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02/23/2017 at 12:02. Facebook
A Cardiff graduate who set up a non-profit enterprise selling coconut oil harvested on a remote Pacific island is fund raising to boost production.

Callum Drummond aims to drive up sales of Bula Batiki Coconut Oil and plough the money back into education and healthcare on the Fijian island of Batiki.
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02/22/2017 at 17:13. Facebook
Our latest mental health blog post explores the way mental health is portrayed in the media.

Why is our gut reaction to mental health generally so negative? Is it purely due to misinformation and fear portrayed by the majority of the media coverage? Can we combat the stigma with our rapidly increasing understanding of the biological basis of these diseases?

Perceptions of mental illness: The media and mental health
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02/22/2017 at 09:46. Facebook
Have you voted in the Students' Union election? It offers you a chance to change things about your university life by electing people who can best represent your views. Make sure you vote before 17:00 Friday 24th February ✖
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02/21/2017 at 10:07. Facebook
Join us on the 2 March at our Postgraduate Information Fair. Discover all there is to know about postgraduate taught and research study, find out about scholarships and funding opportunities. You will also get to meet staff from across the Academic Schools and learn more about accommodation, careers and student support.

Cardiff University Postgraduate Information Fair 2017

We offer over 300 postgraduate study opportunities and up to £500,000 in our Master’s Excellence Scholarship fund.

Our Postgraduate Information Fair on 2 March is the ideal opportunity to find out more about postgraduate life, courses, funding opportunities, and more.

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Postgraduate Open Days
We are pleased to announce the appointment of our new Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Professor Karen Holford, FREng, FLSW, CEng FIMechE.

Professor Holford will take up her new post on April 3rd 2017. For the last five years she has led the University’s College of Physical Sciences and Engineering.

Professor Holford takes on the role from Professor Elizabeth Treasure who has been appointed...
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Cardiff University announces new Deputy Vice-Chancellor
A year ago this week, Gravitational Waves were detected for the first time. First predicted by Einstein in 1916, gravitational waves are tiny ripples in space-time that are emitted as a result of violent cosmic events, such as exploding stars and merging black holes. Gravitational waves carry information about their dramatic origins and about the nature of gravity that cannot otherwise be...
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A new strategy of conservation must be adopted if the black rhinoceros is to be saved from extinction, concludes a study involving scientists from Cardiff University.

An international team of researchers compared, for the first time, the genes of all living and extinct black rhinoceros populations and found a massive decline in genetic diversity, with 44 of 64 genetic lineages no longer...
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Decline in genetic diversity of black rhino
A national school holiday ‘Food and Fun’ programme that aims to prevent children going hungry in the summer holidays is helping to reduce the impact of poverty and social deprivation.

The research found that Food and Fun clubs had positive impacts on children’s activity levels, diet, social isolation and opportunities for learning and engagement with schools. It showed that the children...
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We are inviting staff, students and graduates to be part of an exciting public art trail across Cardiff and the Vale of Glamorgan.

The campaign will see a pack of 1.5m-high Snowdog sculptures given a unique design by artists before they are unleashed on iconic buildings, streets and open spaces for friends and families to follow.

Artists are being asked to submit designs to paint the Snowdog...
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University creatives draw support for children’s hospice
Professor Amanda Coffey, Pro Vice-Chancellor for Student Experience and Academic Standards spoke to Sophie Timbers, President of the Students' Union about why it's important for students to share their views and opinions with us, and how the University works in partnership with students to enhance the student experience.

We listen to the student voice and are currently:

* Investing £260m in...
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Social media has rapidly become part of our everyday lives and, like the rise of any new technology, questions are inevitably being asked about how it might be impacting on the way we live – and feel.

Read Paul Allen's blog post on the subject and watch his short film - 'All My Happy Friends'.

Social media and mental health
Have you read the latest edition of research magazine Challenge Cardiff?

Broadcaster Huw Edwards interviews Cardiff experts on the implications of Brexit, children from Grangetown Primary quiz Professor Les Baillie about how bees are helping the fight against superbugs, and Professor Graham Hutchings shares the inspirations behind his life of science.

Read the full issue online and take a...
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When your assessments are returned to you, you can expect to find helpful feedback that supports your learning. We also aim to give you timely feedback - this means within 20 working days of the assessment deadline. Find out more on the student intranet: [ Link ]
Do you think you can help make students’ life at Cardiff University better? Can you campaign on their behalf to make sure their voice is heard? If the answer is yes, then you should nominate yourself.

We are currently looking for students to run for full-time Elected Officer positions and Campaign Officer Positions.

Don’t miss the deadline. You’ve only got until Thursday 2nd February to...
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Something different about Main Building today... ???? #drwho
Group discussions are a great way to gather informal advice and feedback from your peers [ Link ]
What does Brexit mean for Wales? Watch some of our leading experts (Professor Roger Scully, Dr Joanne Hunt, Dr Rachel Minto & Ed Gareth Poole) sharing their analysis of the state of Brexit and Wales.

Brexit: Where are we now?

On the 8th of December 2016 the Wales Governance Centre and the UK in a Changing Europe Initiative co-hosted an event in Cardiff where some of the leading re...

A team from our School of Engineering are hoping to create a smart patch to detect the early onset of osteoarthritis (OA) in patients' knees.

Osteoarthritis smart patch