Ceri Jones

MSc City and Regional Planning
Current Job: 
Senior Development Control Officer, Pembrokeshire County Council

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

I'm from Cardiff University

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

Nice place to study.

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

The staff in the planning department.

What one thing would you tell someone else about the School of Planning and Geography at Cardiff?

Work hard and drink the beer.

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

It's a vocational course - I couldn't have done my current job without it.

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

I manage development in Pembrokeshire. The job is very varied, I meet a lot of people and you can have a significant impact in terms of environmental protection.  I've been working in local and private practice elsewhere in Wales.

What opportunities do you feel have opened up to you as a result of being a student at the Cardoff School of Planning and Geography?

My current career.

Tell us any interesting facts about yourself, hobbies or interests that you have.

I teach Welsh part-time and I've written books for Welsh learners: I started this work when I was at Cardiff University.  I also do triathlons (swimming, cycling and running) and I go rock climbing when I have the opportunity.