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New Head of School of Dentistry

New Head of School of Dentistry

Posted on 25 March 2021 by Anna Garton

After seven months in post as the new Head of the School for the School of Dentistry, we spoke to Professor Nicola Innes about how she has found the role, her priorities and her hopes for the future.

Networking to build a successful business – For Alumni, By Alumni

Networking to build a successful business – For Alumni, By Alumni

Posted on 24 March 2021 by Alumni team

Cheryl Luzet (BA 1999), is founder and CEO of digital marketing agency Wagada, whose team help companies across the globe grow and generate leads. She’s been named one of the UK’s 100 most inspirational female entrepreneurs by Small Business Britain. Here, Cheryl shares her top tips for networking for when in-person events return.

Why 2020 was a defining moment for epidemiologists

Why 2020 was a defining moment for epidemiologists

Posted on 17 March 2021 by Alumni team

Adetoun Mustapha’s (MPH 1999) professional and personal life in Nigeria went into overdrive when COVID-19 hit. She found herself in a position to help instigate real change and combat fake news around public health. Here, she describes her experience of navigating a new way of working and living, studying the spread of COVID-19, and speaking out about environmental justice issues.

Womentoring ‘21 – Cardiff University alumnae supporting Cardiff University alumnae

Womentoring ‘21 – Cardiff University alumnae supporting Cardiff University alumnae

Posted on 15 March 2021 by Anna Garton

This March, to celebrate Women’s History Month we’re holding our first flash-mentoring event, Womentoring '21.

One family’s history of female empowerment

One family’s history of female empowerment

Posted on 12 March 2021 by Kate Morgan (BA 2017)

In 1898, Cardiff University offered an opportunity to a young woman that had a huge impact not only on her, but on the women in her family who followed in her footsteps. On this International Women’s Day, we talk to Cassie’s granddaughters about the importance of education for female empowerment.

COVID-19 and cancer: Understanding attitudes and breaking barriers

COVID-19 and cancer: Understanding attitudes and breaking barriers

Posted on 9 March 2021 by Kate Morgan (BA 2017)

Harriet Quinn-Scoggins (PhD 2019) is a medical anthropologist who focuses on cancer research. Once part of the Future Leaders in Cancer Research (FLiCR) programme, she is now involved in the COVID-19 cancer attitudes and behaviours study. Here she explains why an anthropological approach is important, and how this research can improve early cancer diagnosis.

Meet the Volunteer – Glyn Lloyd

Meet the Volunteer – Glyn Lloyd

Posted on 26 February 2021 by Anna Garton

Glyn Lloyd (PhD 2008, PGDip 2007, MSc 2003, LLB 2002) is Partner and Founder of Cardiff-based Newfields Law, a firm which specialises in immigration law. Having volunteered as student, Glyn has continued to do so as an alumnus, sharing his experience and expertise to help support students realise their potential, regardless of their background.

Celebrating Wales and supporting musicians in the face of COVID-19

Celebrating Wales and supporting musicians in the face of COVID-19

Posted on 25 February 2021 by Kate Morgan (BA 2017)

Iestyn Griffiths (BA 2016, MA 2018) describes his journey from being a music-mad child to co-directing a large-scale, digital concert for St David’s Day, celebrating and supporting Welsh musicians.

How my parent’s work ethic inspired me to succeed – For Alumni, By Alumni

How my parent’s work ethic inspired me to succeed – For Alumni, By Alumni

Posted on 18 February 2021 by Kate Morgan (BA 2017)

Jackie Yip (BA 2018) has traveled the globe and emersed herself in every opportunity that has come her way. Using the work ethic her parents instilled in her and the support offered at Cardiff University, Jackie filled a few short years with a lifetime’s worth of experiences.

7 alumni books to get you in the mood for love this Valentine’s Day

7 alumni books to get you in the mood for love this Valentine’s Day

Posted on 11 February 2021 by Kate Morgan (BA 2017)

Valentine’s Day may look a little different this year and it’s unlikely we’ll see many grand, public displays of affection but don’t despair, you can still enjoy a bit of romance at home with these alumni authors. Curl up on the sofa, grab a hot cuppa, and indulge in some warm, fuzzy feelings with these exciting page-turners.

A generous start to the Chinese New Year

A generous start to the Chinese New Year

Posted on 28 January 2021 by Kate Morgan (BA 2017)

The British Branch of Western Returned Scholars Association has generously donated masks to Cardiff University in a heart-warming gesture of solidarity and support.

给卡迪夫中国校友的一封信

给卡迪夫中国校友的一封信

Posted on 27 January 2021 by Alumni team

很高兴能在这里跟大家打招呼,我是2011年入学的Belinda,毕业于JOMEC新闻传播学院的IPR专业。也许有的校友已经认识我,也许我们还未能取得联系,希望通过这个平台,大家可以联系起来,共同建设更全面的卡迪夫中国校友群组。

Becoming Finnish and living in the EU during Brexit – For Alumni, By Alumni

Becoming Finnish and living in the EU during Brexit – For Alumni, By Alumni

Posted on 25 January 2021 by Alumni team

Chloe Wells (BA 2007) worked for Cardiff Council after graduation before emigrating to Finland at the end of 2010 where she gained her Master of Social Science and her PhD. Here, Chloe talks about her memories at Cardiff University, becoming a British-Finnish citizen, and living in the EU during Brexit.

Meet the volunteer – Scott Bowers

Meet the volunteer – Scott Bowers

Posted on 16 December 2020 by Alumni team

Scott Bowers (BA 2003, PGDip 2004) is a Cardiff University volunteer who’s been an alumni ambassador, a member of Cardiff University Court, and a student mentor. He works professionally as chief corporate affairs officer for one of the UK’s leading sports businesses, The Jockey Club, and has recently become a dad. Read on to discover why he is such an enthusiastic and dedicated volunteer.

Internships are ‘mutually beneficial’

Internships are ‘mutually beneficial’

Posted on 9 December 2020 by Kate Morgan (BA 2017)

Mohammad Arshad (MEng 2020) completed a summer internship with KGAL Consulting Ltd, offered by a Cardiff alumnus. As a result, he landed himself a permanent role within the company and has kicked-off his career in engineering. We caught up with him to find out how he made the most of the opportunity and secured a job in a highly sought-after field.

Deck the Halls – Cardiff’s alumni community send messages of support

Deck the Halls – Cardiff’s alumni community send messages of support

Posted on 4 December 2020 by Anna Garton

Cardiff’s alumni community have reached out and sent messages of support to students in Residences. Read some of the wonderful messages that were sent.

Unusual career paths and creative outlets – For Alumni, By Alumni

Unusual career paths and creative outlets – For Alumni, By Alumni

Posted on 17 November 2020 by Alumni team

James Orpwood (BSc 2002, PhD 2006) has gone from fisheries scientist to mountaineer, conquering tremendous heights and tackling a new career path. He’s also about to publish his first book, written during many lockdown hours as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. James describes his personal career journey and how he made the most out of his spare time…

Seven of Cardiff’s spookiest places

Seven of Cardiff’s spookiest places

Posted on 27 October 2020 by Anna Garton

With its long and often gruesome history it’s not surprising Cardiff is home to some pretty creepy places. And as Halloween rolls around again, we thought we’d give a run down of some of the city’s most spooky sites! Visit as you dare - and of course as local lockdown rules permit!

Bake Off’s Beca on Cardiff, careers, and cooking

Bake Off’s Beca on Cardiff, careers, and cooking

Posted on 26 October 2020 by Kate Morgan (BA 2017)

Beca Lyne-Pirkis (BMus 2004) is a writer, broadcaster and Great British Bake-Off finalist whose career took off in a rather unexpected way. Beca describes her experience on the popular TV series and explains how she applied her music degree skills to other areas of her life. She also divulges some of her wild and wonderful memories as a student at Cardiff University.

Examined Life: Neville John (BMus 1957)

Examined Life: Neville John (BMus 1957)

Posted on 21 October 2020 by Alumni team

Neville John (BMus 1957) was born in Tumble, Carmarthenshire and studied cello at Cardiff University. He led a successful career as a music teacher and composer following his studies and recently celebrated his 90th birthday. In this Examined Life, he reflects on his musical family, his fondest memories of Cardiff and the historical disaster that inspired him to compose.