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Insight placements: an easy win for any business

Insight placements: an easy win for any business

9 September 2021

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.
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£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

7 September 2021

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.
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The syrian refugee fundraising to give something back

The syrian refugee fundraising to give something back

6 September 2021

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.
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Abacws: A new home for the Schools of Mathematics, and Computer Science and Informatics

Abacws: A new home for the Schools of Mathematics, and Computer Science and Informatics

26 August 2021

Due for completion this autumn the new ‘Abacws’ building will bring together the School of Computer Science and Informatics and the School of Mathematics into one world-leading facility. This six-storey building has been designed in collaboration with students and academic staff to create interdisciplinary, flexible, and creative workspaces, with innovative teaching areas.
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Empowering rural communities through palliative education – For Alumni, By Alumni

Empowering rural communities through palliative education – For Alumni, By Alumni

18 August 2021

Dr Abhijit Dam (MSc 2014) is the Hon. Medical Director at Kosish, the first rural hospice in India since 2005. He pioneered developments in palliative care and created a course for young women in rural communities, teaching them to provide palliative care for the elderly and terminally ill.
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The Syrian refugee helping Welsh businesses thrive online

The Syrian refugee helping Welsh businesses thrive online

23 July 2021

Naser Sakka (MSc 2019) is a resilient family man who arrived in the UK in 2015 as a refugee from war-torn Syria. He fell in love with Wales and, after completing a course created for refugees at Cardiff University, went on to gain his masters and started a social enterprise which has helped local businesses, particularly during the pandemic.
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Life lessons from Leonardo da Vinci – For Alumni, By Alumni

Life lessons from Leonardo da Vinci – For Alumni, By Alumni

14 July 2021

Rose Sgueglia (BA 2008, PGDip 2009) is a writer, journalist and marketing consultant based in Cardiff. She founded Miss Squiggles, a digital magazine and content agency and her work has been published in GQ, La Repubblica, Yahoo and WI Life. Here she describes the unexpected life lessons she learned from a man who lived over 500 years ago.
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Examined Life: Agnes Xavier-Phillips JP DL (LLB 1983)

Examined Life: Agnes Xavier-Phillips JP DL (LLB 1983)

23 June 2021

Agnes Xavier-Phillips JP DL (LLB 1983) is a woman who’s not afraid to say yes to an opportunity. During her career she’s worked as a teacher, nurse, lawyer, and now volunteers her time and expertise to support a range of organisations.
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Why being a School Governor is so rewarding – For Alumni, By Alumni

Why being a School Governor is so rewarding – For Alumni, By Alumni

23 June 2021

When Richard Ayling (BA 1968) retired from the business world, he still wanted to put his skills and experience to good use and discover a new way to contribute to society. Here, he describes the challenging and highly rewarding path he found himself on after applying to be a School Governor.
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Queen’s Birthday Honours

Queen’s Birthday Honours

22 June 2021

Members of the Cardiff University alumni community have been recognised in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List.
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