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Cancer immunotherapy at Cardiff

Cancer immunotherapy at Cardiff

Posted on 28 June 2022 by Alumni team

Cancer immunotherapy is a groundbreaking research area that aims to help the immune system to identify and target cancer cells. Cardiff University is expanding the potential of cancer immunotherapy through a combination of bioinformatics, laboratory research, clinical trials, and collaboration with institutions across Wales.

Recipes for Success: Mushroom and pea pilaf

Recipes for Success: Mushroom and pea pilaf

Posted on 25 June 2022 by Alumni team

Beca Lyne-Pirkis (BMus 2004) is a writer, broadcaster and Great British Bake Off finalist. She likes getting creative with cooking and wanted to share this nice easy recipe for our Recipes for Success series.

Queen’s Birthday Honours – 2022

Queen’s Birthday Honours – 2022

Posted on 22 June 2022 by Alumni team

Members of the Cardiff University alumni community have been recognised in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List.

Introducing… The 30(ish) Awards

Introducing… The 30(ish) Awards

Posted on 25 May 2022 by Alumni team

The 30(ish) Awards are coming soon, but what exactly are they? Barry Sullivan, Deputy Director of Supporter Relations and Head of Alumni & Supporter Relations, takes us through the thinking behind the awards scheme that’s doing things differently.

From surgeon to tech CEO: why I pivoted my career to help save the NHS – For Alumni, By Alumni

From surgeon to tech CEO: why I pivoted my career to help save the NHS – For Alumni, By Alumni

Posted on 20 April 2022 by Alumni team

Dr Owain Rhys Hughes (MBBCh 2005) is an ENT surgeon and successful healthtech entrepreneur, whose initiative Cinapsis is helping tackle the current NHS backlog crisis and reduce burnout across the healthcare workforce. He shares his experience of pivoting a career, the importance of collaboration and how making real change is possible.

Recipes for Success: Red lentil and roasted carrot soup

Recipes for Success: Red lentil and roasted carrot soup

Posted on 6 April 2022 by Alumni team

Claire Thomson (BA 2001) is a food writer and chef who studied journalism at Cardiff University. She’s written six cookery books and has cooked professionally across the globe. She was keen to share one of her favourite (and thriftiest!) recipes with the Cardiff community.

Meet the Volunteer – Audrey Long (BSc 1987)

Meet the Volunteer – Audrey Long (BSc 1987)

Posted on 15 March 2022 by Alumni team

Audrey Long (BSc 1987), has more than 25 years of professional experience in life science marketing and business development across the world, and has just started her second year as a mentor for Cardiff’s Womentoring programme, offering her advice and support to early-career female graduates.

How we can eat our way to a healthier planet – For Alumni, By Alumni

How we can eat our way to a healthier planet – For Alumni, By Alumni

Posted on 15 March 2022 by Alumni team

Steve Garret (MSc 2009) is the Founder of Riverside Real Food, weekly food markets that promote fresh, sustainable and local food. Steve is a passionate food activist and an award-winning social entrepreneur. Here, he explains why it’s important to eat locally and the benefits of shopping at local farmers’ markets.    

Recipes for Success: Beef with spring veg and mustard

Recipes for Success: Beef with spring veg and mustard

Posted on 14 March 2022 by Alumni team

Tomos Parry (BScEcon 2008), is a multi-award-winning chef who owns a Michelin star restaurant called Brat, which has been named one of the world’s top 100 restaurants. For our Recipes for Success series, Tomos shares the perfect recipe for steak night on a budget.

Recipes for Success: Chocolate, peanut butter and blueberry porridge

Recipes for Success: Chocolate, peanut butter and blueberry porridge

Posted on 10 March 2022 by Alumni team

Sarah John (BA 2011) is the founder and director of Boss Brewing, a multi-award-winning brewery. But it's not just beer Sarah's interested in – it's food too! For our Recipes for Success series, she shares her easy, healthy porridge recipe.

Let’s talk about global polarisation: For Alumni, By Alumni

Let’s talk about global polarisation: For Alumni, By Alumni

Posted on 15 February 2022 by Alumni team

Alexandra Chesterfield (BA 2003 and PGDip 2004) applies behavioural science to her work, to improve outcomes for individuals, organisations and societies. She works as the Head of Behavioural Risk at a successful bank and teaches as a guest lecturer at Jesus College Cambridge. Alexandra’s new podcast, Changed My Mind, and her book, Poles Apart, both examine and address the increasing polarisation occurring across the globe. Here she explains why this is such an important topic, and why now more than ever, is the time to talk about it.

Recipes for Success: Welsh rarebit

Recipes for Success: Welsh rarebit

Posted on 14 February 2022 by Alumni team

Kacie Morgan (BA 2010) is an award-winning food and travel writer, who started her popular food blog, The Rare Welsh Bit, shortly after graduating with a degree in journalism. This is one of her favourite recipes, she loves it so much she even named her blog after it!

Recipes for Success: Shredded chicken thighs with veg

Recipes for Success: Shredded chicken thighs with veg

Posted on 25 January 2022 by Alumni team

Jack Stein (BSc 2004, MA 2006) studied Psychology and Ancient History, but followed his passion (and his father, Rick Stein’s footsteps) into the kitchen, as a successful chef director. As part of our Recipes for Success series, Jack shares his scrummy chicken dish that's perfect for a healthy weekday meal option.

From midwife to radio presenter – For Alumni, By Alumni

From midwife to radio presenter – For Alumni, By Alumni

Posted on 24 January 2022 by Alumni team

Lizzie Romain (BMid 2014) is a midwife at a private maternity hospital in London, but she’s always battled to balance her midwifery career with her more creative side. Just before lockdown in March 2020, she joined her local community radio station in West London and is taking the leap in 2022 and transitioning into a full-time career in broadcast.

Recipes for Success: Low-fat baked mostaccioli

Recipes for Success: Low-fat baked mostaccioli

Posted on 7 January 2022 by Alumni team

Laura Graham (BA 2008) worked as a head chef on private superyachts and is now director and head chef at The Tidy Kitchen. For our 'Recipes for Success' series she shares her recipe for low-fat baked mostaccioli; an inexpensive pasta dish which works perfectly before an evening out, or to refuel post sport event.

Flash mentoring – empowering the next generation of Cardiff alumnae

Flash mentoring – empowering the next generation of Cardiff alumnae

Posted on 3 December 2021 by Alumni team

Joanna Dougherty (BScEcon 2017) took part in our WoMentoring flash mentoring scheme - short-term mentoring for female graduates from successful alumnae. Our WoMentors provide guidance and support, helping to inspire and empower the next generation of Cardiff alumnae.  

A new hope for cancer treatment: the surgical technique for delivering targeted chemotherapy 

A new hope for cancer treatment: the surgical technique for delivering targeted chemotherapy 

Posted on 30 November 2021 by Alumni team

Cancer research at Cardiff University is varied in its breadth, from unravelling the biology of the disease, understanding ways to prevent cancer, and seeking new and better treatments to those with a diagnosis.

Lockdown runner takes on first half marathon

Lockdown runner takes on first half marathon

Posted on 29 November 2021 by Alumni team

Mark Woolner (BScEcon 1995) took up running during the first UK lockdown and is returning to Cardiff nearly 30 years after graduating, to take on Cardiff Half Marathon in 2022. He shares his motivation, inspiration and what he’s looking forward to on race day.

Inspiring the next generation of scientists – For Alumni, By Alumni

Inspiring the next generation of scientists – For Alumni, By Alumni

Posted on 23 November 2021 by Alumni team

Wendy Sadler MBE (BSc 1994) is the founding Director of science made simple – an award-winning social enterprise that offers science shows to schools and families to inspire the next generation of scientists and engineers. Currently Senior Lecturer in the School of Physics and Astronomy, throughout the pandemic, Wendy has been working on a project called ‘Our Space Our Future’ which aims to increase the number of young people choosing careers in the space industry.

Meet the new Head of the Welsh School of Architecture

Meet the new Head of the Welsh School of Architecture

Posted on 26 October 2021 by Alumni team

In August 2021, Dr Juliet Davis became the Head of the Welsh School of Architecture following nearly ten years at the School. Several months into her new role, Professor Davis shares what led her to Cardiff, her priorities as Head of School, and her ambitions for the future.