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Six Nations fever hits Cardiff

Posted on 23rd February 2017 by

Rugby in Wales is like a religion. As January draws to an end you can almost taste the anticipation in the air for the coming Six Nations tournament. When asked about a favourite memory of Cardiff, rugby is often an occasion that Cardiff alumni fondly remember. Dragons painted on cheeks, daffodil hats and singing along to
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Examined Life: Myles Hopper (BA 2010)

Posted on 21st November 2016 by

Myles Hopper (BA 2010) is co-founder of Mindful Chef, a healthy food subscription company. I studied Ancient History at Cardiff University and absolutely loved it. Understanding and learning about different cultures and history is something that has always interested me. But what you study doesn’t have to define you. I’m now part of an exciting
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Examined Life: Sophie Dekkers (BA 1999)

Posted on 21st November 2016 by

EasyJet’s UK Country Director Sophie Dekkers (BA 1999) is in charge of driving the company’s commercial and strategic ventures in the UK, as well as handling its 120 aircraft and £2.8bn revenue. Cardiff University has a great reputation – it was the only university to offer a specific course in English and Communications. I was
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Cardiff strikes gold

Posted on 21st November 2016 by

The world-leading Cardiff Catalysis Institute (CCI) is moving from strength to strength in 2016. From creating gold catalysts that are revolutionising the manufacturing industry, to advances in water purification and cleaner car emissions, these are just some ways in which Cardiff scientists are translating catalysis research into areas that the public will find valuable and
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Jessica Steventon ( BSc 2009, PhD 2015)

Posted on 21st November 2016 by

Working within the Neuroscience and Mental Health Research Institute (NMHRI), Dr Jessica Steventon is based within the newly opened Cardiff University Brain Research Imaging Centre (CUBRIC) facility at Maindy Park. Here she explains more about her role at the cutting edge of mental health and neuroscience research – and how the Centre is putting Cardiff
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Aberfan remembered

Posted on 18th November 2016 by

On 21 October 1966, a massive spoil-heap slid onto the mining village of Aberfan near Merthyr Tydfil, burying Pantglas Junior School in the valley below and killing 116 children and 28 adults. This tragic event changed the lives of many and the way mines and quarries were managed for the future. To commemorate the tragedy,
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Examined life: Supachai Chuenjitwongsa (MSc 2012, PhD 2015)

Posted on 10th November 2016 by

SUPACHAI CHUENJITWONGSA As well as lecturing at a dental school in Thailand and leading various dentistry development projects for Thai practitioners, Supachai Chuenjitwongsais a fluent Welsh speaker, having helped launch Cardiff University’s ‘Welsh For All’ programme during his studies in 2015.   I decided to study in Wales at Cardiff University to develop a different perspective.
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Our City of the Unexpected

Posted on 18th October 2016 by

  This September, Cardiff witnessed its biggest ever arts event: ‘Roald Dahl’s City of the Unexpected’, a remarkable celebration of the master storyteller’s life and work on the 100th anniversary of his birth in the Welsh capital.  Born in the district of Llandaff in 1916, the globally beloved author spent his formative years in Wales; a
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