Graduation 2013

Dear friends

Welcome to the Cardiff Alumni Network!

With over 130,000 active members, we offer exclusive ways to connect with fellow alumni across the globe, both online and in person. Join our professional and social groups and events; keep in touch with University developments through our bi-annual magazine and the Cardiff Connect e-newsletter; and take advantage of job advertisements and the careers service at Cardiff. Lifelong membership is automatic and free.

Remember, you might have left the university, but your continued personal and professional development is still extremely important to us. We want to know how your degree helps to shape your life, and to offer you ongoing benefits from your studies at Cardiff University.

With best wishes
Sarah Price
Acting Director of Alumni and Development


Did you know? Alumni is the plural form of alumnus, roughly meaning 'former student'. A woman is an alumna, a group of women are alumnae. Meanwhile a man is an alumnus, and a group of men (or men and women) are alumni.

Member benefits

Win a Kindle Fire

Enter the Graduation Prize Draw for a chance to win a Kindle Fire. All you have to do is register and update your details with us by 31 August 2013 (everyone who filled a form in at Graduation has already been automatically entered).

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Welcome to the alumni network

Looking for our Graduation photos? You can see almost all of the pictures we took in graduation week on Facebook.

You can also see some (and tag us in yours) on Instagram #CardiffAlumni 

Facebook Photos

Join LinkedIn

Have you heard? LinkedIn profiles are taking over from the traditional CV, helping with networking and job opportunities.

Our Alumni LinkedIn Group has over 7,000 members, and you can network with them online today.

LinkedIn Tips

The Class of 2013's Guide to Cardiff University

Can you help the new students starting in just a few weeks at Cardiff University? You have had a lot of time to get used to university and city life, and your advice might really help someone arriving for the first time.

We want to quote as many of you as possible (anonymously if you choose) in a new guide which will be given out in Fresher's week with your top tips for new students about:Cardiff University USB stick

• Top places to go in the university or city?
• Best ways to make friends?
• Things to buy for your new room?
• Budgeting and money-saving tips?
• Favourite clubs, societies, sports?
• Anything else which could make a difference?

Thank you in advance to everyone who replies on behalf of those starting their studies in 2013. We will post an exclusive Cardiff University USB wallet card (pictured above) to 20 random respondents who reply before August 31st.

Please fill in your answers online or email



"Graduation is an academic right of passage, and you have richly earned it." 
     (Dr Paul Ellison, Lecturer at the San Francisco State University, PhD Music, 2010)

"Give yourself a hearty pat on the back for your achievement." 
     (Mr Richard Warren, BA English & History, 2005)

"Enter the world with an open mind." 
     (Mrs Jakie Dias, MEd Master of Education, 2000)

"Being scared is a good thing! It reminds you that you still have a lot to learn." 
     (Mrs Sheila Ebeling, Staff Nurse Four Seasons Healthcare, BN 2010)

"Don't stress out too much about getting a graduate job immediately. Like everything, it takes time." 
     (Miss Jennifer Sleeman, BA History, 2011)

"Keep hold of the friends who meant so much to you through university even as you all go your separate ways." 
     (Miss Rhianna Briars, BSc Biomedical Sciences, Pharmacology, 2010)

"Do what you love. If you don't know what that is yet, explore everything." 
     (Ms Lea Galanter, MA Early Celtic Studies, 2005)

"To quote the advert, 'Just do it!'"
     (Mr Jack Wingfield, Medicine, 1959)

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