Hello! My name is Kieran Bevan, 20, I am currently in my final year studying BA (Hons) Business and Management Studies with Law at Cardiff Metropolitan University.
Before arriving at Cardiff Met in 2017, I felt like I had not quite fulfilled my potential in my A Levels and was wary of how I would make a success of myself, however, through three enjoyable years of studying at Cardiff Metropolitan University I now feel capable to make outstanding graduate-level contributions to the wider world.
Cardiff Met has been amazing! Each day since joining the Cardiff Met family, I have never been disappointed with the choice I made to attend the University. It offers a unique ethical, digital, global and entrepreneurial experience to students making the experience so much more enjoyable. Aspects such as the range of opportunities open to students, the amazing careers services and the support, friendliness and value-driven staff have provided a strong framework for me to drive my success. Cardiff is a great city, which has an amazing nightlife, a wide range of events and a huge love for sports.
The three years of studying have flown by, but a lot has happened!
During the Summer 2019, I applied for the Environmental Officer role for the Students’ Union. Luckily, I was appointed the role and since September 2019, have been responsible for actively campaigning to ensure students engage in increasing the sustainability within the University. I have been able to raise awareness for the environment through such campaigns as talks and successfully organising the first ever Cardiff Met Environmental Market. Over 10 companies and multiple students, pitched stalls across both the School of Management and School of Art & Design buildings, in order to sell their eco-friendly products making the event a great success.
One of the highlights of my Cardiff Met experience occurred at the beginning of my final year. I was in a seminar learning about a new topic when I received an email from the Vice-Chancellor inviting me to attend a Cardiff Business Club dinner. The dinner would be hosted by Jonathan Lewis, CEO of Capita, and I would have the honour be presented the student bursary award. The invite took me by surprise, and I was sure it was a ‘fake’ email. To my delight it wasn’t! At the event I got the privilege of listening to an inspirational talk on Leadership and People from Jonathan Lewis and I was awarded the bursary.
Throughout my experience at Cardiff Met, I have been able to develop myself as a person, but also as someone is looking forward to be an active member of the working world. There are so many more things I want to achieve in life and a massive thank you to all at Cardiff Metropolitan University who have equipped me through my years of studying with the skills and ability to go out in the wider world and make things happen!