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Examined Life: Neville John (BMus 1957)

Examined Life: Neville John (BMus 1957)

21 October 2020

Neville John (BMus 1957) was born in Tumble, Carmarthenshire and studied cello at Cardiff University. He led a successful career as a music teacher and composer following his studies and recently celebrated his 90th birthday. In this Examined Life, he reflects on his musical family, his fondest memories of Cardiff and the historical disaster that inspired him to compose.
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The journey starts here – For Alumni, By Alumni

The journey starts here – For Alumni, By Alumni

12 October 2020

Nadine Lock (BA 2001) has worked in Human Resources for over ten years in the Third Sector and Private Sector. She reflects on the journey facing the Class of 2020, and shares the things she wished she’d known as a new graduate.
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#TeamCardiff’s virtual fundraisers: Nelson Selvaraj

#TeamCardiff’s virtual fundraisers: Nelson Selvaraj

2 October 2020

Nelson Selvaraj (MSc 2015) is a staff member and former student who has just completed an impressive Great North virtual run to raise money for research at Cardiff University. Here he explains what motivated him to take on this test of physical endurance and shares his words of wisdom for those considering doing the same.
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It’s Freshers’ but not as we know it

It’s Freshers’ but not as we know it

25 September 2020

Cardiff University has been working hard over the summer to prepare a safe and secure campus to welcome back students and staff. But for this year’s new student intake, their first few weeks will be an altogether different experience from their predecessors.
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Cardiff University to provide a coronavirus (COVID-19) screening service for asymptomatic students and staff

Cardiff University to provide a coronavirus (COVID-19) screening service for asymptomatic students and staff

24 September 2020

Cardiff University is implementing a number of innovative protective measures as the campus reopens, including the creation of a unique mass screening service for asymptomatic University students and staff
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A quiet campus: Cardiff University in pictures

A quiet campus: Cardiff University in pictures

23 September 2020

As we anticipate the return of Cardiff University’s students and staff for the new autumn term, the solitude surrounding these familiar buildings is slowly shifting.
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Avoiding burnout by finding your ‘thing’ – For Alumni, by Alumni

Avoiding burnout by finding your ‘thing’ – For Alumni, by Alumni

23 September 2020

Gemma Clatworthy (BA 2007) discovered a passion for storytelling during her Ancient History studies at Cardiff University, but it wasn’t until a global pandemic and a country-wide lockdown that she learned about the stress-relieving power of focusing on something you love. Here, she shares her struggles with balancing a career, childcare and the unrealistic desire to be perfect, and how she narrowly avoided burnout by channelling her feelings into a creative pastime.
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Meet the Researcher – Dr Sarah Lauder

Meet the Researcher – Dr Sarah Lauder

17 September 2020

Breast cancer is the most common cancer in women and each year around 55,000 people are diagnosed in the UK alone. Ahead of Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October, we spoke to cancer researcher Sarah Lauder (BSc 2002, PhD 2007), a Research Associate at Cardiff University’s Gallimore Godkin Cancer Immunology Lab.
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Giving young adults experiences that will stay with them for life

Giving young adults experiences that will stay with them for life

17 September 2020

Cardiff University’s Global Opportunities programme gives students the chance to volunteer, work and study abroad, and benefit from the experiences they would have otherwise missed out on. We spoke to Sammy Fagan (Chemistry 2018-) who spent summer 2019 teaching children in Tanzania.
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#TeamCardiff Q and A with Charlotte Arter

#TeamCardiff Q and A with Charlotte Arter

17 September 2020

Our #TeamCardiff Captain Hannah Sterritt caught up with international athlete Charlotte Arter for a fascinating question and answer session. Charlotte is the Welsh half marathon record holder, the female parkrun world-record holder and a Great Britain international athlete. She joined us to answer questions on breaking her own parkrun world-record, her preferred running shoes, and
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