Cardiff Connect

Cardiff Connect, formerly Cardiff University Magazine, is our biannual publication designed for our alumni community and packed with the latest news from the University.

If you have news or a story idea you'd like to share, please email alumni@cardiff.ac.uk.

Cardiff Connect Spring 17

Cardiff Connect Spring 2017

5 May 2017

Cardiff Connect Spring 2017

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Cardiff Connect Spring 2017

The cover feature, written by Deputy Head of Cardiff’s School of Journalism, Media, and Cultural Studies, Professor Richard Sambrook, explores today’s era of fake news, the decline in levels of media literacy, and the information-saturated world we live in.

Head of Cardiff’s Welsh School of Architecture and Chair in Sustainable Design, Professor Chris Tweed (PhD 1989), takes us on a thrilling journey through the University’s architectural history- a feature steeped in nostalgia that will take you back to your University days.

Cardiff looks towards the world’s biggest sporting event this year: the Champions League final, at the Principality Stadium (renamed the National Stadium of Wales for the event) on 3 June.  You’ll find stories in Cardiff Connect from alumni working behind the scenes to make the Champions League final a success.

The magazine is also jam-packed with University news, events, and research discoveries.

Fake News by Richard Sambrook

Richard Sambrook - Fake News

Deputy Head of Cardiff’s School of Journalism, Media and Cultural Studies and Director of Centre for Journalism Professor Richard Sambrook explores the reality of fake news and the importance of good journalism today.

Elliot Thomas

Elliot Thomas - UEFA Champions League

Elliot Thomas (BA 2012) is Wales’ highest capped futsal player. Here he shares his experiences of becoming a Home Nations champion, and playing against Europe’s elite.

Lauren Davies

Lauren Davies - UEFA Champions League

Lauren Davies (BA 2015), Media and Marketing Assistant for the Champions League at the Football Association of Wales (FAW), shares her experiences of EURO 2016.

Matt Jones

Matt Jones - UEFA Champions League

Matt Jones (BSc 2010) a Business Analyst at UEFA and a staunch Wales fan, comments on the emergence and respect for Welsh football in the global sporting landscape.

Thomas Keohane

Thomas Keohane - UEFA Champions League

Thomas Keohane (BSc 2014) is the 2017 UEFA Champions League Final Volunteer Coordinator at Football Association of Wales. He shares with us the importance of volunteering.

James Woodroof

James Woodroof - UEFA Champions League

James Woodroof (BA 2006), Head of Content at Crystal Palace Football Club, comments on the challenges presented working behind the scenes at a Premier League club.

Examined Life of Eric Tan

Eric Tan - Examined Life

Eric Tan (BSc 2003) is founder of Fifth Journey, a Hollywood-backed gaming company bringing the movies to mobile devices.

Examined Life of Dr Alan Lewis

Dr Alan Lewis - Examined Life

Dr Alan Lewis (PhD 1971) is CEO of DiaVacs, a company developing products to reverse the onset of autoimmune diseases.

Senedd Building in Cardiff Bay

New Cardiff University Welsh journalism module challenges 'fake news'

A unique new Welsh module, 'Wales: The Senedd, the Stories and Spin' launched in Cardiff University's School of Journalism.