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Gwrych Castle: the story behind the new location for I’m a Celebrity

Posted on 26 October 2021 by Kate Morgan (BA 2017)

Mark Baker (MA 2008, PhD 2014) discovered the beauty and complexity of Gwyrch Castle at the age of 11 and has devoted much of his life to protecting and restoring it, as well as publishing his first book about it at the age of 13. Mark describes how the castle not only caught his imagination, but also the eye of ITV producers of I’m a Celebrity…Get Me Out of Here.
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The value of a degree in humanities – For Alumni, By Alumni

Posted on 20 October 2021 by Alumni team

Tim Edwards (BA 2005, MA 2007) is currently the Chief Marketing Officer at QS Quacquarelli Symonds, but his career path was far from pre-determined and he had no idea what he wanted to do when he first stepped onto campus as a religion and theology student. He explains how studying a humanities degree opened him up to a wealth of new experiences, a successful career, and life-long confidence in the skills he learned at Cardiff University.
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Starting a podcast: top tips from the pros

Posted on 21 September 2021 by Kate Morgan (BA 2017)

Podcasting is everywhere these days, with individuals and businesses alike creating audio edibles for listeners to eat up while on their commute, daily walk, or doing chores. Cardiff University alumni have (of course) jumped straight in, setting up their own successful podcasts and sharing what they’re passionate about with the world. How did they do it? Well, we picked their brains to find out…
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Insight placements: an easy win for any business

Posted on 9 September 2021 by Alumni team

Beth Addison (BSc 2019) took part in a Cardiff University Insight with Microsoft, and after just one week discovered a desire to work in the field of tech. She was guided through the organisation by Microsoft’s Higher Education Lead and Cardiff University alumnus, Elliot Howells (BSc 2016), and she’s now two years into her role as an Azure Solutions Specialist for Retail, Hospital and Travel with Microsoft.
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Abacws: A new home for the Schools of Mathematics, and Computer Science and Informatics

Posted on 26 August 2021 by Alumni team

Due for completion this autumn the new ‘Abacws’ building will bring together the School of Computer Science and Informatics and the School of Mathematics into one world-leading facility. This six-storey building has been designed in collaboration with students and academic staff to create interdisciplinary, flexible, and creative workspaces, with innovative teaching areas.
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