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Marketing Assistant Wanted

A Cardiff University Graduate business is looking for a Marketing assistance with passion and flare. Candidates should be social media savvy and have an entrepreneurial outlook to help the growth of the business.

This is a fantastic opportunity to get hands on experience with a young passionate company, working an exciting industry, and across a number of disciplines.

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End of the "EVO Triangle"

Adventure Sundays

Any of you who’ve met me will know I’ve got the most Home Counties Accent, ever. This affords me a few funny moments, especially during time I’ve spent in Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales. In fact just anywhere outside of the Home Counties.

I’ve been in Launceston in Cornwall and people have asked if I’m from there. In Dundee people thought I was from Oxford, and in Wales, pretty much everyone thinks I’m from London. In Belfast people thought I was from Edinburgh. I think the best one was in Dundee: an international student on my course told me my accent was “really difficult to understand compared to [my friend from] Yorkshire”. I’m baffled. But it always reminds me that not one section of the UK (or the world) are the same and we can always learn more about somewhere new.

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Instagram Competition

Instagram Competition

Snap anything Enterprising and win Limited Edition Artwork by Gerald Scarfe.
Prize very generously donated by Pomegranate Fine Art

Instagram Competition

Take a picture of anything you think is enterprising, apply some artistic filters, colours etc,. and then upload to Instagram and tag it with #CardiffUniE and perhaps a title if you’re feeling very artistic.

Have a look at some examples, here: http://instagram.com/cardiffunie/

Photos will then be judged by our expert panel:

Bill Garnett, Proprietor, Pomegranate Fine Art
John Abell, a Cardiff born and based artist
Joao Morais, a freelance writer for the Wales Arts Review

Competition is only open to current Cardiff University, University of South Wales, and Cardiff Metropolitan Students. No cash equivalents. Prize winners will be contacted via their twitter.



Our spies have taken pictures of where he is, so study the pictures carefully, and go looking. Once you find him, bring him back to the office and exchange him for a raffle prize.

Prizes this year have been generously donated by:

  • 10 Feet Tall
  • Bangkok Café
  • Bedroom Athletics
  • Cardiff Devils Ice Hockey Club
  • Castle Welsh Crafts
  • Catapult Records
  • Constantinou’s Hair Salon
  • Garland’s Eatery and Coffee House
  • Hubbard’s Cupboard
  • Live Lounge
  • Mallzee
  • New York Deli, Cardiff
  • NoodleBox
  • Owain Glyndwr Pub
  • Pomegranate Fine Art
  • Proofread4u
  • Rules of Play
  • Spice Route
  • Sundried.com
  • SunglassesShop.com
  • The Cardiff Mini Film Festival
  • Thistle Parc Hotel
  • Windsor Barbers

Read more about the prizes below:

10 Feet Tall
Two pairs of event tickets and cocktails for two


Bangkok Café
Meal for two

Quick, easy and ‘aroi dee’. It’s like having a Thai chef in your own kitchen!

Bedroom Athletics
3x £20 Vouchers

Bedroom Athletics has extended its collections to include gorgeous lounge pants, rock ‘n’ roll slipper boots for men, and – the latest craze – glamorous, sublimely comfortable Onesies. We’ve stuck to our original principles. We think that loungewear should be stylish, desirable, and well-made.

Cardiff Devils Ice Hockey Club
Family ticket for September game

Ice hockey in Cardiff began when the Wales National Ice Rink (WNIR) was built in 1986. Ice hockey and the Devils breathed new life into Welsh sport and fans just could not get enough.

Castle Welsh Crafts
Cuddly dragon

Castle Welsh Crafts is a warm and welcoming gift shop located opposite the main gates of Cardiff Castle. We stock an extensive range of Welsh gifts and mementos. From t-shirts and magnets through to miner’s lamps and Penderyn Welsh Whisky, we’re sure to have something for everybody.

Catapult Records
Reusable shopping bag

Established in 1993, Catapult is Wales’s largest independent record shop. We are a Dance Music specialist covering all bases from Drum and Bass, Hardstyle, Hip Hop, House, Dubstep, Hardcore, Techno and anything you can fit in between on vinyl and CD formats.

Constantinou’s Hair Salon

50% off
The relationship between a client and their stylist is based on trust. Here at Constantinou’s we employ a range of stylists and provide training opportunities to aspiring creative stylists. You can trust us to match your needs  to a suitable stylist.

Garlands Eatery and Coffee House
Coffee, Breakfast, Brunch & Lunch.

Hubbard’s Cupboard
2x £10 Vouchers

The aim is to create an art, design and vintage ‘hub’ within the store, a mash of talented people and hand-picked items for every aspect of life

2x muffin & hot drink, 2x pastry & hot drink

Kappuccino’s Coffee Shop is situated in the Welsh capital, Cardiff. Opened in 2001, the proprietors have realised their vision to create a relaxing and homely environment in which people can enjoy great coffee, freshly prepared food and friendly service.

Live Lounge

The Live Lounge is Cardiff’s most vibrant and exciting Live Music venue! We also boast a high quality bar and restaurant.

£25 off FCUK, Topshop etc..

Mallzee is like going to the perfect mall, hanging out with friends, having a personal shopper and getting the best deals on everything!

New York Deli, Cardiff
Meal for two

It survived the 80s recession, the road works on St Mary Street, a spangly new shopping centre on its doorstep and the most recent credit crunch. The New York Deli, Cardiff’s best loved independent lunch stop

Two free NoodleBoxes

Friendly staff, tantalising aromas and funky tunes are what you experience when you enter NoodleBox. Whether you’re watching chefs prepare the freshest possible produce, or observing the theatre like antics of the hot woks sizzling, NoodleBox is an experience on every level.

Owain Glyndwr Pub
Drinking hats!

The Owain has earned a reputation as a great place to eat, drink and meet friends in Cardiff. Sport is also part of the entertainment, with SKY sports showing on the 10 plasma screens – the atmosphere on rugby international days is truly unbeatable.

Pomegranate Fine Art
2 Limited edition art prints worth £250 each

Specialising in Modern British prints…especially, but not exclusively, the work of the Curwen Studio. If you have any queries, contact me… phone or email. You are welcome to make an appointment and come and have a tea/coffee, an arty browse and chat. I’m confident prices represent the best value on every work. If not, let me know and I’ll see what I can do.

5 x Free Proof readings

Does your work need an extra read through? If the answer is ‘yes’ then we can help you!

Rules of Play
£10 Gift Voucher

Cardiff’s No.1 Games Store! If you have any ideas, want to find out more about us or about events we’re running, or if you are just looking for that perfect game, then please get in touch!

Spice Route
Meal for two

We provide freshly prepared 100% Halal food in an island buffet. Based in the Red Dragon Centre, our palatial restaurant provides the perfect atmosphere for family and friends.

20 Pairs of Sunglasses
2 Tee-Shirts

Starting from a simple word on a surfboard, Sundried continues to spread organically; its community continues to grow and is moving all over the world. We produce sunglasses, t-shirts, shorts and various other items.

20 Pairs of Sunglasses
2 Tee-Shirts

Sunglasses Shop is now the UK’s largest online retailer of sunglasses. Our customers come for our huge range of products and our top level of customer service. We have trusted and long-standing relationships with the main suppliers in the eyewear industry; we’ve been in Grazia and Look magazines among others and Easy Living has contributed to our own in-house magazine.

The Cardiff Mini Film Festival
Two tickets to the Mini-Film Festival

Cardiff Mini Film Festival believes that films can be made on very little or no budget, just pure hard work and dedication from members of the community. Our events take place regularly throughout the year as we believe this gives you the chance to screen your many works and also the opportunity to network with people who you can collaborate with.

Thistle Parc Hotel
Afternoon tea for two

A grand Victorian building with a distinctive French-influenced façade, The Parc Hotel is a Cardiff landmark. Following a massive refurbishment, The Parc Hotel is universally recognised as one of the premier hotels in Cardiff City Centre, making it ideal whether you’re travelling here for business, a shopping trip, a major sporting event or a short break.

Windsor Barbers
Free Cut and Wash

Windsor Barbers offer an expert service in traditional and contemporary barbering techniques and creating any style of men’s hair that you could wish for in the Cardiff barbers area. We can suggest styles to suit you, recommend hair and skin-care products and also a range of after-shaves and colognes.

If you would like to donate a prize to OCTOHUNT please get in touch we us via enterprise@cardiff.ac.uk


Our Light Bulb Moments – Powered by PechaKucha

It’s time for something a bit different.

This event will see a number of speakers present on the topic of “Our Light Bulb Moment”. They’re all self-employed/Freelance or entrepreneurial in some way or form. They’re all local to Cardiff or South Wales and have some awesome stories to tell – but with a twist.


The difference is they will have five minutes and twenty sides – or about 30 seconds per slide to present on the topic of “their light bulb moment”. Why? Because this way we can present many awesome stories in a short amount of time and provide time for guests to network and meet the presenters.

The current billing is:

Ollie Noakes, Owner, Boulders Climbing Centre
Emma Wilkins, MD, The Welsh Business Show
Meera Raikundalia, President 2012 -13, AIESEC Cardiff
Mark Bowman, MD, MB Ventures

Attendance will be by booking only, tickets are FREE but you must register before the event.

We are proud to announce the event is endorsed and powered by PechaKucha – the global organisation for events such as these. 

Book your FREE tickets now: CardiffUniE.eventbrite.co.uk


1.     What is PechaKucha 20×20?

PechaKucha 20×20 is a simple presentation format where you show 20 images, each for 20 seconds. The images advance automatically and you talk along to the images.

2.     Who invented the format?

The presentation format was devised by Astrid Klein and Mark Dytham of Klein Dytham architecture. The first PechaKucha Night was held in Tokyo in their gallery/lounge/bar/club/creative kitchen, SuperDeluxe, in February, 2003. Klein Dytham architecture still organize and support the global PechaKucha Night network and organize PechaKucha Night Tokyo.

3.     Why invent this format?

Because architects talk too much! Give a microphone and some images to an architect — or most creative people for that matter — and they’ll go on forever! Give PowerPoint to anyone else and they have the same problem.

4.     What are PechaKucha Nights?

PechaKucha Nights are informal and fun gatherings where creative people get together and share their ideas, works, thoughts, holiday snaps — just about anything, really — in the PechaKucha 20×20 format.

5.     Why have PechaKucha Nights gone viral globally?

With PechaKucha Nights now happening in over 500 cities around the world, we have discovered that most cities — not just Tokyo — have virtually no public spaces where people can show and share their work in a relaxed way. If you have just graduated from college and finished your first project in the real world, where can you show it? It probably won’t get into a magazine, and you don’t have enough photos for a gallery show or a lecture, but PechaKucha is the perfect platform to show and share your work.

6.     Who can present?

Anyone can present — this is the beauty of PechaKucha Nights. Astrid’s daughter presented when she was 5 (about her artwork) and Mark’s mother presented when she was 69 (about her elaborate wedding cake creations).

7.     What can people present?

The key to a great presentation is to present something you love. Most people use PechaKucha Night to present their latest creative projects or work. Some people share their passion and show their prized collection of Nana Mouskouri records, while others share photos of their latest visit to a construction site or their recent holiday snaps. We always recommend people go and see a PechaKucha Night before they ask to present to get a good feel for what it’s all about.

8.     What makes a good PechaKucha?

Good PechaKucha presentations are the ones that uncover the unexpected — unexpected talent, unexpected ideas. Some PechaKuchas tell great stories about a project or a trip. Some are incredibly personal, some are incredibly funny, but all are very different, and they turn each PechaKucha Night into “a box of chocolates.”

9.     Is PechaKucha Night like TED?

Many people have said “oh, so you’re like a local TED!” A very nice complement, but not quite right. TED is brilliant, but very different to PechaKucha. TED is top down, PechaKucha is bottom up! Deanne the hooper, Astrid’s daughter, or Mark’s mum could not present at TED, but they had awesome stories to share at PechaKucha Nights.

10. Was PechaKucha the first format like this?

That’s a good question. We have all heard of elevator pitches, a presentation so short you could pitch it to someone in an elevator. 20 seconds x 20 images is a bit longer than that, but the idea is the same: short, concise presentations. As far as we know, PechaKucha was the first to put a limit on the number of images and number of seconds — and the all important auto-forward. There’s no “next slide” or “go back one, please” at PechaKucha Nights.

Enterprise Week: April 2013

This April, the Cardiff University Enterprise Intern Team will be hosting and running Enterprise Week.

The week promises some spectacular events including: Pitch ‘n’ Pint, Instagram Photo Competition, OctoHunt and our first Powered by PechaKucha (rapid fire multiple guest speaker) event!

Monday 15 April: Week-Long Competitions Launch Day

Watch our Social media and website go potty with information about Enterprise Events, photos of our preparation for the next few days and the launch of Pint ‘n’ Pitch – a South Wales Enterprise Hub “Idea on a beer mat” style competition. Mats avaliable in Cardiff University Students’ Union. See the dedicated event page for details.

We’ll also be launching our Instagram Competition. Take a picture of anything Enterprising (see our Facebook for some ideas) and be in with a chance to win a limited edition print worth up to £300. See the dedicated event page for details.

Tuesday 16 April

A Powered by PechaKucha event is one where multiple speakers, in sets of three, present 20 slides with no more than 5 minutes of presentation time. The art of concise presentations. Have a look at the speaker line up.
Pre-book your place to avoid disappointment.

Wednesday 17 April

Keep an eye on our Facebook and Twitter and blog so see whats going on – a lot of it will be preparation for…

Thursday 18 April


Ollie the Enterprising Octopus has gone galavanting about campus! The OCTOHUNT is on! Find Ollie (or one of his many cousins) and bring him back to our Offices to be in with an instant chance of winning some amazing prizes (Tea for two at the Parc Hotel, a £275 limited edition art print, two free Noodle Boxes, Sunglasses….) see the dedicated page for our supporters and their prize donations.

Friday 19 April

Instagram winners announced


Femme Fatale

Gone are the days where women were looked down upon, harassed or thought to be incapable to work side by side as men. Patriarchy will slowly become a thing of the past. In honour of Women’s Day, Mother’s Day ( and EVERYDAY to be fair), this blog post is a tribute to inspirational women around the world who have not only established themselves as entrepreneurs, but some of the best darn business people from around the world, side by side with their male counterparts.

The following is a list of the Top 10 Women Entrepreneurs gathered from the interwebz.

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