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Martin Lewis (PgDip 1998)

Posted on 24 April 2017 by Susie Bailey

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 MoneySavingExpert.com for £100. It soon became – and continues to be – the UK’s biggest consumer help website, with more than 14m monthly users.
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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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Six Nations fever hits Cardiff

Posted on 23 February 2017 by Susie Bailey

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 21 November 2016 by Susie Bailey

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 21 November 2016 by Susie Bailey

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 21 November 2016 by Susie Bailey

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 21 November 2016 by Susie Bailey

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 18 November 2016 by Susie Bailey

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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