Message from the Vice-Chancellor
We take our responsibilities as a major employer in Cardiff very seriously. Through SCAN our staff will raise money for a chosen charity each year and support local community projects through a wide range of activities. SCAN will also provide an opportunity for us all to meet with colleagues from different parts of the campus and to enjoy each other’s company in recreational pursuits for the benefit of our local communities.
Charity and Community Action
Many of our SCAN events raise money for our adopted charity and for local community causes.
After much deliberation we decided to support a new charity, Alzheimer's Society - Cardiff and the Vale Branch for the coming years. Currently it means that:
- Fifty per cent of money raised will go to Alzheimer's Society - Cardiff and the Vale Branch
- Fifty per cent will go to other local community causes.
If you know of any local community projects that SCAN could support, or if you would like to give any feedback on the choice of main charity, please email SCAN@cardiff.ac.uk
If any of you are already doing charity events - fun runs, coffee mornings and would like to send proceeds this would be welcome. SCAN is also willing to help publicise your community or charity events.
Tenovus are often looking for teams to participate in sponsored activities such as The Three Peaks Challenge and The London Marathon. Please contact SCAN if you would like more information.
The Network Committee
SCAN's committee consists of a group of university staff drawn from throughout the University's academic departments and administrative divisions – see the resources section for a full list. The Committee meets regularly to co-ordinate activities and consider new ideas from staff throughout the University. The Committee is supported by a wider network of departmental representatives.
The Wider Network
SCAN aims to have at least one representative in each academic department or administrative division who will help to publicise events and activities.
If you would like to join our email list to receive information about SCAN please send an email to SCAN@cardiff.ac.uk
SCAN has been set up to foster amongst staff a sense of belonging both to the University as a whole and to the community. It aims to:
- Build links with the community
- Provide University support to activities that promote social and community action between staff
- Promote links between staff working in different areas of the University