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Deck the Halls – Cardiff alumni send festive messages to first years

Deck the Halls – Cardiff alumni send festive messages to first years

8 December 2021

Cardiff’s alumni community have reached out to first year students in halls to send them seasonal messages of support and show them that Cardiff is a relationship for life. Alumni from around the globe have taken part, sharing their words of wisdom, well-wishes, and fond memories of Cardiff. The messages were popped into cards, which
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Flash mentoring – empowering the next generation of Cardiff alumnae

Flash mentoring – empowering the next generation of Cardiff alumnae

3 December 2021

Joanna Dougherty (BScEcon 2017) took part in our WoMentoring flash mentoring scheme – short-term mentoring for female graduates from successful alumnae. Our WoMentors provide guidance and support, helping to inspire and empower the next generation of Cardiff alumnae.  
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5 festive fundraising ideas

5 festive fundraising ideas

2 December 2021

It’s a wonderful time of year when most of us are feeling very generous and are happy to give to a good cause. Encourage others to embrace the spirit of giving with some festive-themed fundraising activities.
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A new hope for cancer treatment: the surgical technique for delivering targeted chemotherapy 

A new hope for cancer treatment: the surgical technique for delivering targeted chemotherapy 

30 November 2021

Cancer research at Cardiff University is varied in its breadth, from unravelling the biology of the disease, understanding ways to prevent cancer, and seeking new and better treatments to those with a diagnosis.
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Lockdown runner takes on first half marathon

Lockdown runner takes on first half marathon

29 November 2021

Mark Woolner (BScEcon 1995) took up running during the first UK lockdown and is returning to Cardiff nearly 30 years after graduating, to take on Cardiff Half Marathon in 2022. He shares his motivation, inspiration and what he’s looking forward to on race day.
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Exploring the connection between bipolar disorder, psychosis and childbirth

Exploring the connection between bipolar disorder, psychosis and childbirth

29 November 2021

Professor Ian Jones (MSc 1997) is an Hon. Consultant Psychiatrist and a Professor of Psychiatry and Director of the National Centre for Mental Health (NCMH) at Cardiff University. His research focuses on bipolar disorder and episodes of postpartum psychosis in bipolar women. Here he explains what bipolar is, how it affects individuals, and why women are more likely to be admitted to hospital after childbirth than at any other time in their lives.
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Finding your way in the world of freelancing – Bossing It

Finding your way in the world of freelancing – Bossing It

23 November 2021

Taking the leap to become a freelancer can be daunting, maybe even downright terrifying. If you’re ready to take the plunge but don’t know where to start, we’ve got you covered with this guide of top tips from Cardiff University’s alumni community.
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Inspiring the next generation of scientists – For Alumni, By Alumni

Inspiring the next generation of scientists – For Alumni, By Alumni

23 November 2021

Wendy Sadler MBE (BSc 1994) is the founding Director of science made simple – an award-winning social enterprise that offers science shows to schools and families to inspire the next generation of scientists and engineers. Currently Senior Lecturer in the School of Physics and Astronomy, throughout the pandemic, Wendy has been working on a project called ‘Our Space Our Future’ which aims to increase the number of young people choosing careers in the space industry.
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Meet the new Head of the Welsh School of Architecture

Meet the new Head of the Welsh School of Architecture

26 October 2021

In August 2021, Dr Juliet Davis became the Head of the Welsh School of Architecture following nearly ten years at the School. Several months into her new role, Professor Davis shares what led her to Cardiff, her priorities as Head of School, and her ambitions for the future.
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Gwrych Castle: the story behind the new location for I’m a Celebrity

Gwrych Castle: the story behind the new location for I’m a Celebrity

26 October 2021

Mark Baker (MA 2008, PhD 2014) discovered the beauty and complexity of Gwyrch Castle at the age of 11 and has devoted much of his life to protecting and restoring it, as well as publishing his first book about it at the age of 13. Mark describes how the castle not only caught his imagination, but also the eye of ITV producers of I’m a Celebrity…Get Me Out of Here.
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