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Cardiff Award shortlist success for final year student

25 May 2018

Female student holding a certificate
Elin Arfon, final year student

Cardiff University students and staff gathered to celebrate the Cardiff Award’s most successful year yet on Tuesday 8 May 2018.

This year 330 students completed the programme, which focuses on students’ professional development, achieving a record 73,771 hours of extra-curricular activities. This is an average of 224 hours per student, exceeding the minimum 70 hours required for the Award.

Elin Arfon, a final year BA Welsh and French student, was one of those who completed the Cardiff Award this year.

Elin used the Award to develop her confidence and was able to capitalise on a wide range of opportunities and demonstrate significant development within her portfolio. These activities included being a Student Language Ambassador, a tutor, a Language Assistant and completing a period of work experience in Patagonia (funded by the School of Welsh’s annual Santander scholarships). Her achievements saw her shortlisted for the Cardiff Award Student of the Year 2018.

While Elin, who is graduating this summer, didn’t take the Student of the Year title she has been offered funding to pursue a PhD here at Cardiff University. She said: “The Cardiff Award has been a huge support to me in developing my self-confidence and my employability skills. I have had the opportunity, though the programme, to attend workshops focused on CV writing and how to respond to interview questioning; mock interviews; and take part in a wide range of extra-curricular activities…and all for free!”

Read more about Elin’s experience with the Cardiff Award.

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