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Running for your life – what running can do for your mental health

Running for your life – what running can do for your mental health

Posted on 20 November 2023 by Alumni team

George Watkins (BA 2018) is a seasoned Cardiff Half Marathon runner and former Mental Health Officer at Cardiff University. In 2018, 2019 and 2022, he ran for #TeamCardiff, fundraising for vital Cardiff University neuroscience and mental health research. Here, George shares his journey with running and his own mental health.  

Bossing It – How to smash your next interview

Bossing It – How to smash your next interview

Posted on 27 October 2023 by Alumni team

Amazing – you’ve been offered an interview for an exciting new role, but what next!? Sometimes anticipating an interview can feel daunting, but with the right preparation you can rest assured that you’ll be able to tackle it with confidence. We spoke to some of our wonderful alumni who have shared their top tips on how to smash your next interview. 

I want to make my Nan proud – fundraising for Cardiff’s cancer research

I want to make my Nan proud – fundraising for Cardiff’s cancer research

Posted on 15 August 2023 by Alumni team

Katy Thomas (BA 2004) is a seasoned Cardiff Half Marathon runner and is taking on her 13th race this October. Having lost several close family members to cancer, she’s been inspired to raise money for Cardiff University research that will improve prevention, diagnosis, and treatment.

Meet the new Head of the School of Music

Meet the new Head of the School of Music

Posted on 14 August 2023 by Alumni team

Dr Nicholas Jones (BMus 1994, MMus 1995, PhD 1999), began his role as the Head of the School of Music in August 2023, succeeding Professor Ken Hamilton. A triple Cardiff alum, Nick has studied and worked at the University for over 30 years. Ahead of the start of the new academic year, Nick shares his hopes and priorities for the future for the School of Music.

What the Eisteddfod means to me Beti George (BA 1960) – For Alumni, By Alumni

What the Eisteddfod means to me Beti George (BA 1960) – For Alumni, By Alumni

Posted on 26 July 2023 by Alumni team

Beti George (BA 1960) studied Welsh at Cardiff University and is a renowned Welsh broadcaster of television and radio. Beti shares her childhood memories of the Eisteddfod, and talks about what it, and the Welsh Language means to her.

Wales to the World – Florida law students meet Cardiff alumni

Wales to the World – Florida law students meet Cardiff alumni

Posted on 17 July 2023 by Anna Garton

Students from the University of Florida visited Cardiff recently to learn more about Welsh and British law. Led by Cardiff University alumnus Dr Matthew Jones (MA 2017), Assistant Instructional Professor at University of Florida, the students attended a special networking event to connect with Cardiff alumni working in law and politics.

King’s Birthday Honours 2023

King’s Birthday Honours 2023

Posted on 13 July 2023 by Jordan Curtis

Members of the Cardiff University alumni community have been recognised for their outstanding achievements in the King’s Birthday Honours List for 2023.

The power of transferable skills – Bossing It

The power of transferable skills – Bossing It

Posted on 27 June 2023 by Emma Lewis (BA 2017)

Developing transferable skills can be invaluable to your progression, whether gained through volunteering, personal experience or through your university studies. We spoke to members of our incredible alumni community who have shared their wisdom on how these skills can benefit you when starting out on your career path.

Celebrating Volunteers’ Week 2023

Celebrating Volunteers’ Week 2023

Posted on 26 May 2023 by Emma Lewis (BA 2017)

Volunteers' Week is an annual celebration taking place between 1-7 June of the contribution millions of people make across the UK through volunteering in their communities. Each year, our incredible […]

The importance of alumni volunteering – CAUKIN Studio

The importance of alumni volunteering – CAUKIN Studio

Posted on 26 May 2023 by Jordan Curtis

In 2015, Joshua Peasley (MArch 2018), Harry Thorpe (MArch 2018) and Harrison Marshall (MArch 2018) founded CAUKIN Studio. The aim? To empower global communities through sustainable design and architecture, whilst educating and upskilling local communities around the world.