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Mercy Ships, the NHS, and healthcare systems across the globe – For Alumni, By Alumni

Mercy Ships, the NHS, and healthcare systems across the globe – For Alumni, By Alumni

16 July 2020

Leo Cheng (LLM 2006) is an oral, maxillofacial, head and neck surgeon who has spent most of his life travelling the globe and helping those from the poorest areas by performing free surgery and providing much needed medical care. He has now turned his attention and efforts to COVID-19 and reflects on his experience so far with the NHS and his concerns for those without a national health system.
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Creative industries must move away from tokenism, superficiality and insincerity

Creative industries must move away from tokenism, superficiality and insincerity

26 June 2020

Joycelyn Longdon (BSc 2019) is a freelance marketeer and founder of BLACKONBLACK, a creative agency which champions diversity in the creative industries and supports creatives of colour. We talked to her about her work, the impact of COVID-19 and #BlackLivesMatter, and what the future holds.
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Keeping people connected through art – For Alumni, By Alumni

Keeping people connected through art – For Alumni, By Alumni

22 June 2020

Artist and architect, Katherine Jones (BSc 2011, MArch 2013, PGDip 2015), explains how the power of nostalgia and connectivity can be encapsulated in both buildings and the art depicting them.
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The family full of Cardiff alumni

The family full of Cardiff alumni

19 June 2020

Dr Abdul C.M. Rasheed is a first-generation immigrant from a small rural village in Sri Lanka. He worked as a Research Officer for the School of Chemistry between 1975-78. He is now a retired Senior Development Engineer, but still remembers his time at Cardiff fondly. So fondly, in fact, that he encouraged all four of his children to attend Cardiff University.
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#TeamCardiff’s Virtual Fundraisers

#TeamCardiff’s Virtual Fundraisers

4 June 2020

With the country in lockdown, people are looking for new and creative ways to fundraise for important causes. Many scheduled marathons and races have been cancelled, but Josh Little (MEng 2019) and Owain Davies (International Relations and Politics 2019 -) haven’t let that stop them raising money for neuroscience and mental health and cancer research at Cardiff University as part of #TeamCardiff. They’ve decided to tackle new ‘lockdown-friendly’ challenges…
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How Cardiff’s School of Medicine is innovating in the face of COVID-19

How Cardiff’s School of Medicine is innovating in the face of COVID-19

29 May 2020

Professor Stephen Riley (MD 2003, MBBCh 1993) is Head of the School of Medicine at Cardiff University and an alumnus. He reflects on the achievements of final year medical students and colleagues, and how COVID-19 is changing the ways we celebrate, work and teach.
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11 popular podcasts by Cardiff alumni

11 popular podcasts by Cardiff alumni

29 May 2020

Our Cardiff University alumni are a creative bunch who have found a way to reach many through the power of the podcast. Whether you want a good laugh, a valuable lesson or some helpful tips, we’ve rounded up a few of the many popular podcasts from our skilled and talented alumni to help you pass the time.
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Mental Health Week 2020: Everyone has mental health

Mental Health Week 2020: Everyone has mental health

21 May 2020

This Mental Health Awareness Week we talk to Rosie Moore (BSc 2017, Social Science Research Methods 2018-) whose own struggles with mental health have inspired her to campaign to raise awareness, and undertake a PhD in in Suicide Prevention.
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A Statue for Lady Rhondda – For Alumni, By Alumni

A Statue for Lady Rhondda – For Alumni, By Alumni

13 May 2020

Julie Nicholas (MSc 2005) explains why she is fundraising for a new statue of former Cardiff University President, Lady Rhondda, in her home city of Newport.
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How Cardiff is supporting students

How Cardiff is supporting students

1 May 2020

Simon Wright (LLB 1995) and Claire Morgan (BSc Econ 1992, MSc 1994) are both alumni and staff members – they told us about the challenge of supporting students through the crisis.
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