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Reflecting our multidisciplinary nature, our students go into a variety of careers when they graduate.

Here, some of our graduates share their individual experiences as students of the School of Social Sciences and tell how their studies have helped them professionally.

My Cardiff is… changing the way we think of disability

Charlie Knights (Criminology and Social Policy 2014-) is the students with disabilities officer at Cardiff University.

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Peidong Yang (MPhil 2011)

Peidong Yang studied his MPhil (by Research) in Social Sciences, in conjunction with Seafarers International Research Centre, under Nippon Fellowship. Here, he shares some of his highlights. I chose Cardiff University because it offered a unique opportunity to pursue a research degree in the social sciences. Given my non-social science background at the undergraduate level,
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Bethan Davies (BSc 2015)

Bethan Davies is a Research Assistant at Cardiff University.
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Captain Mohab Abou-Elkawam (PhD 2015)

Captain Mohab Abou-Elkawam is a Senior Lecturer at Liverpool John Moores University.
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Andy Aitchison (MSc 2001, PhD 2008)

Andy Aitchison is the Director of Postgraduate Research at the University of Edinburgh
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Victor Gekara (MSc 2005, PhD 2008)

Victor Gekara is an Associate Professor at the RMIT University in Melbourne.
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Emily Lowthian (BSc 2015)

Emily Lowthian is a Research Officer for the Office for National Statistics

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Cerys Furlong (MSc 2005)

Cerys Furlong is the Director for the NIACE Cymru.
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Lucy O’Callaghan (BSc 2009, MA 2013)

Lucy O’Callaghan is a Children’s Services Practitioner for the NSPCC.
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