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Class of 2014

Spotlight on: Phil Anderson

13 July 2014

People often ask me how I managed to do everything alongside my degree, but if you enjoy doing what you do, then you make time to fit it in.”

Today we’re chatting to Phil, who’s graduating with a First in Criminology and Sociology. 

Why did you choose to study social sciences?

I find people fascinating.

What did you most enjoy about your time in Cardiff?

The city, the people and the opportunities. For example, I was the President of the Duke of Edinburgh Society which won the Best Small Society award in 2013,  the Best Medium Society award in 2014, and the NUS Wales Society of the Year 2014. I was also a Student Mentor, and a member of the rowing club in my first year. I also participated in the Cardiff Award. People often ask me how I managed to do everything alongside my degree, but if you enjoy doing what you do, then you make time to fit it in.

Tell me a bit more about your time on the Cardiff Award.

I completed the Cardiff Award with Distinction and conducted and wrote the annual review. 

You sound pretty determined. What does the future hold for you?

I’m embarking on the Teach First graduate programme.

Where will you be celebrating your graduation?

At The Clink. I thought it would be appropriate to dine in a restaurant run by offenders of HMP Cardiff given that I have spent 3 years studying them. 


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