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Adam Dixon, his IBM experience (and what an experience!)

Posted on July 14, 2015 by Kathryn Foot

  This post is written to document my experience winning the 2015 IBM Consulting Experience at Hursley and also highlight professional insights gained, to help you, the Cardiff University student, who could be studying anything from history to philosophy to medicine. About me: I am a 3rd year engineering student who didn’t even think of Read moreabout Adam Dixon, his IBM experience (and what an experience!)


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Meet some of the Cardiff Award Students of the Year 2015

Posted on July 6, 2015 by Kathryn Foot

This year we launched the Champions Life Academy Cardiff Award Student of the Year.  Over the years I have come to realise that ALL Cardiff Award students are pretty amazing.  The Award is really hard work, and for those that pass, they put a huge amount of effort in and anecdotaly, I know that they Read moreabout Meet some of the Cardiff Award Students of the Year 2015


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Careers and Employability Celebration Evening 2015

Posted on June 10, 2015 by Kathryn Foot

  During the week before the Careers and Employability celebration evening, sponsored by EY (Ernst & Young), I was really excited.  I think it is important that each employee and student alike is celebrated for the successes they have achieved in the past academic year. Within the three programmes – The Cardiff Award, The Cardiff Read moreabout Careers and Employability Celebration Evening 2015


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Careers and Employability Celebration Event

Posted on May 22, 2015 by Kathryn Foot

In less than 3 weeks Careers and Employability will be hosting its first ever celebration event, recognising students who have completed a variety of employability and enterprise initiatives. The evening recognises their commitment and achievements. This will include students who have: Completed the Cardiff Award  Acted as Mentors through the Student Mentoring Scheme Competed in Enterprise Read moreabout Careers and Employability Celebration Event


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Guest Blogger: Catherine Stephens-Ward explains the fabulous Explore Internships

Posted on May 20, 2015 by Kathryn Foot

The Cardiff Award aims to enable students to recognise skills and strengths through extra-curricular activities.  As Award Manager I make it my mission to find great opportunities for students to get involved with too, so they can maximise their  time on the programme and get valuable experiences that will develop a high level of transferable, Read moreabout Guest Blogger: Catherine Stephens-Ward explains the fabulous Explore Internships


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My day at the NUE Awards: Post by Sophie Timbers

Posted on May 8, 2015 by Kathryn Foot

According to one of the motivational speakers at the National Undergraduate Employability Awards, humans have an attention span of just 8 seconds so I will try my best to keep you interested… Every year Cardiff Award students are presented with the fantastic opportunity to apply to attend the National Undergraduate Employability awards in London. The Read moreabout My day at the NUE Awards: Post by Sophie Timbers


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Hold the phone, a scientist completing the Cardiff Award? Post by Sum Mistry

Posted on March 25, 2015 by Kathryn Foot

You read that title right there ladies and gents, a scientist wanting to complete the Cardiff Award. Not just any scientist, I’m a neuroscientist…I like all things brain and nervous system. What on earth are you doing you crazy fool I hear you say…Actually I’m making the best out of a situation which appears to Read moreabout Hold the phone, a scientist completing the Cardiff Award? Post by Sum Mistry



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Cardiff Awards Creative Industries Networking Event – A night to remember

Posted on February 27, 2015 by Kathryn Foot

On hearing about the Cardiff Award’s Creative Industries networking event I was extremely excited to be given the opportunity to listen and meet such recognised individuals. For those of you who don’t know, the Creative Industries consists of different aspects such as the music, TV and art world. ‘Creative’ being the most important word. At Read moreabout Cardiff Awards Creative Industries Networking Event – A night to remember