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Meet Fakid: “regardless of who you are, there is a home for everyone here.”

1 February 2023

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Fakid Labib

Meet Fakid Labib, who studies Business Management (Logistics and Operations) (BSc). Fakid talked to us about his experience of being a student at Cardiff Business School.

Q. What have you enjoyed most about your studies at Cardiff University?

Fakid: I’ve enjoyed the vibrant campus, the teaching, the lectures, and the student cohort. The teaching staff go above and beyond to make the topics interesting and fun. I have thoroughly enjoyed all the modules and I have learned new things about myself.

Q. Why did you choose to study your subject?

Fakid: I chose Business Management (Logistics and Operations) because I am interested in the operations side of business. I am keen to learn about intricate processes around logistics and how products reach the end customer.

Q. What skills have you developed during your studies?

Fakid: I have developed a plethora of transferrable skills such as: project management, people management, leadership, conflict management, multitasking, reflection.

Q. What do you like about the business school?

Fakid: There are countless things I like about the business school: the teachers, the modules, structure of the modules, the support from staff. Most importantly I like the Opportunities Zone. The Opportunities Zone supports students with finding and applying to placements and work experience, as well as the chance to speak with a Careers Adviser.

Q. Have you participated in extracurricular activities whilst studying?

Fakid: I have participated with societies and Language for All scheme where I had the opportunity to learn a new language for free alongside my regular studies which was amazing.

Q. Have you carried out a placement as part of your course?

Fakid: I am currently on my placement year as a Supply Chain Intern at GSK. It’s very crucial from a real-world relevant work experience perspective. Prior to the placement, I had no relevant work experience, but this placement has shown me the real-world application of the theories that were taught in the business school.

Q. What would you say to prospective students considering Cardiff University?

Fakid: I would say, Cardiff University is a very friendly and welcoming place with a diverse range of opportunities, teaching team, and community. Regardless of who you are, there is a home for everyone here and all kinds of support is available to make your time at university, the best it possibly can be. The support for career planning is also available to those who are unsure of what they want to do in the future.

Thank you to Fakid for taking the time to speak to us about his Cardiff experience.

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