Hannah Hughes

Hannah Hughes

Before university, I created and managed a club for younger students called ‘Wise Guys’. This was a safe space for pupils to receive support with homework. They could seek advice about anything on their mind and develop social skills through debate activities. This experience gave me great personal satisfaction in helping others and widened my understanding of the varying problems children face.

I was ‘house captain’ for Bryntirion’s School Eisteddfod. Through teamwork and hard work our team won the 2018 Eisteddfod, which was one of my proudest moments.

Being a first-year student studying marketing and communications has enabled me to clarify where I want to go with my studies. Smart, ethical marketing is my focus together with refined communication skills. My goal is to understand corporate influences and channel them into providing me with a platform to help others and support my aims and objectives in the voluntary sector.

I love travelling (always looking for a bargain), the planning, booking and finally the trip is so exciting. Searching for value for money offers is all part of the fun. Finally, the experience of being somewhere new, meeting new people, seeing the sites, and knowing I have done it on a budget is very satisfying. I want others to have that sense of freedom whilst recognising safety boundaries.  In a world where there is so much pressure, especially for young people with unfair constraints put on them, an escape is vital.

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