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Rebecca North (BA 2011)

3 December 2015
Rebecca North

Rebecca North is a Student Communications Officer at the University of West of England.

I’ve always been interested in life’s ‘big questions’. Having had a taste of philosophy at A-Level I decided to take the plunge and study BA Philsophy at Cardiff. I wasn’t disappointed!

Cardiff lecturers have a great passion for their subject.  I’d visited a few universities but none of them inspired me the way Cardiff did.

Studying philosophy is all about breaking down big concepts and turning them into manageable ideas. I apply this skill every day in the work I do, taking complex information and breaking it down so that it doesn’t seem overwhelming to students.

I’m currently a Student Communications Officer for the University of the West of England. One of my favourite aspects of the job is being on campus in September when the new students start – there’s a great buzz in the air. It’s an exciting yet nerve-wracking time that reminds me of my early days at Cardiff.

Cardiff gave me lifelong friends, three years of fantastic memories and a degree that helped get my career off to a great start.

I’d recommend living in halls to everyone – my year in Talybont South was filled with laughter, friendship and all of the fun that comes with living away from home for the first time.

I would like to eventually move in to a managerial position where the decisions I make can improve the experience for the future generation of students.