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Running for wellbeing this winter

Running for wellbeing this winter

18 December 2020

The winter months can be difficult for anyone struggling with their mental health, this year more than ever.
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Searching for the ‘missing link’ between kidney disease and cardiovascular disease

Searching for the ‘missing link’ between kidney disease and cardiovascular disease

16 December 2020

Dr Anne-Catherine Raby is a researcher at the School of Medicine, looking for the link between chronic kidney disease and cardiovascular disease with a focus on inflammation. Her work is far-reaching, all-consuming, and imperative in understanding the disease responsible for more deaths globally than any other cause.
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Meet the volunteer – Scott Bowers

Meet the volunteer – Scott Bowers

16 December 2020

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.
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Meet the Researcher – Professor Anne Rosser

Meet the Researcher – Professor Anne Rosser

14 December 2020

Huntington’s is a devastating disease, caused by a faulty gene which stops the brain working properly, affecting mobility, learning, thinking and emotions. We spoke to researcher Anne Rosser, Professor of Clinical Neuroscience, Division of Psychological Medicine and Clinical Neurosciences at Cardiff University.
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Internships are ‘mutually beneficial’

Internships are ‘mutually beneficial’

9 December 2020

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.
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Meet the new leader of Cardiff’s cancer research – exciting times ahead

Meet the new leader of Cardiff’s cancer research – exciting times ahead

9 December 2020

Professor Awen Gallimore is Cardiff University’s new Cancer Theme Lead and she’s bringing a spark of energy to the role, with big plans for shaping cancer research in Cardiff. We caught up with Awen to get her insight on exciting developments and innovation happening within this field.
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Deck the Halls – Cardiff’s alumni community send messages of support

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

4 December 2020

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

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

17 November 2020

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…
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Seven of Cardiff’s spookiest places

Seven of Cardiff’s spookiest places

27 October 2020

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

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

26 October 2020

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.
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