Cardiff Connect

A gift that will transform lives

Posted on 31 October 2018 by Alex Norton

In gifting £1.1m to fund a 550-seat auditorium space at the new Centre for Student Life, Welsh philanthropist Sir Stanley Thomas OBE (Hon 2011) will contribute to the student experience of those living and learning in Cardiff for decades to come. Construction of the Centre began in September, with ground broken by Cabinet Secretary for Education Kirsty Williams
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Know your robes

Posted on 16 July 2018 by Jonathan Barnes

Graduation is the culmination of years of hard work, and the pageantry and processions rightly celebrate that. But just what is the significance of those robes? Why are some hoods different colours?
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“The city will come alive with graduation buzz”

Posted on 29 June 2018 by Alex Norton

Over the past 135 years Cardiff has awarded degrees to hundreds of thousands of graduates. The rituals of Graduation Week have changed just a little since 1883, but in mid-July – as in so many summers past – the people of Wales’ capital will again stop to welcome a colourful influx of graduands, academics, friends, and family.
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