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Guy Pilbeam

Guy Pilbeam

Guy graduated from the School of Social Sciences in July 2012 with a first-class honours in BSc Social Science. During his studies he developed an interest in issues around globalisation, and his knowledge and interest in this area has now led him to becoming a research assistant at the Development, Concepts and Doctrine Centre (DCDC) - a think tank of the Ministry of Defence (MOD).

Read more about Guy’s time here as a student and his exciting new job!


What did you enjoy most about your course at SOCSI?

I enjoyed Social Science because the subjects I learnt were relevant, topical and current and gave me a good grounding in the principles I now have to research on a daily basis. I also feel I have really benefited from networking with my lecturers and supervisors and I have maintained good relationships with them since graduating.


What did you enjoy most about being a student at Cardiff?

Cardiff was a good university choice for me because it combines good research and academia with a fun social life and a multitude of extra-curricular sport and activities.


What are you doing now?

I am working as a research assistant for a think tank at the UK Ministry of Defence. My research will consider the future development of corruption and global governance up to the year 2045. I will be travelling to meet leading academics in the field in order to write a dissertation length essay on the topic. Once completed, hopefully my research will be published in the MOD's publication 'Global Strategic Trends'.


What are your plans for the future?

In the future I hope to gain work experience with an international NGO, and plan to study on the MSc International Relations course at Oxford University.