Alumni

Our students learn so much more than a language when they study with us.

They leave us with a wealth of knowledge and expertise that helps them succeed in a range of jobs and sectors across the globe.

Here are some of our graduates who have shared their experiences with us; find out more about their time here in Cardiff and what they have gone on to achieve since graduation.

Our alumni

Emma Garnett (BA 2015)

Emma Garnett (BA 2015) is a Key Account Assistant for a railway technology business which has an annual turnover of £0.5 billion. Emma, who studied English Language and French, says “it’s always a joy to return to Cardiff”.
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Matthew Whitley (BA 2018)

Matthew Whitley (BA 2018) studied French at the School of Modern Languages and has recently secured a role at international auditors KPMG. He believes that “languages are a fundamental need in all professions.”
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Eirian James (BA 2012, MA 2013)

Eirian James (BA 2012, MA 2013) chose the School of Modern Languages to study both undergraduate and postgraduate programmes. He now works as a teacher in Terrassa, just outside Barcelona where he teaches English as a foreign language.
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Lucy Jenkins (BA 2014, MA 2015)

“Vibrant, inspiring, rigorous, passionate and home” are the five words Lucy Jenkins (BA 2014, MA 2015) used to describe Cardiff University. After graduating from the School of Modern Languages in 2015 she returned two years later as National Coordinator of the Modern Foreign Languages Student Mentoring Project.
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Rowena Sefton (BA 2015)

Rowena Sefton (BA, 2015) credits the School of Modern Languages with teaching her how to manage her workload and achieve a healthy work life balance; two essentials for life as a Modern Foreign Language teacher.
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Alex Le May (BA 2012)

While studying his undergraduate degree Alex Le May (BA 2012) interned at a financial PR firm. He is now Senior Director at a leading consultancy and took some time out of his day to share his University experience. The opportunity to combine Spanish with History was not available at many universities. Cardiff University not only
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My Cardiff is… made to measure

Tania Habimana (BSc 2010) is the creator and host of African TV show Tailored Business where she interviews entrepreneurs and fits them for a suit.

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