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Insight placements: an easy win for any business

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.

£10k bursary in memory of fallen Second World War airman, to support future students

£10k bursary in memory of fallen Second World War airman, to support future students

Posted on 7 September 2021 by Alumni team

Donald Philip Glynn Miller (BSc 1940) graduated as a Bachelor of Science in mining engineering from the University College of South Wales and Monmouthshire, a founding college of Cardiff University.

The Syrian refugee fundraising to give something back

The Syrian refugee fundraising to give something back

Posted on 6 September 2021 by Kate Morgan (BA 2017)

Naser Sakka (MSc 2019) arrived in the UK in 2015 as a refugee from Syria. Since then, he has made it his mission to do whatever he can to give back to the community that helped him rebuild his life. As well as volunteering with the Welsh Refugee Council and helping local businesses during the pandemic, in 2019 he ran Cardiff Half Marathon, raising money for Cardiff University’s cancer research.

10 tips to put the fun back in fundraising

10 tips to put the fun back in fundraising

Posted on 6 May 2021 by Kate Morgan (BA 2017)

COVID-19 rules across many parts of the UK and the world are changing. Many of us are starting to venture out into the world of doing stuff and, to help get you going, we’ve got some simple (and easy) fundraising ideas.

Sign up for #5kMay

Sign up for #5kMay

Posted on 29 April 2021 by Anna Garton

This month, the creators of the 5k lockdown challenge, Run For Heroes, have launched a new virtual running event, #5kMay. Find out how to support Cardiff University research by participating in your own 5k this May.

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.

Wales Autism Research Centre: Celebrating 10 years of success

Wales Autism Research Centre: Celebrating 10 years of success

Posted on 10 March 2021 by Kate Morgan (BA 2017)

The Wales Autism Research Centre (WARC) has been at the heart of important policy and practice for the past 10 years, providing data that can be translated into action and that has a real impact on professionals working within the autistic community. WARC’s past and present directors meet up to reflect on its achievements and look ahead to the next 10 years.

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 researcher – Dr Erik Mire

Meet the researcher – Dr Erik Mire

Posted on 8 March 2021 by Alumni team

We spoke to Dr Erik Mire, Principal Investigator and Hodge Research Fellow at Cardiff University's Neuroscience and Mental Health Research Institute, about his research which looks as how mothers’ diets can affect brain development in unborn babies.

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.