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Dear alumni,

It's getting festive in Cardiff, as you can see from our latest Facebook photo album of the Cardiff Christmas Lights Switch-On. When it gets a bit closer to Christmas, we'll be sure to share some photos from across campus too.

I would like to take this chance to thank everyone who replied to a prospective student's questions about Cardiff on Facebook - we appreciate you taking the time to offer your advice. Some of you might also have noticed that we've started following more graduate tweets on Twitter; we'd love to share your latest updates there too - tweet @CardiffAlumni to reach us. 

Meanwhile, we're getting ready for Cardiff in London tomorrow (Thursday 6th December) - if you're in the capital and have a free evening, why not come along and enjoy some Christmas drinks and networking? I would be delighed to see you there. Please follow the link above for further details.

Very best wishes

Sarah Price
Deputy Director of Alumni and Development

bullet Campus news

One of the best in Britain: Cardiff has gained further recognition as one of the UK's top 20 universities in The Sunday Times University Guide 2013. It has also comfortably retained its position as the top university in Wales.

Research impact accelerates at Cardiff: Cardiff University has won a major grant to support scientists and engineers to deliver greater collaboration with industry in a boost for UK science innovation

Improved leukaemia treatment: Acute myeloid leukaemia (AML) currently accounts for around a third of all leukaemias diagnosed in the UK. A new study funded by Cancer Research UK at Cardiff University has developed a 'smart drug' which increases patient survival rates.

Protecting historic buildings: A team of University scientists have developed a new treatment that could help protect the UK's historic limestone stone buildings from erosion

How green is cycling? Cardiff researchers have created a new report into the Environmental Impact of the Tour de France, suggesting that environmental impact assessment methods should be integrated into the planning of major sporting events

Sustainable Places: Griff Rhys Jones led the celebrations for the second anniversary of the flagship Research Institute.

- Read more news online


Plug into Cardiff Talent


Mentoring and Placements: Could you offer work placements, mentoring, or career talks to students?

The new AMP Project (Alumni Mentoring & Placements) will benefit students through relevant work experience, and alumni through the wealth of student talent available for them to choose from.

Professionally organised and managed by staff in the Careers & Employability Service, students and employers will be supported throughout the placement process to begin with, and an official mentoring scheme is planned for 2013

- Read more and volunteer online


Come to Cardiff Events


CardiffinLondon-busCardiff in London:
If you're in London tomorrow (Thursday 6th December), why not come to the exclusive networking event Cardiff in London? Over 160 have registered so far: book your place online now.

Love books? Cardiff BookTalk: 'Maus: A Survivor's Tale' by Art Spiegelman

- Visit the University's event calendar for more


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