Benjamin Pritchard

Studied: 
PhD research (2003)
Current Job: 
Senior Transportation Engineer, Beca Infrastructure Ltd

Why did you choose Cardiff University as a place to study?

The opportunity afforded by a bursary and to learn at one of the best universities in the country.

What was the best thing about your time as a student at Cardiff?

Living in the capital city meant there was so much to see and be involved in, inside and outside of University.

What thing or person inspired you most whilst you were a Cardiff University student?

Being around the old civic centre in Cardiff is a fantastic place to develop a focus for achievement. The staff at CPLAN.

What one thing would you tell someone else about the School of City & Regional Planning at Cardiff?

Recommended.

How did your degree most help you in the career or job you have now chosen?

The course was highly regarded in the industry and there were no shortage of job offers on leaving!

Tell us a bit about your current job, how you got into what you are doing and what you enjoy about it most.

I am working in the Bay of Plenty/Waikato region establishing a Transportation team to provide technical services. This has been a fantastic challenge to develop new business and grow my own skills.

What opportunities do you feel have opened up to you as a result of being a student at the Cardiff School of City & Regional Planning?

Having the opportunity to work anywhere in the world has been important for me. Without attending Cardiff University this would not have been as accessible as it is