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Graduation celebrations 2013 
Welcome to the Class of 2013! Click here to see photos from our recent graduation celebrations.
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Dear friends,

Welcome to the latest edition of Cardiff Connect, and greetings from Cardiff where we have just celebrated Graduation 2013 and welcomed a new cohort to the Cardiff Network.

I hope the photos above bring back some great memories of your time at Cardiff, and that you enjoy your Cardiff Magazine when it arrives in a few weeks' time too.

With best wishes for the summer,


Sarah Price
Acting Director of Development and Alumni Relations

Who was your favourite lecturer or staff member at Cardiff?


 Win this special Cardiff mug!

You could WIN one of 10 exclusive travel mugs by replying to this question by August 23rd.

We want to know which Cardiff staff member made the most impact on your life: who do you remember the most, and what was it they did or said which made a difference?

Whether you went to the University of South Wales and Monmouthshire, University College Cardiff, University of Wales, Cardiff, the University of Wales Institute of Science and Technology, the Welsh National School of Medicine, the University of Wales College of Medicine, or more recently at Cardiff University - we would really like to hear from you.

All replies from social media are automatically entered, and you can read them and join in on Facebook and LinkedIn.

Please reply by August 23rd 2013 to

Campus and research developments


Targeting skin cancer


Comic Collaboration


The King Louie effect

Latest developments

We were delighted to honour two Nobel Prize winners at Graduation last week with Honorary Fellowships. Meanwhile, several honorary fellows, staff members and alumni were rewarded in the recent Queen's honours list.

The Vice-Chancellor has launched a dedicated platform for stronger partnerships with business in his strategic forum for university and business leaders, especially significant since new research shows that universities have an impact of almost £3.6bn annually in the Welsh economy.

Medical advances

We have just welcomed a world-leading neurobiologist to Wales. University scientists have made another significant advance in their ability to target skin cancer, and have discovered insights through stem cell research into breast cancer therapies.

Meanwhile, the School of Optometry and Vision Sciences is enlisting stargazing technology to help detect the common cause of sight loss, and the School of Social Sciences is using creative arts practices to improve health-related policy.

Other significant research

The School of English, Communication and Philosophy is helping young Africans living with HIV to tell their stories through comic collaboration, and the School of Music is engaging people with classical music in a new app project, Page to Stage.

The School of Psychology has also found that babies are socially motivated to learn at a much younger age than previously thought in the The King Louie Effect.

See more news

Support Cardiff students


 Receive this special Cardif gift when you donate

Support scholarships

As many of you know, the Vice-Chancellor recently made the largest ever Welsh University fundraising appeal to former students for scholarships at Cardiff.

We have been incredibly grateful for the gifts we have received so far. Any gifts received before August 15th will help us to confirm scholarship packages for the academic year 2013-14.

Donate online

Come back to Cardiff


Further study

You might be interested in these new postgraduate programmes and our new scholarship package.

- MSc Sustainable Buildings
- MSc Food, Space and Society.
- MSc programmes in New MSc Programmes in Catalysis, Chemical Biology and Physical Organic Chemistry (not Sustainable Chemistry)

Postgraduate study

Events update


 Sir David Attenborough

Reunions, Sir David Attenborough, Eisteddfod.

Tickets have sold out for the Sir David Attenborough 2013 Hadyn Ellis lecture; this is the Sixth Hadyn Ellis Distinguished lecture and we are thrilled to be host to Britain's best known natural history film-maker.

If you are planning a visit to north Wales, you might also be interested in the forthcoming University events at the Eisteddfod.

We were also recently delighted to reunite the Medic class of 1963, who enjoyed a day on campus with lectures from the medical school and an evening dinner. Let us know if you are planning a reunion and we will see what we can do to help!

See University events calendar

News digest from around the web


 Did you use your time to travel?

Other news

Welsh language community hub launched
New Welsh language service launched for Cardiff harnessing community journalists

Blues University Cup
New tournament launched by Cardiff Blues Rugby Club

Bright sparks
Enterprising students win funds for their business ideas

Did you use your time at Cardiff to travel or work abroad?

We often tell prospective students that Cardiff is a wonderful city to live and work in, and that it's also really close to London and continental Europe.

We asked you if this was true, and had some great responses - why not click through and add your memories too?

Your news here? Send in your news by reply to this email, or follow us on Twitter @cardiffalumni and we'll follow you back.


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