Cardiff Award

Cardiff Award Celebration 2018

Students and staff at the Cardiff Award Celebration 2018
Students and staff at the Cardiff Award Celebration 2018

On Tuesday 8th May, students and staff from across the University gathered to celebrate the Cardiff Award’s most successful year yet.

This year 330 students completed the programme, our highest number to date. They carried out a record 73,771 hours of extra-curricular activities between them, an average of 224 per student, far exceeding the minimum of 70 hours required.

Professor Karen Holford, Deputy Vice-Chancellor gave a key note speech at the ceremony congratulating the students and staff on a very successful year. Daniel Harborne, Cardiff Award Student of the Year 2017 gave a presentation of his professional development since completing the Award. He is currently undertaking a placement in Cardiff University’s Crime and Security Research Institute as a research assistant and has just returned from a conference in Orlando, Florida where he presented a paper as lead author.

A special mention to our 8 shortlisted students for the Cardiff Award Student of the Year 2018; Elin Arfon, Gemma Saxty, Jasmine Reese, Jocelyne Green, Lauren Thornell, Nathalia Rodrigies Pulice Ferreira, Sophia Khirani and Victoria Lord.

You can find out why these students were shortlisted in a previous blog post

Shortlisted students for Cardiff Award Student of the Year with Professor Karen Holford, Deputy Vice-Chancellor

Massive congratulations to our Highly Commended student, Victoria Lord. Victoria undertook over 800 hours of extra-curricular hours, giving in-depth reflection and using her time to gain relevant, focused experience.

The winner of Cardiff Award Student of the Year, Lauren Thornell, was also announced on the night. Lauren’s portfolio was of an exceptional standard with a diverse range of activities and her personality, enthusiasm and motivation really shone through in all of her written work. Lauren used her time on the Award to consider her options and as a result of being a part of the programme has found her career path and secured a position as a special constable whilst still studying and enjoying her passion and talent in music.

Winner of Cardiff Award Student of the Year 2018, Lauren Thornell, with her trophy.


Watch our new video where this year’s Cardiff Award cohort share their experiences of completing the Cardiff Award:



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