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Cardiff in South Africa

12 August 2014

Les Phillips, a Cardiff alumnus and Fellow of the University who is living in Johannesburg, sent us this update from a recent event:

On 9 August, at the annual conference of the Centre for Diabetes and Endocrinology, Johannesburg, attended by over 500 doctors, nurses and other medical practitioners, a graduation ceremony was held for those who had completed the Masters and Diploma courses in Diabetes by distance learning from Cardiff University. Professor David Owens, from the Institute of Molecular and Experimental Medicine at the University’s School of Medicine, conducted the ceremony.

A number of those present were Cardiff alumni and I met with them the previous evening to discuss the formation of a Cardiff University Alumni Chapter in South Africa. Over 20 have now signed up to forming a Chapter and I hope that I will be able to contact more alumni over the next few months, so that branches of the Chapter can be started in Johannesburg, Kwa Zulu Natal and Cape Town.”

If you live in South Africa and would like to join this association, please contact Les on