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Alumni Website |  CareersInternational | Support Us                                   Issue 6 - February 2012
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Focus on employability and skills
What makes you stand out from the crowd? With the job market ever more competitive, having the right CV has never been more important. Businesses are struggling to offer training for employees due to ever-decreasing budgets. You may be considering a change of direction - if so, help may be at hand. Are you aware there could be funding available through Cardiff Met to meet your training needs? Whether you're looking at work-based projects, an improved academic portfolio, practical leadership skills, or simply learning a new skill for enjoyment, this e-newsletter aims to provide a round-up of some of the learning opportunities available to our graduates. 
Claire Grainger Signature   Alumni quick guide...

Alumni Business Networking Event

Alumni Business Networking Event
Whether you're an employer looking to recruit, a graduate looking for interesting new contacts, or perhaps a veteran of the Cardiff networking scheme, join us in Cardiff School of Management, Llandaff on Thursday May 3rd from 5.30pm. Speakers will be announced via our website.

Elevate Cymru

Elevate Cymru
Are you looking to gain new skills in the workplace, either for yourself or your employees? Elevate CYMRU is a fully funded project designed to meet the skills needs of micro, small and medium to large sized businesses in Wales. Contact our team in Cardiff School of Management for details: Email or call 02920 205605.

20Twenty Leadership

20Twenty Leadership
The 20Twenty programme aims to improve the leadership skills of aspiring leaders and managers and develop a three-year growth strategy for their business. Delivered through workshops, action learning groups, master-classes, mentoring and coaching, it provides sustainable results for your business with tangible benefits. Email or call 02920 417160.
Gradspace Gradspace
Gradspace is a free online graduate learning environment, with bite-sized learning resources designed to support the transition into work and enhance professional development. Building an e-portfolio, you can record achievements, develop action plans, add evidence of learning, and collaborate with other alumni. Email for details
Cardiff Open Art School Cardiff Open Art School
Looking for something more artistic? Cardiff Open Art School’s Spring/Summer 2012 programme has a range of creative courses aimed to appeal to anyone with a passion for art and design.

UWIC Graduate of the Year

Continuing Professional Development
Our Centre for Personal and Professional Development (CPPD) offers a free training needs analysis service which will identity the skills and training needs for your business. You could also be entitled to up to 1,500 of funding per graduate-level member of staff for training. Email for details.

Student Scholarships

Student Scholarships
A scholarship can be life-changing. By providing scholarships, Cardiff Met is able to attract talented students from around the world regardless of their economic or social background. If you think your Company or Organisation would like to support a talented student with a scholarship or student prize please contact Andrew Walker, Director of Development on 029 2020 1590 or email

Early Achievement Award

Early Achievement Award
Thank you for your nominations for recent Cardiff Met / UWIC graduates who have made an outstanding contribution to their field. Nominations have now closed, but we look forward to revealing the shortlist - and the winner! - in our next e-newsletter.

Early Achievement Award

Skillset Academi+
Skillset Academi+ provide full or part-funded Creative Industries training courses designed and delivered by the University of Wales, Newport; Swansea Metropolitan University; Cardiff Metropolitan University; and Aberystwyth University. These short courses are run by university tutors and industry experts and credits may be used towards an Masters degree in a relevant subject.

Events & Reunions

We invite all our alumni and friends to join us at events such as:

UWIC RFC fixtures
Cardiff Open Art School
CPPD & Short Courses

Olympic Involvement
This year's alumni magazine will focus on the Olympics. Alumni working in Sport, the Arts, Business and Government are helping make London 2012 the best Games ever. Are you involved? Let us know!

London Welsh Season Ticket!
Whether you're based in London, or heading down for a special game, we have a season ticket available (for home games inc. Championships) on a first-come first-served basis. Call 02920 201590 for details.

Lost Alumni
We continue our hunt for names from the 1950s through to the 1990s. If you, or a family member or friend studied here, please email us on to tell us more.

Thanks to all our supporters
We truly appreciate the support of each and every one of our donors included in the supporters list.

Will You....?
Find out more about remembering UWIC in your will to leave a lasting legacy for future generations of UWIC students.

News in Brief:

Honey could be effective at treating and preventing wound infections

New skillset Academi short courses available

Art helps kick-start Cardiff medical links with Zambia

Tillery Valley award cash prizes to Cardiff Metropolitan University students

Have you got a story for us?

Call:  02920 201590
Write:  UWIC Foundation,
Cardiff Metropolitan University, Cyncoed Campus,
Cyncoed Road,
CF23 6BN

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