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Dear friends,

Welcome to the latest Cardiff Connect where we bring you the latest headlines from Cardiff, along with the new issue of our supporters magazine Diolch, a new photo platform for you to share your images with us on Instagram, an invitation to join us at our networking event in London on 20 June, and more.

I want to take this opportunity to thank you for your continued support of Cardiff University. Whether you have volunteered to give your time to mentor a student, donated to scholarships or research on campus, or simply told your friends what a great time you had here, we truly appreciate having your support. Thank you.


Sarah Price
Deputy Director of Development and Alumni Relations

Campus and research developments


Directory of expertise

Latest developments

Cardiff is ranked in the top 200 universities in 20 subject areas as one of the world's elite universities.

Helping society

Recent research at Cardiff into antisocial behaviour identifies how to better protect victims, and a schools-based intervention programme has been successfully preventing smoking in teenagers. Cardiff academics are also offering specialist knowledge to the media through the new Directory of Expertise.

Research success

The University is welcoming five new £1m Marie Curie Fellowships; and has launched the autism hub and UK Catalysis Hub to investigate autism and environmental issues respectively.

Cardiff University research was recognised in the recent Innovation and Impact Awards. The MRC Centre is celebrating winning an international prize for schizophrenia research too.

See more news

'The pub or café I loved most on campus was...'


The Woodville, Cardiff heritage pub trail

Alumni stories

We posted this question on Facebook in early May, and it was great to see so many replies. We can now reveal the results of this informal poll:

    • The Woodville WINNER!
    • The Pen and Wig
    • The Buffalo
    • The End
    • The Blackweir Tavern
    • Roath Park

Even though The Woodville won this round, there were lots of fab memories of other places too.

It was also great to see a poster shared by alumnus Jonathan Gray with the Cardiff Heritage Pub Trail. You can see this online - and you might be surprised to see that almost all the pubs from the '80s are still going strong!

Read more and cast your vote 

'Cardiff Life' photo album from Instagram friends


Gif of Student photos from Instagram

Join us on Instagram

InstagramWe've been on Instagram for a few weeks now and have shared lots of fantastic photos of campus and Cardiff.

However, for this eNewsletter we wanted to share a different perspective with you, and we invited all our followers to share their Cardiff photos with us. We were really grateful for the replies from students and staff members, and are happy to present their pictures (preview on left).

Please do follow @cardiffalumni and tag us in your Cardiff throwback photos to let us share them as well.

Meanwhile, with special thanks to @k_densley, @sotigrakis, @mizznitz, @cattson22, @siriolg, @aaryh, @drmozio, @rikxnu, and @joshua_d_holmes:

See 'Cardiff Life' photos

Diolch (thank you) to all our supporters



Message from the Vice-Chancellor

I am delighted to welcome you to the latest issue of Diolch, the donor newsletter for supporters of Cardiff University.

Since I started my new role as President and Vice-Chancellor of Cardiff University last September, it has been a great pleasure to meet many supporters of the University who are helping to make a difference to our work.

I’ve personally pledged my own support to the Cardiff Fund and I’m proud to be one of the growing number of donors to Cardiff University. All of us here are immensely grateful and are aware that philanthropic support is key to our future success.

Whether you are supporting our ground-breaking research, our talented scholars, or our excellent facilities, your investment is appreciated and with your help Cardiff University will become more sustainable and better able to respond to the challenges facing Higher Education in the 21st century.

I hope that this issue of Diolch illustrates some of the transformations that are taking place as a result of your philanthropy. Thank you very much for your continued support.

Professor Colin Riordan
President and Vice-Chancellor, Cardiff University

Read Diolch 2013 PDF

Network at Cardiff Events

 Cardiff in London

Cardiff in London

Whether you live in London or are visiting on the day, we would be delighted if you would join us for a drink on June 20 2013 at the next 'Cardiff in London' event. All alumni are welcome to attend.

It will take place at Henry's Bar, Covent Garden and you can bring colleagues and friends along too. Please take a few moments to register in advance so we can estimate how many people will be attending: read more and book online.

Carl Bernstein Lecture

Over 250 students, staff and alumni attended a special guest lecture last week to hear Watergate journalist Carl Bernstein: read more and see a video clip online.

Upcoming alumni events

50th Anniversary
School of Dentistry 50th Anniversary May 2014

History Reunion 
The Class of 1965 are looking for lost friends.

See more upcoming events

News digest from around the web




Twitter shout-out
Some of the people we love following on Twitter include:

Student Ségolène Scheuer caught this great shot (left) of BBC Sherlock star Benedict Cumberbatch, filming in Cardiff Uni's Glamorgan Building with Martin Freeman.

Alumnus Shiv Aroor, Deputy Editor @HeadlinesToday, Anchor 'India Reports' weeknights 10PM, part-time marine biologist: political insight and more.

Alumna Dorcas Eatch offers beautiful landscape photography workshops and holidays in Yorkshire, Yorkshire Dales and beyond.

Professor Steve Ormerod, Cardiff Professor of Ecology, Chair RSPB Council and Vice-chair Welsh Water Environment Panel; regular interesting posts on environmental research.

Other news

Dr Rhys Jones (School of Biosciences)
Tackling animal crime in his new TV show.

Cardiff City's promotion to the Premier League 
Celebrated heartily in the city a few weeks ago.

Student Volunteering Cardiff 
Thanking their committed volunteers

Further study

New postgraduate interdisciplinary opportunity in the sustainability science summer school.

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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