I’m now a manager for product testing at the Adidas headquarters in Bavaria. I’m in charge of the running and swimming clothing categories. I manage the testing process which involves organising and overseeing wear tests, examining garments, writing test reports and communicating the results with our marketing, design and development departments. I am in constant contact with Adidas athletes and I’m always trying to find new product testers. I love my job and I’m proud that all the hard work and effort paid off.

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I am a 21 year old textile designer and artist, about to begin the second year of my textiles course in the Cardiff School of Art & Design. I made my first textiles piece as a goodbye gift to my Mum and took it to a gallery to be framed. They asked me to make more work for their gallery and ever since then my art career has spiralled.

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Probably one of the fonder memories that everyone has of being a student is packing a suitcase and heading off across the country to live in student accommodation. In my case, in between my second and third years, I packed up a suitcase and backpack and headed off across the continent to do a traineeship at the European University Institute in Florence, Italy.

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Since graduating from Cardiff Met, I am very happy to have recently been offered a full time job in London as a Display Coordinator for a company called Anthropologie; a chain of lifestyle shops specialising in quirky, artsy and ‘boho chic’ clothing and homeware.

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One of the biggest regrets I’ve had whilst being at University, is not becoming a Student Ambassador earlier on. I started working as a Student Ambassador in September of this year, and unfortunately, because I’m in my final year at University this is the only year I will be able to do this role.

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Typically, there are 2 types of people that take a gap year or ‘a year out’.
Type A: has just arrived home from an amazing ‘gap yah’ (in true Matt Lacey fashion – if you’re not sure what I mean, watch this video). Type A has been busy taking selfies next to the Eiffel Tower, …

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