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Growing the knowledge economy

Posted on 28th April 2017 by

Outstanding PhD student researchers from Cardiff’s Doctoral Academy came together with Cardiff University alumni in London for Growing the Knowledge Economy – A showcase of the ‘rising stars of research’ at Cardiff University. The evening began with a gallery called Images of Research, a selection of images from Doctoral researchers at Cardiff University. The images encapsulate the innovative
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Martin Lewis (PgDip 1998)

Posted on 24th April 2017 by

Money Saving Expert Martin Lewis OBE (PgDip 1998) did a postgrad diploma in broadcast journalism at JOMEC in 1997-8. In 2003 he set up for £100. It soon became – and continues to be – the UK’s biggest consumer help website, with more than 14m monthly users. He is currently the site’s Executive Chair.
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[Zeitgeist, Colour] Elliot Thomas

Inside the beautiful game – Elliot Thomas (BA 2012)

Posted on 20th April 2017 by

Elliot Thomas (BA 2012) is Wales’ highest capped futsal player. Here he shares his experiences of becoming a Home Nations champion, and playing against Europe’s elite. For the last four years, I’ve been playing futsal for both Cardiff University and Wales – an amazing privilege that has allowed me to travel Europe, competing in some amazing
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[Zeitgeist, Colour] Thomas Keohane

Inside the beautiful game – Thomas Keohane (BSc 2014)

Posted on 20th April 2017 by

Thomas Keohane (BSc 2014) is the 2017 UEFA Champions League Final Volunteer Coordinator at Football Association of Wales. He shares with us the importance of volunteering. As a proud, born-and-raised Cardiffian, Business Management graduate of Cardiff University and a huge football enthusiast, the opportunity to support the biggest global sporting event of 2017 in my traditionally
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Professor Karen Holford (PhD 1987) on achievement, aspiration and becoming Deputy Vice-Chancellor

Posted on 29th March 2017 by

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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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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