Month: March 2017

Varsity returns to the Welsh capital

Posted on 29 March 2017 by Susie Bailey

The annual competition between Cardiff University and Swansea University began as a rugby match in 1997 and has grown into the second biggest varsity competition in the UK (only behind Oxford and Cambridge). The inaugural Welsh Varsity Match was played 20 years ago, at the home of Cardiff Rugby Football Club, Cardiff Arms Park. Between
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Professor Karen Holford (PhD 1987) on achievement, aspiration and becoming Deputy Vice-Chancellor

Posted on 29 March 2017 by Alex Norton

Having been appointed Pro-Vice Chancellor of the College of Physical Sciences & Engineering five years ago, Professor Holford is now undertaking her final week in the role. It is “business as usual”, she insists – her diary includes completing her Performance Development Reviews, interaction with the Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC), a presentation on
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Callum Drummond (BSc 2016)

Posted on 21 March 2017 by Susie Bailey

Callum Drummond (BSc 2016) is the founder of Bula Batiki Coconut Oil, a non-profit project producing coconut oil in Fiji to sell in the UK. Callum was supported in his start-up enterprise by Santander Universities and Cardiff University Enterprise & Start-Up via the Spark competition. I chose to study at Cardiff because of its location
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The running diaries #TeamCardiff 2017

Posted on 17 March 2017 by Susie Bailey

Alex Norton (BA 2015) shares his latest musings on running, Morrissey and meeting his fellow #TeamCardiff runners in his latest running diary. In the form of this disclaimer, I give you fair warning that a gloomy paragraph or two lie ahead. But persist, dear reader, as I promise uplifting words ahead. For the aspiring runner,
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