Huw Edwards, who graduated in French in 1983, speaks of his ambitions for the University.
I am very proud of my association with Cardiff University, which began as an undergraduate in 1979 and continues today as an Honorary Fellow, and as Honorary Professor of Journalism.
Cardiff has now emerged as one of Europe's leading universities, with a formidable reputation for high-quality research work in several fields. Couple this with the remarkable regeneration of Cardiff as a vibrant European city, and you have the ideal student destination.
I played my part in the centenary celebrations 25 years ago, and the great thing about this latest milestone is that it allows us to be even more ambitious about Cardiff's future. I want to see the university setting even higher standards for teaching and research, and to become the first choice for even more undergraduates.
Huw Edwards is known to millions of viewers as main presenter of the BBC’s flagship 10 O’Clock News. He joined the BBC over twenty years ago, and has presented a wide range of programmes, including Newsnight, Panorama, and the 6 O’Clock News – and has co-hosted two General Election programmes on Radio 4. He is the BBC’s voice at Trooping the Colour, the Festival of Remembrance, and the State Opening of Parliament.