building, Swansea

Do you know someone who plays an active and invaluable role in the community? Are they contributing to society on a local, regional and global scale? Do they act as role models for others?

If the answer is ‘yes’ to any of the above then 2010 might just be the year they get the recognition they deserve.

The search is now on for men and women throughout Wales who have made a difference and put their talents to good use to inspire others around them in the Inspire Wales Awards, organised by the Institute of Welsh Affairs, Wales’s leading think- tank.

The awards will reward those in the fields of business, education, science, arts and media, the environment and sport, as well as seeking champions in citizenship and young achievers. Entries are encouraged from the public, private and voluntary sectors.

The University of Wales is delighted to participate in this year’s event by sponsoring the ‘Global Wales’ award category. This award aims to recognise an individual’s outstanding contribution to the promotion of a positive profile for Wales, in any field, in the rest of the world.

Professor Marc Clement, Vice Chancellor of the University of Wales, said:

‘We are delighted to be supporting the IWA’s 2010 Awards Ceremony. Wales’s global activities on the world stage are very important to us as we believe strongly in taking the best of Wales to the world and bringing the best of the world to Wales. Through our Global Academy for Research and Innovation office, we are developing close links with education and the business sectors home and abroad to create exciting and viable business ideas which will, we hope, also provide a welcome boost to the Welsh economy.”

A panel of judges, including the University of Wales’s Global Academy Deputy Director for External Affairs, Richard Turner, will choose three finalists for the Global Wales category.

The winners will be announced at an award ceremony and dinner hosted by S4C presenter, Angharad Mair, at Cardiff City Hall on Tuesday, June 15 2010.

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Notes to Editors:

Tickets cost £55 plus VAT, or £500 for a table of 10, which includes a four-course meal and entertainment. The awards are open to every man and woman living and working in Wales regardless of age, profession or ethnic group.

To nominate yourself, a friend or a colleague, you can enter via the IWA’s website: www.iwa.org. uk/inspire. uk/inspire

or by contacting Emma Brennan on 029 2066 0820.

To learn more about the University of Wales’s Global Academy please visit:  www.globalacademy.org.uk

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